Posted by :GreciaPosted date : February 2, 2015In Tourism GuideComments Off on 10 Quick Tips about Travel Companion
Even if you have had many reasons for travelling solo and enjoyed it, there must have been occasions when you have felt lonely. You must have felt the need for a companion. You may counter that when you travel alone that you have the freedom, to create or change your itinerary and schedule at will.
Just as the above are the advantages of travelling solo, there are many advantages of travelling with the right companion. You can share your adventures with your companion and take on the challenges, as a team. You may provide moral support to each other as you embark on exploring unknown terrains and cultures. If you want to enjoy traveling, it is essential that you find the right travel companion. If you are not interested in travelling with someone from your family or friends, then you can search online. Here are some quick tips to find your travel companion:
Some of the best places to search online is bulletin boards, where other people post for travel companions. They mention their profiles and expectations from their travel companions.
Look at social networking sites, where you can find traveling groups and pages. Here you can post or find posts that meet your expectations.
Browse travel companion websites. They help in matching you up with your travel companions, based on your interest and according to your personalities. Age, gender, interests or travel locations are considered.
It would be in your best interest to talk to the prospective travel companion before you finalize everything. You can either meet at a public place or conduct a video chat. You need to share your interests and expectations with each other.
If it is possible, you need to try and assess your potential travel companion’s personality, and shares your likes and dislikes. It is essential that you have a similar mindset and matching wavelength for the trip to be successful.
You need to find out if his/her expectations match yours. You could check what he/she likes and what his/her idea of travelling is, why does he/she want to travel to that place and is he/she familiar with that place or surroundings?
You should find out if your prospective buddy wants to go travelling to relax or to explore. Having expectations in different directions would completely ruin your travelling.
An important point to discuss is the budget of your trip. You should freely discuss it with your travel buddy, regarding the types of rooms and hotels you would like to stay in and how you would like to spread your budget.
Talk about the duration of your trip, dates and itinerary to make sure that your potential companion is on the same page as you.
Discuss as to how you are going to share your responsibilities and duties. It is important to have a fair idea about it. From packing to planning, both should be involved equally. You should be able to respect each other as well as each one’s feelings and understand that everyone has some bad days. No two persons can think alike all the time. Thus, sort out differences and give vent to your travel impulses.
Grecia is the author of tournavationmke.com. She loves to travel around the world and share her experience and knowledge about the travel industry, features about travel trends. Prior to travel writing, Grecia covered Internet and Technology articles and contributing for many other web blogs.