THEY DARE TO EXPLORE – Traveling is a great way to discover new things and meet new people. The person who has the vibe to try the unfamiliar is the right person to delve into a pleasant travel experience. You could come across someone who’s willing to drive you from point A to point B but prefers to stay in the hotel due to humid weather. A great travel buddy has the right amount of enthusiasm to drive an interesting and unforgettable journey.
THEY HAVE PATIENCE WHEN THINGS GO WRONG – One must anticipate that things don’t always turn out the way you planned. To deal with a challenging situation in an agitating attitude will just make the situation worse. Being impatient will not help at all. If you have a travel buddy who remains calm in a difficult situation and focuses on the solution rather than the problem, then you found a treasure!
THEY CONSIDER YOUR BUDGET – This comes with an open communication. Both have to speak up about their budget and have an agreement. You don’t want to keep saying “Yes” while carrying on with a heavy heart. That’s the last thing you want to bulge when traveling. I have a good friend whose first question is “What’s our budget?”. Followed by calculations and then we stick to it as much as we can.
THEY SHARE OPINIONS – It’s good to travel with someone who’s engaged in decision making. As what they always say “Two heads are better than one”. You might be able to easily figure things out when both are helping each other. You don’t want to be moving along with someone who has nothing to say the entire trip.
THEY HAVE GENUINE RESPECT FOR DIVERSITY – A person who’s willing to throw himself/herself out of the world must know the fact that our differences have both beauty and ugly facets. A broad mind with respect to both will make him/her adapt easily regardless of which spot on earth he/she is. They don’t judge people based on their own airing opinion, be it on the color of the skin or religious belief. And by that, you don’t need to apologize on behalf of your travel buddy because of a demeaning behavior.
I’m pretty sure the list could go on. If you have more thoughts, I would love to hear from you by leaving comments below! 😉