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Travel Buzz: Ways to make your travel cheaper, bolder, and unforgettable!

This month we are hosting a brand new event: Travel Buzz! It will be a bit more focused than our regular meet & mingle events, with presentations by guest speakers and breakout tables hosted by travel experts. Please read on for event details:

Travel Buzz: Ways to make your travel cheaper, bolder, and unforgettable!

Doors open: 6:30pm (note: Tickets will not be sold at the door. Only a few tickets left, so be sure to get yours now!)

Presentations start: 7:00pm

Hey, Boston travel enthusiasts! Wish you had more time or money to travel? Always wanted to travel the world and just weren't sure of the best way to start? Or perhaps you’ve already spent some time globetrotting and are always looking for new ways to find the best undiscovered destinations, killer street food, or deserted beaches? We know how you feel!

Come join a lively group of passionate travelers for a night of travel buzz, featuring short presentations by guest speakers:

  • "Solo Travel" by Kim Scheltz
  • "20,000+ miles: Cycling from Alaska to Argentina" by Paul Gareau
  • "Breaking into Traveling: Backpacking Around Europe" by Joshua Rottman
  • "Working and Living Abroad" by Jocelyn Gonzalez
  • "Using Tech to Plan Travel and Cut Costs" by Caitlin Condon
  • "Cultural Immersion through Couchsurfing" by Kristof Redei
  • All speakers will also discuss cost-cutting tricks and tips for staying healthy and safe

Breakout tables, hosted by travel experts, will include these topics:

  • Bicycle Touring
  • Off-the-Beaten-Path Traveling
  • Solo Travel
  • Planing Your Trip: Where to Start?
  • Health and Safety
  • Volunteering Abroad: Teaching, WWOOFing, Conservation Work, etc
  • Extended Travel and Round-The-World Trips
  • Alternative accommodation: homestays and couchsurfing
  • Sustainable Travel
  • Advanced Travel Tips for Experienced Backpackers
  • ... and more!


RAFFLE AND FREE GIVEAWAYS

(incl Trip Advisor gear, a free 6-week foreign-language class from Boston Language Institute, copies of Nomadic Matt's book on budget travel, a Steripen, and other great prizes!) 1 raffle ticket included w/ entrance fee.

This event is open to anyone interested in world travel, whether you're a novice or an experienced traveler.

All proceeds will be donated to Shanker Foundation and Cultural Survival, two grassroots, non-profit organizations dedicated to educating communities and advocating for under-represented populations.

Event format: After an hour of short presentations, we'll have breakout tables with different topics. Each table will be hosted by travel buffs, ready to share their experiences, provide resource lists and tip sheets, and answer your questions! We're also looking forward to hearing about your travel experiences (or wishlists) and learning from you.

You can buy your ticket here, or at our eventbrite site http://travelbuzz.eventbrite.com (price is the same: $12).
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Additional Details:

  • How do I get there, and is there parking? The Asgard is located on the 1 Bus line, and a short 5-10 min walk from Central Square T-station on the Red Line. Street parking is available, and validated parking in the University Park/Hotel garage behind the Asgard on Green Street is available for $5.
  • Will food or drinks be provided? The Asgard serves delicious food and drinks from around the world, which will be available for purchase during Travel Buzz.
  • Do I need to print a ticket? No. We try to save everyone paper! Just bring your ID, and we'll have your name on the guest list.
  • Will you sell tickets at the door? Nope. Tickets are only available online and in advance at the monthly Boston Expat and World Travelers meetup.
  • Is there an age requirement? Our venue requires that you must be 21 years of age or older to attend.
  • Do you have a refund policy? If your plans change and you cannot make it to the event, please send us a message on meetup.com (Subject: refund request) as soon as possible. We will issue you a refund within two weeks. Please let us know as soon as you can if you are unable to attend, since attendance is limited and we can make your ticket available to someone else. No refunds will be issued after February 13.
  • Do you arrange tours or group travel? Nope! We promote independent travel and are not affiliated with any tour companies or other commercial organizations.
  • What does my ticket purchase go toward? Proceeds from ticket sales will be used to cover the cost of the event.
  • What if I have other questions? Send us a message or tweet at one of our Twitter-crazy co-organizers. We'll answer your questions to the best of our ability.

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  • DJ

    Stumbled in this article about airfares, not sure how good these tips are. Hopefully, they can help us save some
    http://www.forbes.com/sites/learnvest/2013/03/26/6-tips-for-saving-on-summer-travel-airfare/

    1 · March 27, 2013

  • Barry

    Whoops. Just saw a march 7 note that it will be going out soon.

    March 14, 2013

    • Caitlin

      Barry, it did already go out. If you signed up for the list late, or if we got your email address wrong, you might've missed it. You can see it here: http://us6.campaign-a...­

      March 14, 2013

  • Barry

    Has an email been sent out with info from the meeting? If so I missed it.

    March 14, 2013

  • Ursula

    This meeting was all I was looking for. Thank you all for organizing such a great event!

    1 · March 14, 2013

  • Caitlin

    Hey, travelers!
    We'd really appreciate it if you'd take a mere moment to fill out this survey about your experience at Travel Buzz: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/Z7CB67J This helps us understand what you liked, what we can do better, and how to make the (hypothetical) next Travel Buzz even more awesome for everyone. Thanks, y'all, and hope to see you next week!

    March 14, 2013

  • Caitlin

    We're still getting signups for the Travel Buzz email list, but our super awesome email already went out! If you signed up late, you can view the email with all the resources here: http://us6.campaign-archive2.com/?u=34ae0c35ac&id=bfc20626c5&e=97a0f43226

    1 · March 13, 2013

  • Caitlin

    Hi everyone: If you haven't already done so, you can sign up for our Travel Buzz email list to get the presentations and resources from the event. We'll be sending them out in the next few days. Sign up here: http://eepurl.com/wsuxP

    March 7, 2013

  • Kathryn

    Thanks to everyone who had a part in planning and putting this event together. Lots of excellent information, and very inspiring!

    March 1, 2013

  • Mara F.

    Great Meetup... If anyone is interested in more detailed information on getting "Off the Beaten Path" visit http://friends.backcountry.net/m_factor/ and poke around a bit.

    2 · March 1, 2013

  • Paul G.

    @Travel Buzz Team: Great job putting this event together!

    @All: If anyone is interested in learning more about touring, please join our meetup group here: http://www.meetup.com/Bicycle-Touring-Boston/. Thanks!

    1 · February 28, 2013

  • David

    Enjoyed the meeting very much. Brought back that excitement I had as a teenager and 20 something year old hitchhiking across the US several times , and into Mexico, and Canada. When "inner life" was more important.

    February 28, 2013

  • J M.

    This Event Was Awesome!!! What a terrific event the organizers put on!!! A Great Thanks for this excellent event!!

    February 28, 2013

  • DJ

    Very informative and inspiring event. Look forward to the next one.

    February 28, 2013

  • Caitlin

    Thanks for making our first go at a big travel event a success, everybody!

    1 · February 28, 2013

  • jarlath

    first meeting and very informative

    February 28, 2013

  • jarlath

    As a senior guy it was great to interact with like minded younger travel enthusiasts

    1 · February 28, 2013

  • Sandy

    I'm looking forward to seeing the presentation information. I couldn't get there tonight and really wanted to go and see the presentations. I am learning German and go for extended trips learning the language/culture.

    Please let me know when it is available and when the next event will be

    February 28, 2013

  • Teresa

    Thank you for coming to Travel Buzz, everyone! We had a great turnout despite the weather, and it was lots of fun. Hope to see you all at our next event.

    February 28, 2013

  • Chris

    very informative presentations by all, Paul's bike trips are inspiring stuff.

    Really looking forward to more, especially regarding extended travel / around the world experiences

    some constructive feedback:
    - I personally wouldnt mind paying a little more to reserve a bigger space so ppl can all be seated and comfortable
    - If they can post the presentations online before hand / or have copies at the events that would be perfect, there are some ppl I think today that had a hard time reading the presentation / hearing the presenters due to crowdness / obstructed views, and having copies availible also allow ppl to jot down some cool tips the presenters are giving that are nOt on the presentation slides

    This was a excellent effort for a first time event with a lot of ppl and moving parts, great job by all the organizers

    1 · February 27, 2013

  • Chris

    Teresa, is there a ebook / PDF we can print to follow these presentation ? I am guessing most would prefer be listening to the presenters vs taking notes for 60 mins straight. Looking forward to this, Chris

    February 25, 2013

    • Teresa

      Good question, Chris! Most of the information and resource lists from the presentations and tables will be posted online within a few weeks after the event. So don't worry about taking tons of notes. You'll have an opportunity at Travel Buzz to sign up to receive the link to these notes via email.

      1 · February 25, 2013

    • Karen

      This is great, Teresa, as I was unfortunately not able to make it!

      February 27, 2013

  • Debbie

    Thanks-- is this the same ticket that Caitlin just offered me? I will plan on picking up a ticket at the door

    February 27, 2013

    • Caitlin

      Yes that's fine, Debbie.

      February 27, 2013

  • Nadine L.

    Hi Debbie,

    I am sick I sent Teresa the Organizer a note that you can have my ticket. Please inquire with her or any other organizer my name is Nadine Lusardi. enjoy !!! I hope to be at the next one.

    February 27, 2013

  • Debbie

    If anyone else has a ticket they want to give away, please let me know.

    February 27, 2013

  • Debbie

    How will I know if I get off the waitlist? Is this just a waitlist for the meetup group, or is there a chance I will actually be able to get a ticket? Guess I waited a bit too long to purchase one...

    February 26, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Never mind, ticket claimed

      February 27, 2013

    • Debbie

      didn't check my email soon enough. :(

      February 27, 2013

  • Maia

    Purchased at amazon, but can not RSVP, it takes me back to amazon, please assist, thank you

    February 25, 2013

    • Maia

      yes, i d take the ticket Maurice, please let me know! maia

      February 27, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      ok I'll contact you by email

      February 27, 2013

  • Todd

    Looks like a great event, but I'm already booked. My loss.

    February 21, 2013

  • Nadine L.

    I pre-paid so then I couldn't RSVP. Looking forward to coming and meeting everyone. It's been a while since I've traveled but Paris has always been a passion :)

    February 10, 2013

    • Teresa

      Great, you're on our guestlist. Looking forward to having you there!

      February 10, 2013

  • Paul G.

    Great idea, but I already had to learn these while on the road. :)

    1 · February 1, 2013

    • Teresa

      That's often the quickest way to learn! Hope you still come - I would bet you could still pick up a thing or two that you haven't thought of before ;)

      February 9, 2013

    • Teresa

      P.S. We'd also love to have you there to share your tips with others!

      1 · February 9, 2013

  • Teresa

    To cover the cost of the venue. We're renting out a private room so that we'll have the space for presentations. Hope you can make it!

    February 2, 2013

  • megrockstar

    Why $12?

    February 1, 2013

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