Don’t always travel in a group or with organized tours. If it is safe to do so remove yourself from that security net. You may gain some great information on a tour but you lose insight to the place or destination as your view will be limited by having the same people around you. You will be amazed how different simple experiences can be when on your own or with only one other person. Walk around a city, through a park, hike a trail, go to dinner at a local joint and experience the experience of travel. Enjoy!