Traveling with a second person or in a group is safer and can be much more fun. We have put together our favorite online platforms to find the ideal travelmate. Before you start to meet up other travelers, we suggest you consider these ..
Safety tips from companions2travel
- Do not provide personal contact details or any other personal information until you have corresponded via the site a few times.
- Meet in a public place, possibly accompanied, and let someone else know where you are going and when you expect to be back.
- Use your common sense and your intuition. If you do not feel comfortable about meeting in person when it comes to it, then follow your instincts – don’t.
Biggest community of travelers. More then 130.000 people currently alone in Europe, many travel-blogs, photos and tips. Easy to join and to navigate. You can define your current location and countries you would like to visit, and search for other people with the same plans. Cost for using advanced search and other functions is 9.99 USD as a lifetime fee.
Similar to Travelbuddy, not only for the name. You can add your travel plans and journey details to find travel buddies with similar intentions. Very good search, big community, easy to use and to find people. Good mobile app.
Live world travelers map (in beta). Easy to join. Advantage: You can see immediately and fast all travelers that are currently close to you.
A very good alternative to a specialized travelmate platform is Meetup.com. Here you find already a very big community of people who meet up in the “real life”. You can search for “travel” against your hometown or the preferred destination and then meetup other travelers.
Another long-existing platform that is not solely dedicated on travelmates, but highly useful also for this purpose – Especially if you have already a good profile as a host or traveller. If you haven’t done yet, create your account and search in your location for other travellers.
In the Helpx Travel Companion Forum you can see the profile of other travelers and their dream destinations. Search for travelmates is a little bit limitated. You can add your own companion wanted posting by filling in the form box Option3 when registering as a HelpX helper. Postings stay online for 3 months.
Information and exchange portal for travellers. Large board with travelmate section. But it’s not so easy to find your ideal travelmate here, search functionality limited.
Big Facebook group with more then 50.000 members and a lot of ongoing interaction and information for travelers. Post your wish for a travelmate and wait for reactions.
Thelma and Luise is a travel club – as the name implies – designed and run for women. You can search for other women specifically matching your criteria. Membership is free.
Very nice website with various forums and a good spirit. In this forum “Road dogs” you can find interesting people and travelmates. Limited in quantity of the offers, mainly USA, good for alternative people.
Not many people, but a lot of useful information and country forums.
Platform is designed to look for the appearance of other travelers that have the same destination in mind. Search functionality is limited.
For adventure travelers such as climbers, divers, etc. New, currently not many postings. Work also on smartphone and PC, easy to use.