Sapa Plan a Trip with Friends-Preparing for Departure
1 Email out departure information. Make sure everyone has the date and time of your departure in writing, so they don’t miss a flight or a train. If you’re traveling by plane, ask the group to get to the airport a few hours early and set up a meeting point so your trip starts off stress-free.
- Remind your group to bring any IDs necessary for traveling. If you’re going abroad, you’ll need your passport. If you’re staying in the country, make sure to bring your driver’s license or another government-issued ID card.
2 Pack consistently across your group. Ask that everyone keeps their luggage to just one carry-on if you want to save time at the airport or space in the car. It’s fine to bring bigger luggage, but remind your group that they’ll have to carry all their own bags.
- Share luggage space and items like toothpaste, shampoo or camping tents.
3 Communicate about clothing and weather. Tell your friends if you’ve planned a fancy dinner that they’ll need to wear nice clothes to, or if you’ll be going to places that require a dress code, such as some churches. Let them know if they’ll need swimsuits. Research the weather of your destination and send it to your friends ahead of time so everyone can plan their clothing appropriately.
4 Deal with currency exchange if you’re going abroad. Send out currency information and exchange rates well ahead of time so your friends can order currency at the bank. Make sure everyone has cash on them in case some establishments don’t accept credit cards, and research the country’s tipping expectations as well.