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One of the best parts of travelling is the opportunity to meet new friends, whether it's the proprietor of that lovely little taqueria near the beach or the couple in the next cabin who turn out to live one street over from you. These chance connections can be fleeting, or they can turn into lifelong friendships. And often, they're the most special part of your travels.
Tell us: What are the most meaningful connections you've made while travelling? Which fellow travellers have made the most impact in your life—or your vacation? Whom do you wish you could meet again?
Share your stories and the best ones will be published online—and may even appear in Reader's Digest magazine.
All submissions are reviewed prior to posting. We will post as many comments as possible, though some may be edited for length and clarity.
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