Do you intend to set aside everything and travel the world? Do you want to meet new people, see new places, taste foods from all over the world, and make unforgettable memories? Traveling in a large group with family and friends should be enjoyable rather than frustrating. Your group can have a good time, make memories, and stay organized with proper planning.
This quick step-by-step guide is specifically for you. We’ve got you covered on everything from trip planning and research to packing tips and finances.
1. Research and plan your trip: Many travelers believe that traveling the world necessitates a meticulous plan. On the contrary, we advise travelers to take an impromptu trip because some of the best travel moments are those that are unplanned. Without a detailed itinerary, the trip feels like a true adventure. It is a good idea to plan a rough itinerary that includes a short list of
must-see attractions for each location you intend to visit. Accept recommendations on the fly wherever you go and just try to be wherever you are. Returning home with only photographs and no memories of those world-famous landmarks will not suffice. The majority of your time should be spent researching visas. Many visas can be obtained when you arrive in the destination country, while others must be applied for well in advance.
2. See your doctor: Before you leave, make an appointment with your primary care physician and inform him that you will be traveling around the world. Get a general checkup and your routine vaccinations updated. Vaccinations may sound painful, but some countries require you to have certain shots before entering the country. If you use prescription drugs, particularly narcotics and psychotropics, you should learn about the laws in the countries you intend to visit. Finding the regulations for each destination can be difficult; a good tip is to seek advice from the embassies and consulates in those countries. Finding the regulations for each destination can be difficult; a good tip is to seek advice from the embassies and consulates in those countries.
3. Plan your finances: Travel medical insurance is required. You’ll be glad you have it in the event of an unexpected injury or illness. Depending on your age, you may be able to obtain insurance for less than a dollar per day. Most international insurance carriers have a large network of providers, so you won’t have to pay for treatment out of pocket. Carrying a large amount of cash while traveling can be risky. However, ATMs can be unreliable in many places, and having too little cash is also a problem. In an emergency, it’s a good idea to have someone back home (such as a parent) who can access your bank account and wire you money. Carry both a MasterCard and a Visa card because, contrary to popular belief, they are not universally accepted.
4. What to pack: We recommend that travelers pack light and buy what they need as they go if their financial situation allows. Bring quick-drying clothes that you can wash in the hotel sink and hang to dry by the next morning. Purchase two pairs of high-quality walking shoes and good socks. The Savvy Backpacker has a great packing list for both men and women. You should also have duplicates of your passport and any other important travel documents. Take only one set and leave the other at home. If you lose your passport while traveling abroad, it can cost you a lot of time and money in delays. Take one nice outfit for dressing up to travel to the theatre, a concert, or a marriage (you’re getting to make friends while traveling the world, right?). Packing for different climates will only add to your load, and you’ll wonder why you’re carrying all that extra stuff around. Consider making a gift of your belongings or asking friends to store them and ship them to you if and when you need them if you are leaving one climate for another for an extended period.
5. Keep a journal: It’s a good idea to keep a journal or to document your world travels on a blog or social media platform like Instagram. Don’t worry if you are not a very tech-savvy person! Blogging platforms such as Word Press and Tumblr are extremely easy to set up, and you can start making digital entries in minutes. Whether you go old school or the new school,
most people struggle with deciding what to write. Don’t worry about it; just make an entry whenever you have a great experience. Begin small and work your way up; the more you write, the easier it will become. You’ll find your voice eventually, and you’ll look forward to your updates. Your itinerary, a map of your travels, and photographs should all be included in your journal or blog. You can also include tickets, bottle labels, newspaper clippings, receipts, and other items.
6. Book a coach bus: For a large group, public transportation can be stressful and unreliable. Instead, consider how transportation with a large group can be the most difficult challenge during any group trip. Larger groups are frequently unable to be accommodated by taxis and ride-hailing services. For a large group, public transportation can be confusing, stressful, and unreliable. Rather, take a private coach bus. A mini-coach or large coach bus is ideal for large groups because it can accommodate multiple passengers, luggage, and schedules while transporting you to any destination in comfort.
If you visit Miami with your group, don’t forget to call us and book your transportation with us.