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Traveling is a great way to relax and unwind, most especially if you will go on a trip with your most trusted girlfriends.
For a while, you can abandon your usual routine, let your hair down, get a massage, taste local delicacies, see a new place, and enjoy long-overdue chitchat with the rest of the squad members.
But how do you organize an all-girl trip anyway? What are the steps involved? How long does it take to plan everything?
Here’s a step by step guide you can follow so you can plan the ultimate getaway with your gals.
Start by knowing who’s going
How many people do you expect to come with you? Are you going on a trip with your three best buddies to celebrate your birthday abroad? Or do you plan to travel with more than 10 people to celebrate your bachelorette party?
It’s crucial to have a rough estimate of everyone that you need to bring along with you so you can make the necessary arrangements for the hotels, transfers, plane tickets and event passes.
After finalizing your guest list, you can proceed to set the tentative date for the trip.
How long do you intend the trip to last? Will it take you 3 days? 4 days? Or one whole week? Will the guests be available if you decide to have a long trip?
Determine where to go and what to do
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Is there a specific place you want to visit?
Do you want to go back to that amazing beach you went to last summer?
What about that music festival announcement you saw on Facebook?
In choosing a travel destination, you have to make sure that it’s safe for tourists. Check the local news in your target dream destination to avoid getting into trouble. Also, it’s useful to read a few things about their culture and tradition. The last thing you want is to anger the local.
Another thing you have to consider is the available activities you can do while you’re in your target country.
If you’re flying to the UK you should drop by their pubs and entertainment hubs. If you’re in the mood for some cheeky fun, you can also hire a male stripper to entertain your guests while you’re at the hotel.
Planning to visit Asian countries like Thailand, the Philippines, and Indonesia? You’re definitely going to love their amazing beaches.
Here a few notable beach destinations in Asia:
- Palawan, Philippines
- Bali, Indonesia
- Jeju Island, South Korea
- Phuket, Thailand
- Akajima, Japan
There are also other awesome places you can visit all over the world such as:
- Machu Picchu, Peru
- Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
- Barcelona, Spain
- New York City, New York
- Sydney, Australia
Think about your budget
Setting the budget is quite a challenging task for many people. As such, early on, you should start estimating much money you can afford to spend on the trip.
Also, you need to determine if you will split the bills with the girls or if someone will take charge of the expenses for food or hotel payment.
To save money, you must book hotel accommodations, plane tickets and group travel packages in advanced.
It’s also helpful to explore the different accommodations available. For example, instead of booking costly hotels, you can try booking an Airbnb home. There are several apartments, cottages and even villas that you can choose from.
Don’t forget to pack the essentials
A few weeks before the trip, you should prepare everything you need for the trip.
Bring your travel documents such as passports and travel visas. Then, make sure you have all your personal essentials, including toiletries, medications, and first aid kit.
Try to help out the other girls in packing. This way, everyone is well-prepared for the getaway.
Keep everyone in the loop
Everyone should know the itinerary for the trip. You can hand them a small note containing all the places you want to go to. Alternatively, you can just brief them about the trip a few weeks before the departure date.
If you will travel separately, don’t forget to assign a meeting point at the airport, bus terminals or train stations.
As much as possible, everyone should have a copy of the emergency contact numbers, local phrasebook, and other necessary documents.
In case anyone gets separated from the group, she should have access to a hotel transfer, most especially if you’re traveling to a country that doesn’t speak in English.
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Planning the ultimate getaway for your best girlfriends is not that hard. Once you have all the fundamental preparations sorted out, everything will go smoothly. If you want extra assurance, you also create a plan B. After all, sometimes things don’t always go as planned.
Wherever you choose to go for your planned getaway, we hope that you enjoy the trip and form a stronger sisterly bond with your best gals.