Finding Travel Buddies Online

When you can’t convince your friends to rally for a trip…

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Some people enjoy travelling as couples, some like to organize a group of friends once a year for a big vacation, some like to travel alone, and some simply enjoy the company of another person on the road, but don’t personally know anyone to rally.

Finding strangers on the internet may seem a bit dangerous, but there is a bit of a process you can go through to ease your worries before heading across the world with a complete stranger. There are plenty of traveler “match-making” sites to connect between people of similar interests and similar destination goals. You can filter through age, gender and other criteria as a start for choosing your preferences. The next step – have a chat with the person! You can’t really be sure you connect with a person before you speak to them on the phone at the very least, and a video Skype call is truly recommended if you want to make sure the person’s identity is not fake. Furthermore, with today’s world of zero privacy, a survey of a Facebook profile can tell a lot about the person and put you more at ease. At the end of the day, you should always be careful when meeting people you don’t know – and always do so in public. When travelling with a person, make sure to let some people know who you will be travelling with and where. The last step is… go have fun! Meet new friends and see amazing places – all thanks to today’s amazing social networking platforms.

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