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Group Travel Ideas You Haven't Thought Of

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You’ve heard the quote "There is strength in numbers”. Well, there is also a a lot of fun in numbers, especially when you travel with like-minded and friends and family members. Unless you are planning a honeymoon, anniversary trip, or simply a romantic getaway for two, consider asking a few friends or family members to join you on your next vacation.

Here are several reasons:

1. Imagine a work-related group, for example an accounting firm, getting away from the stresses of the office at the end of tax season. They get the chance to blow off some steam and make fantastic memories together. The result? Happiness in the workplace, and even improvement in employee retention. A colleague of mine recently accompanied a real estate firm on a post-busy-season getaway, and I heard that the thoughtfulness, generosity of the business owners in providing their employees this rewarding experience showed in the spirit of their employees. The company that plays together…stays together. Incentive trips like this are better than an office party!

2. Extended families living miles apart: the average family with children usually has such an incredibly busy schedule that time to enjoy each other is precious. It is becoming more and more common for a member of the family – usually a grandparent – to spearhead (and sometimes pay for) a multi-generational family getaway. I am currently working with a family's custom tour of Ireland this summer to trace their heritage – funded by Grandma. She would rather enjoy the vacation and experience of having all of her children together now than leave them the money later. Cruising is also a very popular extended-family getaway because there are onboard activities that appeal to different age groups. It’s a very relaxed and fun atmosphere that allows everyone to have fun, reconnect, and enjoy each other. 

3. If you'd rather leave work AND family behind, then what about your friends? You get together with them anyway, so why not a vacation? OR maybe you don't see them enough - the college friends; the former neighbors you keep in touch with but haven't seen in ages; friends you have that don't know each other, but you think they'd really click; friends who have kids the same ages! What a blast that would be - built-in playmates for youngsters and adults alike! When a family books a spring break getaway or summer vacation, I usually ask if there are friends or family members that might enjoy taking this trip with them. Most of the time, they end up sharing the info and thanking me for thinking of the idea.'re welcome.

Who do you know that you actually like? Your pickleball friends, your Friday night card-playing friends, your martial arts class, your work project team, the neighbors in your cul-de-sac, your fraternity/sorority mates, the book club, golf buddies, church choir, the other Scout troop parents, your sales team, band mates, the friends you go to sip-and-paint with, the friends you share recipes with, the garden club and historical society. Okay, your turn; how many can you think of...go!

So, have I inspired you to get a small group together for your next adventure? It could end up being your favorite vacation EVER! Grab your peeps and let's plan your friends-and-family getaway, making amazing memories that last a lifetime.

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