If you are preparing to go on a group tour, there are lots of things you can do to make the trip enjoyable and satisfying for yourself and for your travel companion. Here is an excellent list to get you began.
1. Pack a little bag to bring along on the charter bus.
While your primary luggage will enter the designated area of the bus, you ought to load a little carry on the bus. This will come in handy for treats, books to check out, and other devices you may want simple and quick access to.
2. Don’t’ forget your camera. And when you have loaded your electronic camera, do not forget to take pictures! I know that sounds apparent, however I constantly get so caught up with the sights and sounds that I actually forget to take photos! (Duh!).
3. Get a collection of terrific jokes, riddles, and experiences to show the group! And it just takes one joke to get the remainder of the group going! We had a good time sharing riddles, and jokes and laughing all the way to the next rest location.
4. Take along some fantastic motion pictures. Numerous tour busses have DVD players. A minimum of ours did. Learn in advance and if it does, lease some fantastic motion pictures for “en route” entertainment”. Be sure to choose a variety of films, such as cartoons if you have kids in your group, action movies to keep the teenagers engaged, and possibly documentaries or household drama’s for the adult crowd.
5. Bring some terrific music CD’s. Numerous group trip busses likewise have CD players. We played our favorite and enjoyed group singing. Possibly you can arrange an “on the road” karaoke contest for your group.
6. Do not’ forget your medicines. This is important. Possibly this should be at the top of the list, however be sure to keep all essential medications near you in the carry on bag you take on the bus.
7. Load A small pillow for sleeping convenience. If you resemble me, a moving vehicle and a well cooled environment is an open invite for a great snooze! To increase sleeping comfort I took along a little pillow, and had a good nap between rest stops! The group leader has the image’s to show it! His “pastime” was collecting photo’s of sleeping tourists! Possibly I will publish that photo here! (Not).
8. A blanket may be needed. Those trip buses can get COLD!!! My blanket came in very useful.
9. Field glasses. If your trip includes outdoor sightseeing, a set of field glasses is a must.
10. Bathing suites. Most hotels have pool. This is a terrific “reward” for kids who behaved nicely while taking a trip throughout the day! And if you will be anywhere near a beach … you’ve got to swim!
11. Don’t forget your passport. If you are traveling internationally, you will probably need a passport. Make certain to make copies of the passport and other important travel files and keep them in a safe place!
12. Do not forget you Airline tickets. This may appear obvious, but it has actually happened prior to. Thank goodness most airlines are switching to e-tickets, so this may soon be distant memory. There are enough other things we have to remember.
13. BRING A BIG SMILE! Smiles are infectious! And most of all … they are FREE!
Get a collection of great jokes, riddles, and experiences to share with the group! And it just takes one joke to get the rest of the group going! Be sure to choose a range of motion pictures, such as animations if you have kids in your group, action films to keep the teens engaged, and perhaps documentaries or household drama’s for the adult crowd.
Numerous group trip busses also have CD players. Possibly you can arrange an “on the roadway” karaoke contest for your group.