Have you ever traveled with friends and suddenly noticed quirks in the other person or even in yourself that you hadn’t noticed before? Sometimes the friendship is actually put to the test. In addition to the intense closeness, there is also the unfamiliar environment and the high pressure of everyone’s expectations that it has to be the best days of the year. We have put together a few helpful tips for you that can make traveling with friends easier. Enjoy traveling with your friends!
Discuss The Plan
It starts with the travel planning – cheap or upscale, hostel or hotel – and goes through to the actual travel planning – party vacation or sightseeing, sleeping in or getting up early. You should discuss your wishes beforehand so that nobody is disappointed afterwards. Honesty is required. It is advisable to talk in advance about possible disputes such as the amount of tips, shopping habits, spontaneous changes to plans, and the like. In addition, you should never completely put your own needs aside for the sake of others. Frustration and disappointment are otherwise inevitable.
A holiday for two always means making compromises. Two people on the road mean different wishes, ideas and needs. This can be something as small as “Do we go sightseeing on foot or do we take the train?” or something bigger like “Are we going on a road trip to A or B?”.
Same Interests Help
If you like to go to parties or the theater together at home, that also helps on vacation. This way you can find a common denominator for activities in the holiday destination more quickly.
Leaders And Followers
It always helps when someone tells you where to go. Now that sounds worse than it is. Only one person should lead the way, because it is well known that too many cooks spoil the broth. The other can and should get involved and simply follow. This is also great for just clearing your head and letting yourself drift. But you should also clarify other responsibilities, such as who takes the key, who has the city map, etc. Because even with two people, chaos can quickly develop if you think the other one will do it.
Giving Each Other Space
Just because you travel together, does not mean that you have to stick together all the time. It is completely okay to go separate ways sometimes.
Ignore Small Annoyances
Even if you get annoyed with your travel partner or have a fight, you shouldn’t put everything on the gold scales, but also ignore small annoyances. After all, you’re on vacation and shouldn’t let that spoil your mood.