Just because you're more of an indie traveler doesn't mean you can't take advantage of the often excellent deals on vacation packages to resorts. As Robin Locker explains, it just means you've got to plan on making your resort stay a little different than the usual vacation-goer might.
A down and dirty world traveler, Mary Richardson has experienced her share of wacky hostels, bed bugs, and scary street food, loving it all the while. However, a recent trip to Club Med debunked all her negative preconceptions about big resorts. Now she extols the benefits of this type of trip.