Women love to travel, and they don’t want to travel alone. So we start looking for friends and family members to come along. But we have to think about that long and hard. There have been many friendship that have been strained because of time spent together on a long trip. Sometimes friends or family members are not always the most ideal travel companions for you. Before you go on a long journey, it’s best to plan ahead and talk in advance to make sure you and your travel buddy are well suited to travel together. So enjoy these women travel tips on how to find a travel buddy.
Here are Four Tips on How to Find a Travel Buddy
Tip #1: Talk about Your Goals for the Trip
What do you most want to experience on this women traveling together trip? Are you hoping for a relaxing visit to the beach, or a bustling sightseeing tour with an action-packed itinerary? Do you want to spend time alone, or stay together most of the time? Do you want to meet new people, or get to know each other better? Do you want to experience serenity or stimulation – do you want to retreat from civilization, or get caught up in the excitement of an urban center?
It’s best to have a sense of what kind of vacation experience you want to get,
prior to going on the journey.
Talk with your travel buddy about your hopes and expectations! Even if you don’t agree on absolutely every aspect of the trip, having enough common ground and supporting each other in finding your ideal vacation experiences along the way are important. I can help you to overcome these barriers of traveling together and create a customized itinerary that fits both of your needs.
Tip #2: Pick a Good “Roommate”
It’s wonderful to have a travel buddy to share the adventure with – but make sure you are compatible. Is your travel buddy easy to get along with in close quarters, or do they have a lot of particular needs that make it difficult to share space together? Do you enjoy each other’s company? Can you have fun talking to each other for hours – and more importantly, perhaps, can you enjoy the silence together and share space without constantly having to entertain each other? What are their sleeping habits, snoring, having to use breathing machines, or going to bathroom often through the night.
Tip #3: Discuss Your Budget
Traveling with a friend is a great way to save money on accommodation and meal expenses, but make sure that you both have the same idea of what you want this vacation to cost. Will you be splitting the costs of the trip (hotels, restaurant meals, tours, etc.) or each paying your own way separately? Does one of you have more expensive needs than the other – will you both be happy in a no-frills hotel, or do you need a more deluxe set of accommodations?
Talking about these financial issues in advance can avoid any misunderstandings or hard feelings once you are on vacation. Also you don’t want them to assume that you are paying for everything because after all you asked them to come along.
Tip #4: Go on a Short Trip Together First
It’s often best to take a test run with your new travel partner, to make sure you can be a good team on the road. Before you book a round-trip ticket to the far side of the world, consider taking a short weekend trip to stay at a nearby Bed and Breakfast.
Last Thoughts About Finding Your Travel Buddy
Choosing the right travel buddy can make your vacations even more enjoyable and often affordable.
Make sure to discuss some expectations upfront so you both get the vacation experience you were hoping for – without any misunderstandings or disappointments along the way.
I love traveling. It is a passion of mine–even as a child I would day dream about far away places. After raising my daughter, I found myself a empty nester, widow, retired, and searching for a new quest in life. Travel has always been there for me when I wanted to escape and get away from it all. I have experienced traveling with other women and alone because after several years of traveling with my husband, I became a widow with time to travel but my friends and family are often not able to come along. So I established a travel business to help other women who were ready to travel or who life may have thrown them a curve because they have gone through a lose of a spouse or partner, divorced, or she may be a caregiver needing a escape, or feeling a little neglected because their husband is not able or not willing to come along experience the same connection, freedom and rejuvenation I did traveling with other women traveling together or Solo.