5 Ways To Meet New Friends When Traveling Alone

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Traveling alone has many advantages.

It’s a great opportunity to be alone with your thoughts and get out of your comfort zone.

But if you worry about not meeting anyone new on a vacation, here are some pieces of advice to find friends.

From hostels to meet-up apps, what are the ways to go alone on a vacation not to be lonely?

1. Stay in Hostels

Accommodation in hostels is a profitable option for those traveling alone.

As a rule, hostels are close to the center and attractions.

A special atmosphere is especially attractive to the party guys.

If you have communication with other people and new acquaintances as a priority, then the hostel is for you.

Solo rooms are still available if you want some private space.

When booking a hostel, you need to carefully read the reviews and choose a suitable one for you.

Hostel beds

2. Couchsurf

If you are very sociable, like to learn a new culture, communicating with locals and you have something to share (stories, recipes, good mood, etc.), then go couchsurfing.

Couchsurfing works on a voluntary basis.

All around the world, many people are ready to host travelers and go on a journey waiting for reciprocity.

What’s more, couchsurfing is completely free.

Boy and two girls with laptops

3. Take a Group Tour

Travel agencies around the world following a new trend by offering exciting tours to different corners of the globe especially for those who are used to relax without companions.

The advantage of group travel is having a company.

It is no secret that many people going on vacation are trying to find companions in order not to be bored alone in a foreign country.

By joining the group, you get a ready-made solution to this problem, as well as the opportunity to find new friends.

In addition, group travel allows you to save more.

Group tour

4. Use Meet-Up Apps

One of the best ways not to feel alone during the trip is to use meet-up apps to find new friends in your area.

One of the advantages is that you can get acquainted with a person online – without feeling embarrassed and awkward.

Try apps like Backpackr or Travello to find like-minded people.

Also, they can share some good recommendations on how to spend your time in the area.

Besides, those looking for more than a friend, the apps like Tinder, Bumble or Badoo may be useful.

But don’t forget about simple safety rules while going on a date with a stranger tell someone where you are going and who accompanies you.

Young men smiling at smartphone

5. Take a Class

Use Google search to find some interesting classes – from learning Chinese to cooking traditional dishes and dancing.

There is a big probability that you’ll find a person with the same interests there.

So, you won’t be lonely traveling to a new place.

Just don’t forget the rule of telling someone before you go.

Teacher in Cambodia

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