For single professionals in their 30’s and 40’s, the quest to find a travel buddy can be a bit of a deal breaker when it comes to making that dream travel experience happen. Fear not, single travellers, because we’re on a rescue mission.
We’re here to unite single 30-40 something’s like you and whisk you away on the adventure of a lifetime. We do this through *deep breath* a GROUP TOUR.
But these are no ordinary group tours, far from it. We’re not like other travel companies. We’ve lovingly filtered out ukulele-clutching students and relaxed retirees, they can stick to grimy hostels and coach tours. Instead, we’ve gone for expect adventure-packed itineraries with luxury hotels and unforgettable experiences.
And the best bit?
That you get to share the adventure with truly like-minded single travellers in their 30s and 40s: the same life stage, same age group, and same desire to travel the world.
For single 30-40 something’s, we believe this is the PERFECT time to meet new people and quench that thirst for wanderlust. Just choose your destination and we’ll set you up with fellow single travellers ready to explore life off the beaten path.
Whether this leads to wedding bells we can’t guarantee, yet what we can promise is a chance to meet new friends and form unbreakable bonds. Cheesy it may sound, yet we’re talking real, genuine, let’s-move-in-together kind of friendships.
Here’s the Flash Pack low down on how we do it:
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Meet single travellers in their 30s and 40s
The majority of group tours out there can be a bit of a (not so) lucky dip when it comes to who you’re travelling with (our Co-founder Radha learnt this the hard way).
So, it may sound ruthless, but we’re really strict about keeping our adventures solely for single travellers aged 30 and 40 something. In this age range, we find people want awesome adventure, yet with a tasty helping of luxury and comfort.
68% of our customers have never been on a group tour before, often because they’ve had their career hat on and been busy being all responsible. Now, with a little more money under their belt, the nagging feeling of missing out on seeing the world is too strong to resist.
But as their friends settle down, have kids and head to Disneyland, trying to find people to travel with becomes increasingly difficult.
At this point, we’d like to wave a big banner in front of them saying ‘come join a Flash Pack group tour with like-minded 30-40 something’s!’, but that might be seem a bit pushy (and involve some breaking and entering).
So instead we specifically target our marketing in the hope that adventure-seeking eyes will fall on our website (like yours, actually). This way we ensure the right sort of Flashpacker books on in the first place, so you can all share the experience without a dreadlocked gap-yah student in sight.
Read more: Being single makes you a brilliant traveller
Share brag-worthy experiences together
We’ve learnt along the way one very simple equation: like-minded travellers + epic experiences = the best of kind of friendships.
It seems that when a group of similarly aged people find themselves doing something new and exciting, this is the ultimate situation to meet new travel buddies.
There’s something about plunging yourself out of your comfort zone together that connects you in a way you don’t even feel with your oldest friends. Whether this is trekking to the colourful summit of Rainbow Mountain or bathing rescued elephants in Myanmar, these experiences create memories and friendships that last a lifetime.
Buddy up with a roomie
On our adventures there’s no single supplement, instead we match you up with like-minded roommates.
This may seem a bold move, yet we believe this is a really great way to get to know your fellow jetsetters. The rooms are all same sex, but we’re not talking bunk beds and lights out at 9pm.
Our accommodation is a far cry from the hostels of your youth and those tourist-filled chain hotels. Whether you’re staying in a bohemian treehouse or glamping in the jungle, you can’t help but bond with your roommate.
Trust us, as a solo traveler, it’s way more fun this way.
Read more: What the hell is a single supplement?
Get together for reunions
After all the hilarious and heart-warming memories you co-created with your fellow Flashpackers, we bet you’ll be planning a reunion as soon as you land. Or in some cases, maybe even planning to move in together!
We get that making new friends in your 30s and 40s alongside a hectic career can be a rare occurrence, so we love bringing together like-minded adventure seekers that remain friends for life.
Here’s a lovely summarising quote to finish, from Flashpacker Amanda who travelled to Vietnam & Cambodia with us:
“I truly believe that no-one will understand the essence of a Flash Pack adventure until you have been through it yourself. I wouldn’t hesitate to do another Flash Pack tour, not just because of the amazing itineraries and destinations, but because what’s not to like about potentially making more great friends for life?’ …Read Amanda’s full blog here!
So, if you’re in the midst of trying to meet solo travellers in their 30s and 40s, we could politely suggest you take a look at our small group adventure tours, or we could say LOOK NO FURTHER! Either way, it’s over to you.
Ready to give it a go? Three smashing adventures to meet new people in their 30s and 40s:
Smash your comfort zone in South Africa
From swimming with seals to bucket list safaris, this is one for the animal lovers. It’s also one for the adrenalin junkies or simply those of you wanting to plunge out of your comfort zone like never before – ever abseiled a mountain?
Climb the peaks of Peru
Put your heart right up inside your mouth as you climb over 5,000 metres to the extraordinary summit of Rainbow Mountain, take a night-time boat ride through the Amazonian jungle and see the tree-top wildlife from hanging bridges. Mountain bike the highlands of the Sacred Valley and march to Machu Picchu. Then ease off with some pisco sours in Lima.
A sensory journey to Japan
Take on sushi making after exploring the world’s largest fish market, escape tourist crowds on a hidden neighbourhood cycling tour of East Tokyo and visit stunning Kyoto and the Great Torii on Miyajima island. You’ll also have lunch with a sumo wrestler and learnt the ancient art of ninja warfare, as well as taking in the colourful chaos of Japan’s neon cities.