What we're about

This group is for anyone likes to travel or wants to learn about traveling. Whether you like to explore local gems, national treasures, or far off lands, we want to hear your stories. We have a variety of people such retired travelers sharing history, not-yet travelers gathering information, wanderers constantly between trips, and more! It doesn't matter whether you are a solo traveler, couple, family or friends - all are welcome!

How this group works:

• Happy Hours - Stephanie organizes monthly happy hours, generally at Bar Louie. These usually alternate between Mondays and Wednesdays since those are the times easiest to get a table for a large group. These are casual, social occasions where we swap stories, travel trips, etc and build friendships. There's no requirement to arrive on time or stay for the entire event, feel free to drop in for as long as you are interested or to bring a friend.

• Adventure Travel Trips - Kevin posts the more popular tours run by GEC Travel (http://www.gectravel.com). These trips are booked independently of this Meetup and include people from around the country, so the RSVP list only shows a subsection of the people on the trip. GEC has many more tours and dates available than what is posted, Kevin is just kind enough to showcase some options in travel Meetup groups to make it easier for travelers like to coordinate.

• Other events - Have a trip that you want people to join you on? Want to get a group together for a local event? If there's an event that you would like to see and run, suggest it in the Proposed section of the Meetup events. This is a collaborative group, so as long as there's someone willing to run an event, I'm willing to put it on the list. Past examples include a team for Ann Arbor Field Day and a wine dinner at a local restaurant.

Why I started this group:

I used to be a part of the Chicago Adventure Travel Club, which prompted me to finally turn my travel dreams into actions. The members had a wealth of information and were eager to share. It also introduced me to GEC Travel by having a similar model of popular trips being posted as Meetup events. Upon moving to Ann Arbor, I had few friends, Meetup had few groups, and I missed having happy hours with my old group. So, I replicated the model here and the group quickly grew!

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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.

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