One of the ideal options for travelling a country is to do it with good friends. Sharing adventures and moments can be one of the best things that can happen between good colleagues. Still, it can also cause the opposite: you end up half killing each other and losing your friendship.
That’s why it’s good to travel with friends to be very clear about what kind of trip you are going to do and understand what it involves. To help you plan it better, we leave you the following backpacking tips to know how to travel with friends and not end up losing them.
8 TIPS FOR TRAVELLING WITH FRIENDS
The main things you and your friends should keep in mind are the following:
Living together on a trip is not the same as in your city. On a trip, you will spend 24 hours together, which means that you will have to adapt to the situation.
CHOOSE YOUR TRAVEL COMPANION WISELY
A friend is one thing, and a travel companion is another. We can have many friends, but few true travelling companions. Choose well with whom to travel. Choose the people with whom you are most in tune for the trip and the future coexistence.
SHARING OUT TASKS
A good option to avoid conflicts is to divide tasks. Who looks for accommodation, who looks for information, who bargains, who is in charge of speaking in English, and each of the typical tasks that may arise during the trip.
BE FLEXIBLE WITH THE ROUTE, WITH THE ITINERARY.
Although the itinerary is more or less fixed, it is important to be flexible and adapt it to the trip. It is always good to see how the trip flows and see what you are most looking forward to doing.
TAKE TIME APART FROM TIME TO TIME
It is always important to have time for yourself, whether during the day or the trip. A good option is to separate and reconnect during the trip. This option is ideal because, apart from not getting burnt out by living together, it allows you to do different activities and visits. The reunion is ideal to discuss new adventures and reinforce the trip.
AGREE ON THE BUDGET
When travelling with friends, it is always good to agree on the minimum budget to spend. It is good to set minimums and maximums on spending on accommodation, meals, travel .etc
BE FLEXIBLE WITH ACCOMMODATION
The big problem when travelling with friends is finding comfortable accommodation for everyone. If we travel in pairs (even number) there are no problems except to have always guaranteed the number of rooms. But if the group is an odd number, we will have to make an effort many times. A good trick is to rotate the option of sleeping alone in one bed and the others sharing the other. It is also important to be well-coordinated with keys to avoid long waits to get into the room.
INTERACT WITH PEOPLE
The problem with travelling with friends is that you interact differently with people. Travelling alone forces you to be more open, to seek more interaction with people. When travelling in a group, relationships are more closed. You travel thinking more about your group than about interacting with others. Force yourself to be open, especially with local people.
We hope these tips will help you to better prepare for your trip and that travelling with friends does not become a little torture.