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13 Reasons People Who Travel Make The Best Friends

For starters, they bring you back cool presents. Plan your next adventure together with Visa – because unlike cash, it’s money you can’t lose.

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1. You know they're always up for being spontaneous.

They just say "yes" and work the rest out later.
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They just say "yes" and work the rest out later.

2. They have the best stories.

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So they're especially great to have around when the Wi-Fi drops out.

3. They're happy more often, and if you're lucky it'll rub off on you.

It's not surprising really – everyone feels better after months of travelling than after months of being stuck behind a desk.
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It's not surprising really – everyone feels better after months of travelling than after months of being stuck behind a desk.

4. They give you all their travel tips.

They've already done the hard yards getting lost and finding all the local hidden gems, so now you can reap all the benefits.
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They've already done the hard yards getting lost and finding all the local hidden gems, so now you can reap all the benefits.

5. They're awesome to have on your team at pub trivia.

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Especially if the question is, "How do you swear in 23 different languages?"

6. They're adventurous, so they encourage you to be more daring too.

The desire to always try new things is contagious, in a good way.
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The desire to always try new things is contagious, in a good way.

7. They're great at organising activities, which means you get to do more fun stuff by default.

After organising hiking trips through the Amazon, booking in a dinner and a movie with mates is a cinch.
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After organising hiking trips through the Amazon, booking in a dinner and a movie with mates is a cinch.

8. They're usually pretty good at mental arithmetic.

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They've converted enough currencies in their time, so little things like splitting the bill is a piece of pie to them.

9. They know how to remain calm in stressful situations.

And you feel more Zen just having them around.
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And you feel more Zen just having them around.

10. They bring you back presents from their travels.

They're also great negotiators if you ever need to haggle.
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They're also great negotiators if you ever need to haggle.

11. They tend to be more trusting, and will always give people the benefit of the doubt.

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It's refreshing to be around people with a positive outlook on life.

12. Their Instagram will remind you to get off your butt and book a holiday yourself.

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There's no better motivation than FOMO.

13. But the best part is knowing they'll always be up for travelling with you.

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The best adventures are the ones you have together.

Stick with them, and they'll show you how to travel like a local, #notatourist. Plan your next adventure together with Visa – because unlike cash, it's money you can't lose.