Travelling with friends is often a really wonderful experience. Getting to leave the normal parameters of your relationship and experience new things together can be both rewarding as an individual but can also strengthen your friendship. I have been really fortunate to get to go on lots of holidays with friends and have pulled together a few little tips you may find handy to make sure you make the most of your time away together.
♥ Don’t have unrealistic expectations – if your friend doesn’t like going out and partying to all hours of the night at home it is unlikely she will be like that on holiday. This can be really handy to keep in mind when planning activities for your trip and knowing what you will both enjoy doing.
♥ Read emotions – if you’re travelling together for a long period of time you’re probably going to experience your friend’s whole emotional ambit. Be receptive of this and act accordingly. It can make the trip go much smoother and you are likely to receive the same courtesy in return.
♥ It’s ok to do things apart – even though you’re travelling together it can be nice to spend some time by yourself and soak up your destination. This is especially handy if you want to do different things and don’t have time to fit them all in together.
♥ Keep track of finances – it’s sad to say but fights can happen over money. I have not experienced it personally but have been witness to a heated, very public, facebook exchange. For my trip to America my friends and I have had to pay for a lot of different things but we have managed to keep track of who pays for what so that it all works out evenly. Doing this from the start can reduce any problems later.
The most important thing is to have fun and be flexible. Do you have any tips for travelling with friends? Or any horror stories that you have learnt from? I would love you to leave them in the comments so we can all share our experiences.
Speaking of friends I am off to New Castle tomorrow to visit my bestie so I will wish you a splendid weekend now ♥