places/travel The Absolute Worst People to Travel With  

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List Rules Vote up the people with whom you just don't want to go on a road trip or to Vegas or even Thailand at all

Traveling is fun! You get to see new things, eat new foods, talk to new people - or even not talk to anyone at all for a while, if that's what you want to do. What an adventure! But traveling can also be super stressful, what with all the getting on planes or whatever, living out of a suitcase or duffle bag, spending money on just about every single meal, and maybe even not knowing the local language. That is a lot to think about! The right travel companions can make all of the stress worth it. On the other hand, as the old saying goes, one bad apple can spoil the whole vacation. When you travel with a person, be it friend, family member, or stranger you met at the train station, you will see a whole lot of him or her, from idiosyncrasies to underwear.

Which of these people is the worst to travel with? (Sorry about the 'with' thing, btw.) Is it Tourist-Trap Ted, who really wants to go to Madame Tussauds? Culture-Snob Colleen, who has already been there and to every other wax museum on the planet (but hates them all anyway)? Museum-Loving Melissa, who just needs to see some old paintings hung in frames, stat? Or even Plan-Ahead Paolo, who might just vomit all over the floor if you make a single change to today's carefully-regimented schedule?

A lot of travelling involves eating, so it can be a bummer to be with someone who is picky, cheap, rude, boisterous, or allergic to shellfish, which you happen to love. You also move around a lot when you travel, so you want someone who does things at a pace similar to your own, be it walking, eating dinner, or getting a move on throughout the day. It's not that a fast or slow walker is necessarily right or wrong - it's just that one of them might drive you crazy while the other one is just your style. A person who walks at your speed to the same cites, restaurants, and hotels that you like will probably make a better travel companion than one who is constantly making you feel like, "Ugh, I hate you; this was a huge mistake." Vote up the worst travel buddies that can make you just wish you stayed at home on your couch where everything is free and nobody forgot to bring toothpaste.
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Whiney Wanda is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Absolute Worst People to Travel With
Whiney Wanda

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Freeloading Frank is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Absolute Worst People to Travel With
Freeloading Frank

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Debbie Downer is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Absolute Worst People to Travel With
Debbie Downer

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Rude-to-Waiters Ruby is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Absolute Worst People to Travel With
Rude-to-Waiters Ruby

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Yells-at-His-Wife-in-Public Ya... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Absolute Worst People to Travel With
Yells-at-His-Wife-in-Public Yancy

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Culture-Snob Colleen is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Absolute Worst People to Travel With
Culture-Snob Colleen

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Indecisive Ian is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Absolute Worst People to Travel With
Indecisive Ian

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Negative Nancy is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Absolute Worst People to Travel With
Negative Nancy

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Sulky Suzuki is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Absolute Worst People to Travel With
Sulky Suzuki

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Deodorant-Free Derek is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Absolute Worst People to Travel With
Deodorant-Free Derek

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Tourist-Trap Todd is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Absolute Worst People to Travel With
Tourist-Trap Todd

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Frat Boy Francis is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Absolute Worst People to Travel With
Frat Boy Francis

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Too-Loud Ptolemy is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Absolute Worst People to Travel With
Too-Loud Ptolemy

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Won't-Make-a-Decision Wanda is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Absolute Worst People to Travel With
Won't-Make-a-Decision Wanda

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Homesick Hank is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Absolute Worst People to Travel With
Homesick Hank

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Won't-Try-New-Foods Warren is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Absolute Worst People to Travel With
Won't-Try-New-Foods Warren

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Shit-Stirring Stephanie is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Absolute Worst People to Travel With
Shit-Stirring Stephanie

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Never-Has-Cash Ned is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Absolute Worst People to Travel With
Never-Has-Cash Ned

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Bad-Tipper Barry is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Absolute Worst People to Travel With
Bad-Tipper Barry

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Contrary Mary is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Absolute Worst People to Travel With
Contrary Mary

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One-Upping Oprah is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Absolute Worst People to Travel With
One-Upping Oprah

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Wore-the-Wrong-Shoes Winona is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Absolute Worst People to Travel With
Wore-the-Wrong-Shoes Winona

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Chatty Cathy is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Absolute Worst People to Travel With
Chatty Cathy

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No Way José is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Absolute Worst People to Travel With
No Way José

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Gloomy Gus is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Absolute Worst People to Travel With
Gloomy Gus

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Rush-Around Ralph is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Absolute Worst People to Travel With
Rush-Around Ralph

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Severe-Food-Allergies Seth is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Absolute Worst People to Travel With
Severe-Food-Allergies Seth

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In-Bed-by-9 Immanuel is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Absolute Worst People to Travel With
In-Bed-by-9 Immanuel

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Bored Bill is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Absolute Worst People to Travel With
Bored Bill

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Always-Late Allison is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Absolute Worst People to Travel With
Always-Late Allison

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Unimpressed Upton is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Absolute Worst People to Travel With
Unimpressed Upton

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Hurrying Harry is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Absolute Worst People to Travel With
Hurrying Harry

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Refuses-to-Speak-the-Local-Lan... is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Absolute Worst People to Travel With
Refuses-to-Speak-the-Local-Language Rick

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Slow-Walking Seymour is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Absolute Worst People to Travel With
Slow-Walking Seymour

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Halitosis Heidi is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Absolute Worst People to Travel With
Halitosis Heidi

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Dumb-as-a-Brick Donny is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Absolute Worst People to Travel With
Dumb-as-a-Brick Donny

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Lazy Susan is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Absolute Worst People to Travel With
Lazy Susan

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Needs-Your-Phone-Charger Nicol... is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Absolute Worst People to Travel With
Needs-Your-Phone-Charger Nicole

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Keeps-Talking-About-His-Cats K... is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Absolute Worst People to Travel With
Keeps-Talking-About-His-Cats Kenneth

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Really-Misses-Her-Kids Rebecca is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Absolute Worst People to Travel With
Really-Misses-Her-Kids Rebecca

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Upset-Stomach Uma is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Absolute Worst People to Travel With
Upset-Stomach Uma

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Someone's New Girlfriend S... is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Absolute Worst People to Travel With
Someone's New Girlfriend Sophie(?)

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Stoned-All-Day Stefan is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Absolute Worst People to Travel With
Stoned-All-Day Stefan

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Can-Barely-Walk-a-Mile Candace is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Absolute Worst People to Travel With
Can-Barely-Walk-a-Mile Candace

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Hungover Harriet is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Absolute Worst People to Travel With
Hungover Harriet

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Out-of-Breath Owen is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Absolute Worst People to Travel With
Out-of-Breath Owen

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Teenage Tina is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Absolute Worst People to Travel With
Teenage Tina

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Plan-Ahead Paolo is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Absolute Worst People to Travel With
Plan-Ahead Paolo

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Vegan Victor is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Absolute Worst People to Travel With
Vegan Victor

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Chuck the Schmuck is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Absolute Worst People to Travel With
Chuck the Schmuck