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“Drive Louise! Drive! Drive the car! Go! Go! Go go go go go go!”
Now and again we all want to escape the rigmarole of life, whether it’s just the mundane trudge of going work or because we’ve just committed a robbery. ThelmaAndLouise.com is a travel companion website for women, with a number of community features that help it to stand out. What’s more, it’s free to use! There’s plenty to like here, so let’s get started...
What you will notice when you first load up the site is how well organized it is. You can easily lose yourself looking at photos and reading articles written by the members. The home page content changes depending on the time of year, meaning you’ll find Christmas getaways near Christmas, winter sun or something around Easter, and so on. This shows that the site’s team really care about creating a space for people who are real travellers, as it takes their potential trips into consideration.
Moving around the website is mostly very simple and you can choose from four main tabs: Inspired (where you can read articles or listen to podcasts), Plan Your Trip (where you can talk on forums, respond to meet ups and more), Find a Travel Buddy (where you can search for travel partners or groups) and Quick Links (which simply takes you to the busiest areas of the site).
There are hoards of good travel articles written by people who have been traveling. These are really useful because they give you a good idea of a particular location whilst also offering some tips on where to eat, drink, stay and so on. Some writers also include specific details on bus prices, train station locations, habits and local traditions. Meanwhile you can listen to podcasts, which is quite a nice way of getting to grips with your potential route, particularly if you are driving or on a walk (and therefore can’t read).
Finding a buddy is fairly simple as you can choose the age range, preferred holiday type, destination and budget. However, there’s not so much in the way of matching, and further filtering through the results isn’t that simple. You can, however, build a list of your favorite members, which is a good way of developing a group of people you think you’d like to meet in person.
There are not really any links to sites where you can reserve hotels or book plane tickets, but you can send messages to multiple recipients so you can arrange group trips and discuss the nuances of the journey. Profiles contain basic information but this could be further developed to allow you to express what you’re interested in a bit more. Membership numbers seem healthy and, on evidence of the articles we read, people definitely do use the website to meet up and travel together.
Overall, Thelma And Louise does a grand job of letting women meet online and arrange trips abroad. Its great virtue is in the sheer number of articles it contains, as well as its useful community features. This site is also free to use, so the value is unbeatable.
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