As you might expect, we're HUGE fans of travelling. It should come as no surprise that we do it quite a bit here at Vacation Home Rentals, Worldwide (VHR, WORLDWIDE) ... for business (to check out the properties we represent and update our information on the various destinations where our properties are located) and leisure (with family and friends). There's a great, big, wonderful planet out there just waiting to be discovered. And exploring it with friends can result in memories that will last a lifetime.
Here's our list of guidelines and recommendations to make them good memories based on our 30+ years of personal experience planning vacations for groups of friends (including our own):
1. Choose appropriate traveling companions
You're going to be with these people for several days or a week or more, and if they are driving you nuts now (they're always late, they're cheap, they're slobs ... for starters), the situation will only get exponentially worse on the road. Be aware of their habits. Leave the drama queens at home. Choose like-minded travel companions who are laid back, flexible, kind, generous, easy-going, and respectful of others.
2. Have "The Meeting"