It is a great experience being able to travel to various places with people closest to your heart. Planning the trip, deciding what to do and where to go would be very fun if you are doing it with people whom you really know well.
Sadly, not all trips turn out the way they were supposed to. Some of them end up with lots of fights and other problems. There are ways to prevent these problems from happening. Here are some tips you need to consider.
Find out what your strengths and weaknesses are
For sure, in a group of friends, there will be someone who has better social skills. Others would be perfect in dealing with finances. Understanding the strengths is important in delegating tasks. On the other hand, determining the weaknesses is also a good practice. Someone in the group might be hate walking or another one might not prefer outdoor adventures. These things can be taken into consideration when planning the trip to avoid frustrations.
Learn how to laugh in the worst of situations
It is also important to understand that the trip will never be perfect. Everyone has expectations on how it would turn out and no one will have all these expectations met. Perhaps, you end up paying more than what you were supposed to. You might also get lose due to translation issues. Worse, you might even miss your flight. Regardless, you have to laugh things off and just learn from your experience. If you let these unfortunate incidents get into your head, you will just end up fighting.
Be honest about how you feel
Just because you are with a group does not mean you have to sacrifice all the time. You can’t conceal your emotions just to appease your friends. If you are tired or sick, let them know. If you really could not go out for a walk, just tell them. Open communication is a must so that no one gets frustrated. Understanding each other’s feelings is also essential so there will be no fighting.
Choose who to go out with
Just because you have a huge group of friends does not mean everyone should join the trip. You can organize a trip and invite only those whom you think will enjoy from it. If right from the start you know someone won’t be comfortable with it for a number of reasons, there is no point in still bringing the person with you. However, if this friend insists on going, you have to make it clear what to expect.
Find some alone time
Since you are going out on a group trip, you might design your itinerary based on group activities. If it is a really long trip, it could burn you out. You might end up getting really tired with each other. No matter how you try to be honest and understanding, you could still fight. Allotting some alone time could help. Go out on a coffee while reading magazines or go to a spa for a relaxing massage. There are a lot of ways for you to enjoy this trip on your own.
With these tips, it is guaranteed that you will enjoy the actual trip and go back home as friends.
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