The Unfulfilled Pursuit of a Suitable Travel Buddy

Robert Latta
June 25, 2013

Finding a good travel buddy has been one of mankind’s greatest dilemmas over history.  Throughout the ages, numerous partnerships have been challenged by the hardships of travel.  I’m sure that Meriwether Lewis and William Clark had their issues during the pair’s exploration of the American West.   However, the partnership must have been a good one, it being that they survived the experience without driving each other nuts.

A travel buddy is not necessarily just a friend, but can even be a brother/sister type as well.  A well-rounded travel buddy, in my opinion, is an optimal mix of dependability, adaptability, carefulness, carelessness, spontaneity, and speed.  Although I’ve travelled with a myriad of personality types over the last 5 months, I’ve not yet found such a person.  Oh well, I’m sure I’ll find one eventually.

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<div><span style="color: rgb(29, 29, 29); font-family: Arial, Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; line-height: normal; background-color: rgb(237, 237, 237);">My name is Robbie Latta and I am a junior studying civil engineering at Purdue University in lovely West Lafayette, Indiana. I am also a member of the Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity on campus. I like to spend time outside, bike, play hockey when I am home in Minnesota, write, and spend time with my friends. I am coming to New Zealand to explore the Kiwi lifestyle and have some fun!</span></div>

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