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17 Reasons Why Your Flatmates Make The Best Road Trip Buddies

Hear me out on this one.

So your flatmate wants to go on a road trip with you and you're not sure how you feel about it. You're convinced spending weeks on end on the road together might just push you to your limits.

Spare me two minutes to try and twist your arm otherwise, because road tripping with your flatmates really is the best!

1. You know you're going to have fun because you always make each other laugh.

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Honestly, think of all the good times you've already had. You know this won't be any different.

2. And if there are any low moments, you know you can count on each other to be there.

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You've never let each other down before.

3. Personal space isn't an issue because you've already seen each other naked hundreds of times.

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Continue as you were.

4. But they totally get it when you say you need a bit of alone time.

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Because we all need a bit of me time every now and then.

5. You already know what pisses each other off.

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They just get it.

6. And it's not awkward to call each other out for being annoying AF.

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They're going to annoy you at least once on a road trip.

7. Plus you've got that relationship where you can just speak honestly, and no shits are given.

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I'm only telling you this because I care.

8. You've always got things to talk about.

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When have you ever run out of things to say before?!

9. But you feel comfortable enough with each other to sometimes just listen to music, too.

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This is my jam.

10. On that note, you can call them out when their music choice is crap.

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This is not my jam.

11. And instead have an epic Disney sing-along sesh, which you're obvs both totally up for!

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12. Dinner is never a problem, because you know each other's eating habits.

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They already know if you're a vegan, gluten-free, whatever.

13. And they appreciate how important sleep is to you.

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And they know not to wake you before 9:00am.

14. There's always someone there to take a photo of you.

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That never happens if you road trip solo.

15. And they already know what angles work for you.

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"A little to the left. Chin down. Eyes open. Smile."

16. Paying for fuel doesn't get complicated, because one of you probably already owes the other money.

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I'm adding this to the tally.

17. And finally, you won't get homesick because you remind each other of home.

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It's always home when I'm with you.

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