Founded by Tara Russell of Three Month Visa Coaching and Consulting and run in partnership with Laurie Koski of Pink Shoe Tours, this is a great Meetup for seasoned globetrotters and armchair travelers alike! Our Travel Book Club discussions and Travel Lectures Series events feature books and speakers to inspire you if you are currently dreaming of "hitting the road" as well as provide necessary resources for planning and realizing that trip of a lifetime. Our focus is building a community of travel enthusiasts from around the Bay Area so we can all share resources, contacts, ideas and inspiration in support of each other's travel dreams.
Are you planning to hit the road soon and looking for been-there-done-that savvy and tips from fellow wanderers? Are you just back from an amazing journey and looking to share your stories with like-minded travel junkies? If so, this is the place for you!
Our Book Club generally meets on the first Wednesday of every month at a local Books, Inc. location. Lecture Series events will be scheduled according to speakers' availability.
Upcoming Book Club titles include Down the Nile by Rosemary Mahoney, Motoring with Muhammed by Eric Hansen, Travels in Siberia by Ian Frazier and On the Road by Jack Kerouac.
Lecture Series speakers have included Rolf Potts (author of Vagabonding: An Uncommon Guide to the Art of Long-term World Travel), Greg Sullivan (Founder and CEO of AFAR Magazine,) Franz Wisner (author of Honeymoon with My Brother), Lavinia Spalding (author of Writing Away: A Creative Guide to Awakening the Journal-Writing Traveler), Brad Newsham (author of Take Me With You), and Stephanie Elizondo Griest (author of Around the Bloc: My Life in Moscow, Beijing and Havana). Photos of our past Lecture Series events can be viewed at http://tinyurl.com/o7ztgp
Also, if you have enjoyed SF Travel Book Club and Lectures Series events, please consider making a donation to our group! In addition to funding from our corporate sponsor, Three Month Visa Coaching and Consulting, we are a member-supported Meetup and your generous donations help us arrange Lecture Series events, purchase speaker gifts, etc. Support in any amount is gratefully welcomed and can be sent via PayPal to firstname.lastname@example.org
Please feel free to contact me with questions, book suggestions or ideas for how to make this Meetup even better for our members.