Travelling With Your Best Friend 101

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“Friendship marks a life even more deeply than love. Love risks degenerating into obsession, friendship is never anything but sharing” –Elie Wiesel.

Travelling with a best friend is one of the greatest adventures you can embark on. Laughing until you can’t breathe, exploring beautiful countries side by side, and meeting new friends are just a few of the lifelong memories you will share together.


It sounds great, doesn’t it? And it is! If you’re prepared for the realities of travelling with a bestie. I’ve traveled with my closest best friends ever since I can remember, and have so many shared adventures and memories to look back on. If you’re looking to travel with your best friend, here are some things you should know before your trip:

There Will Be Ups and Downs

Like with any vacation you take there will be the great moments, and the not so great moments. At times you’ll definitely have a few small disagreements, arguments, or just simple moments of getting on each other’s nerves- best friends bicker and fight, that’s just part of the deal! The good news is, all you can do is try and not sweat the small stuff. Even if you feel like you’re right, sometimes it’s easier to swallow your pride and let the moment pass.


Gaining A Stronger Bond

“I have found out that there ain’t no surer way to find out whether you like people or hate them than to travel with them”- Mark Twain. Chances are, if you’re best friends with someone you know them inside and out and all the way through. If you don’t, travelling is one of the best ways to get to know someone. If you have a solid, true friendship then your bond will only strengthen through travelling. You’ll come back feeling even closer than before, and will always have the wonderful memories you made while travelling to reminisce about together.

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Compromise, Compromise, Compromise!

Sometimes, you have to do things you don’t exactly want to do and put your bestie first. You might have to visit a museum you would never visit in a million years, or spend the day at the beach when you’d rather be shopping. Doing things you wouldn’t normally do isn’t always a bad thing- you’ll step outside of your comfort zone and gain unique experiences you otherwise wouldn’t have! It’s all worth it to see your best friend happy, and if the two of you can sacrifice certain things for one another, you’ll both be able to cross off your top to do’s on your bucket list.


You Will Grow

Travelling is a transforming experience. It changes the way you see the world, and many times, the way you see yourself. As best friends who are travelling together, you will both change in unique ways. Different moments will touch you, and different experiences will stay with you. The great thing about this is you have the chance to gain an entirely different perspective on your trip, offered by your very best friend.

Have you ever traveled with your best friend? How was your experience?

  • So true – it can be tough but so worth it!

    Hannah | Oh January

    • Diana Maria

      I couldn’t agree more 🙂

  • Yousra

    I’ve only travelled with family, I definitely want to travel with my best friend one day!

    Yousra | Mystic Tales

    • Diana Maria

      I hope you get the chance to do so soon Yousra, it’s a lovely experience!

  • I’ve traveled with a couple of my best friends in the past and sometimes I find it frustrating. In travelling you see a real person and if they are able to compromise. It’s a good experiment for friendship x
    Yuliya at Yukova Blog

    • Diana Maria

      I agree, you definitely see the true sides of people when travelling!

  • I have never traveled with my best friend but I’m sure it’s heaps of fun. However, there would be lots of misunderstandings and fights I assume but if we can look past them and find a compromise like you said, then we are good to go 🙂

    -Leta | The Nerdy Me

    • Diana Maria

      Oh of course, those will come and go but the positive memories you make together definitely overshadow the tough times! I hope you get the chance to travel with your bestie some day soon Leta 🙂

  • I actually have travelled with my best friend twice, we went to the beach (on both occasions) for about a week and it was the most amazing time! It’s been years since I travelled with my off, like 5 or 6, so yeah its been forever but I’m happy that you brought it up with this post because I had almost forgot that and it is just to nice to reminisce about the fun time we had. Your blog is always filled with positivity and love and that is just so nice!

    Indie Suns | Bloglovin’ | Instagram

    • Diana Maria

      That’s wonderful I’m so glad you enjoyed your travels with your best friend! I agree, it’s so nice to look back on the memories you made together- it always makes me want to travel all over again! Thank you Ana, you’re so sweet 🙂

  • Lauren Louvaine

    Love this post! I travel quite often with good friends of mine and it all sounds so familiar 🙂

    XO Lau |

    • Diana Maria

      Thank you Lauren! It’s such a great experience 🙂

  • Bernadette
    • Diana Maria

      Thank you Bernadette!