Having a travel companion has really changed my life. When I use the term travel companion, I mean someone that you ALWAYS travel with. I very rarely travel anywhere without my travel companion (unless it’s a family vacation or vacation planned for a certain group). Today, I am going to tell you why a travel companion is important and give you a few tips on how to pick the PERFECT one. 

Before I had a travel companion, I did NOT travel. I would come up with amazing ideas for the perfect trip and everyone would be so excited about it and ready to go. When it was time to commit to it, everyone would change their minds. I have never been the type to want to travel alone because I probably would not leave my hotel room. So, I had the urge to travel but no one to travel with. 

Meet My Travel Companion

My travel companion is actually a friend from college. Her name is Camisha and she is a travel nurse. Her career is an added plus to me because whenever she accepts an assignment in a different place, I give her a visit and I don’t have to pay for a hotel (definitely a plus). We both love to travel and we ALWAYS have a good time. We have been traveling together for ~8 months and we are taking our first international trip in 6 days!!!!!!!

How To Pick Your Travel Companion

When picking your travel companion there are a few things you should consider. 

  1. Your travel companion should love to travel. This is self explanatory. There is no way you can travel if your companion does not like to travel. 
  2. Your personalities should complement each other. Camisha and I are quite different but we bring different experiences to our travels. She likes to workout and I DON’T, but she made me go hiking with her and it was the most amazing view I’ve ever seen. Without her, I wouldn’t have experienced that. 
  3. You should be open to new things. The most fun thing about traveling is being able to have new experiences. You should both be open to trying new things and going to places that don’t “seem” fun to you. 
  4. You should get along. The easiest way to ruin a trip is by having an argument with your travel partner. Make sure you and your partner find it very easy to compromise so there will no opportunities to ruin your trips. 
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