What we're about

This group is for all the travel-lovers out there, and especially those who are interested in meeting other people to travel together with. In addition to the small-group international trips that we host, there will also be local meetup events which are a great way for all kinds of travelers to connect, swap stories, seek travel advice, and get inspired. There is no pressure to join an upcoming trip at the general local events -- just come on out to meet and mingle with like-minded globetrotters!

If you've always wanted to travel abroad, but aren't quite sure *how* to go about it, meet others who know! Or, if you have traveled and want to share and swap stories with others, and find the inspiration for your next trip! At the general local meetups, you'll not only meet people who have traversed the globe and can share the detailed ins and outs of how best to go about that... but you'll also be able to create and find out about upcoming opportunities to take that leap together with other like-minded individuals.

For those you are interested, you can check out all the upcoming international trips we're hosting at: www.traversejourneys.com (http://www.traversejourneys.com/)

If an international trip we're hosting is of interest to you, please rsvp "yes" on the Meetup page. It just means that you'd like more information -- it is not an obligation to go!

Upcoming events (5+)

Women's Adventure Film Tour

Texas Theatre

IMPORTANT!! You MUST RSVP at the Eventbrite link for this event: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/womens-adventure-film-tour-dallas-tx-tickets-54246414486?aff=ebdssbdestsearch The Women's Adventure Film Tour has arrived in the USA for the first time ever! Women's Adventure Film Tour features some of the world's most inspiring women in adventure. This festival is a celebration of the fantastic women around us who are doing extraordinary things. The events aim to promote diversity and inclusion in the outdoor industry and Women, Men and Children are all welcome! Each screening includes a series of inspirational short films featuring women in stories about climbing, mountaineering, skiing, diving, mountain biking, surfing and more. In a global first the Women's Adventure Film Tour was launched to sell-out crowds in Australia in 2017, before touring selected locations in Asia and the United Kingdom. We are pleased to be now bringing the Women's Adventure Film Tour to the USA for the first time. Benefitting Changing Tides Foundation, this is an extraordinary chance to come and experience a night of edge of your seat outdoor adventuring and story telling, with a community atmosphere. Changing Tides Foundation was born from the simple idea that the world would be a better place if we were all given the opportunity to give back. Established in 2016, by a group of water women and adventurers, their mission is to bridge the gap between you, the traveler, and the causes on the ground. Bring your family and all your friends for a great night out.

Costa Rica Immersion

Juan Santamaría International Airport


Want to experience the natural beauty and unique culture of Costa Rica away from the tourist crowds and over-inundated destinations? Interested in community engagement, home stays, and/or language immersion when you travel? Do you enjoy learning about culture, history, and local life abroad? How about a few nights at a boutique hotel on a pristine white sand beach, surrounded by a friendly locals, with lux activities included like a catamaran sailing tour? If all that sounds pretty much perfect, then check out this 7-night trip, crafted to bring you a truly unique experience in the happiest country in the world!* Find out more: https://traversejourneys.com/costa-rica-immersion Community engagement with Costa Rican Humanitarian Foundation** for 3 days offers an in-depth and fulfilling experience on your travels, combined with excursions throughout the Central Valley. You'll also enjoy 3 nights of relaxation and adventure on a stunning & pristine beach named among the most beautiful beaches on earth! All of this is yours and MORE on our 'Costa Rica Immersion' trip this March (OR custom dates -- just let us know when you want to go and we'll make it happen)! Family package pricing and add-on nights available. Custom date options. Unguided pricing option for custom dates. Truly something for everyone! Pricing starts at $1495 and includes: Accommodations: 4 nights staying with local families 3 nights in a boutique hotel on the beach Transportation: All transportation -- to/from included excursions & activities, and your shuttle to Playa Grande Airport transfer from San Jose Airport on arrival Airport transfer to Liberia Airport on departure Activities: Excursion to Coffee farm with guided tour Visit to indigenous reserve with indigenous guide Catamaran Sunset Sailing tour w/meal and snorkeling included Optional add-ons for surfing lessons, guided kayak trips, and guided turtle nesting tour Guided walk around Playa Grande and to Playa Carbon beach Meals: All breakfasts throughout the trip & all meals while volunteering Additional gourmet dinner on the beach Additional: Community projects with Costa Rican Humanitarian Foundation + donation to their organization Volunteering orientation seminar and closing ceremony Traverse representative 24/7 as well as a bilingual local guide Small group experience, max 16 people FOR FULL TRIP DETAILS: https://traversejourneys.com/costa-rica-immersion *Find out why Costa Rica is the happiest country here: https://theculturetrip.com/central-america/costa-rica/articles/why-costa-rica-is-the-worlds-happiest-country/ **Learn more about Costa Rican Humanitarian Foundation here: http://crhf.org/

Photo Safari 101: w/Mark Comon!

Fort Worth Camera

IMPORTANT!! You MUST RSVP at this Eventbrite link for this event: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/photo-safari-101-wmark-comon-tickets-53934991010?aff=ebdssbdestsearch Meet Mark Comon: world traveler extraordinaire with over 40 years experience as a location photographer whose photo adventures have taken him all across the globe! Mark will be at Fort Worth Camera for an evening of globetrotting photo exposure! Mark will discuss an upcoming adventure to Africa, and what to expect for any photo adventure! This will be a fabulous evening of world-class imagery from Mark's world travels, sure to inspire you to see our world through your lens! Your $10 class registration will be credited back to you on any purchase!

Cycle Colombia

Needs a location


A 9-day cycling adventure from Medellín to Cali, through the eje cafetero of Colombia’s incredibly biodiverse, rich interior. Learn about urban renewal in the city, then get deep into culture, landscape and society while experiencing backroads, coffee, incredible local food, waterfalls and community organizations along the way. This trip makes a great add-on for our Heart of Colombia itinerary in July! We have two dates for this trip: March 23-April 1, 2019 July 20-28, 2019 TRIP INCLUDES: o 8 nights’ accommodations in boutique, centrally located hotels and farmhouse eco-cottages o Transfers from Medellín airport (arrival) and Cali airport (departure) o All ground transportation between Medellín and Cali in between cycling stretches o Full bike hire including mountain bike, helmet, mechanic, and local guide o Support vehicle with water and fruit o Medellín walking tour to learn about the history of social activism and revitalization in the city o Waterfall excursion o Organic coffee farm visit & tasting o Cali experience and cultural education o Up to 165 miles cycling on pavement and compact gravel o Daily breakfast at our accommodations o Multiple dinners and lunches using traditional ingredients and local sourcing o Visit to our local community partner to learn about social justice in Colombia + donation to their organization o Traverse representative 24/7 + local guides o Small group experience, max 12 people This trip is designed and organized by your Meetup host Ashley Blake. For complete itinerary and registration details visit: https://traversejourneys.com/cycle-colombia

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