Many people are familiar with the post-college diaspora in which all your nearest and dearest are spread hundreds (and even thousands) of miles apart!
Pack a Full Schedule (But Not Too Full) Double-Duty Traveling
The best strategy is to have your traveling perform double-duty. When you travel to visit a friend or family member, schedule a pre-visit coffee and post-visit dessert with any nearby friends. It makes for a long, long day, but you save time in driving. It’s often the short, impromptu visits that make for great memories!
Don’t Forget Breakfast!
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day — and often the cheapest! When I commuted way-too-long for two years, a close friend and I were able to meet weekly or monthly for a quick breakfast before work. I often escaped with a tab under $7, including tip (a side of bacon and two eggs, anyone?).
Share the Load
One handy and reliable strategy for two friends missing each other is to meet halfway. This has a few bonuses: First, you’re splitting the driving time so you can have more time together. You also get to explore a new city iwth a friend, making more memories as you go. Hit up an unfamiliar yoga studio, try a new restaurant, or make a list of all the city parks and visit them one by one.