Travelling solo has its own perks, but so does travelling in groups. Even the most introverted traveller will surely agree that getting outside of your comfort zone is of the main reasons to travel. That said, we’ve listed down some tips on how an introvert like you can equally recharge and engage on your next trip.

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  1. Feel the Excitement

One of the best ways to enjoy your group travel is to get excited about it. Ramping up some positive thoughts about your group trip will definitely make it seem less daunting to you. Also, consider doing some research about your destination beforehand to know more about the place, as well as to convince yourself that travelling with a group is way better than just being in your home alone.

  1. Free Up Your Schedule

Fill your days before and after your trip with lots of alone time. Give yourself a night of solitude with a good book, a glass of wine and a bubble bath before hitting the road with your circle of friends. After all, nothing discourages an introvert the most from group travels than failing to have a proper ‘me’ time to decompress and relax.

  1. Engage With Others on Night One

Group dynamics are often established on the first or second day of the trip, so you need to employ some strategy here. One of the best strategy is to stay up late and take the initiative to engage with your travel buddies as soon as the trip begins.

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Contrary to popular belief, introverts are not antisocial, awkward or shy. They just take some time to process everything internally. Showing your sociable side early on your trip will help you have an easier time disengaging or hanging back later on, and it won’t be seen by others as being aloof or rude.

  1. Create Opportunities for an Alone Time

Just because you’re travelling in group doesn’t mean that you can’t have some time alone. Think ahead and see where you can insert your little solo moments. You can wake up an hour earlier to sip your coffee in silence, or take the opportunity to explore the beach on your own. Adding some ‘me’ time moments on your trip will definitely make the experience less exhausting and more worthwhile.

  1. Schedule Refuelling Days

Add an extra day or two of staying alone after your trip ends and before returning home so you can create some space to transition back into reality. If this is not an option, schedule a day when you return home for some nap and other activities to fill up your energy bank.

Going on a group travel is one of the best ways to satisfy your wanderlust if you’re hesitant to travelling solo. Just make sure that you understand what your needs are and you go with an energy management plan in mind. You’ll definitely be surprised on what you’ll learn about yourself in the process.

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