The Best Group Travel Tips

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We’ve done the hard work and talked with as many Travel Tips experts in the field as we could find.

Here’s their best ideas and Travel Tips for when you travel as a group. We’ve put all our best Travel Tips into a quick and simple to read guide that we’re making available here for you to download and read free of charge (just like the quotes on BusRates).

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Group Travel Destinations for Boy Scout Trips and Other Scouting Programs

Group Travel Destinations for Boy Scouts and Scout Groups - From the BusRates Blog

Planning a Boy Scout trips begin with finding the right destination. From outdoors and indoors there is a perfect trip for every Boy Scout troop.

If you are looking for historical museums looking into Washington DC might be the trip for your troop or if you are looking for something in nature visiting your local parks for the Boy Scout trip would be perfect. Here are some great Boy Scout trips destinations for your troop:

Scouting trips have become a great way for families to go and see many close by and not so close by events and sights. The official BSA website is full of helpful tips to get the whole family involved and part of the adventure. Her are some other examples of the types and kinds of things you can expect from your Boy Scout trip.

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You can learn how things are made on your Boy Scout trips by doing a tour of a local factory. You can show the kids the behind the scenes of how things are made, which can teach them new ideas and grow their creativity.

Visiting local art, science and history museums can be the perfect Boy Scout trip for your troop. The kids can learn all about new things through interactive exhibits. They’ll have so much fun learning, it won’t feel like an educational trip.

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Hike through your local parks to teach the troop about nature and all the beauty it has. Seeing the beauty that your own backyard has can teach the kids to appreciate where they are. Camping can teach the kids important lessons on how to survive with minimal access.

Learning how your city works can be enlightening for the kids. Meeting with the Mayor and touring the city offices will teach the kids about politics and government at a young age. Politics and government can be very complicated to learn about at a young age and touring the city can teach them in easy to understand ways.

Group recreation is a great way for the kids to grow closer together and have fun. Doing a ropes course as a training exercise is a fun way for the troop to bond. Troop bonding is important for any troop. Getting along and feeling connected can make or break the experience for each scout.

Cooking together can be a fun and exciting way to learn a practical skill. Depending on the age of the scouts, skill and ingredients will vary. Cooking together can show the kids a new possibility for their future career path. Learning about different foods and the culture they came from will teach the kids to appreciate the world around them.

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A Quick Guide to Planning a Youth Team Trip

Quick Guide to Planning a Youth Team Trip - Charter bus rental advice from

Planning a youth team trip can be a long, exhausting process. Between finding the right things to do to finding the right bus or coach for traveling, it can become overwhelming. Planning the team trip does not have to drive you crazy, you just have to follow these simple steps:

Plan ahead. You don’t want to be rushing to plan your youth team trip. The team could miss out on deals and tickets for fun things to do while on the trip. Do some research well in advance to find the best time of year to travel to your destination. Some companies will even have specials that can save a lot of money, but you have to research for a deal a while before the team would leave.

Teams, Parties, social and civic groups use for their group travel needs and the best part is? It’s FREE!

Don’t fret. If you are planning a team trip, you can count on something going wrong. It’s not your fault; it happens on every trip. Instead of panicking when it happens and causing the other travelers also to panic, try to stay as calm as you can and roll with the punches. You can only plan so much, the best way to handle a stressful situation is to just go with the flow and fix things as they come up. No one wants to be stuck far away from home with a team leader that is spazzing about everything.

Think before you do. Before you spend any money on an activity for the team trips, think about whether or not the group would have fun doing the activity. Little children would have a hard time spending the day museum hopping or needing to walk too far. Make sure the activity is related to the main goal of the trip. You would not want to do a historical tour of a city while on a team trip for a sports team.

Find the best transportation. No one wants to travel for hours in an uncomfortable seat. It will start the trip on the wrong foot, leaving everyone grouchy. If the trip is a day’s drive away don’t choose a small bus, get one with comfortable legroom and reclining options. Playing movies is also a great way to entertain everyone on a long ride.

Bond as a team. Be sure to find activities so that the team trip can be full of bonding. You don’t want to leave without having made a deeper connection with the group. Exploring new things as a team has a way of bringing people together. You could set up little challenges throughout the whole trip. Maybe have them answer a riddle they could solve after being on the trip or have them work as a team on a ropes course.

Now that you know what steps to take for a fun team trip, start booking yours today!