Traveling with someone who has a completely different travel style than yourself can be a nightmare. Traveling is, innately, full of struggles. You’re always a little bit lost geographically and culturally. You accidentally insult your waiter or wind up in the wrong neighborhood almost every day. You also face little decisions about how to spend money almost every hour. You don’t need a high-maintenance travel partner on top of these nuisances. If you’re thinking, “My partner isn’t a high-maintenance traveler,” well, it could be because you’re the high-maintenance one. If you’d call your partner easy going and laid-back, but somehow you two always get into fights when you travel, you may need to take a look in the airplane bathroom mirror. So, are you a high-maintenance traveler and is it driving your partner insane?
You always check a bag
You always insist you need all the items you’re packing, but somehow your partner gets by just fine with a carry-on. The two of you have to get to the airport an extra hour early just to check your bag so that you can have all of your accessories and boots with you.