A trip with friends can be great fun and full of fantastic memories. But, a trip with friends is not that easy as it may seem. Trips can get complicated when they are not organized properly. Planning the trip will allows you for more ideas; more research and you are more likely to have that incredible vacation you are hoping for.
Plan your trip:
Call your recent friends and the old one, ask how many of them are ready to go. Make sure you and your friends have similar budget and interest. It is totally up to you to plan your trip with a small number of people or with a big group. Handling a big group is more difficult, but more fun as well.
Meet with your friends:
Meet with your friends and plan with them because even among groups of like-minded people, there are going to be some differences in travel preference. So choose destination together. Everyone will have their own ideas of what they want their trip to be like. So you will end up with some great ideas for your trip. Write it down, it will help you in organizing the trip.
Once everyone has agreed, discuss the nitty-gritty details. You may feel a bit awkward, but encourage your friends to be open about their budgets so the group can set realistic expectations for the trip. With friends, it is not about luxury. Even a mini budget plan can make great memories. So, keep things simple and within your budget. Search for cheap flights to your destination.
Share the responsibility:
Let each person in your group take charge of a different travel duty to make sure everyone has a say in the particulars of the trip. For instance, one friend can check on flights while another can research hotels. Others can look up for fun things to do; one can be a travel photographer and one can be a group leader.
Pack as a group:
work on the supplies your whole group will need, list it down. Chances are that you will already have most of the things, if you ask everyone. It will save your time and money as well.
Understand the situation and help:
Travelling can be stressful, and everyone has different ways of reacting to any situation, so if you notice a friend in stress, help him. Prepare yourself for these types of situation. And handle them calmly. Try to spread positivity as much as you can.
Avoid controversial discussions:
While with friends avoid the controversial discussions like; religion, politics and anything like that, which can be a reason for conflict.
Keep track of spending:
Always try to pay things on your own. There will be times when they will cover something or you will cover something. But, try to quickly pay the other back or write it down so you will not get confused in the future. This may seem a little thing, but, can create a big mess.
Play games and enjoy:
I know the excitement is at its peak when you are with your friends. Make sure you are trying out some new and exciting games with your friends. Make every moment a memorable one.