Do you Wonder if People Still Pen Pal or how to get Started?

So you want to learn how to find a pen pal?

Let me start by saying I have been pen palling since 2010, and I am going to take you through the steps on how to get started. I started writing after I graduated high school if that tells you anything. Some people have the idea that pen palling is for kids in middle school, but I assure you, it is not!

There is a whole pen pal world out there from the ages 5+! Even elderly people pen pal! There are some people in their 40’s that have just started writing. You can write at any age. There is nothing stopping you! You can write to make a new friend, you can write to learn about different cultures, or you can even write just so each of you can swap gifts from each other’s country.

I am going to refer  you back to a link, on how pen palling has to do with traveling→Old post. You don’t have to read this, but it may give you a little insight.

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What does penpalling have to do with traveling?

 I never thought I would be able to afford traveling. In 2010 my cousin helped me to find a penpal website and it started from there. I know writing someone from another country or state seems childish and something you would only do in your 5th grade class, but it opens another door for you, especially if you cannot afford to travel.

In 2010, I started my first of many letters out of the country. What does this have to do with traveling? It has a lot to do with it. This was just the beginning, the door was open. I wanted to learn about people and their cultures. Isn’t that what traveling is about? The experience, the culture, and meeting new people? Yes, writing to people is mental traveling. 

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