I never considered myself an organized tour kind of traveller. Then came a really stressful time in my life when I realized I wanted to travel somewhere, but I didn't want to plan, research or organize anything. I just wanted to show up somewhere and be shown amazing sights and be brought to the best trailheads for the most beautiful hikes.
I figured I'd give REI Adventures a shot and booked a trip to the South Island of New Zealand and had an amazing time.
Knowledgeable local guides, good food, lots of activities and interesting fellow (REI-loving) travellers.
I have since travelled with REI Adventures to Iceland, the Galapagos, and Patagonia.
If you aren't sure about group travel, consider giving REI Adventures a shot. Great trips and helpful staff to help plan and organize your adventure.