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How Do You Know If You Found the Perfect Travel Buddy?

Updated on March 20, 2018
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Devika enjoys sharing her work with a friendly community. Writing is a big part of her life. Online work has improved her lifestyle.

What do you know about Travel Buddies?

Do you enjoy traveling alone or with a travel buddy?

You can take your pet along on your travels and have a best travel buddy!

Traveling is exciting and can be a experience to see different parts of the world.

It would be more appealing and joyful if you had a good travel buddy.

To get away to far places and relax in your time is a lovely thought but, you may need someone to share your experience with you.

Travelers plan their travels alone, or with a partner.

You need good planning when going anywhere in this world. The different cultures and different places are breathtaking.

The different atmospheres, historical regions, and keeping conversations with the local people is another unique experience.

Religious places and exploring the outdoors such as hiking, cycling, and walking, are in most of the planned schedule.

Sometimes you are not able to fit in every adventure as thought into your schedule, or as the idea would be to travel with a travel buddy.

You can explore together and plan time-saving ideas.

You would require fixed dates and time of arrival and departures.

The itinerary requires different ideas, and efforts to make it sure you don't forget the time and the dates of arrivals and departures.

Certain places of travel are not safe and you will need a travel buddy to go with through the experience.

Travelers don't always have a plan, and there are no specific places to visit, they tend to use one base and from there decide where to travel.

Males and females who prefer a traveling companion, married or single they will feel the need for good company.

Exchange students also need travel buddies.

Travelers enjoy exploring and experiencing new adventures such as; Kayaking, hiking, biking, and more of other outdoor sports or activities in the summertime.

If you love meeting new people and don't want to travel alone, a travel buddy can solve your lonely trip.

Finding a travel buddy can be tricky so, you try to be safe, rather than sorry when choosing your buddy.

The perfect traveling buddy must be inquisitive as curious lambs.

I have seen curious lambs.

A traveler discovers new adventures and often asks various questions.

You can make great memories together with your travel buddy and you can find each other in the moment and share your experiences.

Anything for the traveler is interesting and different.

Traveling buddies don't need to be on the same schedules, unless they have a planned schedule for that day.

If your travel buddy is someone who is sleepy and not relaxed forget it!

Traveling with that person will lag you and that you don't need.

The travel buddy is useful to you and helps with luggage and shares new ideas of where to find a good motel and how to find the route to the nearest stores.

One who is a good navigator and who respects your time together.

You and the travel buddy share your experiences on social networks but, you got to discuss this first before sharing anything about your trip together.

Make sure your travel buddy is well-financed. You don't need to have the burden of someone who is going to take advantage of your money.

Be focused and make sure you both have the same budgets. Avoid the fall-outs and money issues.

Your travel buddy must be jovial and not be the frowned faced individual.

Laughs and smiles or happiness is what you need on your holiday and not a downer.

Aim for the same trip.

If one of you just wants to lie on the beach all day then you don't have the right travel buddy.

Have good chats and get to know each other.

The traveling time together could get boring if you don't chat. You need to have conversations about the holidays, about yourself, or of the scenarios.

You don't have to be a chatterbox keeps a conversation together to feel excitement on the trip.

If you have a good travel buddy the trip will be fun.

Outgoing and fun to be with are great personalities in a travel buddy.

Travel with someone who will show you a good time and take you to the edge if you are looking for adventure.

It depends on what you feel like doing or where you want to go for a good time.

For example;

You can go to Barcelona for a Spring break, and have your travel buddy join you there.

You barely know your travel buddy before you actually meet up or sometimes you are familiar with your travel buddy.

Avoid being the annoying travel buddy!

Travel buddies can get you annoyed in the following behaviors:

Imagine someone spilling alcohol on your bed!

The who is disorganized and loses documents such as passports.

Travel companions who don't pack their own toothpaste and ends up using all of yours.

Snatches your last coins of that currency be it Euros or Dollars.

You can have peace when traveling with a travel buddy but you need to make note of the following tips:

Traveling buddies don't have to spend every single moment together they can share their time apart.

You are allowed to disappear now and then.

Go out to the Internet cafe or for a walk around the block.

Your traveling buddy needs their space too.

One of you may spend most the day in bed or may get up at a later time, while you are the early bird.

Whoever feels that way can go out for a while to avoid hovering around in the apartment, or motel.

Time-out for traveling buddies is a choice and is good when you understand each other.

When you are away from one another you get to enjoy what you like to do and that experience can be shared when you return.

Make the best of your holiday with each other and when alone.

In this way you don't complain about your holiday.

You can bring back informative pamphlets, or a postcard for your traveling partner, bring back some local exotic food that would be a good thought.

What do you need to know before you travel?

Adjust to the relaxed traveling style.

You will find some traveling buddies are often rushing around and doing their chores hectically.

The traveling experience won't be the same for both of you and you won't meet someone just like you.

It depends on the kind of travel you would like to do together.

Don't delay time when need to move on with your daily plans. You don't need someone who is going to keep you feeling tied down.

Be smart and handle situations with a clear mind.

Do what you both agree on not what the other wants to do and without proper planning.

Remember, you can't do whatever you want to do that is a wrong idea.

Share opinions and you will know what the other is up to on that trip.

Don't blame the other when something goes wrong.

Get your own toiletries or other requirements to avoid nicking your companions toothpaste or razor blades.

Be fair to each other.

Be responsible and true to one another.

Don't take what is lying around it does belong someone, if not to you.

Money can be an issue when traveling and that you don't need to spoil your time together. Fights about money can ruin your relationship and the trip.

The great idea is to not talk about who spent an amount of money and who has to still spend some their money.

A good traveling buddy will pick up some things for each other and at the end of the day no one moans about money spent.

Get on with it.

Don't focus on sticking to the plan as a robot. Be flexible in travel and in exploring places.

Avoid over planning!

Surprise each other and have good travels. Learn from each other and experience the trip in a unique way.

Do the unexpected!

Did you have a bad experience with your travel companion?

Your travel buddy can be horrible, selfish or temperamental toward you.

They won't contribute and lay it all on you.

Almost everybody wants to travel and see the world from their eyes. If you don't find a good travel buddy everything can fall apart.

It is a commitment you share together but during the travel period.

You need to compromise with each other or you will have hell together.

Sometimes people think their travels are all about them self-centered people are difficult to deal with when traveling.

Don't neglect to have an agreement before you decide to travel.

The travel buddy needs to understand the place in the agreement.

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      Devika Primić 

      15 months ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Mona Sabalones Gonzalez, thank you for sharing your opinion. To have a good travel buddy is important for the trip and yourself. Travelling with your husband is a great thought.

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      Mona Sabalones Gonzalez 

      15 months ago from Philippines

      I have seen the people who have been best friends for years, then suddenly they take a trip together, and come back telling me how they fought quite badly. It's true, travelling brings out another side to you. It's really important that you have a good travel buddy. Frankly, my husband is not the perfect travel buddy, but every time we travel, I enjoy myself because I love him enough to overlook the imperfections.

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      Devika Primić 

      19 months ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Thank you MartieCoetser, your comments encourage me further to write and share my ideas.

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      Martie Coetser 

      19 months ago from South Africa

      I've met my perfect travel buddy only 5 years ago. By now we have forgotten that there was a time we have yearned for a perfect travel buddy.

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      Devika Primić 

      2 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Hi FlourishAnway thank you very much for stopping by.

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      FlourishAnyway 

      2 years ago from USA

      I'm back to enjoy this as a reminder, as I am planning an international trip and a negative Nellie wants to travel along but it kind of bums me out when I am in awe of new cultures.

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      Devika Primić 

      2 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Kathleen Cochran Thank you for sharing your views on this topic. I appreciate your comments.

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      Devika Primić 

      2 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Paul Kuehn Thank you for the interesting comment. Sometimes travel buddies are mismatched and you don't know them as well as you think you do. I appreciate your comments.

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      Kathleen Cochran 

      2 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

      Great topic! You can have a friend for years, but find you are not a great match when it comes to travel. I recently went on a 3-week bus trip in the UK and it was interesting to see travel buddies who were and were not good matches. It's a shame for a once-in-a-lifetime trip to be spoiled because of personality clashes. You don't really know a person until you travel with them. You covered this subject well.

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      Paul Richard Kuehn 

      2 years ago from Udorn City, Thailand

      I think there are both advantages and disadvantages in having a travel buddy. Some of the advantages are that a travel buddy can help you with a foreign country's language and customs, especially if he or she has been there. One of the biggest disadvantages is being tied down to someone who doesn't want to do what you want or maybe go to the same restaurant where you want to go. If you are younger and want to meet members of the opposite sex, a travelling buddy could be a hindrance at times. Travelling by yourself just gives you so much more freedom if you are an outgoing person who is not afraid to take chances. I am sharing this hub with HP followers and on Facebook.

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      Devika Primić 

      2 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      AliciaC thank you for commenting, always nice to read what you have on your mind.

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      Devika Primić 

      2 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Hi FlourishAnyway Thank you for stopping by. Good point there when traveling with older people.

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      Linda Crampton 

      2 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      You've chosen an interesting topic to write about, Devika. A travel buddy can be a very important and helpful companion.

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      FlourishAnyway 

      2 years ago from USA

      When someone misrepresents or doesn't understand their energy level or fitness level it can hold the others back. However, I'm not annoyed when I travel with an older or disabled person who understands their limitations and tells you right upfront. You can plan and accommodate for those circumstances so that everyone gets what they need.

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      Devika Primić 

      2 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      emge thank you and a good choice indeed.

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      Madan 

      2 years ago from Abu Dhabi

      Thanks for a nice post, Devika, but for me who loves to travel, a buddy can only be a girl

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      Devika Primić 

      2 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Hi MsDora thank you very much for stopping by. I appreciate all comments.

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      Devika Primić 

      2 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      always exploring Thank you for the constant support. Happy travels, sure you will have a great time!

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      Devika Primić 

      2 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      billybuc thank you for sharing that.

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      Dora Weithers 

      2 years ago from The Caribbean

      "Share opinions and you will know what the other is up to . . ." Great idea. I love to have a travel buddy, even when riding my car. That advice is good even then.

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      2 years ago from Southern Illinois

      I am getting ready to go to Fla. in May with my good friend Tammy. She and I are so much alike, we should have a good time. Your tips/suggestions were right-on. Thank you..

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      Bill Holland 

      2 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Great suggestions. I used to do a great amount of traveling. Now I'm content on our little farm. :)

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