Can You Travel In Groups Without Going Crazy? NPR Wants To Hear From You

npr | May 30, 2019

It's almost summer, and if time and resources allow, a time to get away.NPR is putting together a how-to guide — in podcast form — for navigating the social dynamics of travel. How do you get enough downtime on a trip, if you're an introvert? How do you deal with group dynamics when traveling? We will use your stories for a new NPR Life Kit podcast.So tell us, what have you learned to do to make travel meaningful, despite different personality types? Or tell us about a time the group dynamics didn't work out.Please fill out the form below, or follow this link to respond.Part of this project involves putting voices on-air, so we would love it if you could send us a voice memo. You can submit a voice memo within the form — instructions are inside.

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