How to Avoid Loneliness on the Road: HerePin – Your Essential Travel App

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Travel opens endless doors, of that there is no doubt.  It pushes comfort zones, challenges complacency and rewards in all manner of ways.

When you travel, you come to realise that people the world over are remarkably similar, whilst also reminding you of how fortunate you are to be in a position to travel in the first place.  Spending a significant period of time overseas makes you that little bit prouder of your heritage and culture but leaves you with a newfound understanding and appreciation for different ways of life.

Travelling obviously makes up a large part of our lives and though we adore discovering new spots and the personal growth that comes with new adventures, nothing impacts us quite like the people we meet on our adventures.

Sounds pretty amazing right!  Could it get any better?

Well, yes.

Travelling can also be hard – sometimes you get lost, run out of money or end up in an uncomfortable situation – it is after all, still life.

Sometimes when you move on from place to place (and everyone around you is doing the same thing), you feel like you’re surrounded by people but know no one.

Whilst at times it’s easy to meet likeminded travellers and locals, other times, it can be difficult to connect with people.  Though every traveller sets off with great intentions, sometimes it just ends up being difficult to meet others on the road – that’s where HerePin comes in!

HerePin travel app

“A journey is best measured in friends, rather than miles” – Tim Cahill

HerePin is an app sets out to connect likeminded travellers on the hunt for information, local insight and friendship – it’s like the Tinder of the travelling world, but with none of the seediness (and the added bonus of being a great resource of helpful hints).

Designed in New Zealand, a country know for its entrepreneurial spirit and desire to see the world, the team has managed to centralise exactly what travellers need.

HerePin travel app

Getting started is easy – just download the HerePin app for free, sign yourself up (we linked our account to Facebook so the photos load automatically – too easy!) and away you go.  You can choose to either set your location automatically or plug in a specific spot (maybe where you’ll be travelling next so you can start gathering some tips?) and straight away, you’ll be able to connect with others locally and see past pins that have been dropped, offering local insight.  If your question hasn’t already been answered, go ahead and ask one yourself.

It’s almost like having your own personalised travel guide in your pocket for free!

HerePin travel app

Right now the majority of users are based in New Zealand but global use of the app is spreading and with more users comes more information and opportunities to connect in meaningful ways.  This app functions based off its community so jump in and join us – let’s get it cranking!

Whether you’re a traveller off to check out somewhere new, a local looking to make some new friends or someone that’s just moved to a new city and on the hunt for the best hidden treasures, HerePin will help you on your journey.

How to Avoid Loneliness Whilst Travelling - HerePin App

This post was brought to you in collaboration with HerePin.  As always all thoughts are our own.

Though there aren’t many users in Abu Dhabi yet, we’re signed up for HerePin and love it.  Don’t forget to connect with us on the app  if we’re in the same part of the world (we’re @ExploringKiwis).  We can’t wait to see you out there!

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