What we're about

We are world travelers who are passionate about cultural exchange, authentic and responsible travel, global adventure, life-changing experiences, unforgettable personal stories, slow travel, green travel and savvy travel on a budget. If you're as addicted to world travel as we are, or are interested in embarking on the life-long adventure towards fulfillment that we embrace as essential to our existence, you'll enjoy this group.

Join us for one of our many upcoming events, hook up with other members to plan a trip, or just relax on a social outing and share travel tips and stories with fellow adventurers. We have a monthly free Global Travel Social where travelers just come out and chat sharing stories and inspiration. We have a monthly free Talk Travel Meetup which has a travel theme. There are also Special Presentations on travel that may be free or may have a cost depending on venue. Plus, there are Travel Classes that, as the name implies are actual classes on how-to travel (tuition varies based on venue & length of class.)

This group is sponsored by Wild Spirit Travel and by Servas an International, non-profit, travel group. It promotes world peace through travel. When traveling, Servas members can be home hosted around the world. This enables Servas members to make global friends and garner a true understanding of diverse societies.

If you are in the travel industry feel free to come to our meetups, but please no sales or pushing of tours either at meetups or in posts to this group. Instead, come meet the organizers and become a regular member. Once, active, you may be able to do a presentation. This group is about meeting up and learning about travel from each other. If you are not in the area, this is probably not the group for you. Thanks.

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Upcoming events (5+)

Talk Travel - Find Travel Buddies

Rogue Eastside Pub & Pilot Brewery

$4.00

For years, members have been asking how to find travel partners through this meetup group. As such, we are going to try something new this month - a Talk Travel with the specific them of "Finding Travel Buddies." I have a few ideas on how to facilitate discussions between potential travel partners based on destination, activity level, and more. The goal will be to identify who is actively looking for travel buddies, and then get attendees to move around meeting others with similar interests. Not looking for a travel partner, but still want to attend. No worries, Dan will host a table for people that simply want to come talk travel. We will be at Rogue Eastside Pub - where we will have multiple tables outside in the beer garden if sunny, or inside in the Bistro area if rainy. Look for the meetup signs. At Rogue, please order food and/or drink at the main bar and then join our group. And, it is Tiki Tuesday at Rogue. Member of the Rogue Nation (free to join), get a discount if wearing a Tiki shirt. Talk Travels are free, however, all attendees are asked to donate $3 - $5 to cover meetup costs and buy the speaker/facilitator a drink. Talk Travels are often super popular and get wait-lists. So no showing is tough on other travelers, the speakers, and the venue. Please be considerate and honor your RSVP. Photos taken at the event may be used by Shyla & Dan Bare, or Wild Spirit Travel, in social media, websites, or print. They may promote future meetups, travel talks/classes, or general Wild Spirit Travel activities. By attending the event, you give consent to be in photos.

Global Travel Social @ StormBreaker Brewing just off Mississippi Ave

Calling all world travelers and travel dreamers. Join fellow travelers at our monthly Global Travel Social where discussions go around the world. Enthrall others with a story or two from your past global explorations, and find out where other have been or plan to go. There is no formal presentation. Simply travelers chatting and getting inspiration for trips. New to this group? Don't worry - this is a welcoming and friendly group of travelers. Some members have been around the world, others are preparing to get the first stamp in their passport. This is a free monthly event. However, all attendees are asked to donate $2 - $3 to cover meetup.com expenses. Also, support our venues by ordering food and/or drink. This month we are trying a new venue - StormBreaker Brewing just off Mississippi Ave. I have heard they have an amazing beer garden, so will be arriving early to grab a few tables. Look for the meetup signs to find our group. So I know how many tables to get, I need an accurate headcount. Please only sign up to attend if you can make it and be sure to put it on your calendar. If something comes up, simply go to meetup.com ans switch your RSVP. No showing is tough on the venue, our group, and other travelers. So please attend if you RSVP yes. The start time for our Global Travel Social is flexible - turn up when you can and leave when you want. The location for our socials changes each month. We rotate from north, south, east & west. Most meetups are in Portland, but we also meet in Beaverton, Vancouver and elsewhere. If this months location does not work for you, check back next month. Photos taken at the event may be used by Shyla & Dan Bare, or Wild Spirit Travel, in social media, websites, or print. They may promote future meetups, travel talks/classes, or general Wild Spirit Travel activities. By attending the event, you give consent to be in photos.

Talk Travel

Needs a location

$4.00

Once a month we have a "Talk Travel" meetup. For this a travel destination, group or theme is selected. Past talk travels topics have been: Scandinavia, Top Destinations Around the World, the Philippines, Study-Work-Retire abroad, Pole to Pole, Travel Apps, Canada, Beers Around-the-World, India, Jordan, Portugal, Holidays Around the World, South Africa / Namibia, Vietnam, Best Beaches, Costa Rica, Finding Home-Stays Abroad, Kenya, Walking the Camino, Servas International Travel Club, Peru, Oktoberfest, Indonesia, New Zealand, South of the Border, Japan, Ireland, China, Australia, and more. Sometimes we have a speaker, sometimes a panel, and other times it is just a facilitated discussion among attendees. Have a suggestion for a future theme? Come to one of the meetups and tell us your idea. Talk Travels are free, however, all attendees are asked to donate $3 - $5 to cover meetup costs and buy the speakers a drink. Also, please plan to buy food and/or drink to support the venue. We often use free private rooms, so it is important to spend something at the venue. Talk Travels are often super popular and get wait-lists. So no showing is tough on other travelers, the speakers, and the venue. Please be considerate and honor your RSVP. We do rotate venues going from East Portland to Beaverton and Lake Oswego to Vancouver. Photos taken at the event may be used by Shyla & Dan Bare, or Wild Spirit Travel, in social media, websites, or print. They may promote future meetups, travel talks/classes, or general Wild Spirit Travel activities. By attending the event, you give consent to be in photos.

Global Travel Social

Needs a location

$2.00

Calling all world travelers and travel dreamers. Join fellow travel enthusiasts for monthly discussions about all things travel! Enthrall others with a story or two from your past global explorations. Share your ideas, plans, questions or concerns for your next international adventure. Or simply enjoy a drink while listening to the adventures of others. There is no agenda for our monthly Global Travel social, just great conversation about travel around the world! New to this group? Don't worry - this is a welcoming and friendly group of travelers. Some members have been around the world, others are preparing to get the first stamp in their passport. This is a free monthly event. However, all attendees are asked to donate $2 - $3 to cover meetup.com expenses. Also, support our venues by ordering food and/or drink. We often use free private rooms, so it is important to spend something at the venue. AND if you RSVP for the Global Travel Social, please attend. In order to have good relationships with our venues, it helps to have an accurate headcount. If your plans change simply switch your meetup RSVP. The start time for our Global Travel Social is flexible - turn up when you can and leave when you want. The location for our socials changes each month. We rotate from north, south, east & west. Most meetups are in Portland, but we also meet in Beaverton, Vancouver and elsewhere. It is best not to RSVP until the location has been announced - usually a month before the event. Photos taken at the event may be used by Shyla & Dan Bare, or Wild Spirit Travel, in social media, websites, or print. They may promote future meetups, travel talks/classes, or general Wild Spirit Travel activities. By attending the event, you give consent to be in photos.

Past events (272)

Global Travel Social @ Moon & Sixpence

The Moon and Sixpence

$2.00

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