7 tips for travelling with friends
Have you ever travelled with friends and suddenly got to know peculiarities in the other or even yourself that you hadn’t noticed before? Sometimes friendship is actually put to the test. In addition to the close proximity, there is also the unknown environment and the high pressure of everyone to expect that it must be the most beautiful days of the year. We have put together a few helpful tips that can make travelling with friends easier. Have fun travelling with your friends!
Tip 1: Discuss preferences
It starts with the travel planning – cheap or expensive, hostel or hotel – party vacation or sightseeing, sleeping in or getting up early. You should discuss your wishes beforehand so that no one is disappointed afterwards. Honesty is required. It is advisable to speak in advance about possible disputes such as tip size, shopping habits, spontaneous changes to plans, and the like. Also, you should, under no circumstances, completely put your own needs back for the sake of the other. Frustration and disappointment are otherwise inevitable.
Tip 2: Compromise
A vacation for two also means compromising. Two people on the move mean different wishes, ideas and needs. That can only be something small like “Do we go on foot for sightseeing, or do we take a train?” Or something bigger like “Do we take a road trip to A or B?”. The more you compromise, the more chances for a perfect trip with your travel partner, and this rule applies to everyone not just a single person in the group.
Tip 3: Help same interests
If you like to go to parties or the theater together at home, that also helps on vacation. So you can find a common denominator for activities in the holiday resort more quickly. Get excited about the same stuff on vacation and find activities that are fun for both.
Tip 4: Leader and follower
Only one should give direction because many cooks are known to spoil the broth. The other can and should get involved and just follow. It’s also great to just clear your head and let yourself go. But you should also clarify other responsibilities, so who takes the key, who has the city map, etc. Because even two people can quickly get into chaos if you think the other one is already doing it.
Tip 5: Give space
Just because you travel together does not mean that you have to do everything together. It’s perfectly okay to go your separate ways.
Tip 6: Don’t put everything on the gold scales
Even if you get annoyed about your travel partner or argue, you shouldn’t put everything on the gold scales, but also overlook small annoyances. After all, you’re on vacation and shouldn’t let it spoil your mood.
Tip 7: short trip as a test
Before planning your annual vacation together, you should take a short trip to test. You get to know each other very intensively and can decide whether they are actually the right travel partner for a longer trip.
Do you also like to travel with friends? What are your experiences and tips?