The decision to set off on a voyage alone is either incredibly brave or completely crazy – or both – depending on how you look at it.
Contrary to popular belief, travelling without a group doesn’t necessarily mean you want to spend the whole trip alone. With the exception of a few lone-ranger-type folk among us, one of the biggest drives for most travellers is the expectation of meeting new people and making great friendships.
If you’re lucky, you’ll find a travel companion before you even arrive at your first destination, but for those not-so-lucky travellers, it might take weeks of soul-destroying solitude before you find people to share your discoveries with.
Travello is the app that reduces the risk of feeling depressed and homesick while you’re on your travels and instead makes it much easier to find like-minded world wanderers, no matter where you are. It’s like couch-surfing but you don’t have to have all those amazing reviews to get people to meet up with you.
“At Travello we are helping people connect before they travel and while they are travelling,” says Travello CEO and co-founder Ryan Hanly. “We are taking organic interactions and bringing them onto a digital platform. We feel that helping people connect is infinitely more useful than just telling them what they can do when they arrive at a destination, which is what the vast majority of travel apps focus on.”
The global network lets anxious travellers find companions before they’ve even set foot on the road. All they need to do is upload their trip to Travello, see who’s travelling to the same places at the same time, send them a message and make plans to join forces.
As well as showing you who’s around when you get somewhere, the app also tells you what’s on event-wise. The events are created and posted by fellow travellers, encouraging maximum diversity in the kind of events covered. Whether it’s walking tours, going for drinks, watching a concert, football match or hiking up a mountain, Travello opens up many possibilities to make your trip one to remember.
Travello also offers a WiFi finder – a life-saver for travellers looking to connect to the internet in random places. The list of WiFi hotspots has been put together by travellers who can add to it whenever they find a new one.
Travello is one step ahead of other social networks, you can link-up with people before you’ve even met them. It’s now being used in 180 different countries, that covers most of planet Earth, so it’s very unlikely you’ll be on your own anywhere if you’re using the app.