Travel with a group of friends is one of the best ways to see the world. You’ll make memories of a lifetime when exploring each new country together, expanding your horizons and deepening your friendship.
1. It’s like summer camp for grown ups!
All the fun you had as a kid minus the sleeping bags. Sleepovers every night!
2. People watching by yourself is creepy.
Airports, bus stations and bars in foreign countries are prime real estate for people watching. But flying solo on this mission may make you look like “that guy.” Don’t be that guy.
3. You already agree on fun.
Is waking up at the crack of dawn to watch the sunrise over the ocean fun? Or is seeing the sunrise as you exit the club fun? Most likely you and your friends already agree on this one so there’s less angst in planning the itinerary.
4. That one time in Managua…
The stories (and blackmail material) you’ll gather will be unforgettable memories. Whether it’s the sound she made when that fish brushed up against her foot or the breathtaking view you shared of the moon’s reflection in the surf.
5. Stuff happens.
Wouldn’t you rather be stuck in an airport during a weather delay with a group of your best buds than riding it out by yourself? And if you do find yourselves in a jam, more heads are better in trying to find a solution.
6. Friends beget friends.
You’ll meet more people. A bunch of people laughing and enjoying themselves attracts more fun people looking to join in.
7. Buddies make you brave.
Are you really going to go cliff diving by yourself? Let’s be honest here. Having someone there to egg you on, or hold your hand as the case may be, helps you push your limits. Isn’t trying new things what travel is all about?
8. The anticip… wait for it …ation.
Your trip is three months from now but you’ve been sending each other snaps of your destination for weeks now. That and drawing straws to see who has to room with Dave because he snores like a warthog.
But seriously, isn’t everything more fun with your buds?