Originally Posted by NW-Bound
Foreign travel can be less expensive if one is willing to do some extra "leg work". Of course we are all getting older and
lazier weaker every year.
But I also think that getting older means that we will spend more on the same trip. We'll be back to Scotland in September. Last time we were there, I drove and we stayed at country hotels that we could book on the road.
This time it will be an escorted tour. I'm getting too old (and senile?) to drive on the "wrong" side of the road and keep my mind on where I'm supposed to be on the road. Anyway, the advantage is that this time I'll be able to have a "dram" at lunch, without worrying about driving
The other is that I'd rather let somebody else arrange for a room for the night. Those of you who traveled in Scotland (outside of the major cities) know that getting a room/hotel can really be a challange (one night, we almost had to sleep in our car, surrounded by sheep
Of course for our China & Africa trips (booked for next year), we would not attempt to travel on our own, especially at our age. We would rather somebody else take care of carting around the luggage...