How your travel companion can make or break your trip...

The globe is accessible to more people now than ever before, so it is no wonder we're always looking for that special getaway to maximise our grand 24 days a year holiday slots. So you've carefully co-ordinationed your destination, intrinsically pre-planned the sites and digitally mapped out a schedule. Great stuff Tiger, but what about your companion? What may seem a diamond at first may well turn out to be diamonque...



Nothing can prepare you for a holiday nightmare between you and your travel companion (a.k.a the ex-boyfriend/ex-girlfriend/ex-best-friend). Love and friendship are not necessarily good reasons to jet away for the sake of touching base on the land untouched. Paul Newnes, from Newcastle tells me, "When I went to Australia in 1997, in Brisbane it was very humid and hot. It made my travel companion very uncomfortable and for some strange reason arguments started to break out between us!" We are all immune to weather-sensitivity and don't always know how to cope with this new 'shock' when thrown in adverse conditions. According to Manfred Kaiser, it seems our bodies have learned to cope with artificial weather conditions through use of heating and air conditioning but when we can't stand that heat, we try to get out of the kitchen thus causing irritability, aggressiveness, listlessness, fatigue, moodiness and lack of concentration.




So what kind of questions and tips then can we look for in a travel companion? You may have crawled with your hands and knees over broken glass take them away, but how will they cope when they discover there is no TV? Perhaps, you wonder how they might react to 40°c heat when their skin is more sensitive than the atom bomb itself and another question you may ponder on: how do you tell your partner that jet-lag does not last for six days for any normal person, on a short-haul flight from London to Greece and that there really is no excuse. Some of our oldest friends and partners have been eradicated because of the stress and annoyance caused during a holiday. Single travelers pay almost double for the 'privilege' of going it alone (Veni, Vidi, Vici Gordon Brown) so grouping up is not only a social, but also financial benefit whilst away. And the truth be it all, some people just don't want to 'look like a loner'. Well how then do we find compatible companions?

How your travel companion can make or break your trip...

The globe is accessible to more people now than ever before, so it is no wonder we're always looking for that special getaway to maximise our grand 24 days a year holiday slots. So you've carefully co-ordinationed your destination, intrinsically pre-planned the sites and digitally mapped out a schedule. Great stuff Tiger, but what about your companion? What may seem a diamond at first may well turn out to be diamonque...



Nothing can prepare you for a holiday nightmare between you and your travel companion (a.k.a the ex-boyfriend/ex-girlfriend/ex-best-friend). Love and friendship are not necessarily good reasons to jet away for the sake of touching base on the land untouched. Paul Newnes, from Newcastle tells me, "When I went to Australia in 1997, in Brisbane it was very humid and hot. It made my travel companion very uncomfortable and for some strange reason arguments started to break out between us!" We are all immune to weather-sensitivity and don't always know how to cope with this new 'shock' when thrown in adverse conditions. According to Manfred Kaiser, it seems our bodies have learned to cope with artificial weather conditions through use of heating and air conditioning but when we can't stand that heat, we try to get out of the kitchen thus causing irritability, aggressiveness, listlessness, fatigue, moodiness and lack of concentration.




So what kind of questions and tips then can we look for in a travel companion? You may have crawled with your hands and knees over broken glass take them away, but how will they cope when they discover there is no TV? Perhaps, you wonder how they might react to 40°c heat when their skin is more sensitive than the atom bomb itself and another question you may ponder on: how do you tell your partner that jet-lag does not last for six days for any normal person, on a short-haul flight from London to Greece and that there really is no excuse. Some of our oldest friends and partners have been eradicated because of the stress and annoyance caused during a holiday. Single travelers pay almost double for the 'privilege' of going it alone (Veni, Vidi, Vici Gordon Brown) so grouping up is not only a social, but also financial benefit whilst away. And the truth be it all, some people just don't want to 'look like a loner'. Well how then do we find compatible companions?

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