What we're about

Do you love traveling to new destinations? Do you enjoy trying new things? Then welcome to "Wanderlust!" also known as "The Albany Travel, Culture & Adventure Club". We are the largest, most active group of travel lovers in the Capital Region.

Join us as we explore the beauty of the Capital Region and the world around us by attending cultural festivals, lectures & movies, taking day trips, dining at ethnic restaurants... and lots more. Basically we will do anything we can come up with to feed the wanderlust in our souls, open our minds and experience new things!

Membership is free, and this is not a singles-only group. We are a diverse group, open to all ages... singles, couples and friends... including those who are well-traveled and those who aren't well-traveled but want to travel more, or just wish to learn about other cultures. We welcome anyone who dreams of far away places and is looking for folks with a similar mindset!

In addition to traveling and attending cultural events, Wanderlust regularly organizes and participates in fundraising events for those in need both locally, and in other areas of the world. These are some of our best events, as they bring together people with different ethnic and cultural backgrounds to develop a deeper understanding of each other and form real connections by working on a common concern or issue. In the process of working together toward a common goal, we can also benefit from learning about, understanding, and celebrating our unique contributions, differences and similarities.

This group is run by volunteers and we are always looking for new assistant organizers to plan events. If you're interested in organizing an event yourself, or just have an idea for an event, please let us know. Thanks! - Liz

Upcoming events (1)

ANTARCTICA: Ship Based Exploration of the 7th Continent

ANTARCTICA: Ship Based Exploration of the 7th Continent CLICK HERE to book your spot: http://www.gectravel.com/details.php?record=1170 PLEASE NOTE: for a very limited time, GECtravel has secured a very special price not available to the public. GEC has rooms on hold for a limited time for the December 9-19, 2020 & February 16-26, 2021 departures. This Special Price and Room hold expires January 15, 2020. After that the price will go up. So book early if you are interested! Join fellow travel club members from all over on this 11-day ship-based exploration of Antarctica and journey down to Antarctica! On this amazing trip you'll cross the Drake Passage and visit the 7th continent! View penguins and whales, and if you are brave enough you can even do the 'Polar Plunge'! Two Departure Dates to Choose From: -- Dec 9-19, 2020 ***SPECIAL LIMITED TIME GROUP PRICE*** -- Feb 16 - 26, 2021 ***SPECIAL LIMITED TIME GROUP PRICE*** ----------------------------------------------------------------- Pricing and Booking: PRICE: starting at $8,047 depending on date, cabin share, when you book (airfare additional) – price goes to $11,495 after special price expires. CLICK HERE to book your spot: http://www.gectravel.com/details.php?record=1170 NOTE: a meetup RSVP does NOT reserve your space. For prices, details and to book your space on this tour, please CLICK HERE: http://www.gectravel.com/details.php?record=1170 ----------------------------------------------------------------- PLEASE NOTE: this comfortable ice-rated ship only has room for just about 140 people and it tends to sell out months before departure, so be sure to book your space before they sell out! This journey joins other travelers booked through a variety of travel companies. This trip is open for anyone to join. You can sign up as a solo traveler (roommate matching is free as available-OR you can get your own room) OR join with a spouse, friends or other family members. All are welcome! GET THE SCOOP! Want to see what other group members are saying? Then check out the GEC Testimonial Page (http://www.gectravel.com/testimonials.php). ----------------------------------------------------------------- Included in the awesome adventure: * 11 day expedition to Antarctica * Ship Based Expedition Leaders * Optional: camping on Antarctica (limited availability) * Optional: sea kayaking in Antarctica (limited availability) * All shore landings per the daily program * A waterproof winter expedition parka with zip out fleece liner - yours to keep after the expedition! * A pair of waterproof expedition boots on loan for shore landings * 9 nights aboard a very comfortable expedition ship and 1 night in hotel in Ushuaia, Argentina. Upgrades are available (all rooms and roommate based on availability given by the ship company at time we book your space with them) * 1 pre-night in excellent mid-range hotel in Ushuaia * All meals on ship and breakfast at hotel * All meals on ship and breakfast at hotel Click Here For Complete Details and Booking: http://www.gectravel.com/details.php?record=1170 Places Visited: Antarctica Group Trip, Ushuaia, Argentina, Drake Passage, Antarctic Peninsula, South Shetland Islands, Penguin Colony of Orne Harbor, Giant Glaciers of Neko Harbor ---------------------------------------------------------------- GEC (http://www.gectravel.com/) is a group of fun-loving travelers looking for other like-minded people to travel the world with. The travel club started over 10 years ago with just a handful of meetup members and has grown into one of the largest travel clubs in the world. Check out the GEC’s Testimonial Page (http://www.gectravel.com/testimonials.php) to see what others are saying about these trips. Of course, if you have any questions you can always contact me or one of the other organizers through meetup message. Make Friends. Travel the World.

Past events (386)

EGYPT: Group Luxury Expedition & Nile River Cruise

Pyramids of Giza

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