When travelling solo with an own car the most economic way to travel is to take somebody with you in order to share costs. I once took somebody with me for the sake of saving money. After the experience with that girl I not only look at the money anymore, many other things have to be covered before I take somebody with me. Here are some tips on how to pick your next travel companion:
- Does he/she speak your language?
I heard stories of friends who drove with people who didn’t speak their language. If you go on a long journey, it can be pretty boring and stressful if you cannot talk to each other
- Can he/she afford the ride
Better check in advance if he/she can pay his/her part of the bill. There is nothing worst than standing at the petrol station and having to pay everything by yourself if you planned to share the costs
- Make sure you have the same interests
Ask your future travel companion what his/her interests are, do you have the same hobbies? This makes sure that you have something to talk about where both are interested in.
- Are we communicating?
Communication is one of the most difficult things for us humans and so important when being with others. Are you a talkative person? Than make sure that you also find somebody who loves to chat. There is nothing worst when the longest conversation during your 12 hours trip is 30 minutes and you sit in silence for the rest of the time.
- Take a friend with you
That is the easiest and most comfortable way of avoiding all the stress from before. You friends normally speak your language, they wouldn’t refuse sharing the costs and as you know them for some time already you know that you have the same interests and that you have enough to talk about!