What we're about

We are a group of travelers who love to travel both domestically and internationally by air, sea, land, and river. We love to explore new destinations and experience new things.

We started in Solana Beach, CA and have chapters joining us across the country. You will see local events in other areas pop-up in this Meetup as we cross promote. If you are in the area when a local event is taking place we encourage you to come along and meet others from different chapters. You never know where you will meet your next travel buddies.

We will be enjoying many great adventures including local staycation adventures (day/night activity), weekend getaways (2-3 nights) and national & international destinations (5-21 nights).

The longer adventure trips (7+ nights) will be designed to travel together as a group to take advantages of group deals. We will build in time at each destination for you to be able to explore on your own. Where possible we plan on staying in each town/city we visit for at least 2 nights maybe more. There will be one group activity included, then you are free to explore by yourself or team up with your fellow adventurers and explore together. We welcome your suggestions for destinations to visit.

Twice a year we will travel down under to New Zealand and Australia. These itineraries will concentrate on specific regions within each country and will be open ended so you can extend your trip either before or after our planned adventure.

For those with interests like wine, food, golf, history, culture, car racing, music, Christmas markets, New Year's, festivals, etc. we will be including theme based trips. These adventures will be designed around the interest. For example it could wine river cruise in Europe where we learn about the art of making wine from a winemaker, visit vineyards, learning food paring, tasting techniques, etc. or it could be an wine adventure weekend to Napa or Temecula. How about a craft beer cruise in the Pacific Northwest, learning US history with a land and sea adventure on the East Coast, or it could be exploring the wonders of the Grand Canyon, maybe a getaway spa weekend, or enjoying a music festival. The list is endless and we are only limited by our imagination on where we can go and what we can see. We welcome your suggestions.

Once a month we will meet, talk travel, discuss upcoming adventures, and highlight one destination.

We will include at least one fundraising cruise a year for a 501(c)(3) charity, to be chosen each year.

We look forward to exploring our world with you.

If you would like to sign up for the group's newsletter and weekly travels deals please click this link: Have2TravelDeals.com (http://www.Have2TravelDeals.com (http://www.have2traveldeals.com/) )

You can also find us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/groups/SoCalInternationalTravelGroup/

Upcoming events (5+)

Los Angeles Travel and Adventure Show - Day 1 of 2

Los Angeles Convention Center (Halls GHJ)

At America’s Favorite Travel Show, you’ll: Explore endless vacation options Discover over 350+ destinations from around the globe Plan your trip face-to-face with thousands of travel experts Meet travel celebrities Samantha Brown, Rick Steves, and Pauline Frommer Attend dozens of educational seminars on the Savvy Traveler and Destination Theaters Immerse yourself in faraway cultures with song and dance on the Global Beats Stage Enjoy fun for the whole family with camel rides and SCUBA lessons in the dive pool Plus, save big with exclusive show-only specials and trip giveaways 2019 Keynote Speakers Rick Steves - Travel Writer, Host of Rick Steves’ Europe and Travel with Rick Steves Samantha Brown - Travel Expert Speaker - Host, PBS’s Samantha Brown’s Places to Love Pauline Frommer - Editorial Director of the Frommer’s Guides and Publisher of Frommers.com Josh Gates- Host, Executive Producer of Discovery Channel’s Expedition Unknown Patricia Schultz Travel Author - Travel Shows - Bestselling author of 1,000 Places to See Before You Die and 1,000 Places to See in The USA & Canada Before You Die USE THE PROMO CODE: LAPRIOR19 to receive $6 off regularly priced tickets. Do not know how long this code will be active so get your tickets quick! Get your tickets today at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2019-los-angeles-travel-adventure-show-tickets-50283890470?aff=tsweb

Los Angeles Travel and Adventure Show - Day 2 of 2

Los Angeles Convention Center (Halls GHJ)

At America’s Favorite Travel Show, you’ll: Explore endless vacation options Discover over 350+ destinations from around the globe Plan your trip face-to-face with thousands of travel experts Meet travel celebrities Samantha Brown, Rick Steves, and Pauline Frommer Attend dozens of educational seminars on the Savvy Traveler and Destination Theaters Immerse yourself in faraway cultures with song and dance on the Global Beats Stage Enjoy fun for the whole family with camel rides and SCUBA lessons in the dive pool Plus, save big with exclusive show-only specials and trip giveaways 2019 Keynote Speakers Rick Steves - Travel Writer, Host of Rick Steves’ Europe and Travel with Rick Steves Samantha Brown - Travel Expert Speaker - Host, PBS’s Samantha Brown’s Places to Love Pauline Frommer - Editorial Director of the Frommer’s Guides and Publisher of Frommers.com Josh Gates- Host, Executive Producer of Discovery Channel’s Expedition Unknown Patricia Schultz Travel Author - Travel Shows - Bestselling author of 1,000 Places to See Before You Die and 1,000 Places to See in The USA & Canada Before You Die USE THE PROMO CODE: LAPRIOR19 to receive $6 off regularly priced tickets. Do not know how long this code will be active so get your tickets quick! Get your tickets today at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2019-los-angeles-travel-adventure-show-tickets-50283890470?aff=tsweb

19-Day Ultimate New Zealand Adventure

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Discover the beauty of New Zealand with Kasey Kiwi while traveling aboard the Ultimate Coach in a small group is that every aspect of your vacation is personal. Be treated as a VIP and enjoy premium accommodation combined with a number of exclusive extras. Tour Dates: March 1, 2019 - March 19, 2019 Highlights - Waitangi Treaty Grounds* - Dolphin / Hole in the Rock Cruise - Kauri Museum* - Glenbrook Vintage Railway - Kiwi Encounter* - Rainbow Springs* - Skyline Rotorua Gondola & Luge Ride - Agrodome - Thermal mud pools & geysers* - Te Puia traditional Maori Hangi & Concert - Te Papa, NZ’s National Museum - Cruise on the Interislander Ferry - International Antarctic Centre - Christchurch Tram - TranzAlpine Rail Journey - Cruise Lake Wakatipu on the TSS Earnslaw - Lakes District Museum - Doubtful Sound Overnight Cruise - Cruise Lake Te Anau, visit Glow Worm Caves - Silver Fern Seasider Rail Journey - Larnach Castle* - Olveston House* - City sights tour of Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch & Dunedin *Guided tour. Inclusions - Ultimate Small Group Tour Coach with 20 luxury leather reclining seats on a full size vehicle, 2 door access and panoramic windows - Professional Coach Captain - Personalized Meet & Greet on arrival - Return airport transfers in New Zealand - 17 nights 4.5 star hotel accommodation - One overnight Doubtful Sound Cruise - Hotel porterage - Three rail journeys - Five cruises - All sightseeing and pre paid attractions - GST (New Zealand Goods and Services Tax) - Comprehensive documentation pack - BONUS Group photo ITINERARY (Full itinerary and Registration at: http://www.have2cruise.com/rw/view/76381 ) Day 1: Arrive Auckland Day 2: Auckland - Bay Of Islands Day 3: Bay Of Islands (Free Day) Day 4: Bay Of Islands - Auckland Day 5: Auckland - Rotorua Day 6: Rotorua Day 7: Rotorua - Wellington Day 8: Wellington Day 9: Wellington - Christchurch Day 10: Christchurch Day 11: Christchurch - Arthur’s Pass - Fox Glacier Day 12: Fox Glacier - Queenstown Day 13: Queenstown (Free Day) Day 14: Queenstown - Doubtful Sound Overnight Cruise Day 15: Doubtful Sound - Te Anau Day 16: Te Anau - Dunedin Day 17: Dunedin Day 18: Dunedin - Christchurch Day 19: Depart Christchurch PRICES START AT: $7,360 per person based on double occupancy. This price does not include airfare, approx $1,500 per person. Tour must book by June 30, 2018. Single Supplement does apply, please contact us for details. PLEASE NOTE: Itinerary does NOT include International Flights. To be in New Zealand for a March 1, 2019 tour start will need to leave the West Coast of US (from Los Angeles or San Francisco) NO LATER THAN February 27, 2019. Going to New Zealand you will loose a day when you cross the International Date Line. The good news is you will arrive on back on US West Coast the same day you leave New Zealand.

46th Annual San Diego Scottish Highland Games and Gathering of the Clans Day 1

Mark your calendars for the 46th Annual San Diego Scottish Highland Games and Gathering of the Clans happening June 22 and 23, 2019. This is an amazing great day(s) out for the whole family. With Bagpipes and Drums, Highland Dancing, Meeting the Clans, Live Music, Sheep Dog Trials, and more, you are sure to find fun and entertainment for all. Wait!! Can't forget the Scottish Athletics where athletes display strength in events such as Braemar Stone, Hammer Throw, Caber Toss and Sheaf Toss. Don't know what those events are? Then come along to the Scottish Highland Games and find out. Early Bird Tickets go on sale Feb 1, 2019. We will post the link for the tickets on February 1, 2019. Save time, and money, by ordering your tickets online, ahead of time. Not ready to order? No problem! Tickets can be bought at the gate. Note: Deadline for online ordering is June 8th. From that time onward, tickets will only be available on the day of the event, at the gate. Gate ticket prices after pre-sale, are as follows: $15 adults; $10 Seniors/Military, $5 youth.

Past events (7)

San Diego Travel and Adventure Show - Day Two

San Diego Convention Centre

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