Find a Travel Mate

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Find a Travel Buddy

Although there's nothing wrong with travelling alone, many experiences are better shared. The only problem is that it's not always easy to convince your friends to pack up and wander the world. More fool them! is the ideal place to find some likeminded travellers to share your adventure.

We always have community members preparing to head off on their journey of a lifetime, or who are already on the road as you read this. They're always looking for people to join them. was created not only to give you the best travel advice possible, but also to help you make friends. Bloody good friends. And there's no better way to make friends than travelling with them. Having no one to go with need no longer stop you from seeing the world.

How can we help?

If you're looking for a travel companion, head on over to the dedicated Travel Mates section of our message boards.

The best approach is to have a good look around first to see if someone else is planning a journey similar to yours and is looking for accompaniment. Reply to their thread, and from there you can get talking and planning.

If you can't see anything that matches your itinerary, create a new thread that lets people know what your travel plans are. The more detail, the better, as it helps people know if they'll be able to join you. It only takes one person to be inspired by your proposed journey!

Travel mate advice

Here's a selection of articles packed with advice about meeting travel mates and making friends on the road.

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