How long has it been since you’ve had the time to just relax and bond with your best friends? Group travel makes it possible to explore and experience the world with your favorite people.
However, traveling with a group of friends isn’t always stress-free. Use these group travel tips to make your next friends’ expedition fun for everyone.
Plan for Different Personalities
Think about everyone’s personality when you’re planning the itinerary for your trip. They key to a successful mix is incorporating activities that can be enjoyed by participants at all levels.
Add activities for your more physically-inclined friends. Challenging hikes, rock wall climbs, and biking expeditions are physical activities that almost anyone can try.
Consider personal politics when planning historical tours and activities. Try to focus on non-partisan, national and state-government sponsored information to avoid potential conflicts brought on by a difference in opinion.
Choose destinations that offer a variety of activities in one place. Amusement parks, national parks, and hotel resorts offer a number of amenities. That means everyone can find an enjoyable activity.
Be sure to include some alone time in each day for group members to relax.
Be Upfront About Funds
Don’t let money ruin your fun or your friendships. These group travel tips help you make rules about money that ensure everyone knows what to expect.
If your trip is organized around a big event like a concert, include the entry fees in the individual trip costs. Designate someone to hold on to the tickets to ensure no one gets accidentally left behind.
Talk about meal plans. Tell everyone what meals will be paid for and what times everyone will have to provide their own meals. Give your travelers some information on the types and prices of food in the area so they can plan accordingly.
Keep everyone posted on deadlines. Share information about deposits, payment due dates, and other financial milestones throughout the trip. Give everyone notice that they need to get their money submitted on time.
Reduce money confusion to protect the peace on your friends’ trip.
Share Essential Services
Bring everyone together to have more fun and reduce individual travel costs.
Rent a charter bus. Having everyone together in one vehicle gives you more time together. It is also cheaper and more convenient than driving private cars.
Choose suites over smaller hotel rooms. Add a few rollaways and your hotel room becomes the ultimate sleepover party. You’ll also get to experience more luxury for less than you’d pay for a standard-sized room by yourself.
Go with a short-term rental home. Whether you’re staying for a few days or a few weeks, property sharing sites like Airbnb offer exquisite family-style accommodations at low prices.
With these traveling with friends tips, your next friends’ vacation is guaranteed to be one of the most memorable.