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
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.
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
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
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
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
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.