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Travelling with Friends? Yay or Nay?

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Not everyone can dine at a restaurant, watch a movie, walk in the park or travel alone. Everyone is unique in his own way and a reality check,  travelling alone is not everyone else’s niche ( that is acceptable).

The word travel excites me the most. I travel alone once or twice a year and do the same with a friend/s which is awesome🤔…..sometimes? Often? 🤣

Your friends can either ruin your great adventure or share a one of a kind experience of a lifetime. It’s a make it or break it experience. Enjoy or destroy. Up to you! There are pros and cons. Nonetheless, it’s always your choice.

Here are some points to consider. 

BTS with Friends

Hit the comment button below if I miss any.

Con’s

  1. Tensions and Conflicts – Not because your friends mean you’re made for each other. No! More often than not, you will have conflicts of food, places to visit, waking up early, splitting of bills and etc…
  2. Loss of Privacy – Certainly! Sharing a room with your besties will cut down your expenses. Although, sometimes this will increase tensions and conflicts. When you are about to sleep, then suddenly bestie turns up his Netflix’s volume. 🤯
  3. Losing the opportunity to meet others – this will definitely happen as you will lose the urge to communicate with others, to a local or a guide. There is no challenge and effort to talk with random people. Why? You have your friends with you. You will be preoccupied with their presence and lose interest in interacting with others.
  4. It’s always a group decision – things will not always go the way you want. Remember that you are travelling with your friends and every opinion and suggestion matters.
  5. Burden – of taking good care of someone or the burden of prioritising them before you. In this case, you will not be able to enjoy your trip. i.e your friend having to pee when there is something important that needs to be done.🤦‍♀️

Pro’s

  1. The more the merrier or the fewer the better! – Whatever it is. It’s always double or triple the fun making memories and stories. You will do everything together from planning to cramming. You will not be sitting alone at the airport waiting for your flight or seating with a stranger in the plane. 
  2. Safety Assurance – Of Course! Who would not feel safe if you are with someone your comfortable with? Your friend will be your comfort and safety zone.  They will be your family during the trip. If you lost your cash you have your friends to rely on. And if you’re unwell, they will be there to take good care of you. It is still recommended that wherever you go and whatever you do. Make sure that World Nomad takes good care of you!.
  3. Affordable and Cheaper – This is given when you are travelling with a group of friends. It is much more affordable and cheaper. You split your bills of everything from a taxi fare, accommodation, food and tours. It’s double the fun and cheaper the expenses.
  4. Easy planning – Easy but messy. 😂The planning is easier because you have someone to help you out with the details. It will be a bit messy as you will need to consider everyone’s preferences but this is where the fun and adventure begins.
  5. Photographer – perks of travelling with friends is having a personal photographer. You do not need to make an effort setting up your tripod or taking a selfie for that OOTD ( outfit of the day)  you prepared. All you have to do is pose and shot. 
  6. Getting Lost – The excitement of exploring more when you are with your friends. Forgetting about your ideal itinerary and just walk off the beaten path. Enjoying the unexpected twist and turns of the journey without being scared. Lastly, you being confident that you’re with someone when the need arises.

Travelling solo is and will always be my choice. I love the freedom of exploring things on my own. Nevertheless, I can’t still deny that travelling with my friends is not a bad idea. Sharing common experience and adventure is liberating and exciting. It will be a great bond with you and your friends.

Happy Travels!

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  30 comments for “Travelling with Friends? Yay or Nay?

  1. December 21, 2019 at 8:34 am

    This is by far the toughest challenge! I love solo travel but it is so much fun experiencing new places and adventures with friends!!! So many of these points hit close to my heart!!!

  2. December 21, 2019 at 8:37 am

    These are all great points to consider when travelling with friends!

  3. Rhonda Albom
    December 21, 2019 at 9:04 am

    Really fun post, a different way to look at travel. I have travelled with friends before, and in some ways I always do, as my husband is my best friend. I have been lucky, and it mostly all went well. We even do well on group decisions.

  4. December 21, 2019 at 9:41 am

    These are all so true! I’ve traveled both solo and with friends before, and I’m not sure which one I like more – they’re both great 🙂

    One of my favorite times traveling with a friend was when we visited Romania. Our personalities and travel priorities clicked so well – we both like food, photography, and off the beaten path places – that it turned out to be one of the funnest trips I’ve been on.

    • December 21, 2019 at 12:31 pm

      Totally agree! I do have one favorite friend also.. 😂 and the only downside when i’m with her is that she always have to pee on an important or undesirable times..🤣

  5. December 21, 2019 at 12:16 pm

    These are awesome ideas for traveling with friends. I love traveling with friends, especially my partner! I give it a YAY all the way!

    • December 21, 2019 at 12:32 pm

      ❤️😍 Great to hear! Especially that you already found your travel partner…

  6. December 21, 2019 at 1:35 pm

    Can;t take great pictures without friends. Yeah, that’s true. There are pros and cons. Just embrace what travels give to you. And continue inspiring us on your writings!

  7. December 21, 2019 at 1:55 pm

    I actually take the easy way out and just travel with my husband xxx

  8. December 21, 2019 at 2:30 pm

    I think I’m just too used to solo travel to have the patience to travel with other people now 😆
    Very good point about having a personal photographer though…would be nice to have some pics of myself that aren’t selfies!

    • December 21, 2019 at 7:30 pm

      haha sooo true with the selfies of solo traveling. Most of the time I don’t even have a selfie, all are photos of what to see in a city or country.

  9. Melissa
    December 21, 2019 at 4:19 pm

    YES! This post makes all the right points! I personally go solo most of the time and have gained quite about a bit from the experience!

  10. December 21, 2019 at 6:45 pm

    This is always such hard decision for me! I have to debate about whether or not I want to bring someone along, because I always have a list of what I want to do and often times when traveling with others I don’t end up visiting all the destinations I want to. But, as you have stated, there are many benefits to traveling with someone, which is why it is always a tough decision! I like to mix it up.

  11. Jen
    December 21, 2019 at 8:05 pm

    I have to say I’ve had really positive experiences traveling with friends! But maybe they’ve just been the right pals. There’s certainly only some who I travel with and not others!

  12. December 21, 2019 at 10:04 pm

    haha, so much true, sometimes also I will be struggling of this choice….. the only way is to visit your favorite place at least twice time, solo and then with friends 😀

    • December 22, 2019 at 6:13 am

      hahaha yes totally agree… 😂

  13. Kate
    December 21, 2019 at 10:27 pm

    I wish I wasn’t so scared to take a solo trip!! I always travel with friends, but I would definitely like to travel alone in the future!

    • December 22, 2019 at 6:12 am

      Don’t be… I was favor but when I tried and started traveling solo.. I love and still loving it.

  14. Kay
    December 21, 2019 at 11:20 pm

    My favorite part about traveling with a group is splitting lodging costs and always having a photographer!

    • December 22, 2019 at 6:15 am

      Mine is having a photographer..hehehe

  15. December 22, 2019 at 3:10 pm

    I love traveling with my husband the most. But with friends, it’s also fun. I’ve never traveled solo before so I can’t really say I know what that is like.

  16. December 22, 2019 at 3:13 pm

    I think a small group is not a problem, it usually works well in my case. One time I went to Prague with 18 other people (we rented a whole castle, that shit was crazy), and I gotta say, coordinating such a group was an absolute disaster. I think one just needs to find a group of people that have a similar idea of what traveling is to them 🙂

  17. December 22, 2019 at 6:21 pm

    I’ve never been brave enough to travel with friends! I’m always nervous it will cost a friendship! I love your list of pros and cons though, there are a lot of pros I hadn’t considered!

    Hannah | https://getlost.blog/

    • December 23, 2019 at 7:16 am

      Travelling with one friend is a good start, then you can reconsider if you want to do it again or not. 🙂

  18. Kim
    December 22, 2019 at 6:50 pm

    I’m always so torn between these choices! I’m very independent and enjoy the freedom of being able to meet new people, try new foods and experience things that I know some friends wouldn’t want to. But at the same time, I like doing things with my people. I usually travel alone to places where I can meet friends. You’re inspiring me to think about this and write about my own views of this!

  19. December 22, 2019 at 7:39 pm

    I always love traveling with friends, but it is not always easy to please a bunch of girls!

  20. December 22, 2019 at 10:16 pm

    It’s always hard traveling with a large group. But this post makes some great points and tips!

    • December 23, 2019 at 7:14 am

      True. I tried travelling with a large group once and it was a mess.

  21. Lily
    December 30, 2019 at 2:08 am

    I definitely agree with these pros and cons! I travel mostly by myself, and I love the flexibility, especially when it comes to food as I prefer to eat vegan. I also can be pretty lazy and don’t want to pack in a ton of stuff when my friends like to see everything. That said, I do love sharing travel with others, and it *is* nice to have a photographer haha.

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