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1. Posted by brad_gb (Budding Member 3 posts) 28w Star this if you like it!

Hi all,

Currently 16 years old (17 in August) and have a strong interest in travelling. Looking to go backpacking in 2019 or 2020 and am not keen on doing this alone as I feel this would be less exciting. Was wondering if anybody can suggest any websites specifically for meeting people to travel or if anybody on this is keen on travelling with me.

Cheers, Brad

2. Posted by leics2 (Respected Member 448 posts) 27w Star this if you like it!

I think you are sensible to look for a travel partner, though it might perhaps be easier/better to find one amongst your friends?

I'm afraid Tripadvisor has been buying up and then destroying websites which were used, if only in part, to find travel companions (VirtualTourist, Travelpod, Travbuddy......).

Travel-buddies still exists: www.travel-buddies.com

and Lonely Planet still has a travel companions forum:

https://www.lonelyplanet.com/thorntree/forums/travel-companions

Just a note that it's best to wait until you're 18 to do this. If you aren't legally an adult you can, in theory, encounter issues when trying to leave the country (if you're under 18 it's a good idea to carry a letter from your parents) but, more importantly, most hostels won't accept under-18s unless they are accompanied by an adult. The vast majority of hotels & guesthouses certainly won't, and many require a credit card anyway.

3. Posted by brad_gb (Budding Member 3 posts) 27w Star this if you like it!

Thanks for the advice :)

I plan on doing this when i'm 18/19 so this shouldn't be a problem

Cheers, Brad

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5. Posted by karazyal (Travel Guru 2125 posts) 26w Star this if you like it!

There are travel groups geared for student and younger tourists. You will be with a group of people in your age bracket. Some volunteer positions available for overseas travel. (Like Earthwatch.)

Google up "group travel for young adults..."

6. Posted by natnatroswell22 (Inactive 36 posts) 25w Star this if you like it!

I was about to post about this too since Im under 18 and has an interest in travelling. anyways, thanks for the suggestions and for this post.

7. Posted by WozzaHP (First Time Poster 1 posts) 25w Star this if you like it!

Hey, I wrote a post on my website which is kinda of aimed at group travel -snip- There's lots of companies like Trek America they just put you straight in a random group of people; easy way of making friends!

Charlotte

[ Edit: Sorry, no promos please. ]

8. Posted by Callum180601 (Budding Member 4 posts) 21w Star this if you like it!

Hi Brad,

Im in exactly the same position I am looking to travel when I turn 18/19 as I am the same age as you. I am looking to go to Japan for a year, if you have any interest in joining me on my venture feel free to hit me up! All the best.

Kind regards,

Callum.

9. Posted by karazyal (Travel Guru 2125 posts) 21w Star this if you like it!

Callum...........

"I am looking to go to Japan for a year...."

Do some research on a visa that allows you to stay that long.