FRIEND TRAVEL / PARTNER TRAVEL : WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE?

Angelo and I have done a lot of travelling together, and I have also done a lot of travelling alone, well… with friends, but without Angelo. There are pros and cons to both, that’s what this blog post is all about, discussing the differences. Emphasis on DISCUSSING, I don’t want this to be a one sided conversation, engage people, tell me what you think.

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  •  Luggage 

This is always difficult for me, I think its probably a touchy subject in general for girls. I always tend to over pack, or want to take my “just-in-case” clothes. (I once packed my bikini on a snow holiday, that’s a whole other story.)

Luckily when I travel with Angelo, depending on how many bags we are allowed, I generally pack more than him, so I’m able to use some of his space in our bag, or bags. This takes the pressure off of me having to plan outfits down to the last detail.

While, having a girl friend helps because you can relay outfit choices and discuss what is worth taking. (Also, you might even be able to share clothes!!) You might not be able to share bag space, you’ll be able to help each other out another way.

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  • Sight-seeing

Generally speaking when I am with a girl friend, we are much more inclined to stop by boutiques, coffee shops and maybe visit the more “commercial” and “Instagram-able” places. DO IT FOR THE ‘GRAM!!

On the other end of the scale, when I travel with Angelo, we tend to do a lot more “active” travel. We go on hikes, walk until our feet bleed (Not really, calm down). I mean, maybe you and your girl friends do enjoy active holidays, I do, I just don’t think that I would plan one out for myself…. That’s what Angelo is for.

So before you decide to go on a trip with your friends, or your partner, do a little bit of research into what it is you are looking for on your trip.

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  • Photo Evidence

For both of these types of trips; be it friends tour, or a romantic holiday getaway, you’re going to need photo evidence to either brag about to your friends, or just reminisce one day. These are always tricky, sometimes you just have to reply on the good old selfie stick.  As seen below.

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Selfie stick selfie

You can also set your camera up on self timer, when your in a couple, I prefer that, but you have to hope for the best. It’s not always ideal to leave an expensive piece of equipment lying around unattended.

Of course there is a 3rd option, you can ask other people to take your photos, but again… You don’t want to be a nuisance, also it can be tricky giving a complete stranger your expensive gear.

  • Cost

Travelling with a partner can tend to be a lot cheaper, especially when it comes to accommodation and meals. Granted, because Angelo and I are married we have one income, so technically we “share” the cost. We also occasionally share meals, which obviously means we only pay for one.

While if you’re in a group of friends, the costs can vary depending on how you deal with the costs.

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I hope this has been helpful, even if only in the slightest. Do your research of what to take, how much to pack and what you want to see before you go 🙂

Now, this is all information that I have from personal experience. Please tell me what you’ve experienced, I would love to know!

 

 

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