Travel is a wonderful experience, no matter who you are or what your background is. People of all ages can enrich themselves with travelling. When you’re young, most of your travelling will be with family. However, as an adult, traveling with other people can really add to the experience. Here are four simple ways of finding a travelling buddy to accompany you on your next trip.
Find Online Communities
Online forums are a great place to meet people who have similar interests to you. With the rise of social media, the humble old message board doesn’t have quite the same allure that it once had. However, if you want to meet new people, rather than just sharing things with people you already know so you can view as many adverts as possible, message boards are way better than social media ever will be.
This is going to be easier to do if you already know what you will be doing while travelling. If you are just planning to travel and wing it, think about which communities you can meet likeminded people in. What is the most important shared interest or hobby that you want to have with your travelling companion? Base your search around people who share those interests.
Put Flyers Up at Local Clubs
You might have a local travelling club, although it is unlikely. It is more likely that you have rock climbing gyms, sailing clubs, or other clubs that revolve around specific activities that are often associated with travelling. These are great places to meet likeminded people and find someone who you would love to have accompanying you on your travels.
If you are planning on a rock climbing or mountaineering holiday, as an example, finding someone to go with you is important for your own safety. You can climb rocks and mountains on your own, but it is a recipe for disaster. Some of the best rock climbers in history have fallen prey to their own complacency and died as a result.
If the place where you do your activities has a noticeboard, you might want to consider putting some flyers up around the place. These flyer templates for Adobe Spark make it easy to produce eye-catching flyers that will draw the eye. The benefit of doing things this way is that you can easily meet any potential travelling partners in person first.
Put the Call Out on Social Media
If you have an active social media profile and hundreds of friends, putting the call out on social media could help you to match up with someone who you otherwise wouldn’t have thought of. You can also look outside your social media friends and find groups that are dedicated to travelling, or what you plan to do while travelling.
Meet People While Traveling
Finally, if you are looking for someone to accompany you on the trip after this one, keep your eyes and ears open throughout your adventure for anyone who might fit the bill. One of the best parts about travelling is meeting new people, people who you would otherwise never come across.
Make sure that you vet anybody that you are travelling with for the first time and that you let people know where you are going and who with. Travelling is much more fun when there are other people involved – the tricky bit is finding the right person.