The author of this quote, Ms Biggs-Bradley, editor of Town and Country Travel Magazine, once wrote,
"Traveling well is an art, one that is best mastered with a little help."
This entry seems to indicate that travel assistance is almost always necessary to get the most from an excursion. I heartily agree. Whether it involves extensive research prior to a trip, listening carefully to a knowledgeable guide, or consulting representatives in a Tourist Office, much information can and should be gleaned about a destination to appreciate it. I become totally immersed in a destination prior to and during a trip for this reason. I feel comfortable while on vacation, only when I am well-prepared.