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Reismaatje gezocht! Zo vind je de ideale reisgenoot voor op reis

Yes! Je hebt besloten dat je op reis wilt maar niet alleen. Je hebt alleen geen reisgenoot, dus met wie ga je op reis? Samen reizen is niet alleen heel leuk en goed voor je budget (je kunt transport- en verblijfkosten splitsen), maar ook goed om risico’s te verminderen; als je ziek wordt of gewond raakt, kan je reisbuddy voor je zorgen. In dit artikel geef ik je tips hoe jij je reisgenoot kan vinden!

Een  reisgenoot vinden hoeft niet moeilijk te zijn. Misschien heb je vrienden die ook wel door bijvoorbeeld Thailand willen reizen, maar waarvan je dat niet wist. 

Ik had het geluk dat mijn beste vriendin en ik tijdens een wijntje erachter kwamen dat we beiden na onze studie reisplannen hadden! En zo begon mijn reisvirus en uiteindelijk deze blog 😉

Vraag anderen

In je vriendenkring.

In het laatste jaar van mijn opleiding, tijdens één van onze stapavonden, kwam ik met een goede vriendin in gesprek over ons afstuderen.

Ik gaf aan dat een reis naar Thailand – op zoek naar mijn roots – mij wel wat leek. Zij zei dat ze graag op wereldreis wou. En toen werd het idee geboren om samen op wereldreis te gaan .

Tip : vraag in je vriendenkring wie met jou op reis zou willen.Of wellicht kennen zij iemand? Durf je het niet direct te vragen. Laat het onderwerp, subtiel op een feestje of iets dergelijks vallen en misschien breng je iemand anders wel op ideeën!

Plaats een ‘advertentie’

Tijdens mijn reis ontmoette ik veel mensen die alleen reizen. Zo ontmoetten we Sophie, die haar reisgenoot Karin had ontmoet via een reisforum. Omdat ze halverwege de reis andere plannen had, trokken zij en Karin tijdelijk een ander pad.

Nadat we een tijdje met Sophie hadden gereisd ontmoetten we later ook Karin en reisden we verder met z’n vieren.

Tip : Bekijk advertenties of plaats zelf een advertentie op fora dat je een reisbuddy zoekt. Geef duidelijk aan wie je bent, waar je naartoe wilt en hoe lang je weg wil.

Vergeet niet aan te geven wat je van een reis verwacht, wat je van de reisbuddy verwacht en wat zij van jou kunnen verwachten. Ga geen waslijst aan kenmerken opnoemen, maar wees duidelijk of je af en toe behoefte hebt aan privacy en of je liever per bus dan per trein reist bijvoorbeeld.

Niks vervelender dan er tijdens de reis achter te komen dat je reisgenootje andere ideeën over reizen heeft dan jou.

Die fout maakt ik zelf ook wel eens, dat ik lekker veel door de stad wil lopen terwijl mijn reisbuddy het liefst met 30° onder de airco zit.

Tips voor websites om reisbuddy te vinden

  • Aroundtheglobe.nl
  • Wegwijzer.be
  • Reismaatjes.nl  (wordt nog aardig ge-update)
  • ReisgenootZoeken.nl  is een online platform waarmee je je ideale reisgenoot kunt vinden. Met meer dan 3000 leden is het platform de perfecte plek om jouw zoektocht te starten
  • Waarbenjij.nu
  • Wereldwijzer
  • Reisgenoten Facebook groep
  • Voor Azië de Azië backpackers groep
  • Tips voor apps om reisgenoten te vinden

Net zoals bij de bovenstaande groepen, zijn er ook tal van nieuwe apps waarmee je mensen kunt vergezellen op hun avontuur en zij zich bij de jouwe kunt voegen. Matador Network heeft zojuist hun Travelstroke uitgebracht, het moet nog steeds worden aangepast, maar ik vind het concept erg leuk.

Dan is er Couchsurfing of Couchsurfen, een op internet gebaseerd gastvrijheidsnetwerk. Wereldwijd bieden mensen hun bank of een kamer gratis aan als overnachtingsplek. Zo ontmoet je de locals en laten ze wellicht hun woonplaats zien én ben je minder tot geen geld kwijt aan dure accommodatie

Solo proof reisorganisaties

Geen reisbuddy kunnen vinden of ga je liever op reis met een reisgroep? Heb je wel eens gedacht aan een single-reis?

Single-reizen winnen steeds meer aan populariteit en hebben absoluut niet meer het suffige imago als vroeger. Het aanbod van zo’n reisorganisatie varieert van kampeerreizen in Afrika tot trekkings in Nepal of actieve reizen in Europa. Soms kun je alleen, maar vaak ook met een groep waardoor je meerdere maatjes op reis hebt.

En het fijne aan groepsreizen?

Je kunt er ook alleen op uit trekken of toch in gezelschap met de groep activiteiten ondernemen. Niks moet. Op deze manier leer je niet alleen andere landen en culturen kennen, maar kom je op eenvoudige wijze in contact met je medereizigers.

  • Deze reisorganisatie bieden groepsreizen aan (voor single reizigers)

Oad Reizen – Sluit je aan bij één van de gezellige en ongedwongen single reizen van OAD. Samen met een gezellige groep (andere) alleengaande reisliefhebbers ontdek je de leukste plekjes en verblijf je zonder extra kosten in een fijne 1-persoonskamer. Deze reis is geschikt wanneer je alleen op vakantie gaat of eventueel een alleengaande vriend of vriendin meeneemt.

Djoser – Djoser is ideaal voor alleenreizenden en singles. De groepen bestaan uit gelijkgestemde reizigers, meestal tussen 35 en 65 jaar oud. Elke groep heeft singles, naast stellen, vrienden en familieleden. Bij vertrekdata kun je zien hoe de groep is samengesteld.

ANWB – ANWB biedt ook hele mooie single groepsreizen aan. Deze zijn vaak wat verder weg, maar juist een mooie gelegenheid om mensen te leren kennen. Een greep uit de reizen die ze aanbieden. Van Nieuw-Zeeland en Java tot Nederland. → bekijk alle single reizen van ANWB

TUI – Tui biedt verschillende type reizen aan: van stedentrips tot actieve reizen en dat tegen een betaalbare prijs. De reisleiders van TUI stellen het dagprogramma samen, maar mocht je een dagje ‘alleen op reis’ willen, dan kan dat natuurlijk ook. → Bekijk de singlereizen op Tui.nl .

Sawadee – De singlereizen van Sawadee zijn bedoeld voor iedereen die alleen op vakantie wil, maar wel graag in gezelschap van anderen het land wil verkennen. In het singlereis-overzicht op de website vind je specifieke singlereizen, reguliere groepsreizen waarop drie of meer alleenreizenden zich hebben ingeschreven

Shoestring – filter op de website op leeftijd. De single -reizen van Shoestring zijn ingedeeld naar leeftijd. Door te werken met verschillende leeftijdsgroepen, zit er altijd wel een leeftijdsgenootje bij je in de groep.  Het aanbod van Shoestring varieert van kampeerreizen in Afrika tot trekkings in Nepal en van boottochten op de Sunda eilanden tot een relaxte rondreis in Costa Rica . 

Australian Backpackers – je kunt op Australian backpackers terecht voor een reis met een grote groep backpackers. Zo vlieg je met een hele groep reizigers richting Australië en ontmoet je alvast gelijkgestemden waarmee je eventueel het avontuur kan beginnen. Daarna kun je lekker je eigen gang gaan of samen met iemand anders door Australië reizen .

Bergsportreizen – is voor reiziger die houden van avontuurlijke vakanties. Denk aan bergsport, maar ook klettersteigen, huttentochten. En er zijn zowel reizen voor oudere als jongere reizigers!

Flowtrack – Single-Swell – ben je gek op surfen en tussen de 23 en 35? Oja en single? Dan is de Single Swell reis in Biscarosse Frankrijk wellicht iets voor jou. Ga surfen, slaap in een glamping tent en geniet tegelijkertijd van ontspannend. Meer over deze reis .

Tijdens de reis een buddy vinden

Praat! Begin een gesprek met een reisgerelateerde vraag “Waar ben jij in land x al geweest?” of “ga jij toevallig ook naar?” of “Eerste keer backpacken?”. Hiermee ga je het ijs vast en zeker breken. Als ik doorheb dat ik bij Nederlanders in de bus zit spreek ik ze altijd met een reisvraag in het Nederlands aan, je hebt dan gelijk een connectie!

Ook hostels zijn een broedplek om een reisgenootje te vinden! Een handige website om de leukste hostels te boeken is Hostelworld . Sla deze website zeker even op in je favorieten van je browser.

Doe activiteiten: de meeste reizigers ontmoeten wij tijdens activiteiten. In de Filipijnen wachtte een jongen alleen voor de ingang van de hanging coffins in Sagada omdat hij met anderen de kosten wou delen. Zo ontmoette hij ons en zijn we een aantal dagen samen op pad geweest!

Instagram ! Klinkt misschien heel gek maar door Instagram heb ik heel veel contact met andere reizigers en heel veel leuke mensen op de bestemming ontmoet! Connect en stuur ze een berichtje. Als je een zelfde hobby hebt, zoals wij longboarden leuk vinden, heb je al snel een connectie!

Solo proofbestemmingen

Misschien kan je geen reisbuddy vinden of vind je het toch niet zo erg om alleen te gaan. Hieronder vind je soloproofbestemmingen.

Solo proof bestemmingen!

  • Nieuw-Zeeland
  • IndoChina: Laos , Vietnam , Cambodja en Thailand
  • Reizen met de trein is ook goed voor soloreizen. Zo zijn er tal van leuke bestemmingen waar je naartoe kunt gaan met de trein vanuit Nederland , denk aan Duitsland , Frankrijk , Engeland en België .

En tot slot. Waarom zou je zelf het wiel gaan uitvinden als anderen je al voor zijn gegaan. Deze boeken zijn geschreven door soloreizigers als je toch alleen op reis wilt gaan:

Over de auteur

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Dit vind je misschien ook leuk

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In het Groen: overnachten op kleinschalige plekken in de natuur

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Roadtrip Noorwegen: route en handige tips

uitzicht fjord Noorwegen

Super handige tips voor de boot naar Noorwegen

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Geld verdienen tijdens reizen: 10 manieren

Op bezoek bij het brunotti hoofdkantoor.

Top van Matterhorn in Zermatt dorp

Doen in Zermatt: Het charmantste bergdorp van Zwitserland

Start met typen en klik op zoeken.

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Moeite met een reisgenoot vinden? Zo los je dat op: Van single groepsreizen tot facebookgroepen

Een reisgenoot vinden, hoe doe je dat? De een heeft een beste vriend of geliefde die altijd wel in is voor een avontuur, maar grote kans dat jij, aangezien je dit artikel leest, het een stuk lastiger vindt om een leuke reisgenoot te vinden. Hoog tijd om je wat tips te geven, want een reismaatje, medereiziger of travel buddy vinden hoeft helemaal niet moeilijk te zijn! Er zijn verschillende manieren om een reisgenoot te vinden:

Waar wil je meer over lezen?

Een reisgenoot vinden voor je volgende trip? 3 tips!

→ Tip:  Bestel het boek Solo Reizen

1. Alleen op reis en tijdens je trip een reisgenoot vinden

Er zijn genoeg reizigers die erbij zweren: Soloreizen! Gewoon alleen met je backpack (of koffer) het vliegtuig in en vervolgens ter plekke wel zien wie je daar tegenkomt of ontmoet. Als je in hostels slaapt of deelneemt aan excursies waaraan ook veel andere mensen meedoen, dan is de kans heel groot dat je binnen no-time andere reizigers ontmoet. Zo hoef je dus niet thuis een reisgenoot te vinden, maar kun je juist ter plekke op zoek. En dat “op zoek gaan” moet je niet al te letterlijk nemen, want vaak kom je al vanzelf op een hele natuurlijke manier met andere reizigers in contact. Vaak leggen backpackers ook dezelfde route af en kun je heel gemakkelijk met elkaar mee reizen in een bepaald land. Natuurlijk kun je je juist ook richten op locals, mensen die wonen in het land waar jij op reis bent. Je kan natuurlijk op allerlei manieren met hun in contact komen, slaap in Airbnb’s bij mensen thuis of ga met excursies mee te gaan zoals die van WithLocals. Meer over soloreizen lezen? Check ook de volgende artikelen:

  • Lees hier alles over hoe het is om voor het eerst in een hostel te slapen
  • In contact komen met locals op reis, zo doe je dat
  • Hier kun je verschillende interviews met backpackers lezen en zien hoe zij alleen reizen hebben ervaren

2. Doe een oproepje online of reageer op andere reizigers die een reisgenoot zoeken

Online zijn veel communities te vinden waar reizigers opzoek zijn naar reisgenootjes. Wij hebben bijvoorbeeld ook zelf een Facebookgroep opgezet waar reizigers elkaar kunnen helpen of op zoek kunnen naar een reismaatje: We Are Travellers – Backpackers Groep (NL en BE) . Daar zitten nu al duizenden leden in die elkaar helpen met het voorbereiden van hun reis en soms is dit ook een perfecte plek om een reisgenoot te vinden. Naast onze eigen We Are Travellers groep zijn er ook andere online plekken waar je travel buddies kunt vinden, denk bijv. aan:

  • Het forum van Lonely Planet
  • Backpackers NL (ook een Facebookgroep) – hier vind je allerlei Nederlandse backpackers
  • Azie Backpackers (ook een Facebookgroep) – hier kun je Nederlandse reizigers in Azië vinden
  • Hitchhiking Tribe (ook een Facebookgroep) – voor wie wilt gaan liften
  • Het forum van Around the Globe
  • Go Wonder (ook een Facebookgroep) – deze groep is gericht op vrouwelijke solo reizigers
  • We Are Travellers – Backpackers Groep (NL en BE)

3. Wil je niet alleen op reis? Ga mee met een single groepsreis

Lijkt het je spannend om echt alleen-alleen op reis te gaan? Dan kun je natuurlijk ook de eerste keer mee gaan met een single groepsreis. Nu moet je niet meteen aan “daten” denken bij het woord “single”. Bij single groepsreizen is het idee voornamelijk dat er alleen reizigers mee gaan die daadwerkelijk alleen zijn, oftewel, je gaat niet samen met een vriendin mee op deze groepsreis of dat twee broers met z’n tweeën deelnemen aan zo’n trip. Iedereen neemt alleen deel. Hierdoor voorkom je dat je tijdens zo’n groepsreis ineens met allerlei families zit opgescheept of tussen de kleffe stelletjes beland. Je kan single groepsreizen onder andere bij  de verre reizen van ANWB  vinden. Per reis kun je inzien wat voor andere reizigers deelnemen aan de reis. Zo kun je zien wat de leeftijd is van andere deelnemers en of er voornamelijk mannen of vrouwen meegaan. Wat chill is aan zo’n single groepsreis is dat alles al voor je geregeld wordt en je hebt meteen een groep aan reismaatjes om je heen. Vaak kun je tijdens zo’n reis ook nog gewoon zelf kiezen waar je wel of niet aan meedoet, dus beklemmend hoeft het ook niet te zijn. Ook kun je er zelf voor kiezen of je met iemand op de kamer slaapt of liever in je eentje.  Benieuwd waarom een single groepsreis nog meer tof is? Lees hier onze 10 redenen!

Een reisgenoot vinden en dan…?!

Maak jij je vooral zorgen over hoe het moet als je dan eenmaal een reisgenoot hebt gevonden? In het geval van een  single groepsreis hoef je je niet heel veel zorgen te maken. Alles is dan al geregeld door een reisorganisatie als  ANWB Verre Reizen en meestal loopt het contact in zo’n groep ook vanzelf. Vind je juist een reisgenootje online of tijdens het reizen? Dan kun je misschien nog op het volgende letten:

1. Vind je een reisgenootje online, spreek dan vooraf een keer samen af

Als je iemand online ontmoet en je besluit online om voor langere tijd met elkaar te gaan reizen, dan is het slim om vooraf eerst een keer af te spreken. Doe een keer een drankje samen of doe iets tofs in Nederland of België en leer elkaar face to face kennen voor je een hele reis samen uitstippelt online. Soms is iemand in het echt heel anders dan online, je voorkomt dit door thuis eerst een keertje af te spreken. Sowieso hoef je ook niet meteen de hele reis samen te doen, je kan natuurlijk ook alleen de eerste dagen met elkaar besluiten op te trekken en daarna wel te zien hoe het loopt tijdens het reizen. Zo heb je wel een prettige start aan het begin van je reis en kun je na een paar dagen of weken besluiten of je samen verder reist of niet.

2. Stel vragen en wees eerlijk over wat jullie willen

Er zijn allerlei soorten reizigers en als je dan eenmaal met iemand gaat reizen, is het handig om er achter te komen of je een beetje een zelfde instelling hebt. Vraag dus dingen over het reisschema van de ander, vertel elkaar wat voor type mens je bent, doe je graag dingen in de ochtend of houd de ander juist van een feestje? Check ook of de een of de ander een echte control freak is of dat jullie het wel oke vinden om de dagen een beetje te laten lopen? Ga met elkaar in gesprek en ontdek of jullie wel echt de juiste reisbuddy’s voor elkaar zijn.

3. Verwacht niet te veel en laat een reis ook een beetje lopen zoals het loopt

Zodra je een reisgenootje hebt gevonden moet je niet meteen verwachten dat je best friends forever zal zijn, de dingen lopen nou eenmaal zoals ze lopen en voor het zelfde geldt ontmoet een van jullie of jullie beide wel andere reizigers waarmee je liever optrekt. Als zoiets gebeurt is dat prima. Laat de dingen ook een beetje gaan op reis en stel niet meteen torenhoge verwachtingen aan sociale contacten. Soms gaat iets zoals het gaat en dat is ook prima!

Heb jij slimme tips om een reisgenoot te vinden? Deel hieronder in een reactie jouw ervaringen!

Zijn er toevallig jonge, enthousiaste reisliefhebbers geïnteresseerd om mij te vergezellen op groepsreis naar Mexico? 🌞 Zou zijn van 18 januari tot 7 februari op verschillende plekken in Mexico (o.a. Tulum, Chichén Itza, Oaxaca) en is bedoeld voor mensen van 22-30 jaar. Laat maar weten als je interesse hebt! :))

Heb je voor in 2024 belangstelling om een reis te maken?

We’re going to Ibiza. Wie gaat er mee? (Indonesië, Scandinavië, Noorderlicht (Canada), Suriname, Galapagos en kerstsfeer bestemmingen staan ook op het lijstje)

Maureen 48. Wil in de herfstvakantie van regio Noord naar (het noorden van) Ibiza met twee kids (15 en 18). Als 1-3 mensen mee willen kunnen we samen iets huren voor 4-6 personen. Leuker, goedkoper pp en handiger.

Graag reisgenoten die het ok vinden als ik in de ochtend op sta om te sporten of te tekenen, blij worden van de natuur en houden van lekker eten. Levensgenieters die bij genieten zichzelf niet overslaan.(-;

Heyhey,ik zoek voor 25 september of er na een reis maatje die het leuk lijkt leuke zon vakantie te nemen. Ben zelf 32. Interesse mag je me een mailtje doen [email protected]

Hallo mijn naam is Willem en ga binnenkort met camper naar Frankrijk en Italië. Reisduur in overleg. Brede interesses. Cultuur, natuur maar ook dagje relax.

Hoi ik ben een vrouw van 63 en wil nog wel wat reizen. Ben alleen, stop met hond. En wil graag met camper ertussenuit . Maakt niet uit waar naar toe.Genieten van natuur.en mooie plaatsen. Nog even genieten van de laatste jaren. Maar alleen is maar alleen. Gr [email protected] . Ben recht uit en eerlijk

Hoi Marina, Ik zou een reismaatje voor mrt 24, rondreis Afrika in een 4 wheel drive. Te beginnen in het Krugerpark, Botwana, Zambia etc. Als je goed kan sturen moeten we maar eens met elkaar een gesprekje voeren hierover. Slapen is deels op in een daktent op de 4 x 4 auto, en deels hotels.

Groet, Bauke Meijer

Rij graag en ben bestwel goed met alles wat een motor heeft.

Hallo allemaal,

Mijn naam is Daniëlle, 24 jaar en ik wil graag eind okt-nov op vakantie. Het liefst naar Nepal, maar ik sta ook open voor andere bestemmingen. Zolang het maar geen strand vakantie wordt. Tijdens het reizen maak je ook weer nieuwe vrienden, maar ik vind het toch moeilijk / lastig om helemaal in mijn uppie naar Azie te gaan.

Wat ik vooral in mijn vakantie zoek is: – Avontuur – Backpacken / rondreizen camper – Bergen + riviertjes – Veel wandelen – Ik sta open voor alle bizarre sporten zoals canying swing, bungeejump, raften etc.

Wat ik zoek in eventuele medereiziger: – Spontaan, enthousiast, sociaal, doorzettingvermorgen, positieve mindset en humor.

Als iemand interesse heeft, dan hoor ik het graag! Je kan mij mailen op [email protected]

Beste Niels, Ik weet niet of je al een vakantie maatje hebt gevonden? Anders heb ik wel interesse. Vriendelijke groet Ineke

Hallo allemaal ik ben opzoek naar een vakantie maatje die een week of 2 a 3 naar Samos wil,liefst ergens in de buurt van de zee, Kokkari bvb. Ik ben een vrouw van 59 en het lijkt mij fijn om samen te reizen en wat dingen samen te doen maar ook apart van elkaar. Interesse? Laat wat van je horen 👍 Grt Sylvia

Hallo, ik ben nieuw met rondreizen. Ik zoek een maatje man/vrouw maakt me niks uit als het maar gezellig is! Ik wil rond april, mei naar bali of thailand willen gaan voor 3/4 weken. Scandinavië lijkt me ook heel gaaf alleen is een camper wel belangrijk en die heb ik niet.Ik ben 24 jaar tegen die tijd 25 jaar. Als je het leuk vind en interesse hebt reageer maar en misschien worden we goede reismaatjes!

Ik zoek een aardige vrouw om samen te reizen, ik ben 76 maar ze zeggen dat ik er jonger uit zie en ik voel mij 60 jaar.

Hallo, ik lees uw advertentie en heb wel interesse. Ben 70 jr, en fiets graag. Graag hoor ik van je, Groet, Louise

Hallo F. Ik ben van 1951, zoek een partner voor korte en lanhe reizen voor jaar23, 24 en 25

Hi Ana, Ik zou graag naar West Canada willen in 2024 of Spanje dit jaar evt. Ik ben van 1952 trouwens. Interesse? Ik hoor wel. Lizzy

Goeiemiddag,

Omdat uw advertentie al van een tijdje geleden is heb je misschien al iemand gevonden om je te vergezellen maar ik waag toch nog even mijn kans. Ik ben 75 (dit jaar 76) gezond, sportief, en reislustig. Ik hou van reizen binnen Europa maar een verre reisbestemming is voor mij ook helemaal geen probleem. Laat maar van je horen als het jou iets zegt. Vriendelijke groet Mia

Schrik niet : ik ben van ’33en zoek een maatje voor, bijvoorbeeld een rondreis in zuid Italie. Woon bij Breda en een kennismaking vooraf lijkt me dienstig. Groeten willem

Ben op zoek naar een medereiziger wil graag naar Scandinavië.

Ik heb een kleine camper en nog eens Scandinavië doen lijkt mij leuk.

Hallo Mia, Voor mijn moeder (binnenkort 77 jaar) zoek ik een reismaatje voor reizen binnen Europa. Sinds het overlijden van mijn vader is het reisplezier weggevallen en ze kan juist zo van nieuwe ervaringen genieten! Ben je nog op zoek naar een reismaatje?

Dag F, Wat voor reis heb je in gedachten? Ik zoek een maatje voor een trektocht met een camper in Australië. Ongeveer 5 weken in onze zomer. Ik was een aantal jaren geleden aan de oostkust, dus nu west, maar zuid is ook prima.

Groet van Martha ( geb. In ’49)

Hallo, ik wil graag gebruik maken van een aanbieding om te reizen naar Cuba. 20 oktober voor drie weken. Ik fotografeer maar ben niet gezond. En bij de reis heb je ook een auto. Ik kan wel rijden maar het liefst niet elke zoveel dagen. Wie wilt ook al lang naar Cuba en kan mij ondersteunen en een super gezellige reis hebben in dat prachtige land.

Ik ben een vrouw van 47 en van plan naar Sicillie te gaan, voor een citytrip of ergens anders in Italie rond juni, juli, augustus, iemand zin om mee te gaan (liefst een vrouwelijke reisgenote)

Hoi, sicilie lijkt me leuk, 20 juli kan ik een weekje weg. Ben 54 en jong van geest 😁

hoi stephanie ik ga donderdag naar rome met de motor mocht je zin hebben. ik 52 jaar zou met een kameraad gaan maar die is ziek geworden en kan niet weg..

Hoi Stephanie,

Heb je al een geschikte reisgenote gevonden? Ik ben 47 en lijkt een citytrip om te beginnen een goede keuze.

Ik zie een rondreis in Italië wel zitten, Veel leuker dan een all’in vakantie Lekker cruisen en eten bij de lokale bevolking. Ben zelf 58 maar nog vitaal

Hallo Stephanie ik ga binnenkort naar Italië rondreis met camper. Geïnteresseerd in cultuur en natuur. Actieve instelling. Mocht je iemand weten die dezelfde interesse heeft laat het me dan weten.

Beste Stephanie. ik wil graag naar Mallorca gaan VAN 29.10 TOT5-11 via NECKERMANN Ik ben vrauw 56 jaar maar ik zi erg heel jong uit. MVG Irina

Hoi ik wil graag een maandje Australië of Amerika doen of Lapland maar zoek iemand om dat avontuur samen te doen gewoon leuk en gezellige dingen en vooral mooie dingen dingen tezien mocht iemand er oren na hebben dan hoor ik het graag mn email is [email protected] of via deze site natuurlijk groetjes

Hey,wat is je leeftijd aub? Ik kan ook voor lange tijd op vakantie en ontdekking.

Lonely planet, wat Spaans en de buslijnen zijn handig. Ze brengen je overal naar toe. Misschien goed om te kijken voor een overnachtingsadres voor je eerste 2 nachten (lonely planet) dan kun je een beetje aklimatiseren. De meeste ho(s)tels en mensen zullen je kunnen vertellen waar je de bussen vindt. Als je daar informeert wordt het echt duidelijk. Heb vertrouwen en ga. Dit stukje angst voor het onbekende is waarom er zoveel niet gaan. Maar het zal je zoveel brengen. Maar het is ook een georganiseerd land en het komt echt goed!!

Tip die ik wel zou geven is dat jij vooral uitzoekt aan wie je wat wil vragen en dat je niet heel zoekend en onzeker op straat gaat staan. De meeste mensen die jij uitzoekt zullen heel behulpzaam zijn. Mensen die jou uitzoeken hebben eerder een eigen reden. Doe dit eerder bv zittend ala je ergens aan het wat drinkt.

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Ik heb een vriendin in Guatemala. Ik ben alleen een beetje bang om alleen te reizen naar dat land. Het is maarliefs 9000km verweg. Ik heb nog nooit ver gereisd en nog nooit alleen gereisd. Ben erg bang te verdwalen of met overstappen verkeerde dingen te doen. Niet weten waar hoe en wat is mijn angst. Misschien iemand nog tips?

Beste vakantiegangers , iemand zin in in januari’ mooie winter ontdekken in Lapland ?

Hallo, iemand zin om een weekje te gaan genieten van het mooie weer in zuid-Frankrijk eind augustus? Grtz

Beste vakantieliefhebbers, Ik ben een man van 49, zeer bereisd en open en zoek een leuke reisgenoot om begin April een leuke vakantietrip mee te maken. Ik sta open voor alle bestemmingen en kan veel regelen

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Meeting new people is one of the best parts of traveling.

Hopefully, you found some cool solo travel groups in our blog post, 10 Different Types of Solo Travel Groups . But there are also times when you might want to find a travel buddy, one other person to travel with, on your own trip.

Here are 11 sites that will help you find a travel buddy:

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Search a destination, find travel partners, get connected, and trip together! It’s as easy as that. You can rest easy knowing that GAFFL uses a strict verification process so you can feel safe about your travel partner. Start your search here !

2. Utilize Social Media Groups

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There are many Facebook groups and pages that you can follow and join to meet people with similar interests as you. Search for things like “travel” or “travel buddy” and you will find groups like Female Travel Buddies, Travel Buddies, and Travel Friends Finder that you can join.

I have been a part of a Facebook group called Women Who Travel , and it has been very helpful to me. Not only do these women post when they need travel companions, but they post tips for each other too. Other sites like Reddit utilize forums and feeds to connect people. All worth a look!

Check out Women Who Travel’s podcast  too!

3. Couchsurfing

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Couchsurfing is a service that allows you to connect to a worldwide community of travelers. It is a great place to somewhere to stay or to share your home with travelers.

As with any online interaction, you need to make sure you do your due diligence. Using trusted sources for finding couches to key to couch surfing safely .

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This website is super cool because it’s simpler than the rest. On Meetup , you can search for events in the area or wherever you will be, and see who is attending. You can even contact those people through Meetup too!

Working with Meetup will be a little different than other sites when looking for a travel companion. You might not meet your travel companion until you go to an event or two. It is more of a free-flowing way to meet people in the area you are in.

5. TripGiraffe

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TripGiraffe is really easy to use. It offers the options of finding a travel buddy, exploring all travelers on the site, and looking for meetups. You can search for trips coming up soon as well as create your own.

Each mini-profile is straightforward listing the exact places you will be going, the dates you will be traveling, your gender and age, as well as the type of trip and budget.

Check out some of the profiles before you build your own – you might just want to hop on someone else’s trip!

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How about a new site called Trip in Touch . “Same place. Same time. Same interests. Trip in Touch – find your next Travel Buddy!”

The app is on its way, for now, you can subscribe and join their Facebook groups to connect with other travelers.

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If you’ve got the urge to travel but no one to do it with you can stop worrying because Intrepid has got you covered. Join one of their small group tours and find ready-made friends who are itching to explore just like you are.

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If you book daily tours in each place you stay, you are sure to make friends that might be on the same schedule as you! Give it a chance.

In New Zealand, you can pay for guided but flexible travel with the Kiwi Experience . The Kiwi Experience is a bus that travels around New Zealand making stops and bringing you from Point A to Point B. But it’s your choice how often you want to stay on the bus or on the journey! Completely flexible!

This would be a great way to meet people while you’re in the country and possibly grab a travel companion while you’re there.

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Travello is an app designed to make travel social. Known for where travelers connect, Travello asks you what you are interested in and then helps you to connect with other travelers nearby.

This is an excellent way to meet a travel buddy, whether you’re at home before the trip takes place or on the actual trip!

If you meet someone at home with similar interests and who loves to travel, chances are it could be a good match! This also eliminates traveling far to meet up before the trip.

10. Tourlina

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Tourlina is specifically for females looking for female travel buddies. Another option to browse other trips, create your own, and speak with other females about their trips too!

The app promises a trusted and secure network of individuals.

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Choose the destination, the group size, and the experience that is right for you and Join My Trip will find the trip mates.

Whether you are looking for a simple weekend getaway or the trip of a lifetime, this is a great way to find new friends, share costs, and make memories that will last forever.

12. DePassport

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DePassport can be the premier destination for you to find adventure buddies and a perfect travel companion. And for a surprise, this app lets you find not just a partner, but someone whom you will truly vibe with. The platform uses an AI-powered matching algorithm to connect you with people who match your values, and interests. 

You can connect with people from around the world, and plan your travels easily.

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You need to add http://www.gogaffl.com to this list!

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Hi Erica, Absolutely awesome article. Btw, you are missing two big ones. CouchSurfing and GAFFL. I have always used CS before and recently used GAFFL in Australia. It was awesome. It connects people based on trips. You can start a trip or join trips. I think you can mention them in your list too.

Will do, thanks Ed!

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We love it too Lina!

Finding a perfect travel buddy is always difficult. But, having a travel buddy can make the trip more enjoyable and less lonely. It helps to have someone to split the expenses with, so you can save up for your next trip. A travel partner also minimizes risks associated with traveling alone. GAFFL (www.gogaffl.com) can be a great addition to this list. It matches up travelers with similar travel plans and ensures the safety of travelers through their well-built verification process.

Thanks for the tip, Abrar!

Are you a solo traveller? I am an Indian n Canadian citizen retired 60+ age group in n good shape to travel. Can you suggest some dependable solo travel groups. Pls email your response to [email protected] thanks

Hi Peter, check out Eldertreks, Adventures Abroad, Road Scholar, Walking the World!

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Thanks Sarah!

Ms.Erika Szumel, Really Thank you for the information. Can you please rank them according to your knowledge and experience? is it possible to know which are all providing paid and which are all free in 2020?

Hi Siva, thanks for reading! Most of these are free or offer free basic memberships. Click on the links to get an idea of which fits best!

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Really nice post. Thanks for sharing with us..

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Great Blog.It is very useful.Thanks….

Thanks for this lovely info.

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Great post!! Thank you very much for sharing.

Glad you enjoyed it, Ujjal!

Hi, maybe you should add https://backpackingtribe.com/ to this list. It’s a platform where you can find not just a buddy, but an entire group to backpack together with! It’s amazing!

Thanks for the tip, Wijnand!

Hey Erika, You should think about adding Share Bus to this list – if you’re travelling in Aus! Its a shared rental of a minibus, trailer and camping equipment. They find the travel mates (other backpackers) for you. It’s totally flexible and self guided – you just join on the trip/date you want to do (i.e. Perth to Broome) and you can make your own adventure.

Hey Jade, thanks for the tip!

This is such a great list! It’s got everything except https://www.fairytrail.app , a dating app for people with a passion for adventure and can work anywhere (one can look for friendships too). You should check it out and review it 😉

The most interesting list is here to find a travel buddy. Travelling with someone is fun. And these days finding a perfect travel partner is tough task, but your list has made it bit easy.

Great post! thank you so much for sharing

Thanks, Shawn!

Great content. You can also add https://cogofly.com to this list. It is a travel social networking site that helps travellers connect with other travellers around the world. As well as with its advanced search filter, anyone can find the perfect travel buddy match.

Thanks for the tip, Sameena!

You need to add http://www.joinmytrip.com to this list for sure!

Thanks for the tip, Prasanna!

great post … full of knowledge ,i am inviting you to India if you think so it will be a great pleasure for me to hosting you

Are there any sites for older people? Most of these sound like they are for younger folks. Thanks for any referrals.

Check out Walking The World, Eldertreks, Adventures Abroad, Intrepid!

Hello, I am 61 yr old female looking to travel solo but would like to join a group to travel to St Martin in the spring 2023. Do you have any recommendations.

Hi Valerie, check out some of the sites listed above! We know there are specific age groups that you can book with.

I think you have missed http://www.connectingtraveller.com as well.

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The Top 7 Websites to Find a Travel Buddy

If you're heading off on a travelling adventure soon and don't want to go alone, check out these seven websites that can help you find a travel buddy.

Traveling solo can be fun at times, but there are times when you want a travel partner. It's pretty common for family or friends to ditch you at the last moment and ruin your big trip. You don't have to give up on your plans because of that, though.

Luckily, there are websites out there that connect you with travel buddies, so you can have company on your trip. These websites will embellish your journey and make the holiday memorable.

So, let's take a look at seven of the best websites for finding a travel buddy.

GAFFL helps you find a dependable travel partner. It's easy to use, and you get a lot of options to choose from while selecting your partner.

The first step is to search and select your destination . The second step is to find the people who also want to travel to the same place.

You'll find a list of different routes and the locals and people near you who also want to visit that destination. All you have to do is choose the preferred options to carve out a plan for your trip.

You can start talking to the potential travel buddies in the chat to try to know them better. You can initiate the chat by clicking the connect button. This website also shows if their accounts are verified.

If you like the person, you can meet up with them and plan the trip together. Finding a partner is effortless on this website.

2. Flip the Trip

Flip the Trip offers a wide range of services. It lets you find either a local or a nearby partner with whom you can travel with ease. You need to search for the place you want to visit, then select the exact location where you are planning to travel.

The website shows a list of local people. Locals can be excellent guides as they can introduce you to local places and know the best places to get native food. You can also select somebody who lives near you. In this way, both of you can travel together right from the start.

People can ask random questions related to their travel on the website in the Feed section. Other people who have been to those places can answer them.

3. Trip in Touch

Trip in Touch not only finds you a travel buddy, but is also well known for its travel blogs. You can read travel blogs on the website and find great traveling partners.

This site doesn't just provide you with a partner for adventurous traveling–it also helps you find partners for dates and concerts. You can connect with people all over the globe on Trip in Touch.

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The website only connects you with trustworthy people. It also lets you join its massive Facebook community, where people can communicate with each other.

You can share your traveling experience on the blog so that other people get tips from it. Trip in Touch is a content-rich travel website worth checking out.

4. TripGiraffe

TripGiraffe is a straightforward travel website. It helps you save time and money so that you can travel in peace. You can either create a trip or join an existing one.

The first step is to share your details and the destination of your trip. You can also add the date and time of travel.

Secondly, you can specify which type of partner you want for your journey. You can also select the gender of your partner. The site then connects you with a partner to travel with, in up to 100 countries or so.

Moreover, there is an option to select whether you want to split the expenses with your partner or not. You can also predefine your budget.

This is one of the most polished websites on this list. It specifies everything one needs to know and tries not to leave any ambiguities behind. TripGiraffe also has several travel blogs that are pretty helpful for a traveler.

5. Women Welcome Women WorldWide

This website is a space for women travelers to travel with other women. It is a website made by women for women. However, it's worth noting that the website is based in the UK, but anyone can join.

The site takes into account all the needs a woman can have while traveling. If you specifically want to travel in a girl group, you should try this website. It also gives you local members' contacts who can guide you on your trip.

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You need to join the website to get access to people worldwide. You can then choose the people you would like to contact and get in touch with them. Women above the age of 18 are eligible to join this platform–the membership of the website costs around $50.

6. Workaway

You can join Workaway either as a worker or as a host. A worker helps the community by writing their experiences and helping others in their travel plans.

Workers stay at a host's place in return for sharing their skills. The skills can be gardening, charity work, house sitting, teaching, or practicing a language. The workers who help the host in business activities get paid a minimum wage per hour. You can make new friends this way.

You don't have to pay any money for this stay. All you have to do is provide some valuable services. This website is review-based to make it convenient for you to make your choices.

7. JoinMyTrip

JoinMyTrip allows you to travel to more than 6,000 destinations. You can select your desired location and find the people who also want to travel to the same place.

You can also create a trip on your own. In this way, other people will join your trip. Many passionate travelers enjoy making their trips in this space.

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The price of the trip caters to all the expenses of the journey. This website has excellent customer care service as per the reviews.

You also get to know your trip leader before the actual trip. All the leaders are verified. In this way, the site clears all your security concerns.

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All these websites will help you arrange or join an organized trip. You can meet honest and dependable travel buddies on these websites.

Chatting and meeting up with people before going on the trip is usually a good idea. Check out these sites to choose the one that looks most reliable and interesting to you.

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Many people who desire to travel around the world and see breathtaking places don’t have a suitable travel companion. And not everyone can make an announcement “travel buddy wanted” via social networks.

Most likely your perfect travel buddy and even destiny are not among your old internet friends. And this is the main reason to start looking for a travel buddy on the special project. At first pick and post your best photos, decide where you want to go and what do you plan to visit, write all hobbies, interests and plans in your personal profile and start an exciting race of making new friends all around our planet.

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Traveling is always a magical experience, even if you’re going solo. But in case you’d love to arrange an exciting trip with a new friend, this post is for you. I’ll introduce you to the coolest apps and sites to find a travel partner.

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You’ll notice how simple it is to browse the web for folks with travel preferences that match yours, as well as fine-tune the results according to age, gender, and other filters if you want.

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1. travello.

Travello mobile app. Travello is one of the best apps to find a travel partner.

Available on iOS and Android

Travello tops our list because it’s hands down the most thorough app of its kind, in addition to one of the largest travel communities on Earth.

Despite not being designed specifically as a travel partner search tool, the issue-oriented groups you can take part in are perfect for that. You can interact with fellow solo travelers, photographers, hikers,… or any other interests you may think of.

Chances are you’ll get to meet new friends in your hometown too, as there are millions of users around the globe.

What’s more, Travello offers 30,000+ tours and activities all over the planet that you can book for a discount by collecting points on the app.

The app also features a built-in GPS functionality that locates sweet deals, events, and free Wi-Fi wherever you are. 

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Facebook groups for travel partners

Facebook isn’t as popular with the younger crowd as it used to be a couple of years back, yet Meta’s flagship social media platform remains unrivaled when it comes to one precious tool: groups.

You probably know the drill. You just have to tap on the Groups icon on Facebook’s homepage and search for keywords or phrases related to your need. In this case, “travel buddies”, “travel partners”, or “travel friends” are the best combinations.

Then, simply join the groups that match your interests and either post your travel plans or scroll down to see what’s up.

A few of the highlights here include I Need a Travel Buddy , with 33,000+ members, and Travel Buddies , with 26,000+.

Women Who Travel , a private group with over 155,000 members, might turn out to be a lot of help to female travelers.

Meetup mobile app

Meetup isn’t exclusively travel-oriented, but it is definitely an amazing place to find a travel partner. 

The platform’s basic premise is to hook you up with people who share similar interests with you, based on the events that the 61 million users organize in 9,000 cities. Meetup’s impressive size is by far one of its greatest assets. 

Like Facebook, the app also offers the possibility of creating and joining groups so you can interact with folks who enjoy the same stuff as you, be it cooking, visiting museums, or cycling.

Though that doesn’t necessarily amount to finding a travel buddy, you’ll be able to meet new friends and hopefully make plans to see the world together.

Plus, you can always attend an event in the city you’re traveling to and meet up a local to show you around.

Gaffl mobile app

Gaffl is a reliable resource that connects you to potential friends, which means you never again have to travel all by yourself if you don’t want to.

The first thing you have to do is pick a destination. The app will then show you people near you who have similar travel plans so you can use the chat tool to get to know them better and arrange the details. Alternatively, you can post your itinerary and let other members join in.

 One of Gaffl’s advantages is the fact that you can see which users have a verified account and choose to interact only with trustworthy profiles.

5. Travel Buddy

Travel Buddy mobile app

Whether it’s Japan , Peru , or Italy , Travel Buddy is your go-to guide to explore the must-sees, find the best deals on everything you may need while abroad, and meet new friends on-site. 

Built as a community of travelers that connects over a million locals and visitors around the world, the app also allows users to list services like walking tours and accommodation options in such a way that you’ll hardly need any other travel app.

This is an innovative system to find a travel partner, as you’ll bond with authentic globetrotters and passionate locals. 

6. Tourlina

Tourlina mobile app

Women face far larger safety risks than men when traveling by themselves, especially in remote areas or in countries where traditional values are still upheld by the majority of people. Traveling with a male partner, in turn, can end up being just as complicated.

That’s what Tourlina aims to address: letting women make travel plans with other female travelers. It works like a regular dating app, where you swipe left or right on potential matches after setting the outline of your plans (i.e. dates and destination) and your partner preferences, including age range.

The best thing about the app is that only verified users with a Facebook profile are admitted, which makes it extremely reliable. On the other hand, Tourlina is an expanding platform, which means you’ll often struggle to match with someone depending on your travel plans.

7. CouchSurfing

Couchsurfing mobile app

When CouchSurfing was launched in 2004, it was a truly groundbreaking initiative because it was the first-ever website to connect travelers and folks who would host them for free.

While that remains its core business, with its 12 million users, CouchSurfing is also a wonderful forum where you can meet new friends to travel the world with you.

One of the best ways to do that is by taking part in the weekly events members organize in 200,000 cities across the planet. 

In 2020, in order to bear the financial burden brought about by the pandemic, CouchSurfing introduced a membership fee for users registering from a bunch of countries, among which Brazil, Canada, China, Japan, the UK, as well as several EU nations.

Yet that takes nothing away from the app’s status as the no. 1 platform connecting travelers and hosts on a global scale.

8. Workaway

Workaway mobile app

Like Couchsurfing, Workaway is a different sort of app in that it’s not aimed as much at matching you with a travel partner , but rather with a travel host . This is a fantastic alternative for those of you who want to travel on a budget.

Basically, you’ll be given accommodation and food in exchange for pre-agreed services you’ll be performing for your host according to your skills. You can tend their garden, do some house sitting, or teach their kids your native language, for example. Even better, you’ll be paid an actual wage in case your host needs help with business matters. 

The app was launched approximately 20 years ago and is extremely effective, so the fact that it charges a  $49 annual membership isn’t really absurd. Both hosts and volunteers are reviewed by other users, meaning you can trust Workaway to help you take a totally safe trip. 

Best sites to find a travel partner

9. tripgiraffe.

TripGiraffe website home page

TripGiraffe is one of the most comprehensive websites on our list, as it does its best not to leave room for ambiguities. 

Upon registering, you’ll get to specify your budget, your target destinations, your preferred accommodation type, the languages you speak, and more. You can even let people know how you want to split expenses.

It works as a full-on social network for travelers where you can message users that seem to match your profile. TripGiraffe can do the hooking up for you as well if you want, connecting you to fellow travelers in 100+ countries.

On top of that, you can join an existing trip if finding the ideal travel buddy sounds like too much work. In other news, TripGiraffe maintains a blog with precious travel tips to help you prepare as you should when it’s time to hit the road.

10. JoinMyTrip

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JoinMyTrip’s app is only available for Android users, which is why I’m listing it as a website instead.

Upon selecting among 8,000 destinations all over the planet, the platform will introduce you to members who want to discover that exact place too.

As its name suggests, JoinMyTrip also allows you to… well, join other people’s existing trips or create your own itinerary as a tripleader so other users will come along.

You can preset the dates and group size and estimate the total budget per tripmate, then wait for one or a few of the 160,000 members to hop on the boat. 

One of the things that set JoinMyTrip apart from other similar solutions is its excellent customer service. The team advertises itineraries on Instagram daily and is always ready to answer your questions.

11. Women Welcome Women WorldWide

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Women Welcome Women WorldWide’s promise is similar to Tourlina’s, as its name suggests. Women who don’t feel safe traveling alone or simply don’t want to do it can interact with other users to organize a trip together.

While the website is UK-based, women from all over the globe can register. You’ll be expected, however, to pay a $50 admission fee to help cover Women Welcome Women WorldWide’s maintenance costs. 

Besides finding a partner to travel with, you can use the website to connect with a local in your next destination so she can show you around and keep you company as you explore her hometown. 

WWWW currently has 1500 members in 40+ nations on all continents; it’s a relatively small but expanding community.

12. YourTravelMates

YourTravelMates home page

On YourTravelMates, travel is more of an excuse than the end goal. Founded about 30 years ago as TripTogether, the platform is present in over 40 nations and has as many as a million members worldwide.

Yet the focus here is more on finding a life partner rather than a travel buddy. The website’s purpose is to foster romance on a global scale. Still, tons of users are seeking friendship and companionship instead, just like most of the other entries on our list.

When looking for other users, you can narrow the results down according to gender, age, arrival dates, and destination.

You can then exchange e-letters or video chat with them until you eventually decide to meet up. Though YourTravelMates charges for these services, membership is 100% free.

Final thoughts

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As exciting and enlightening as traveling on your own can be, finding a travel partner can be a great way to ensure your trip will be safer, more affordable, and often more fun.

Through top-notch apps like Gaffl and Travello and websites like JoinMyTrip and TripTogether, you can connect with millions of globetrotters from across the planet and find a travel partner to see the world with you.

2 thoughts on “12 Apps and Sites to Find a Travel Partner”

I highly recommend these two couchsurfing communities to find female travel buddies:

Host a Sister – Facebook group where women around the world can find accommodations and travel buddies. Travel Ladies – mobile app connecting women who want to travel with other women

I highly recommend these two women-only communities to find female travel buddies:

Host A Sister: Facebook group Travel Ladies: mobile app

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How to Find a Travel Buddy: Travelling with a Friend 101

There’s a certain romanticism in the life of an intrepid solo traveller—solitary and stoic—braving venturing unto new frontiers. But do you want to know the truth?

Some of my warmest, happiest, and most sincere memories from the road are of experiences shared travelling with a friend.

Now, that’s not necessarily to say a friend  from home.  No, rather, a travel buddy that I met on the road. People that, astonishingly quickly, became treasured friends and companions.

Because that’s the underlying magic of finding a travel buddy: it’s a shared experience, and that makes it more real. Suddenly, there’s someone to tell that story with—someone to reminisce with. At the one-year reunion, the two-year reunion, or, hell, maybe (if you’re lucky enough), then when you’re old and grey and still complaining about the price of cigarettes together.

And that’s exactly why I want to teach you how to find a travel buddy! Because remembering and sharing those stories together… that’s more special than the travels themself.

We’ll be covering the basics today, i.e. how to make a friend (in case you missed that 101). But also the peripherals: how to find a travel buddy online AND offline, the (more practical) benefits of travelling with friends, and even the stampeding elephant in the room that is the variable of gender.

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Why Travel with a Stranger?

How to find a travel buddy online, how to find a travel buddy offline, the ins-and-outs of travelling with a buddy.

Ok, so ‘stranger’ is a bit rough. Sure, when you first meet a travel buddy they’ll be a stranger, but that’s the beauty of travel relationships: they get real deep real fast.

Imagine a friend that you see every day of your life, be it for 3 days or 3 months. Every decision is shared, resources are shared, stories—new and old—are shared. Rapidly, this person becomes a staple and constant in your life.

It sounds almost like a… real relationship , right?

Cape Reinga, New Zealand - me and my first travel companion

But it is, essentially, albeit platonically (most of the time).

If the idea that you won’t find a travel partner is holding you back from travelling, that’s daft. There are incredible places to travel alone in the world.

Short of disappearing into the frozen expanses of the Alaskan tundra, you will never be alone. Often, alone time can almost be like black gold for a traveller.

The world is a big place, and no matter how hard you try, you’re never really alone.

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The Benefits of Travelling with a Friend

Outside of all the esoteric mumbo-jumbo about meeting people to travel with and forming lifelong kinships of an almost spiritual substance, there are heaps of logistical reasons to travel with someone!

  • Saving money – Duh— budget backpacking 101 ! Someone to split costs with means spending less money overall.
  • Taking nicer rooms – Kind of an offshoot of the last point but think about all the private room options that will open up if you’re sharing. You can take swanky Airbnbs at a steal or share grimy single rooms (with one person on the floor) for a pittance!
  • Sharing resources – “Hey, dude, got any mozzie spray?”
  • Someone to watch your back – Safety in numbers, naturally, but not just that. You’ve got someone to watch your stuff when you wander off for a piss or to talk to on the long train rides. It’s the little things.
  • They might not finish their meal – Cha-ching!
  • Photo-ops – You’re gonna be featured in way more Insta-basic-beach-poser shots with someone around to take them.

Travelling with a Friend from Home

Personally, I’m not a fan of the ‘bring a friend’ method. You know how sometimes friends choose to live together and then they discover they’re shit housemates and it gets petty and causes schisms within the whole friendship group? (No, you’re a projection!)

I know the dream is to have your mates from home tag along for the adventure, but a dream can quickly turn to a lucid nightmare. Once you’re travelling—solo or with a travel buddy—you’ll discover the glory of freedom. Both the freedom of the road and freedom from home.

Travel is a chance to be free of the perceptions of who you are held by the people closest to you. It’s a chance to grow, develop, and learn about yourself, with yourself, in brand new and unprecedented scenarios. Bringing a friend from home along to that experience is like sneaking a flask into an AA meeting.

Man hitchhiking in Mauritius with a long-term travelling friend

I wouldn’t say doggedly avoid travelling with a friend from home. I would, however, suggest to experience travel in its fullest before you bring that home-friend.

A home-friend, or, yes, a partner, is—to be blunt—a ball-and-chain. A travelling friend is someone you meet on the road. You have no unspoken contract to uphold; if it goes south, then so do you (while they go north).

A friend you travel with , however, has all sorts of potential to get messy, and it’s not a good first-time introduction into the backpack-o-sphere. It’s a commitment and one that works counter-intuitively to the freedom of travel.

It can be a real restriction.

Will here again!

While planning an entire backpacking trip with a friend (or friends) can lead to surefire disaster, a short stint through the crazies of Asia or clubs of Europe is a blast!

When it comes to getting my friends to come out and travel with me for a bit, I am absolutely a convincing bastard! What I like to do on longer trips is to make a Facebook group, add my favourite homies, and then post my—extremely rough—itinerary and any general directional updates. That way, people can work out where I’m heading and decide if they’d like to swing by for an interlude.

I tend to much prefer to go my own way during the adventures, but seeing the peeps from back home is always such a heartwarming experience, especially in the reaches of some far-flung land. It may just take some persistence to convince them. 😉

Travel Alone or with Someone: Shoulda Put a Ring on It

While travelling with a friend may be the dream, solo travel is the real journey. If you find a travel buddy, you’re not solo travelling, and that, simply by nature, is restricting.

As a solo traveller, you’re living on a whim. Anywhere you go is entirely in your hands. And experiences come a lot more frequently as a result of your solitude.

  • Hitchhiking alone is easier.
  • Meeting locals is easier.
  • Having someone host you is easier.

That’s not to say that this stuff doesn’t happen when travelling with someone. Only, it’s more restrictive.

Me smoking with a female travel buddy I met in Sri Lanka

A pair of exotic foreigners is a lot more daunting to approach than a single dazed soul. And you haven’t got to hash out decisions with someone either before you do something crazy in the spur of the moment. You do you.

However, you do lose a lot too. Travel isn’t about being alone: it’s about all the people you meet. It’s about all the things that they teach you, and all the things that you learn together. Meeting a travel buddy and earning a travel companion is a natural extension of that.

What I’m trying to say is that sometimes you just wanna smoke a joint by yourself. I get that—we all do. But, at the end of the day…

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It’s the 21st-century. Of course, we’re doing this digitally! Isn’t the main reason to travel to be looking at your phone more?

Ok, so finding a travel buddy online may not be my favourite flavour, but it does work. There are no shortage of travel companion sites and ‘find a travel buddy’ apps fit for the purpose of hooking you up with some loose cannon through cyberspace.

The most obvious is social media and this does work:

  • Facebook – Is the no brainer. Check general backpacking groups, backpacking groups for the country you’re in, groups for specific hobbies (hiking, climbing, etc.), or even ride offering/asking groups in the famous road trip countries (Australia/New Zealand/etc.).
  • Instagram – Yeah, Insta does have its purposes ; try posting a photo or story showcasing where you’re at now. Chances are someone you met on the road before will hit you up.
  • Twitter – I’m not even going to pretend to be an expert on Twitter, but if you’re already an avid tweeter of twits, then I’m sure you know how to utilise it. I have heard success stories!

Your socials are already covering a lot of ground given that so many people—and travellers—are active users. But your also looking at a huge gene pool of many splendid examples of the lowest common denominator. There are no referrals, no rating system, and no barrier of entry.

Two travel buddies and friends hitchhiking a truck

They definitely have their uses, but there are plenty of much more nuanced travel friend apps and sites to find people to travel with.

Best Travel Buddy Apps and Sites

  • GAFFL – On the reverse end of social media’s low threshold to sign up is GAFFL with its 4-step verification process—yikes! There’s a site with a yummy UX and an accompanying travel buddy app, plus you get some extra bonus features for planning the trip itinerary and securely splitting the costs even prior to the trip.
  • Travel Buddies – Well the name certainly fits! It’s kinda like a social media platform with the explicit purpose of advertising your upcoming trips and seeing other peoples’. It’s pretty straightforward to contact people and overall a pretty clearcut travel buddy site.
  • Meetup – It’s not actually a site for finding a travel companion but rather a site for group meetups and events—hiking, pub drinks, Taco Tuesdays, LGBTQ Taco Tuesdays. You may never meet a travel buddy through meetup, but you’ll definitely meet some friends!
  • Tinder – I know, I know. But, using Tinder while travelling does have its uses.
  • Backpackr – Just a straight app without a website. You can browse people’s profiles (so, yeah, it’s a bit dating-ish) and a ‘Common Room’ for asking questions, getting tips, and screaming into the void.
  • 5W: Women Welcome Women Worldwide – I wanted to throw a ladies-only choice in, and this one is more like a worldwide network than just an app for meeting travellers. 5W is a non-profit that’s been around since 1984. You’ll have to complete an application process first to ensure you meet the prerequisites (i.e. having a vagina), but once you do, you’ll be given the keys to the kingdom: the members list with plenty of opportunities for attending gatherings or organising one-on-one meetings.

Then there are Traveller forums. They’re a dime a dozen for both seeking tips and finding travel buddies. If you’re not a massive fan of apps, these are the major players you should look at:

  • Tripadvisor forums – People ask a lot of questions over there too.
  • Reddit –  There are endless subreddits divided by different destinations, communities, and hobbies. Check out the Travel Partners and Solo Travel boards particularly.

Couchsurfing – A Broke Backpacker’s Secret Weapon

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Meeting a travel buddy while Couchsurfing in Jordan

While the above apps certainly serve the cause, there’s only one platform that I believe takes the true crowning jewel of being the best app to find a travel buddy—Couchsurfing! I have Couchsurfed in all manner of weird and wonderful locales—Iran, Venezuela, and Jordan just to name a few—and I have always found the Couchsurfing community to be absolute gems.

As well as being a fantastic platform for finding free accommodation and meeting locals, Couchsurfing is also a great site and app for making travel friends. I have found numerous people through Couchsurfing’s groups who I have travelled with, and I’ve won some truly treasured friendships as a result.

The best group to look in is either the ‘Backpacker’ group or the ‘Travel Buddies’ group as well as checking out the specific group for whichever country or region you are travelling and Couchsurfing in. Often, people will post in country or city groups asking if other CSers are around for drinks, an adventure, or to see if anybody else is trying to find a travel mate. It’s also definitely worth heading to any local Couchsurfing meetups in your area too!

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Look, I’m old fashioned. I don’t like Tinder. I prefer paying in cash, and I do enjoy popping the odd Werther’s Original. Finding someone to travel with offline is my jam.

You’re going to meet travel companions organically as you travel alone (assuming you’re lovable with a winning smile). It’ll be in any number of differing formats too. They could be a:

  • Solo human with an equally unquenchable thirst for the world’s most adventurous places .
  • Pair of humans who are either previous friends or also travel buddies.
  • Group of any size and connecting factor (though a group of all solo travellers is always madness of the finest calibre).
  • Romantic pair of humans. This actually happens more often then you might think and is more-often-than-not excellent fun! Bonus points to the travelling couples who argue in their native tongue for the sake of politeness.

There are probably other formats than this, but that’s the basics. And again, it will happen organically , even if you’re not lovable with a winning smile. (Unless, of course, you’re a total prick, but then you have bigger issues).

Meet Other Travellers (But Never Settle for Second-Best)

Do let it be organic. You’re a solo traveller! Be the badass motherfucking homeless-hero thou most certainly art.

Go and solo travel. Brave new ventures, be lonely sometimes, and make many, many new friends. When the right companion to travel with comes along, you’ll know it. Forcing this issue is just like forcing relationships – it doesn’t work out very well!

Usually, finding a travel buddy (or buddies) is a matter of something shared; it is a core value of The Broke Backpacker Manifesto . A shared desire for the same off-beat adventure. Or it could be a shared matter of convenience— we were both going to the same place, but then we stayed together.

Often, for me, it’s just a shared love for the same simplicities in life: living cheap, travelling without money , eating local, smoking the finest dankeries, and, sometimes, sleeping under the stars. The dirtbag life.

Travelling with someone through busking - Wanaka, New Zealand

My point is, don’t settle for mediocrity! You’re way too good for that. Wait until you meet travel buddies that truly deserve you.

Just do you, soak up the journey, and let the opportunity come to you. Ultimately, it’s gotta flow.

Places to Find a Travel Buddy Offline

If you’re steering clear of the apps and socials in your travels (or are just terrible at using them), then there are still some classic meeting points to find a travel mate:

  • Hostels – Staying in backpacker hostels is the tried-and-true classical method to meet travellers and find someone to travel with. But remember to pick hostels that match your vibe.
  • Work Exchange Programs – Absolutely! Things like Workaway, WWOOF, Worldpackers, HelpX, etc… these types of travel jobs are tops places for meeting travellers. Particularly solo and long-term travellers.
  • Public Transport – If you’re carving a typical backpacking route for any given place—say the Banana Pancake Trail in Southeast Asia —then you’ll always encounter travellers en route between the major destinations.
  • On the Plane – You can find a travel buddy before you even leave the airport! Scout the plane and passengers (at the baggage claim is also a smart spot) for any smelly backpacker vagrant types, and ask them if they’d like to share a taxi to the nearest backpacker hub of whatever city you’ve landed in. A general rule: the cheaper the flight , the more likely you’ll walk into some fellow broke backpackers!
  • Declaring a Grand Adventure – It’s happened to me no short number of times. You declare with great intention (no bluffing allowed) about some grand adventure you’re planning—say, hitchhiking across India or finding some legendary hidden mountain village. If the chances of death are still low enough, people are always gonna want to tag along.

Often, if the flow is right, someone that you met as a short-term travel buddy (say, on the bus) can end up being someone you travel with for a while. Sometimes, it can be a long while.

Finding people to travel with while volunteering in Vietnam

Seriously, work exchange programs are a brilliant method to meet other travellers. Given that the people you meet—not even counting the local friends that you’ll make—are more than likely going to be dedicated to the slow travel life (and to exploring a country away from the tourist bubbles), forming substantial friendships is just a matter of being in the right place at the right time.

It also helps to know your way around the voluntourism sector, and how to choose worthwhile programs (ideally, with a steady influx of travellers). Worldpackers and Workaway —two esteemed platforms for volunteering abroad—are good places to look too.

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Nobody said it was easy. No one ever said it would be this hard.

Yes, indeed, the man known as ‘Coldplay’ was correct. While sometimes it flows effortlessly, sometimes it is hard.

They’re not a true friend until you’ve seen them at their worst. They’re not a true friend until you’ve considered throwing them out of a 6-storey window.

A man rides in a truck after finding a travel partner to hitchhike India with

If you’re going to choose to travel with a stranger, you’ve got to be prepared for some strangeness. Sometimes it gets tense. Sometimes it gets uneasy.

Finding a travel partner is only half the journey.

Oh Boy, We’re Discussing Genders

Yay for minefields! I really wanted to avoid this topic because finding a travel buddy should never be about the potential to get inside another traveller’s Thailand Elephant Pants. However, we can’t honestly pretend that gender isn’t an influencing factor and so… it’s into the abyss we go!

Yes, finding travel companions for singles, as a single, is definitely a thing. Finding love and sex while backpacking is a potential natural conclusion of this. Fairly often, it ends poorly once the honeymoon bubble of travelling together wears off; but it does work out too… sometimes.

BUT, it’s more important to shift your thinking away from that and to more consider the variable of gender , i.e. how gender affects travel.

I remember travelling with a friend—female and very much treasured—in Sri Lanka. She cracked the shits at me one night after dinner because I failed to see the host was ignoring her and taking executive decisions on the meal order from me: the man. Truthfully, I was completely oblivious; I was just pumped for dinner.

However, having a female travel companion does help create insight. Many parts of the world are substantially more difficult for a girl to travel in solo or otherwise (though certainly not impossible)…

Travelling with a girl and friend by tuk-tuk in Sri Lanka

The Arab World is tricky. South Asia is not the best either? South America is… mmm .

Being a female looking for a male travel partner in these parts of the world—while not a necessity—is smart. It does mitigate the intensity. With a couple of fake wedding rings thrown in, you’ll be coastin’.

If you do end up travelling with someone of the preferred gender and orientation you most enjoy diddling, again, you guys do you. Just remember the variable.

Dudes, stay aware of your female travel companions. Just stand a bit tighter in the surge of a crowded bazaar, or keep an eye on her drinks during a psy-banger in Goa. Remember that her experience will always be different.

As for the Mademoiselles travelling with a guy friend, just keep communicating: be chill, girl-bros. If you’re gonna crack the shits, do so gently. Sometimes, we’re just not paying attention.

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How to Travel with a Friend: On Fights

Yeah, arguments do happen on the road. Travel with a friend long enough, and, eventually, it’ll happen.

The first time I had an argument with a travel buddy, it got ferocious. Imagine two colourfully dressed hippies shoeless on the side of a New Zealand road screaming and cussing each other out—one in broad Australian, one in angry Japanese. That wasn’t our last argument either.

The next time I hitched long distance with someone, I warned him:

“Alright, dude. At some point, we’re gonna fight. We need to decide now, what we’ll do then.”

He thought I was joking.

“Oh, yeah, well how about we roll a joint on it.”

Several days later while being held semi-captive in a buttfuck-nowhere Indian village, we had our first fight, and that’s exactly what we did.

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Assume it’ll happen, make the necessary plans in your head, and communicate well. When you find a travel companion, you’re gonna see that person every day. Often, for every meal.

Travelling relationships can be every bit as intense as romantic ones. The only difference is you don’t get the catharsis of a make-up bang afterwards.

How to Travel with Someone – Tips and Pointers

  • Talk – And communicate; if you’re having an off-day—a case of the traveller blues—mention it. Talking is important, especially if it’s about something that affects the team.
  • Share – If you’re both giving and taking fairly, you’ll end up a stronger team for it. Pool your resources!
  • Don’t be an accountant –  For big sums of money, sure, but keeping track of the little things is going to wear very thin. Often, it’s easier just to go 1:1 on buying each other chai, meals, bus fares, and whatever else.
  • Take Space – When you feel you need it, and sometimes when you don’t too. Timeout is rarely the wrong choice.
  • Compromise – You ain’t solo travelling anymore which means sometimes you’ll need to make concessions! Somedays, you’re just not going want to do the same thing.

And remember that word— team.  Because that’s what you are. You’re a team working together towards a shared goal.

You gotta function as a unit.

Travel Alone or with Someone, but Get Insurance!

I once had a friend spot his travel buddy several grand when she got herself into a medical mess in Nepal (which is yet to be returned, to the best of my knowledge). Now, granted, he’s self-sacrificing to a fault, however, it’s a picture-perfect example of exactly why you should have travel insurance.

Because it ain’t you who’ll be cleaning up your mess.

All kinds of things can happen when you travel, and they do happen. Be sure to consider some quality travel insurance sorted before you head off on an adventure!

ALWAYS sort out your backpacker insurance before your trip. There’s plenty to choose from in that department, but a good place to start is Safety Wing .

They offer month-to-month payments, no lock-in contracts, and require absolutely no itineraries: that’s the exact kind of insurance long-term travellers and digital nomads need.

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SafetyWing is cheap, easy, and admin-free: just sign up lickety-split so you can get back to it!

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And Now You Know How to Find a Travel Buddy!

And how to travel with them. It’s kinda cool, right?

Ding-dong—I’m a solo traveler!

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For me, one of the greatest thrills of backpacking is to rock up somewhere completely new and meet a whole new crowd of people, travellers and locals alike. I have done a huge amount of solo, partnered, and group travel, and I highly recommend you have a crack at all of them.

Moreso, I can’t stress enough that if the fear of being alone is holding you back from travelling, it shouldn’t. One of the main reasons some would-be vagabonds never leave home is because they’re worried they won’t meet anyone and will be lonely. One of the lessons you’ll learn travelling is that that’s simply never going to happen.

The backpacker community is awesome; everybody is extremely friendly and, in general, people just want to meet-and-greet (the same as you). It’s really quite easy to find people to travel with. And the times that you are, you’ll still be having a damn good time!

It’s something someone said to me a long time ago: some things you can only learn in a relationship, and some things you can only learn on your own. I think the same is true of travel.

Travelling solo is only one part of travel as is travelling with a friend , buddy, stranger, partner, or even in a group. Don’t find a travel buddy because you’re scared. Be scared and be awesome, because the two aren’t mutually exclusive.

Travel in all ways, experience it in all forms, and when you do find travel buddies, experience that too. Because many of those shared stories—and those shared photos—will be the ones that inspire your kids to travel.

1+1=3… which is to say that a unit is greater than the sum of its parts. A team, a friendship, and travel buddies—when it’s right—are stronger together than they are apart. And the end results?

They’re worth all the stupid fights.

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Too cool of a website. Thumbed the NA Continent, tried in SE Asia {didnt know what thumbing was} and met fine people. There are great people wherever one goes and ones that will go out of their way to help another. Canada is super, picturesque as is the Alcan, North of 60 {Phillip smith mts}. Stayed mostly northern areas. The south has a different atmosphere but good folks. Want to try Hitching Trains. Valuable info to share with others re the site

This helps. I need a travel companion if nothing else someone to talk to but, I would like to find someone that can do some of the driving. Money is not my problem it’s time. I once said we have 3 things. MONEY, SEX, TIME. SOMEONE INTERESTED IN TRAVELING THE USA STARTING IN MARCH OR APRIL CONTACT ME. [email protected] .

I’ve been trying to FIND Someone Anyone!! to go with me from: TX. To and Through: OK./MO./KS. with NO LUCK!!! LOCAL TRAVEL(S) NOT FOREIGN TRAVELS!! Because I LIVE LOCALLY In The USA DUH,……For TWO YEARS Now,…..SO NOT GETTING ANYWHERE OR ANYPLACE, With DIALING The: CHARTER BUSES, The RIDE SHARES, And Even Other HIKING AND BIKING BUDDIES, Especially LONG Distance, Because I Don’t Drive A Car As A Grown Up ok??? VERY FRUSTRATING!!!! What HAPPENED To Just Getting A SIMPLE RIDE Safely Of Course (That Word SAFE AGAIN Grrrr!!!) (SAFE THIS AND SAFE THAT, Or: Safe That And Safe This, For TWO FREAKING YEARS NOW!!!) (SHUT UP ABOUT SAFE!!!) (And Oh Yeah Also: WE ARE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER BULLCRAP For TWO FREAKING YEARS!!! ENOUGH ALREADY!!!) Basically AND Generally??? I N E E D A R I D E From A D R I V E R Or D R I V E R S And/Or A Bike AND Hike Group A LONG A DISTANCE Soon For The REST Of This fall And winter DUH!!! And SOMEONE AND SOMEBODY WHO KNOWS THE AREA And/Or AREAS WE ARE GOING THROUGH Soon!!!!! I JUST WISH!!!!!! I’LL EVEN LEAD THE GROUP OR A GROUP, IF NEED BE, THOUGH I’VE NEVER ACTUALLY HAVE LED A GROUP OF OTHER PEDESTRIANS EVER!!! UHG!!! GETTING MORE AND MORE FRUSTRATED DAILY HERE IN GREENVILLE, TX./Texas AND SOON I’M JUST GOING To Go FIND SOME ABANDONED CAR, AND HOTWIRE IT EVEN IF IT’S A NEW WORLD ORDER AI SCARY BOT CAR!!! TIRED OF WAITING FOR A FEW YEARS TO RETURN There WHEREVER!! And A FRUSTRATED TRAVELER(S), BECOMES A HOSTILE CRANKY TRAVELER(S)!!!

Sad to not see more comments since Covid… It’s like a message in a bottle thrown into the sea. I’m French, 35 yo, fit, gentleman, I don’t smoke, marketing manager teleworking, looking for a travel buddy, a woman, I’m not vaccinated, I already moved to different places with my car in France but I also plan to travel in EU, I usually stay a month or more in the same place. I like to explore around, to try the local food, organic mostly, monuments, history, nature… The week I stay around the place to work and do multimedia art, music, etc. on my laptop… I don’t need someone but when I see that most places I rent are for 2 minimum, well… It’s a shame not to share this experience, right?

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This can be a great addition to this list.

Hi my name is LUIS I live in Houston to and I’m ready for new adventures

Teacher: Looking for travel buddy know knows how to budget. Currently in Mexico and looking to head to Asia. Any takers? My goal is to travel with Will one day!

Yes i too would like to travel to Asia! You still down for it?

Hi Guy !!! I am an asian guy,living in the Netherlands now.I will be travelling to Viet Nam ( from 12th/Jan/2019 till 28/febr/2018. I wanna look for a travelbuddy to join me .You dont need to travel as long as i do if you cant.You dont need to travel with me all the time either,if you dont want it.You can catch me up during imy holiday in Viet Nam.Travelling with me together wont be only a great fun, but it will also be a great advantage for you,because i have known the beaufitul cities and countrysides in Viet nam,i do know where we can get cheap accomodation ,, cheap and delicious local food..and wonderful highlights in Viet nam too.Ofcourse you can afford in travelling with me with your low budget . I can speak Vietnamese ,English and Dutch.Any guys are interested in being on vacation with me together in Viet Nam.Be welcome to contact me : [email protected] Greeting. Khale

Hi I’m isaac 28 yr old currently homeless having lost both my parents rest of family have turn there back on me looking for a buddy to travel with I’ve haven’t got much but a good Hart and great company.

I am nearing 60 , but my heart is still of 25 . Passionate about Travel ( Nature) , Sports Music . I have traveled 59 countries so far , partially due to my official requirement and remaining pleasure- trip . I have now enough free time to explore the World with some like minded travelers at economical way . South America , Australia-New Zealand, Japan , Scandinavian Countries are in my bucket list. I am of very flexible and adjusting nature . I am now looking for a like minded travel buddy. Anyone interested ? [email protected]

I would like to add https://travelmate.world to your list as well 🙂 It’s more than just a platform to meet travel buddies. You can also write a free travel blog and ask others for help.

Nice one! It is really nice to watch people going back to good old fashioned hobby – travelling. I love those new travel platforms and apps, allowing people to find ideal companion from a different country so quickly and easily. I do not have many experiences with a “travel buddy” system, but many times I heared about https://tripgiraffe.com/

Another good article for finding travel partners.. Also, Babak I really liked your network you’ve created too! I started my own travel network a while back for finding like-minded travel partners also – http://www.travelchum.net

Great roundup. I’d add another free resource: https://www.tripolette.com/ I started Tripolette to help you find other travelers with similar plans and share trips together. The benefit of this over other forums is the powerful search and discovery, and social aspect. Give me a shout if you like it!

I’ve taken a lot from this post. Firstly – awesome idea about making the facebook group for your itinerary, I always struggle so much remembering who to tell.

BUT, mostly I’ve decided that if you’re ever short of cash, you should contact Colegate and offer to promote them while you travel. They sponsor you to smile next to a famous landmark and boom, you’re rolling in dollar. While giving 60% to your manager in commission for coming up with such a great idea of course.

Oh, I’ll be your Colegate manager by the way.

This looks crazy fun. This is one of the best things in travelling with family and friends. You get to do all things that can give you the fun that you need.

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"It’s really nice to have a platform like GAFFL with lots of travelers wanting to do the same as you, a real beautiful cultural exchange. You can meet people so easily and in a trustful way. We were four girls, from French, German and American backgrounds, without knowing each other from before. We spent an amazing week together, 2000km driving, camping on the way. We saw kangaroos, koalas, penguins and pelicans"

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“I have found GAFFL to be an amazing tool for finding similar minded travel partners to embark on an adventure. Through GAFFL, I had organized a trip to Mexico City last month and Quazi joined the trip from Victoria, BC. We spent 14 days of straight exploring, hiking, eating and drinking. Quite an amazing experience - all thanks to GAFFL!”

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"I accidentally scrolled across GAFFL and I'm so pleased I did. I met Amaia and immediately decided to road-trip together. We're spending 10 days together and it's great because we have so much in common. Couldn't have done it without GAFFL helping us find one another! It has honestly made NZ so much cheaper to explore as I get to split the costs with someone too​"

Were you looking forward to a trip with your friends, only to find out that they had backed out last minute? Wondering how to find a travel companion online? Even if your family and friends' schedules don't match yours, your vacation doesn't have to be ruined because of it. GAFFL can help you to find the perfect travel companion for your next adventure.

The best way to find a travel buddy on GAFFL is to search for your desired destination and browse through thousands of user-generated trips created by solo travelers around the world.

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Every user on GAFFL has a profile where they list their interests. If you and your potential trip mate share some common interests, it’ll make your trip go a lot smoother.

It's also important to have a similar budget in mind. If your travel companion wants to do more activities and eat at expensive restaurants but you can’t afford it, it can lead to an unpleasant trip for the both of you.

When browsing trips on GAFFL, make sure to read through the trip details to learn more about the trip and determine if the activities are something you want to do and can afford.

If you like a trip on GAFFL, simply click 'Connect,' and you'll be able to chat with your travel buddy right away. If you have your own travel plans, you can start your own trip and others can request to connect with you!

Finding the right travel companion online can be difficult for solo travelers. GAFFL, on the other hand, makes it very simple. Use our world-class real-time messaging system to get to know your potential travel partner. Chat with them to see if they'd be a good travel companion for you, and then plan together, meet up with your travel buddy, and start exploring together.

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GAFFL is the best website/app for solo travelers looking for travel companions online because we prioritize our travelers' trust and safety. Our multi-step verification process includes social media, phone number, and a valid government ID, so you can be confident in your potential travel companion. With adventurers from over 190 countries, you can connect, chat, and find the perfect travel buddy to meet up with on GAFFL.

Solo travel is great. But there are some times that I do not recommend someone travel solo and where I personally try my hardest not to travel solo. Some examples of this relate to safety, like hiking a trail that doesn’t have many people walking it each day, or being in certain destinations where I’ve heard from others that it’s difficult as a solo female.

Other examples relate to expenses, like taking a road trip and renting a car. Situations like these are where I think something like GAFFL is a great idea. With GAFFL, you can find a group to go on that hike with or split that car rental with!

We truly believe that the best memories and experiences are the ones that are shared with others. It doesn’t matter if you’ve known someone for an hour or your whole life, when you do something badass together it’s sure to be a time you won’t forget.

Making connections and becoming friends with people all over the world is such a powerful tool to have when traveling. One day maybe you’ll visit your new friend in their homeland. Some of the best trips happen when you have a friend playing tour guide in their country.

GAFFL is a really cool opportunity to enrich your travels with like-minded people who will push you to get out of your comfort zone. No matter what type of personality you have, making new friends on the road is easier than ever.

One of the things that hold people back is that they don’t have a partner or a best friend to travel with and they feel scared and uncertain to travel alone, especially long-term. GAFFL helps with that!

Another thing that holds people back is the perceived cost of travel. While travel doesn’t have to be expensive, it’s always more affordable when you can share the cost of accommodation and groceries with someone else. Again, GAFFL provides a solution for that!

I think GAFFL plays a role by allowing solo travelers to find travel buddies when needed. Though solo travel is a great way to travel, there are some experiences that are better enjoyed with more people (some don’t even allow for solo).

Friends and families are not always available to travel with, and sometimes the interests do not align for travel. Or sometimes you just want to socialize while still being solo most of the time. I think GAFFL helps solve these problems.

I think this is a fabulous idea because the things that can get expensive while solo traveling can usually also be easily split between people. If you aren’t a hostel fan, it would be awesome to have people to split hotels and Airbnb with.

If car rental is the cheapest way to get around a destination, it would be ideal to have others to split the costs with. But most importantly it always makes the experience that much more memorable when you have new friends to share it with.

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The States are huge and it would take forever to list all the beautiful things you can do in this amazing country, but here are our Top 10 things you should see at least once in your life.

Learn more about Native American history in Monument Valley

This Nationalpark is absolutely stunning and the land of the Navajo tribe. You can book tours from the visitor center. A member of the Navajo will take you through the park and tell you more about the history of Tse’Bii’Ndzisgaii.

The Mittens in Monument Valley.

Visit Elvis in Graceland

The Graceland estate once belonged to Elvis and his daughter Lisa Marie Presley turned it into a public museum in the early 80s. The interior looks like Elvis is still alive and is well kept. You can also visit the graves of Elvis and his grandmother on the estate grounds.

View of the Graceland Estate.

Discover Nature in Yosemite Nationalpark

Yosemite is one of the most visited Nationalparks in the US and well worth a visit. You need to plan ahead and get a permit ahead of your visit for a specific day. Enjoy the vistas and enjoy nature to the fullest here. 

Sunset Views in Yosemite Nationalpark.

Drink Coffee in Seattle

Did you know that Starbucks is from Seattle? The people here know coffee and drink more of it than any other US city (even L.A.). So grab a cup in town! If you’re not a coffee fan you might want to wander around the city and feel like you’re part of Shonda Rhimes’ Grey’s Anatomy . 

Coffee Sign at the Public Market Sign in Seattle.

Visit the Grand Canyon by Sunrise or Sunset

Views, views, views! Seeing the Grand Canyon for the first time in your life is something that you will never forget! You can hike here, do pony trekking tours or simply enjoy the views of this massive landmark (which can actually be seen from space).

Sunrise view of the Grand Canyon.

Eat good food and visit museums in New York

This one is a given. New York is famous for good (and crazy) food with new restaurants opening almost every day and new food trends around every corner. A visit to this massive city wouldn’t be complete without visiting the MOMA and the MET.

View of New York City Skyline

Feel like a politician in Washington D.C.

Washington is a must-visit for everyone who’s interested in history, politics, and/or the military. Visit the National Mall and see the Lincoln Memorial, Washington Monument, and the White House. The Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History and the National Gallery of Art are also worth visiting. Secret Tip: Visit the Spy Museum and learn more about the history of Spying.

Cherry Blossoms infront of Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C.

Hit the road and discover Big Sur

This mountainous section of the Central Coast of California will provide you with unique views of the Pacific Ocean, and lead you past redwood forests and beautiful beaches.

Views on Big Sur.

Gamble in Las Vegas

 A city in the middle of nowhere with extraordinary casinos, cheap hotels, and wedding chapels. Get married by Elvis or hit the Roulette table - opportunities are endless here. What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas ;)

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Feel the Blues in New Orleans

New Orleans is famous for its music, Creole cuisine, and unique dialects. Life is just different here. Party through the night and feel a unique vibe. Or just discover the interesting history of Lousiana in one of the many museums.

Colorful Street in New Orleans.

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Urban Light and LACMA in Los Angeles, California

Lamps in Los Angeles

Disney World, Florida

Disney World in Florida

Central Park, New York City

Fall in Central Park

Every Angle of the Brooklyn Bridge, New York City

View of the Brooklyn Brdige leading to Manhattan

Death Valley, California

Salt desert in Death Valley.

Horseshoe Bend, Arizona

A Canyon with the Colorado doing a horsehsoe bend.

Antelope Canyon, Arizona

Unusual rock formation in Antelope Canyon, Arizona.

White Sands National Monument, New Mexico

Perfectly white sand dunes in front of the mountains in New Mexico.

Hollywood Sign, Los Angeles

The back of the Hollywood sign overlooking LA.

Golden Gate Bridge Overlook, California

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Discover one of the most epic road trips in the us - pacific coast highway.

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Duration: 12 days

Stops: 9 including L.A., San Francisco, and Seattle

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Day 1 - San Diego

Start your journey in San Diego. This city in Southern California is known for its beaches, parks, and warm weather. You can visit Balboa Park and the San Diego Zoo , browse through art studios and galleries, or learn more about US military history by visiting the USS Midway Museum .

Palm Trees and fascinating architecture in San Diego, California

Day 2 & 3 - Los Angeles

Drive up to the City of Angels, the center of the US American film industry with all its glitz and glam. While strolling down Sunset Boulevard or driving through Beverly Hills you will definitely feel like a movie star. Visit Santa Monica Pier and have some fun at the amusement park and eat some typical American food at one of the restaurants. For the perfect sunset view, you should head to Griffith Observatory . You'll have the perfect view of the city and learn something about space in a spectacular building.

Other Attractions in L.A. include

  • Hollywood Walk of Fame
  • Rodeo Drive
  • Venice and its Canals

Los Angeles skyline during sunrise

Day 4 - Big Sur

This is part of the road trip where it will feel like the most epic road trip ever, just stop wherever you want and it feels right. Use Google Maps to identify photo spots but definitely stop at these locations:

  • Bixby Creek Bridge is a perfect photo opportunity
  • McWay Falls is a waterfall onto a small beach 
  • Pfeiffer Beach, there’s also a campground there if you’re driving a campervan 
  • Point Lobos State Natural Reserve

Bixby Bridge is a perfect photo opportunity

Day 5 & 6 - San Francisco

On your way up from Big Sur make sure to stop in Monterey. You can visit a really nice aquarium here or go on a sea elephant walk around Monterey Bay.

In San Francisco, a must-see is the Golden Gate Bridge (of course) and Alcatraz , an infamous prison that is now a museum. Other things to do in San Francisco:

  • Visit Lombard Street for typical San Francisco Street Views
  • Ride a Cable Car
  • Visit the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
  • Get a taste of the Redwoods in Muir Woods National Monument

View of a street in San Francisco with view of the harbor and a cable car.

Day 7 - Redwood Nationalpark

Just explore here - these trees are older than mankind and are absolutely beautiful. Wander and drive around to discover beautiful parts of the park.

Kids infront of a giant Redwood tree

Day 8 - Florence, Oregon

Florence is a good spot to take a short break before heading further north. A whale exploded on a beach close to the town and now there's a memorial plaque. Otherwise, there's not much to discover except resorts golfing, and the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area.

Nature and beach close to Florence, Oregon

Day 9 - Cannon Beach

Visit Cannon Beach to see Haystack Rock and spot some sea lions. Close to the small town you will also find Ecola State Park with some nice hikes and beautiful views.

Haystack Rock at Canon Beach, Oregon

Day 10 -Olympic Nationalpark

Visit Hoj Rain Forest - yes there are actually rainforests in North America and discover other beautiful spots and vistas throughout the whole peninsula:

  • Hurricane Ridge
  • Lake Crescent

Misty Mountains in Olympic Nationalpark

Day 11 & 12 - Seattle

Visit the Space Needle and drink some coffee in the original Starbucks at Pike Place Market . Other activities, besides wandering through the town include:

  • Take a ferry to feel the breeze on your face and get a spectacular view of the city
  • Visit Seattle Art Museum and the Discovery Park

View of the Seattle skyline featuring the Space Needle and Mount Rainier.

Best Time to Visit the US

The United States is massive and you can actually find around 5 climate zones, ranging from tropical temperatures around the Gulf of Mexico and snow in July in the Rocky Mountains.

Spring and Fall

Of course, it depends on where you want to go, but generally Spring (End of March until the end of May) and Fall ( End of September until the end of October).

Spring will provide you with warm temperatures and beautiful scenery in almost every Nationalpark.

Fall is perfect for a city trip to New York, Chicago, or, Los Angeles. A must-see in Fall is the so-called Indian Summer, where it's unseasonably warm and the foliage, especially in the New England area, is absolutely stunning.

Indian Summer in New England.

Hidden Gems in the US

Garden of the gods, colorado .

Wonderful views with greenery and rocks, really feeling like paradise. 

Garden of the Gods with beautiful landscapes and rocks.

Kodiak Island, Alaska

The second-largest island in the US with dense forests that is home to the Kodiak Bear and the King Crab 

A tent on the wild coast of Kodiak Island in Alaska

Apostle Islands, Wisconsin 

These little islands scattered around Lake Superior are beautiful year-round. In winter the cliffs are covered in frost giving them a gloomy vibe, in summer the water is nice enough to go for a swim. 

On the left: summertime on the Apostle Islands and on the right: the frosty cliffs of the Islands in winter.

Byodo-In Temple, Hawaii 

This temple is modeled after the temples in Japan and offers wonderful scenery with beautiful koi ponds and trekking opportunities. 

A koi pond with a japanese temple in the background in Hawaii

Mendenhall Glacier, Alaska

You walk inside the ice of this glacier and enjoy the view of the ice that is older than humankind.

View of Mendenhall glacier from the sea with a view of the mountains in the background.

Getting Around the US

The US is the 4th largest country in the world by mass and tackling all that in one go is a big adventure. Here’s how to get around this beautiful country: 

If you want to go somewhere fast take a plane. There are hundreds of airports and thousands of planes all over the country. Almost every state has an international gateway like JFK, Dallas, or Chicago. 

Roadtrips are as American as Apple Pie or Burgers - so get yourself into a car and drive around this massive country. Decide on a route beforehand and book accommodation accordingly. Also, make use of the cheap gas prices outside of big cities and weekly rates when renting a car. 

Train 

Amtrak is famous for its extensive train network, if you have time and money take advantage of this network. It’s worth it because of the views and things you wouldn’t see from a plane or a car.

A van taking a roadtrip through the desert of Nevada.

What does it cost to travel to the US

Traveling around the US can be done on many types of budgets. Depending on yours, you should plan for a daily budget of $75 - $300. 

Budget: $50-150

Mid-Range: $150-300 

High-end: $300+ 

Accommodation  

Budget: $50-100 

Mid-Range: $100 - 200

High-End: Sky’s the limit here, hotels will start a $300 

Transport 

Budget: $200-500 / week for a budget car, that will fit two people and luggage. 

Mid-Range: $500-800/ week for a mid-range car that will fit 4 people and luggage

High-end: $800+ for SUV

Sightseeing & Activities 

Depending on the region and what you want to do: $10-75 per person per day

Budget: $5-10 per person per meal at a fast-food restaurant, food truck, or diner 

Mid-range:  $15-35 per person per meal at a reasonable restaurant or pub 

High-End: $50+ per meal at a nice restaurant

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Must-Try Food in the US

Apple pie .

Apple pie made with apples, spices and crispy dough.

This sweet treat is considered a national institution and you will be able to get it in almost every bakery, dinner, or restaurant. Definitely worth a try, even if you don’t normally like fruit cake and pies. 

Texas Barbecue 

Smoked brisket with a side of toast and beans.

Smoked meats, ribs, and sausages - an absolute classic. Dinners and BBQ joints all around the Southern states are worth a try. 

Macaroni & Cheese

Mac & Cheese in a black skillet.

This is the ultimate comfort food - pasta and cheese made American. Every family has its own recipe and most American restaurants will have some sort of variety of mac & cheese as a side dish. You can try them as a premium version with lobster as well. 

A two-tier burger with lots of cheese.

You saw this one coming - Americans love their burgers. We do recommend stopping at an In&Out to get the real American Cheeseburger feeling. It’s fast food yes, but so worth it. 

Philly Cheesesteak 

Philly Cheesesteak on a cutting board.

Greasy, cheesy, meaty - we’ve got nothing more to add. Just try it.

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Travel Tips for the US

Tipping .

One of the most important things when traveling and eating out after a long day in the car is tipping. Waiters make most of their income via tips. The waiting staff will expect at least a 15% tip, 20% for very good service. Don’t forget to add this to your budget planning. 

Make use of Outlet Malls

Get last season’s designer fashion for far less money in these Outlet Malls. You can find them outside of major cities and discounts can be insanely good. 

Taxes are added at checkout 

For most of us, this will come as a surprise but the price declared on the shelf is not the final price in many states. You will either need to do the math yourself or just be surprised at the counter. 

Alcohol 

The consumption of alcohol is legal after you turn 21. Also, be careful when transporting alcohol in the car. A bottle of wine cannot be anywhere close to the driver or underage people in the car. Best put it in the trunk and do not drink it in public. 

Carrying a gun in public is legal in most states. Be prepared to see people openly carrying a shotgun in rural areas or even a pistol on the belt in Las Vegas. Also do not enter private property if you have no business being there (especially in rural areas).

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