Travel with your bestie.

Travel has been a top priority in my life for over a decade, what started with a family trip to Thailand blossomed into 26 countries by the time I reached twenty-six. I have been blessed to see this magnificent world with family, work colleagues and a few of my best friends.
Travelling is the truest test of friendship.Travelling with someone really gets deep down to the bare root of your friendship: how similar nor not you really are? Many people are not so lucky to have an amazing travel partner (one of my first trips was very hit & miss) because it’s tough to find a friend who travels the same way as you.
But when you do find that friend or in my lucky case 2 best friends & you find out it works out, well girl you’ve hit the jackpot. You’ve truly found this best kind of friendship, nothing compares! Travelling with a bestie makes you see yourself through their eyes and self examine yourself. They push you & you get to understand yourself better.


The Travelling with your Bestie Stages:

1. So excited you could pee yourself.

2. You meet at the airport – ADVENTURE BEGINS…

3. You both talk yourselves stupid and pass out.

4. Destination reached – this will be the best trip ever.

5. You’re jetlagged but explore through your delirium.

6. First night and you pass out. The struggle is real!

7. You drag yourselves out of bed read to visit new places and experience new things.

8. You miss tours, eat & drink way too much, you get sick, take tonnes of pictures, have an absolute ball and help each other tolerate the boring shit!

9. Eventually it all comes to an end and you hugging good-bye at the airport ready to get home. Give it one night and you already miss having them around 24/7.

You come home with a million memories, too many inside jokes to bore your other friends with and maybe a few hoe stories [ that one night in Gili 😉 ]. And do not get me started on all the Insta Pics! “Girl you know how I like to work this lens”. We can demand fifty retakes just to nail that perfect traveller pic.

You encourage one another to step out of your comfort zones, you learn from each other and learn more about your bestie, understanding them on a deeper level. When you travel with your bestie nothing holds you back. You know all there is to know about them and you’re never ashamed, not even with bathroom habits, getting nakie or telling them you just can’t be effed today! It’s all laid on the table.

The connection you have strengthens from these incredible experiences. You will always be close and ready to plan the next epic adventure as you suffer from low-key separation anxiety.

So girls…. Where’s next? It’s bad manners to keep a holiday!

It’s about QUALITY not QUANTITY.

I’m very picky with whom I give my energy to in my life and friends are no exception. As time goes on your circle decreases in size but it increases in value. Be with the people who know your worth. You don’t need too many people to be happy, just a few real ones who appreciate who you are.

The blunt friend…

She never shit talks me, if she has something to say I can count on her to lay it on me straight because talking behind her friend’s back just isn’t in her nature. She holds truth to the highest standard, but sometimes what she has to say isn’t what I always want to hear but it’s what I need to hear. She cracks me up every single day and how blessed was I to work with her by my side for 18 months. We can always have meaningful and nurturing discussions, if that wasn’t enough we would always have the most unforgettable nights out. This amazing girl has shown me that it is okay to stand up for myself and we support one another through the good and the bad without ever taking the other for granted.

The one who’s been around for a two decades…

We are comfortable with each other’s silence, we finish each other’s sentences and we go on trips of a lifetime together. The snapchats get uglier as time goes on, she knows all the deepest darkest secrets and she is the one my future hubby has to win over. She has been my therapist for more years than I can count and driving to one another’s house at midnight to comfort all the tears is never a burden. We have too many crazy stories that when they get retold we can’t speak, we just die of laughter. I can tell her anything without being judged. She’s the girl who has been through it all with me and still teaches me to never be afraid of love.

The girl who walked into my life and instantly we clicked…

Sometimes you meet a person through a friend or a boyfriend one night at a party and you just immediately click. This girl is a rare gem, cherish her! You’re comfortable with her like you’ve known each other your whole life and you don’t have to pretend to be anyone or anything you’re not. She is fierce, strong-willed and my voice of reason. We can go weeks without speaking or months without seeing each other, but when we do, we pick up like we just saw one another 3 days ago. She is my motivator and keeps me pumped to tackle whatever comes my way.

The sister I never had…

The day we were going meet I was so scared of her and I wanted to make a good impression, she was my boyfriend’s closest family member and yeah I wanted to win her over. The day we met, I knew she would play an important role in my life and has stuck by me for 8 years. Good friends with good hearts serve an incredible purpose in our lives and she is one of those. She needs me and I need her, spending time together goes way too quick. We don’t share the same genetic makeup but after all the sleep overs, heart to hearts, nights out and paying bills until our bank accounts cry, how could I not consider her family. She’s the one that if I murdered someone, I’d call to help me drag the corpse across the living room floor.

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I’m forever grateful for these chicks and I say to everyone else out there if you want to find out who’s a true friend, screw up or go through a challenging time and then see who sticks around. It’s because of these truly amazing girls, I laugh a little harder, cry a little less and smile a lot more.