Finding Travel Buddies

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    Sep 29, 2015 2:22 AM GMT
    Any suggestions on finding travel buddies? I work in the hotel industry, so have some amazing travel discounts, but don't have any friends that can/want to travel with me, so I haven't taken advantage of the perks.
  • bro4bro

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    Sep 29, 2015 3:17 AM GMT
    It's always a problem. Best advice I can give you is just go travel; you'll make new buddies when you get there. Can't waste your life waiting for your friends to get their acts together.
  • Bunjamon

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    Sep 29, 2015 3:19 AM GMT
    bro4bro saidIt's always a problem. Best advice I can give you is just go travel; you'll make new buddies when you get there. Can't waste your life waiting for your friends to get their acts together.


    I concur. I've never understood people's reluctance to do things by themselves, from traveling to going to the movies to dining out. Are people afraid of how they'll be perceived by others? All three are really a ton of fun, particularly traveling, since you can do exactly what you want to do, rest when you want, eat when you want, all that. And if you look in the right places, you'll make friends along the way.
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    Sep 29, 2015 3:37 AM GMT
    Would said travel buddies get to share in the discounts? I have a six month gig coming up. It will finish in April/May and then I'm taking off to go around the world.
  • SilverRRCloud

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    Sep 30, 2015 4:57 AM GMT
    Traveling with a buddy has its perks, too.

    First off, some of the expenditure gets halved. This is more important to some dudes than the others, but there is no harm in splitting a cab ride, is there?

    Second off, going out on your own is fine. Having a buddy on your side in a new, possibly unknown environment is adding a layer of comfort and safety, too.

    Nope, finding a travel buddy ain't that easy. It takes some footwork. A good point would be to come up with a travel plan, show some flexibility, and advertise on your usual gay sites to see if there are any takers.

    If you point out that you'd be splitting some of your travel perks, that you are flexible, etc., the chances are that a few guys out there may show some interest.

    SC
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    Sep 30, 2015 5:37 AM GMT
    In one of his books, Douglas Coupland defines "Europals" as friends that you meet while traveling. For a day, or a week, or maybe for just a train ride, they are your best buddies. Your friendship is cemented through the Doctrine of Mutually Assured Disposability. In the morning, they go to Paris. You will head toward Prague. Tomorrow, you will find new Europals.