Street Trip Partners – Are They Friends Or Enemies?

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Unless you are taking a road trip with your family – when you have no choice – choosing a travel partner is one of the most important decisions you make when planning your vacation.

Visible road partners, such as your best friend or boyfriend / girlfriend, may not be the best choice you think they are. Road trip is a litmus test of relationships – you will find your true companionship as your journey progresses. As Mark Twain wisely said, “I have found that there is no sure way to find out if you love or hate people than to go with them.”

So what are you doing? Where to start?

The Right Things to Do

Start by choosing the person you meet in most cases. If you and your best friend have a lot of fights and fights (even though you’re dating), maybe your best friend isn’t the right person. My former friend and I set off for Block Island, which was the end of our friendship because we fought so hard!

Also, make sure your partner has the same mind-set of travel. If you are on a checklist and you run from blind to sight and it is all about relaxing and exploring in a relaxed atmosphere, you will probably get into trouble.

Where you go

Whether you are traveling with family or friends, choosing a destination that you are happy with can make a big difference. It may seem disrespectful, but many people neglect to take the time to sit down and make a team decision or because they are too busy so they just choose wherever it goes mentally or because they do not feel responsible for the whole process of meeting and clarifying (and perhaps dealing with some disagreement).

The best way to do this is to have a small party – get a pizza (or something interesting) and a great drink (alcoholic or not) and invite other street people to your place. All of you will have peace of mind and this will greatly help you to do something fun. Be open and listen, but don’t let anything under the full and dynamic agreement go where you go.

Good vibration

Once you have selected the right partners and your destination for your road trip, make sure you take care of the last and most important piece of housekeeping. If you and your partner on a road trip have something that has been exploding under the surface of your relationship – something that one of you is angry about or there is an annoying quirk that you have been ignoring – now is the time to express it.

Why not just blow us away – it’s so far, isn’t it? Yes, walking down the street is like cooking a recipe and the problem with your relationship is like breaking the connector for that pressure cook. All that time and very little car space in the car, driving for hours and fatigue, and sometimes getting lost and frustrated are all real roadblocks (and all the fun, laughter and binding you will have on your vacation. And something to hit!

Sit down and speak well. Never talk about the problem with anyone other than the person with whom you have a problem as this will drag someone else into it and make everything worse. Talk about watching “Me” – “I don’t like country music that much, and I know you like it. Is there anything we can find that we can both live with?” not “Your country music drives me crazy. Never play it on our road trip!”

Taking the time before choosing the right person, choosing the right place for you, and fixing these potential problems with your traveling companions can make a huge difference in the quality of your road trip.

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