(By Kirsten Mccroskrie/Skyscanner) Planning a trip abroad with a group of friends? Check out these tips before you go!
Group holidays can be make or break for friends: here are 10 friendship-saving tips on how to travel as a group (and still be on speaking terms when you return home!
‘We should all definitely go on holiday together this summer!’ What starts off as being an undoubtedly great idea, might begin to fizzle out once you realise that your friend’s little quirks aren’t as funny after a two-week holiday. Group trips can and should be fun experiences so here are 10 tips to ensure that you (and your friends) make the most of the experience.
1. Managing money
Not setting a budget is a sure fire way to start an argument while on holiday. Before you leave, agree how much you can spend so to avoid turning up at your destination of choice with high expectations of champagne dinners when the rest of your party are searching for the nearest cheap café. For more advice on managing your cash on holiday, check out our podcast.
2. Split the bills
3. The power of compromise
You might not want to go to a waterpark as much as the rest of the group, but stomping your feet until you get your own way isn’t going to do you any favours either. Sometimes you just have to go with the flow and know you’ll get to do what you want later in the trip.
4. Split into sub-groups
5. Allow yourself some alone time
It’s tiring to be sociable 24/7. Don’t feel guilty if you want to go have a lie down while everyone else heads to lunch or sunbathe while everyone else jumps on a banana boat. You’ll even have the added bonus of having a front row seat for when they inevitably fall off at the end!
6. Some conversational talking points to avoid
7.The trouble with alcohol
8.Know your limits
Just because everyone else wants to sky-dive, it doesn’t mean you have to. You don’t always have to jump on the bandwagon and you especially don’t have to put yourself in a situation that makes you uncomfortable for the sake of other people. If you don’t want to do something, don’t do it, you’ll only end up resenting others and that’s surely counter-productive?