Believe it or not, finding travel companions is much easier than it sounds. There are plenty of people like your self who want to travel but really don’t want to travel alone. Here are some of the best ways on how to find travel companions.
Post ads on travel forums
There are plenty of travel forums on the internet where members discuss the places they have been to and their travel experiences. These forums are the best places to find travel companions. If you’re looking for travel friends, then simply post an ad saying that you’re searching for people who would want to travel.
However, keep in mind that you will need to be specific about mentioning your destinations. You want to find someone or even a group of people who are interested in traveling to the same place you want to go to. Also, try to be as specific as possible on the date you want you travel. You don’t have to mention the exact day. Mentioning the month you intend to travel will be fine and later on you can work out the itinerary with the people you find who can travel with you.
Talk to your friends
The best way to travel is to do so with a group of friends. Your friends may not have traveling plans just yet, but if you talk to them about your plans on traveling, some of them may want to join you. Some of your friends may not be too convinced about traveling, but don’t let this stop you from doing so. If none of your friends are willing to travel, you can always find someone who would be willing to go with you.
Search in dating sites
Another good way to find a travel companions is to search dating sites. While not everybody on a dating site will be keen on traveling, everybody there will certainly be keen on meeting new people and finding a date. You don’t have to bring up the topic of traveling early on, but since this is your objective, make sure that you mention your plans when you try to get to know the other person.
Join travel tours
If none of your friends are willing to join you and you can’t find someone to go with on a travel forum or a dating site, then your only option would be to join a travel tour. Travel agencies normally offer tour packages to quite a number of destinations. These packages include airfare and accommodations. They will also include travel tours around the cities offered.
If you join a travel tour there is also a good chance of meeting someone on that same tour who can be your friend. Some tours are specially designed for single travelers and this is a great way to find travel friends.