“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” H. Jackson Brown Jr.
In August 2009 I started a Meetup group called Adventure-Us. I started that group because I wanted to find people to do some of the fun outdoors (and indoors) activities I had always wanted to do. In five years, the group grew to over 4,000 members and we did everything there is to do under the sun…and the moon… and under a roof too. We went hiking, camping, whitewater rafting, skydiving, scuba diving, balloon riding, and a lot more! We were kids all over again. Beyond all that, many friendships were forged, and a group of great friends was created.
Now, after doing a few international trips as part of our fun activities, we (me and the organizers of Adventure-Us) decided to take things to the next level, and decided to conquer the world!
And that’s how 1000 Treks was born. We are a group of fun people who want to see the world and have fun doing it. And we don’t just want to see it; we want to experience all the things the world has to offer. From the traditional sightseeing and tourist activities, to adventures and off-the-beaten-path activities. Think not only relaxing on the beaches of Costa Rica, but also whitewater rafting and climbing a volcano. Not only seeing the Eifel Tower, but also going on a river cruise in France. Not only sightseeing in Spain, but also doing part of (or the entire) Camino de Santiago.
Regardless of what you do, no matter where you go, the one thing that will make any trip memorable, is the people that go with you. And that’s what you will find in 1000 Treks: not just a group of people, but a group of fun, welcoming friends that like the same things that you like. When you travel with our group, whether you already know some of the people coming or not, at the end of the trip, you will feel like you have just gone on a trip with a group of your closest friends and will be looking forward to getting together again.