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How to Meet People When Traveling Solo

Posted on 01 July 2022 by (0)

Traveling solo can be a lonely experience because of the challenge of meeting people. You may meet some people but connecting and interacting with them may be the problem. You can adopt various strategies to meet people in your solo travel. Have a look at some of these suggestions.


Volunteering is an excellent opportunity to meet people. You should volunteer part of your travel time to activities that are dear to you, such as teaching street children English or feeding the elderly in a shelter for the elderly. While you gain from volunteering your time, you also get to meet and interact with other people, including other volunteers.

Shared Accommodation

Accommodation will account for a significant part of your travel time. And this makes it ideal to ensure that you seek accommodation where there are people. Specifically, look for shared accommodation where you will share space with other travelers or the owners, such as when you book an Airbnb. You can also stay in hostels where there are more people and hence easy to meet.

Social Media

Take advantage of social media networks to meet people when traveling solo. Whether it is Facebook, Instagram, or Meetup, these social media sites provide a great platform through which you can meet other travelers. You can also meet locals through the same social media networks. For example, you may join a Facebook group for people living in a city you are visiting.

Attend Events

You will have opportunities to attend various events in your solo travel. Events bring people from different backgrounds together. Attending such events will enable you to meet and interact with other attendees. More importantly, it’s likely that you will be sharing a hobby or activity such as music when you attend a music event.