First of all, travel is the time I want to relax and do anything I want, we can stay up late, do not afraid go to office late on next day morning, this is the previage when I travel along. Second, if I travel is in a group led by a tour guide, I have to follow the time they ask me and the rules they make. In this way, I think is no different with go to work also need to follow some rules. Finally, if I like some spot or place a lot want to stay longer, I can do that if I travel without a tour guide. So, travel without tour guide can let the time more flexible, and enjoy every place I go.
Another reason for my view is that travel would more adventure. On one hand, I could follow the map or tour guide only. For example, sometimes I would get lost, or happen some interested things on the way I go. In addition, I would meet some people from local and give me some advices or have a nice talk with them and let me really experience the culture by these things. Finally, I have been hitch hike on the country side around Denver for many times, and I always meet different people from different background, some is also traveler, some is come to this place for work, and the others is the people from there and do many different jobs. From the talk with them, I could realize the America culture.
In conclusion, based on the reasons I discussed above, I firmly believe that the best way to travel is not in a group let be a tour guide. Travel increases our knowledge from different people and cultures. Also, we could relax and forget every problem we have to deal with. In the end, in this kind of travel, I think physical and mental body would truly release and feel joy.