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Is group travel for me? That’s a question we hear a lot of people asking themselves (and us). For a great many, the answer is a definite YES! Read on to see if group travel is a good way for you to see the world.

Group of friends at Whitehaven beach, Australia

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Do you need to take a break and get restored?

We get it, the calendar fills up quickly. If you don’t plan something, time slips away. Suddenly, you’ve gone yet another year without using your vacation time. You’re not alone. As Americans, we leave more than 600 MILLION unused vacation days on the table each year. That’s ridiculous.

Is group travel for me group of friends on beach

So this year, be different. Take the trip. Relax. Unwind. Discover new places. And there is no easier way to do that than with group travel. 

“Your enthusiasm & desire for us to have a great time was so evident. Your planning, detailed information prior to cruise & during the cruise was invaluable. All this helped reduce the stress for us as first time cruisers.”  – Jone F.

Do you enjoy saving time and money? 

Group travel acknowledges your busy life and your budget. If you’re someone who struggles to balance all the balls you have in the air, let someone else do the planning for you. That’s why we’re here. 

booking a vacation online

At Postcard Jar, we know travel. We’ve led group trips before, have been to more than 50 countries and have taken 25+ cruises. So, let us handle the details. 

Ann and Steve Teget with their passports

Budgeting for group travel is easy, too. We package most of your travel expenses (transportation, hotels, food, experiences, etc.) into one easy price. And because we’re in a group, we get discounts on everything from admissions and airfare to meals and accommodations. 

“First of all, Ann and Steve are the nicest, easiest to get to know, and down to earth people. Their attention to detail was outstanding and their enthusiasm is contagious. Secondly, the people in our group were really nice and fun to meet. We enjoyed meeting people from all over the US.”  -Sandy J.

Dream Vacations travel agent

With group travel, you don’t waste time and money trying to figure it all out yourself. It’s honestly easy-peasy. No headache required. 

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Alaska may 2024

Costa Rica group trip 2025

Would you like to strengthen relationships and make new friends?

There is no question that shared travel builds relationships. In experiencing a trip together, you build common memories and so many, “remember when,” stories that get better with each telling. We have made some of the best, lifelong friends through travel.

Group travel plunge pool on Celebrity Beyond

With group travel, you reduce the potential for friction in your group because most decisions are made ahead of time. No need to worry about directions to the hotel or who will be the designated driver. 

Group at a soccer match

Best of all in group travel, you’re surrounded by folks with whom you share at least one common interest. You make new friends easily, and often those friendships last long after the trip ends. 

We really loved that we had the perfect blend of group activities and time as a couple! Within minutes of our first group gathering I said, “We may embark as Postcard Jar Friends but we will disembark as Postcard Jar Family!”  -Dana C.

Ready to look forward to vacation instead of stressing about it?

They say the devil is in the details, and nothing ruins vacation anticipation more than worrying that everything will fall apart. When traveling on your own, all of the details you’re in charge of can cause stress. You wonder how hard it will be to get a cab at the airport. You think you picked a good hotel, but what if it’s in a bad neighborhood? And who knows if you actually chose fun activities with reputable providers? 

Group travel making friends

Photo courtesy Ade Roberts

Group travel alleviates all those worries. Someone else has done the fretting for you. Group travel partners like EF Go Ahead tours and Maratime Journeys have been operating around the world for decades. They’ve vetted cruise lines, hotels, and restaurants. They know the tour operators. And, in the unlikely event things don’t go as planned, they have people whose job it is to fix the problem and make things run smoothly–often before you even know anything is amiss. 


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Have you been putting off bucket list vacations for years?

Professor Harold Hill said in The Music Man, “You pile up enough tomorrows, and you’ll find you are left with nothing but a lot of empty yesterdays….I’d like to make today worth remembering.” And he was right. There is no better time than now to plan that bucket-list trip. Don’t have a travel bucket list? Download our FREE printable bucket list template today!

the Amalfi coast

So, is group travel for you? 

What do you think? Is group travel for you? We hope so. And, we’d love to have you join us on an upcoming Postcard Jar Friends trip. We recently opened up bookings for our our EF Go Ahead Tour to Costa Rica in May 2025 and would love to have you join us! 

Chrysler Pacific review from Steve and Ann Teget of Postcard Jar

Trust us, group travel with Postcard Jar makes planning simple and easy. You just book the trip, put it on the calendar, and pack your bags. Then, enjoy the vacation with old and new friends. Finally, come home, cross an amazing destination off your bucket list and confidently book your next group travel vacation.

We know how diligently you plan, and how much you care about people. We simply knew we could trust what you offered us. And still, you exceeded our expectations!  -Kathy K. 

The time is now for group travel

The time is now. Stop missing out on breathtaking travel opportunities. Instead, you just sit back, relax, and have confidence your next trip will be everything you’ve dreamed. 

Nieuw Statendam sail away party Holland America Line

Have you ever taken part in a group tour? Let us know about it in the comments below.

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