Your Travel Companions!
January 7, 2013 9:26am CST
Over the years, I have taken my trips across the country and abroad with my family and friends and have realized that the place doesn't define the type of companions you would want to have with you on the trip, rather, it is the type of trip. I have been to the same places with Family and Friends, and had different experiences both the times.. For it is the places your explore, things you do with different people change the entire game! So who is your travel companion this season..?
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8 Jan 13
I loved traveling with my family when I was a child. In my teenage and early twenties I did a weekend trip to Paris with my sister. I went on a trip to St Lucia with my mom. Also with her I went to one of the Canary Islands. I traveled from London to LA with my sister. She came home and then I continued my round the world trip on my own. These days I travel with my son and my daughter. At three years old my little girl is old enough to walk on our trips. My son I push along in his wheelchair. Last year we visited Argentina, Chile, Brazil and Uruguay. In my younger days I did most trips on my own. Now it is enjoyable to travel with my children.
9 Jan 13
You have traveled to quite a lot of places.. I have traveled a lot with my family and friends, but have never traveled alone.. I wonder how amazing it must be to travel with children, for they are so imaginative and are always ready with a question or two.. However, I do not generally travel alone..I remember a place and an experience according to the people I experience them with, plus when I travel alone, I tend to think a lot than being able to enjoy the things around.. But I appreciate people who can enjoy the little joys on their own..
7 Jan 13
I doubt I will have different experiences if I go alone or have company. Since no matter who I will take with me (just my children or friends or ..) I will do what I like and go where I like. So probably will my company. Will will never be 24/24 together. Also I would not go with someone who thinks I will entertain him/her or not give me that freedom or likes my way of travelling. This besides of the fact there are people who visit a place for 20 years but still discover something new each time. I think if you want to discover something you have to meet the local people. Where to go I don't know yet but if it's probably with my youngest 2, or youngest 3 or alone as well. I plan to go back to Hungary so might be if a friend is there as well with her children we will do things together as well although it won't be daily anymore.
7 Jan 13
You sure have a nice way of travelling.. meeting the locals makes one's travelling experience really interesting (I myself have had an opportunity to visit Nepal and stay with the locals..) Plus, I wont deny that if you are a hard core traveler and all that matters to you is the place, then no matter whom you travel with or without, you are sure to have a great time..
7 Jan 13
Thanks a ton for sharing this discussion. Well yes u are absolutely right, travel companions would differ with trips and this will also vary the experiences with them. But on a personal front, i have always traveled with my parents and hence they have been my companions throughout the trips i have covered. I always enjoy their company and we all have fun together. We have lot many trips planned this year. What say?
7 Jan 13
I say that is the best! I myself have taken numerous trips with my family and parents, and they are few of the most memorable trips. Plus points are that we know our family so well that their is easy understanding and consensus on places to visit, food to order, hotel to stay at.. plus the pictures add to the everlasting albums and scrapbooks of the family! SO kudos! and have amazing trips! This is the time to cherish with your family!
7 Jan 13
I'll packed my bags to explore this year with my co-workers and with my ever dearest sister. I'm so excited since I'm always with my friends and family. This is the first time I joined with my co-workers I can't wait to share the enjoyment of travelling with them aside from my sister. off to Brunei
7 Jan 13
That is great! Travelling with colleagues is really an interesting experience.. you get to know the people you work with in a totally different environment.. you get to know and see different and fun sides of their personalities and it can be a great chance to make many new friends.. plus post trip environment at work also livens up.. I hope you have a lot of fun with your co-workers and sister..