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The group is for active Washingtonians in their late 30s, 40s, and early 50s who like to travel. Since we, as Gen X Washingtonians in our older/wiser age, tend to be more selective about where and how we travel, this group’s focus is on non-touristy, responsible travel (to local, domestic and international destinations).
Non-touristy just means high-quality trips to cool, distinctive destinations (e.g., Iceland) with lots of character, as opposed to the cheapest vacations to the same old touristy spots. Responsible simply means patronizing locally-owned hotels and restaurants so that we give back - the money you spend stays in the local community, which is not the case with most mass tourism that only works with the huge international chains.
Besides that as a guiding principle, we go wherever we want to go! Near and far, domestic and international, beach and city, mountains and lakes, adventure and relaxation, long weekends and weekend to weekends, and anywhere in between or longer! This is our travel club and it’s all about us! So if you like to travel to cool, fun places and are looking for like-minded, new friends to travel with, then this is the group for you!
How do we decide where to go? Easy… while I’ll offer some trips for consideration, we’ll chat about locales of interest here online, and at local meet-ups at different bars & restaurants in the city. Fantastic way to get to know each other and the oh so many neighborhood spots in DC. Always new places to check out & many neighborhoods to keep up with… so might as well check them out with new friends and do some travel planning at the same time! We also can do other types of quality, local DC outings (e.g., walks/hikes, volunteering) to keep in touch, continue our travel ideas, and build lasting friendships with our fellow city and metro neighbors.
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