Facebook groups are a great way to connect with other people, including locals or other travellers while you're on holiday. You can even join groups to find travel deals or get insider tips. While you can use Facebook groups during your trip to meet new people, joining a few in the months leading up to your trip gives you time to get to know people better and make plans based on advice from other group members. Here are a few recommendations to start with:
When you look for groups, consider how many members it has, how often those members post, what kinds of posts are being made (beware spam accounts) and how helpful the comments are. You'll get better results if you search for groups specific to the country or cities you're visiting. If you're already on Facebook often, groups are an easy way to start preparing for your trip since you don't have to make an extra effort to visit new sites or forums.
Must Join Facebook Groups for Travellers [Two Monkeys Travel Group]