It really doesn’t matter whether you’re a seasoned backpacker or a newbie to the whole solo travel scene, group travel really does have something for everyone and here are 10 reasons why group travel is for everyone…
Completely hassle-free 🙌🏼
Planning that big adventure can be quite a daunting task, maybe you struggle to find the time or you have absolutely no idea where to start. The backbone behind group travel really is in the ‘planning’, travel companies have teams of passionate individuals that are desperate to find not only the best experiences but also the most unique & local. Obviously, you need to sift through the reviews, find out exactly what’s included in each trip – but if there is one thing we know for sure… doing it alone will take far more time & preparation!
Almost everything included 🏝
Worrying about your budget and whether you will run out of money is never a nice feeling when you’re on the road. Such a huge benefit of group travel is the feeling that pretty much everything is included from the moment you arrive until the moment you leave; airport pickup, accommodation, transport, activities, local experiences and of course your group leader will know all the best places to eat and drink (my favourite!).
Instant group of travel buddies 👫
One of the toughest things about solo travel is stepping outside your comfort zone and pushing yourself to make friends along the way. Well, that is why group travel is such an incredible way to knock down that barrier. From the moment you arrive, you will have an instant group of friends all itching to share the adventure with people just like you! What makes it even more special is that you’ll meet people on group tours that share the same passion and love for travel as you do. Friends back home will always be your friends, but the buddies you meet on your travels will always be ITCHING to jump on that next ADVENTURE with you!
Travel is always safer in numbers 💪🏼
Travelling alone can always be a little daunting. Plus booking that last-minute trip doesn’t always give you the time and confidence to do it on your own. Group travel is such a great way to bridge the gap between having the freedom of travelling solo and the safety and security of doing it within a package. You just simply reserve your spot, get your flight ticket booked and turn up at the airport where one of the team will be there to pick you up… easy right?!
Stepping outside your comfort zone 🙈
Joining a group tour will give you the heaviest appetite of FOMO while you look at what others are doing and naturally ‘follow the crowd’ as they say. You will experience things that you never knew you had any interest in and the bond you will form within the group will give you that confidence to take on any adventure!
Becoming part of a community 💕
I touched on this a little earlier, but imagine joining a travel community of individuals that share the same desire to jump on a flight halfway across the world in search of new adventures and life-changing experiences? Well with the power of social media and online communities like the ‘Feel Free Family’ you’ll have this network of friends at your fingertips. Also, it’s a great place to find out about new and exciting experiences that we are working on!
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It’s much more affordable! 💰
Ok, so you might be reading this intrigued considering you’ve read a few blogs online by Nomadic Mat saying you can travel on as little as $30 per day. But in reality to achieve that you’ll need to plan things out and spend a huge amount of time researching places to stay and things to do (to save money). Group travel companies on the other hand are able to hustle a good deal because they book everything in larger numbers. Where you’d probably never be able to afford to stay in boutique hotels or floating bungalows in the rainforest – group travel companies are able to give you that huge benefit & value.
Flexibility when booking 🤸🏼♀️
As we all know from the recent events of 2020 (I don’t want to mention the ‘C’ word), the importance of flexibility when booking that big adventure is hugely important. This is such a big reason why group travel companies will give that worry-free feeling when booking your trip. Always be looking for ‘Free Date Changes’, ‘Low deposits’ and the ability to ‘Book Now, Pay Later’ when planning your trip.
Free time in the best spots ☕️
Just because you’re booking a group tour doesn’t mean you are joined at the hip with your groupies 24/7. The trips have been carefully crafted to give you free time in all the best places for shopping, brunch cafés, hiking and any other things that take your fancy. Naturally, the groups tend to stick together with the expert guidance of your Group Leader.
Your Group Leader & Local Guides 🤠
I thought I would leave the best until last – your Group Leader and Local Guide will be there for you every minute of every day, it really doesn’t matter whether you need help communicating, need someone to talk to or you’re in need of a dance partner. What makes these individuals so special is their passion for travel and their ability to keep everything moving so effortlessly.
Well there you have it… ‘10 reasons why you should consider group travel‘ on your next adventure. Hopefully, we’ve inspired you to get planning and make that next trip a group one!