5 Places To Find A Travel Companion

Boy do you really get to know others when you travel with them; it can be the Good, the Bad and the Ugly!  Life-long relationships can and have formed during a trip.  Sometimes you meet people and travel with them, and sometimes you meet people because you are traveling.  I met a very dear friend on a trip to Canada in 1992.  We have traveled to many exciting destinations, worked together planning travel for others, watched our kids grow up, attended weddings and now share the joys of grandparenthood.  Throughout the years, she is a person whom I can always rely on, no matter what.  She is such an important part of my life and had I not taken that tour to Canada, even though we lived in the same city, I would never have met her.


So where does one find others to travel with?  I have gotten this questions so many times over the years and decided to investigate further.  For those who didn’t meet their travel companion on a trip or in a travel association, it came down to clubs, groups and associations of people who share your similar interests.  Other groups would include professional associations, themed clubs such as garden clubs, church, civic organizations, community associations and other groups that bring like minded people together.

The 5 top places I uncovered are:

  • Local Charities
  • Professional Associations
  • Themed clubs
  • Civic  oRganizations
  • society clubs 

Professional associations such as the American Medical Association, local chapters of the National Association of Professional Women, and police and firefighter associations, to name a few, gather like-minded people together.

What other clubs or organizations do you belong to that put you in contact with like-minded people?

It’s important to find people who share your passion and values. The challenge is to find the women who are yearning to travel, have the means and the time travel, and to have the chance to get to know them in a non-threatening, social atmosphere. WanderDivas is such a place!

So what’s next you ask?  Go find those groups and associations and get to know some ladies.  And once you find a few travel candidates be sure to read How To Qualify A Potential Travel Companion to find out what questions you should be asking on the front end to ensure the best possible travel companion for you.

Do you have an interesting place where you met your travel companion? Please share in the comments below.

Marian Blessing

As a travel consultant for 30 years, Marian experienced first-hand, the positive impact traveling had on her and her clients. A problem she frequently encountered was women wanting to travel but not doing so due to the lack of a travel companion. In search of a solution, Marian created a local community where women could connect, establish friendships, and travel the globe together. The success of Marian’s local group led to the founding of WanderDivas, an online travel community for women.

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Avis Schonlau - July 2, 2021

Very informative. I’m looking for a travel companion for the N.Y. Trip. I’m not fussy (it’s not like I’m going to marry them!). I acclimate fairly easily and I enjoy enriching myself to new ideas.

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