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World Travel 101 Presentation

Come meet fellow travel enthusiasts and travel newbies at this free presentation at REI. I'm currently looking for a volunteer to present this class. Let me know if you're interested! I'll provide the presentation, training, and materials. To register to attend:

About the class:
Safe, inexpensive world travel is possible! Let Hostelling International USA show you how at "World Travel 101", a free travel education class. First time or novice international travelers, this class is for you! No matter where you want to go, you will learn how to prepare for a budget trip overseas. Topics include: planning an itinerary, transportation options, saving and carrying money, packing, accommodation, safety and more. Depart from the familiar and begin your adventure with "World Travel 101"!

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  • Carly Brooke S.

    I didn't learn anything new, but I liked chatting before the presentation started.

    October 3, 2013

  • Agnes

    I thought it was well presented and informative, and the insight offered by other travelers in the audience was useful to know. I would love to hear more about solo travel and volunteer vacations in the future.

    1 · October 3, 2013

  • Elisabeth

    If people want to discuss couchsurfing, I'll gladly share my experiences with that! :)

    October 3, 2013

  • Taylor W.

    Wish I'd be back from my work trip in time!

    October 2, 2013

  • Donna

    Hmmm, so I'm wondering Megan, are you just using this site as a marketing tool for Hostelling International? I'm not o.k. with that and if this meetup is just advert for your organization, count me out.

    September 16, 2013

    • Megan A.

      Hi Donna. I appreciate your concern, but that is not my intention at all. As a sponsor of the site, HI-USA covers the annual cost of maintaining the site. One of my roles as Engagement Manager for HI-USA is to offer opportunities for volunteer-led, free travel education classes for community members throughout the Midwest. We have partnerships with REI stores in MN, WI, MI, and IN, who host our volunteers to teach classes. October 3rd happens to be one of those class dates, and also happens to be the first meetup suggestion since I stepped up as organizer. I strongly encourage members to suggest their own meetups, which certainly don't have to include HI-USA as part of the meetup. HI-USA is as much about connecting a community of travelers as it is about hostelling, and this group is an excellent means for people to connect. Hope this helps to clarify, but if not, I'd be happy to talk more!

      September 17, 2013

  • Megan A.

    Hi all! Just a reminder that REI requires registration for their events. If you haven't already, please register at:


    September 16, 2013

  • Donna

    I'd be willing to present.

    September 13, 2013

    • Megan A.

      That's great, Donna! Please shoot me an email at [masked]. Thanks!

      September 16, 2013

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