Is one of you very type A and organized while the other prefers to “go with the flow?” Finding a middle ground is vital to the success of your travel partnership.
We understand that packing styles matter on group trips. If you spend weeks (or months, even) planning the perfect carry-on-only packing list, but your friend comes with oversized luggage… well…
Money is a big source of conflict for travel buddies because it can make or break a trip depending on how much you have. You might even find yourself coming home early if you run out!
Set aside an hour or so every day for quiet alone time, whether it be spending time in a cafe or just sitting in the hostel common room reading a book and responding to emails.
If split up for some alone time, set a specific time and place to meet again and a contingency plan for if you don’t meet up within a certain time frame.
Make yourself approachable to meeting new people, which is one of the best aspects of travel.