5 Types of People You Should Travel With

Be assured of a good time when you go on a trip with one of these people.

By Mathew S. Chan
January 21, 2015


When traveling, the companions you pick are as vital as the places you decide to travel to. After all, they can either make your trip the best or worst traveling experience ever. So be wary of who you travel with and make sure you include one of the people on this list with you on your trip:

1.    The Human Compass

Do you have a phobia of getting lost on a trip? Are you afraid to stray from tours and explore because you’re nervous about making your way back? With the human compass by your side, you don’t have to worry. This person is naturally savvy with the ways of the wild, knowing which way is north by looking where the moss grows on a rock, the direction of the wind, or through the stars.  The human compass also has a knack for reading maps, so rest assured that traveling with this person can help you discover more places without fear of getting lost.

2.    The Walking Encyclopedia
One of the best people you can travel with, the walking encyclopedia is a culture and travel junkie who will take you to see the best places and even regale you with trivia about the sites you’re visiting. This person is even well-versed in the basic languages of the places you are going to, allowing you to communicate with locals and maximize your trip.  If you are the type of person who wants to learn about the culture of the place you’re visiting, the walking encyclopedia is the ideal travel buddy for you.

3.    The Foodie
Sure, the sights and the sounds are a core part of traveling, but another important way of learning about a place’s culture is through food. The foodie knows the best dishes to eat and where to find them, whether it’s a five-star restaurant or a hole-in-the-wall eatery, so you’ll never be hungry. You’ll be able to taste all the best local food, giving your palate an unforgettable experience. If food is your number 1 agenda when traveling, you and the foodie will definitely get along.

4.    The Extreme Planner
Planning a trip can be tiresome, and creating itineraries can be such a drag. The extreme planner has your back, having planned everything months in advance, successfully taking advantage of promo fares, hotel discounts, and more. Not only will you save money because of the great deals the extreme planner utilized, but your trip will definitely be a comfortable one.

5.    The Photographer
One reason we travel is to see what the world has to offer and make memories. One way of recording our memories is through taking as many photos as possible. If you travel with the photographer, you can breathe easy because all your experiences will be carefully documented in high quality photos that will instantly transport you back to that place just by looking at them.