Let's admit it, most, if not all of us, love to travel. For some, it is a form of a hobby or an interest; to others, maybe a way of relaxation to free themselves from the stresses of life or can also be a way of just being up-to-date with the current go-to places so as not to be left behind on their Facebook status updates.
Since most of us travel with a group - well spare me, for I usually travel alone - we have to make sure that the people we go on trips are the ones we are comfortable with.
Recently, some of my coworkers went on a trip to a famous beach somewhere south for the weekend. Of course, I think it has been a nature of us Filipinos to be talking about it (as if they weren't there) once we are back, just like when me and my friends got to see a good movie and couldn't stop from talking about it. They started talking about the activities they did, the pictures they've taken and the funniest moments during the trip like, when somebody vomit in the bar, or slipped while riding the boat and stuff like that.
Then, came the juiciest part of their convo, sorry guys not a gossiper but you know when you get to hear some rants like: "Gosh, She was so maarte!" or "Hay naku, he just slept during the travel" and more... After having my own dose of complains, I decided to walk out of the lounge having this in mind, "A good trip ruined by petty things." That is why I decided to do go on a survey.
I asked random people about their experiences while traveling and asked them what kinds of people they are not going to travel with. Well, the responses were quite overwhelming and can you imagine that some of them while talking about it, have fire in their eyes as if ready to burn me so I cut the conversation short.
After the deliberation, of course with myself, I was able to come up with this list:
1. The Picky or "Maarte"
"I don’t like traveling with somebody who is "maarte." You just can't enjoy the trip because you have to think about him/her all the time," says Cyril, a foreign language instructor.
2. The Nonsense
According to Elly, a writer, "Traveling includes time on the road, meaning long hours of trip while you're on your way to somewhere so you got to be with someone who is intelligent and spontaneous enough to hold a conversation with you. It's not a good idea that your cause of death is, BOREDOM."
3. The Sleepy Head
"I don’t want to travel with someone who is just sleeping on the entire trip and would just wake up when you get to the destination." Kath, a blogger responded. "Naps are okay but sleeping as if there’s no tomorrow? Girl, you could have just stayed on your bed," she added.
4. The Selfish and Inconsiderate
One of them, MJ, a manager, said, "I don’t like traveling with people who are just thinking about themselves like the food, the activities or everything. For me, a good trip is something where everybody is enjoying."
5. The Stingy
"Don't get me wrong, I am not saying that we have to spend lavishly on a trip, but you know it's not really a good idea to be always "LIBRE" when you are traveling. You go on a trip so better be ready to spend some cash," Niel, a call center agent replied.
There you go, our top 5 people who you should avoid going on trips with. Seriously, if we are on this list; this write-up is not intended to hurt people, rather, a chance for us to change some of our not so good habits so that we'll not lose our travel buddies.
How about you? Have you encountered any of these people? SHARE this post or LEAVE A COMMENT below! Happy Travels!
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