First of all, I am sorry for not being active, I had a lot of things going on in life which kept me busy all the while, here I thought its good to start with mistakes that you can avoid for a better travel life.

We all love traveling! Whether its solo, backpacking, luxury or with friends, don’t you?

I am unrolling a list of mistakes I made, when travelling with a travel partner and its based on ‘True Events

The struggle was real, I wanted to get out of that hotel I shared, and I so wanted to jump out of that car ride, it was like Out of the ashes and into the fire”, however, the brighter side of this trip was I had met some of the most amazing people and the places that I visited were extremely beautiful. 

 Checklist For Travel Partner :  That you cant miss! 

That day, I thought I will go back to home and write about it so you can avoid such mistakes. This was the trip that I booked at the last minute and ended up in a mess with my travel partner. These hacks will help you if you are planning a long trip with a mate or a pal.

  1. Don’t get excited about sharing the trip with someone you might know.
  2. Never share your personal information, unless you find that personal connection with your travel partner.
  3. Plan your trip schedule and share it with your mate or group.
  4. Write the destination names that you want to visit, so you dont miss any.
  5. If you are a luxury traveler, book a separate room for yourself.
  6. If you like to get that perfect shot, then you’ll not like to be rushed by your travel partner.
  7. **Ensure, all the bookings or expenses are discussed beforehand. I ended up paying more for a bad trip.
  8. Unless it’s your best friend, it’s always better that you know a little about your travel partner before you travel.
  9. Plan your days and places that you want to visit ahead, so there isn’t any confusion.
  10. Always discuss if you wish to pay all your bills together or you want to just pay for yourself( A lot of others think its OK, the point is to clear out the unnecessary confusion than just nodding for everything)
  11. Take enough camera batteries or charges for yourself, so you don’t run out on them, and end up in an awkward scene of sharing resources.
  12. If you are an introvert and don’t like tagging along with your travel partner everywhere let them know before, about your travel style.

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13. If your trip isn’t going the way you planned it with your travel partner, sort it out and if that doesn’t work too, be brave and cancel out the plan and go solo.

14. Be Yourself no matter how your travel partners are in the group.

15. Don’t let someone judge you with their small brains

( You can always tell them that they are Pigs)  Haha!

I end my list here, let me know what do you think about it and please add if you have more experiences or points that I should add here. You can also check my female solo kit for more such points http://fashionlovetravel.com/ultimate-guide-female-traveler/

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  1. Camera: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100M2 20.2MP Digital Camera with Bag (Black): 

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  2. Headphones: Skullcandy Crusher Over-Ear Bluetooth Headphones

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  3. Beauty kit: 3 Step Skin Care System   ***Use Code: CODE 25OFF

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Above 3 things will let you be happy no matter what, you can click good pictures, listen to no-nonsense, and keep you looking fresh and happy always :D!

Happy Travelling!

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43 thoughts on “Found a Travel Partner? 15 Mistakes To Avoid”

  1. I’ve done most of my traveling alone but recently i dogs get to go to Canada with a couple people i knew and it was tough finding things that everyone wanted to do. Overall good information and very helpful advise.

  2. It’s also not a bad idea to spend some time apart from your travel partner when you’re travelling as well and then rejoin for dinner or even meet up again in another city.

  3. Brilliant tips. Sometimes it is so hard travelling with a friend. I have found it so much easier these days travelling with my husband. Some good tips there, and yes sometimes if it is not working you do have to be brave and go solo.

  4. “you can always say to them they are pigs” lol you made me laugh! I don’t like travelling solo – I do it with my boyfriend or my best friend and I’m lucky because our travel style is the same so we don’t have any problems and we can enjoy the adventure!

  5. I do all of my travels with my husband now. But in the past I have only travelled with friends who I’ve known very well. It’s great to discuss what you plan to do on the trip and split the costs. I can’t live without my camera and headphones – these are always in my bag! Great tips!

    1. Awesome, Its great to know you had some of the best trips, luck you :D. Oh, even, I cant think of a trip without camera and headphones.

  6. Really nice tips! I once found a travel partner but didn’t know much about that guy. The trip was so terrible and he was the worst person I’ve ever met. Wish I read it before :p

    1. We all through these thinngs at some point in life and I think its best to be prepared so we dont end up ruining our trip 🙂

  7. I like most of the list particularly in agreeing on things before you even leave. I think sometimes it might be hard to be completely honest once on the road. Fortunately I’m married to my travel partner but would travel with a close friend as well.

    1. Thank you for agreeing on my list, this makes me happy and also tells me that I am not the only one who feels this way 😛 there’s company 😀 How wonderful that you have a travel partner as a companion <3

  8. I can’t imagine enjoying a trip traveling with someone you don’t know well, especially if you haven’t taken the time to discuss your likes and dislikes, etc., first. I always travel with my husband, and we really do get along great when traveling. Although I have to give him credit for being super patient with me as I stop to take photos of nearly everything!

  9. I rarely find people interesting enough to travel with honestly! I’d rather go solo than go with someone I’m not extremely comfortable with already. I’d have to agree with most of your points and there are some good tips here for what to do if things aren’t going as per plan 🙂

  10. For the most part, I’ve always traveled with people I knew well or got really lucky. My first ever solo trip is coming up and I’m excited and nervous to see who I may meet along the way! Fortunately, it is a pretty short trip and I will meet up with a friend for 2 days during!

  11. I love some of your tips on what to look out for in travel partner. Particularly “sharing the trip with someone you might know”, as it could mean the end of a friendship! I have experienced this a couple of times. And it’s certainly wiser to initially partner up for a short period than for a trip which lasts for weeks – just in case…

  12. I’m sorry you had a bad experience travelling with someone! But those are great tips. I do most of my travels with my family now but there have been times when I was in your situation and felt stuck. Great post and good tips!

  13. Oh dear lol. Sounds like you had quite an experience! There’s a reason I travel solo BUT there are definitely benefits to travelling with a partner 🙂 I like it when someone can help me take photos and take the stress of planning off my shoulders a little bit. But I do agree with you that COMMUNICATION is number one. Discuss your expectations, wants and needs together and you’ll be grand.

  14. Love the post! I think a lot of people underestimate how difficult it can be to travel with a partner/group! I love the line where you say you can always call them a pic lol 😀

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