The longer the better. I once hoped in a car and went to Mexico with a couple of dudes I didn't know well at all. Ended up being the best road trip ever. We did and saw a lot of things I can't mention on this website, but it was epic. Me and one of the guys got arrested on the last day and changed the cop's tires on all of their cars at the station to get off the hook. I'd do it all over again if I could.
That really depends on what type of person you are. Are you a risk taker? If not, I'd say at least a few months and preferably longer. If you're willing to take a risk, it doesn't matter. I know a lady who met a guy and left to travel the world with him after only a couple weeks. They had a lot of crazy adventures and they're married now. I'd say for her it was worth it. But that was a big risk and she was willing to go for it - course now she has malaria...
It depends on who that 'someone' is. Are they your boy/girlfriend, acquaintance, friend? It depends on if YOU trust them, you will know. But, just to be on the safe side, the longer the better, maybe? I don't know, it depends on the situation.
Not only does it matter what kind of person it is, it seriously depends on what Country. There is a lot of hatred out there for Americans. If its a primarily Muslim Country I wouldn't go no matter who it is! If its England, France, that sort of thing, then that's different. Mexico is another hot spot for violence, they are having a drug war down there. I would check with Home land Security to see if the Country has any alerts for travelers. And make plans to contact your family at certain times while you're on your trip.
The farther you plan to travel the better you need to know that person. The question is, do you trust him with your life? Depending on where you are going, you may just be trusting him with your life. If you do not speak the language in that country, it may be hard to get help if you need it.
As a mom, don't go! If you are a female, definitely not a Muslim country. Women have little or no rights in these countries. If you are determined to go, find a group that is traveling wherever you are going; safety in numbers. Leave your plans (along w/ a copy of your passport) w/ a trusted relative or friend. Male or female, you don't want to become a statistic on the nightly news. Remember, in foreign countries, drugs and other illegal activity will land you in jail possibly for the rest of your life. Don't do anything on impulse. And, definitely, not to a country that, at this moment, is anti-American!
what really matters is how well you know them. but i would say at least a year and you should have no negative doubts about them or if you just have a bad feeling, then you shouldn't go with them...or at least alone.
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It depends on which country you are going to. Be vigilant, do your homework some countries are great, others are backward. You could be in a golden prison, you could become part of Harem (a prized possession in some countries). Also most people change back to their original state once they return to their home turf. You'll deal, not only with that person, but with the whole family and you'll be trapped. So make sure you have a way out.There is no time limit. It depends on both of you.
Its not about time is about trust, I have a friends I have known for all my life who I wouldn't go 30 miles out of my town with because I know their character and how they behave. On the other hand I have acquaintances that I have known for a couple of years that might not be my nearest and dearest but I know that they are dependable, likable, and considerate travel companions. SPECIALLY if you are going outside the US, you'll need people who don't make problems, will be accountable, and have an open mind to new experiences. Being in trouble outside the US is no joke, most jails in America can seem like a 5 star resort when compared to some other countries jails... And keep in mind outside the US the mentality is "Guilty until proven innocent" not the other way around, so choose wisely sometimes people get in trouble because of other peoples actions, not their own. if you are following a lover then... NOOOOO! Traveling is stressful enough if you have to ask this question is because you know that there is a problem already, enough said. Research the country, how stable is their economy currently, major hate groups,culture, food, budget for travel.
i say a year because it'll take time for y'all to develope a relationship and build trust and go through some things so if y'all go through things in the foreign country y'all would know how to get through them and by the way this answer is coming from an 11 year old oh yeah im deep.
My friends as me stuff like this all the time.You need to be friends with someone for a minimum of 2 years and see if they start sending you signals that they have a crush on you. When you see those signs and they have trouble telling you when you ask them you need to mention the observations you've made in their behaviors around you and ask them. If they still don't answer then they just aren't ready for a relationship and you need to stay friends with them until they have the courage to speak for themselves.