Traveling with a group is both fun and exciting but as with anything there are pros and cons. In a group a degree of independence is often sacrificed, but the convenience of having everything planned for you can far outweigh the desire for that independence. Traveling with a seasoned tour operator often allows you to experience much more at the destinations while enjoying it with old friends and making new ones. Seeing the smiles and hearing the laughter of people thoroughly enjoying the moment adds to the experience and the memories. Escorted group tours are great for the soul.