After reading through a lot of travel sites and talking to other travelers, I’ve heard a lot about the advantages of traveling solo. You build independence, more freedom and so forth. Personally I’ve had a really good friend that I’ve traveled with most of the time and with out him it’s still fun, but it’s just not the same. I’m sure we all know how that is.
It’s fun traveling with others, but my one friend, is the perfect traveling companion. We both are up at the crack of dawn, ready to check out some new town, or go on some new hike, no grumbling about wanting to sleep in or about not liking the food somewhere. We’re both flexible and love adventure even if it’s a new place, or something we wouldn’t normally do. We always look back and have a good laugh about the crazy times, i.e getting lost and accidentally walking down the back alleys in Barcelona in the not so good part of town (thank God he’s 6’5 Croatian), snorkeling and the time we found an octopus that put up a really good fight and almost took the diving knife out of his hand, or the time I ran our borrowed car off a dirt road into a dumpster.. and many more! Bottom line is, there is definitely something to be said for traveling with a good friend as well.
After thinking of all those good times, it really struck a cord with me after I read this memorial to Blue, the dog of the owner of Saddleback leather. For any travelers, or dog owners out there, make sure to check it out. http://www.saddlebackleather.com/In-Memory-of-Blue
Now I want to go out and get a dog