Planning a trip with friends always require a bit of organization, as it can turn into chaos pretty quickly if you don’t have a solid itinerary. We all have heard of broken friendships due to a poorly planned holiday, so organizing a trip with your pals it’s always a big deal. Don’t be discouraged though, with just enough preparation and bit of good communication, your squad will stay thrilled and enthusiastic throughout the whole trip.
If you want a stress-free vacation, here are the best ways to stay sane when planning a trip with your friends.
Get Your Group Together
You’ll be spending a lot of time with your companions, so avoid any unnecessary drama and other issues by choosing friends you actually get along well with, and especially, who share similar interests with you.
Similarly, don’t invite people you don’t like just for the sake of compromise with your other friends. Also, think about your pal’s habits, and consider how much you and your mates are willing to compromise on the trip and if it’s worth inviting them or not.
Carefully Choose The Date
Try picking a date that fits your friends’ agendas. Ask your buddies when is the best time for them to travel, and accommodate the tentative day or week on a timespan that doesn’t clash with everyone’s schedules. Be patient and flexible.
However, if you’re planning a trip for a big group of friends and one or two aren’t simply available, it’s better to just let them out of the trip. Yes, we know that sounds cruel, but you can’t spend all your life trying to find a good date, can you? Just be sure to let them know when will the next holiday be.
Discuss The Budget
First, take into account the costs of travel, accommodation, food, and entertainment. It’s better to plan a solid itinerary around the group’s budget limits. Just be honest and ask your friends upfront how much each one of them is willing to pay for the whole trip.
Decide On The Destination
Here are some ideas for the perfect vacation spot for you and your group
- If you and your friends would rather go to a tropical destination, a beach trip with a relaxed group of buddies might a great choice for a large group of buddies.
- If you want to experience an exciting new culture, traveling abroad with a smaller and closer group of adventurous friends might be perfect. Since you’re traveling to a different country, it’s best to stick to a group that’s small and easy to keep together (no more than three or four people).
- If you’re a group that loves excitement and sightseeing, but isn’t too adventurous, and have budgetary constraints that prevent you from traveling abroad, try planning a trip to a big city you haven’t been before where you can enjoy the restaurants, exploring the museums and attractions. This plan fits groups both small and large.
- If you have a small, tight group of friends who get along really well, choose a road trip. Create great memories as you explore the roads. Since you will be sharing a car for at least a few days, make sure that this group really gets along.
Create An Itinerary
There’s nothing worse than arriving somewhere new and realizing you didn’t plan any activities. If you don’t want to waste time looking at what to do as soon as you get to your destination, familiarize yourself with the place.
Grab some of your pals and make a list of fun things to do, then, share it the rest of the group. Maybe your friends aren’t planners like you, but at least inform them about what you have in mind, and listen to their suggestions. It’s always better to include your friends in the decision making process!
In conclusion, whatever the destination and the friends you choose, make sure you have fun. If you have any other tip for planning a trip with friends, leave your suggestion on our facebook page!