It’s almost inevitable. You’re sitting around your friend’s living room or chatting with the new members of your book club and someone will mention a burning desire to get away from it all. They want to head to the mountains, the beach, a historic city — anywhere that gives them the chance to find adventure, and they're looking for like-minded travelers to bring along. In its best moments, traveling with a group means bonding over newfound common interests, sharing big laughs, and making memories that will last long after you return home.
Some groups make it a tradition to rent the same lake house or beach bungalow every year. If you’re looking for something new, here are 18 ideas for great cities, countries, islands, and resorts to explore.