It’s all about experiences with like-minded travelers.
For years group travel has been perceived to be for the lazy, non-adventurous and inexperienced. Even for me, the idea of group travel is arriving at a destination in a bus with other clueless travelers and ushered like a herd of cattle through the most touristy location. That’s an age old tradition now because the concept of group travel has been completely revamped. Now, it’s all about having travel experiences with like-minded travelers. These experiences will create memories and bonds that last a lifetime.
Firstly, we are no longer going to use the pandemic as an excuse anymore and be immersed in work at our home offices. It is time to pack our bags and go on an adventure of a lifetime. Of course, with caution and taking the necessary precautions as the Delta variant of Covid-19 is slowly creeping up and kicking us back to the way 2020 was. However, here is a guide to ensure that you can travel safely with these guidelines in place.
Whether you are a first time traveler or a seasoned one, group travel has many benefits and here are the reasons why:
1. Making friends along the way
CoWorking group trip with TripLeader Lisa – Ericeira, Portugal
Isn’t it all about sharing your first time experiences with someone else? Honestly, tasting an exquisite dish or getting lost in a new city or hiking towards sunrise or sunset and experiencing new cultures is always better when it is shared with a group. Having to experience it alone might have some disadvantages. Sharing special moments with friends who you haven’t met is always exciting. So a group travel is a great way to meet new people who you would have necessarily not met during any given day. Just imagine to return back home with a handful of friends who you just met that are from all over the world. Check out this guide on how to find a perfect CoWorking buddy and create your first trip at JoinMyTrip.
2. Gain local experiences
Bulgaria Trip on a horseback with TripLeader Frank
It’s all about the knowledge shared and the expertise from a TripLeader who has local experiences. Going off the beaten path and trying out restaurants, pubs and bars, chilling at the beach, relaxing at a beautiful park, trekking to find that perfect spot for viewing the sunrise or sunset can all be done when we have a local guiding us the way. This will help us get interact with locals and truly absorb the culture, tradition and historical information.
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3. Save money
No one would like to be on an expensive trip and this will not be the case when you share your experiences with like-minded travelers. In a group trip, the planning is perfected to the very last detail without any hiccups. Like I mentioned before, the TripLeader of your group trip might use their contacts and get you a perfect deal for your accommodation or any other activity.
4. Save time on planning
Sailing trip with TripLeader Riaz – Croatia
Maybe planning and organising a trip is not your thing. There are some who would like to sit back, relax and enjoy the show. Planning a trip can take hours and hours of endless work and research. Finding that perfect accommodation and set of activities to partake in can involve reading countless reviews, comparing prices and researching on the perfect location. Well this need not be the case because in a group trip one can simply join a trip that is completely organised or share ideas with fellow travel mates.
5. Gain a new perspective
There are certainly some destinations you visit and come back a different person. This is because these destinations and the experiences you had make you happy and a better version of yourself. Traveling in a group will help you get out of your comfort zone, work your way through language barriers, make you more open minded, empathetic and compassionate. No education or money will give you the well required common sense that only comes when you travel and share your experiences with others. So, just be open minded and think about all the memories and stories you will come back with to share.
Related articles that will be useful for your next group trip:
- The best group trips for the fall of 2021
- How to plan a perfect group trip
- How to have a safe group trip
- How to enjoy me time whilst in a group trip
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