There is a saying that you should not travel with the people you love. When forced into close proximity for days on end, seeing each other at your best and worst, it can go one of two ways – you find an excellent travel partner, or you never want to see this person again for the rest of your life!
While you often can’t help it with family, you can choose your other travel partners, and I took a leap of faith in joining a friend, Lyn, on a 11 day trip overseas just a month ago. We are, I’d say, pretty good friends. But we hadn’t really spent that much time together. The only time we took a trip together, it was a road trip, with some other friends, and sometimes the dynamics of a group helps diffuse any tension that might arise. When there’s just the 2 of you however, things can go south quickly.
But I can tell you quite truthfully, that I thoroughly enjoyed my holiday. I don’t think we had any disagreements, although we found ourselves in a few scrapes and inadvertent adventures. We were forced into very close proximity, as accommodation was tiny. But, we didn’t kill each other, and I’d be quite happy to go on another adventure again.
So, here are 7 things I learnt about going on holiday with a friend. If you too are thinking of going on one with friends, it might help you to think about these things, so you don’t kill each other 😛