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While doing a trail run recently I passed a group of six older folks. My best guess is that these “spry” seniors were in their early 60s and out taxing themselves with a brisk hike in the hills. It was a single track, so they moved aside to let me continue my run. As soon as I passed, I heard one of them say, “Ahhh…youth!” I was startled to hear this and quickly turned around to see who they might be referring to, only to discover it was me.
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5 Topics to Discuss Before Traveling With Someone For the First Time


Traveling with someone for the first time can be a trying experience. But with proper planning and communication, you can avoid potential blowups and breakups. So sit down and talk about these five topics before you embark on the trip: 1. Accommodations: what type of place do you each prefer to stay at, a hostel with a shared bathroom or a five-star hotel? Determine how much you want to spend per night and find a middle ground. 2. Meals: how many meals should be fulfilled at quick, cheap places versus dine-in establishments? Figure out your daily meal allowance and whether you’ll be splitting the check fifty/fifty. 3. Activities: what is the ratio of relaxation (e.g., lounging on the beach) versus exploration (e.g., touring museums) time do you want out of the trip? If you have different priorities for activities, consider splitting up for periods of time. 4. People: are you open to meeting and hanging out with new people you meet on the road? If you both feel differently about this, decide that when you’re together, you’ll remain as a one-on-one unit. If one person is keen on hobnobbing with new travel friends, that person could always set aside some