I have travel a lot, and they were not photography related til the past few years. Since the start of photography, i tend to plan the trip, find a local guide, and direct them when and where to go. this has worked out well as "we" photographers tend to go at a slow pace with different requirement compared with other tourist. we also tend to want to be up early and stay late ,sunrise/sunset. the planning systole for a private tour is usually a year lead time. even with repeat tour to the same location with the same guide, i still advise the guide with a year lead-time. Also, i offer these tour to friends that are in my camera club/meet up group without any markup. here is a photos of my last trips.