Whatever you agree to ahead of time, stick with it. And if your expectations don’t completely align, embrace the divergence.
During a recent trip to San Francisco, my two travel companions wanted to spend a Saturday morning shopping and on the touristy pier. I, meanwhile, was craving a visit to a local weekend market — an outing they had no interest in. So we went our separate ways for a few hours, and met up later for happy hour. Squabbles were avoided, we all got our wishes and over cocktails we had plenty of tales to share.