5 Ways To Make Sure Your Friendship Survives Your First Vacation

The unpredictable nature of travel has a way of bringing out our best and worst qualities, making it an ideal for friends who want to deepen their bonds.

If you’re voyaging with your travel buddies for the first time, here are some tips to make sure your friendship survives the trip!

Pick your travel companion wisely 
How well do you know this person and what makes you think they’d be a good travel partner?  ask questions to get familiar with their travel style.
A few things to consider would be whether the person is well-traveled and what kind of destinations they gravitate to.
 How would you meet in the middle?
are you more of a history and culture lover, while your friend prefers adventure?
Agree on budgets beforehand
There are few things more frustrating than being on vacation with someone who is pinching pennies when you’re in the mood to splurge.
There’s nothing wrong with either of these travel styles, but it will be a challenge to find activities that you both can enjoy if you’re on vastly different budgets.
Have a conversation beforehand about how much you’re willing to spend on accommodations, food, and activities to make sure you’re on the same page.
Be flexible and willing to compromise 
If your friend agrees to join you for a museum date even though it’s not their first choice activity, return the favor by letting them choose the next activity. 
Limit time on social media 
One way to strengthen your friendship while traveling is to be as present as possible, which means taking a break from sharing everything with your Instagram followers.
Schedule alone time
Too much togetherness can create tension in even the strongest of relationships. Schedule time apart to do whatever your heart pleases.

round up your troops and get ready for a cool calm & collected trip!