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I haven't been everywhere yet,

but it's on my list!

  • Writer's pictureDeborah Latham

Traveling with Friends

Know your tribe!

As I write this, I'm sitting in this beautiful RV in a campground in Texas, considering myself one of the luckiest girls in the world! I know everyone doesn't have a tribe of people that they can travel with and explore new places. I'm fortunate enough to have several people I can travel with! Our friends, Rick and Teresa, invited us to join them in their new RV and travel to Sedona, AZ and Albequerque, NM for the Hot Air Balloon Fiesta! Of course, we were excited to accept this invitation as they are some of our favorite people in the world!

Over the years, I've learned a few things about traveling with other people.

#1 - You have to go into it with a great attitude! The trip is what YOU make it. You can choose to have a great time or you can choose to be miserable.

#2. - You can NOT be selfish! You have to realize you're in this together. Not everyone is going to want to do the same things as you do, eat the same food, etc. It's okay! Everyone is different and that's the way it's supposed to be. It would be a very boring world if everyone was just alike!

#3 - You MUST be flexible. This is a group effort! Spontaneous adventures are some of the best. Not everything is going to go to plan no matter how well planned the trip is. If something pops up, go with the flow! No stressing about the little things.

#4 - You don't always have to be in control! Other people can plan too! Sometimes, someone else will find something amazing you never even thought of! This is the first trip I've been on that I haven't done the planning. Teresa has planned everything. I'm really enjoying it! That being said, they are also open to suggestions of things we want to do too! Being easy going and able to compromise makes all the difference in the world!

#5 - You don't have to do the same activities if you don't want to. If someone else wants to do something you don't want to do, it's okay to say, "Hey, I'm going to sit this one out, but y'all have fun! I can't wait to see your pictures!" There's no need to have hurt feelings or be upset. I've been on trips with others in the past where we've done completely different things all day, and met back up for dinner and shared experiences of our days! There's absolutely nothing wrong with that!

Traveling with people you truly love to be around, makes for the best kind of trips! The conversations and experiences strengthen your bond! I've already laughed so hard I was in tears and it's only been one night!

Yesterday was a full day of driving for the guys! Rick and Doug (my hubby) are great drivers and got us to our first stop safely. This is the most comfortable ride I've ever been in. I laughed as I sent my family the above pictures saying I don't know how I'm going to survive this rough life I'm living for the next two weeks! (Meant with all the sarcasm in the world!)

This is the first trip I've been able to blog while I'm gone, so I hope you follow along on our adventures! I'm so excited for the next two weeks!


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