Have you ever been in the space of answering yourself about whether you should be traveling with a group or go solo? Well, both of them have their own advantages and disadvantages.
Considering billions of people traveling every year across various destinations, each of them may have a different mindset. Some would love traveling with a group while some would love going solo. So it is all up to your thoughts which leads you to a final decision.
Solo travelers are more focused on being independent. They love their ways of exploring new places and connecting with strangers. Traveling solo is a dream for many but only a few of them make their way out of it.
We have traveled with groups most of the time and we love the way group travels add that extra energy to our journey. Although traveling with a group has some cons as you won’t get enough time for yourself at a place or you may find a groupmate spoiling your trip, it is up to you how to tackle such situations and enjoy your trip.
We have found a brighter side of traveling with groups and thought of sharing the same with you.
1) You will find new like-minded people while traveling with a group:-
The most interesting fact about travelers is that they love to connect with new people. Traveling in a group is an added advantage to you as you will meet all the like-minded people. People who share the same interest as yours.
People who have spared some time off their busy schedules and joined you in your journey. It feels exciting and interesting when you meet people who share a special bond of traveling together.
2) You will feel secure and relaxed when you are traveling with a group:-
Traveling solo is nerve-wracking for many people. They avoid traveling solo due to the fear of getting lost in unknown places, getting robbed or being misguided. To face these fears, you can confidently start traveling with groups. As you will be surrounded by a group, there are no chances of feeling insecure about being away from your comfort zone.
Most travelers even travel solo to challenge their fears and break their fear factor. But if you are not confident about going solo, traveling in a group will be the best fit for you. You will eventually start gaining some confidence, reshape your thoughts and then be ready to hit the road solo if you want.
3) You will not feel lonely:-
In a group, there will always be someone sitting beside you, sharing their stories or even asking you about your life. You will not feel lonely in any corner of the world while you are traveling in a group. There will be people singing around you, cracking jokes and making a hell lot of nonsense stuff that creates a journey memorable.
You will miss these things on a solo trip. Although some people would like to spend some “me time”, that’s not what you would always expect on a group trip.
4) Suits your wallet:-
The most important and beneficial part of traveling in a group is not bothering your wallet for more money. If you are traveling, you would know how much money flows out of your wallet even for small things. Most of your accommodation and travel expenses will be shared among the groupmates which is best suited for a budget trip. Also, most of the places offer group discounts which will help you with cost-cutting.
5) Someone from the group is always there to click your photos:-
Although you have tripods and selfie sticks to click your own photos, you won’t have to waste your time setting the perfect angle and getting it done by someone in the group. You will have time to experiment with new angles through someone’s perspective which would be otherwise time-consuming with a tripod.
On the other side, you will have a bunch of new memories with the group pictures to cherish in the future.
6) You will find new ideas floating in when you are traveling with a group:-
As you will meet all the like-minded people, you will find new ideas from their experiences. You will receive advice from people who travel frequently on how travel changes your life, how it is helpful in shaping your thoughts and how you can add new experiences into your life.
You will start observing the changes in your mindset as you travel, but listening to others experiences adds some sort of new direction to the way you think.
7) You won’t have to worry about the next steps:-
In group trips, most of the things are planned. So you won’t have to scratch your brain thinking about what to do next. In case of unexpected situations, you will have someone to help you find solutions to any problems. In other words, you will have different opinions from different people on tackling any difficult situations.
So, wrapping up on the list of reasons that you should know for deciding why traveling with a group helps you in your journeys. Do you have any such memories from your group journeys? We would love to hear from you! Drop them in the comments below and let us know if you have found any other reason for traveling with a group.