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Family reunions, bachelorette parties and even sites such as VRBO and Airbnb that rent large, communal spaces are on the rise at the moment, meaning that large groups are traveling together more often.
“In theory, embarking on a group trip means you’ll get to explore the world with some of your favorite people. In practice, it can devolve into fights over itinerary, haggling over hotels and bickering with your siblings in front of your parents, even though you may all be full-grown adults,” wrote Melissa Locker for Travel + Leisure.
With so many people and personalities on one trip, what should travelers expect? Travel + Leisure has some tips for large groups traveling together to make the adventure as amazing as possible.
One suggestion is to head to a resort where there is something for everyone.
“Most resorts also offer kids clubs, which gives parents the chance to enjoy some quality adult time. Plus, resorts make meal time easy with large dining rooms and tables big enough for everyone,” wrote Locker.
Don’t be afraid to be democratic in what you do, said Locker.
“Have everyone choose one must-see item or one must-do activity and then vote on what takes place — majority rules,” she suggested.
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Try to keep activities to a minimum.
“Managing the itinerary for a large group — particularly one with children in the mix — is trying at the best of times and the last thing you want to add to your vacation is a lot of stress. Instead, limit big outings or activities to one per day, be it museum trips or a visit to the Blue Lagoon,” said Locker.
Ready to take your friends on an adventure? Read on here for more tips.