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6 Incredible Benefits Traveling Can Bring to Friendships

By February 7, 2019 February 8th, 2019 No Comments

Traveling with family is always memorable, and there’s so much growth that can come from traveling by yourself as well. However, one of the best ways to create lasting memories and life experiences is by traveling with your friends! And your friendships will grow as well. Here are six incredible benefits that traveling can bring to friendships.

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You’ll bond over shared experiences

When you travel with friends, you’re venturing into new territory, and things may go awry. Your Uber may take a wrong turn, your luggage may get lost, you may have an awkward foreign language translation moment. But when you experience it with friends, you gain the opportunity to learn and grow from it. Not to mention, these experiences become a lot funnier when you have someone to laugh them off with!

You’ll get to know each other even better

Even if you’re traveling with a very close friend, traveling with them adds a whole new element to your friendship. In a new city or country, you’ll be faced with new challenges, and you’ll have to figure them out together. Traveling also leaves a lot of time for talking, which is time that you can deepen your friendship and learn things about each other that you never knew before! Not to mention, if you’re sharing a hotel room or an Airbnb rental, you’ll certainly become closer than ever – both physically and emotionally.

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You won’t have to worry about missing photo-worthy moments

When you travel with a friend, one thing is for sure – you’ll always have someone to take your picture! So yes, you can still take selfies together if you’d like, but if you’re looking for that classic Eiffel Tower solo shot, you’ll have a guaranteed partner to help you out. Plus, you’ll be able to take special pictures together that you’ll cherish for the rest of your life.

You’ll grow together

When you travel with a friend you love and trust, you’ll both be more apt to step outside your comfort zone and try new things, since you’ll have the familiarity of each other. With a close friend on your arm, you’ll be more inspired to take individual growth moments, and you may even learn something new about yourself along the way.

You’ll be able to leverage your strengths, together

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When you travel with friend, you gain the advantage of more brain power: more ideas, more knowledge, more creativity. According to Uno Tours, between you and your friends, some of you will be more knowledgeable of certain things than others, and this may even help you discover new talents on your trip! As a result of working together, individually, you’ll be able to develop more interests, skills and tools that you can take with you into the rest of your life, far beyond your trip.

You’ll create new memories

Perhaps the greatest benefit that traveling can bring to friendships is the opportunity to create new memories together. Memories last forever, and are truly invaluable. More invaluable that the money you’ll spend on any hotel room or plane ticket or museum reservation.

Plus, a new adventure allows so many opportunities for inside jokes! No one else will understand what you’re talking about when you get home, which will make it all the better!

Traveling together is a true sign of friendship, and will allow you to create unique bonds with those you already hold dear. So jump in a rented vehicle (or splurge on a new Audi) and hit the road with friends – you’ll gain so much from the experience, and you’ll never regret the value of the memories you make.

Trevor McDonald

Author Trevor McDonald

Trevor is a freelance writer and a self-proclaimed "Travelholic". He enjoys traveling to parts unknown, sampling local cuisines, and sharing his experiences with the world. In his free time, you can find him planning his next trip or outside enjoying about any type of fitness activity imaginable.

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