Traveling solo is wonderful for so many reasons. You get to make all the decisions, you learn to handle business, and the memories are yours and yours alone. But sometimes, sharing is caring. Here are the 7 trips I find essential to take with a BFF.
A real road trip
This is how I define real road trip- with a particular destination in mind where flying was a reasonable option OR if the scenery changes. You’ll never love someone more than when they put on the EXACT song you wanted to hear at 2 a.m. while providing you a steady stream of snacks. Just don’t make any rash decisions, like forgetting jumper cables.
If you can’t afford the liquor package (I feel ya) you can always be a little sneaky. On your first stop, buy a water bottle, filler up with clear liquor, and discretely try to bring it back on. The worst that happens is you have to throw it away, the best thing that happens is memories that you don’t really remember.
Does the word “lol” just pop in your head? That’s Vegas. It was SO helpful having two beautiful brunettes to coerce bouncers and get free stuff. Vegas is expensive! Especially the shows! I saw “Rose. Rabbit. Lie” and it was life-changing. Try to get to old Vegas for creative cocktails and tasty treats.
Someplace neither of you have been before
Maybe you had the same idea, maybe someone is tagging along. Preferably neither of you speak the language. But I promise you, nothing bonds like having to act like complete fools together.
Bring your BEST shopping buddy (who has an appetite) and hit the town. NYC is one of those cities that beckons you to do it big. Skimping on the some of the worlds best dining is just NOT possible. Save yourself some cash by eating lunch at the the nicer eateries and dinner on the street. Need some inspiration? Look up #nycstreetfood on Instagram.
A Music Festival
Camping definitely ups the bonding experience (think TomorrowLand or Burning Man), but if you can’t stand it, there are plenty of other festivals to attend like Electric Daisy Carnival. Please don’t forget sunscreen! Such a rookie mistake that will ruin your camping experience.
There is a magical island where summer never ends and the musica never stops. Who else would you want accompanying you on sailboats and in clubs? This is one of the only places I might consider packing something nice for. Who knows who you might run into?