As you travel the world, especially as a solo traveler, you can meet all sorts of amazing people. If you’re staying in a hostel, for instance, you’re almost guaranteed to meet all sorts of amazing cool people. But even if you don’t stay at a hostel, there are so many opportunities for you to meet fellow travelers who are all up for an adventure just like you. Here’s why they might actually turn out to be lifelong friends.
There’s something to be said not just about what people you meet but when and why you meet them. When you meet travelers on the road, you’re meeting them at a time in their life where they feel like exploring the world and they have this spontaneous mindset. This is exactly the mindset that you’re in, which is why this can create serious bonds that can often turn into lifelong friendships.
Another reason it can be very meaningful when you meet people on the road is that you might be coming from different cultures. But the kicker here is that not only are you coming from different cultures, but you’re finding a common ground that connects your differing backgrounds. So together, your interactions can actually help you discover something that you didn’t know existed before.
Whereas before you only thought that people from your background were the kind of people who could accept you, your new friends from other countries who are now accepting you as well can help you realize a foundational aspect about our world (hint: it’s love) that you might have been cynical about before.