The ‘Wingin’ it’ Whip

Whip Round

We’ve all heard of a whip round. When a bunch of people get some cash together to help someone out or put to a good cause.

When travelling with two or more people, it can be a good idea to put your money together to pay for all the things you do as a group.

It can be to pay a bar tab or a restaurant bill – or use it to pay for entrance fees or a taxi fare. This tends to make life much easier and avoids the hassle of splitting checks or scrounging to find money for a drink at the airport etc.

Depending on the length of your trip, you might want to put £100 each of currency in an envelope to begin with, and add another 50 or 100 as needed.

Normally it’s the most sensible person in the group who is nominated to be ‘Chief Whip’ and look after the money – which doesn’t mean the ‘Chief Whip’ has to pay every bill, but all funds required by the group as a whole come out of the ‘pot’.

If someone wishes to go out for a drink on their own, or wants to buy cigarettes etc, then they are responsible for that and pay for it out of their own pocket.

There are one or two rules that can be set out amongst your friends, depending on how well you know them. Or though it’s important for everyone to have what they want to eat and drink – drinking triple brandies all night long, whilst everyone else is on small beers, could be considered a little over the top!

Over many trips – and years – the law of averages states that it works out fair, even if this time you end up stuck in your hotel room ‘bog bound’ with the two bob bits, whilst the rest of the gang go out for a night on the town – using money from the whip.

It all depends on how mature you and your friends are, and of course how well you know them, but it really saves a lot of hassle when on holiday with friends or family.

Buckle up, it’s gonna be a bumpy ride!


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Hi, Welcome to my Wingin’ it adventures!

This is my blog about my upcoming travels. Over the coming years, I plan on some major touring of the planet, and hope you will join me on my quest.

I shall be writing about my adventures through my travelogues, and about the things I learn along the way. I hope that some of my traveller tales will encourage you to pack your suitcase and visit some of these places too.

Preparations for my latest journey to South East Asia are under way and I expect to start posting more on this very soon. There are many ways that you can join me on my adventures. The easiest way is to simply visit the homepage of My Wingin’ it Adventures and follow this blog in the sidebar to the right of the screen.

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The Concept

The basic idea being there is no set plan – I just turn up and see what happens. This is not strictly true for this first trip however as I am reasonably familiar with some of Asia already. There will be a general direction of travel but there won’t be any strict itinerary.

This year I am heading to Pattaya in Thailand to seek out some work opportunities, and as a writer, I am keen on keeping a log of the trip through my travelogue posts.

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I will be adding the best photos and short clips to the Raffstravels Instagram page every step of the way, so check it out for an up to the minute account of where I am and how things are panning out.

I love to cook and learn new recipes from around the globe, so I will be keeping a look out for some new tasty treats for the recipes blog on Mr Writer Speaks.

I have recently put together My Travel Bucket List that I fully intend to achieve over the next few years. Some are relatively small things, but entail a fantastic journey to fulfil them. Which, of course, I shall be writing about every step of the way.

So that’s about it for now, but there’s a lot more to come including travel tips and other travel related articles. So I hope you will join me on my upcoming adventures, and I look forward to hearing some of your feedback.

All the best.


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