Tips To Traveling With People

19 Jun

I just got back from traveling to Chicago with a group of people for the first time and I quickly saw how traveling with a group could have run smoother if certain topics were discussed before hand. I had a wonderful time in Chicago don’t get me wrong, but damn there were times when I wanted to just go off on my own. There are many problems that can arise when different people come together so I thought I could put together a precautionary check-off list to make a traveling experience that much better.

1) Don’t Travel With Broke People:
Unless you’re willing to pick up the brunt of the communal tabs, don’t do it! I don’t care who has more money, the services that everyone uses should be close to equal i.e. taxis, tipping, hookah, liquor. As a great philosopher once said, “if you ain’t got no money stay yo’ broke ass home.”

2) Be clear on the itinerary:
Make it a point that everyone read the itinerary and come to an agreement that everything on the itinerary must be followed through on unless they are dying. The itinerary is made so that everyone gets the best experience of the place they are visiting so NO, YOU CAN’T HAVE CHIPOTLE JUST BECAUSE IT’S CLOSER!

3) Take a copy of the itinerary with you:
Having the itinerary in hand will help remind everyone of where they need to be and it gives everyone the chance to make time to get from point A to B. It also can save money if you can take the bus over a taxi.

4) Don’t travel with lazy people
Lazy people are the worst people to travel with because they will be late, willing to miss out on the experience and too lazy to tell everyone they aren’t going to go until the last minute.

5) Voice your opinion on inconveniences
Some people forget that they are holding everyone else up. For example, someone forgot to bring a jacket so they try and spend 40 minutes in Marshalls while everyone is waiting around to see the city. Someone should let the person know nicely that AIN’T NOBODY GOT TIME FOR THAT!

Follow these tips and you should have a decent time.  Here’s a photo of my bubba,  Bogey before we flew to Chicago 🙂


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