I’ll confess I have something of a girl crush on Geraldine DeRuiter, better known on the worldwide web as The Everywhereist. All it takes is a look at the tagline of her insanely widely read blog—”That’s right. She went there.” it reads—to get an idea of who she is and how she writes: smart, approachable and funny all the way.
I’m going to make a generalization here and say that our DIY-travel generation, with countless apps and reviews at our fingertips, is largely anti-tour. We like to think we can travel better and cheaper by calling the shots ourselves.