A lads’ vacation is a great way to take a break from your working life and enjoy some time together with your friends. If you have never been on a lads’ vacation before, now is the perfect time. Going away with a group of friends is different to traveling with your girlfriend or family. When you travel with family, the focus tends to be on relaxing and resting. When you go away with a group of friends, though, the focus is on getting active and enjoying the nightlife. Here are some things you must know before you plan a lads’ vacation.
Going on vacation with friends is hard
Arranging a vacation with your friends is difficult. If you are trying to arrange a vacation for a large group of people, somebody will need to take the lead. If nobody in the group takes charge and decides to look into vacation deals, you will never go anywhere. Trying to organize a large group of people can be tricky. Everybody has different arrangements that they need to stick to. That means that finding a time when everybody can take a vacation is a task in itself. The important thing to remember is that you need to compromise. If you want to go away with this group of people, you need to be flexible on dates and destinations. If you are flexible, that means you are more likely to agree on final vacation plans.
Setting a budget
Budgeting for a vacation can cause problems within the group. Make sure you all have an honest discussion about how much you can afford to spend. There will always be differences in how much money people think you should spend on a vacation. People have different incomes and lifestyles, and so they will have an idea of how much they can afford to spend on a vacation. Make sure you choose a reasonable budget that suits everybody. The last thing you want is for your friends to feel as though they can’t come because they can’t afford a vacation you are planning.
Deciding what you want from a vacation
When you go away in a large group, you might all have different ideas about what you want in a vacation. Some of you might want to look at all inclusive golf holidays, whilst other just want a beach break. Make sure that the group has a clear idea of what they want from the vacation itself. It might be worth splitting the group in two so that everybody can have a vacation that they will enjoy.
Finding the cheapest deals
One of the major benefits of traveling in a large group, is that you can often get group discounts. Talk to travel agents about what sort of discount you can get as a group. The discounts don’t stop when you reach your destination. Many activities, such as go karting and extreme sports, are cheaper when you go in a large group. You will also find that bars give you discounts and free drinks to entice you inside.
Avoiding common arguments
One of the worst things that can happen on a lads’ vacation is that you all argue. When you go away with a group, you learn things about people that you never noticed before. You might find that when you are with the same people for an entire week or more, they start to irritate you. If that happens, it is best to get some space. During the day, take a walk by yourself or go see some sights. Getting away from the group for a while will stop you arguing and mean you appreciate the time with them more.