Planning a Getaway with Friends: A Guide

Planning a Getaway with Friends: A Guide

(this is a guest post, picture is me in Barcelona!)

It is a time where you’ll make memories for life, strengthen friendships, and have a whale of a time; going on holiday with your friends is filled with fun and excitement as you get to spend quality time with the people you care about most. Choosing where to go and what to do, however, might leave you a little dumbfounded, especially when this may be the first trip you’ve ever organised, let alone taken together! This short, handy guide will give you the first steps to start your journey to making the holiday of a lifetime happen. So, buckle up and get ready to plan the perfect getaway with your nearest and dearest.

Doing your research

The first thing to nail down is your research. While it can be tempting to pick a destination off the wheel of fortune and dive in head first, it isn’t very practical. To begin with, you need to be sure that the place you choose has activities every member of the holiday party wants to do. Then, you need to check if the destination is affordable within your budget and that there are good places to stay. The main criteria, however, is to get excited about this holiday. It is a once in a lifetime experience, and you and your friends deserve to go somewhere that has you all buzzing with anticipation. There are lots of helpful tips on getting to know where you’re going ahead of your journey to get the holiday itinerary organised well ahead of schedule.

The right place to stay

If this is the first holiday you’ve ever booked yourself, or certainly the first time you have visited this destination, you might not know where to start when it comes to booking a hotel. By knowing what to look for when booking a hotel, you will be able to find an affordable but fun place to stay. For example, making sure you read previous guests reviews will help you all build an accurate picture of the accommodation you’re looking at before you commit all your hard-earned money to book it. Making sure you check what is included in your booking is also a must. If your hotel has a spa you all want to use, check to see if this is free to use for guest to avoid turning up and being presented with a large, unexpected cost.

Let’s go to the beach

A popular destination for all holiday goers is the beach as it is the perfect place to relax and get a tan but also surrounded with so many brilliant things to do. When deciding where to go, you can use Coastradar.com to find beaches near where you will be staying so you can plan ahead of time to visit there. Going to the beach will also be a chance for some rest from the busy schedule of a holiday as you try to cram in all the sight-seeing and souvenir shopping.

With this helpful guide, there is now nothing stopping you from planning the perfect holiday with friends.

Thanks for reading,
Emily