Tips for Traveling in a Group
Solo travel is easy, right? You go where you want, stay where you want and do what you want. But what happens when you’re going someplace with a group of people?
Here are some travel trips for a hassle-free group getaway…
- Budget: Not everyone has the same pocketbook. Make sure to pick flights and hotels that work well within each person’s budget. Purchase coach class tickets and if anyone wants to upgrade into Premium seats with more leg room they can choose too. Pick a hotel that is on the beach but a room that is garden view. Or a hotel that is across the street from the beach with an ocean view.
- Splitting the Bill: Even if you prepay for your trip prior to departure you’re bound to incur some expenses while traveling. Parking fees, rental car taxes and gas to name a few. If possible, have one person in your group pay for all the additional expenses. That will make it easy to keep track of all the expenses and have everyone else in the group repay one person back instead of multiple people.
- Activities: It is nice to have some of your activities planned out prior to leaving. But you’ll want to leave time to do stuff you’ll learn about once you arrive. Also, you don’t want to jam pack your trip with planned activities. What happens if you drive by a must see place but you can’t stop because it’s not in the schedule? Also, don’t forget to take into account traffic. You don’t want to miss out on a planned activity because it took longer to get there than you planned on.
- Going your Separate Ways: Don’t be afraid to split up while on the trip. If you’ve left some free time in your schedule everyone can do something they want for several hours. This will give everyone some space and think about how much fun it will be when you all get back together and go over what you did.
- Safety: Safety first! Make sure everyone in the group has each other’s numbers and emergency contacts. Think about taking out travel insurance. And if you do split up, make sure you have a meeting place and time.
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