Girls' Trip: 5 Ideas to Help Jumpstart a Vacation With Your Busy Adult Friends by 30Seconds Travel

Girls' Trip: 5 Ideas to Help Jumpstart a Vacation With Your Busy Adult Friends

Isn’t it amazing how quickly time passes by? Once high school and college are over, time seems to move rather rapidly. So fast, in fact, that you wake up one day and a decade has gone by. There comes a time when we realize that we need to bond with our "old" friends in a meaningful way as adults. What better way to catch up with your girlfriends than to plan a girls' trip?

According to travel agents, 91 percent of women who book trips with other females are traveling with friends rather than relatives. This statistic is a testament to how important women feel bonding with each other on vacations at home and abroad are. Want to put together a girls' trip for you and your BFFs? Check out the following ideas to help jump-start your trip plans for you and your girlfriends:

Thoroughly Plan Ahead of Time: Nothing beats proper planning. Good preparation increases the likelihood that your venture will be a success. Planning a girls' trip with adult friends means that you will need to coordinate everyone's schedules to make sure that whatever situations each of you have going on in your life will not be negatively impacted by your choice to take some time away. There are a variety of factors to consider before planning a trip with adult women. You have to take into consideration things like child care, work schedules and budgeting. It will take careful coordination to make sure everyone is on the same page.

Come Up With a Theme for the Trip: Nothing says togetherness like uniformity. This is why it is essential to have a theme for your girls' trip. This is the point that demands creativity. You and your girlfriends will have to put your collective heads together to figure out what the best theme for your group will be. Get your girlfriends together and compile a list of potential themes for your trip. When you have a viable list of ideas, you can vote on the best theme. Once you have the subject, you can have T-shirts made for the group with the design printed on them. Having matching shirts is one way to add uniformity to the trip while promoting your trip theme. 

Choose the Right Destination: Once you have your theme together, you have to choose a destination that will provide the perfect backdrop for your group to have the time of their lives. When traveling with friends, it is essential to have a consensus as to where you will go. This also means compiling a list that must be narrowed down to one location that everyone can agree upon. There are a host of exotic destinations that provide the perfect climate, environment and activities for your group.

Come Up With a Budget: Work with a travel agent to get the best possible price for your trip. Once you secure the right price for the journey, you'll be able to let each of your girlfriends know how much the trip will cost each of you. Everyone should consider how much they will want to have as spending money when they touch down at the destination. Each of your group members needs to have ample time to budget for the trip, so make sure to plan the trip around six months ahead of the intended time of departure. 

Party Like There’s No Tomorrow: After all of the planning and budgeting is done, all that is left is for your group to take your trip. Once you touch down at the location, you have one thing left to do. You need to party like there is no tomorrow. Take plenty of photos and enjoy some beautiful excursions. You only live once, so make every moment count.

Are you ready to make new memories with old friends? Are you excited about an opportunity to connect with your closest friends in a destination not so close to home? Is your all-girl gang ready to take flight abroad or set sail on the high seas? Don’t put off planning your girls' trip by using the excuse of it not being the right time.

There's no time like the present to plan your trip, and the longer you have for everyone to coordinate their schedules, the more likely you are to get everyone on board with the program. So, don't hesitate to get started planning your trip today. 

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Elisa A. Schmitz 30Seconds
Sign. Me. Up. Girls' trips are the absolute best way to escape and enjoy life with people who get you. Great tips and inspiration for a trip with our tribe. What do you say, Donna John , Renee Herren , Ann Marie Gardinier Halstead , Holly Budde , Meredith Schneider , Chef Gigi Gaggero , Mindy Hudon, M.S., CCC-SLP , Melinda Sharp ? Let's goooo!
Yes! I need to go on a girls trip right now! 🌞
Dieter Schmitz
Great tips for a girls’ trip. I might steal some of them for my next guys’ trip! #TravelOn
Melinda Sharp
I’m ready!!!!! I NEED to take time to unwind and unplug from daily life as a worker bee!
Love the idea for having a theme for the trip. And making matching T-shirts. So fun and cute!

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