I'm currently in the initial planning phases of a backpacking trip to Europe. I'm just about to graduate college and am am taking the CPA exams for most of the summer, so unfortunately, I can't make my schedule work with my friends'. So right now, it looks like I'll be going alone. I thought it would be cool to see if it's possible to find a travel buddy for the trip to share the adventure with, have each others' backs, etc.
I'm looking to travel for about a month from mid-August to mid-September. I'd like to do a loop of Europe visiting countries like Spain, France, Switzerland, northern Italy, Czech Republic, Germany, and Denmark. From my wide variety of countries, I'm obviously open to go almost anywhere. The only country that I'm not really interested in visiting is England as I studied abroad there and have visited a lot. But, again I can probably be talked into anything, and if we agree to be travel buddies, we can definitely plan our trip out together. I'm just excited to go to Europe. I'm not constrained to any type of extremely tight budget, but at the same time, I want to do the traditional hostel/rail pass backpacking trip in order to meet more people so I'm not looking to spend an exorbitant amount.
I'm a 22 year old guy from the US. I'm certainly not a huge party animal or anything, but I definitely like sitting down and talking over drinks and am open to going out to clubs sometimes (just not every night - sometimes I just need time to recharge). I have a lot of travel experience, but I've never done the backpacking/hostel thing before. In terms of a travel buddy, I'm looking for someone who's in my same age range (18-25), male or female doesn't matter, who is respectful, sociable, open to trying new things, etc. I'm told that I'm easy to get along with, so I'm hoping you'd be too. So, if this sounds interesting to you and the mid-August to mid-September timeframe works for you, please let me know. Hopefully we can find a mutual, compatible match, and we can start planning our European backpacking trip!
Also, if you know of any other good sites where I can find other like-minded travelers to post this, I'd really appreciate it if you could let me know. Thanks!