Some people are brave enough to go roaming the world with no-one for company. I’m not one of them! Besides, I would get bored travelling on my own. If, like me, you want to take a trip in company, then here are some tips for choosing a travel buddy that won’t drive you mad before you’ve even boarded the plane …
1. Common Interests
Before deciding to travel with someone, find out what their idea of a holiday is all about. A trip is doomed to failure if you are mad about culture but hate the beach, while your travel buddy just wants to spend all day working on their tan. So make sure that you have enough in common to enjoy travelling together.
2. No Rush
It’s best to get to know your potential buddy well enough first, before the departure date. That person who seemed like fun at first may not be so great once you get to know them better. Whether it’s a two week trip or six months going around the world, you don’t want it to be ruined by realising that you really don’t enjoy their company.
3. Ample Funds
Another essential is to check that your travel buddy has enough money to make the trip. You’ll be less than impressed if they run out of cash, or expect you to pay for everything because you earn more. Make sure that they can fully fund their own trip, and you don’t get stuck with their hotel bill.