Culture 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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Debbie Downer is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Absolute Worst People to Travel With
Debbie Downer

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121 27
Freeloading Frank is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Absolute Worst People to Travel With
Freeloading Frank

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94 17
Yells-at-His-Wife-in-Public Ya... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Absolute Worst People to Travel With
Yells-at-His-Wife-in-Public Yancy

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102 23
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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40 4
Whiney Wanda is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Absolute Worst People to Travel With
Maryellen Elizabeth added Whiney Wanda

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101 30
Negative Nancy is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Absolute Worst People to Travel With
Negative Nancy

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82 22
Sulky Suzuki is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Absolute Worst People to Travel With
Sulky Suzuki

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92 28
Indecisive Ian is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Absolute Worst People to Travel With
Indecisive Ian

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96 32
Culture-Snob Colleen is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Absolute Worst People to Travel With
Culture-Snob Colleen

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59 12
Frat Boy Francis is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Absolute Worst People to Travel With
Frat Boy Francis

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58 12
Deodorant-Free Derek is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Absolute Worst People to Travel With
Deodorant-Free Derek

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91 33
Tourist-Trap Todd is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Absolute Worst People to Travel With
Tourist-Trap Todd

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45 7
Contrary Mary is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Absolute Worst People to Travel With
Contrary Mary

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86 31
Won't-Try-New-Foods Warren is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Absolute Worst People to Travel With
Won't-Try-New-Foods Warren

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83 30
Won't-Make-a-Decision Wanda is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Absolute Worst People to Travel With
Won't-Make-a-Decision Wanda

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67 21
Too-Loud Ptolemy is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Absolute Worst People to Travel With
Too-Loud Ptolemy

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69 24
Sh*t-Stirring Stephanie is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Absolute Worst People to Travel With
Sh*t-Stirring Stephanie

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71 27
Homesick Hank is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Absolute Worst People to Travel With
Homesick Hank

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48 13
Never-Has-Cash Ned is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Absolute Worst People to Travel With
Never-Has-Cash Ned

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40 9
One-Upping Oprah is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Absolute Worst People to Travel With
One-Upping Oprah

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74 33
Bad-Tipper Barry is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Absolute Worst People to Travel With
Bad-Tipper Barry

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44 13
Rush-Around Ralph is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Absolute Worst People to Travel With
Rush-Around Ralph

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50 18
Gloomy Gus is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Absolute Worst People to Travel With
Gloomy Gus

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55 22
In-Bed-by-9 Immanuel is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Absolute Worst People to Travel With
In-Bed-by-9 Immanuel

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74 36
Severe-Food-Allergies Seth is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Absolute Worst People to Travel With
Severe-Food-Allergies Seth

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58 25
Bored Bill is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Absolute Worst People to Travel With
Bored Bill

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36 9
Always-Late Allison is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Absolute Worst People to Travel With
Always-Late Allison

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60 27
Wore-the-Wrong-Shoes Winona is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Absolute Worst People to Travel With
Wore-the-Wrong-Shoes Winona

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50 20
No Way José is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Absolute Worst People to Travel With
No Way José

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45 17
Unimpressed Upton is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Absolute Worst People to Travel With
Unimpressed Upton

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53 24
Chatty Cathy is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Absolute Worst People to Travel With
Chatty Cathy

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50 23
Slow-Walking Seymour is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Absolute Worst People to Travel With
Slow-Walking Seymour

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52 25
Hurrying Harry is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Absolute Worst People to Travel With
Hurrying Harry

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31 11
Really-Misses-Her-Kids Rebecca is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Absolute Worst People to Travel With
Really-Misses-Her-Kids Rebecca

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32 12
Can-Barely-Walk-a-Mile Candace is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Absolute Worst People to Travel With
Can-Barely-Walk-a-Mile Candace

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44 22
Lazy Susan is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Absolute Worst People to Travel With
Lazy Susan

37
46 24
Refuses-to-Speak-the-Local-Lan... is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Absolute Worst People to Travel With
Refuses-to-Speak-the-Local-Language Rick

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33 15
Upset-Stomach Uma is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Absolute Worst People to Travel With
Upset-Stomach Uma

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47 27
Needs-Your-Phone-Charger Nicol... is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Absolute Worst People to Travel With
Needs-Your-Phone-Charger Nicole

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36 18
Someone's New Girlfriend S... is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Absolute Worst People to Travel With
Someone's New Girlfriend Sophie(?)

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30 13
Halitosis Heidi is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Absolute Worst People to Travel With
Halitosis Heidi

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37 20
Dumb-as-a-Brick Donny is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Absolute Worst People to Travel With
Dumb-as-a-Brick Donny

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31 15
Hungover Harriet is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Absolute Worst People to Travel With
Hungover Harriet

44
31 15
Keeps-Talking-About-His-Cats K... is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Absolute Worst People to Travel With
Keeps-Talking-About-His-Cats Kenneth

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39 22
Vegan Victor is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Absolute Worst People to Travel With
Vegan Victor

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25 11
Club-Hopping Clarissa is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Absolute Worst People to Travel With
Club-Hopping Clarissa

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36 21
Stoned-All-Day Stefan is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Absolute Worst People to Travel With
Stoned-All-Day Stefan

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40 25
Out-of-Breath Owen is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Absolute Worst People to Travel With
Out-of-Breath Owen

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25 12
Been-There-Done-That Theo is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Absolute Worst People to Travel With
Been-There-Done-That Theo

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22 11
Chuck the Schmuck is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Absolute Worst People to Travel With
Chuck the Schmuck