As travelers, we often float just outside the daily rhythms of a city, observing but not participating. But if you’re determined (or even just mildly inspired), you can find ways to forge friendships that can open up your destination and strengthen your connection to the place you’ve chosen to visit. When you’re looking for friends and friendlies, you’ve got two main pools to draw from: locals and your fellow travelers. Here are tips for finding and befriending both.
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Christine Sarkis has made friends around the world using these techniques. Follow her on Twitter @ChristineSarkis and Instagram @postcartography for more advice about making every vacation the best vacation.
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