Question: Should I Bring a Friend on My Travel Assignment or Travel Alone?

MSN Travel Allied
MSN Travel Allied
May 25, 2017 11:18 AM (GMT-04:00)
Traveler Tips
One of the main benefits of travel respiratory therapy jobs is getting to explore new locations; however, many traveling healthcare professionals don’t want to go on these adventures alone. Bringing a friend can help combat homesickness and have someone to spend time with outside of work in your new location. On the other hand, there are a variety of logistics to keep in mind. Determine if you should bring a friend on your travel assignment or travel alone by considering the following factors.


Research your housing options to see if bringing a friend is realistic. Communicate with your recruiter to find out about the housing allowances that are offered for the travel assignment to figure out if it will work bringing a friend with you. You may end up having to secure housing on your own with a stipend, which is additional work but may be worth it for you.


Keep in mind what type of schedule you will be working during your assignment when determining if you should bring a friend with you. If you will likely be working an opposite shift from your friend's normal waking hours, you may not even have enough time to spend with them. On the other hand, if your schedule leaves you sufficient time for socializing and exploring your area, it may be worth it to have someone to join you.


The location of your travel assignment can make a big difference when figuring out if you would like to bring a friend. A destination with lots of attractions to explore could be a little disappointing on your own. Do some research into the area beforehand to figure out if it's a place in which you'd really enjoy a companion.


Bringing an additional person with you will also come with additional expenses, from traveling to accommodations and more. Tally up the extra expenses bringing a friend will entail, and calculate if it's affordable and if so, who will handle them.
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