You can plan an itinerary, but you can’t plan for the people you’ll meet along the way. Seeing foreign sights and experiencing new cultures are enriched by the friendships we take away from those moments and the human connections we make.

Travel friendships are a special kind of relationship – often short, sharp, intense, deep and transformative. This week join us @FAxVince , @FloraBaker, @MargheNick@lavidashannon and the Passion Passport community on Wednesday the 14th at 2:30 – 3:30pm EST to chat ‘Travel Friendships’. We want to share stories about the people you’ve met during your travels that left an impact on your life in some way or another. Make sure to tag us in your tweets with #PassionPassport.

If you are unavailable during the chat time but would still like to participate, feel free to schedule your tweets according to the times listed below:

Q1 – 2:30pm EST

Welcome to the chat! Show us your favorite ‘Travel Friendship’ photo!

Q2 – 2:35pm EST

Tag a travel friend and tell us the story of how you met!

Q3 – 2:45pm EST

Have you made a friendship while traveling that inspired a creative project? Tell us more!

Q4 – 2:50pm EST

Where have you found to be the best places to meet people abroad? Bars? Cafes? Concerts?

Q5 – 3:00pm EST

Have you made friends with locals? How did this particular friendship influence your time abroad?

Q6 – 3:05pm EST

Food is best served with good company! Share a story of a memorable dining experience abroad where you made a new friend.

Q7 – 3:10pm EST

What is an unexpected friendship you’ve made while on the road?

Q8 – 3:20 pm EST

With travel friendships, come travel reunions. Where have you reunited with an overseas friend, or where would you like to?

Body image by Nathan Dumlao / Header image by Chang Duong.