Travelling can be loads of fun.
If you’re about to head to a new destination soon, you have two options: group travel and solo travel. Your choice will affect the quality of your travel.
Not sure whether you should be with a group or you should be on your own?
Well, here are some factors that you need to weigh in.
Traveling with a group of people makes the trip relatively easy. Travel agencies offer all-inclusive group travel packages.
There’s no need for you to figure out the best landmarks to see, transportation, food, and accommodation. All you need to do is to show up.
And with companions around and a travel agency’s tour guide, you’re less likely to get lost. If ever you do get lost, you’ll have companions which will all help you find the way. You won’t be alone.
If you’re with a group, you’ll always have someone around. Together, you can ride one of those minicoaches and just sit back and relax.
If you’d like, you may get more info on minicoaches at MiniBuses.
On the flip side, you may not get to say the same with solo travel. Because you’ll be on your own, it’s up to you to make reservations and manage all the details of your trip.
Then there’s the cost of traveling, which is an important factor to consider.
Group travel may be cheaper if you base the expenses on the amount of money that each member contributes. But it’s actually the costlier option because each part of your trip is pre-determined.
You don’t get to choose. Instead, the travel agency does all the work.
For example, there’s the choice of hotels. While you want to, you can’t stay in a cheap hotel because your travel agency has already picked one for you.
But if you’re a solo traveler, you can make all the decisions. If you want to, you can choose the cheapest hotel, walk (instead of riding a cab) to all your destinations, dine at cheap restaurants, and more!
3. Need for Independence
If your aim is to travel with a great sense of independence, group travel may not be the better choice.
Usually, group travel limits your experiences to only those that the other members want to experience. If you want to go swimming in a nearby lake, you may need the others’ approval first.
On the other hand, you can be as independent as you want if you’re on your own. You have the freedom to go wherever and do whatever you want.
Unlike group travel, solo travel offers flexibility. You can change your plans at the last minute without having to check with others.
For example, you can have an impromptu coffee date. If you’ve originally planned a trip to an art gallery, you can cancel it in favor of having coffee with a new acquaintance.
Both group travel and solo travel have their own pros and cons. The decision on which is the better approach is up to you.
What may be the winner for somebody else may not be the same for you. Just go with what works for you. After all, you’ll be the one traveling.