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What is Globetrooper?
Globetrooper is a tool to find travel partners for group trips and world adventures.
More specifically, Globetrooper is a tool for adventurous travellers to create trips and invite people from all over the world to join them.
The Globetrooper website also contains detailed information about regions, adventures and personal experiences. For example, you can read about the Middle East, about Climbing Mt Kilimanjaro or about how Words Can't Explain a Life-Changing Travel Experience.
Why is global travel important?
Life is about experience. And world travel is clearly more ‘experiential’ than the daily grind of 9-to-5.
For example, imagine all you knew was vanilla ice cream. Then suddenly you discovered the local ice creamery with more than 100 different flavours.
That’s global travel; an awakening to unlimited possibilities.
So, I just hop on a plane to really live life?
No, not exactly. For anyone who has had any travel experience, they know that global travel can be challenging. Like everything, it takes a little thought and effort to make the most of it.
There’s nothing wrong with hopping on a plane and only visiting tourist attractions; it still beats watching TV at home. But the real magic of world travel is living and learning with local people. You will be surprised how much you can learn from them.
How does Globetrooper help?
Within group travel with people whom have similar travel aspirations, you can work together to make the most of your trip. You can put your minds together to invent ingenious ways to live with locals and/or discover untouched and untrodden places.
Even more than that, self-planned travel (often using local guides) gives you the flexibility to really encounter the unknown. Unlike packaged travel with fixed itineraries, you can go where you want, when you want, with whomever you want.
But why travel with others?
For many reasons: to make new friends, for increased safety in difficult regions, to learn from each other, and of course, to share your most memorable experiences with people who can appreciate them.
Global travel with others, especially complete strangers, adds another dimension to your Trips. Occasionally, it can be testing, but by far, these trips have the potential to be the most rewarding.
What do I do now?
You can start by browsing our Trip Ideas to get a feel for what's possible. You can then browse our user-created Trips to find one that suits your aspirations. Or create your own Trip and invite friends, family and even strangers. You can then collaborate with your new group to build the trip of a lifetime.
There's so much more to life than rosters and routine.
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