7 Types Of Friends You Should Travel With At Least Once

Originally posted at by London-based travel and lifestyle blogger, Char. You can keep up with her travels on Twitter – and on

Although my travels in the past couple of years have been solo I have had group trips in-between. That got me thinking about the types of friends you should travel with at least once. And you know what they say – holidays make or break a friendship.

The Spontaneous Friend

This is the friend who embodies the phrase ‘go with the flow’, you’ll have no set agenda for your trip but it will make for great stories and content. The spontaneous friend walks with purpose, is confident and knows where they’re going even if you doubt them.

Negative: If you are a meticulous planner and like knowing what you’re doing throughout your trip the spontaneous friend will challenge your organization and make you loosen up a little (or not).

The Inexperienced Friend 😈 

This is the friend in your group who hasn’t traveled much, maybe the quiet one or the one you want to break out of their shell. Depending on their personality type once you travel with them may change with experiences, be a burden or the talking point of the trip.

Negative: You might feel like a tour guide and get tired of the constant questions and reassurance.

The Planner Friend

The planner friend is the one who most likely booked the trip, has a bound document with a detailed itinerary, brings emergency supplies and is probably first aid trained. The planner friend is likely to send you reminders of how much you owe for the trip and keep everyone in check.

Negative: The planner friend may be reluctant to travel with the spontaneous friend because, let’s face it, they’re control freaks.

The Party Friend 

Much like the spontaneous friend, the party friend is a night owl who will miss most sightseeing activities as they’ll be asleep. They come alive at night, will always know the hottest spot to hit up and will probably be best friends with the promoter.

Negative: You might die, lose money or at least lose a limb. The party friend and the inexperienced friend will go hand in hand.

The Bougie Friend 

This one is actually based on someone I’ve traveled with frequently over the past few years and she goes by the name T in my blog posts. The bougie friend will know the hottest restaurant$, best places to stay and have your Instagram feed popping.

The Cheap Friend

This friend is the one who is always on a budget which isn’t necessarily a bad thing but they may have been reluctant to come on the trip in the first instance. They’ll always be hunting for deals, asking the locals for discounts and be ordering sides and tap water at the restaurant.

Negative: The cheap friend may rub the others wrong in some aspects, but not as much as the bougie friend. Or maybe they’ll become the best of friends – bougie on a budget.

The Try Everything Once Friend 

This friend, much like the party friend is a little wild and lives for those bucket list moments. Bungee jumping, paragliding, even illegal substances, nothing goes past them. They usually can be found going into the dodgy.

Negative: Again, you might die, lose money or at least lose a limb.


This article was originally posted at by London-based travel and lifestyle blogger, Char. You can keep up with her travels on Twitter – and on

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