A gap year is a great time to figure out life and your priorities. More and more people are opting to learn from the University of experience by going on a trip. The question now arises- which is better- the solo trip or a group trip?
Before you embark on the gap year, remember that it’s a trip for a rather long duration. Make sure that you put your affairs in order, so to speak. Pay all your utilities or cancel them, send out emails to your friends and family members, make sure that your animals and plants are looked after in your absence and put your things in storage. For the last item on the list, rent storage units Irvine for your absence. Choose a reliable, trusted storage provider and keep your belongings there without worrying about anything while on the trip. If you have valuable items, you can get a climate-controlled storage unit as well.
So many people swear by the solo travelling idea. When you travel alone, you are the master of your day and plan. You want to make an unplanned stop? Do so. You want to go and check out a new thing? You can. Travelling by yourself offers you the advantage of complete control of your time, schedule and movements.
There’s a lot to be said about self-reflection and quiet. When you travel in a group, chances are that you get so caught up in the fun of it all, that you don’t really take the time, or have the time to just stop, pause and think about what you’re doing and experiencing. But something about travelling alone creates opportunities to think and be, to see things, and yourself in the larger scheme of things and to look at life with a fresh pair of eyes and a deeper appreciation for everything.
Travel when single gives you to chance to make friends and build acquaintances wherever you go. This network of relationships can be very rewarding, personally and professionally.
Some folks will not go anywhere without a group of their closest people at hand. When you travel in a group, you have one thing taken care of and that’s company. You travel with a trusted group of people and this gives you a sense of security too. Imagine the fun you can have at beach parties or while working when you have your gang with you. Chances are that you have similar interests too and this will make it easy to plan activities that are mutually beneficial and enjoyable. There’s another important point to consider here- finances can be split amongst all of you and you will be able to do more, than you could have on your own.
If you want to come back with your friendship intact, you should make sure that you give each other space as and when needed. Take a walk on the beach by yourself, go and do something that you enjoy on your own. This will give everyone a breather and a chance to swap new stories.