Travel Partners Wanted!

Discussion in 'Motorhome Chat' started by Jim, Jan 25, 2014.

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Would you be interested in joining a site that finds travel partners

  1. Yes Definitley

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    48.1%
  2. Yes Maybe

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  1. Jim

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    In my experience traveling alone sucks, for me, a new town or a nice view is nothing if it's not shared. I'm tremendously lucky as I have a partner I can share tours and explore with, but I know many who do not.

    With this in mind I'm working on new site. It will be a little like a dating site but with a difference, its aim will not be to find love, (but then who knows) but rather find someone who shares a love of travel. Whether that be travel in motorhomes, in the same motorhome or in convoy, travel on foot, in a boat, fly-drive adventures, or just holiday together etc.

    It will hopefully facilitate meeting, chatting and getting to know potential travel buddies well, using private and public forums and chat-rooms and other social functions before arranging to meet and then make plans for travel.

    If you might be interested in joining such a site, then please say so in the poll. Don't worry the poll is totally anonymous. :thumb: Thanks.

    Please feel free to comment on my plans and as most know my skin is as thick as they come:Laughing:
     
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  2. Munchie

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    Have done it once Jim, with Alan and Lynda laneside it went very well and i like to think are now very good friends.
    Btw it is all their fault we now live in France!!!
    Now the "but" We have met a few who ended up falling out. Wanted to go to different places, toll non toll, wanted to drive at different speeds or even go off on their own for a day.

    So not for me sorry! :Laughing:
     
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    There should be a "no" in your poll. :Doh:
     
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  4. Jim

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    Hi Ken, thanks for your input, the 'No's' will obviously outnumber those interested, So I'm not interested in those, just the number who might be:thumb:
     
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    If you google Travel Partner you get a good few sites to choose from Jim,so there is a good deal of competition out there.
    I think with Motorhome Fun you've got the best of the few motorhome websites and if you can find something that makes it better than the competition or can add something that they haven't got, as you seem to have done here,you won't loose a lot by giving it a go!



    Vlad
     
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    Thanks...I'd like the scope of the travel to be broad, but to start with I can promote the motorhome travel aspect of the site quite effectively and hopefully this will jump start it. That said I imagine it being at least an 18 month project to see if it takes off, like you say, I've got to do a lot of work to overhaul quite a few competitors. It might work, we'll see. :thumb:
     
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    As a single person (and being new to the scene), I like the idea of this Jim. I'll be following your developments with interest.

    Good Luck with it mate! :thumb:
     
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    I am not sure it's a runner Jim or not a money making runner anyway.

    I have been wrong before though:Doh::BigGrin:
     
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    I think its a great idea:Smile:
     
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    I'm a very busy professional and don't get a lot of time to socialise, lots of my friends are in the same boat. I'm married now, however, 5 years ago I would have loved a place to go to chat and meet with peeps who wanted to travel. Trawling through bars just wasn't my style and sometimes I just wanted some company to travel. Sounds like a fab idea Jim.:thumb:
     
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    I can see that actually:thumb:

    I would think though that solo travellers are about 5% ? of travellers so I am not sure the numbers are there myself.

    Trawling through bars is more my style, but without any catches:Sad:
     
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    Think its a great idea for solo travellers
    I'm lucky that Jan shares my love of travelling and we get on well.
    But I also do solo long distance motorcycle trips as you know and as much as I enjoy these it's not the same as sharing it with someone.
     
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    As I posted on CapnPugwash thread, I should be really interested in travelling next winter with like-minded souls to the south of Spain, Portugal or even Morocco. Last year I joined The New Companions, but they don't seem to travel or camp much in the winter, so rather disappointing. I have a partner who is not yet retired, (and probably never will be!), so I would like to find agreeable company for adventures!

    Catherine
     
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    Sounds good to me as well Jim,no it will not suit everyone,but it does tick all the boxes that
    Catherine (Viennese) has alluded to.
    I too can travel anytime(now retired) but the rest of my Family still have commitments:cry:

    Yes if I must travel by myself,:Sad: I will but, its much nicer to have company:thumb:
     
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    I personally prefer to travel alone. No debates or arguments about times, places or routes etc. I prefer to do things spontaneously and decide in the moment. working to plans is not for me.

    Good luck with it though.
     
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    A great idea. Especially the idea of convoy for first timers abroad, perhaps with an experienced continental traveller to oversee? :thumb:
     
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    I did travel alone for several years and was happy to do that. I built up a good friend base that everyone had a good idea of where everyone else was at certain times of the year. Although we seldom actually travelled together we did meet up on various beaches throughout the year. I think its a good idea as long as people treat it as a travel forum and not a dating/singles forum. There are enough of those out there as it is.
     
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    theres groups already out there that have been doing this for years such as the good companions. unless you can find a new usp then in my opinion its just another website trying to suck in punters

    a great idea but without a unique angle, a waste of time and money. maybe put some effort into a travel partners area of this forum first to test the water
     
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    Although I am married and Jan and I love to travel, should I ever find myself alone, I would want a traveling companion. I don't think it would be the same on my own.
    Great idea Jim.
    As it doesn't really apply to be I haven't voted but would definitely vote yes if I found myself on my own.
    Good luck:thumb:
    John
     
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    Not sure on this one...

    Only way to see if it would work, is by taking the bull by the horns so`s to speak...

    And get a volunteer who has travelled on their own, and who will be, and put up a few suggestions for next Autumn/Winter..

    Route... Times... approx. miles... places that individual is likely to go,,,, and duration of trip...

    And see what response is forthcoming... :thumb:
     
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