How to Make Friends During Your Trip

One of the biggest fears of people who want to embark on a solo trip is being alone. They think meeting new people will be a struggle, and if they can’t find a partner to travel with, they just cancel or postpone their adventure. The truth is that with a little bit of planning and initiative, it’s actually harder to be alone than you think. The travel community is extremely welcoming and one doesn’t need to try hard to be part of it.

Find out about the different ways to make friends on your trip.

Stay in Hostel Dorms

Staying in a hostel is by far the easiest way to meet people. When you take into consideration that there are dorms with over 20 beds, it’s nearly impossible to be left alone, especially if the hostel is completely full.

Even if you’re traveling as a couple and choose a private room, you’ll still benefit from the atmosphere. Actually, there are many couples who choose to stay in dorms because it’s cheaper, and in the end realize it was a better option as they manage to make many new friends.

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Go on Group Tours

Although many backpackers think group tours are the opposite of independent travel, it can be great for those traveling on their own. Sometimes even a free walking tour, which is commonplace in many European capitals, can gather dozens of people who invariably get to know each other.

It’s not uncommon for these newly met friends to plan to meet again on the following day, or have a couple of drinks later on. As soon you start talking to the other people you might find common interests or, in some odd cases, that you have mutual friends or went to same high school.

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