“Never go on trips with anyone you do not love.”
A trip is like a magic wand that can show you the best or worst side of a person. If you want to put a ‘friendship‘ to the test — hit the road. If you’re blinded by ‘love’ — proceed with caution. If you’re married — you might want to reconsider.
If you’re a solo traveller; read no further. The travel gods have been merciful. You’ve been spared.
Surviving a bad trip is easier than a sour travel partner. There is no way you can undo what’s been said or done or clicked on a trip. It will stick for eternity.
And that’s why, you need to carefully choose your travel partner. It isn’t going to be easy. But, pay close attention, and you might stumble on a winner.
The perfect travel partner knows how to take a winning selfie after a gruelling 3 hour trek in the snow
The perfect travel partner will never photobomb your shot
The perfect travel partner will never ditch you for solo travel or another travel partner
The perfect travel partner will always choose the easy route
The perfect travel partner knows that a bike ride needn’t continue for 20 km
The perfect travel partner knows when it gets too cold
The perfect travel parter knows that three can be a crowd
The perfect travel partner is a connoisseur of the arts
The perfect travel partner will watch the hippest performances in town
And the perfect travel partner will only dine at the finest restaurants
After nearly a decade of travel; we’re still demystifying the traits of a perfect travel partner. Given our track record, I don’t think either of us is getting any closer to the ideal and I wonder if we’d ever get there. I guess, that’s what good trips are made of?