Do you love traveling to new destinations? Do you enjoy trying new things? Then welcome to "Wanderlust!" also known as "The Albany Travel, Culture & Adventure Club".  We are the largest, most active group of travel lovers in the Capital Region.

Join us as we explore the beauty of the Capital Region and the world around us by attending cultural festivals, lectures & movies, taking day trips, dining at ethnic restaurants... and lots more. Basically we will do anything we can come up with to feed the wanderlust in our souls, open our minds and experience new things!

Membership is free, and this is not a singles-only group. We are a diverse group, open to all ages... singles, couples and friends... including those who are well-traveled and those who aren't well-traveled but want to travel more, or just wish to learn about other cultures. We welcome anyone who dreams of far away places and is looking for folks with a similar mindset!

In addition to traveling and attending cultural events, Wanderlust regularly organizes and participates in fundraising events for those in need both locally, and in other areas of the world.  These are some of our best events, as they bring together people with different ethnic and cultural backgrounds to develop a deeper understanding of each other and form real connections by working on a common concern or issue.  In the process of working together toward a common goal, we can also benefit from learning about, understanding, and celebrating our unique contributions, differences and similarities.

This group is run by volunteers and we are always looking for new assistant organizers to plan events. If you're interested in organizing an event yourself, or just have an idea for an event, please let us know. Thanks! - Liz

 

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Welcome, Travel and Adventure Lovers!

Recent Meetups

  • February 14 · 7:00 PM

    AFRICAN SAFARI: The Ultimate Serengeti Safari - 8 Days

    4 Travel & Adventure Lovers

    AFRICAN SAFARI: The Ultimate Serengeti Safari (2 departures) - February 14 - 21, 2015 - September 19 - 26, 2015 -------------------------------------------- Join Global... Learn more
  • February 7 · 7:00 PM

    KILIMANJARO TREK: Marangu Route - 8 Days

    4 Travel & Adventure Lovers

    KILIMANJARO TREK: Marangu Route (2 departures in 2015) - February 7 - 14, 2015 (assuming extra day on mountain added) - September 12 - 19, 2015 (assuming extra day on... Learn more
  • February 7 · 9:00 AM

    Ice Harvest Festival

    4 Travel & Adventure Lovers

    Take part in the traditional Ice Harvest as you walk out on the frozen mill pond to help cut and maneuver blocks of ice using historic tools. Also includes:Horse drawn... Learn more
  • January 31 · 1:00 PM

    Travel Show - CANCELLED

    3 Travel & Adventure Lovers

    Meet me at the travel show and we will look for local trips or maybe a weekend trip idea. Admission free. 11-3pm
  • January 24 · 7:00 PM

    NICARAGUA: Bike, Kayak & Adventure Group Trip - 8 Days

    12 Travel & Adventure Lovers | 5.00

    NICARAGUA: 8 Day Group Trip (Jan 24 - 31, 2015) We'll be joining Global Expeditions Club members from all over the US and Canada on this fun Group Trip to Nicaragua!... Learn more
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We just grab a coffee and speak French. Some people have been coming every week for months... it creates a kind of warmth to the group.

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