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Kill It With Tech: 4 Ways To Kick Loneliness To The Curb On Vacation

Travel Technology | Gabe Zaldivar | February 26, 2016

Kill It With Tech: 4 Ways To Kick Loneliness To The Curb On Vacation

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Just because you have an itinerary for one doesn’t mean you have to be saddled with loneliness throughout your vacation.

They are doing great things in the field of romance these days—or so we hear. Thankfully, a pleasant chat at a local pub or real fireworks at dinner can be had by using some various apps on the market this very moment.

With that, we delve into another edition of travel-saving tips from the realm of technology.

Now here are just a few that might help turn a stranger into a friend as you explore previously unfamiliar countries.


This is the most obvious app based on its reach into recent pop culture. It has even managed to make "swiping something" into a phrase that bears a romantic meaning.

Now you can obviously use the app at home, but there are ways to utilize the tech abroad.

As Rosalind Cummings-Yeates reported back in June, premium users can utilize the Passports feature in Tinder.

Basically, it allows you to change your location to where you might be headed, meeting people in that realm of the world.

It’s nice to have because when the date invariably goes south you can literally leave town.

Miss Travel:

Boasting more than 500,000 members, Miss Travel is a way to meet new people while you discover the world.

Its website explains that you fill out a questionnaire of sorts, giving the technology some semblance of who you should be matched with. From there, you can pick how you like to travel, broken down into the following categories: Travel with Me; Come To Me; and Show Me Your Town.

Essentially, you can experience a vacation where you meet up with people at a predetermined destination or you can fly to meet a fellow user. Or, for the lazy, you can have them meet you.


Consider this a more travel-heavy version of Tinder, where you can swipe right on people you would like to connect with.

From there you can decide to meet up or, if you are a bit shy, simply ask these respective locals what they recommend you enjoy in their cities.

It’s the kind of app that is good to make connections that range from platonic to romantic.


Like the above apps, this is yet another avenue to finding new connections in cities that might otherwise prove daunting on your own.

Now you can conquer these strange roads and maneuver the unfamiliar pubs with locals who are in the know, growing your list of friends around the globe.


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