Does Not Travel Well With Others

Hey Ya’ll! I have been traveling a little bit, mainly down south. I am now home and super exhausted!

I normally travel alone because I like to do things on my own schedule. Drive where I want and eat where I want. I don’t like to feel obligated to do anything, especially when I travel. This specific getaway, one of my really good friends went with me…this is also the same friend that I traveled to Hawaii with. You can take a look at my older Hawaii post here. This particular friend is my travel buddy for long trips and it works out very well.

Our trip started off good but I’m the type that likes to move in an airport.  I like to get where I am going and fast. She on the other hand likes to stop and buy things and talk to people.  She strolls slowly through the airport, like we are driving down a scenic countryside. BLAH!  I said nothing and let it slide. (Side note: I think Chicago has changed this about me….when in Chicago, keep your head down and walk fast). Carry on.

When we landed in North Carolina and got our rental car, she decides that she needs to drive.  Sure…she then decides to take the scenic route…okay.  Somehow we end up eating at this hole in the wall, in a town outside of Raleigh. Everything was great until the first batch of food poison hits like a wave. LOL! Its comical now but then, I was hurting and extremely livid. This is why I like to have control…. She may have poisoned me. I’m don’t have full evidence but I’m still developing some theories. After about 6 hours of being sick, I felt okay enough to get in the car, armed with ginger ale, saltines, and a very stern look.

The rest of the trip, I am very suspicious of anything and everything we did. Although, I was very alert, I still received; a sprained ankle, jellyfish sting on my leg, and brief loss of vision (due to losing my contact lenses).

I could literally write a novel about this trip…and I just might. I’m not sure if it’s me getting older and I need to have absolute control or I’m just lame.  Either way, I do not travel well with others.



13 thoughts on “Does Not Travel Well With Others”

  1. Amen! I’ve also realized that I travel best solo. I need to be able to do what I want when I want. I’m also not the greatest fan of having to compromise and pay for visiting attractions that I don’t really want to see.


    1. Exactly! I’m glad I’m not the only one! When my friends visit me in Chicago, I try to take them to the least expensive places…but for whatever reason, they always want to visit the Sky Deck in Willis Tower, which is $22…I’m thinking to myself, you have got to be kidding me?!? Stand on top of a building for 15 mins for that much…GRRR!

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  2. Loved reading your experience! Cue the rant, in three . . .two . . . one . . Why doesn’t our city (Vancouver BC) offer a price break for residents on the typical tourist traps here, Capilano Suspension Bridge, Grouse Mountain, even Whistler etc. I’m a big fan of being a tourist in my own town. Instead, we all make a bee-line for Bellis Fair in Bellingham WA and buy eggs and milk at half the price it is here in Canada, not to mention gas. People fill jerry cans with gas and bring it back up, such is the price diff, even given the strong USD. And . . . scene!


  3. You need to write the entire tale of that trip! And I’m pretty sure she was trying to kill you. No trip goes that badly without someone making plans behind the scenes. Did you borrow a sweater and forget to return it?


      1. I could totally see the her trying to do that over the makeup! That stuffs expensive! Haha as do I! Maybe we can do a collaborative post next ‘7 ways to hide a body.’ It would be “killer.” Ha! I’m so lame!

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      2. I think the collaboration would be great! Of course we don’t want to give away our best body hiding secrets. We’ll use the stuff they could find by watching Investigation Discovery.


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