Six Signs You Shouldn't Travel with Somebody

Your choice of destination is obviously important when you travel but sometimes, it’s not where you go but who you go there with that matters. Should you find yourself in the planning stages of a long trip, make no mistake, your choice of travel partner is not one that you should take lightly.

The right partner can turn a rainy day into one that’s full of laughter. The wrong partner, on the other hand, can turn even a sunny day into one that’s full of arguments and resentment. Here are six signs that the person that you are considering travelling with is unfortunately an example of the latter.

Different Interests

Different people like different things. When you’re not travelling with someone, this isn’t much of a problem. But when you are travelling with somebody and that person likes completely different activities than you, it can become a problem pretty fast. For example, do you want to party until dawn or get up at dawn to see the sights? Make sure that your travel partner feels the same way.

Different Budget

If you’re going to be on a pretty tight budget, it’s important that you don’t head off with somebody with money to burn. It is possible to travel cheaply but not if you’re with somebody that keeps dragging you to expensive restaurants and nightclubs. There’s a reason that travelling alone is often considered to be the cheapest way to travel.

Unwilling to Compromise

Regardless of how similar you are in terms of both budget and interests, there are still going to be times when you disagree. Without compromise, such disagreements are going to gradually become more and more heated. Most people are capable of compromise but there are exceptions. If you travel with somebody that doesn’t understand the idea of give and take, you are simply asking for trouble.

Noticeable Bad Habits

Before heading off with anybody, ask yourself whether or not they have any bad habits. It’s pretty easy to be a tolerant person when you’re not around somebody twenty four hours a day. But if something is mildly irritating when you’re at home, it’s likely to become rage inducing on the road. It’s also worth noting that if your potential travel partner happens to snore a lot, ear plugs are very much essential.


It should go without saying that you should never plan a trip with somebody who is unreliable. Lot’s of people like to plan a trip but not all of them are genuinely interested in taking one. When you plan a trip with someone only for them to change their mind, it’s not only inconvenient, it can be downright expensive. Ask yourself if the person that you plan on travelling with has a track record of being reliable or of being unreliable.

Romantically Involved

Finally, there’s the small matter of romance. Couples and long term travel simply don’t belong in the same sentence. It’s very easy to fall out of love with somebody when you are around them twenty four seven. Travel also has a habit of making people realise just how many other options they have both romantically and otherwise. If you value your relationship, don’t take a long trip together. Absence makes the heart grow fonder.

Barbara Woodberry, the author of this article is a very knowledgeable person. She is currently working as an editor for , a website that deals with providing magazine subscription to its clients.


Well written article

the author has jotted down all possible information about selecting your travel companion and whom to avoid. Another great read here!