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Everyone’s aims and goals.

Travelling is amazing. It is also on occasions quite hard work as it can take you out of your comfort zone and encourages you think about things differently. This would apply to travelling on an all-inclusive package holiday as well, trekking through the amazon jungle and all the scenarios in-between.

As we get older, we get more accustomed to our day-to-day surroundings. We think less about what we need to do and how we do it, as they are just reflex actions. So, when we travel it is so important to take into consideration that some people in the group will view the journey with more interpretation, people will worry about the heat, the cold, the transport the time difference, how to keep in touch with loved ones at home. All these things and more.

The most important thing to do is to make sure that everyone is moving in the same direction.

Someone once told me about a trip on a longboat on the Norfolk Broads. They were travelling on the in laws boat with 2 small children under the age of 4. The weather was idyllic, the boat spacious and the Norfolk Broads were beautiful. However, it was not long before it all became overwhelmingly stressful. The person with the young family, as we all know, spend everyday chasing around, organising things, and to go on holiday. Their aim was to relax and wind down. In-laws have different plans. Their aim was to navigate a cast stretch of the broads, getting up early, breakfast and shipping out without time to stop at any of the beauty spots on the way. Needless to say, what should have been a lovely trip for all concerned soon disintegrated into an uncomfortable mess.

If you want to make a trip a great success, make sure you consider everyone’s hopes and dreams and also listen to the concerns and worries.