33yrs old & deciding to go for it - any like minded travel buddies from July 2017 onwards?!

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33yrs old & deciding to go for it - any like minded travel buddies from July 2017 onwards?!

Avatar for Kirstoxoxo

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Joined 2016-05-02

I’m 33 and I regret not doing a gap year in my 20’s so there is no way I want to regret not doing one in my 30’s!  Age is only a number anyway right?

Would be great to share such a huge adventure with someone like minded?  Up for traveling around the world and just seeing what beauty this planet has to offer smile

Ideally looking to head off from July 2017. 

If anyone is in the same boat, get in touch grin

Avatar for Emma_Mac

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Joined 2016-02-28

Hi! I’m in a similar boat, turned 30 last year and realised I was never going to be happy unless I got a bit of travelling out of my system. Where are you thinking of going? I am doing south America, I will be in Columbia in July and then planning Equador, Peru, Chile, Argentina and Brazil. Around December,  I plan to head to Australia. Let me know if any of that fits in with you and we can meet up.
Best of luck with your travels!

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Joined 2011-07-09


I already did a 4 month trip at the end of 2014 to Thailand, OZ and NZ… I was 34… best thing I ever did.

I am starting to get itchy feet again and I am planning another trip in 2017 for 3-6 months or more depending on funds.

I am looking to go back to SEA and see more but would also like to go back to OZ and NZ… Im looking in to South America too.

It would be great to speak or meet people in the same boat.

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Joined 2016-08-30

Hello, First of i want to say that i will post this message on many threads so sorry if it is not exactly 100% accurate but i wanted to reach as many relevant people as possible.

So I have started my journey early June and i have been backpack traveling since. I try and limit myself to only walking and hitch hiking but i am open minded. Currently i am traveling through Europe and the rough plan is that i will do so for another 2 years and that i will visit all of the countries on the main land. After that i will move towards Turkey, Israel, Egypt before going to Asia but that is distant future.

I sleep in a tent and i have one place spare in it. Anyone is free to join me at any time and leave at any time as well. I have only one requirement that the person has to be open minded in spirituality because pranic dieting and healing people as well as teaching about spirituality is a thing i do everyday.

I can adjust my speed of traveling according to peoples needs if someone wants to travel faster or slower. My plans are set for me but they are as flexible as water wink

Right now I am in Poland and will slowly move to another country in between November and January. If anyone is interested in meeting with me or traveling with me please write to me on this post https://www.gapyear.com/boards/viewthread/185212
and check out my profile where you can get links to my Facebook page and YouTube channel.

I hope you will have a wonderful day and sorry if you think that this is a spam.

Ps. This post will be relevant until mid 2018

Avatar for idahe89

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Joined 2017-03-04

Hi guys!
I am also looking for a travel partner who ideally is not 18smile
How are your travel plans going? I am planning a journey for 6 months- starting in june/july in South America for 2-3 months, and then heading over to South East Asia (Vietnam, Laos, Phillipnes and Thailand)
Please reply if this sounds interesting smile

Ida, 27


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Joined 2017-05-01


I’m nick from the UK. I am also beginning to regret not travelling sooner.  I just turned 27 and have decided it’s time to get and see the world. Totally bored of my day job. usual thing tho, cannot get any of my mates to drop everything and Come travelling so here I am. I would really like a companion/s to share an adventure with. I’m open to going anywhere and experiencing new cultures. My plan is to leave the 1st of November and be gone for at least 6 months. Would be great to plan a trip with others . If your interested please get in touch. All the best Nick.


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Joined 2017-05-07

Hi I’m 25 and heading off to Australia to work and travel mid august 2017, (seen cheap flights from London Heathrow!) going solo and would love to share the experience with someone like minded! I’m planning to work out there and travel around

Avatar for Emma86

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Joined 2017-03-18


I’m in exactly the same position. 30 now but don’t feel a day over 25! Regret not travelling in my 20’s and like you, don’t want to regret it again this decade!
What date are you planning to off and for how long?

I’m keen to visit Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, the Philippines, Borneo and possibly Oz. Where’s on your list?

Emma x

Avatar for Ronny19

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Joined 2007-07-10

Hey all. I’M 29 This won’t be my first trip. Looking at going Aug / Sept 3 months and then onto Australia for my Second WHV. Anyone want to let me tag along let me know what plans you have.



Avatar for TomPids

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Joined 2017-05-23

Hi, I’m 28 and taking the plunge next month hopefully to Colombia and heading South then onto NZL later in the year for their summer and work for a year.

Any like minded, give me a shout



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Joined 2017-07-04

Hi everyone,

I’m leaving for Sydney next month and I am looking for some people to hang out with/travel with. I’m 26 so would be great to meet some people around my own age.

I’ve been back in the UK for six months and I’m already packing up again!

Get in touch if you will be around smile