Getting the girlfriends together to take a vacation can be hard to do. As you’ve all grown up and started professional lives, jobs take precedence. Sometimes, significant others or career goals overtake other priorities making it easy to drift apart. It’s important to not let that happen because we all need lives outside of our careers and friends other than our partner to keep us sane.
Here are some tips on how to get the girls together and find the money when times are tight, as well as ideas on what to do.
Getting Everyone Onboard
Getting everyone onboard with the idea of going away can be difficult. Some partners might object to the expense of a partner going away with just the girls. Also, not everyone can get the same week or two weeks off work. This means it’s necessary to perhaps do an annual vacation and have a rotating group of friends who come along rather than expecting everyone to do so and getting annoyed when they can’t.
Getting away on a regular basis even with fewer people sets a good annual routine and that’s more important than anything else.
How to Make It Affordable
With more time to save, affording a vacation is that much more likely. Also, consider what everyone’s budget is so that some friends aren’t priced out of the trip because it’s too luxurious. Not every trip needs to be an international one, and you will need to take into account how everyone can go away for. Shorter trips are costlier per day, but usually less expensive overall.
If you don’t have any savings, there’s the old credit card on standby, but it’s easy to get behind with the accumulating debt by just paying the minimum. A better idea is a short term cash advance through a site like LoanPigUSA where smaller amounts are loaned for just a few months. The repayment amounts are structured and can be planned for. That way, you can enjoy your trip more because you’re not worrying about how to repay the plastic upon your return.
Where Should You Go?
Where to go and what to do depends on the interests and sensibilities of the group. One great idea that might appeal is to hit up a city that has a music festival that month. For example, you can check the global map of trance music events to find one that suits you. Some people tour different countries to go to several events like Tomorrowland or the Ultra Music festival to enjoy seeing and hearing the performances from the likes of Armin van Buuren or Tiësto.
There are many new music festivals – not only trance and progressive related – to enjoy in the U.S. and in the rest of the world. If you’re planning this kind of trip, book early for the event and the accommodation as reservations go fast!
Losing touch with your friends as they drift away in adulthood is a terrible thing. It’s very difficult to reconnect with them once this sets in. Don’t let this happen by organizing trips away together to rekindle friendships away from the fast pace and drama of everyday life.
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