Travelling with a control freak is, I imagine, really difficult and perhaps not that much fun. I wouldn’t know. Probably because in a travelling duo, I am the control freak.
With the exception of the Russia debacle, I am relentlessly organised before a trip. Every destination is thoroughly researched. Every journey is googled using a number of booking websites, stop overs and airlines. Travel forums are inundated with my questions. And while all of these things are immensely time-consuming, I really enjoy the researching and organising stage. So, at this point, any travelling companion of mine can consider themselves pretty lucky. I will happily provide them with all the information on the chosen destination, including a thorough break down of costs.
So what about the actually travelling, you know, that bit between leaving home and returning? That’s perhaps where being a control freak is a less beneficial characteristic.