I think big travel groups have more cons than pros.
I have traveled solo, in a small group, and in a large group. IMO traveling solo or in a pair of 2 people is usually best. 4 people can be nice too. Over 6 is when things usually get messy.
Here's the pros and cons of big group travel:>pros
group enthusiasm, people will be more fired up and energized to have fun
more people means better rates on everything
easier to get the good times rolling
it's fun to enter a bar or club as a pack and make it your own party of sorts>cons
you are stuck to the group, any confusion or problems and you are right there in the middle of it
money splits can get complicated and people can feel like they got shorted or overpaid
there will always be drama, someone will get too drunk, get sick, someone will cheat on their spouse/gf or bf
the local people are much less likely to open up to a crowd than just one or two people
You'll be much much less likely to get into lesser known adventures that only a few unique individuals will find
Sometimes you'll be tired and just wanna stay in, but the group can be all "anon come have fun with us!"
Group trips are, up front, the more comfortable choice and seem fun. But you can truly go on a special adventure when you travel alone, or just with one other person.
Anyone else agree?