Seeing the world together can be an incredible bonding experience—there are so many “you had to be there!” moments that only members of your group will be able to reminisce about. Still, it can be hard to keep in touch once everyone returns home and back into their usual routines. Read on for some tips on how to nurture your travel friendship months and years after your trip.
Keep the conversation going online
These days, sometimes the easiest way to connect is online. You can start an email chain (just make sure you hit “reply all”) or even create a Facebook group where members can share photos, updates or fun things like recipes from the region you visited.
Get in some face time
Video chats are a great way to feel like you’re all hanging out together again. It’s easy to host a group chat on a free service like Skype once everyone has an account. Just plan a time to meet, log on, open that bottle of wine you brought home from your trip and let the reminiscing begin!
Bring back snail mail
Everyone loves getting mail from a friend. Send your tourmates handwritten letters or other momentos and you’re sure to put a smile on their face. Your options are endless: You can write a note on the back of the flyer for the tango club you visited in Argentina or maybe the list of specials from that dinner in Tuscany. Someone who lives across the country might appreciate a postcard from your home state. Or, you can put your travel friends on your holiday card list and you’re guaranteed to think of your amazing adventures at least once a year.
Be a part of the Go Ahead community of travelers
Join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter to connect with other Go Ahead travelers and staff. You can also browse tons of travel tips and get inspiration on Pinterest, and tag @goaheadtours on Instagram to share your photos from around the world. Have a story or photo you’d love to share? Email me at email@example.com!
Plan another trip!
The best way to cement those travel friendships? More travel. It can be tricky finding companions who travel well together, why not take advantage and reunite for another adventure?
How do you keep in touch with your friends from tour? Tell us in the comments or email firstname.lastname@example.org!