Away We Go: How to Travel (Better) With Friends

You love your friends, imperfections and all, so the only thing better than a trip to Ibiza might be a trip to Ibiza ... with them.

After all, group travel affords you freedom to do the activities you want, with zero worries about loneliness: Someone will always be game to ski that double black diamond run or dance the night away at that tiki club.

But while traveling with a group can be fun, remembering to set up a budget and navigating the social terrain can be fraught. The little differences that might seem small at first—like extra-long showers or reckless spontaneity—can get blown out of proportion after a few days of being together 24/7. Remember that time you tried to split the hotel bill to account for your BFF's room service? ("But you totally ate some of my calamari!" "Not $20 worth!") What a headache.

You can leave the Advil at home. With our tips on organizing a successful and stress-free group getaway, you'll come home with both your friendships and your budget intact.

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