Travelling solo is fun since you don’t have to worry about making your travel companion happy. You can do everything by yourself, have your own space and enjoy your ‘me time’. However, travelling with friends is also fun. There is no use comparing both of them because you can experience different types of fun. With friends, you can share your happiness, create beautiful memories together to look back to in the future, and strengthen your bonds. However, travelling with friends can also cause a rift or clash during.
How to have seamless travel experience with your dearest friends
Clash during a trip with friend is common. However, you can prevent it from becoming bigger than it really is and ruin the entire trip. So here are some tips to create seamless adventure with your friends during your trip:
Figure out your budget so everyone can be comfortable with your travel plan. Working with travel budget for when you do it alone might not work when you are planning a trip with friends. Hence, take time to organize your travel budget so you can prepare accommodation, transportation, activities and foods well. Only then you can start looking for the best deals and book your trip.
Talk about priorities during your plan making. Every individual may have different priorities. You may prioritize your time for more efficient travel while your friends value their money more. This kind of difference can cause clash if you don’t get the middle ground. Discuss and compromise what’s best for all peacefully without getting on each other’s nerves.
Be more flexible with the itinerary. Just because you travel with your friends doesn’t mean you get to attach to the hips all the time. It is okay to find a period of time in your itinerary to do individual’s stuffs. You can go separate ways during the day for example and have a nightlife adventure together or vice versa.
Avoid being rude and selfish. It doesn’t mean you have to cater to all your friends what. However, you can compromise to every difference clash. Do not let anger take control over your mood. When you have a bad day, do not take it on your friends just because the are the closest one to you. Always respect each other’s needs and wishes.
Putting all responsibilities on one person is a no-no for travelling with friends. Just because your friend is a type-A person doesn’t mean you have to put all responsibilities on them while you are just lounging around. Make decision together and make sure everyone has their hand in organizing the trip.
Try not to spend more with your phone than your friends. What is the point of travelling with friend anyway if you do everything on your own or too busy with your phone all the time. Make an effort to spend quality time with your friends to create stronger bonds and have fun during a meaningful trip.