Originally Posted by hoozah
they're based out of Canada, but do tours all around the world. Groups are on average 12 people and everything is basically arranged for you. My dream is to travel the world for 1-2 years, but i'd like some experience before hand and something like this seems like a solution.
Gads indeed. Man, this is totally opposite of my idea of travel. Is this for sickly pensioners? Everything arranged. Stuck with a group. Many of whom are self-righteous, chip-on-the-shoulder Canadians
I've traveled extensively, and for extended periods up to 7 months, and have most often done so solely. Embrace you inner selfishness. You have the remainder of your life to make compromises, be bossed around, and suck it up. Very few ever allow themselves the joy of being responsible to no one but themselves. Follow no one's plan but your own. Rise when you want to rise, eat what you want to eat, visit what you want to see. No compromises.
Think you may get lonely? Trust me, when you're on the road you'll meet plenty of folks, both locals and fellow travelers (Scandinavians and Dutch are the best, me thinks). Maybe you'll hang for a few hours, maybe travel together for a few days. And when your whim takes you in another direction you'll part ways, saying: "Have a good life."