Benefits of Traveling With Friends

Traveling with friends can be very rewarding, adventurous, and memorable. I have been reading a few articles about solo traveling. I would love to experience it one day; however, most of my travel is with my friends because I love sharing my experiences and saving money.
When you have someone to share things with, it makes it so much better. Europe was my first international adventure; I traveled with thirty-plus people I meet before the trip and my best friend. A professor arranged the journey at my university for leisure, and we invited family and friends. I told several people about the trip. However, only my best friend decided to take on the adventure with me. We created some crazy and great memories between the two of us: such as missing our first initial flight, oversleeping and missing out on our first excursion, getting lost in Paris, searching for Ice Bar Barcelona, and running through the airport trying to make our flight back to the US. These are the things we will never forget, but we also enjoyed experiencing different cultures together.
Another benefit when traveling with friends is cutting down on costs, leaving room in the budget for excursions. When I travel with my Line Sisters and friends, we save money on lodging by splitting the cost. We decide on excursions based on everyone’s budget, and we help each other if need be. When I go out-of-town for weekend adventures, I always check to see if the hotel offers complimentary breakfast to save on spending money on at least one meal. Summer trips are usually all exclusive to cut down on costs of stay, activities, and dining.
When you travel with others, you will also have someone to take your photos instead of picking the best person in the crowd who does not look sketch to take your picture. There are selfie sticks and tripods but having someone physically there to take your photos is beneficial for people like me who want ten photos of one shot until the perfect one is taken and then delete all of them except one.
There are things to consider, such as budgeting, itinerary, room arrangements, and whatever else is a concern or something to consider when traveling with friends. However, one thing to remember is that traveling with friends allows you to enjoy your adventure with someone instead of wishing you had someone to share your experience with.

#ThrowBack to Paris, France! Yikes to the hat I had on!

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One thought on “Benefits of Traveling With Friends

  1. Great read! You’re right it’s good to spend and share life memories with others. Getting lost…Lolol it’s not what we look forward to on trips, but it does make it so much more memorable. I plan to get to those solo trips one day too.

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