28 Tips for a successful trip with your partner or friend

Updated: Mar 18


Being 24 hours a day with someone for a long time is not easy.


That is why I decided to make this list. After many travels with friends and partners, I have been through many kinds of situations that taught me how to ( at least try) make my journey a success.


Travelling with friends or partners can be challenging because seeing that person only during the weekend or just in the evening is not like spending an entire week (or even more than just one week) 24 hours a day together.


Valentina's Travel Guide, 28 Tips for a successful trip with your partner or friend

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Valentina's Travel Guide, 28 Tips for a successful trip with your partner or friend

1. Choose a destination you both want to visit:


Choosing your destination together is very important. Because if you are both excited about the destination, you are more willing to research and live the travel as complete as possible.


You will feel super happy just because you love the place you will visit.

Valentina's Travel Guide, 28 Tips for a successful trip with your partner or friend

2. Decide which kind of travel you want to have:


Is it going to be a relaxing trip or an exploring one? Do you want to go on holiday because you need to relax and rest or are you ready to walk 20 kilometres a day?


Talking about the purpose of the travel is essential. We all have different needs, and it is necessary to speak openly about them.

Valentina's Travel Guide, 28 Tips for a successful trip with your partner or friend

3. Find your and your travel mate strengths and weaknesses:


Are you a good planner, and your travel mate is a good driver?

Perfect, you will plan the day, and they will drive you through your destinations.


Are you good at finding new experiences to try, but you are shy while your travel mate is very good at making friends?

These are the kinds of things you have to find out about each other (if you don't already know them) to make your travel a complete success.

Valentina's Travel Guide, 28 Tips for a successful trip with your partner or friend

4. Decide the budget for your travel:


You might all have a different salary, so it is essential to talk about money to avoid one of you feeling uncomfortable about it.


Many people don't like to talk about how much they earn, but it is not about money when travelling with someone. It is about making decisions together and making sure the travel is suitable for both of your budgets.

Valentina's Travel Guide, 28 Tips for a successful trip with your partner or friend

5. Set a daily budget:


Setting a daily budget is a great way to keep an eye on your finances (also in everyday life).


In this way, you will know how much the travel will cost you. Set a maximum budget for the trip, detract flights and accommodation, then choose how much you want to spend on the food and what you will have left will be invested in activities, museums etc.

Valentina's Travel Guide, 28 Tips for a successful trip with your partner or friend

6. Be honest about what kind of travel you want:


Maybe you prefer to wake up early in the morning, explore all day walking a lot, and then sleep early. At the same time, your travel mate wants to go out clubbing all night and then start to explore only after lunchtime.


Talk about it and find a way where you will both be satisfied.

Valentina's Travel Guide, 28 Tips for a successful trip with your partner or friend

7. Decide your travel style:


Do you prefer staying in a hostel where you will meet people and share a room or get a double room in a hotel?


Do you like to explore by car or by bus?

Do you want a backpacking trip or a more comfortable one? Some people could never imagine backpacking while others could never stay in a hotel where they will have more difficulties making new friends.

Valentina's Travel Guide, 28 Tips for a successful trip with your partner or friend

8. Plan the whole trip together:


Unless one of you is terrible at planning and