What we're about

The name of this group is “Active Friends Travel With Friends of The World."

Who We Are

We are a fun and friendly group of passionate budget minded travel enthusiasts. Our group provides the opportunity for you to travel with friends whether it is a day trip, weekend getaways, cruises or local and international travel. Besides trips, we offer a variety of local activities that include visits to museums, wineries, top rated restaurants, theatres, embassies, ethnic dining, unique cultural activities and so much more. This group is good for all ages and there is something for everyone. We do not care whether you are a junior, senior or retired. Our only requirement is that you come with a good attitude and a desire to explore new adventures and new experiences while building lasting friendships. Do not let not having a roommate stop you from traveling. Join our group and we will help you to find a roommate so as to avoid that terrible single supplement:


This meetup group was not created for the benefit of any travel professionals to use to further their business. Therefore these individuals are barred from organizing or hosting any events within this meetup group. Check out our many events already scheduled. As a new Meetup group, we are looking for volunteer hosts to host events. Please contact the organizer if you are willing to host an event. The more volunteer hosts we have to host events, the more participation we will have from the members and the more successful this meetup group will be. We need your help, participation and contribution to make this , your meetup group, a fun and exciting group to belong to.

Membership Policy

We are happy to have everyone join the group regardless of your age, nationality or religious affiliations. The experiences within the group will be enriched by full participation by many. However, the Organizer reserves the right to remove individuals from the group for lack of participation, inappropriate behavior (harassment, abuse, disrespect etc. of any member/organizer) and actions not in the best interests of the group. That decision will be made by the Organizer. Additionally, new members must abide by the Cost of Becoming a Member, Photo, Limitations on Use of Member Contact Information, Liability Waiver, Comment Guidelines and Guidelines for Hosts policies and all subsequent future policies to be described on this page.

Cost of Becoming a Member

Currently, there is no charge for membership in this Meetup group. The Organizer pays the required semi-annual Meetup dues to maintain the site and do the many detailed work to provide a a variety of activities for the enjoyment of everybody. As a volunteer, the Organizer will plan and execute the details of group events as best as can be done. However, some circumstances may develop that are beyond her control. Good members will appreciate those efforts and show understanding with a good attitude when circumstances beyond her control arise.

Photo Policy

For consistency, new members failing to submit a photo of himself or herself may be sent the following message:

“We are happy that you have joined our travel group. In order to continue to be a part of this group, it is mandatory that you upload a current profile photo of yourself so that all members of this group can see who will be joining them on these events (in all fairness to the other members who have uploaded their photos). Please do so within the few two days, otherwise, we will have no choice but to disallow your membership.”

Photos of cute animals, cartoons, beautiful landscapes, flowers, objects etc. are not acceptable photographs. Photos prior to an event really do help when groups gather to verify that those who have indicated the desire to participate in an event have shown up.

Members dropped as a result of non-compliance with the photo policy may submit a photo and resubmit their request for membership.

Limitations on Use of Member Contact Information

This group is not made available by the Organizer for others to use for promoting their interests outside of this group.

The main purpose of this Meetup group is to bring people together who have a passion for travel to share their travel stories and develop deep friendships that might result in them traveling together individually or within a scheduled group. The Organizer will offer travel opportunities for the group - both near and far. Members may choose to participate in these trips/events or not.

This Meetup is not provided for professional travel agents, other travel professionals or members to solicit business among Members. Please refrain from using the Meetup and its members solely for solicitation. Professionals and members may participate in events, but must refrain from doing so just to “sell” products.

If the Organizer becomes aware of anyone violating this policy, they will be removed from the group.

Guidelines for use of Conversation/Comment Section Within an Event

The conversation section of an event is to be used by members/organizer to share information about that event that will benefit the members attending that event. If you need to communicate any information to just one individual, it is recommended that you contact that member directly through their profile. Since this is a public website, it is recommended that no personal information such as phone numbers/home addresses be included in this section. We do not need to know your personal reasons why you cannot attend an event. A simple respond YES or NO is sufficient.

The conversation section is also used by members to show appreciation to the volunteer event host/organizer after an event has concluded. We welcome your positive feedback as an encouragement to the volunteer host/organizer for putting on these events for your enjoyment. It takes a lot of time and energy to plan, organize, coordinate and manage these events. Good members will recognize and appreciate these efforts..

The conversation section of an event is NOT to be used as a sound board or a gripe session. Any comments of this nature will be deleted. If you have a personal concern, you should direct it privately to the individual involved and not burden the rest of the members with something that does not concern them. Failure to abide by the comment guidelines might be cause to be removed from this meetup group without further notice.

Guidelines for Event Hosts

The Organizer encourages members to volunteer to host Meetup events. Please volunteer if you think you can provide that service for the benefit of the group.

There may be times people will volunteer to host events. Such events must be submitted for review/approval by the Organizer. If you wish to host an event, please submit a description of the event for review to include type of event, date, time, location, cost (if any), number of participants etc.

1) All events must be submitted to me and be approved by me, the Organizer before being posted.

2) The Organizer reserves the right to delete events deemed not appropriate. These include, but are not limited to:

-Unapproved Parties in private homes.

-High risk activities (e.g., rock climbing, sky diving, bungee jumping etc.).

-Advertisements posted by travel and other professionals masquerading as Meetups.

-Events promoting one’s personal business for personal gain.

-Events requiring members to pay any kind of money to Event Hosts. Some events may require a fee. Members may pay a fee to a third party. For example, member will buy food at a restaurant; member will buy ticket to an event; or member will pay deposit or tour fee to a professional tour company, as examples. (See Item 3 below.)

-Events cross posted from other Meetup groups by Event Hosts unless approved by Organizer of the other Meetup group and this Meetup group.

-Meetups that automatically repeat.

-Meetups with absentee Event Hosts or with none or vague info as to how to find the Event Host & group.

3) Meetup does not allow Event Hosts to collect money through Meetup. Furthermore, the Organizer prohibits offline payments to Event Hosts. Only the Organizer is allowed to schedule events involving collection of money. Any exchange of money by members, other than with the Organizer, is outside of the Active Friends Travel With Friends of the World Meetup group and all risks are strictly assumed by the parties involved.

4) Event Hosts are prohibited from scheduling group trips (beyond day trips) without the Organizer's approval. The organizer understands that there are so many exciting places out there to visit and she cannot possible go everywhere. Members are encouraged to bring their ideas of places they would like to visit and if they are willing to act as host, within the guidelines established by the organizer, they may be granted permission to host a group trip to someplace they would love to go. Please contact the organizer directly with the details of your trip before you book it.

Hosts will be expected to answer questions posed by those interested in the event, to greet event attendees, as possible, and to make all attendees feel welcome to the event. Hosts must alert the Organizer of any concerns about the conduct of the Meetup event and its participants, especially the failure by any Member to abide by the conduct expected and outlined in the Liability Waiver section.

Liability Waiver

I am happy to have you join us on our Meetup events. By signing up for an Active Friends Travel With Friends of the World event you are agreeing to the terms of the Liability Waiver in the Pages section of this Meetup and will conduct yourself in a way that is mindful and considerate of the health, safety, and welfare of yourself and other participants in the Active Friends Travel With Friends of the World Meetup activity.

Upcoming events (4+)

11 Days Imperial Highlights with Oberammergau-7/8- 7/18/22

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Ever wanted to see the famous Oberammergau Passion Play in Germany? Here's your chance combined with seeing four other European countries (Austria, Hungary, Slovakia, and the Chez Republic).

The Oberammergau Passion Play is performed in an open-air stage in the Bavarian town of Oberammergau, Germany. The Passion Play is performed every 10 years. This will be the 42nd production of the world-renowned Play. The next time you can see it will be May through October 2020. Tickets to the play are very limited. Don’t miss out, start planning now! This tour will sell out way in advance.

COST-LAND ONLY: $2655/PP (double occupancy only); Single room available for an additional $430 (but must share the room with a tour assigned roommate for 1 night in Oberammergau). Prices subject to change; not guaranteed until booked. Full payment is now due upon booking.

AIRFARE (NOT INCLUDED) - (roundtrip to Munich, Germany; Note airfare schedules will not be available until 11 months prior to departure; you will have to wait until then to book your own airfare or through the tour company). Travel to Europe often requires an overnight flight. Please arrange flights to arrive on or before 12 noon Day 1, July 8, 2022 and depart Munich on 7/18/2022 after 12:30 PM.

Please email me at [masked], the following information to get booked:

  1. Your full name per passport
  2. Mailing address and phone number
  3. Date of birth; passport number with exp. date
  4. Credit card authorization (will email to you)
    Sightseeing Highlights:

o Bratislava
Visit the capital of Slovakia

o Budapest
Sightseeing with a Local Specialist includes Fisherman's Bastion, the Church of St. Matthias, and Gellert Hill

o Győr
Visit this historical town

o Munich
Orientation includes the Olympic Stadium and Marienplatz

o Oberammergau
Premium tickets for the 2020 Passion Play

o Prague
A walking tour with a Local Specialist includes views of St. Vitus Cathedral and the Old Town Square

o Regensburg
Orientation includes the old city walls

o Salzburg
Visit this charming city, the birthplace of Mozart

o Vienna
Sightseeing with a Local Specialist includes views of the State Opera House, Hofburg, Parliament, and the Imperial Boulevards

Unbeatable Features:

o Audio Headsets Provided throughout your holiday to enhance your included sightseeing experiences

o Daily breakfast (14 Meals: 10 breakfasts; 4 three-course dinners)

o Luxury air-conditioned coach

o Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted

o Variety of Optional Experiences

o An expert Travel Director and separate driver

o All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes

o Airport transfers are provided on the first and last travel day. Conditions apply.

History of the Passion Play

What made the town famous, was its performance of the Passion of Christ every decade. It is believed that the Passion Play has been held every 10 years since 1634. A play of life and death promised in a moment of mortal threat, and so began the history of the Oberammergau Passion Play in 1633. During that time, the Black Plague was sweeping through Europe. The villagers of Oberammergau vowed that if their town was spared, they would perform the Passion of Christ every 10 years. The town was spared, and it is amazing that they have been honoring this pledge from generation to generation.

The Passion Play performance follows Christ from His triumphant entry into Jerusalem through His Trial, Crucifixion, Resurrection, and Ascension.

Interesting Facts About the Oberammergau Passion Play:

To be in the play, you must be a resident of Oberammergau. Over 2,000 citizens are involved including acting, singing, musicians, and technical support. There are 124 speaking roles, a 65-member orchestra, 48 person chorus, and hundreds of people involved in the back end including stagehands, seamstresses, firemen, auditorium attendants, and more. Men grow out their hair and beards to make them look authentic to the time. Costumes are hand made. The play is held May through late September or early October. During these months, the play is performed 5 days per week in an open-air theater that seats about 4,700 people. The performance begins at 2:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. There is then a dinner break, and then play resumes from 8:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.The play is performed in German, but it doesn’t seem to stop people from all over the world, including those that are not of religious backgrounds that are intrigued by the way the town comes together to perform this play. It is anticipated over 750,000 will attend in 2020.

The Passion Play theater is open, and the background of the mountains makes it an unforgettable scene.

Participants in this event should note the Liability Waiver in the PAGES section of this Meetup group. Please read it carefully. Members of this group are expected to conduct themselves in a way that is mindful and considerate of the health, safety, and welfare of themselves and other participants in any Active Friends Travel With Friends of the World Meetup activity. It is understood that you have voluntarily chosen to participate in this activity of your own free will. By joining this group, you agree to the Liability Waiver in the Pages section of this Meetup group.


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The annual lotus festival at Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens is back this this year. Invite your friends and enjoy this beautiful hidden gem!

There is a free parking lot as well as parking on the surrounding streets.

Lotus & Water Lily Festival - Friends of Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens (kenaqgardens.org)

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Join us for a month of fun at Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens for the Lotus & Water Lily Festival! Beginning July 9th, enjoy four weekends packed with activities centered around this year’s theme of Harmony, Health, and Healing.

The weekend of July 9, we are celebrating Art & Harmony. Events will include art classes, photography classes, drop-in art classes, yoga classes and ranger-led tours.

The outdoor wellness fun doesn’t stop during festival time. We’ve got a packed schedule of events going on in the month of July, including canoeing, smartphone photography, two yoga opportunities and Tai Chi, in addition to open drumming performances under WELLderness. Register for WELLderness events on our Eventbrite.

Please buddy up with others in the group, if you wish, or enjoy on your own. I will be on a trip to Europe during this time and cannot attend. This garden is a beauty to behold. You will not be disappointed.

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Fiesta Asia Street Fair is happening on July 16th in front of the Capitol Hill featuring over 1000 performers+artisans+vendors for 8 hours!

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The National Asian Heritage festival Signature Event - Fiesta Asia Street Fair is back LIVE in 2022!
In our 17th year, Fiesta Asia Street Fair is the longest running, most inclusive & the largest FREE Pan-Asian Festival in the Washington DC Metropolitan area.


Fiesta Asia Street Fair features over 1000 performers + artisans + entrepreneurs + food vendors + organizations on multiple stages representing more than 20 cultures for 8 consecutive hours to create the festivities that are enjoyed by thousands of visitors. It is truly an amalgamation of the diverse Asian cultures and heritage!
There will be:

  • live performances by musicians, vocalists, dancer, martial artists
  • diverse array of Pan-Asian cuisine
  • exciting shopping bazaar
  • kids friendly interactive activities
  • incredible talent competition
  • lively cultural parade
  • pulsating street dancing
  • unique exhibits of traditional and contemporary Asian crafts
  • & more!


Please stay tuned for more details by following us on our social media:
Facebook/Twitter/Instagram @fiestaasia
Venue: Pennsylvania Avenue NW between Third & Sixth Streets
Metro: Judiciary Sq (RED), Federal Triangle (BLUE), Archives (GREEN)
Admission: FREE
Format: Family friendly, interactive, an incredible cultural experience and extravaganza!

9 DAYS COLONIAL MEXICO - 8/27/22 to 9/4/22

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Instituto Nacional de Migración - Forma Migratoria Múltiple (inm.gob.mx)

For those interested in learning Spanish. San Miguel de Allende is known for its Spanish Immersion schools. You can combine this trip with a one or two weeks Spanish Immersion school (additional cost), if you wish. I will be exploring this for myself. Do your own research here: WWW.INTERNETSANMIGUEL.COM

Tour Includes:
Flights Miami-Mexico City, Guadalajara-Miami
Other departure cities are available. Click on date of departure for selection and prices
Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
8 nights accommodations
2 nights Mexico City
2 nights San Miguel de Allende
2 nights Morelia
2 nights Guadalajara
Hotel taxes, fees & service charges
Hotel porterage
All transfers included only with airfare purchase on package arrival & departure dates†
13 meals: 8 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 4 dinners
Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motor coach
Services of English-speaking tour manager throughout
Services of English-speaking local guides
Entrance fees per itinerary
Comfortable wireless earphones for enhanced touring

Special Features

Visit Casa Azúl, the museum dedicated to the life of Mexican artist Frida Kahlo
Tour Mexico City’s historic center including the National Palace and Palacio de Bellas Artes
Visit the mysterious archaeological site of Teotihuacán, also known as the City of the Gods
Walking tour of Queretaro, known for its magnificent Spanish colonial architecture
Enjoy San Miguel Allende, whose history is intertwined with Mexican Independence
Travel via the lush farmlands of El Bajío to Guanajuato known for its silver mining history
In Morelia, a UNESCO Site, view the elegant historic center and inspirational cathedral
Visit the Patzcuaro Artisan Center housing small shops where artisans display their wares
Explore Guadalajara, the quintessential Mexican city where tequila and mariachi were born
†Transfers are available for purchase for land only or on alternative flight dates

Air & Land (Miami) : $2249/pp
Land Only: $1549/pp
Deposit: $200/pp (non-refundable)
Single Supplement: $600
Final Payment Date: 6/28/22
Note: Prices subject to change; not guaranteed until booked.

For those interested in learning Spanish. San Miguel de Allende is known for its Spanish Immersion schools. You can combine this trip with a one or two weeks Spanish Immersion school (additional cost), if you wish. I will be exploring this for myself.

EMAIL ME at Supra1214@aol the following information to get booked:

  1. Your full name as it appears in your passport
  2. Your mailing address
  3. Your date of birth
  4. Your passport number & expiration date
  5. Your phone number
  6. Roommate info if booking as a double
  7. CC Authorization (will email form to you upon receipt of items 1-6)

Participants in this event should note the Liability Waiver in the PAGES section of this Meetup group. Please read it carefully. Members of this group are expected to conduct themselves in a way that is mindful and considerate of the health, safety, and welfare of themselves and other participants in any Active Friends Travel With Friends of the World Meetup activity. It is understood that you have voluntarily chosen to participate in this activity by your own free will. By joining this group and this activity, you agree to the Liability Waiver in the Pages section of this Meetup group.


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