Updated: Nov 11, 2020
You’ve heard the old quote "There is strength in numbers”. Well, there is also a lot of fun in numbers, especially when you travel with like-minded and fun-seeking friends and family members. Unless you are planning a honeymoon, anniversary trip, or simply a romantic getaway for two, you might want to consider asking a few friends or family members to join you on your next vacation.
Here are several reasons why traveling with a group can really enhance your experience:
Friends with Kids Group
It has become popular for groups of friends to get away together. Especially friends who have kids the same ages! How much fun would it be to have the kids all playing together at the beach or pool while the adults enjoy a cocktail and a little adult R&R. If there are older kids involved, they can even take turns watching the younger ones while the grownups go out for a rare childless dinner. There are built-in playmates for both the youngsters and the adults alike! When I have a family book a spring break getaway or summer vacation, I usually ask them “are there any friends or family members that you think might enjoy joining you on this trip?” Most of the time, they end up sharing the information and thanking me for thinking of the idea. This is another reason to work with a travel advisor!
Multi-generational Family Group
Extended families often live miles apart and the average family with children usually has such an incredibly busy schedule that it is often impossible to enjoy each other. It is becoming more and more common for a member of the family – usually a grandparent – to spearhead (and sometimes pay for) a multi-generational family group to get away together. You may know a grandparent who would be open to the idea of the family group to tour a city or town either domestic or international as a result of tracing their heritage using a genealogist or from DNA testing. Grandma or grandpa would rather enjoy the vacation and experience of having all of their children together now than leave them the money later. Cruising is also a very popular extended-family getaway because there are so many onboard activities that appeal to all different age groups. It’s a very relaxed and fun atmosphere that allows all ages to have fun and spend time with each other.
Co-Worker Friends Group
When a work-related group, such as an Accounting firm, gets away from the stresses of the office at the end of tax season, they get the chance to blow off some steam and make fantastic memories together. That can lead to happiness in the workplace, and even improve the long-term employee retention numbers in the firm. If the entire office cannot travel at the same time, you can still plan a trip for your top performers as a nice way to incentivize exceptional work performance. If you are not the boss and cannot influence the leaders in the organization, you can be a travel group leader on a trip of your favorite co-workers. Think of the people you have lunch with when you are in the office - this small group of like-minded workers would make great travel partners. The company that plays together… stays together!
So, have I inspired YOU to get a small group together for your next adventure? It could end up being your favorite vacation EVER! Why not get away with some friends and family and make some amazing memories at the same time? It’s a true “Win-Win” for everyone!
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