A lot of conflict goes on among all kinds of travelers, who we can broadly categorize into budget travelers and non-budget travelers. People who travel with a financial plan should prefer going with like-minded people and avoid those who do not believe in planning, just for the simple reason that you go hundreds of miles away from your home not to fight, but to cherish your time of vacation. Fighting over money issues during such a precious time may ruin your friendship as well as vacation time, which is not a good idea at all when you make so much effort to make memories.
Taking spontaneous decisions is often the best thing to do during hangouts, but you need to consider what you are looking for and how much your pocket allows you to spend. If you feel forced to tag around with someone just for the sake of avoiding conflict, you will find yourself in a tough position. You may not be able to enjoy the least bit since your mind will be occupied with the thoughts of what you wanted to do and what you have to do.
Cheap, Budget, and Luxury Travel
A world of difference exists between traveling cheap, going around on a budget, and spending all you can on the luxuries. Being on a budget means that you plan well for your expenses, create a financial plan, and spend wisely. It does not mean that you have to deprive yourself of healthy and hygienic foods, exciting activities, and interesting places to see, just because you are touring on modest funds.
Cheap travel is not the same as budget travel at all. Yes, there are freebies at all tourist destinations. You can always find freebies like natural wonders, hang around local neighborhoods, spend time watching people in a park or sit next to a river reading a book. It all feels amazing for sure to just sit at a place and do nothing. However sooner or later, everyone feels like visiting a popular tourist spot, a museum, a palace, or watch a theater show, a movie, or eat at a good place. All of this costs some money, right? When you deprive yourself of things you want to do, your budget travel transforms into cheap travel.
Enjoying some forms of luxury is not something about which you should feel guilty. We all work hard throughout the year and save money for our travel plans. Traveling on a budget or spending money on superfluities is a matter of personal preference, and there is no harm in enjoying a lavish weekend once in a while, even if you earn a modest income. Moreover, the definition of comfort differs with everyone, and the ability to cope with inconveniences diminishes with time. Sleeping in a camp may be a luxury for one person, but it may be entirely uncomfortable for the other. Spending money on all forms of travel is a matter of personal preference only, but you should not deprive yourself of the things you want in life.
Travel with people of one mindset
The forms of travel may be different from each other, but none of them is better or worse. Everyone has a choice to make, and there is nothing to feel guilty about it. When you are young, walking on foot gives more pleasure even if you can afford an expensive cab. Nevertheless, when you have to spend money on things you do not want in your travel plan, it certainly feels terrible. That is why; it is essential to choose your travel buddies wisely so that you can still be friends when you return home.