How to Make Friends While Traveling

by | Jun 11, 2021 | Uncategorized

Excited to start your first adventure but don’t quite know who to go with? Here’s how to make the best of it… 

So, you’ve always wanted to travel but putting yourself out there might seem kind of scary. However, some of the best relationships you build are always made on the road, because there’s just no better friend than one you’ve traveled with. You get to share memories and maybe crazy or weird experiences with them that you can always look back together on! So, put your brave pants on and say hello to a stranger. JoinMyTrip is here to help you out. 😉



Tip 1: Find like-minded TravelMates

One of the most important things you want to keep in mind while making new friends on the road is that they’re in the same boat as you! Now, that doesn’t mean that you should only travel with people who are exactly like you (plus, none of us are the same), but that you should probably think about what kinds of things you want from a trip. If you’re a beach bum and you go on a trip with avid hikers, you may not have the best time… that’s all we’re sayin’. With JoinMyTrip, you can search for activities or countries you are interested in and that way be guided to a trip with friends who share your interests!




Two friends sitting by a lake

Find your people on your adventures!

Tip 2: Stay somewhere where you can meet others

The second best thing to do is to stay someplace that supports your friend-making efforts. If you’ve booked a trip with JoinMyTrip, you’ll have no problems, because your friends are already around you. However, if you do decide to go on a solo trip, consider staying at a hostel. Hostels are often great places to make new friends. Through hostels you often also have the opportunity to join free walking tours (especially in cities), during which you can meet friends from all over the world as well. Spend some time hanging out in the main area of the hostel and chances are someone will approach you… or that you’ll want to approach someone!

Tip 3: Take a tour

Taking a tour of some sorts is one of the best ways to meet your perfect TravelMates. That’s because you choose the type of tour you go on based on your interests, so everyone on the tour will surely have some kind of interest for the same activity. Plus, if you’re traveling in a group, you can do it all together and meet even more people when you set out on your excursion. Do you love animals? Then visit the Elephant Nature Park in Chiang Mai. Here’s tips on how you can support animal tourism sustainably! More of the history type? Discover the ancient site of Machu Picchu! All about that Zen life? Take a yoga class in Bali! The world is wide, all you have to do is to choose where to go. We have some useful Travel Guides to help you plan your next trip- you can be sure to discover a destination to suit your tastes!



People on a boat tour in Asia

Take a tour!

Tip 4: Go CoWorking 

If you’re looking for a ‘less intense’ way to approach the whole ‘making friends on the road’ thing, you might want to consider CoWorking. This way, you’re still connected to your work and your personal day-to-day biz, but can spend the evening hanging out with some fun people from around the world. Plus, CoWorking gives space for you to connect with other like-minded professionals, so that you can share ideas with each other and learn all kinds of new things! Here’s how to start planning your CoWorking trip! 😍



Tip 5: Get out there!

It always requires a bit of bravery to jump into the unknown. But, it all starts with you! Are you ready to take the first step? Once you’ve reached your destination, also don’t be afraid to get out in the city (or wherever you’re staying), visiting local bars or checking out local events that you can be a part of. Or, find your perfect TravelMates already and start your adventure with your new-found friends right off the bat. As Paulo Coelho says, “Be brave. Take risks. Nothing can substitute experience.” It’s your time to shine! ☀️

Or… maybe it’ll be you that’s looking for TravelMates! Start creating a trip that looks like you and find your TravelMates with JoinMyTrip! We have the Ultimate TripLeader Guide to help you get started. 




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