For all the corporate types, this situation may seem familiar. Offsites, annual conferences, strategy meets, whatever HR calls them, are essentially carrots that all employees swear by. And when such offsites happen at international destinations, a frenzy of plans (especially shopping ones) begin. But, like me, if you're an explorer at heart, these massive group tours may seem, somewhat painful. Especially if the destination is as exotic as Europe. Having been a part of group tours, my planning exercise involves what, how and when to tick off the “to-dos” and “to-visits” from the bucket list.