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1. Posted by codenamesp (Budding Member 3 posts) 7y

Could this ruin your friendship?
Has anyone been in a situation where your friendship was ruined over travelling? I am going away with a close friend of mine and want some adivce before agreeing to travel with her.

I dont want this trip to end our friendship.

2. Posted by LuzMac99 (Budding Member 14 posts) 7y

I think it depends on how long you've known one another and how well you know one another.
If you guys have been friends for years, and know each other inside out, then you'll probably be fine. Although, seeing the same person, day in, day out, could quite possibly ruin things. Maybe try hangin' out with her heaps before you leave or even a smaller/shorter holiday to see if she starts to get on your nerves etc???

But on a more positive note - it could strengthen your friendship as well! You'd be making more memories together that I'm sure you'll both cherish forever!..

3. Posted by Sander (Moderator 4833 posts) 7y

A day on the road counts for a week at home. Little things which annoy you about one another will become much larger irritations when you have to experience them day after day. It's very possible to deal with this, as long as you're prepared for it in advance. Accept that you'll both need alone time every so often, be tolerant even if you don't feel like being tolerant, don't carry grudges. If you can do these things, you'll probably have a really wonderful time together, filled with endless memories and experiences which you'll refer back to to each other for the rest of your lives.

4. Posted by mim (Travel Guru 1276 posts) 7y

I travelled with two best mates in my gap year, we had some hairy arguments but I feel our relationship is stronger subsequently, it's really important to be respectful of space though, and make sure you have some kind of signal or talk things through when you want to get away from each other...remember this is only natural!

happy travelling!

5. Posted by canadiank (Budding Member 29 posts) 7y

Before you go, ensure you both have the same expectations for:
budget
travel style (i.e. luxury, moderate or backpacking for accommodations, packing, physical level, etc)
essential activities, entertainment and attractions
time together (how independent is the other person or will you spend ALL your time together?)
and lots more, I'm sure.

I did not have a good experience with people I have know and were friends with all my life. I found out during the trip - NOT good. That can ruin a trip quicker than anything and you may lose the friendship too.

6. Posted by rjv.bwj11 (Budding Member 13 posts) 7y

It depends on the understanding with your friend. Actually i faced the problem while travelling with my friends(group of 5 friends) out of whom 3 were best friend and remaining two was just because my best friend's friend. So when we travelled together there was lot of problem created related to money like who'll gonna take responsibility for expenditure and what should be the initial contribution. Actually i took the responsibility and collected a very small money from my friends that was insufficient. when i started paying what i found that the money that was collected had been exhausted and when i asked to give some more money to me, everyone denied and said you just bear it and it would get resolved at last, unluckily i got ready but believe me everything was messed up in the last 2 friends denied to contribute. So as per my perception this is really a big problem that has to be faced while travelling with friends.