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Find a cool travel buddy and share your experiences and costs! It is the moments of goosebumps with other people on journeys that change us positively. Believe us, traveling with a travel buddy is even more fun and you will return from your adventure with new friends.
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Our top tips to help you find the right travel buddy
Are you looking for a travel buddy to go on vacation together? Then use our travel buddy search and find suitable companions. After all, it is the goosebumps and encounters with other people while traveling that change us in a positive way. On JoinMyTrip you can connect with a like-minded travel buddy. Share your experiences, experiences, and the costs! With travel buddy, your vacation is even more fun and you return from your adventure with new friends. No matter whether you are traveling with your Australian travel buddy or discovering the Camino de Santiago with a hiking partner - your trip will be unforgettable.
Many roads lead to Rome - and to Venice, Paris, London … and all over the world! These paths can be arduous if you have to tackle them on your own - with travel buddy these are much easier. There are countless ways to find the perfect travel buddy and it is understandable that you can quickly become overwhelmed and frustrated.
Are you sad that all your friends do not have the time or inclination to take part in your adventure? Backpacking is not for your parents? Do not worry! There are a lot of people out there who have searched just like their travel buddy and are just waiting for someone like you to get in touch. Because your adventures and your travels are in your hands! No matter whether you are looking for a Camino de Santiago travel buddy or work and travel buddy - you can apply the following tips to every search.
5 reasons why you should travel in a group
Traveling in a group will not only make you feel safe, but it will also show the outside world that you are not traveling alone. This will greatly minimize possible dangers! Of course, we're not only referring to pickpocketing or rip-offs, but also to diseases. What if you get food poisoning? Your group will help you and will always be there for you!
2. Collect experiences together
The best thing about a trip is the opportunity to gather new experiences and impressions and to be able to remember them forever. This feeling gets even better when you can share it with like-minded travelers! Just think of how much fun you and your Thailand travel buddy jump down a waterfall - this memory will last for a lifetime. And the nice thing is that you will always associate this memory with cool people who have also become friends.
3. Get to know new perspectives and life
Do you sometimes feel like you have stopped and you don't know how to break out? Your travel buddy can help! The more you exchange ideas with other people, the more perspectives you get to know and understand how others approach problems and find solutions. You can use this wonderfully! Dare to try new things that you have never done before and become more confident.
4. Photo buddy
You finally have the opportunity to take a real photo in front of Angkor Wat, without a selfie stick and razor-sharp, because your Cambodia travel buddy is there for you! Or you can take the pictures together that you can show your children years later and say: "That was the coolest tour group I have ever been with!" Because it doesn't have to be just one adventure, you can meet again and again, no matter where you're from!
5. Share costs
One of the best reasons to travel in a group is definitely that you can share costs. You always wanted to go to Hawaii, but the islands have been way too expensive for you! Your USA travel buddy will help you. Together you can take advantage of group discounts and book group accommodation, which is divided into much cheaper than single or double rooms. At JoinMyTrip you as a trip leader can indicate the prices per person, in which the costs for the accommodation and transport on site are indicated so that your future TripMates know what to pay. For this planning effort, you even get money in the form of the TripLeader fee!
5 aspects to look out for when looking for a travel buddy
1. Type of trip
It is important for you to know personally the type of travel you want to make. Because of course the selection of your travel buddy is based on this. Do you want to find an expedition travel buddy or road trip travel buddy? And which country or regions are you going to? Do you want to go to Australia and Malaysia? You have to be clear about all of these aspects before looking for a travel buddy.
This aspect is also indicative of what your journey will be like. Because of course, it makes a difference whether you have a high budget or rather want to save. Depending on what your type of travel is like, you should consider whether it fits your budget. Because a road trip, for example, can be very expensive, it depends on the length of the trip, the location, and the number of travelers. When there are five of you, you can easily split the costs and you have more budget for other aspects of the trip.
One of the most important questions that you and your travel partners have to ask - how do we sleep? Do we book hotels, hostels, apartments or do we sleep in the open air? Do we sleep in single rooms or dormitories? These questions are not only important because of the budget, but they also show you how your travel companions are made up. While you love to sleep in the same room with 20 other people, is the person opposite you single type? In this case, you can either find a solution together or you have to search for a travel buddy again. Because the trip is the best time of the year for everyone involved and it is not worth making compromises that you are not happy with.
4. Planning the activities
What are you going to do on-site? Are you real party animals or do you love quiet evenings with a good cocktail? Listen deeply, because it is not only important for you to know what kind of person you are, but also for your search for travel buddies. There is nothing more exhausting than discussing how to spend the days with activities. However, this does not mean that you don't want to do something on your own that your vacation buddy doesn't feel like doing. Just be clear about what you want to experience and what your potential travel buddy expects.
5. Expectations for the trip
What are your general expectations for the trip? This is a question you should ask yourself. You should know whether the trip is for relaxation or whether you want to come home really exhausted. There are so many reasons people travel and you should be clear about why you want to travel. Once you have the answer to this question, you can compare the answer with your travel partner. Of course, it is perfect if your travel buddy is looking for exactly the same answer.
3 platforms on which you can find a travel buddy
Facebook is one of the most successful social media outlets. In recent years, the topic of "Facebook groups" has become more and more important, especially for the exchange of topic-related opinions and tips. You will also find many Facebook groups that revolve around the topic of travel and travel buddy wanted. Regardless of whether you want to find a world tour travel buddy or a motorcycle travel buddy - there is definitely a group for that.
Of course, here too it is difficult to find suitable people with whom the journey becomes an adventure. We, therefore, recommend that you make your request as detailed as possible. Describes therefore exactly:
- Who are you?
- Where do I want to go
- How long do I want to travel?
- What kind of travel buddy are you looking for?
It's best to add a photo of your travel destination because a photo is worth 1000 words.
If you are unsure which group to join, we can recommend JoinMyTrip's own Facebook group. Many travel buddies have already looked for and found each other there.
JoinMyTrip offers you the optimal solution to find a new travel buddy. Because the platform helps you in two different ways.
Do you have the perfect trip in mind and know exactly what you want to do? Perfect! Post your trip with us as a trip online and show the community what you're up to. Uploading a trip is very easy and if you have any questions, our customer service is available 24/7. When you're ready and want to upload a trip, you're a so-called trip leader. As soon as your trip is online, we will share it on all of our social channels so that our entire community can find out about it and find a cool travel buddy who wants to share the adventure with you as quickly as possible!
It is of course not a problem if you are rather lazy in planning and just wants to travel without much effort. Because in this case, you can simply be the travel buddies who register for trips that have already been created! As a TripMates you have absolutely no planning effort because the TripLeader takes care of everything for you. Of course, it is important for them to know that you will really come with them on the trip, so only register if you are absolutely sure that you will come with them. Here you will find a variety of cool trips for 2020 or 2021, depending on how the current crisis develops.
3. Travel Events
Travel events or networking events are particularly useful if you want to come into direct contact with like-minded people. These events are often held in larger cities and the number is increasing every month. There are events that are limited to special types of travel. Events could also be interesting for you, at which certain people tell about their last trips and highlight this with pictures. It is important to mention with this variant that you should of course be communicative to a certain extent and are also open to telling your stories in front of several people. Do you have a really crazy story that happened to you with your New Zealand travel buddy? Always out with it. The evenings will just fly by and you will have made many new contacts and hopefully found a new travel buddy.
JoinMyTrip also organizes such events. As soon as the crisis surrounding the coronavirus has subsided, it will continue again and you can easily register here.
When you've found each other, talk! Get to know each other and see if the above criteria are suitable for all of you. At JoinMyTrip you can write in Messenger. Rest assured that you are all committed to making the journey - you all want an unforgettable adventure! The JoinMyTrip community offers you the opportunity to find exactly these travel buddies.
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