It can be quite devastating and disappointing to take the right trip with the wrong people. It doesn’t matter if you are going far away visiting a foreign country, or you are simply going camping nearby, the person or persons you choose to spend your time with can either make your vacation a blast, or they can make you wish you never came.
Last time we’ve covered common interests and why you should avoid the picky and choosy traveling companions, now we’re focusing on a bit more technical aspects.
The Budget Ballpark
Make sure you work out a budget with your traveling partner in order to avoid unpleasant situations.
For example, if one of you wants to go first class but the other isn’t able to afford it and has to go coach, it is quite possible that the latter will end up spending the vacation unhappy.
Just like with common interests, you need to clearly identify your general expectations for the trip – accommodations you want to acquire, type of dining you plan to enjoy, leisure activities, etc. If your expectations are similar, you are in for a blast.
If you have the time and money, go on a test trip. Visit the nearest city together, and if you can spend a day or two with them, seeing the sights you want to see and you find out that you share the same passions, it’s quite likely that you will enjoy a longer trip as a team.