Hot air balloon ride in Tanzania
I’ve written much about group travel. I love to travel and sharing it with people I also love is a passion. Part of what prevents a lot of group travel is coordination. I recently found a new way to plan and share my trip with Levantr. Check out my Tanzania itinerary and explore my trip and travel planning benefits with Levantr. You can even download my itinerary and customize it to your trip later. Here are a few reasons why you should try the tool.
There are many moving parts to planning a trip. Designing it with a group that may have different ideas and visions of the trip can be stressful. Having an itinerary helps you outline how you envision a trip. You can summarize places, things you’d like to visit, and any other trip ideas in one place on Levantr. This pre-planning gives the group a better and more visual way of organizing your plans and a more collaborative way to brainstorm for more effective group decisions. Levantr also has sample itineraries if you aren’t sure where you want to travel next.
I like group travel, but I’m not a fan of group texts. I’m also not too fond of the constant notifications that often come in at the most inconvenient times or provide no information or context. With Levantr, group texts are no longer necessary. Participants can go onto the site and plan with surveys that can show what’s preferred or not preferred. You can ask questions and summarize the responses to make the group travel planning easier. Best of all, you only see information when you choose to go online to view the itinerary instead of whenever someone decides to respond.
I’m an organizer, and I like organizing trips. However, I wouldn’t say I like the minutia of travel planning. I want to create a trip that I would enjoy. I then invite others to the trip. If they are willing to go along with my plans, then fine, we go. My trip is exactly that, mine. With Levantr, you can share your trip with others. They can see the trip plans and itinerary in one place. If they decide to go along, they can. If they choose to modify the trip to their needs, that’s also an option. The group can all go on the trip but have or create their itinerary to suit their needs.
My trip to Tanzania had many moving parts. It was a safari, and I stayed at five different locations during the trip. The trip included many game drives, walking safari’s, dinners, and sightseeing opportunities. Much of this entailed early morning times, such as my 4 am departure for my hot air balloon ride. It also included late evening/night events such as sundowner drinks and a Boma dinner with Massai dancers. While I prepared mentally for the trip, I realized that many would not be. Therefore, choosing a travel companion was important.
While Levantr will not help you choose your travel companion, it may help prevent some unexpected issues with differences of opinion before the trip. I invite you to check this option out for your next travel plans. Let me know what you think.