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A Guide for Traveling with Friends

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Traveling with friends is an awesome experience that provides an exclusive opportunity to truly bond with each other and strengthen your friendship. However, going on adventures with friends can also lead you to regrets and pain. In the end, you might wish you travelled solo. But, with a few tips on the Dos and Don’ts of traveling with friends, you can easily plan and execute the trip of a lifetime. Here is a guide for traveling with friends to ensure a smooth and enjoyable trip.

Understand What Everyone Wants

When planning the trip, let your friends all share want they want out of the adventure. Even if you know your friends well, respect the fact that everyone has unique expectations when it comes to traveling. Just because you are interested in the sandy beaches, nightclubs and museums does not mean the rest would love them too.  

Think About How Your Friends Like To Travel

The ways that your friends travel will determine the type of accommodation, means of transport and even activities to include in the plan. While some may be perfectly comfortable using public transport, eating at street vendors and sleeping in hostels, others may not. Therefore, think about this ahead of the trip and come up with options that will enable all to have a great time.

Lead the Team

Leaving everyone to make their own decisions when traveling as a group will only make the trip frustrating and chaotic. Even if everyone already knows the itinerary, having one or two people to lead the group ensures order and harmony in case problems erupt along the journey. But, it does give you the authority to impose self made decisions on your friends.

Everyone Needs Some Personal Space

Although traveling in the company of friends means that you will be sharing a lot of activities and staying together most of the times, you should understand that everyone needs a little personal time every once in a while. It is not that they are bored but, simply trying to refresh or contemplate their next steps. Therefore, try to be patient with everyone.

Putting together a fulfilled trip with friends is a challenge to many but, the above tips can help you ensure a more fulfilling and memorable trip. Be sure to keep them in mind when planning your next group adventure and have fun out there!

Dreaming of Paradise: When is the Best Time to Visit the Maldives

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With stunning sun kiss beaches, colorful fishes and reefs, romantic thatched-roof bungalows, and luxurious hotels, the Maldives comes top in the honeymoon hall of fame destinations list. The Maldives comprises of a cluster of about 1,190 small islands in the Indian Ocean and remains a coveted vacation spot among travelers from around the world. About ninety of the Maldives Islands have been developed as tourist resorts and allow visitors to enjoy crystal clear turquoise sea, pearly white sand, colorful fish and reefs, and a variety of water sports. Whether it’s you’re taking romantic vacation, or making your first trip here to explore the stunning private beaches and turquoise lagoons dotting the islands, you want to plan and know when to travel.

When to go to the Maldives
The Maldives is a sun-kissed beach destination with a wonderful weather year-round. However, every traveler coming here must determine what they want to do in terms of their interests, your budget, and climatic conditions.

This beautiful destination experiences a warm, tropical climate and wonderful weather, with average temperatures at a warm 25 degrees Celsius to 31 degrees Celsius year-round.  Well, these temperatures only get to drop a few degrees at night. The months of December through March constitute summers on the islands and this is when the high tourism season is experienced. The weather is generally dry with lower humidity and little rain during these months. Visiting during this time would mean paying higher prices for accommodation and flights.
From May to around October, the weather becomes mostly wet, through temperatures are still warm, and is mostly defined by the monsoon. There’s a risk of storms during this time. Hotel rates and flights are attractive during these months as there are fewer crowds in the Maldives. You can still expect to find long periods of bright sunshine. The low tourism season in the Maldives is often experienced from May to November and the resorts are at their cheapest.
If you’re looking to experience the best weather in the Maldives, consider planning your vacation in December to April. These months are an excellent choice for anyone looking for some winter sun. Budget travelers can take advantage of the great deals and discounts offered at resorts in the months of May through October.

What’s Special about the Maldives?
One of the legendary and unique aspects of the Maldives is the fact that there are more than three thousand coral reefs and crystal-clear turquoise waters that make diving more exciting. Whether you’re an experienced diver or still trying to find your way into diving, there’s something for you in this collection of atolls. You won’t have to go far before you find an ideal location.
Get to explore the turquoise lagoons protected by coral reefs, pristine sun-kiss beaches, and other atolls. The Maldives is famous for fantastic scuba diving, island hopping, snorkeling, and above-water sports as well. Don’t leave before exploring the islands’ rich history and taking a safari boat to have the entire island experience.

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