Travel, while exciting, can also be daunting.

Especially to youth embarking on their first-ever solo voyage. Be it a gap year, volunteering abroad or backpacking trip, debut travellers likely don’t have access to an international network (or family, as we like to call it) that can cushion the shock of stepping off a plane in a foreign land and having absolutely no idea what to do next.

Luckily, the team at Wanderlust – The Travel Tribe have paved the way. They’ve been to every corner of the globe and met everyone along the road. Heck, they’re probably already friends with your Grandma.

This eclectic group has forged a friendship from a string of random chance meetings, everywhere from Tomorrowland Music Festival to the busy streets of Barcelona. Ask them how they met (if you can spare 3 hours) and you get a bizarre and nonsensical story that the most talented hollywood script-writer would struggle to replicate.  Combined, they’re like a super-random, super-team, each possessing a unique complimentary skill that builds up to something extraordinary. The ring-leader is an Australian who walks a very fine line between genius and completely insane, pushing boundaries and taking risks inferior humans would wet their pants even considering.

One of these aforementioned risks is aspiring to create the so-called “World’s Largest Travel Tribe”, no small feat, however considering that he is already friends with half the planet it was to be expected that this would come up sooner or later. Leading his band of merry men (and women) into battle for travel-app supremacy, they conspired and brainstormed to create something the world had never seen before. Far from accepting what was available, this crew took the opportunity to improve, evolve, and innovate the tech on-offer specifically for travellers.

The resulting product has been 2 years in development, and let’s just say: It was worth the wait.

Built from experience, the resulting app combines features that every traveller can get behind. Think of a mobile swiss-army knife, everything you need for your next adventure packaged neatly into the digital pocket of your smartphone. It comes equipped with a ready-made international family, to be deployed as necessary for special tasks such as airport pickups, holidays abroad, or even just coffee and a chat. You never know what you’re going to need in unfamiliar territory, perhaps a fellow-countryman to help you make sense of it all or a savvy local that can point you in the right direction.

The wait is finally over, and the Wanderlust Tribe is ready to unleash their creation upon the world and see where the adventure takes them next.

Join the tribe and be a part of the journey: www.ilovewanderlust.com