vacations with a group

@savypat (20248)
United States
March 7, 2013 2:15pm CST
How do you feel about this? We have many friends who vacation with their club or other group. What do you think? I have only vacationed with my family, often we have met up with others we knew and that was preplanned, but most of the vacation was done on our own. I'm talking about road trips here.
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@ryanong (9697)
• Vietnam
8 Mar 13
It is a good idea also. however, it is better if there are 5-6 people in a group only. If there are many people, it is difficult to have the same idea of visiting, eating, etc...
@suni51 (1828)
8 Mar 13
I agree more than 3-4 is crowd as far such trips are concerned. I would prefer to go with one or two though.
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• Philippines
8 Mar 13
It would be fun! We are the opposite actually. Been to a lot of vacations with close friends, we'd argue over where to eat and which way to follow but we would always end up enjoying every single walk and every teasing. Also, you'll have freedom to do more things than when you are with family because you'd always prioritize family safety. With friends, going into much adventure and challenge is exciting. Example: I would rather stay in a room while it's comfortable for the night with the family than go sleep on a camping tent at the peak of the mountain. Or I would eat on a restaurant where the family is compared to just pick up some fruits on a trek to the mountain. Try it :)
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@cttolledo (1711)
• Philippines
8 Mar 13
I always do that..I both like traveling with friends and family, but I did it in a separate travel.. I usually go on vacation with my friends just to release stress from work for atleast once a year. And most of the time went to my hometown where my parents resides and take a few days there for a vacation.
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@suni51 (1828)
8 Mar 13
Group traveling is lot of fun especially by car where you have options to stay at places of your choice or wherever you find a place to stop for mini picnic. I have had many such opportunities with friends when we started for a particular place and never reached to the actual destination because we spent lot of time on the way itself. Not disappointed though.
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@Iriene88 (5352)
• Malaysia
8 Mar 13
I have joined a couple of road trips with friends. It is quite fun and different from the usual family vacation. The activities and itineraries will be different too. Once in a while having this kind of trip is really good, friends bonding is important too. I and my ex-colleague was thinking of a 2 day 1 night road trip in this coming April.
@Mavic123456 (7910)
• Thailand
8 Mar 13
i don't feel comfortable having other people in a vacation. Such scary for me... I don't know about this but I feel awkward. However, if the other family members are okay with it I can go along the flow.
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@Metatronik (5899)
• Pasay, Philippines
8 Mar 13
I've never tried to have vacation or even road trip with friends, it's always been with my family and relatives. As much as we want then it conflicts with out schedule.
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@chiyosan (29389)
• Philippines
8 Mar 13
WOW!! I love road trips especially if i am with my friends who are very close to me. I have gone on road trips before with my BF and his family, or friends... well it sure was really a great experience and i like that it is planned, not something we thought of suddenly and go - i need to plan for road trips so i know that we got everything covered as well. :)
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@jricky1 (6809)
• China
8 Mar 13
Some people indeed like package tour when they travel.But i personally like independent trip and there are many backpackers also here at mylot.It's nice to hear that you gonna have a road trip and it's cool to relax yourself,just go with your family.I bet you'll have a happy trip and enjoy the place.
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@aejey322 (1006)
• Philippines
8 Mar 13
What a coincident, my colleagues here have gone yesterday to have a trip to our Boracay Island. I also have tried having a vacation with some close friends from the office some years ago. It was also fun because you get to travel with somebody new. I mean yes I know them in the office. We hang out sometimes. But travelling is different because you get to be together all throughout the travel period. So I got to know them better.
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@jenny1015 (13394)
• Philippines
8 Mar 13
I think that it is fun but I really have not joined my friends with such vacations. I just always have vacations with the family.
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@Porcospino (16435)
• Denmark
8 Mar 13
Some years ago I travelled with a large group. We rented a bus and went to Italy together. It was a nice trip and we visited many different places, but it was hard to agree about the places that we wanted to visit and the things we wanted to do during the trip. Most of the time we divided our group in smaller groups and did different things. In the evening we met and had dinner together. It was a lot of fun to have dinner in a large group, but I don't think that it would have been realistic to spend all day together because we had different wishes. Since that time I haven't travelled in a group. I am married now and my husband and I travel together. I love travelling with my husband.
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@wolfie34 (26881)
• United Kingdom
7 Mar 13
That is not something I would be comfortable with to be honest, whenever I travel I prefer to go alone, that way I can please myself, go where I want, when I want without compromise. I guess it's down to personal choice. Mind you I don't socialize at all. I have anxiety issues and I just don't 'mix' I am more comfortable in my own company than with anyone else.
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@sk66rc (4264)
• United States
7 Mar 13
I usually travel alone... Either that or with my girlfriend & my daughter... There are times I took a trip for work related reasons & I've been with whole bunch of people but that's little different... I usually like traveling alone...
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• Philippines
7 Mar 13
I have tried taking a vacation with a group. It's a local online forum here in the country and we decided to see each other. We're a group of 20 and decided to meet up in a province. Upon reaching the said province, we took a bus for 6 hours then a boat going to the island (beach resort) and stayed for 4 days and three nights. It was a fun experience and we had some water activities. Ghost hunting at night instead of drinking. We were running like children and it was fun to meet the people I only talk to the net.
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@blackrusty (3532)
• Mexico
7 Mar 13
some times depend on where or what you do you can save alot of money that hard earned stuff if your travel and do things as a group and it could be fun as well I think if i knew of people that loved to travel I would try it at least once
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@dorannmwin (36608)
• United States
8 Mar 13
This was something that I did quite often when I was younger as I didn't have the knowledge to plan my own vacations and it was also something that saved me quite a bit of money as well. However, that isn't something that I think would be a good idea for me now based on where I am in my life right now. I think that group vacations are a great idea for younger people or for older people, but I really don't think they are a great idea for someone like me that is still the mother of younger children.