How To Travel With Someone New?
How to have a shooketh time with someone new? Well, the simple answer is to talk about it! Ideally before you've booked anything. That's what we've done. And well, we've had some pretty shooketh experiences and even better, we've become closer and as you can see from our most recent adventures - our group of friends is getting bigger!
It's interesting how different we all are but the common factor is that we get along well and have developed respect for each other and by NOW we all have "stories" about each other that might be fit for discussion over a margarita or cup of tea - your preference. But, the betters stories might be over the margaritas - just saying. :)
We met in a variety of circumstances and hung out for a bit before deciding on traveling and making that leap to reveal our more personal (private) selves to each other. After all, we are in close quarters and that does require a certain amount of discussion before you book a hotel or rent a car.
Here are some topics we suggest you discuss before travelling:
1. Sleeping accommodations:
Someone might have a sleep apnea machine that is the most attractive thing to sleep with in the world! Or someone might have trouble-sleeping or sleep diagonally. Talk about it before hand! It's easier to anticipate if you know something might happen like sleeping in the same room as someone prone to seeing people in corners (yes, this did happen!).
2. Private time:
Private time is amazing for keeping friends. I personally believe that there are two types of private time... where you might like go for a walk and one where you might like to be in the room by yourself for a variety of reasons (phone calls, FaceTime, blah, blah, blah). Talk about the expectations and there are no surprises. It's OK to spend time apart on your adventures - really.
Who pays for what? Before you book anything - talk about money. Divide the expenses in a manner in which everyone agrees. No arguments, no miscommunication. There is nothing more uncomfortable than arguing period. And arguing over money is awful, you know it.
4. Planner vs. Not Planner
Are you a stick to the itinerary person or a whatever comes along person? Talk about it and what you want out of a trip before you go. I personally enjoy the unexpected adventures - each one has had shooketh, surprising moments that shall be treasured forever!
So, what's the take away? TALK about it before you book your trip.
Remember to dream, do and experience LIFE.
Thank you for reading! - - Wendy