6 Tips for Planning a Group Road-trip with your Friends


A mere mention of a group road-trip makes one jot down the list of things to do and places to visit. A road trip that too in a group can be tiring if the mode of transportation is not spacious. But it can be entertaining, comfortable, and personalized when a charter bus for rent is available. Apart from commuting issues, logistical challenges are also bound to happen when it comes to planning a road trip with a group. Therefore, it becomes essential to plan ahead to ensure a comfortable journey and effective time management.

How to avoid road-trip chaos?

1. Decide the Duration of the Trip

Be it a road trip or any vacation, it is essential to plan the length of the trip according to everyone’s work schedule, and if children are involved then their school timings. It helps in deciding whether to opt for a weekend getaway or an extended vacation. So, the first step is to consult with your group of friend and determine if you are taking a long weekend or it’s a two-day

2. Make a Budget and Dutch

Budgeting is crucial for the smooth flow of a group road-trip. When all the members of the group contribute the exact amount, expenses will be shared, and one can enjoy the best of the locations in budget. Especially when it comes to hotel bookings then you can get best deals while booking in advance and in bulk. Along with its fuel expenses, food expenses and other miscellaneous expenses can be shared that will make the group vacation a smooth and memorable event.

3. Make Bookings in Advance

Accommodation plays a crucial role as after hours of a long drive; one needs a comfortable place to crash. The ideal way to plan a trip is to book the accommodation in advance as it can be booked at a discounted price, and rooms in the prime hotels will be available that may not be available on the spot. Along with accommodation, make advance bookings of essential events and entertainment packages that may not be available on the spot.

4. Have an Alternate Accommodation

At times, there can be a misunderstanding that can jeopardize your initial plans, or you may not like the place you booked earlier. In such cases, it is necessary to have an alternate accommodation in mind and contact them for on the spot booking. Along with it, while traveling for long hours, you might need to take a halt to spend the night in motel, so keep in mind the right place to crash mid-way while traveling in a group.

5. Research and Customize Itinerary

Whether you are going for a weekend getaway or an extended holiday, itinerary needs to be planned and customized. If you are visiting a place for the first time then research about the popular sighting options, talk to the travel advisor and accordingly make a personalized itinerary after consulting with your group of friends. You can even book a theme package like historical places, adventure sports, etc. It will help you use the limited time at your disposal in the right manner by visiting sites you always wanted to visit.

6. Choose Comfort Over Everything

Group of youngsters prefer adventure activities or pull an all-nighter while traveling long distances, but it isn’t the right way. One should opt for comfort over everything as a tired group won’t be able to enjoy on reaching the destination.

To conclude, proper planning can make the road trip a super successful and memorable moment of your life. It will not only strengthen your bond but will also make you plan such trip more often, so always plan ahead and make arrangements for a group road-trip.


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