The past 2 days I’ve been researching long-term budget group travel with reputable companies. I’ve come to the conclusion that anything they are doing, I can do better and cheaper. Now, I understand that they are in the tourism business to make a profit and I respect that…but what benefit do I, the prospective customer, get out of paying other people to take me on a trip that I could put together myself…especially when I could make the trip cheaper and cater exactly to my own wants. I get it, you’re paying for the ease and convenience of a pre-fab trip and the experience of the company. But I can do this! lol makes me want to start up my own ecotourism company even more. It’s an idea I’ve been kicking around for a while and the more I think about it, the more I want to do it.