For me, there's a few tips I would advise for picking a travel partner or even going about the process of finding one. First and foremost I usually ask my friends if they know people that want to travel but are traveling solo. A few of my trips have come about because of those suggestions - and I ended up making new friends in the process too! That's probably my favorite method, because it's the safest in my opinion! If I can trust a friend, I know that their other friends that haven't met should also be people I like! Other times I've looked online on forums. We have the travel partners section here, but there are also forums and websites out there dedicated to just finding travel partners. I think with the internet though there's always that concern of not knowing the person in real life. I'd always recommend getting to know someone that you plan to travel with - these days we're lucky with things like Skype and FaceTime, so try and talk to the person before you make any plans. As wonderful as the internet is, it can also be a little scary! I also think using forums about your interests can help. For instance, if you love cooking, or love hiking, check online forums related to those topics. You might find someone who is a budding travel partner that would love to go hiking with you, or experience the food of another country with you! Does anyone else have any good ideas on different ways to find travel buddies?