Today, there are so many ways we can travel. The groups are active and full of people who travel differently, so when you join, remember the groups mostly cater for the destination, not the style.
Back in 2011 I was networking online with some people through the chat forums via Lonely Planet. Out of the all the kind people I kept in touch with and added to Facebook one was a girl from Norway called Brit. We discussed going to South East Asia for a short time and created one group for the region.The whole creation of the groups began from there.
This encouraged me to solely create more groups, some out of request, some of my own benefit, some for fun.
As of 2020, these groups equate to over 400,000 members.
These groups are for people to comment, help, tip, meet up and question things about that particular region or country. The groups are monitored and any spam or unrelated content is deleted when pending. We now also provide reputable recommendations to the groups, that may come with links. These are to provide genuine, vetted options to members and to answer faqs.
All recommendations come from the first-hand experience of myself, group members or seasoned travellers.
Please use the groups responsibly as they will definitely be helpful for you on the road, as you’re bound to get more personalized answers and recommendations to your questions. If you are alone and want to meet up with someone on your trip, the groups are ideal for meeting fellow solo travellers.
If you are a travel agency, company or publication and want to reach out to the members of one of these groups, we do allow the occasional marketing campaign, as long as the company is relevant and beneficial to the members.