Traveling with your best friend can be a great experience. I mean, who better to see the world with than your favorite person on Earth? Seeing new things and going new places can be a wonderful journey with the right travel mates, but sadly your best friend may not be the best option. But you and your bestie are so good together in every other aspect – how could you not have a blast in exciting, beautiful, new places? Traveling is a whole different realm, where many best friends find themselves surprisingly at odds with each other. If you are planning a trip with your bestie soon, first check out these 7 signs that traveling with your bestie is not the best idea.
Too close for comfort.
Seeing your friend on a very regular basis can be healthy and a mutually fun time. But you can always go back home after a hang session or night out. When you are traveling, you literally have to spend 24 hours with each other, non-stop. This can be challenging if you’ve never spent this much time together before.
Different ideas of fun.
You may both have some similar interests that make your time together enjoyable. While you are traveling, you are forced to find common ground in activities all day, every day. Problems may arise if you don’t have many common interests.
You have different sleep schedules.
If your friend is on a totally different sleep schedule than you are, it could be difficult to do things together at the same times of the day. Or if it’s a must that you leave and go at the same times, you may be stuck indoors while your friend is hitting the snooze button (or vice versa).
Different financial situations.
Globetrotting can be super expensive, or it can be more affordable depending on your taste and budget. If your bestie wants to blow through serious cash, but you are on a meager budget, you will likely bump heads about how to spend your time and money.
You don’t use the buddy system on a regular basis.
Going to foreign countries is beautiful experience but can be dangerous if you aren’t cautious of your surroundings. The buddy system is essential. If your best friend is always disappearing or leaving with a new love interest during girls’ night out, then you might not be able to count on her to have your back overseas.
Can’t agree on scheduling.
Some people like to hang loose and go where the wind blows on vacation, while others like rigid itineraries. There is bound to be some tension and irritation between you and bestie if you two are on opposite ends of the vacay scheduling spectrum.
You don’t get each other as much as you thought you did.
Being alone with someone in a new environment can really bring out the best and worst in people, revealing things you would’ve never known or realized back home. If you aren’t ready to really get to know your bestie better, then traveling with your best friend may not be the best option.