Often you can read at social media how other travellers are looking for accompany. Sometimes solo travellers, but also couples seems too look for some cozy days. In this article I will show you some ways how you can connect to other people.
Also when you did move to a new city or new location you have to find new accompany and probably even new friends. In this case you often have support because of the expat communities are pretty good organized. But meet other expats arent helpful for a local integration, so I will try to show alternatives.
Camper tribe (previously named as "Traveler Map")
Couchsurfing did start to use a monthly fee since 2020, since the income situation and marketing didnt run well during the covid pandemic. With around 2$ per month it is still affordable.
Attention: You can see where someone is coming from. I have had great experiences with travellers, but locals (i.e. from the respective city) are often a bit lost souls.
Participants are usually single, friends have children and kids and no one has more time. So like-minded people quickly find each other for joint activities. People are open to travellers, often expats themselves. If you can't find anyone else in your circle of friends for go-carting, you have an enrichment here in your home country, too.
I suggest to use whatsapp public group chats for simplyfy your life. They are easy to create. This will avoid that you have to exchange your phonenumber in front, will avoid that you have to write where you are with your probably changing location during the time on severall plattforms.
A whatsapp public group chat allows to join-in just by providing a link. That way anyone can send their location and it is much easier to get totgether in bigger groups.
Personally I did love the feel of beeing lost or lonelyness for journeys of 2-3 weeks. But at a 2 month journey it would be nice to meet others, to hangout, kill some beers, playing cards and have nice discussions, specially if I am travelling solo. And even more if you are doing fulltime vanlife and are working remotely.
Guess for fulltime vanlife travellers the need of accompany from time to time will be a lot higher, social media and the followers arent really an replacement for personal interaction.
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I did optain a couchsurfing membership to see, if there are hangout still available since it requires a membership. at my test at the 13.9 in Zurich, Switzerland. I was happy to see that it still work. Just "traveler map" is able to cover remote areas, the other options are more done for city`s and more urban areas.
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