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Girlfriend Getaways: Selecting Your Friends & Travel Companions

Published: April 1, 2011 | Last Updated: February 4, 2015 By | Reply Continue Reading

April 1, 2011

What’s a diving excursion if your friend can barely muster the doggie paddle? What’s a French pastry making class if your sister eats only gluten-free? Whatever the theme of your getaway, the companions you choose are just as important as what you do. Here are five things to consider when it comes to picking the right mix of travel companions.

1. Talk budget. Money creates great divides. Would your foodie-friend forgo the three-star Michelin restaurant for 2-for-1 tacos? Make sure that you’re all able and willing to shell out for the same experiences, and “talk about finances upfront,” advises Dr. Irene Levine, author of Best Friends Forever: Surviving a Breakup with Your Best FriendIf you do opt to travel together, “clarify budget limitations and make sure that your companions are comfortable staying within those limits.”


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