Are you planning on traveling with your buddies soon? Here are the top 8 need to knows before you set off on your journey.
It’s always a good idea to start with a budget in mind. This will save you from having that embarrassing moment when your card gets declined. Not only that, it will give you all a general idea of how much you will need, to do the things you want to do. So sit down as a group and list all the things that will cost you money. Then calculate what each of you have and are willing to spend. This way you can all be realistic, and the trip won’t end in disappointment.
Where do you want to go? How do you plan on getting there? Where will you all be staying? -These are all questions you need to ask yourselves. Assign a task to each person, so someone is in charge of planning the transport, the other will look on where to stay, and so on. You can even get ideas from things like Instagram and other social media sites.
Once that’s done, you can all get-together and discuss ideas.
You should all have a think about your bucket list, and if you haven’t got one already – make one! Traveling is the perfect opportunity to cross those dreams off your list. Although what’s better than having an adventure, traveling around the world, and sharing the experience with your pals? Adventure travel can broaden the mind, and is a great way to spend time with friends, or even make new friends!
You need to accept that you won’t always get along. There will be arguments and disagreements – that’s normal! You’re going away with your friends; they are bound to get on your nerves a little. Just don’t hold grudges – let it go… It’s not going to ruin your trip, right?
We all need some space every now and then, and there’s nothing wrong with that. Why not plan a day where you each go off and do your own thing? You will have the freedom of going wherever you want without having to worry that maybe friends won’t enjoy it, plus it’ll give you that breather you may need.
The Sober Person
Always make sure that at least one of you are sober, take it in turns so that it’s fair. It’s good to have someone that can make the right judgments if no one else can.
The Bill Splitting
Whenever you go out to eat, divide the bill equally between everyone. By doing this, there is no chance of conflict or “I paid more than you.” That would just be unnecessary drama, and if it can be avoided – avoid it!
As we all know; communication is key, so don’t think it’s different when you’re away with friends. If something is bothering you so much that it’s starting to affect your mood – share it with the group (calmly). They’re your friends for a reason, so whatever the issue is, you should be able to resolve it without a fight.