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IT TAKES TWO TO TRAVEL
Finding the perfect travel partner can be tricky. Best friends don’t necessarily travel well and bumping heads
abroad is never fun. Follow these tips to ensure you’ve found yourself a true wanderlust-mate.
T E X T BY R O S PR A D O
someone you can laugh with on long flights,
train rides and hikes. A good chuckle is always
welcomed when the unexpected happens.
5. Different Paths: Attached at the
hip is not a fun way to travel. Don’t
find yourself in the middle of Asia with
a person who needs to spend every waking
minute with you. Some days you’ll want to go
off alone…find someone who’s willing to fly
solo every now and then.
Honesty Policy: Pick someone you
can be completely honest with and
who can reciprocate. Traveling with
someone can bring up annoying habits and the
more honest you can be with each other, the
better the experience will be.
Plan It Out: It’s important to create an
itinerary together to prevent messes and
arguments. Understanding beforehand
what each person wants to experience on any
given trip is one of the keys to success.
2. Money Matters: Perhaps you like
to travel on a hotdog budget or maybe
you’re more of a champagne person.
There’s no right or wrong way to travel, but it’s
important that both of your budgets match so
that no one is left behind.
Similar Tastes: Making sure you
share the same idea of fun is pivotal
to keep peace. You want a partner
who shares similar interests and wants to visit
3. Friend Zone: Traveling with a
significant other is one thing, traveling
with someone you just want to hook up
with is another. Don’t complicate things by adding
a sexual agenda. Keep things friendly and simple.
Big Chuckles: If you can’t have fun
with your travel partner, then what’s
the point? Adding a travel companion
is supposed to make things lighter and make
getting from Point A to B a breeze. Find
Be Curious: Find a travel partner
who asks a lot of questions.
Discovering places with someone
who is curious about things as much (or more)
than you is way more fun than exploring with
someone who thinks they have all the answers.