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Packaged Tours versus Independant travel - Tips and Tricks

An age old question is should you do a package tour, or do everything yourself as an independent traveller? In my 20's, I did quite a few packaged tours (with Contiki). I travelled to Great Britain, the Hawaiian islands and both islands of the Long White Cloud (New Zealand). For most of these packaged tour holidays, I travelled as a solo traveller. I found this to be the easiest and safest way for me to travel as a young female. However, by the time I had reached my last organised tour, I really had had enough of the 'package tour'. I was sick of being taken to places I didn't want to go, and not spending enough time in places that I did. I also didn't like the fact that they would take you to these 'factory outlets' where you were encouraged to buy something or rest stops were at 'expensive' shops so you could spend more money at another 'captured market'. Lastly, I also realised, by travelling in a tour group - you mixed mostly with other …

My favourite Walt Disney Quotes

"I only hope that we never lose sight of one thing — that it was all started by a mouse" – Walt Disney
I thought this week I would write a little bit about the ups and downs of Walt Disney’s life and his famous quotes. I want to draw your attention to the fact that whilst he enjoyed much success during his life, he also dealt with many disappointments and failures.I think his general attitude in life, as evidenced by his enduring quotes, made him an extremely inspirational man. Here are some facts you may or may not know.Walt Disney was born on December 5, 1901 in Illinois, to his father Elias Disney, and mother Flora Call Disney. His family were survivors, risk takers.
On July 13, 1925, Walt married Lillian Bounds who was an ink-and-paint artist. The couple had two daughters Diane and Sharon (adopted). He wanted more children, but they lost a child and Lillian was unable to carry any more children. My favourite Walt Disney quotes are below with my thoughts on them. I think the…

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