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How to make friends when travelling - stories and tips from travel pros

How to make friends when travelling - stories and tips from travel pros

Travel Goals Podcast

Just how do you make friends when you travel? Do you just walk up to someone and say hi? In this episode, we take a deep dive with travel pros on how to make friends when you travel.

One of my favourite things about travel is that you can meet different people from all over the world that perhaps we would never normally encounter back home? From locals to other travellers on the road, there's always someone new to talk to and make a connection with, but is it really that easy?

It can feel a little daunting to approach strangers when we’re on our travels and strike up a conversation. I spoke to a range of travel experts about their experiences of meeting new people on the road, whether they are locals or fellow wanderers. We discuss everything from group travel, making online connections and how to form meaningful friendships as a solo traveller.

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Hi, I'm your podcast host, Pip Jones, [also known as Portia Jones] and I'm a freelance travel writer, podcaster and presenter. I've travelled extensively around the world and I'm available for hire for writing and podcasting. You can see my online travel journalism portfolio here.

Are you a destination or travel brand that wants to sponsor the Travel Goals Podcast? Email me to discuss sponsorship and advertising opportunities on Travel Goals.

Make sure to connect with me online as well, I'm @travelgoalspod and @pip_says on Twitter and @pipsays and @travelgoalspodcast on Instagram.

If you love the show and would like to support Travel Goals, I'm a huge fan of vanilla lattes, you can buy me a coffee online so that I can stay well caffeinated for the show.

Enjoy the podcast!

08/07/21 • 26 min

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