Why you Should Vacation in Groups


As cultures around the world adopt moreindividualistic values, even travel has become a solo activity. For the seasoned traveler with a steady income or great buildup of savings, this might make perfect sense.

But for most college students, and others with a limited income, traveling in groups provides a wealth of benefits that they couldn’t take advantage of by traveling on their own.

So here are just a few of the many perks from traveling with your partner, your family, or some of your best friends.

Cheaper Accommodations

The most expensive part of your trips is hardly ever the plane ticket or the drive there. Unless you’re staying with family and friends, the cost of accommodation is likely what most of your money will go towards – if you travel alone.

By traveling in groups, you cansplit the cost of accommodation, which usually works out to much cheaper than paying…

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  1. I can see the benefits but the key ingredient to me is that the group has to be pretty much in agreement about how things should go. Nothing like planning a group trip and somebody gets an attitude about wanting to go here vs. go there or if their fair share is really fair, etc. I’m just at the point of let’s do something together but not the entire trip! lol

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    1. Haha, I’ve had that traveling with my husband, which is why we generally don’t travel together anymore lol. He doesn’t travel much anyway, doesn’t seem to like it. He’d rather play video games, and I’ve made my peace with that. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

      I travel with my friends instead. So far, the three people I travel most with are Tristan, Winston, and Ericson. They’ve all been on my blog. Haven’t had any of those issues with them. We’re generally always in agreement about where to go, what to do, etc. We don’t venture off without each other when I travel with these 3.

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      1. With me and the spouse it’s a combo of choosing a place (I usually win – hehehe) and then finding things we can share or I’m content to leave him in the car reading while I scamper off someplace to take photos.

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      2. I wish those were my only two problems lol. Mike never usually wants to go in the first place. And then when he gets there, he wants to choose everything — who we see, when, where, what we do. Sometimes I’ll make plans and then wake up to hear I’m going somewhere else, un-consulted!

        Then usually on the last hour or two of the drive there and back (he never flies), he is either in a sour mood and wide awake, or sleepy and throwing 3-year-old tantrums. Every trip we take together ends with him apologising for the last hour or two of the drive, sometimes as late as the next day. πŸ˜‚

        Thus, one of the biggest lessons I learned very early on in marriage is to know your husband, accept your husband, and proceed accordingly. He is hands down the WORST travel and hiking partner, and I have told him so. I haven’t taken any trips out of state with him since the time he had me in a crack den in Illinois in 2016. That was the last straw. Wanted to go see his old buddy, and didn’t realise he was “that addicted”. I sat there while his girlfriend said, “I’m not racist. I have Black friends! One of my friends kinda look like you!” By the grace of Jah, I did not smack her, but boy did I throw a fit when we left. πŸ˜‚ Never again!

        In the case of my 3 travel-buddies, they are usually content with going along with whatever I suggest. Tristan will sometimes help me choose spots. Ericson is usually okay with whatever we choose. Winston will throw in suggestions, like he’ll have a few must-dos, and then after that the shots are up to me. I love my 3 travel buddies. But most importantly, I have never found myself in the company of MAGA racists in a crack den! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚


      3. You win this one! LOL Hubs usually lets me have my way and is content with sitting somewhere and letting me go nuts but under his watchful eye. Occasionally he has to “remind” me to watch where I’m going because in the pursuit of THE photo I have wandered off and come close to getting into trouble like the time I didn’t see the edge of the cliff…whoops! He only gets hyped (and I use that word liberally) when it’s something geeky or way WAY out in the woods someplace where I fear hearing the sounds of banjos ala Deliverance πŸ™‚ I sometimes like crowds, he never likes them. I’m talkative, he’s quiet until it’s geeky stuff. I like to be in the middle of things he hangs on the edges. But I’m finding with time I’m drifting a bit more to his way of things. Gasp! Have to put a stop to that πŸ˜‰


      4. Hahahahaha! Mike is really into geeky stuff too. He’s good for computers, video games, wine, and rock concerts. Great for blocking me from the mosh pit! But travel out of state? Nosirreebob! And he is RELIEVED he doesn’t have to! He’s been trying to get me to ditch him to travel with my boys for years. I finally listened after the crack den. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

        Your spouse sounds like a good enough travel buddy. We’ll give him a B! Haha.

        I’ve been careful in my pursuit of the photo, but I did slide down a river bank one time trying to photograph a bee, and landed in mud. πŸ˜‚


      5. Hey! At least it was mud! We’ve traveled out of state and out of the country together. He’s shown me places and I’ve shown him places (I was more nervous about driving through Ferguson during the protests than he was) I love beaches and oceans but he burns if he stays out in the sun in no time but he can swim rings around me. I’m safe if I fall into the water LOL

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      6. Haha yeah, I was okay, but he came running, thinking I had fallen into the black abyss of hell. πŸ˜‚

        I love beaches and deserts, since snorkeling and hiking are my two favourite outdoor activities. Mike likes the beach, but falls asleep as soon as he gets there. He says he likes hiking too, but generally complains the whole time we’re there. It’s too hot. He’s thirsty. So many bugs! πŸ˜‚ Video games, concerts, and movies. No outdoorsy things for this one.


      7. Hahaha! I like outdoor things but to a point. Too many bugs, heat, humidity and I want to go inside to a museum. We haven’t been to any concerts together but have hit a few Broadway plays which he loves.

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  2. Elizabeth says:

    Well, I travel in a group. My husband, my daughter and two grandchildren. Doesn’t save any money. In fact, now that I think of it, it costs us more money!!

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    1. Hahahahaha. How does that end up costing more? Do the kids just let you guys pay for everything? πŸ˜‚

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      1. Elizabeth says:

        Well, of course. That is why we are called GRANDparents.

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      2. Then that explains it! πŸ˜‚

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