ADVENTUROUS>>> A sense of an adventure is an absolute must when it comes to trekking on the open road! You're the kind of person that will take the good with the bad because you've got the right personality, that's called an adventurer!
FLEXIBLE and OPEN-MINDED>>> There's a lot that can happen on trips. Some of your plans may fall through, but that's just called life. Things will hardly go perfect every time, so find that person that knows how to make the best of any situation. Whether it's a museum that closed early or a favorite restaurant was recently sold, go and ask locals where the best place to go is! Just find something else to do! Whenever issues come up with the car, money, prices, GPS, locations, whatever it may be always remember to be....
POSITIVE and PATIENT>>> Nobody likes a "Negative Nancy." It's really easy to get caught up in negative emotions...so don't get caught up in them. Simple as that. Remember that you are with good company, exploring new things and away from all the stress you left at home. Take a breath and chill.
FRIENDLY and OUTGOING>>> The only real way to live truly. Don't be afraid to talk to people! Be kind and put yourself out there. You'll never know what kind of incredible people you meet. I've made good friends on my travels that I still keep in contact with! Most of them are half way across the world! You only get one chance to make these kinds of memories, so you better take every opportunity that presents itself to you.
A GREAT DJ and CONVERSATIONALIST>>> This point is key to any successful road trip. Setting the mood with music is a real thing. Music can change the flow, the feeling and the entire outlook of a trip. Keep things light, humorous and positive. I've created my own playlists of moods on my Spotify account that I have at my finger tips. You can't beat good ol' fashioned conversations either! Discuss politics, education, celebrities, sports... the categories are endless!
A GOOD NAVIGATOR>>> If you are the navigator it's your job to pay attention to the signs and make sure everyone's getting to the destination safely. There will be times where traffic hits or rain storms start pounding down on the car. Let the driver focus on the road and you focus on where to go. That also means to not wait last minute to tell the driver when to turn, (nobody got time for that) keep your eyes on the prize!
A SIMILAR SCHEDULE>>> If you want to stay up all night, bring a night owl. If you want to wake up before the sunrise to get a mountain top hike in, bring an early bird. Try and find someone with similar interests and traits that could easily be game with things that you both would really enjoy!
PARTY PLANNER>>> Be the somebody who has all the tools to bring together a great day of sightseeing and adventures. Be optimistic and down for whatever. Take to the locals and see what's going on! Find the person that can make the best out of any situation!
A CONTRIBUTOR, NOT A MOOCHER>>> Nobody likes a pest either. Don't expect to mooch off of people's foods, hygiene supplies and whatever else. Be an adult! If two of you want to go in on something, then do it. Don't just expect your friends to take care of you and everything to fall into place. Be prepared!
GOOD EMERGENCY INSTINCTS>>> You never know what kind of emergency situation you could be in for the future. Unfortunately a lot of crazy people are still out there. Try and look into the place that you're going to get an idea of what kind of potential threats or policies you need to be aware of. If it's a high traffic area for tourists, consider ways to avoid pick pocketing. Be sure that you stay in big open areas where you can't get hurt. Always be with somebody and be smart with where you go.
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