Even the best of besties might not be able to make it through a trip together. With so many ways to travel, whether that be camping, glamping, backpacking, touring, resorting, road-tripping, or more, it’s important to sit down and talk about your travel plans as a team of two before booking. Suppose you’re on the same page, no need to think twice about planning and packing. To learn what to look for in a travel partner, read on.
First things first, find a friend or family member that shares a similar style of travel.
If you’re one to research the travel destination, create a daily timetable to eat and explore and cover all of the top tourist attractions, it’s likely to cause conflict when traveling with someone who has a more relaxed approach to meeting new friends and making memories. Tip: figure out if you’re more interested in playing tourist or playing local and learn to compromise along the way. Although it’s encouraged to create a basic outline of your adventure, it’s important to be flexible and open to suggestions. To avoid large crowds, typical photos, and a standard experience, ask shopkeepers, bartenders, and transit drivers to share their favorite must-sees & must-dos in the area.
Before committing to a trip, factors to consider:
- The length of the trip
- The reason for the trip
- The relationship status of your travel partner
- The type of relationship you two share: acquaintance, friend, family, partner
- If the two of you have previous experience traveling together
Before committing to a trip, questions to compare:
- Are you traveling on a budget?
- Are you an early bird or a night owl?
- Are you an introvert or an extrovert?
- Are you looking to play tourist or play locally?
- Are you expecting to play and party or learn and ‘lax?
Depending on your thoughts and answers, you’ll know if you two are ready to hit the road or catch a flight. If you’re different in more ways than one (or two), prioritize your travel checklist (as a dynamic duo) and learn to adapt. As always, an equal partnership is all about to give and take.
Suppose you’re still struggling to find a middle ground; then, either invite others to join in the fun or choose to travel solo. You’ll learn a lot more about yourself by leaving town with a ticket for one, which you’ll be able to apply not only to future goals and relationships but also trips.
Before booking your adventure, make sure to check the weather of the selected travel destination. Speaking from experience, it might make an impact on your decision-making.