8 Ways To Meet New People When Travelling and Working Remotely

How to find connections as soon as you arrive in a new city

Kerry Needs
5 min readJul 5, 2022


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I see this post all the time on online digital nomad groups: ‘How do I meet people?’. You might think it’s fairly easy. And if you’re staying in hostels or coliving spaces, then it can be, but what if you’re flying solo without a huge network?

If you’re working on the road too, you’re not always going to have tons of time to sightsee or socialise, either.

So rather than spending hours trying to figure out where you can go and what you can do, I’ve compiled a list of all the ways you can fill your social diary, so you can kick back, settle into your new place and focus on getting work done.

1. Networking groups 🫂

If you’re doing business, why not kill two birds with one stone? You can meet new entrepreneurs. If you were in Berlin, for example, you could search ‘Berlin Networking’ and start marking your calendar with interesting events.

One good tip is to join a local Toastmasters International. It’s a public speaking organisation, and they have bi-monthly meet ups where you can hear hilarious and heart warming stories, push yourself out of your comfort zone, and get to meet new people.

If you’re staying in one place a little longer, you could also check out Internations — the online community where you can connect with new friends in over 420 cities worldwide.

2. Check out Meetup 🍸

Meetup is a great way to meet people, because there’s so many different types of meetups. Usually you can find something that will pique your interest.

From board game meetups, to cryptocurrency discussions and language exchanges, there is ample opportunity to meet someone in your new place of residence. Get that social diary booked up!

3. Local Events 🥾

Most local events are on Eventbrite. You will be able to find them by simply filtering.

In just 30 seconds, I discovered that there’s a hiking group in Malta that meets every Sunday, and organises guided hikes for groups for just 12.50 EUR every…



Kerry Needs

Freelance Copywriter | Experiments in #lifestyledesign, #productivity and #flow. Occasional #poet. Get in touch: www.kerryneeds.com