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Where can you find someone to gorilla trek with?


Whether your travel preferences lean toward the adventurous, exotic, or conventional, if you're looking for a like-minded person to share the experience, check, the leading travel companion matching site with more than 40,000 members worldwide.
Last month TravelChums member GorillaGirl emailed us: “I found a travel partner to go to Africa to do gorilla trekking this September on Travel Chums. The site works!!!”

Launched in November, 2000, TravelChums is now completely free! Visitors can Quick Search to peruse member profiles for potential matches. If they decide to join, they can post a detailed profile, communicate privately with prospective travel companions, and utilize a variety of message boards to find companions who are planning a trip in the near or distant future. 

Members include those who:

  • prefer traveling with another person for companionship and/or safety.
  • want to save on travel expenses by sharing transportation, lodging, and other costs.
  • have a spouse or significant other who can’t get away, has different interests, or doesn’t enjoy traveling.
  • desire a like-minded companion for a vacation that focuses on a hobby, sport, or other special interest.
  • would like to meet a resident of the city or region they’re traveling to, to make a new acquaintance and find out what to see and do from a local’s perspective.
TravelChums has been continually upgraded in response to members’ suggestions. Features include:
  • a 53-item Personal Profile that focuses on personal attributes, hobbies and interests, travel preferences and experiences, and upcoming travel plans. Can include a photo.
  • a 10-item Travel Personality Profile.
  • a 39-item active MessageBoard divided into four categories: Regions, Special Interests, Lifestyles, and Seasons
  • TravelChums Tips: Members' suggestions about a great place to stay or dine, an experience not to be missed, or -- a rip-off.
  • Travel Experiences: Descriptions of trips members have shared with other TravelChums members; recommendations for making the most of the experience.
  • Knowledgebase: Members can ask travel-related questions and receive answers.
  • a Pre-Trip Questionnaire Checklist ( of items to discuss and address before the trip.
TravelChums was created and is managed by ShawGuides, Inc., publishers of educational travel and creative career guides since 1988. is the place to find a compatible travel companion. It's easy, it's quick, and now it's totally free!

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