I searched for some travel friends/buddies community websites. Which sites have the highest of number of members, nationalities, travel requests? Do they have mobile apps?

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    We use travel.stackexchange.com :D Welcome!
    – Mark Mayo
    Nov 18, 2014 at 1:01
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    Unfortunately, the way you've phrased it, there are too many possible answers, and they'll be subjective. I'd recommend hopping into the Travel Chat and asking there.
    – Mark Mayo
    Nov 18, 2014 at 1:02
  • If you rephrases this to remove the opinion part ('sites you prefer') and concentrated on asking for a comparison of travel sites based on some hard metric (users, or price , etc) it might be narrow enough to be answered. Otherwise do as @MarkMayo says and head to chat.
    – SpaceDog
    Nov 18, 2014 at 2:11
  • Ok i edited the question
    – Shlomo
    Nov 18, 2014 at 9:53
  • Hey I read your question, and if you were worrying about accomodation you could try Couchsurfing, and yes do use the chats.
    – epiclapser
    Jan 26, 2015 at 16:28

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The main problem is these days, almost every big site tries to bill themselves as a community. In addition, many of them don't release stats on demographics, membership numbers and so on.

Some of the most popular ones include:

Couchsurfing - over 5.5 million members in 97,000 towns, in over 250 states or countries.

TripAdvisor claims to be the largest travel site in the world, but much of it is reviews, but there's over 60 million members.

Frankly, if you're adventurous, I'd suggest smaller community-oriented sites. If you're a cyclist, WarmShowers (35,000+ members) has made many of my cyclist traveller friends meet people, and frankly I'd be remiss if I didn't mention our own site - Travel Stack Exchange, where we currently have over 16,000 users - accumulated in under 4 years. Many of us have met in person, and there's been at least a couple of meetups as well.

Speaking of which, Meetup is also great, if you specify 'travel' in your interests, you can find travellers nearby. I'm going to one this week!


I think Couchsurfing will be the best for that, they have a lot of forums and community groups. For sure you'll find travel buddies:)

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