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Thoughtful travel is a valuable investment in yourself and your society--by rejuvenating body and mind, enriching memory and consciousness, and enhancing the quality of your contribution to society. Do you put off travel because it's not affordable as one person, not fun traveling alone, or too much work to organize by yourself? If you are single, divorced, widowed, or your partner or friends don't like to travel, this is the group for you. If you are travel professional and would like to publicize your tours to over 500 residents of the Pacific Northwest, this is also a group for you.

Group members are usually 40 and older (in age or maturity) who appreciate the companionship and cost sharing of traveling with one or more people. Having a travel companion does not mean you have to share a bedroom--you can book lodging so each person has his/her own bedroom and bathroom. Nor does it mean that you do everything together--you can arrange some independent sightseeing or time alone during the trip.

How you can benefit from this group:

The Group Organizer organizes one or two overseas trips a year. These are not for profit, so it's a deal you won't get anywhere else. These trips are planned up to a year in advance because of the many benefits of advance planning. For 2017, destinations are Morocco in late April/early May, and Myanmar (Burma) in November. Future destinations will be cities and countryside in Europe, including  in France, Austria, Italy; Kyoto in Japan; and China.

Travel professionals publicize local (Pacific Northwest) or overseas tours that you can join. Please note that tour announcements are not necessarily endorsements of a tour or a company. They are meant to provide travel options for group members. Members assume total responsibility for joining advertised tours, just like in regular life.

If you are planning a trip or want to find a roommate for a tour, you can do a meetup to meet potential travel companions. Doing your own meetup is one of the the advantages of this group, and a very effective use of Meetup's software. It is easy to do, guidance is provided, and you make a $25 financial contribution towards Meetup's charges for hosting this group. Financial contributions from members and travel professionals help this group continue and be there for you and others in the future. Please note that members assume total responsibility for choosing travel companions and traveling with them, just like in regular life.

We have meetups for some Seattle-area events with a strong connection to another country or culture (concerts, art exhibits, dance performances, theater, etc). These meetups are a way to meet group members with similar interests who may be future friends or travel companions. Sometimes the events are paired with a meal at a restaurant, so members have more opportunity to interact.

Join us and enjoy the benefits and joys of travel and companionship!

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Upcoming Meetups

  • Saturday, July 1, 2017 7:00 AM

    Travel to Cuba! (July 1 - 9)

    3 travel companions attending
  • Friday, September 8, 2017 8:00 AM

    Shakespeare Festival in Ashland Sept 8-12-2017

    2 travel companions attending
  • Friday, November 3, 2017 7:00 AM

    Southeast Asian gem: Myanmar (Burma), November 2017

    1 travel companions attending
  • Tuesday, November 28, 2017 7:00 AM

    Galapagos Islands Cruise! *UPDATED*

    4 travel companions attending
  • Sunday, December 31, 2017 8:00 AM

    North India and Nepal: a visually magnificent journey (example)

    2 travel companions attending
  • Sunday, December 31, 2017 6:00 PM

    Kyoto and environs: a journey to old Japan (this trip may be repeated)

    2 travel companions attending
  • Sunday, December 31, 2017 6:00 PM

    Highlights of North India (example of a trip by the Group Organizer)

    2 travel companions attending
  • Sunday, December 31, 2017 7:00 PM

    Magical, Arabian Nights journey into Morocco, spring of 2017

    7 travel companions attending
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