Traveling with friends sounds great fun! Unlike family members, we get along very well with our friends. However, traveling can be a serious test of your friendship.
Here are some things to help you regain a complete, or perhaps stronger, friendship:
- Talk about money:
Statistics show that finance is one of the three main reasons for divorce! So do not think that your friendship will not be a victim of this! Talk about money long before the trip. You may assume that both have the same budget, but this is not always the case. If your friend’s budget is lower than yours, she will be offended by spending “extra”, and if she has more, you will feel the same way. Sit together and discuss what you want to spend money on and what things are not a priority. One of you may want to invest in food, but the other may feel that it is better to buy cheap food and save money on other things. Just remember that things can get terribly fast if you don’t talk about money in advance.
- Complete your route:
The desire to go to the same place does not mean you want to do the same there. If you are in a spa, you can spend the whole day reading a book on the beach, but your friend can snorkel. She wants you to follow, but you won’t. This will annoy both of you and leave your friend inactive. Talk about your expectations and plans in advance. Decide what you will do every day. Some things you can do yourself instead of trusting the whole group. Meeting alone can also be a lot of fun, and it also relieves pressure, giving each other pleasure.
- Separate responsibilities:
Assign who is going to do what. You must be responsible for all hotel and flight reservations, you must explore the local culture and attractions, and also take care of the budget. The distribution of duties reduces confusion and wasted time. Everyone knows who should do this so that everything is done effectively.
- Know each other:
When we are at home, we ignore and support the peculiarities and strange habits of our friends. In fact, our friends like these things even more. However, keep in mind that your friend will remain the same person even when traveling. These cute and strange habits can get on your nerves very quickly! If your friend constantly uses social networks, she will do it on a trip and will not have anyone to talk to. Therefore, it is very important to choose to find travel buddie.