Good question. As we said somewhere previously, we position our trips somewhere between the slug-it-out backpacker style of traveling and the on-the-bus, off-the-bus package system.
It's a style very common for Europeans and Australian travelers. But not quite so common for North Americans.
Perhaps the best way is to take you on a short three-day visit to Beijing. You will experience Beijing as seen through the eyes of a package tourist, an independent traveler , and finally as a Red Monkey traveler .
Pause...... while you read the stories.
Granted, a bit cheeky, a bit wordy. But it's not fiction. These stories are not conjured up visions to make a point. The stories represent actual experiences by travelers we have met.