What we're about

If you love to get out and see the world like I do, whether it's a weekend camping trip to the Catskills or a week long vacation to Italy or a visit to one of our many great National Parks, this group is a great place to meet some friends and plan your next Awesome Adventure! We will meet once a month or so at a local pub to get to know one another and discuss ideas for our next trip. How about a fall camping trip to see the foliage and hike up to Old Rag in Shenandoah or a summer trip to visit the granite bluffs along the coast of Acadia and have some lobster? What about a sailing live aboard in the Bahamas or a scuba trip to The Great Barrier Reef? Perhaps running with the bulls in Spain or an African safari are on your bucket list? Maybe a snorkel and rain forest adventure in Belize to see the world famous Blue Hole? These are a few ideas for some Awesome Adventures in the coming months. I look forward to making some new friends and sharing some great ideas you might have about planning our next Awesome Adventure!

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This group is mainly for adults, but kids over 21 are also welcome. Please call for info if you're thinking of bringing younger kids.

This group is solely for private individuals who are looking for a fun independent group to travel with. Travel agents are welcome to contact me (the group organizer) directly if you have a deal or promotion you'd like to offer the group, however solicitation is not allowed and will be considered Spam. Contacting group members unsolicited will result in removal from the group.

Please be considerate and RSVP when you're sure you can attend an event. If you can't make it please update you're status ASAP (min 48 hours before the event) so others who are waiting can attend and so I can plan accurately. I frequently negotiate group discounts and need to know how many will be attending. Those who no-show without a valid reason will be deleted from the group.

Please post an accurate photo of yourself in your profile for safety and liability reasons. I can't approve any members who don't have a photo posted.

Please read the event descriptions! Please read the comments! Please read the email updates we send you! The Organizers spend many many hours planning fun events for the group and we only ask that you be an active participant.

Cancellations- Due to the cost and complexity of scheduling and planning we all need to go through I ask that you please honor your commitments to attending trips once you've paid for them. I can usually help to find replacements if you need to back out for personal reasons, but I can't offer refunds once the final reservations have been made and paid for.

AWESOME ADVENTURERS TRAVEL NETWORK, PO BOX 546 BLOOMSBURY, NJ 08804-0546

Upcoming events (5)

Arches & Capitol Reef NP (rescheduled)

Capitol Reef National Park

Discover the Waterpocket Fold, a geologic wrinkle on the earth! Located in south-central Utah in the heart of red rock country, Capitol Reef National Park is a hidden treasure filled with cliffs, canyons, domes, and bridges in the Waterpocket Fold, a geologic monocline (a wrinkle on the earth) extending almost 100 miles. Average temps in May are 70/45 (H/L). We'll spend the first 4 nights in a private 6 bedroom ranch near Capitol Reef National Park and visit the many iconic spots nearby including Escalante NM, Capitol Reef NP, Fruita and others. We'll spend the last 3 nights in Moab visiting Arches and Canyonlands NP. Recommendations: This trip will be an active adventure and may include moderate to strenuous hikes and requires that you be accountable for your own physical conditioning and capability. Please confirm you don't have any medical conditions and you're capable of hiking (at a minimum) 8 miles in 4 hours and have hiking gear appropriate for the season and the conditions. Airfare: ~$310 UNITED Going out departure (tbd). Coming back departure (tbd) . Rental Car: ~$100pp carpooling Food: ~$200pp Lodging: $1295 per room (2 per room max) Capitol Reef Nights 1-4 Arches Nights 5-7 BR1- 1 Queen (open) BR2- 1 Queen (open) BR3- Double/Twin- Bunk Beds (open) BR4- 1 Queen (open) BR5- Double/Twin- Bunk Beds (open) BR6- 1 Queen (open) DISCLAIMER: If you join us for this event, please understand that you are responsible for your own (and your guests) preparedness and well-being and will hold no one else liable in case of injury or mishap. You agree not to hold the Organizer, Event Organizer, Assistant Organizers, or any other members responsible for any injury, mishap or any other situation that may happen at this event. You are responsible to research this event, know the area and bring the proper gear. Your attendance to this hike signifies that you have read and accepted the terms of this liability waiver.

The Badlands and Blackhills of South Dakota #2

Badlands National Park

The rugged beauty of the Badlands draws visitors from around the world. These striking geologic deposits contain one of the world’s richest fossil beds. Ancient mammals such as the rhino, horse, and saber-toothed cat once roamed here. The park’s 244,000 acres protect an expanse of mixed-grass prairie where bison, bighorn sheep, prairie dogs, and black-footed ferrets live today. We'll spend 2 days in Badlands NP and 5 days visiting the Blackills and surrounding area. Mt Rushmore, Custer SP, Hot Springs Recommendations: This trip will be an active adventure and may include moderate to strenuous hikes and requires that you be accountable for your own physical conditioning and capability. Please confirm you don't have any medical conditions and you're capable of hiking (at a minimum) 8 miles in 4 hours and have hiking gear appropriate for the season and the conditions. Please RSVP for Waiting List and forward a $100 refundable HOLD deposit to: Awesome Adventurers Travel Network PO Box 546, Bloomsbury, NJ 08804 Lodging: June 29th and 30th- 2 nights in Cedar Pass Lodge Badlands NP $390 (you book) June 1st-5th- 5 nights in airBnB Blackhills $900 $1290 Total BR1-$900 BR2-$900 BR3-$900 BR4-$900 BR5-$900 BR6-$900 BR7-$900 Rental Car: Car1(4 people) ~$150pp carpooling Car2(4 people) ~$150pp carpooling Car3 (4 people) ~$150 carpooling Food: ~$200pp Airfare: ~$650 EWR to Rapid City DISCLAIMER: If you join us for this event, please understand that you are responsible for your own (and your guests) preparedness and well-being and will hold no one else liable in case of injury or mishap. You agree not to hold the Event Organizer, Assistant Organizers, or any other members responsible for any injury, mishap or any other situation that may happen at this event. You are responsible to research this event, know the area and bring the proper gear. Your attendance to this event signifies that you have read and accepted the terms of this liability waiver.

The Badlands and Blackhills of South Dakota #1 (Rescheduled)

Badlands National Park

The rugged beauty of the Badlands draws visitors from around the world. These striking geologic deposits contain one of the world’s richest fossil beds. Ancient mammals such as the rhino, horse, and saber-toothed cat once roamed here. The park’s 244,000 acres protect an expanse of mixed-grass prairie where bison, bighorn sheep, prairie dogs, and black-footed ferrets live today. We'll spend 2 days in Badlands NP and 5 days visiting the Blackills and surrounding area. Mt Rushmore, Custer SP, Hot Springs Recommendations: This trip will be an active adventure and may include moderate to strenuous hikes and requires that you be accountable for your own physical conditioning and capability. Please confirm you don't have any medical conditions and you're capable of hiking (at a minimum) 8 miles in 4 hours and have hiking gear appropriate for the season and the conditions. Lodging: June 5th and 6th- 2 nights in Cedar Pass Lodge Badlands NP $390 June 7th-12th- 5 nights in airBnB Blackhills $900 $1290 Total BR1(Taken)$1290 BR2(Taken)$1290 BR3(Taken$1290 BR4(Taken)$1290 BR5(Taken)$1290 BR6(Taken)$1290 BR7(Taken)$1290 Rental Car: Car1(4 people) ~$150pp carpooling Car2(4 people) ~$150pp carpooling Car3 (4 people) ~$150 carpooling Food: ~$200pp Airfare: ~$650 EWR to Rapid City DISCLAIMER: If you join us for this event, please understand that you are responsible for your own (and your guests) preparedness and well-being and will hold no one else liable in case of injury or mishap. You agree not to hold the Event Organizer, Assistant Organizers, or any other members responsible for any injury, mishap or any other situation that may happen at this event. You are responsible to research this event, know the area and bring the proper gear. Your attendance to this event signifies that you have read and accepted the terms of this liability waiver.

Banff and Lake Louise 2021 #1

Banff

Rocky Mountain peaks, turquoise glacial lakes, a picture-perfect mountain town and village, abundant wildlife and scenic drives come together in Banff National Park - Canada’s first national park and the flagship of the nation’s park system. Over three million visitors a year make the pilgrimage to the park for a variety of activities including hiking, biking, skiing and camping in some of the world’s most breathtaking mountain scenery. Banff is part of the Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks UNESCO World Heritage Site. Recommendations: This trip will be an active adventure and may include moderate to strenuous hikes and requires that you be accountable for your own physical conditioning and capability. Please confirm you don't have any medical conditions and you're capable of hiking (at a minimum) 8 miles in 4 hours and have hiking gear appropriate for the season and the conditions. https://www.banfflakelouise.com/blog/9-bucket-list-hikes-banff-national-park Please sign up for the Wait List if you're interested- Unit 1- BR1- 1 King BR2- 1 Queen BR3- 1 Queen Unit 2- BR1- 1 King BR2- 1 Queen BR3- 2 Double beds Dates: Aug 28 to Sept 4, 2021 Location: Canmore, Alberta CA Airport: Calgary Int YCC Itinerary: Lake Louise and Banff, NP Rental Car: ~$150pp carpooling Food: ~$200pp Lodging: $1100 per room (2 per room max) DISCLAIMER: If you join us for this event, please understand that you are responsible for your own (and your guests) preparedness and well-being and will hold no one else liable in case of injury or mishap. You agree not to hold the Organizer, Event Organizer, Assistant Organizers, or any other members responsible for any injury, mishap or any other situation that may happen at this event. You are responsible to research this event, know the area and bring the proper gear. Your attendance to this hike signifies that you have read and accepted the terms of this liability waiver.

Past events (218)

Rocky Mountain NP

Estes Park

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