When going on a vacation a good number of people prefer having someone along for company.
In most cases, one would take a friend or a close family member to travel with.
So, you’ve done all the hard work planned your route, read the guides, packed your bags. Nothing can go wrong. Can it? How carefully did you consider the most important aspect of your trip? Who you travel with can literally make or break your experience.
However, there is a group of people that one should not travel with because they can make your traveling experience worse. Below is a list of those people you mustn’t travel with;
1. The Whiners
These are people that love to complain a lot. They never comment on good things other than bad things.
Traveling with these people can ruin your traveling adventure because all you will receive from them is a negative attitude.
2. The Lohanista
Self obsessed and spoilt with a sense of entitlement that the world owes them a favour. This travel partner is going to be a nightmare from the get-go. Never happy with the hotels, the food or the weather they will spend the whole time complaining and demanding that you spend a month’s budget on a nights stay in an upmarket resort.
Days will be filled with lounging by the pool or shopping trips in the most expensive air-conditioned malls in the country. On the positive side, once they have a drink they really let go and you might find you are the centre of attention in the nightclubs.
3. The Lazy Ones
These are people that hardly do anything. They just love to lie down all day. Travel with such people can be frustrating since they don’t know how to explore. They only sit back and even sleep off the journey.
4. The OCD Freak
This is the kind of person who colour co-ordinates their towels and actually has a schedule for their bowel movements. How will they ever survive outside their routine? They will try to micro-manage the entire trip right down to toilet breaks and what pants to wear each day. They’ll have lists of places to visit and an itinerary so full that you won’t have to time to fart.
Don’t even try to mess with their timetable or you will face their wrath of fury, they are liable to shout and scream and generally lose their shit if things don’t go exactly to plan. This will be embarrassing when it’s a friendly Bolivian bus driver at the end of their ire.
5. The know-it-all
This is a group of people that are never willing to ask about anything. According to them, they tend to believe that they know everything.
Traveling with these people might make your traveling experience worse since to your destination they will be talking without a break.
Making things worse, they don’t even give one a chance to comment on something since they believe in themselves.
6. The Couple
Whether they’re together or travelling solo, being with members of a loved up couple is boring! Obviously if you’re playing the third wheel it’s going to get awkward quickly, but even if they are divided by continents and time zones you may feel like a spare part.
Your travel buddy will be constantly trying to track down a phone or an internet connection to call home. They will talk about their other half at every opportunity and worry about what they’re doing and who they are seeing all day. Not fun.
7. The Web Addict
Similar to travelling with a couple but this person is obsessed with their gadgets and married to their apps. They’ll be taking selfies at every available opportunity and trying to upload videos to their site. Where you stay will be dictated by internet access and when there’s a power cut your friend will start clucking like an addict jonesing for a fix. Whatever you do, don’t try and take their phone off them, you’d have more chance trying to wrestle the prey from an alligator’s jaw.