A Few Things To Consider Before Going On Holiday With Someone

You never really know someone until you have been on holiday with them.
Travelling is an amazing enriching experience which can completely change the dynamic of your relationship with the person/people you have chosen to go away with. Potentially you and your travel buddy could get a better understanding of each other strengthening your relationship or you could bump heads at every turn and fall out.
Here are a few things to consider before going on holiday with someone:

Budget


This may seem like a no brainer but I know so many holidays and friendships have been ruined over money.  Whether it is how much you are willing to spend on the holiday, payment schedules, how much holiday spending money you bring or even if you want to fork out on excursions his need to be discussed and decided before you book and defiantly before you travel. Try agreeing on a budget that includes everything, food, transfers beforehand and sticking to it.

Travel Accommodations
Accommodation is something that also needs to be discussed and agreed on up front, while some people are not fussed about where they lay their head at night others don’t feel comfortable unless they have all the modern conveniences of home. Whatever yours or your travel companion’s preferences are, it’s always best to go over them out beforehand and reach a mutual compromise.

Airports








Technically the time you spend in the airport and on the plane is pretty minimal in the grand scheme of an entire trip together, but at the same time it will be the first and last thing you guys have to tackle together so it is important to agree on those things that may seem little and insignificant but can potentially put a dark cloud on your trip such as:
•             How early do you like to get there before your flight?
•             Should you upgrade your seats on the flights, should you get a cab to the airport or would you rather park at the airport?
•             Are you going to drink on the plane?
Everybody’s travel habits can be different, but being considerate to your travel companion can make the world of difference

Chill out time
While you may know everyone your bestie has dated you probably don’t know their sleeping habits, you may like a lay in on a Sunday morning while they like to get up and go. Personally for me, one of the best things about a holiday is, NAPPING, by the pool, on the beach, having a sneaky nap in the room and also having early nights (Yeah I’m a Granny), I can’t just have a nap in the middle of the day during a normal work week so this is a treat for me. However I acknowledge that hanging around watching me sleep could be hell for someone I am travelling with so again I make sure to set my expectations beforehand, so we can plan what we do in such circumstances for an example when your travel companion is having a nap it could be the perfect time to explore the resort, curl up with a book or even grab a cheeky massage.

Activities
You and your pal might both be super pumped for Jamaica, but what does that trip mean to each of you individually? Does it mean chilling by the pool drinking cocktails? Going on excursions? Taking in the night life? It’s super important to consider exactly what you and your travel companion hope to put on the itinerary in advance so if need be you can arrange a compromise.
Long story short travelling with someone can potentially be frustrating and stressful but to can also be fun and exciting. I personally feel that it is best to be aware of potential issues, talk them through, and then move past them beforehand then you know what issues you’re willing to compromise on and which you’re not.
We spend the best part of the year thinking about or looking forward to our holidays so have a great time and try not to let silly disagreements ruin them.
What’s your best advice for someone about to travel with a new companion for the 1st time?
Have you had any travel nightmares?

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