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How to make friends and meet people when you travel! Meeting friends on the road is one of the best parts of traveling. Making friends when you travel can be super easy too - check this out!

How to make friends and meet people when you travel! Meeting friends on the road is one of the best parts of traveling. Making friends when you travel can be super easy too - check this out!

Today’s guest post is written by Catherine Jarvie who left New Zealand for what was supposed to be a classic two-year OE – 25 years and many adventures later, she lives in London and travels whenever and wherever she can.   I first visited Amsterdam about 20 years ago. That, along with a couple of other trips over the following decade led me to think I’d ‘done’ the city. (I had, after all, ticked off all its usual suspects: Van Gogh/ Rijksmusem/ tulips/ Red Light district/ coffee shops…

Today’s guest post is written by Catherine Jarvie who left New Zealand for what was supposed to be a classic two-year OE – 25 years and many adventures later, she lives in London and travels whenever and wherever she can. I first visited Amsterdam about 20 years ago. That, along with a couple of other trips over the following decade led me to think I’d ‘done’ the city. (I had, after all, ticked off all its usual suspects: Van Gogh/ Rijksmusem/ tulips/ Red Light district/ coffee shops…

1.  I am able to meet friendly travelers anywhere in the world.   2.  I can easily find out what’s happening around me when I am visiting a new city.   3.  I can discover new things to do that I wouldn’t have necessarily found in my guidebook.   4.  I am able to confidently travel the world on my own without feeling alone.   5.  I can help other travelers who may have just arrived by sharing my own personal experience.   6.  I can find people to cook meals with and go out for drinks at…

1. I am able to meet friendly travelers anywhere in the world. 2. I can easily find out what’s happening around me when I am visiting a new city. 3. I can discover new things to do that I wouldn’t have necessarily found in my guidebook. 4. I am able to confidently travel the world on my own without feeling alone. 5. I can help other travelers who may have just arrived by sharing my own personal experience. 6. I can find people to cook meals with and go out for drinks at…

7 Daily Practices to Make the Most Out of Your Next Trip We travel a lot – so naturally, we’re obsessed with finding simple but effective ways to maximize our time while we’re abroad. Wake up early. There are so many benefits to getting an early start to the day. Not only do you give yourself more time to explore the place you’re in, but you avoid the crowds at all the best attractions and you can worry a little less about any sketchy areas. Smile & Say “Hi.” This small but powerful gesture…

7 Daily Practices to Make the Most Out of Your Next Trip We travel a lot – so naturally, we’re obsessed with finding simple but effective ways to maximize our time while we’re abroad. Wake up early. There are so many benefits to getting an early start to the day. Not only do you give yourself more time to explore the place you’re in, but you avoid the crowds at all the best attractions and you can worry a little less about any sketchy areas. Smile & Say “Hi.” This small but powerful gesture…

Looking for that off-the-beaten-path experience in New Zealand? Well, any one of these incredible spots are sure to feed your craving for something unique. Just make sure your camera is fully charged. Blue Lake, Nelson Lakes National Park Blue Lake in the Nelson Lakes National Park has a reputation of being the world’s clearest lake; in fact, it’s legit. In 2011, New Zealand’s NIWA (National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research) proved the lake to be the clearest natural body of water…

Looking for that off-the-beaten-path experience in New Zealand? Well, any one of these incredible spots are sure to feed your craving for something unique. Just make sure your camera is fully charged. Blue Lake, Nelson Lakes National Park Blue Lake in the Nelson Lakes National Park has a reputation of being the world’s clearest lake; in fact, it’s legit. In 2011, New Zealand’s NIWA (National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research) proved the lake to be the clearest natural body of water…

The constantly traveling team behind Departful is always on the hunt for the latest gear, apps and tools to help ourselves and our readers make the most of our respective globetrotting adventures. In our recent article '6 Ways Technology Has Disrupted How People... #herepin #newzealand #travelapps

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The constantly traveling team behind Departful is always on the hunt for the latest gear, apps and tools to help ourselves and our readers make the most of our respective globetrotting adventures. In our recent article '6 Ways Technology Has Disrupted How People... #herepin #newzealand #travelapps

5 Hottest New Zealand Summer Festivals You Need To Know About Splore Where & where: 17-19 February at Tapapakanga Regional Park Price: $245 + booking fee What to expect: Splore is a boutique 3-day festival with a special emphasis on the community. Taking place on sacred land, this extravagant party introduces fresh energy and a new dimension to the ancient homeland of the tangata whenua Whanaunga and Ngati Paoa. For more info: http://www.splore.net   Rhythm & Vines When &amp...

5 Hottest New Zealand Summer Festivals You Need To Know About Splore Where & where: 17-19 February at Tapapakanga Regional Park Price: $245 + booking fee What to expect: Splore is a boutique 3-day festival with a special emphasis on the community. Taking place on sacred land, this extravagant party introduces fresh energy and a new dimension to the ancient homeland of the tangata whenua Whanaunga and Ngati Paoa. For more info: http://www.splore.net Rhythm & Vines When &amp...

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