There is a ‘heckofalot’ of fun in numbers, especially when you travel with similarly minded and fun-seeking friends and family members. You may want to consider asking a few friends or family members to join you on your next vacation, unless you’re planning a honeymoon, anniversary trip, or a romantic getaway for two, of course. Here are a few great reasons why this type of travel can really enhance your experience:
1. When a work-related group, such as any type of business or professional firm gets away from the stresses of the business at the end of a busy season, they get a chance to blow off some steam and make some fabulous memories together. This can lead to happiness in the workplace, and even improve the long-term employee retention numbers in the business. The company that plays together…stays together!
2. Extended families often live miles apart and the average family with children usually has such an incredibly busy schedule that it is often impossible to enjoy each other. It is becoming more and more common for a member of the family – oftentimes a grandparent – to spearhead (and sometimes pay for) a multigenerational family group to get away together. Grandparents would rather enjoy the vacation and experience of having all of their children and Grandchildren together now than leave them the money later. Cruising is also a very popular extended-family getaway because there are so many onboard activities that appeal to all different age groups. It’s a relaxed and fun atmosphere that allows all ages to have fun and spend time with each other.
3. It is also becoming more popular for groups of friends to get away together. It’s even an opportunity for friends who have kids the same ages to consider this. How much fun would it be to have the kids all playing together at the beach or pool while the adults enjoy a cocktail and a little adult R&R. If there are older kids involved, they can even take turns watching the younger ones while the grown-ups go out for a rare childless dinner. There are built-in playmates for both the youngsters and the adults alike!
So, have you been inspired to get a small group together for your next vacation? It may end up being your favorite vacation EVER!
Why not consider getting away with some friends and family and make some amazing memories at the same time too? It’s a potential “Win-Win” for everyone involved!