Traveling abroad with a big group of friends can be so much fun. It gives you a chance to ignore the pressures of work for a few days, and to forget all of your worries back home. You can have a great time catching up with your best friends and seeing some of the most exciting destinations that the world has to offer.
Unfortunately though, some people find that traveling in a large group to be much too stressful. People can have varying ideas of what they want to do and where they want to stay, and some find that a lot of arguments can arise as a result… But it doesn’t always have to be like that. There are ways you can make your large group travel work for you. Here are some great tips that can help you do just that:
Book Onto A Tour
First of all, it’s worth booking with a group tour company, offering tours that will take you to various locations in your destination. This is a way to please everyone — if you take a week-long tour for instance, then you will probably be able to see the things that you all wanted to see. Not only that, but this is an extremely convenient way to get around numerous destinations, as the tour company will provide you with most travel arrangements.
Go For Self-Catered Accommodation
When it comes to deciding where to stay, it’s generally advisable to look for something other than hotel rooms. If you are all staying in individual rooms, this expense can add up very quickly. Ideally, you want to find a self-catered apartment or lodge so that you can all stay together for a more reasonable price. Plus, this gives you the chance to save when it comes to meals, as you can cook your own, rather than eat out every night.
Book All Your Restaurants In Advance
Of course, it’s still nice to enjoy a meal out a couple of times during your holiday. That being said, you should keep in mind that it’s highly recommended to book your table in advance, especially if you are going out on a Friday or Saturday night. If you risk simply turning up, there is no guarantee that there will be space for such a large group. Because of this, it’s best to book your tables in advance, to make sure you can eat at the restaurant you all want to try!
Arrange Some Free Time
Just because you are traveling as a group, doesn’t mean that you have to stick together all the time. In fact, it’s probably best to arrange some free time where you can relax and do your own individual thing. This can give you the chance to cool off, if it has felt like a dispute or argument has been bubbling away under the surface. Once it’s time to come back together, you’ll be ready to hang out as a group again!
Hopefully, all of these useful tips make your next group travel trip a lot more enjoyable! How do you travel in larger groups? Let me know in the comments!