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From saving funds for future trips to making new friends while exploring unique, less touristy destinations, traveling solo in a group gives Millennials the freedom to explore alone with the added protection and advantages of traveling with friends.
After quitting the corporate job she had worked for years, Mary Cecchini found her calling planning women's excursions abroad.
From a surge in bleisure travel to an increase in hostel like hotels, it's clear Millennials are having a huge impact on the travel industry. Whether it's taking a foreign bus out of the city center to taste homemade pasta, or taking a pay cut to travel more often for work, Millennials are a truly different breed of travelers.
Many of the same best practices for group travel applied here. First, each person (in addition to the CNT gang, there were two other friends coming along) was assigned a specific job.
Adventure travel has soared in popularity over the past few years, with more and more people choosing to embrace their daredevil side. But why? Why are people opting for adventure over relaxation, pushing themselves to the edge of their comfort zone on a so called vacation?
I've been in Europe for two weeks on business, at the height of tourism in Rome, Milan, Madrid, and London. To say it's been crowded would be the understatement of the season. Along with the heatwave, it's been a challenge.
Sometimes, my memories have become so bound up to who I was with at the time, it's hard to say whether I enjoyed the place because I actually enjoyed the place or because I enjoyed the time I spent with that person.