If you have not
met in person the person that you are planning to travel with, make sure you do.
Try to spend sometime with any potential
trip mate. That way you will be able
to get a better idea of what your potential travel partner is like and will help
you decide if this travel companion is the ideal person for the trip.
If you planning on sharing the cost of accommodation, fares, etc,
make sure these issues are discussed before the beginning of your
travel or journey. This
could avoid any potential financial disputes. Do you want to split bills evenly,
or just pay for what you had? Will you take taxis, or the bus? It sound like
small things, but different attitudes to cash are guaranteed to make people
upset and it could ruin your holiday.
with your travel partner or friends the things you like to do together and those
activities that you prefer to do alone. Lets face it we all have different
taste. One day you might to visit an art gallery while your friend will like to go
sightseeing. You could arrange with your friend a morning or afternoon free from
one another and that way everyone gets do what they have planned.
Relax, let go of the small things.
Does it really matter that your travel
buddy does not tidy up, snores sometimes or
loves a glass of chardonnay for dinner? Save your concerns for more serious
communication is essential to avoid misunderstandings. Try compromising but not
too much. After all you are on holidays and you want to make sure you set out to
do the things you have planned to do.