Sometimes, a holiday can be a wonderful chance to escape alone with your own thoughts, dreams and desires. Other times, there’s nothing better than sharing your experiences with a friend or new acquaintance.
If you’re fed up with travelling solo and you’d like to meet other like minded people, check out some great online resources for finding travelling companions. Get ready to start your next holiday adventure with a new friend in tow.
Finding someone to share your travels with
Lonely is the last way you want to feel on your holiday, and luckily there are plenty of ways to make sure that you don’t have to. Delve into a few great websites that are dedicated to helping you get in touch with the perfect travelling companion and look forward to your next trip.
Sign up to My Travel Companions – also known as myTC – and you’ll have the chance to meet hundreds of people over 50 who’re keen to find a travelling companion. The site caters to intrepid travellers from all over the world and makes it very easy for you to search potential companions. There are also some handy holiday resources and a forum that’s perfect if you have any questions about the process or the way things work.
You can also sign up to social networking sites such as Travel Buddies, although you’ll find a much higher proportion of young travellers looking for friends there. Another resource that’s worth a look is Lonely Planet’s Thorn Tree Forum, where you’ll find a wide variety of different individuals posting their holiday plans and looking to see if anyone would like to join them.
A travelling companion can be a wonderful thing but if you’d also love the chance to meet someone who’d like a little more than simple friendship, Silverfriends could help you find your perfect match. Simply fill in a profile for yourself – don’t forget to mention how much you enjoy travelling – and start searching through the many potential new friends and companions already on the site.
Making the most of your holidays
There are some types of holidays that are also particularly good for offering you opportunities to meet new people – perfect if you’re not able to find a suitable companion before you go. Have a look at package holidays designed to give guests time to mingle and make new friends or consider booking a cruise. With shared dining, workshops and classes, nightly entertainment and frequent excursions, cruises are great for encouraging conversations and new friendships. See if there are any suitable cruise deals available right now.
Before you set out on your holiday, you’ll also want to make sure you have the best possible over 50s travel insurance in place. Have a look at our guide to finding the right travel insurance and be sure you’re covered no matter where your travels take you.
Enjoy holidays you’ll never forget – find a new friend to share them with you.