Traveling in a group can be exhausting

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I have tried different types of travel. I’ve gone alone to South Korea ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ท , I’ve gone with just a friend on a road trip in the USA ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ, I have joined a travel agency’s tour through China ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ณ, and I have traveled in a group.

I have to say, the latter is usually the most problematic.

Why?

Unless they’re very close and known friends you might not get along. At least I don’t.
Things like aligning on the itinerary, the flight times, the hotel you want to book, the food you want to eatโ€ฆ The list goes on and on.

Yes, you can always go your separate ways once you’ve reached the destination and meet every few hours for a meal or something. Or the complete opposite, walk together but split when it comes to food ๐ŸŒฎ

Still, you’ll have to get along for the preparation of the trip. For me it is painful. I usually don’t like to wait for people to decide what to do with their lives ๐Ÿคฆ๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ Once I know I’m in, that I’m going on that trip, I’ll book whatever I have to book. Yet, there are always people who are unsure, who haven’t done the proper homework to ask work, partner or whatever. So you need to wait for them.

Argh! ๐Ÿคฌ In some cases, if I know we’ll be going on different planes I’ll go ahead and book it. Problem is when you need to go together, for whatever reasons.

The lone wolf ๐Ÿบ

I was skeptical ๐Ÿง about traveling alone. I did it only on 1 occasion before embarking to South Korea last year for more than 2 weeks. I have to say it is quite refreshing ๐Ÿ˜Œ Doing whatever you want the whole trip, at your own pace, without having to align with anyone. Yes, ok, sometimes it would be nice to have someone you know with you. Even so, overall, it’s a worthwhile experience I would recommend. Well, I liked it so much that I’ll be doing it again in a few weeks ๐Ÿ˜…

What’s your best type of travel? Any recommendation?

Ricard Torres

What do you think?

About Ricard

Senior Front-end Software Engineer from Barcelona, Haidong Gumdo Instructor (korean martial art of the sword), street photographer, travel lover and TV addict.

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