Have you ever wondered how travelers across the world bond with strangers and make friendships so easily? Well, everyone of us dreams to experience that but it all boils down when we think of traveling with strangers. We know, at first, it all seems nerve wracking. But let us tell you, traveling with a group has countless benefits!
If you are planning to travel with a group on your next trip, then we would say that you are just gonna experience a hell lot of new things. So, congratulations and cheers to new experiences! While traveling with a group, you’ll not only explore new things but also find happiness in the smallest of moments.
We’ve been traveling with groups for a while now and we cannot wait to share our experience with you. So let’s get started to find the reasons why traveling with a group is beneficial.
1) Find new like-minded people:-
These days, making new friends isn’t hard, but finding the real ones is! That’s why we all prefer connecting to those who share the same interests as us. So, when you travel with a group, you find people with common interests
. And to be honest, the majority of these travelers are happy-go-lucky creatures so making friendships with them is like taking a walk in the park. In the long run, only a few of these people might stay in touch but connecting with them will always be a rewarding experience.
2) Feel secure and relaxed:-
Does solo travel feel like a nerve-wracking experience to you? If so, then group travels have got you covered. With no more worrisome moments, you get to explore the world on your own terms. This companionship, more than just a support, gives you the confidence to see the world with different eyes.
You will always find people surrounding you in a group travel which keeps your insecurities and fears at bay. Eventually, your confidence will rise and inspire you to step your foot into new adventures. It may sound unrealistic but when you start experiencing these moments, you will feel your mind at ease!
3) Traveling with a group keeps loneliness at bay:-
While traveling with a group, you will never feel lonely, no matter if you are shy or not. That’s because, there will always be someone to sit beside you and share stories from different walks of life. There will be people singing around you, cracking jokes, making a hell lot of nonsense stuff and creating memorable moments. Sometimes, even if you try to zone out, someone will pick you up and put you in the middle of a group. They will make sure you don’t get carried away with your thoughts.
4) Traveling with a group super affordable:-
Is your budget creating a bottleneck situation for your new travel plans? No worries! You won’t have to empty your wallet while traveling with a group as it is much more affordable than traveling solo. Right from transport to accommodation and food to activities, all of these things get shared among the travelers in a group. This makes room for budget-travel without having to worry about spending hefty sums on single tickets, stays, and food. Plus, many travel chains offer group discounts which makes it affordable to travel for as long as you want.
5) You get free photographers 😛 :-
Although you have tripods and selfie sticks to click your own photos, you will sometimes struggle to find that perfect angle. That’s when having a bunch of heads around becomes beneficial. And the best part? No one denies clicking pictures. So while traveling with a group, see who has the eye for perfection and request them to click your pictures.
You will also find new perspectives for clicking your travel pictures which would otherwise be time-consuming with a tripod. When your new friend is done clicking your pictures, be kind enough to thank them and see if they need any favor from you as well. It’s always better to be generous towards others than being selfish!
6) Welcome new ideas :-
While traveling with a group, you will not encounter a single person but a whole bunch of people. These people are ideally open-minded as they have experienced different stories from their past journeys. No matter if this is their first trip or the 10th, they will always have something worthwhile to share with you. Be it life-advices or how travel has modified their lifestyle, each of their stories will bring you closer to new things. These small talks will eventually create roots in your mind and reshape your thought process, all for the GOOD!
Some of you may find these talking sessions a bit boring or unentertaining. But as you start traveling, you will start valuing them even more. These talks will welcome new ideas in your mind and give a different direction to how you perceive things in your life.
7) Peace of mind, guaranteed!:-
While exploring new places, you will usually feel stressed about finding places for accommodations or managing your transport. But when you travel with a group, the tour leader takes care all of these things. So, all you have to do is, sit back and enjoy things as they come. You won’t have to scratch your brain thinking about your next steps. Group trips are meant for enjoying more and worrying less, so there’s peace of mind guaranteed! In case any problem arises, you will have people around you to find solutions.
Still confused about whether or not to join a group trip?
To clear your mind, just find what your needs are! Do you want to travel independently but fear going solo? Do you want to challenge your fears? Eager to learn new things and meet new people? Are you excited to try something new yet challenging?
If you are saying ‘Yes’ to any of these questions, then buddy you should definitely go on a group trip, AT LEAST ONCE IN YOUR LIFETIME!
We are sure you will come back with a different version of YOU!