For fans of speed dating, the international travel date is speed relationship-ing. The painstakingly intimate act of sharing a bathroom will quickly reveal just how comfortable you feel in the presence of this particular human being. By the time you're boarding the flight home you will know exactly where your future stands with Mr. Spontaneity.
Samantha Chalker is a freelance travel writer currently based on the island of Bali, where she swans around in search of hammocks clothed in little more than a tattered sarong. She has written editorial for countless travel brands, including Lonely Planet and Contiki Holidays, and she isn't afraid to dabble in copywriting and social media when a personal financial crisis hits. Human interest stories, collaborative consumption and vegan travel are her pièce de résistance.