Selecting a travel partner comes in different ways. It depends on where you are travelling to, or your purpose for travelling. Your relationship with the person also matters a lot. Above all, while selecting a good travel partner do not defeat the purpose.
Useful travel partner
When selecting a travel partner for a business trip, you have to consider if this person would be of assistance to you. Also, if this person has similar interests with the business, it is important to take that person along with you.
In addition, you should take a polyglot or a person who is familiar with the language of the people of the place. For instance, if you need to travel to Spain for something important, and you can’t speak or understand Spanish, it is better to get a person who is closely familiar with the language or can understand it well.
Like Nigerians would say, “don’t let them sell you”. Also, if you need to go shopping at your destination, please take a fashionista along with you. You don’t want to buy the wrong clothes. Do you?
A fun partner?
Of course, you’re travelling to have fun in many cases. So, get a partner who you know would brighten up your mood, would take great photos and selfies with you, and one that is full of amazing ideas that would make the travel more fun.
Finance is Important
Does this person have at least, some money of her or his own? So you both don’t get stranded from only you paying all the bills. Budget is a good start for this aspect, and getting a prudent partner is easier for you to minimize extravagant expenses.
A prudent partner would even advise you not to spend on certain things, as there are many ways people waste money. They assume a particular thing is necessary, but you can manoeuvre your way through without spending a dime.
An example is transportation to a place that is just a few blocks away from where you are. Walking is an easy exercise, so your partner could just advise you both to walk instead.
How Much Can You Trust This Person?
Of course, you’re going everywhere with this person, even probably share a room (one room could be the only one available, or the rooms could just be expensive, so why lodge in two?).
Therefore, get a partner you can vouch for, and ensure this partner is not capable of stealing from you, hurting you or implicating you. In many countries, once a visitor has offended the law, that person will be banished after the arrest. Who knows? You might just be termed “an accomplice”.
So be very careful with who you take along to any trip, especially during a business trip. Implications could cost you a great position in the company, or even your job! “Shine your eyes”
Is the person hygienic?
Hygiene is important, especially when it deals with a person who would walk with you, hold your hands, sit with you and eat with you. You don’t want to contact easy germs, do you? Also, a person with terrible mouth or body odour could make you feel uncomfortable all through the journey.
That person could even allow other people avoid you both, especially if these people would be of help or service. Some germs allow diseases to be contacted, and you don’t want to destroy your trip with some health issues, do you? So, ensure your travel partner is hygienic and neat, and may the travel forces be with you.
In conclusion, the purpose of selecting a travel partner is to have a smoother experience on your trip. Therefore, be mindful of the quality of the partner you are selecting. And be aware of how well the