How to take a group tour without being labeled a 'tourist'

As a frequent traveler, there’s nothing I dislike more than being referred to as a tourist. Yet as a frequent solo traveler, I tend to seek out opportunities to co-mingle with like-minded travelers, which typically means joining a group tour – and that is when the 'tourist' label is inevitably slapped on my face. It’s a catch-22 in the travel industry, so I was pleased to discover a company on my latest trip to Italy, Walks Tours, which manages to offer small group itineraries, based on adaptin

Discover This Sleek and Stylish Boutique Hotel in New Zealand

With a multitude of international cities in the midst of a creative renaissance, New Zealand’s largest city is no exception—and SO/ Auckland is at the heart of it. From musical happenings, a rooftop bar overlooking one of the most Insta-worthy sunsets dissolving into Waitemata Harbor and a design scheme that reflects its fashionable neighborhood of Britomart, SO/ Auckland is the city’s newest boutique property, offering 130 rooms for the savvy traveler.
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