Staying in touch with your friends can get trickier as you get older. As much as you want to talk to each other every day, busy work schedules, family life, and even relocations to other parts of the country or world can cause physical separation. Yet if you’re friendships are solid it doesn’t matter if you talk every day or every couple of months; you’ll still make an effort to keep in touch. If you don’t get to see each other as often as you like, getting the old gang back together for a group holiday is a great way to reconnect and catch up. If you think this is something you and your friends should do soon, here are a few tips to help you plan for the trip.
Set a Budget That Works for Everyone
Weekend breaks or longer trips can be expensive depending on where you go and what you do, but it’s important to remember that not all of your friends are going to be on the same salary as each other. The last thing you want is for one of your friends to feel like they can’t go away with you all because they can’t afford your grand plans, so before you start throwing ideas around about where to go, have an open discussion about how much everyone is willing to spend on this trip and take it from there. You can also look for deals and discounts on flights and accommodation to make things easier for you all. These Priceline coupons are a good example of the kind of deals you can get when you travel.
Once you have established a budget that everyone is comfortable with, you can start thinking about where you all want to go. City breaks tend to be good for group trips as the flight, or other transport connections are relatively easy. If you and your friends are flying to the destination from different parts of the country rather than all together, this could be a good idea. Alternatively, if you all would prefer a quieter retreat to the coast or countryside, think about hiring a rental car or two, so it’s easy to get around while you’re away.
How Long Should You Go For?
Another thing to consider is how long you want to go away together. If you haven’t seen each other in over a year, perhaps a week would be a good amount of time to catch up and have some fun together properly. However, long weekends tend to be better for group holidays as it’s just enough time to catch up, fill your time up with fun activities, but not so long that people start yearning for some privacy. Your budget will also determine how long you can go away for, but you should discuss the ideal holiday length with the group, so everyone is happy.
Group holidays should always be great fun and the perfect way to reconnect with each other after months of being apart. Just make sure that you’re keeping everyone’s needs and preferences into consideration so you can all make happy compromises and get the most out of your trip.