Think back to your favorite trip from the past few years. What stands out? The feeling of trying something new? Immersed in a different environment? Eat something so delicious that you’re sure you’ll never feel that exact moment of happiness again?
For many of us, it’s the wonderful people we meet while traveling. You know that feeling – you get home, start unpacking, and then it succeeds. Separation anxiety from your travel friends. Believe us, we’ve been there.
Even when you start traveling alone, you’ll find that complete strangers are easily brought together by a love of adventure. Over the years, we’ve seen plenty of friendships (and relationships) that last long after the bittersweet final day of our group tour. Without further ado, here are 5 reasons why the friends you make while traveling can stay with you for life.
1) You were connected through love of travel
Travelers share a thirst for life, an eagerness to try new things, and an open mind. Whether it’s exploring the mountain villages of Vietnam, learning the art of Samurai in Japan or drifting between islands in the Philippines, the friends we meet on our travels share the same curiosity. and want to make the most of life.
Traditional friendships take time to develop, but when traveling, your friendship skills will improve quickly. Forget about the tiresome chatter that you have to recycle at home. From your best street food experience to your worst hostel stay, fellow travelers are eager to exchange stories of adventure and risk as soon as they meet you.
This type of travel can connect you even after your trip is over. Whether it’s planning another group travel adventure your friends back home would never dream of, have a good night when you get together and generally make the most of life. , your passion will keep your friendship burning.
“A good friend listens to your adventures. Your best friend makes them with you.
2) Travel friends appreciate the person you are
When we travel, we free ourselves from our past. The work, the habits, the expectations, the embarrassing phrases we went through in high school… it’s all history!
People who meet you while traveling meet each other like you are now, with no prejudices about who you are Candlestick it is in. And to travel (especially solo) you have to be quite independent and mature, meaning your companions are usually easygoing and accepting of whoever you appear to be. You can be your wonderful, unfiltered self with them… and that’s the liberating thing of all.
“A journey is best measured by friends, rather than miles.” – Tim Cahill
3) You see each other at best – and at worst
You don’t really know someone until you find them under pressure and when traveling, the inevitable stressful situations arise. Of course, you’re there for all the highlights of travel, but you also see the things that go wrong – missed flights, wrong language, arguments about itineraries, illnesses while traveling. Have friends Actually traveling with someone unless you’ve spent hours running around the pharmacy looking for something to help their tummy?
When you’re with a group, you quickly learn other people’s habits, their pets’ habits, their snoring, their phrases. It requires openness, honesty, and trust to travel with other people, but getting over it means that they know who you are… and still love you for it. It’s a a friend for life.
If you want to avoid the logistical headaches of navigating a new country, why not leave it to the pros and traveling in groups? Check out our trip itineraries in Asia, Australia, Africa and Mexico here!
“I have discovered that there is no surer way to know if you like or hate someone than to travel with them.” – Mark Twain
4) You have unforgettable experiences together
You traveled together. You’ve experienced things that people back home don’t have. New places, food, activities, you’ve shared so much the first time. Maybe you locked your eyes in your dorm’s common room, on an overnight bus, or on the first day of a group tour – the rest is history.
They’ve pulled you home from nights out. They are your personal photographer and help you pose for the perfect shot. They were there when you faced your fears on the zipper. These new experiences open your mind to lifestyles, situations, and environments that you might never have thought of, and sharing this growth with someone will make it much more impactful. .
An inside joke will pop into your head; a quick chat or a random song that will remind you of that time. These special memories help you stay connected forever with the people you’ve traveled with.
“Perhaps travel can’t stop bigotry, but by demonstrating that all people cry, laugh, eat, worry and die, it might introduce the idea that if we try to understand each other, We might even become friends.” – Maya Angelou
5) You can connect with people from all over the world and from everywhere
When you travel, you will meet people from all over the world. It’s a healthy dose to meet people from outside your usual bubble, especially when they’re from a different culture, background or country.
One thing you might not expect is to meet someone who lives right around the corner. You need a little luck on your side, but we’ve seen it happen to people on our group tours who realize they’re actually from the same town! And that means that instead of tearful goodbyes after traveling together, you can reunite back home. Or at least meet somewhere in between.
For new friends living on the other side of the world, you can rest easy knowing that the people you travel with don’t need constant updates on your life. You’ll be able to pick up where you left off without asking questions. Time to start planning a trip, anyone? Plus, you’ll get couches to sleep on all over the world! Future pranks await…
“True friends are never apart, can be at a distance never in heart.” – Helen Keller
Even if you start your trip as a solo traveler, you will never leave as a person!
Wonder ‘are group tours worth it?’ When it comes to making friends while traveling, we totally think so! Though we might be a bit biased 😉
If you want us to take care of all the hard parts of traveling in a new country, then our small group tours are for you! From Day One of our trips, you’ll meet a whole new group of travel companions – many traveling alone – who are just as hungry for adventure as you are. Leave the administration and organization to our knowledgeable guides so you can focus on creating memories and friends while you travel. And with so many once-in-a-lifetime experiences, you won’t have time for anything other than living your best life.