How To Plan A Trip With Friends (Without Actually Planning)

We all agree that travelling with friends can be a meaningful and worthwhile experience. But the same can’t be said for planning a trip with friends, which is often daunting for many –or to that one person who got arrowed. Selecting the right flights, hotels, things to do and all the other imperative factors can get pretty vexing, particularly when you need the green light from every single person in your clique. Despite this, you can still spare your sanity If you are looking for a trip without much planning while being able to meet and perhaps surpass all your friends’ expectations.

Setting The Agenda

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Setting the agenda is the most critical aspect when planning your squad’s dream vacation. This is where everyone lays down their expectations and notify others of the things that they wish or don’t wish to do, among others. For instance, your friends might want to pamper themselves with the best luxury by spending their day at spas, shopping and savouring on local delicacies. While you on the other hand prefer to explore the off the beaten track, hike up snow capped mountains and gaze at the endless horizons. If this sounds like the kind of situation you guys are in, then it is time to reevaluate your holiday agenda together.

Setting the agenda collectively puts everyone on the same page, and it is also a great time to reach a consensus in terms of how your precious vacation time is going to unfold. Let us forewarn that this part might perhaps be the hardest because each friend would interpret their ideal holiday differently. So be prepared to figure a way to converge everybody’s interests, sort of like a wildcard trip.

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Once you have settled the agenda, treat yourself to a nice teh bing because we know it wasn’t exactly easy doing so. Next, to expedite the process, pick a reliable person whom everyone could share their passport details with. He or she should also be able to manage bookings and payments on behalf of your friends.

Let us give you a tip. The person aforementioned has to ensure that he or she has all the correct details before proceeding with the booking, and if possible, not be broke. Speaking from experience, a friend of mine once fell short of cash when completing a flight booking on the group’s behalf so a few of us had to fork out varying amounts to fulfill the payment. It later on became arduous when we had to repay each other, considering that we were a rather large group. As such, it can get difficult to keep track if there are many people handling the payments.

Curating with Anywhr

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Here is where the real planning will take place; picking the flights, accommodation and all of that. If you and your friends are looking to skip past this stage, then book your trip with Anywhr. We’ll pick a destination that is tailored to your preferences, along with the flights, accommodation, relevant documents and more to make it a smooth sailing trip. All we need is your budget (which exists in 3 tiers - Budget, Regular and Luxury) and theme, such as Getaway, Experience and Adventure.

In the simplest terms, a Getaway trip would be great for those looking to escape from the hectic city life at a cosy destination to rejuvenate. An Experience on the other hand is for travellers who would want to have a taste of the local way of life and culture, while Adventure is suited for those adrenaline seekers whose mantra is YOLO. Want to have a mix or can’t decide on what works best? Pick a Wildcard instead. This is also where you can disclose your preferences to make the trip more personalised. So if you can’t swim, this is a good time to let the surprise trip curators know.

Additionally, you and your friends would receive a personalised Travelogue that would provide you with all sorts of information from the time of your flight to the local dishes you should try. Oh and did we mention that your destination is a surprise? You and your friends will only know where you would be going once you arrive at the airport.

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So What Now?

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With Anywhr taking care of virtually everything for you and your clique, there are still a few things you could do. Like packing your bags, checking that your passport is valid, taking shots at guessing where you guys might actually end up, the list goes on. My friends and I typically shop together just to make sure we all have the required things before embarking on our holiday.

It is possible to book a trip without actually planning. The only homework for travellers vacationing together is that they have to set their agenda and decide on how they’re going to spend their holiday together. Gone are the days where planning for trips with friends seem like a nightmare. If you choose to go Anywhr together, there is even a surprise element to make it a whole lot more exciting for everyone. Remember to only open your Travelogue at the airport!


AUTHOR: KASSHIF

A guy that has a thing for world maps, he is often planning an adventure, out on an adventure, or watching a documentary about what could possibly be his next adventure.

A guy that has a thing for world maps, he is often planning an adventure, out on an adventure, or watching a documentary about what could possibly be his next adventure.