Traveling with your friends can take your trip to next level of awesomeness or take a downfall against your will and anticipation. It is very important to choose the right set of people whose travel patterns are similar to yours. Travel patterns include anything from activity preference, body clocks (night person or morning person), dietary preference, interests, tastes and so on. Few handy tips while traveling with friends.
- Trust and Communication are the key to a fun group trip.
- Travel with people you like and not manage keeping up with.
- Resolve personal differences right away before it builds up.
- Take turns to manage the trip rather than putting the burden on one individual throughout.
- Pack Well and divide the necessities to make sure no one individual is taking all the burden.
Keeping a sane mind is extremely important when traveling in a group. Planning a group trip is different from individual / solo travel. It is not about what you want, rather what the majority wants. Flexibility is the key in such scenarios and is worth the fun and excitement that comes along.
Basic and important considerations to be accounted for before confirming your bookings.
Money is a big deal when it comes to group outings. You may have to vary from your original budgets to match with everyone. One must take care not to push anyone from spending way too much from their initial expectation or capacity. An awkward discussion is better than uncomfortable silence. Its best to chalk out anticipated expenses and check per head costs to make sure everyone is comfortable with it. Splitting expenses is a tedious task. It is best to stick to jar funds, wherein everyone shells out a specific amount and all expenses are carried out from those joint funds.
Apart from setting a budget aside for your stay bookings, it can be very tricky to choose the type of accommodation for the entire trip. Sometimes irrespective of budgets, certain people prefer staying close to nature over city location. Looking for group deals can be helpful in shortlisting options. Keep a constant check on luxury hotel deals, irrespective of choices, luxury stay will mostly tune in with everyone’s needs.
Mode of transport, especially internal must be extremely clear to weigh cost benefits individually. Depending on group size, self-drive can turn out to be cheaper compared to public transport. For long distance travel, flights or trains are always advised to book in advance for economical rates.
Not every activity has to necessarily be a group activity. Although it’s a group trip, it is extremely important everyone gets some individual time on their own. This can be extremely useful for the introverts in the group. Respecting individual space will ease out minor differences and let people unwind with any activity of their personal choice.
Planning may sound tedious but if executed in the right way will be worth the experience. Boredom tends to set in during couple or individual trips. Exploring with constant company not only allows one to share their current state emotion but these experiences make life memories to cherish in future.