Any well-seasoned traveller will know just how useful online travel communities can be! Whether you’re travelling with your partner, a friend, a group of people or by yourself, it’s one of the best places to get a wide range of information on a specific destination. So let’s get into the benefits of each community, what type of content they share and how you can join!
Why Travel Facebook Communities?
We all know that Facebook is just about dead these days, so why join a Facebook community? These Facebook communities are practically the only reason I still keep Facebook. People who post in these communities are full of helpful advice and you can even meet new friends through them. They’re all fairly easy to join. You simply have to answer a few questions and wait until the admin or moderator lets you in!
When thinking of the many online travel communities, Girls LOVE Travel is probably the first one that comes to mind. It was created by Haley Woods in 2015 and has over 1.2M members! The content that’s shared is heavily monitored to ensure that only helpful and uplifting messages are left. When posting on GLT, you must adhere to a set of rules and it generally takes a few days for an admin to approve a post.
I’ve posted a few questions in regard to specific trips coming up and received over 30 responses within a few days.
We Are Travel Girls was founded in 2016 by Becky van Dijk and Vanessa Rivers. They’re a smaller community of about 25K women and they host meetups and getaways around the world each year.
People generally ask questions about solo travel, advice for travelling to a specific place and share travel itineraries.
When I stumbled upon Host a Sister, I was wondering why it took me so long to find this type of community! It’s all about connecting with other women who travel in a unique way.
Women from around the world post to find free accommodation in a new place, to meet up with a travelling sister, share their home with a sister who’s visiting that location or organize meetup events in a specific city or town. Everyone is very supportive in this group and I think it’s an awesome way to get to know a new place through the eyes of a local sister.
I couldn’t do a blog about online travel communities without doing a shameless plug of my own! Borderless Travels is a small but mighty travel community where people ask for advice on specific destinations and plan to meet up along their travels.
I also share advice with the group surrounding becoming a digital nomad, remote work, solo travel, budget travel and more!
I came across the Travel Squad while I was scrolling through TikTok one day. It was started by Alex Merritt and the goal of the group is to connect like-minded people who want to explore new places and make friends from around the world.
There are many subgroups that are location specific, making it easier to connect with people from your city/country or places you’re planning on visiting.
Outdoorsy Gals is the best group for women who love all things outdoors. If you’re interested in finding friends to camp or hike with around the globe, this is the place to be! The group was founded by Lindsay Stevens who saw a need for a group like this after posting about making new friends to go on adventures with on TikTok.
The group hosts meetups, and people share travel playlists and ask for advice on anything travel or outdoors related.
More and more people are working as digital nomads now which is awesome! This group was created for digital nomads around the world to connect, ask each other questions and share their knowledge. They discuss things such as VPNs, the best places to work, useful apps, the most affordable cities to live in and more.
If you’re thinking about getting started as a digital nomad, my ‘Becoming a Digital Nomad’ ebook is packed with helpful resources and tips!
What Online Travel Communities Do You Love?
Have you found any other online travel communities that you love? Send them my way or leave a comment! I’ll be back next week with another blog but in the meantime, head over to my Instagram and TikTok for daily travel tips and inspo.
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