Perhaps you want to head traveling but have no one to go with? Maybe you’ve always wanted to see the world by yourself, but you’re worried that you might get lonely? Have no fear; there are many ways that you can make new travel buddies – even when you’re shy.
Stay In Dorms
Staying in hostel dorms is one way to get closer to people. After all, you’ll all be sharing a space, so it’s likely that you will have to talk to someone at some point. Plus, hanging out in the communal areas or working as part of the team for a few extra bucks could soon give you an excuse to talk to new people and make some new travel buddies.
Head On Trips
Many destinations come with a host of opportunities to get out and see the area. The best bit? There are many organized trips that mean we don’t have to worry about planning a thing. That’s not all. Signing up to an organized trip could be all you need to meet other people with similar interests as the adventure alone should hopefully give you plenty to talk about.
Join A Community
Perhaps you have a hobby or talent that you share with many others around the world? Joining an online community could give you the chance to talk to people living across the planet. Not only will you already have a conversation starter, but traveling means you could meet up with some of your new friends or head to local conventions to meet people who share the same passion.
Choose Quiet Destinations
If you want to meet new people but don’t want to get overwhelmed by large groups or crowds of tourists, then it might be time to look at quieter destinations. Not only will you be able to see more of the area, but this should give you a chance to sit back and asses the other people in the area before sparking a conversation in your own time.
Traveling can be a great way to meet new people from all walks of life – even if we are shy. Sometimes, all it takes is a little push to meet new travel buddies and experience things we may have never seen before.
Blake Lively & Ryan Reynolds
After meeting on the set of Green Lantern in 2010, these good looking lovebirds started secretly dating a year later. The hilarious couple tied the knot in 2012 and now have two children together.
Channing Tatum & Jenna Dewan
Everyone fell in love with Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan watching Step Up in 2006. Their chemistry was undeniable and their attraction to one another was shown through their tactile dance moves. Fans went wild when it was revealed that the two were dating and the couple stuck together ever since. They were married in 2009 and welcomed their daughter, Everly in 2013. Nowadays the two can’t help but gush about one another on every talk show and media interview.
Ryan Phillippe & Reese Witherspoon
When Ryan Phillippe and Reese Witherspoon starred opposite one another in the remake of Dangerous Liaisons in 1999, they were already married. It was clear that these two had a strong love connection in the movie. That same year, Reese fell pregnant with their first child Ava, followed by their son, Deacon in 2003. Unfortunately, their union was not to last and the couple decided to divorce in 2006. However, after a difficult custody battle, their divorce wasn’t finalized for a year.
Angelina Jolie & Billy Bob Thornton
Who could forget the relationship between Angelina Jolie and Billy Bob Thornton? The two met on set Pushing Tin in 1999 but didn’t pursue their romance until 2000. However, once they started dating, it was full speed ahead and they were married after a mere two months of dating. Their relationship was incredibly intense and this was shown by Angelina donning a necklace with a vial of Billy’s blood. Sadly, blood isn’t thicker than divorce papers and they called it quits in 2003.
Daniel Craig & Rachel Weisz
James Bond star Daniel Craig is undoubtedly one of the most sought after actors, but he only has eyes for one woman. He met actress Rachel Weisz on the set of their 2010 movie Dream House and wasted no time in embarking on a relationship. After a whirlwind romance, the couple were married after just six-months of dating. Despite their status as a couple, the two pledged to stay as private as possible with Weisz commenting, “You have to protect your marriage.”
Penelope Cruz & Javier Bardem
The Spanish duo had a tumultuous yet passionate relationship on-screen in the 2008 film Vicky Christina Barcelona. There was much speculation surrounding their romance and if they were or were not dating. The couple decided to stay quiet and not publicly discuss their personal life. In 2010, Cruz and Bardem tied the knot in a private ceremony in the Bahamas, followed by welcoming their first child a year later. The couple are the only Spanish actors to have won an Academy Award.
Johnny Depp & Amber Heard
Depp and Heard met on the set of their movie The Rum Diary where they played each other’s love interest. However, the couple did not get together until 2012 when Depp split from his wife of 14-years, Vanessa Paradis. In 2015, the couple tied the knot in an intimate ceremony in the Bahamas. In 2016, everything came crashing down when rumors of abuse started to circulate, leading Heard to file for divorce. After a bitter battle, lawsuit and a restraining order, their divorce was finalized in 2016.
Stephen Moyer & Anna Paquin
Due to the provocative nature of vampire hit show True Blood, it is not surprising to find out that two of the biggest characters ended up together in real life. Stephen Moyer and Anna Paquin started dating after filming the pilot of the show back in 2007. In 2010 the couple were married in Malibu, California and in 2012, welcomed their fraternal twins named Charlie and Poppy. Although their on-screen persona’s ended up splitting, these two are stronger than ever in real life.
Alyson Hannigan and Alexis Denisof
Alyson Hannigan might have wanted nothing to do with Wesley Wyndham-Pryce in Buffy The Vampire Slayer as she played nerdy little Willow, but things in real life were just the opposite. Offscreen, Hannigan fell for Densiof and the two tied the knot in 2003. Today, the couple are still married and more in love than ever. They have two daughters, Satyana Marie Denisof born in 2009, on the same day as her mother, and Keeva Jane Denisof, born in 2012.
Steve Carell & Nancy Walls
On The Office, Steve Carell’s character Michael Scott dated Walls’ character Carol Stills, who wasn’t too eager for the relationship and later broke his heart. However in reality, the two have been in love for over two decades and met while Carell was Still’s improv teacher. Carell admitted that he was hesitant to ask Nancy on a date, but once he plucked up the courage to do it, sparks flew. The two later married in 1995 and have two children.
Leighton Meester & Adam Brody
It was every teens dream when Gossip Girl star Leighton Meester and The O.C. hunk, Adam Brody, started dating in real life. It was reported that Meester had a crush on Brody for years but nothing came to fruition until they were reunited on the set of their 2012 film The Oranges. It was clear there was a mutual attraction, but they didn’t actually become an item until 2013. From this, they were engaged nine-months later and tied the knot in secret, three months after that.
Claire Danes & Hugh Dancy
When Claire Danes starred in the 2007 movie Evening, it did not come as a shock that she fell in love with her co-star Dancy. The couple married in a private ceremony in 2009, which was said to be a low-key event, just like the couple. The couple have one son together and Claire gushed of Dancy, “He was raised well, went to great schools, he’s a clever guy and he makes me giggle… I scored. I lucked out, big-time!”
Humphrey Bogart & Lauren Bacall
In 1943, on the set of To Have and Have Not, Lauren Bacall was just 19-years-old while Humphrey Bogart was 44. However, for these two, age was just a number and they did not care about the difference. Bacall revealed of their first kiss, “He was standing behind me — we were joking as usual — when suddenly he leaned over, put his hand under my chin and kissed me.” The couple married in 1945 and had two children, but sadly, disaster struck in 1957 when Bogart died of esophageal cancer.
Natalie Portman & Benjamin Millepied
Natalie Portman’s outstanding performance in her 2010 movie Black Swan did not just win her an Academy Award, it also won her a husband. As it turns out, Millepied was the choreographer on the set of the movie and the two fell madly in love. When asked if winning an Oscar for Best Actress or a partner was more special, Portman replied “Yeah, the husband more.” The couple got married in 2012 and have two children together.
Alexis Bledel & Vincent Kartheiser
Alexis Bledel met Kartheiser in 2012 when she guest-starred on his TV show, Mad Men. Their storyline involved a secret affair which broke off after a while, but in real life, they ended up going the distance. However, the couple revealed that they were completely professional on-set and didn’t explore their relationship until after the season wrapped-but when they did, it felt natural. In 2014, the couple were married and wasted no time in having their first child the following year.
Freddie Prinze Jr. & Sarah Michelle Gellar
Freddie Prinze Jr. and Sarah Michelle Gellar first met on the set of their 1997 movie I Know What You Did Last Summer, but their romance was a complete accident. Sarah revealed “We had made plans for dinner with a mutual friend and the person canceled.” The co-stars decided to have dinner together anyway and they never looked back. The couple were married in 2002 and welcomed two children together. They even went on to reprise their roles as co-stars in the Scooby-Doo franchise.
Tom Cruise & Nicole Kidman
Nicole Kidman admitted that her jaw dropped when she saw Tom Cruise at the audition for Days Of Thunder in 1989. Kidman won the part in the movie opposite Cruise and she admitted, “He basically swept me off my feet. I fell madly, passionately in love.” The feeling was mutual and they were later married on Christmas Eve 1990. Cruise and Kidman adopted two children together but in 2001, everything came crashing down as they announced their separation.
Halle Berry & Olivier Martinez
After Halle Berry finalized a bitter custody battle over her daughter with ex Gabriel Aubry, she went back to work and focused on her career. In 2010, she didn’t expect to fall in love with her co-star Olivier Martinez on the set of Dark Tide. The actress and the Frenchman were inseparable and they married in 2013. The couple went on to have one son together, but there was trouble in paradise and their marriage didn’t last, they divorced in 2016.
Ryan Gosling & Eva Mendes
Heartthrob Gosling and beautiful Eva Mendes kept everyone guessing when rumors began flying that they had sparked up a relationship, after hitting it off in their 2011 movie The Place Beyond the Pines. Although they were in fact together, the couple stayed coy on their status until it emerged that Eva was pregnant. The couple have two daughters together and in true Gosling-Mendes style, they kept-tight lipped on rumors of their marriage. They secretly tied the knot in 2016.
Kelly Ripa & Mark Consuelos
Long before Kelly Ripa was the host of talk show Live! since 2001, she starred in soap All My Children, alongside Mark Consuelos. They were each other’s on-screen love interest and their relationship blossomed off-screen. The couple ran off to Las Vegas and secretly eloped in 1996. Since then, Kelly and Mark continue to defy the odds and have made their showbiz marriage work for over 20 years. Between their three children and busy schedules, they still live a very fast-paced lifestyle.
Sophia Bush & Chad Michael Murray
It was every One Tree Hill fans’ dream when Brooke Davis and Lucas Scott got together in real life. It seemed that for Bush and Murray, their attraction to one another was more than just a storyline on the show. The young couple decided to marry in a ceremony in Santa Monica, California but it turned out their marital bliss was not meant for these two. After just five months of being man and wife, Bush and Murray divorced.
Elizabeth Taylor & Richard Burton
Elizabeth Taylor was known for her eight marriages, and two of them were to her co-star Richard Burton. The two fell in love on the set of the 1963 film Cleopatra, but Taylor was married to fourth husband Eddie Fisher and Burton to Sybil Williams. They embarked on an affair but by 1964 they divorced their other spouses and married each other. Their troubled marriage led them to divorce in 1974, only to re-marry in 1975 but split again a year later.
Kyra Sedgwick & Kevin Bacon
Bacon and Sedgwick officially met on the set of the 1988 TV movie Lemon Sky, but it was said that they exchanged words at a dinner years prior but didn’t think anything of it. However, there was not an instant attraction on set and Sedgwick recalled that she didn’t think Kevin was her type, but Bacon later won her over. They were married the following year and are still together today after 29 years of marriage and two children.
Ben Affleck & Jennifer Lopez
After meeting on the set of Gigli in 2002, Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez were given the name ‘Bennifer’. Their relationship garnered extensive media attention and they were constantly pictured on the front of most tabloids. The couple got engaged in November 2002 but their September 2003 was postponed four days prior due to “excessive media attention.” This was a huge sign and many people knew that they wouldn’t go through with the marriage. They finally ended up parting ways in January 2004.
Ben Stiller & Christine Taylor
Stiller met Taylor in 1999 on the set of Fox TV pilot Heat Vision and Jack. The couple instantly knew it was love and Ben admitted, “When I met her, I pretty much thought, ‘That’s the person,'” they married the following year in Kauai, Hawaii. Ben and Christine went on to star opposite one another in Zoolander, Zoolander 2, Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story, Tropic Thunder and Arrested Development. Although the couple had two children and 17-years of marriage, they announced they were divorcing in 2017.
Ginnifer Goodwin & Josh Dallas
It seems that Ginnifer Goodwin found her true prince charming in the form of actor Josh Dallas. The couple met while filming the fantasy adventure drama Once Upon a Time, and have been inseparable since. For Dallas, the attraction to Goodwin was almost instantaneous — he recalls quickly falling for the actress shortly after they did their first script read-through together. Their chemistry was so strong that Dallas compared the feeling to being hit with “a blinding light.” The couple initially tried to keep their fairytale romance under wraps before making their first public debut as a couple in 2012, and marrying two years later.
Keri Russell & Matthew Rhys
On the FX spy drama, The Americans, Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys play two spies struggling to keep their carefully orchestrated cover. Behind the scenes, the two were hiding a secret of their own — a relationship. In 2014, a year into filming the series, the couple went public with their love after paparazzi photos surfaced capturing romantic moments between the two. In 2016, the couple who played spies on-screen, embarked on a new mission — becoming parents to their new baby.
Tom Hanks & Rita Wilson
Considered to be one of Hollywood’s most enduring marriages, most people don’t know that Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson’s relationship actually began behind the scenes. Hanks and Wilson first crossed paths when Wilson guest-starred on an episode of the ABC sitcom Bosom Buddies in the early 1980s. The two would share screen time again when they co-starred in the film, Volunteers. Hanks told GQ magazine that he “felt an immediate spark” that just “couldn’t be denied.” Decades after their 1988 marriage ceremony, their love story shows no signs of slowing down.
Blake Shelton & Gwen Stefani
Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani prove that sometimes opposites attract — the country crooner and the ska-pop princess met while filming the reality music competition, The Voice. In 2015, Stefani joined the television show as a judge, joining Shelton and other prominent musicians. The chemistry between the two was obvious from the moment Stefani pulled up a swivel chair near Shelton. No strangers to PDA and romantic social media posts, the couple even recorded a duet, “Nobody But You” in 2020. The couple made it official when they tied the knot in a ceremony at Shelton’s ranch in Oklahoma.
Michael Fassbender & Alicia Vikander
While some celebrities publicly flaunt their love lives, others prefer to keep a low profile — like actors Michael Fassbender and Alicia Vikander. The two met while filming the powerful drama, The Light Between Oceans in 2014. While media coverage of the two was far and few between, fans got to see the two share a romantic kiss when Vikander won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role in The Danish Girl. The notoriously private pair wed in a private ceremony in 2017, and welcomed their first child in 2021.
LeAnn Rimes & Eddie Cibrian
There are times where the real chemistry between co-stars can leap off the script and into real life. Such was the case for LeAnn Rimes and Eddie Cibrian. The two met on the set of the made-for-TV movie, Northern Lights. The 2009 movie, which was based on a Nora Roberts novel, featured the two stars as romantic partners. By the end of 2010, Rimes and Cibrian were engaged, and in April of 2011, the couple made their love official by marrying in a private ceremony.
Samira Wiley & Lauren Morelli
For writer and producer Lauren Morelli, getting the opportunity to work on the television series Orange Is the New Black allowed her to explore her own sexual identity and eventually find love with one of the show’s stars, Samira Wiley. The couple began dating in early 2014, and made their first red carpet debut at the 2014 Emmy Awards later that year. Two years later, the couple announced their engagement, and exchanged vows in an intimate ceremony in march of 2017. In April of 2021, the two welcomed their first child, a daughter.
Kit Harington & Rose Leslie
For Kit Harington, the combination of shooting in a secluded and beautiful landscape only helped to intensify his feelings for co-star Rose Leslie. The two met on the fantasy drama Game of Thrones, where they played on-screen lovers John Snow and Ygritte. The notoriously private couple began dating in 2012, but made their relationship public at the 2016 Olivier Awards in London. Two years later, in 2018, the pair married in Leslie’s family’s ancestral castle in Scotland. In 2021, the couple welcomed their first child, a baby boy.
Megan Fox & Brian Austin Green
For some celebrity couples, age is just a number — for actress Megan Fox and actor Brian Austin Green, their age gap almost prevented them from starting a relationship. The two met on the set of ABC’s sitcom, Hope & Faith. Fox, just 18 at the time, fell “instantly in love” with her co-star Green, despite his hesitations of dating a younger woman. The couple continued dating before tying the knot in a secret ceremony in Hawaii in 2010. Unfortunately, after more than a decade, the couple decided to part ways.
Josh Bowman & Emily VanCamp
The ABC drama, Revenge, may have been filled with plot twists, but the romance between stars Josh Bowman and Emily VanCamp couldn’t have been more straightforward. The two met on set, where they played lovers Emily Thorne and Daniel Grayson, even getting married in the show’s third season. In real life, the couple’s relationship took a slower turn. The couple met on set in late 2011, and married in 2018. A far cry from their glamorous Hamptons residing characters, Bowman and VanCamp enjoy spending time together in nature and with their dog.
Ashton Kutcher & Mila Kunis
In 1998, Mila Kunis was 14-years-old while Ashton Kutcher was 20 when they were cast on That 70’s Show. Ashton and Mila dated on-and-off as youngsters before deciding it wasn’t working, and went into other relationships. However, in 2010, Mila split from longterm boyfriend Macaulay Culkin and Ashton split from wife Demi Moore in 2011. It wasn’t until 2013 that Mila and Ashton went public with their relationship and the following year Mila became pregnant. The couple married in 2015 in a secret ceremony and have since welcomed their second child.
Jennifer Aniston & Justin Theroux
Jennifer and Justin were first introduced on the set of Tropic Thunder as Aniston was visiting, but nothing happened until 2010 when they both starred in Wanderlust. They seemed to have a spark and evident chemistry with Aniston admitting “I got a good one, I got a sweet, kind man.” After two years of dating, Justin popped the question on his 41st birthday. The couple were engaged for three years and surprised their friends and family with a wedding at their home in 2015.
Will Smith & Jada Pinkett Smith
Will Smith met Jada Pinkett in 1995 when she auditioned to play Will’s girlfriend on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. Jada might have not won the part, but she won Will’s heart. The couple married in 1997 in a secret New Year’s Eve ceremony and went on to have two children together. In 2001, the couple united on-screen in Muhammad Ali biopic Ali, playing husband and wife. Although they have been plagued with split rumors for years, they have been married for almost 20 years.
Jennifer Garner & Ben Affleck
Bennifer 2.0 got to know each other well before they started dating. Ben admitted “We met on Pearl Harbor, which people hate, but we fell in love on Daredevil.” However, at that time they were both in other relationships but in 2004, Jennifer’s divorce was granted and Ben broke off his engagement to Jennifer Lopez. In 2005, the couple were married and went on to have three children together. Unfortunately, after 10 years of marriage, the couple announced their separation. Their divorce was finalized in 2017.
Brad Pitt & Angelina Jolie
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie’s forbidden love infamously started on the set of their film Mr. & Mrs. Smith in 2004, when Pitt was married to Jennifer Aniston. The tabloids couldn’t get enough of the controversy but Jolie denied that they were intimate on the movie set. In 2005, Pitt filed for divorce from Jennifer Aniston and embarked on a relationship with Jolie. Pitt later adopted Jolie’s children and had three of their own. After 10 years together, the couple got married in 2014, but Angelina filed for divorce in 2016.