What we're about

This Meetup group and our FB group www.facebook.com/groups/TravelBuddyEurope/ are intended for Solo Travellers who are looking for Travel Buddies or Holiday Companions to go away on Vacations with.

The FB group https://www.facebook.com/groups/TravelBuddyEurope/ and the Meetup Discussion Board will be intensively used to allow members to connect to each other outside the above events. The index and summary of the Group's content (all Events & Discussion threads) can be seen at http://bit.ly/budSummary .

The target is to do 3 types of events:

1) Dinner on a weekday evening
2) Drinks on a weekday evening
3) Coffee meetup on a weekend afternoon. This will be twinned with another activity like a Museum visit, a Culture activity, a Nature Walk or a Cinema Movie.

Hence, members will get to network with other Travel enthusiasts who are interested in visiting a similar Destination. Though the majority of the trips that will spawn from this group will be Weekend Getaways or City Breaks to Europe, it is hoped that a few long haul holidays to Asia, Africa or Americas will materialise as well.

It is expected that one member will volunteer to be the main organizer for each trip but others will also share the organisational tasks - thus creating a spirit of community on the actual holiday.

Upcoming events (5+)

Late May Bank Holiday - Buddy up with other Travellers for any Intended Vacation

Guys, Use this 'virtual' event to connect with other Travellers who are planning to go away on a Vacation on the Late May Bank Holiday weekend. i) RSVP to this 'notional' Event (just so that others know you are interested in going away on 25-May) ii) Post a Comment on your preferred Destination(s) : e.g. 1) Paris 2) Riga iii) Alternatively, if you already have a planned holiday & are just looking for buddies, indicate so in the Comment: e.g. "Going to Bulgaria from 25-May to 27-May. Please join." iv) Buddy up with people who are interested in going to the same Destination and do the bookings etc. If it becomes a big group ( > 3 ) with a confirmed main Co-Ordinator, the Group Organizer may create a dedicated meetup event for that trip. Thanks! nb: Please also join our FB group www.facebook.com/groups/TravelBuddyEurope/ .

FaceBook Group

Needs a location

Guys, Please also join our FB group https://www.facebook.com/groups/TravelBuddyEurope/ . It went live in mid April and has about 500 members currently. It will enable you to connect to a much wider Travel community rather than to just London based people: - To find a Buddy for a holiday - Get Questions about a Destination answered from a local - Pick others brains on any aspect of travel (e.g. which credit card or phone sim to use abroad) - Share Travel Deals & Discount vouchers - Point people to useful resources viz blogs, websites, apps, etc - Buy and Sell (old ski gear, surplus tickets, etc) - Share your travel photos If you are not keen on the same, please do feedback via email or a comment below (e.g. am not on facebook, not into FB Groups, only keen on real life meetups, etc or if you have another suggestion for increasing engagement among members). Thanks, Munish (MJ) [masked]

Thinking of a Holiday in June or July 2019 : Buddy up with other Travellers

Guys, Use this 'notional' event to connect with other Travellers who are planning to go away on a Vacation anytime in June or July this year. i) RSVP to this virtual Event ii) Post a Comment on your preferred Destination(s) : e.g. 1) Paris 2) Riga iii) Alternatively, if you already have a planned holiday & are just looking for buddies, indicate so in the Comment: e.g. "Going to Prague from 12th to 16th June. Please join me." iv) Buddy up with people who are interested in going to the same Destination and do the bookings etc. If it becomes a big group ( > 3) with a confirmed main Co-Ordinator, the Group Organizer may create a dedicated meetup event for that trip. nb: Please also join our FB group www.facebook.com/groups/TravelBuddyEurope/ .

Switzerland Budget Trip to Lugano

Malpensa - Terminal 2 - MXP T2

I am going on a weekend trip to Lugano in Switzerland and invite people to join me. Milan Malpensa is the nearest airport - there are shared taxi shuttle or Flixbus to Lugano. Budget Accommodation options : Swiss Youth Hostel in Lugano or Montarina hostel in Lugano ( Also, there is a Youth hostel in Como which is a 30 to 50 min bus or train journey from Lugano) A deposit of £10 is payable to the Organizer via bank transfer after the RSVP (Deadline: 15th May) . This will be refunded after the trip. All bookings and expenses are to be done and paid by the individual attendees themselves. In addition to flights and food, these should be as below: 1) Shared Shuttle from Milan Malpensa airport to Lugano - 40 chf (~32 gbp) return: http://bit.ly/swissmu12 2) Accommodation in 4 or 6 bed shared dorm rooms in the Swiss Youth hostel - 35 chf (~28 gbp) per day. There are females rooms or mixed rooms : http://bit.ly/swissmu11 This includes: a) Free travel with the Ticino Ticket – valid throughout on buses and trains in the canton of Ticino b) 50% reduction on trips with the Monte Brè funicular c) Self-cooking kitchen 3) Ticket for the cable car mountain lift (after discount): ~ 10 gbp *** I will do a medium hike on Saturday but this is not really a Hiking holiday. Others can choose to do something shorter or else something more challenging on their own. You are advised to book in the hostel on Friday and Saturday nights - a few people may stay on Sunday night as well. If you fly in on Saturday morning or fly out before Sunday late evening, you will miss out on a part of the activities the group indulges in. Majority of the attendees may opt for the below flights (~£120): Fri 28-Jun 0720 to 1025 LTN to MXP EasyJet Sun 30-Jun 2150 to 2255 MXP to STN Ryanair A few further details may be requested after you have paid the deposit to ensure inter-personal compatibility. nb: Please also join our FB group www.facebook.com/groups/TravelBuddyEurope/ .

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Indoor Ski in Hemel Hempstead

The Snow Centre

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