There’s nothing as joyful as travelling with friends and creating memories that will last you forever. It’s one of the best things in life and everyone should make a friend’s trip happen with their boy or girl gang. However, most of the times these trips aren’t possible when you and your friends have joined the corporate sector. Your holidays will not match and you might not even have the energy. So, the best time to go out with your friends is when you are still in college and have some free time in hand. But, college life means a budget trip.
Does that make you upset? Well, you don’t have to be because here’s how you can make a group trip happen without burning a hole in your pocket.
If you will be taking a flight, it’s better to get the cheapest domestic flight tickets available. Don’t bother about the food on air or other luxuries because when you can always carry your own food and adjust a little for a few hours. Saving on tickets is the first and most important way of cutting down travel expenses by a notch.
Most airline companies offer group and students discounts to attract young travellers. So, once you have set a date, look up different offers and contact the airlines to know exactly how much discount they are willing to offer. Usually, the more the number of people, the higher will be the discount. So, convince all your friends to make this trip so that all of you can have a good time without spending too much.
You might be sharing a room with your best friend in your college hostel but wouldn’t it be exciting if you get to share a dorm with all your friends? And that too on a vacation? Yes, youth hostels can make that possible for you. You can contact them in advance and let them know how many beds you will be needing and for how many days. This way, your group can stay in the same dorm and spend the nights away chatting and enjoying.
Renting 2 to 3 cars for your huge group is always going to be more expensive than just taking the bus or metro. So, get bus or rail passes and make use of them while you are exploring a new place. You will save a lot of money when you use public transport.
Now that you know how to plan a trip with your friends on a shoestring budget, go and start preparing for it. Don’t forget to take a lot of pictures!