Traveling with friends can be a blast. Sometimes, even before you book tickets/hotels,it can also be a pain. The group has to get together, decide on location, dates, duration of trip, where to stay,and more. I believe the more work you put into your trip before travel, the more fun and relaxing the trip will be! Don’t forget to check out an earlier post on Which Travel Size Fits You to help determine if group travel is for you!
Currently I’m in the midst of planning a group trip with some friends overseas – which adds a bit more difficulty to this group travel planning process. They live in Europe and I’m in Ohio, so it’s not like we can all sit down over coffee to hammer out the details in one go. But, thanks to modern technology there’s group chat, video messages, and other ways to overcome the time differences.
We know where we want to visit; Rome.
Now we come to figuring out how long each of us are able to travel. One person may suggest 10 days, someone else may suggest 5. The ability to compromise is very important in situations like these. The group will be able to reach an agreement faster and easier when everyone is willing to be at least a bit flexible.
Another important factor in group travel is honesty. Being up front and truthful about where you want to go and what you want to see or do will make the planning process much easier. The earlier the group shares what interests each of you, the faster you and your friends can include those interests in the plans!