Travel Buddies

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    Aug 19, 2016 8:54 PM GMT
    Where did you guys find travel buddies? Looking to travel more, but I don't know anyone that can go and not a fan of going alone.
  • leanandclean

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    Aug 19, 2016 9:43 PM GMT
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  • bro4bro

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    Aug 19, 2016 11:24 PM GMT
    As you get older it's more and more difficult to find people who have the time, money, and desire to travel. A good travel buddy can make an average trip special, but don't sit at home just because you don't have anyone to go with. I started traveling on my own when I realized I was having more fun with people I met on the trip than the people I was traveling with.

    There are places to go that are very easy to handle on your own - Australia, New Zealand, and much of Europe come to mind. If you stay in a backpacker hotel (many have cheap private rooms in addition to the dorms) you'll have an endless supply of young, energetic people to explore the world and have fun with, and the backpacker crowd tends to be very gay-friendly.

    Don't just sit there, man - pack your bags and get going!!!

    Writing from Rio, by the way., where I was ghosted by a guy who I spent two months coordinating this trip with - and I don't miss him a bit!
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    Aug 20, 2016 12:17 AM GMT
    bro4bro saidAs you get older it's more and more difficult to find people who have the time, money, and desire to travel. A good travel buddy can make an average trip special, but don't sit at home just because you don't have anyone to go with. I started traveling on my own when I realized I was having more fun with people I met on the trip than the people I was traveling with.

    There are places to go that are very easy to handle on your own - Australia, New Zealand, and much of Europe come to mind. If you stay in a backpacker hotel (many have cheap private rooms in addition to the dorms) you'll have an endless supply of young, energetic people to explore the world and have fun with, and the backpacker crowd tends to be very gay-friendly.

    Don't just sit there, man - pack your bags and get going!!!

    Writing from Rio, by the way., where I was ghosted by a guy who I spent two months coordinating this trip with - and I don't miss him a bit!


    and I don't miss him a bit!

    That bad?

    I like traveling alone.

    More fun and less drama.....especially with family
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    Aug 20, 2016 1:14 AM GMT
    bro4bro saidAs you get older it's more and more difficult to find people who have the time, money, and desire to travel. A good travel buddy can make an average trip special, but don't sit at home just because you don't have anyone to go with. I started traveling on my own when I realized I was having more fun with people I met on the trip than the people I was traveling with.

    There are places to go that are very easy to handle on your own - Australia, New Zealand, and much of Europe come to mind. If you stay in a backpacker hotel (many have cheap private rooms in addition to the dorms) you'll have an endless supply of young, energetic people to explore the world and have fun with, and the backpacker crowd tends to be very gay-friendly.

    Don't just sit there, man - pack your bags and get going!!!

    Writing from Rio, by the way., where I was ghosted by a guy who I spent two months coordinating this trip with - and I don't miss him a bit!
    Yeah, guess I'll have to. I work for a luxury hotel company, so i get cheap hotels all over the world. icon_smile.gif Been wanting to take advantage. If only airfare weren't a fortune. Time to work for an airline!
  • orome

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    Aug 20, 2016 11:16 AM GMT
    Fiyero27 said
    bro4bro saidAs you get older it's more and more difficult to find people who have the time, money, and desire to travel. A good travel buddy can make an average trip special, but don't sit at home just because you don't have anyone to go with. I started traveling on my own when I realized I was having more fun with people I met on the trip than the people I was traveling with.

    There are places to go that are very easy to handle on your own - Australia, New Zealand, and much of Europe come to mind. If you stay in a backpacker hotel (many have cheap private rooms in addition to the dorms) you'll have an endless supply of young, energetic people to explore the world and have fun with, and the backpacker crowd tends to be very gay-friendly.

    Don't just sit there, man - pack your bags and get going!!!

    Writing from Rio, by the way., where I was ghosted by a guy who I spent two months coordinating this trip with - and I don't miss him a bit!
    Yeah, guess I'll have to. I work for a luxury hotel company, so i get cheap hotels all over the world. icon_smile.gif Been wanting to take advantage. If only airfare weren't a fortune. Time to work for an airline!


    If you're looking for cheap flights, Google flights is epic for almost everything.
  • bro4bro

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    Aug 20, 2016 12:33 PM GMT
    2BFree said
    bro4bro said
    Writing from Rio, by the way., where I was ghosted by a guy who I spent two months coordinating this trip with - and I don't miss him a bit!


    and I don't miss him a bit!

    That bad?



    Yep that bad.

    I'd met the guy at the LA Pride parade in June, where we both marched with the group that's bidding on the 2024 Olympics for LA. We'd each already made plans to go to Rio. After coordinating our trips for weeks, he was very difficult to connect with once we arrived (separate flights and accommodations).

    Finally we met up and went to dinner. He obsessed over the menu to a ridiculous extent, even looked up a risotto-like side dish online while we sat at the table and asked the waiter (who didn'speak much English and didn't understand what was going on) to change the recipe! Among the things he refused to eat were mushrooms, bananas, meat that wasn't cooked to his exact specifications, any kind of seafood... his blanket excuse was "I'm picky", as if that makes everything ok. Seriously, thete's nothing more aggravating than traveling overseas with a food wimp.

    After that fiasco we went to a nearby dance club. There were about twenty people in line ahead of us. An hour later there were still about twenty people in line ahead of us. I got fed up and decided to leave but he wanted to stay because "we've already waited this long", so I left him in the care of the two American guys in line ahead of us and went home.

    The next day he would not respond to my texts, first asking how the club was and then asking if he was ok. That was a week and a half ago.

    I found new friends to hang out with. As I said, I don't miss him a bit.

    There are a lot worse things than traveling alone.
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    Aug 20, 2016 8:19 PM GMT
    bro4bro, you are always having an adventure making best out of a horrible situation!
  • bro4bro

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    Aug 21, 2016 3:58 AM GMT
    I have lots of practice ;-)
  • roadbikeRob

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    Aug 23, 2016 1:01 AM GMT
    I prefer to travel alone. However it doesn't matter anymore because I am too impoverished to travel anywhere. So I am permanently rooted here in Buffalo, Erie County, New York like I have been for the past 15 years. icon_sad.gif
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    Aug 23, 2016 4:53 PM GMT
    bro4bro saidAs you get older it's more and more difficult to find people who have the time, money, and desire to travel. A good travel buddy can make an average trip special, but don't sit at home just because you don't have anyone to go with. I started traveling on my own when I realized I was having more fun with people I met on the trip than the people I was traveling with.

    There are places to go that are very easy to handle on your own - Australia, New Zealand, and much of Europe come to mind. If you stay in a backpacker hotel (many have cheap private rooms in addition to the dorms) you'll have an endless supply of young, energetic people to explore the world and have fun with, and the backpacker crowd tends to be very gay-friendly.

    Don't just sit there, man - pack your bags and get going!!!

    Writing from Rio, by the way., where I was ghosted by a guy who I spent two months coordinating this trip with - and I don't miss him a bit!



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    Aug 25, 2016 12:53 PM GMT
    I'm a world traveler and have visited and lived in many countries over the years. During my most recent 3-year "sabbatical," I traveled alone mostly because my friends were all working, but that didn't discourage me from exploring the world. I found that participating in travel chat rooms allowed me to meet similarly situated travelers. Also, while I didn't rely exclusively on social media and dating sites, I did use them and through them I was able to meet people from all over the world who were also traveling alone. You'd be surprised how many people travel internationally alone, especially Europeans and Australians. Significantly, I'm still in contact with the people I'd met before, and a few of them actually stayed with me when they visited the US. Good luck.
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    Aug 26, 2016 4:24 PM GMT
    bro4bro saidI have lots of practice ;-)


    I have to ask:. Was Mr Picky extremely attractive physically?
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    Aug 27, 2016 4:58 PM GMT
    TimTheThird said
    bro4bro saidI have lots of practice ;-)


    I have to ask:. Was Mr Picky extremely attractive physically?


    Just from reading his post; he sounds pretty ugly to me. An attractive guy can become pretty ugly once he opens his mouth.
  • bro4bro

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    Aug 28, 2016 4:22 AM GMT
    He is not attractive. Skinny and geeky looking.
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    Aug 28, 2016 8:56 AM GMT
    I agree some physically hot guys can be very unattractive.
    But I was curious as to how you got attached to this guy in the first place.

    More and more I get brutal when it comes to cutting off people whom I find negative.
    Partly because I don't feel that I'm helping them.
    My annoyance with them is something they shouldn't have to deal with either.

    'FUCK OFF IN PEACE' is my motto.
  • kew1

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    Aug 28, 2016 9:52 PM GMT
    bro4bro saidAs you get older it's more and more difficult to find people who have the time, money, and desire to travel. A good travel buddy can make an average trip special, but don't sit at home just because you don't have anyone to go with. I started traveling on my own when I realized I was having more fun with people I met on the trip than the people I was traveling with.

    There are places to go that are very easy to handle on your own - Australia, New Zealand, and much of Europe come to mind. If you stay in a backpacker hotel (many have cheap private rooms in addition to the dorms) you'll have an endless supply of young, energetic people to explore the world and have fun with, and the backpacker crowd tends to be very gay-friendly.

    Don't just sit there, man - pack your bags and get going!!!

    Writing from Rio, by the way., where I was ghosted by a guy who I spent two months coordinating this trip with - and I don't miss him a bit!


    I stayed in backpacker hostels in south africa this year, I found a lot of travellers now ignoring others , glued to their phones updating Facebook , looking at trip advisor or Google rather than talking to someone who'd just come from where they want to go!
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    Aug 29, 2016 8:07 AM GMT
    " I found a lot of travellers now ignoring others , glued to their phones updating Facebook , looking at trip advisor or Google rather than talking to someone who'd just come from where they want to go!"

    Yes, BIG PROBLEM!
    I talk to strangers everywhere.
    My new habit is asking people with selfie sticks if they'd like me to take a photo of them, so they'll have a better quality.
    THEY LOVE IT and it gets them out of their misery of self absorption for a few minutes.