A common discussion within travel communities is the question of independent travel vs organised tour arrangements.
There are some who book pretty much everything through a travel agent or other tour operators, while some would rather drop dead than be forced on any form of organised travel arrangement. Then, there are those who dabble in both, when it suits their travel needs and interests.
Below are some online resources, which discuss, describe and debate the pros and cons of independent travel vs. organised tours.
Travelersdigest (Independent Vs. Group Tours)
Roughguides (Pros and Cons of package tours)
Lonely Planet (Travel Debate - Group vs. Solo Travel)
Why go to Italy (Should you plan your own Italy trip or book a tour?)
Fodors (Tour Groups vs. Independent Travel in Europe)
Do it yourself vs. Travel Agent
She Knows - blog (Group Tour vs. Independent Travel)
YTravelblog (Why take tours over independent travel)
Ordinary Traveler blog (Independent travel vs. Organized group tours)
WorldNomad.com (independent travel - lessons learned)
Europe for Visitors (Europe on your own)
RunawayJane Blog (Taking a tour vs. independent travel)
Feel free to share your thoughts on independent travel vs. Organised travel