Travel is one of the most wonderful and enriching experiences out there. Traveling with friends can make your trip even more enjoyable, no matter how old the members of your group are.
My husband and I have taken multiple trips with friends who are also 50+, and we’ve found that there are a few things you can do to make the trip more enjoyable for all.
Here are nine ways to ensure that every member of your 50+ travel group has a great time.
1. Plan, Plan, Plan
The most important thing is to get together either in person or online prior to the trip to discuss expectations and make important decisions so that everyone is on the same page. Some of the points that need to be discussed are listed below.
2. Discuss Finances
One person’s budget could be much larger than another’s. Some older people are on a fixed income, so it is important to agree on costs ahead of time so that everyone is aware of the expenses they will incur.
Be sure to include meals (whether you’re planning on cooking or eating out), paper or plastic products if renting a house, etc.
One person should not be footing the bill for incidental expenses or food. “We will figure it out later” is not a good strategy. Expenses are often forgotten that way, and when things are finally figured out, others might fail to pay up.
3. Be Flexible And Have Patience
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