I used to be a 'social butterfly'....not so much anymore. I live in a small town to get away from the hustle and bustle - the crowds. Years ago, if you had told me that I would not only be creating 'small group' adventures, but actually GOING with them, I might have thought you had one too many Caesars at lunch! But the clock keeps ticking, and here we are - so many years later, and embarking on our 9th Annual SBSW Mystery Trip! I'll tell you more about those later.....As well, I'm closing in our 2017 Scotland trip - a total of16 seats with only 4 left! A couple of years ago - I arranged a 'small group' trip to Ireland. I've actually found some comfort in traveling with friends, or - strangers who become friends. It's nice to not be 'joined at the hip' with just one person - with a small group, there always seems to be options - some want to shop, some want to golf, some want to sit back and take it all in. Now, I'm not keen on an 'action packed, every moment spoken for' kind of holiday....rather, I take a more 'laid back' approach - so while we're touring (if applicable), I try to incorporate as many 2-night stays as possible. After all, everyone wants to see the bottom of their suitcase at some point! This also means that if you want to absolve yourself of any planned activities for a day, you have the option of venturing out on your own.
I've also become aware of many "adventure/backpack' kind of group vacations as of late - some have been around for decades, but these new ventures really appeal to me. What a fabulous idea for those '20 somethings with a sense of wanderlust, who don't have anyone to travel with! A bit of structure, a whole LOT of fun, and new friends to continue on your journey if you decide....it's a win/win !
So yeah....groups? I guess I'm in....even if it's only dipping my toe in the water so far....Are you coming along?