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Jo Fitzsimons is a freelance travel writer who has visited over 50 countries. www.indianajo.com is the place where she shares destination details, travel itineraries, planning and booking tips and trip tales. Her aim: to help you plan your travel adventure on your terms and to your budget.

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  1. How to Plan your own Prosecco Tour in Italy (for a sip of the cost) | Indiana Jo
    How to Plan your own Prosecco Tour in Italy (for a sip of the cost) | Indiana Jo at |

    […] Prosecco I decided I wanted to take a tour – I wanted to see the region as much as taste the wine and although I’ve seen enough […]

  2. The Copper Canyon Travel Guide: Planning Your Trip | Indiana Jo
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    […] In a word, no. There is no local requirement to be accompanied by a guide through the Copper Canyon but many people do choose the guided option and I’ve previously written about the pros and cons of taking a tour. […]

  3. From Buffalo to Niagara Falls For Only $5 | Indiana Jo
    From Buffalo to Niagara Falls For Only $5 | Indiana Jo at |

    […] of peace, something I’ve never felt when I’ve seen nature in a big tour group – it’s not that I’m against group tours, I’ve taken plenty of them, but visiting Niagara, I was definitely delighted I ended up visiting […]

  4. From Buffalo to Niagara Falls For $5 | Indiana Jo
    From Buffalo to Niagara Falls For $5 | Indiana Jo at |

    […] of peace, something I’ve never felt when I’ve seen nature in a big tour group – it’s not that I’m against group tours, I’ve taken plenty of them, but visiting Niagara, I was definitely delighted I ended up visiting […]

  5. How to Spend One Day at the Grand Canyon - Indiana Jo
    How to Spend One Day at the Grand Canyon - Indiana Jo at |

    […] only ever a fan of organised tours when they promise an enhanced experience compared to anything I can arrange on my own. And a day trip to the Grand Canyon was definitely one […]

  6. Jac
    Jac at | | Reply

    i agree that there are upsides to taking organized tours, and really we’re all tourists no matter how ‘indie’ we might think we are! Great advice all around though 🙂

    But oh man that dumpling stealing lady really takes the cake, that is a total wtf moment, poor Jo~

  7. Corinne
    Corinne at | | Reply

    This is a great article, showing both sides. I’m not a tour person, but I do agree sometime it’s the only way to do something.

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