I make special envelopes for the tip- a blank line for the TD's name, unless we know ahead of time like we did with Seth, then I print photos from the web on it of places or things we are expected to see, meerkats, elephants, blue-footed booby, Neuschwanstein, etc. It doesn't look nearly as fancy as the side of a Tauck bus. Next time I'll try to do that though I have forgotten everything I know about Photoshop!
Claudia Sails, I like that idea too. Brilliant.
Claudia and Alan, those are great ideas. I've always just jotted down a little note to accompany the tips, but I can see how making it more personal would show even greater appreciation for the hard work the bus driver and tour director do to make our experiences seamless and enjoyable.
This forum has some really great participants. I always wonder why more folks aren't active on it.
These tips are incredibly helpful. Thanks! We can't wait for our trip (has been postponed/changed a few times). FINALLY, we're getting to go.