Travelling alone, has become increasingly popular over the years, especially for students and young adults. Which is obvious, as travelling alone helps you develop certain skills, like being independent, and gives you a getaway from a student’s hectic life. However, despite all this, travelling alone cannot really compare to travelling with a friend or a group of friends.
Travelling with friends, is usually much more exciting than travelling on your own. Even before the trip even starts, you friends are eager to leave, especially when you start talking about ideas regarding what to do, which results in planning becomes more exciting. Since more people are involved, things to do become more diverse as usually, different people come up with different things, and introduce you to activities that you would have never thought of trying alone, that could end up becoming a hobby of yours.
Travelling with a big group of people, rather than travelling alone, usually means, that wherever you go, there will always be at least one person that would want to join you. Which makes you feel safer, and more comfortable. Going with a big group of friends could also become cheaper and much more affordable, due to cutting down on things like transport and lodging. Friends, could also make your life easier. Everyone knows different things and has different skills, that could make life easier when abroad. You could be with someone that knows about the life style and culture of the country you are visiting, or knows/is better at doing certain things that you are, which could you could take advantage of. Going away with a couple of friends, allows you to become very close, and learn things about each other you wouldn’t have noticed during everyday life.
Even though travelling with friends could be very fun and entertaining, there are some things to keep in mind which could prevent you from ruining your holiday. Just because you’re away with a friend, or a group of friends, doesn’t mean you must stay with them throughout the whole trip. If on any occasion you would rather do something different from what they have planned, go for it! Travelling with different people, could also mean you have different budgets, and limits to your spending. So be careful with your spending, and stick to your budget. Just because your friends are doing something that costs money, doesn’t mean you have to as well.
Travelling with some friends is a must-do, especially if you are a student with friends that might move away at any moment, make the most of the limited time you have together!