Now, look at you – if you aren’t the embodiment of a true Diva, then we don’t know what is!
You’ve booked a trip with the most luxurious group travel agency for magical Black women like you – and it’s your first time traveling on your own.
That’s a big deal! Give yourself a huge pat on the back. Not only did you not let the girls’ group chat drama derail your bucket list destination dreams, but you did something new and unknown!
We’ve got your back here at Travel Divas. Just because you’re traveling solo doesn’t actually mean you’re alone. Your safety is our number one priority – and so is your peace of mind and your fun! That’s why we’ve gathered a few tips on how you can prepare for traveling with a group of strangers.
We’re Not Really Strangers
Yes, that’s the name of an icebreaker card game that would be a great choice to bring with you on the trip (Amazon’s got ‘em!), but it’s also the truth here at Travel Divas. While you may not know the group of women you’ll be sprinkling your Black girl magic with personally (yet), you’ll be in similar company. The women who rely on us to pamper and spoil them with lavish travel experiences are all cut from the same cloth – hardworking, globe-trotting, open-minded, and lovers of small, personalized touches.
Breaking the Ice
Other than playing icebreaker games like the one we mentioned above, one of the easiest ways to break the ice is just to be honest. Share that it’s your first time traveling with a group of strangers and be genuinely curious about what made them book their trip. Learn about their travel journeys and what they’re looking forward to as a start. You can always go back to questions about what they do or their best vacation tips if conversations ever get dry.
Finding Common Ground
Sometimes, when you get in a group with unfamiliar faces, the hardest thing to do is to connect. We do that as human beings and Travel Divas by finding common ground – and that’s travel! When connecting with your fellow Travel Divas, look for commonalities to spark conversation. Do you have similar jobs? Similar taste in luggage companies? A love for espresso martinis? Are you the adventurous travel type or do you prefer to lay up in luxury? Look for that and you’ll be in good hands.
Navigating Group Dynamics
Whether you’re an introvert or an extrovert, navigating group dynamics is a skill! But as a Diva, you can do anything you put your mind to. So how exactly do you do it? Focus on clear communication. Just because we’re all Divas doesn’t mean we act like them!
Now that you know how to prep for solo travel with a group, take it a step further and learn how to communicate like a Diva while traveling too. Our in-house Diva, Roxie, wrote a special post on how to do just that. Read it here.