What is a flexible travel companion you might ask yourself? Basically, a flexible travel companion is someone who is traveling to a faraway destination alone and is looking for someone to interact with while spending long hours in airport terminals or sitting on a tarmac.
A Flexible travel companion may also be someone who will travel along with you, experiencing other cultures together, for the entire trip. This can be a fantastic way to meet someone interesting who turns into a friend or someone who turns into a date. If you are afraid of getting stuck with someone you don’t want to spend that much time with, you can set up boundaries ahead of time, so that neither party is dependent upon the other and are free to leave at any point.
This type of travel has also turned into a kind of dating or match making service. Instead of the destination being a local restaurant for dinner and drinks, it happens to be a foreign country. Many websites now offer accommodations for people who are traveling solo. There is usually a guide to facilitate sightseeing trips during the day but, you would not be limited to that. If you wanted to go on a day trip with someone you met on the tour, then have fun!
Many sites are set up so you can get to know your travel partners a bit better before leaving. Very much like a type of social networking site, these flexible travel companion sites will have forums, blogs, message boards, member profile information and ways that travels can contact each other before they leave. You can usually type in preferences in the type of companion you are interested in traveling with and the site match you up accordingly.
Women who love to travel and who are unattached, may not have girlfriends that are available to go with them on their journey. So what’s a girl to do? Go anyway and make friends on the way. Many websites that cater to flexible travel companions will specialize in not only the type of trip you want but, it bring singles together.
If you are a single female on one of these trips and want to meet a special man but, want to keep your boundaries, then you can rent a single occupancy room or double occupancy with another woman. Companies like these want their travelers to be comfortable and safe. If they didn’t provide that, they wouldn’t be in business for very long.
Not only will a website specialize in the type of trip you want to go on as a single person but, they will often cater to a certain age group as well. You may want to check out these types of sites especially if you are thirty and over. The twenty somethings usually travel in packs or, if they are solo travelers, it’s because they are looking for a particular type of adventure and can’t find anyone to go with.
If you are over 30 though and are in a situation where you find yourself single finding a flexible travel companion site could be the best thing you do for your next vacation. Perhaps many of your close friends are married and have children and not in a position to travel then finding a travel website that caters to singles can mean an awesome travel and even a romantic experience, as well.