Traveling alone? Join these Facebook groups to stay involved

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Joining trusted Facebook groups is a surefire way to meet new people and stay informed about travel news. Source: Shutterstock

TRAVELING by yourself can be a daunting prospect. Nobody else to rely on for directions or share your every internal thought with. For others, however, it is the only way to travel.

Nobody to hold you back and no compromising on where you should go or what to do when you get there.

Whether you’re a seasoned solo traveler or just starting out on your one-man-band adventure, joining trusted Facebook groups is a surefire way to get involved in local activities, meet new people, stay informed about travel news and get handy tips to make your adventure easier and more enjoyable.

Here is a selection of some creative, informative, handy and funny Facebook groups that will aid you on your travels.

Nomads

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This group has a key focus on long-term sustainable travel. The online community has over 170,000 members, all of which are either seasoned full-time travelers, travel industry professionals or perhaps like yourself, just starting out their adventure and looking for some real advice.

No matter your travel-oriented question, someone in the group will be able to answer it.

Under 1000 Club – Aspiring Travel Bloggers

If you’re planning on recording your travels in writing and want to find the best ways of getting your stories read by other eager explorers, then this is the best group for you. Every member is a small-time blogger (for the time being) who are willing to share their own writing tips to grow each other’s blogs.

While the group doesn’t allow you to promote your blog posts, the members will be able to connect you to other sites, bloggers, and publicists that can help you to gain more readers.

Travel Blog Chronicles

Unlike Under 1000 Club, this Facebook group will allow you to share your work and the work of others that you admire.

Unlike the groups mentioned above, this site is purely for sharing. So don’t go asking travel questions or request to collaborate with people over the group homepage as you may risk getting blocked.

Girls Love Travel

Sisters are doing it for themselves! Girls Love Travel is a global community of active and aspiring female travelers. The group aims to promote safety, socialize and support through globally connecting its members.

The group goes beyond social media and hosts member-to-member events where travelers can meet, swap tips, enjoy each other’s stories and make new friends.

Travel Photography

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As you may have guessed, this page is all about capturing your travels through a lens. However, this group focuses more on swapping tips and tricks, rather than a platform to promote your work.

The group admin is pretty strict on not promoting your work on the site, but only because they want to keep it focused on developing each member as a brilliant photographer.