Some people don’t think twice about packing up and going on a trip all by ourselves. Many people feel like solitary travel is the way to do it. No waiting on anyone else, do exactly what you want and when you want, and have some much-needed downtime with our own thoughts. We certainly can’t discount these excellent reasons for traveling alone but we do have a few other things to point out before you go on your next solitary vacation.
Road Trips are Easier with Friends
Traveling to the next state, or even across the country, all by yourself can certainly sound appealing but having a travel partner for a road trip means making better time. Sharing the driving responsibilities means you can get more travel hours in, have someone to talk to when you are bored, and is there if there is an emergency. Of course, this means making sure you both are covered by car insurance, you can check online car insurance companies for the best quotes, and that you both wish to go in the same geographical direction.
Strength In Numbers
Whether anyone wants to admit it or not, traveling alone may not be the safest option. It doesn’t matter if it’s a road trip, a cruise, flying to another state or country, or even a train ride. We often think that if we are around large groups of people that we are safe. It’s unfortunate that it’s often the opposite. When people discover you are the lone wolf, which is easy to notice, you often become the target of crime. This is also very true for most women rather than some men. Men who are short and small framed are more likely to be targeted. Regardless of a woman’s size, she will be targeted as well. This is where having a friend travel with you can be a matter of life or death.
Strengthen the Bond
There are moments in which we witness something beautiful, like the sunset, and we turn to see if anyone else has noticed. If we are all alone it can be an impressive moment. But the act of wanting to share that moment is innate within us. Having your friend with you ensures that all of the most impressive and beautiful moments will be shared with someone. One of you will be sure to get a picture, which may not happen when you are alone. This also becomes the time in which you bond and strengthen your friendship. You will be able to share the moaning and groaning of the delays at the airport. Share exciting stories of visiting ancient ruins and talking about trips to Paris museums. You will giggle at the unique people you meet at roadside motels when you need to stop driving for the night. Talk about the delicious food you ate and the horrifying discoveries you made and tried. These are years of memories in the making that you don’t want to pass up.
Traveling with a friend is something we highly recommend to anyone and everyone. Save time, stay safe, and create a lifetime of memories while you can. You won’t regret it!