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Tips and Ideas for an Amazing Holiday Vacation with Friends

Tips and Ideas for an Amazing Holiday Vacation with Friends

Group trip? Consider renting an amazing house

There are some beautiful dream homes on Airbnb, and through other services such as Luxuryretreats.com, and dreamexoticrentals.com, you can rent an amazing mansion in a beautiful travel destination.

Once you split the cost among a group of friends, it can be very comparable to staying in a hotel or all-inclusive resort - sometimes it's even a much better value.

In some rentals, like this house rental that sleeps 24 and is priced between $1,500 - $5,940 per night, there is even a private chef included!

 

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Remember to take some good group photos

You don't have to do this for every meal, activity, or even day, but try to put aside a bit of time to take a couple of group photos, with everyone in the shot!  You will treasure these photos for years after your vacation. 

Or, just post them on Instagram, whatever makes you happy.

 

 

 

Don't do Everything Together on vacation

Whether you are a group of friends or a group of couple friends, it's important to put aside time for people to do their own activities and to get some time for themselves. 

This gives everyone a chance to rest for the next adventure!  Some friends might prefer to take a nap in the day, while another friend might prefer time to do a workout.

Couples who are vacationing with friends might appreciate a romantic dinner or excursion on their own once or twice.  If you mix up group and solo activities, everyone can spend their vacation doing what they love.

 Plus, if you are all together every second, you might run out of new things to talk about!  

As a recent article in Forbes online put it, "Not every activity needs to be a group activity." 

 

If you don't want to do an activity on vacation - skip it!

This is a bit like the above point, but it's important for group harmony.

If you would rather sit by the pool than go to an art gallery, let your friends know you'll catch up at dinner. You'll be better company if you are happy and relaxed than dragging your feet!

 

 

 

 

Have a planning meeting before the trip

Planning a trip is part of the fun! Meet before the trip to talk broadly about what kind of vacation everyone is hoping for. This will really help to make sure that everyone can get the kind of vacation that they want.

Maybe one friend wants to spend a good chunk of time sitting on the beach, while another wants to explore and sight-see. Talking about it ahead means no surprises while travelling!

You can also make the larger decisions about the trip while together in person to discuss it, ideally.

 

Talk about money before the trip

Because who wants to talk about money while on vacation? For ultimate harmony, Sonia Prades in an interview for Hindustan Times suggests that you work out a fair split of the major expenses; accommodation, transportation, and groceries.  

Other expenses, such as entertainment, drinks, and restaurants, should be individual expenses, not group expenses.

Keeping friends is easy when you don't split every cheque!

 

One more thing about Money and other details ..

Don't worry, be happy!  Tell yourself that anytime you feel a bit annoyed that one friend seems to tip less, or eat more, or whatever annoying quirks..  Just remind yourself that you're on vacation, so you will not let little things bug you!

If you don't like a behaviour of one of your travel companions, just be the bigger person and lead by positive example!

Be the friend you want to have - and that includes extra patience sometimes!

 

 

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Comments 8

 
Mischelle Gaofano on Wednesday, 25 October 2017 16:16

Hey
Im new here Im Mischelle Gaofano from Africa (Botswana)
Now stay in Singapore in boat cruising Would like to meet friends anywhere in the world.

Thanks

Mischelle

Hey Im new here Im Mischelle Gaofano from Africa (Botswana) Now stay in Singapore in boat cruising Would like to meet friends anywhere in the world. Thanks Mischelle
Cynthia on Tuesday, 16 January 2018 20:46

That place looks so relaxing and is beautiful.... I need a vacation lol :D

That place looks so relaxing and is beautiful.... I need a vacation lol :D
Moony on Friday, 13 April 2018 16:52

I'd love to go to Ireland, Englad, or New Zealand. Has anyone here been to one of those places! Love to go to England, and see the Harry Potter musuem. I'm a huge Harry Potter fan.

I'd love to go to Ireland, Englad, or New Zealand. Has anyone here been to one of those places! Love to go to England, and see the Harry Potter musuem. I'm a huge Harry Potter fan.
Anna on Friday, 18 May 2018 17:20

My husband and I went to Ireland last year and it was absolutely beautiful. Would love to go back.

My husband and I went to Ireland last year and it was absolutely beautiful. Would love to go back.
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Nicole on Thursday, 10 May 2018 21:44

I love to travel haven’t had any luck meeting friends yet but I am new on here so fingers crissed

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