Traveling alone or in a group? Important tips

Traveling alone or in a group? Important tips

Group travel or travel alone? You worry about safety, contact with other fellow travelers, or other things? We are of the opinion: Traveling alone is nice, but traveling with a travel companion is much nicer! A trip connects people who are interested in the same country and culture. With group travel you learn from each other and return from the trip with new friends and future travel companions.

No matter if you are discovering New Zealand with your travel partner or the bike trails in the Alps with a bike travel partner! The advantages of group travel or. The advantages of traveling with a travel companion are obvious.

1. Meet other people

On group tours you are guaranteed to meet extraordinary people. The feeling of community, togetherness and trust that you build up with each other can't be compared to anything else. Travel connects people – no matter how different they may be. A bond is formed between you through shared memories that can develop into long-term friendships. You probably would never have met these people if you preferred to travel alone. At the same time, we also often hear from people who travel alone that they feel lonely and would like to exchange ideas with others. You don't have this problem with group travel, because there is always someone there.

a group of men standing by the sea, on the beach and having fun

2. Group travel is safer

In a group you do not offer so much attack surface as alone. Together you can assert yourself better and if something does happen, there is someone there to get help. Traveling alone can be fun, but it can be dangerous. In certain countries and areas traveling alone is not recommended. Especially as a woman you should really think about whether you want to travel alone or rather prefer group trips.

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3. Find the right travel partners

Are you now convinced that a group trip with JoinMyTrip is perfect for you?? Now you're probably wondering how to find cool vacation partners. It's easy with JoinMyTrip! Post your trip online and easily find great travel partners to join you on your group trip.

Three women standing together and laughing

Once you have found your desired travel partners for your travel group, the next step is to plan the trip. There are a few things you should consider before heading out into the world with strangers.

4. Friendly & relaxed

If you travel with a friend or spouse, it often happens that you get on each other's nerves. The good thing about group travel is that you travel with lots of exciting people to meet and talk to. This means that if there is someone in the group that you don't get along with, you can just talk to the others.

5. (On)sharing

Just because you have chosen a travel group, you don't have to be with the entire group around the clock. If you feel you need a day off from your group, simply plan an afternoon alone and don't meet up with the others again until dinner time. After all, we are all adults and everyone will understand that. You can enjoy your time together much more if you have a little time to yourself in the meantime. Speaking of sharing – another benefit of group travel is that each travel partner contributes something to the group. Knowledge, experiences, a helping hand or just a snack in between. Always according to the motto "Sharing is Caring" or "one hand washes the other". You can have time alone, but you also have the advantage that someone is there if you want to be.

A pizza being shared and hands reaching out across a table to grab it

6. Positive & open-minded

Travel groups are an incredible opportunity to make friends for life. Always be open and enjoy the trip to the fullest. Your fellow travelers could be the most interesting and exciting travel companions you ever meet. Traveling becomes unforgettable through the people you meet.

7. Traveling together is cheaper

Another advantage of group travel is that you can share many of the costs. Many tours offer a reduced group price. In addition, you can share the costs of food, accommodation and transportation – because every cent counts when traveling. Did you forget your toothpaste at the last hostel? One of your travel partners is sure to be happy to help out.

A lucky pink pig

Well, have you got the wanderlust and the desire for group travel?? You're sure to find some adventure vacation travel partners here.

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