Travel teaches us a lot. It teaches us the joy of exploring a destination you might not (or might) be familiar with; it teaches you things about different cultures that the Internet will not provide you links to and finally, it teaches you a lot about yourself and how you conduct yourself in front of others. If travelling with others or other groups of people is something you are not as familiar with, here’s your quick guide on travelling within groups.
Possibly one of the first most important aspects of group travel come is with regard to making decisions. These decisions can be on the location you would be travelling to or the budget or to the sort of establishment you would be staying at. The best way to navigate through this would be to ask for a round of general opinion and then arrive at a consensus following it. If this method doesn’t work, do practice more innovative methods that would involve picking a name card out of a hat or choosing a destination not listed out at random.
Dynamics is probably the second most important factor when you would think about group travel. This means that everyone would have to try to be on the same page, more or less, with important travel related decisions. If one person has not been appointed “chief organiser” and there seems to be friction among the group, nominating one might do the trick, of sorts.
Travelling with groups is an experience of a lifetime. If planned ahead of time and if planned well, it doesn’t always end up a disaster but might turn out to be one of the best trips or vacations that you would’ve gone in a long time.