Travel Hacks

Make New Friends On Your Solo Trip With These 4 Icebreakers

By MedSailors Crew
on  September 17, 2018

Solo travel is amazing. You get to forge your own path and indulge in a bit of much-needed you time. The freedom to go your own way is life-affirming, but just because you embark on your travels solo doesn’t mean you can’t – or shouldn’t – make some new pals along the way.

Finding new like-minded friends can be tricky in everyday life, but a few simple icebreaker techniques will be all it takes to connect with your new travel BFF during your MedSailors sailing holiday. See, the benefits of travel really are endless!

Travelling solo - The best ways to make friends on a MedSailors sailing holiday

Be Open to The Possibility of New Friends

Sometimes embracing a positive mental attitude and being open to new possibilities is all it takes for those things to fall directly into your lap. The universe works in mysterious ways and although someone might not immediately look or seem like someone you would usually hang out with, be open to surprises. Who knows where this positivity will take you!


Yes, seriously! That’s it. A smile shows that you’re friendly and willing to chat, and as you’ll be smiling for the rest of your sailing adventure anyway, you might as well start early!

Prepare for a Good Chat

The initial small talk before a really good chat is sometimes tricky, so it’s totally alright to come prepared with a few questions on hand ready to fall back on when there’s a lull in the convo. Steer away from the super mundane things like the weather and try to avoid questions that only require a yes/no answer. Things like ‘where are you from?’ and ‘what do you like to do for fun at home?’ are great starter questions, just make sure you really listen to the answers and look out for anything you might have in common.

Bring Along Something Fun on your MedSailors Sailing Holiday

From a comedy sailor’s hat to a good old-fashioned pack of cards, bringing along a prop of some kind is a super easy way to get the conversation flowing.

Sailing trip advice - Solo travel adventures to make new friends

Ready to build up your new squad with some fellow sailors? Book your MedSailors adventure and start making those BFFs!

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