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Welcome, Travel Enthusiasts!

This Meetup group will serve as a hub for Arkansans to come together to not only talk travel with others who are passionate about getting out of their comfort zones, exploring the world, and embracing cultural diversity but to make events happen in your local community!

Whether you're a seasoned intrepid traveler or a novice looking for assistance on your first domestic/international journey please join us, bring a friend, and make this group what you want it to be.

Are there local places and activities you'd like the group to explore such as music festivals, new restaurants in town, or an international potluck? Are you wanting to find a potential travel partner to share expenses to your dream destination? Do you want to share your travel stories and tips by creating and presenting a travel education class?

The options are limitless...post your suggestions for Meetup ideas and get the travel bug biting others in Arkansas. Get ready to explore, pack your bags, and have some fun together.

Safe travels and wander well!
-- Dawn

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Love to Travel? Share Your Knowledge and Inspire Others!

Volunteering with Hostelling International-USA If you have travel experience (domestic and/or international) and public speaking skills, we'd like to talk to you about volunteering with HI-USA! Please visit http://www.volunteermatch.org/search/opp1254981.jsp for more information on volunteering in your area. We look forward to connecting with local intrepid travelers who can help us offer a wide variety of free travel education classes and workshops throughout Arkansas. Topics include World Travel 101, Women Traveling Solo, Europe on a Shoestring, and many country specific presentations. Thanks for your interest in helping HI-USA get this new group started so we can all travel well informed in 2013! -- Dawn Dawn Boudreaux, Regional Engagement Manager Hostelling International-USA

Let's Take a Road Trip to New Orleans!
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Group Road Trip to New Orleans, LA...only 7 hours away! For those of us located in Little Rock, we only live 7 hours from New Orleans, Louisiana. Let's take a road trip together for a fun, long weekend! We'll carpool, split the gas, and stay in one of the local hostels while exploring the unique history, culture, food, and music that makes the Big Easy one of America's top destinations. Note: everyone is responsible for paying in full for their own lodging, transportation, food, drink, and incidentals. Interested in going? There's always something going on in N'Awlins! If you have a date preference or you're able to drive, please list details in the comments below and we'll start the planning process for 2017!

Share Your Ideas for 2017!
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Help the Arkansas Travel & Events Club Meetup grow by sharing your ideas and/or volunteering in 2017! This group is about you and what you want to do! We're seeking additional volunteer co-organizers who want to help with some of the following ideas: * Host weekly / biweekly / monthly gatherings to informally share travel stories and tips with other travelers over a meal or drinks * Teach Travel Education classes (ex: Women Traveling Solo, Europe on a Shoestring, Budget Travel, How to Hostel, and your own country specific class) * Attend local cultural events and festivals as a group in the Little Rock area * Organize a group trip (did you know there are hostels in 50+ US cities including New York City, Boston, Chicago, San Francisco as well as smaller communities including several in parks and lighthouses on both coasts?) Please share your ideas for Meetups below. Happy New Year!

Be a Part of History: Volunteering with Firehouse Hostel
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Firehouse Hostel & Museum

Be a part of history... The local nonprofit Hostelling Arkansas, Inc's first project is the historic Firehouse Hostel & Museum in MacArthur Park in Little Rock, Arkansas which is set to open in 2015 as the first international hostel in Arkansas! If you're interested in volunteering for your community in order to help bring Little Rock to a world of travelers and world travelers to your local community, please consider lending your time and expertise. Ongoing Volunteer Projects at the Hostel: * seeking new board members for 2015 * light gardening in our three modest flower beds * sweep, vacuum and dust between construction as needed (a little at a time goes a long way!) * brainstorm great ideas for events, fundraising, and community outreach * ask for donations, write letters, send emails re: fundraising * update and type master list of email addresses into MailChimp database * editor of online newsletter * awesome website design * recruit volunteers who are high tech or just good at helping where needed for social media * speak to your groups and organizations about hostelling and the Firehouse Hostel & Museum * collect items for silent auctions * help with event planning. Our next event will be in Spring 2015 when we will be honoring Judge Buddy Villines. * acquire sponsors for our events * write grants * write, edit, and send out press releases * sell commemorative bricks to friends and neighbors. We have forms on our website. * general assistance for current board members If these ideas appeal to you, please contact Linda Fordyce at[masked] or [masked] for a volunteer application.

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Little Rock Language Exchange

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