My wanderings are urban as well as rural, and several have taken me overseas around Europe and to North America. All have needed at least some planning: knowing what to see and where to stay remain ever present needs. That and remaining ever open to new possibilities have contributed to what you find here. Everything builds up over time, and I hope that the horizons continue expanding to mean that I can continue to share new things with you here.
At the start of the pandemic, the role of travel agencies and tour operators came into sharp focus. Many who were away from home at the time needed to return as quickly as they could and having someone who could handle all the logistics proved invaluable. Though revenues were reduced, the same capability proved equally necessary during those windows when the more adventurous could seek to get away from where they had been locked down.
Now that we are near enough back to normality, many will be tempted to go for the do-it-yourself option on the internet but we need to not forget those harsh lessons from a few years ago as well. For those more complex itineraries, having an intermediary sort out things for you remains a worthwhile asset. Here then is a list on ones to check out before an overseas trip.