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Pre-Travel tensions

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1. Posted by travelover (Respected Member 494 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

I know many people have their stories of tensions mounting during travel but has anyone come to a disagreement regarding a trip BEFORE having gone on the trip? How did you guys get through it? I would love to know because I am in the midst of "trying to get through it", and, to quote Hugh Grant's character in Bridget Jone's Diary, it's awkward as ass. Help!

2. Posted by Rraven (Travel Guru 5924 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

definetly, with my mates the biggest arguements are deciding where we should go after a lenghtly loud discussion on when. Its a pain in the ass, we all have different idea's of what we're looking for in a country, the quickest way we got over it was to sit down and argue it out, no point in letting it hang in the air, and after that go out and party / celebrate.......

3. Posted by Gelli (Travel Guru 2457 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

I've never really had it, but know many people that it has happened to (and have witnessed a couple of really nasty ones) - it generally comes down to one of 3 things:

- one person pulls out completely or says sod you, i'm going by myself
- both people travel but go their seperate ways when they are they are there for large chunks of time
- grin and bear it by arguing it out and trying to compromise

To my mind there's no point traveling with somebody or more) and spending all your time together if it means your unhappy because you want to do different things. If there's a big group, your going to have to compromise more, but never make the mistake of thinking that you always have to do everything together - often on a trip, just a couple of days away from your companions (or even just a day trip) doing something you really want to do/see/go can make a huge difference and ease any tension, whilst letting everybody do what they want to do.