What do you do when a friend invites themself to travel w/ you when you wanted to go on your own or with one other friend?
Please help! I have a trip planned to Western Europe for 3 months in the summer. It is my first big trip and was excited to have it just the way I wanted. I have a friend who is already there, and we travel really well together. She is my best friend and we wanted to go on a journey, just the two of us. Then one of my friends, who wasn't part of the plan to begin with, suddenly invites herself to fly w/ me to Europe. My thoughts are; I don't think we'd be the greatest travellers together (different interests, personalities, etc.) and 'two's company, three's a crowd'. And I was just excited for it to be just my original friend and I!! What do I do? What do I tell her?
Sally, I have been there.......
Honesty is always the best policy in my books and with a touch of diplomacy you should be ok. Just explain that the trip was already planned between you and xxx and you hate to break the dynamics and plans.
Perhaps if your other friend is travelling as well you might be able to meet up at some point for a few days, if its in the middle of your trip you might even welcome the change. Travelling with friends can be really challenging, and its the very best way to get to know someone. about 5 years ago