Anyone know of a website/bulletin board where photographers search for travel companions?

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  1. Philmar

    Philmar TPF Supporters Supporting Member

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    I probably should have asked this years ago...I often dream of going for month long trips to photograph places like Iceland, Namibia or Utah/Nevada but as a single traveler (my wife's passion for travel photography is zero) the cost of car rental and accommodation puts me off. Instead, I rationalize that someday I'll meet a group of likeminded people interested in the same which would significantly the cost. BUT, this day never comes. I know there are ridiculously priced workshops out there but I am not interested in those. I am quite capable of creating an itinerary and arranging my own accommodation for free. So, I wonder if there are websites where photographers interested in pooling resources can meet to arrange photo travels together.

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    Great idea. If you find something let me know. I’m going on a workshop type trip this summer because of similar reasons. Got tired of trying to combine family trips with photo trips. It doesn’t work!
     
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    Have you tried “Meet up”. On that site are hundreds of groups to join. There might be what you are looking for, or you can create one. I don’t know the exact link but a google search will help. Isn’t one of the categories on this forum to help meet other photographers?
     
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    This is a good idea. If it doesn't exist, it could be your ticket to freedom :)

    I have used Meet Up when I first moved out east, and it might be the right tool or at least the only one that will get close. It will depend on your area, but I was able to find many photography groups on that app.
     
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    I’m a member of several meet up groups for photographers. While I haven’t traveled with them anywhere distant, we have done many day trips and at least one overnight for a sunrise shoot a few hours away. It’s a great way to meet people with similar interests.
     

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