portrait of senior travel friends who are each others travel squad

You are about to embark on a trip you’ve been planning for months, maybe even years. It will be so wondrous! That is — after maybe ~10+ hours on a plane, forgetting your noise-canceling headphones and regretting not paying for the seat upgrade.

But all is well because you have your travel squad!

They’re your trusted companions or better yet, superheroes, ready to save the day when plans go awry!

Here are a few profiles of key individuals in my travel squad and their superpowers:

The Strategist/Navigator charts the ideal flight plan or path to waypoints. He/she probably tracks flight prices for trips that do not even have plans yet. The strategist should have a handle on how everyone in the group travels in order to figure out the ideal itinerary.

The Technologist figures out the best way to stay safe and connected in your new environment. Whether as simple as walkie-talkies or as complicated as international phone numbers or drones, they know the way.

The Keeper figures out the most efficient use of funds. He/she will have an eye out for macroeconomic factors in exchange rates and probably an uncanny ability to split your bills with just their mind!

The Social Media Queen will ensure that your precious memories generate the greatest amount of FOMO and Likes.

Think about it:
You’re sharing accommodations, breaking bread, queueing up for the morning bathroom rush and witnessing your friends’ laundry juggle. Yeah, you ARE living with each other!
However, with strong friendships filling the above roles, even the most stray plans will be a laughter shared and a memory reminisced. Safe travels!

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