There are few things in the world better than a chilled vacation with a bunch of your closest pals, however there are often times you wished the trip was planned a bit more thoroughly. In this article, Lion Sourced share the main areas you should focus your plan on to eliminate the worry of missing anything out along the way.
Check The Guestlist
It almost goes without saying; however, you want to double check that everyone on the guestlist gets along with each other. Having two people that are not on the same page is not only awkward, but will inevitably lead to smaller groups forming within your holiday squad. The best way around this is to only invite a group of pals that spend lots of time together already – Perhaps your pre-drinking buddies or friends from work.
Share The Workload
Some people decide to make one person the main ‘manager’ of everything holiday related, which can lead to this person becoming overwhelmed before eventually forgetting something important. Meet up together and create a list of items you will need for the vacation, before dividing these equally between all of the individuals that will be joining you. Having a couple items each is far fairer and will result in less things being missed.
Group Chats Are Where It’s At
Making a group chat with all the holiday participants is a great way to stay updated on the planning process, as well as being useful for sharing links to hotels, travel agencies and potential events. With Whatsapp, iMessage or Facebook Messenger, decisions can be made quicker and do not require you to meet in person. These apps also have plenty of handy add-ons, including checklists and scheduling tools.
Packing the correct items is often the most important element to planning a vacation. Travelling with a group of people definitely offers some advantages in this respect, as certain items such as toothpaste, sun cream and chargers can be shared, unlocking precious space in your suitcase. If you want to take this one step further, you can even lend and borrow different items of clothing, given that you are the same size as you friend.
Start In Advance
Life is busy, so putting your plan in place early will allow everyone to clear their calendars for a week of relaxation. You will also most likely want all of your friends to be staying in the same accommodation complex, which starting in advance will assist with. Make your bookings early for greater flexibility and a much better price!
That concludes our list of tips for helping you plan the perfect holiday with your friends. Remember that there are some items that only you can be responsible for (Passport, boarding pass, insurance documents e.t.c) so creating a personal checklist is also a smart idea. Regardless of how prepared you manage to be, we hope you have a fun and memorable vacation!