Female friendships are finally getting the due they have long deserved in pop culture. Ultimately, after years of watching films about a group of men travelling together and living their life–think “The Hangover,” “Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara,” and the likes–we’ve finally come to embrace and acknowledge how special female friendships are. Lately, it is not unlikely to see a group of women going places, having fun and discovering the world, and we’re not complaining! If you, too, have been planning a long-due getaway with your girls, we’ve compiled a list of must-dos that will prove handy while planning.
Choose The Right Destination
Zeroing down on a destination when travelling with friends is a complicated process. Not only do you have to factor in everybody’s diverse choices, but when it’s a girls’ trip, you also need to ensure that the destination you’re headed to is safe. It is also essential to consider what you and your group are in the mood for–are you planning to lay back and relax or go on an adventurous getaway? It is crucial to factor in everybody’s choices and strike the perfect balance.
Set A Budget
When you’re having a good time with your closest friends, it isn’t easy to keep a check on where the money flows. The foremost thing you must do while planning your dream girls’ trip is set a realistic cumulative and personal budget and stick to it. The last thing you would want is to be stuck in an awkward situation where a friend owes you money or vice versa.
Make A Plan
Planning your trip may make you feel like you’re taking all the fun out of it. But it helps greatly when travelling with a group. No matter how tight your girl gang is, it is normal for each person to have their interests or things they want to do on a trip. To ensure that everybody gets their slice of joy on a group trip, consider the different things each one may want to do and plan activities in advance, with room left for spontaneity, of course!
Travelling with a large group is never easy, even with a bunch of your closest friends who have seen you through the best and the worst. Although it is good for you to let a few things pass, for friendship's sake, it is essential to set boundaries amongst yourselves regarding what is acceptable and not. It does not just ensure your trip goes well without any hiccups and helps your friendship in the long run. It always helps to be open, honest and communicative with your girls.
Have Each Other’s Back
It goes unsaid that your girls would be there for you as you would be for them. But this indeed comes to test when you are travelling with them. Visiting a place you have never been to does not always come with pleasant experiences. Unfortunately, this is more commonly experienced by women. Therefore, look out for your girls when you’re out with them. Better yet, agree upon a code word you and your friends can use whenever you find yourself in a sticky situation.
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