One of the most exciting benefits of retirement is finally having ample time to travel. But what if none of your loved ones are able to join you on your adventure? Luckily in today’s interconnected world, there’s a wonderful new option: finding travel companions online.
My coworker’s father has recently retired, presenting his long-awaited opportunity to travel throughout Asia. However, he always expected his daughter to accompany him on this expedition. She would love to join him, but has recently earned her college degree and is now in a pivotal stage of her career. Her availability simply didn’t match up with his. And so, he has put his travel plans on the back burner, and it doesn’t look like he’ll be heading to Asia any time soon.
While he may not be able to enjoy the trip exactly as envisioned, there is still hope for a truly great experience. Today, millions of people are connecting over the Internet and enjoying world travel together. You can find the perfect companion or group, with the same travel goals, same budget, and same desire to see the world.
Here are some resources to help you find the perfect travel group or companion for your next expedition:
- Small group (16 people or less) exotic adventures for people age 50+
- Social networking website focused on connecting travelers
- Find a travel buddy, and exchange travel advice, hints and tips
- World’s largest network of local groups
- Resource for finding travel companions within the US
- Meet travelers’ worldwide, share experiences
Have you ever found a travel companion online? How was that experience? How is the search going for your next trip? Any advice for others in the community? Let us know all about your trips!