The differing personalities
No one ever mentions this, but there’s two very strong personalities to look out for when choosing the person you’ll be taking your next great adventure with. Unless you are married or in a relationship, in that case, it’s mostly a given. When left unaddressed, The clash of these two personalities can create the difference between a great and downright terrible trip.
Traveler vs vacationer:
When selecting a travel buddy, it’s essential to find someone with similar interests and a compatible travel style. Travelers tend to wake up at the crack of dawn to watch the sunrise and fit as much into the day as possible before returning to the hotel to pass out from extreme exhaustion, whilst Vacationers prefer to wake up at 09am, just in time to catch the tail end of breakfast and then proceed to relax by the pool and catch a concert or festival later towards the evening, a relaxed but productive day. When selecting a travel buddy, it’s essential to find someone with similar interests and a compatible travel style. Discuss your preferred activities, such as adventure sports, cultural exploration, or relaxation.
Communication and Compatibility:
Effective communication is vital when traveling with a companion. Evaluate your potential travel buddy’s communication style, including how they express their thoughts, handle conflicts, and make decisions. Compatibility in communication can significantly impact your journey, as it allows for seamless planning, coordination, and problem-solving.
Flexibility and Open-Mindedness:
Travel plans can change unexpectedly, and it’s important to have a travel buddy who is flexible and open-minded. Look for someone who can adapt to unforeseen circumstances, such as flight delays, changes in itineraries, or unexpected weather conditions. A flexible travel buddy will help maintain a positive atmosphere and enable you to make the most of any situation, turning obstacles into new and exciting opportunities.
Camper vs Glamper
Glamper life is all about experiencing the beauty of nature while relishing the luxuries of modern amenities. With glamping, you can enjoy the comfort of a plush bed, private bathroom, and even room service in a stunning natural setting. Camper’s want to set up tents and build campfire, not my cup of tea.
Over spender vs Budget Freak
Discussing and aligning your budget expectations with your travel buddy is crucial to avoid any financial strain or conflicts. Ensure that you both have similar financial capacities and preferences when it comes to accommodations, dining, transportation, and activities. Open and honest conversations about money early on can help establish a comfortable and stress-free travel experience.
Written by: Delila Katanga