What we're about

Are you interested in traveling but do not know others with the same interests? Join Lake Norman Travelers & Adventures. We will travel to SC, VA, WV, and Tenn. If wanting to travel farther, than we will do so if there is enough interest.

We will do mansion tours, beer & wine events, wine tasting and tours, music venues, National Landmarks, the Outer Banks, the Biltmore Estate, the mountains and more. We will also go backpacking, segway tours, kayaking, camping and what ever else we decide.

I encourage member participation in all aspects of the group. Also I am looking for members to be Event Organizers. So if there is an event or location you would be interested in attending, than please let me know. I will look into making it an event.

This group is open for anyone that is interested in travel.

Upcoming events (3)

Bus trip to Harrah's Cherokee Casino // RSVP'S AVAILABLE MAY 07, 2022

Needs a location

$2.00

You must purchase you bus ticket online at sunwaycharters.com. Be sure to arrive early in order not to miss the bus.
Bus ticket price is $40.00 but you will receive a $25.00 or $30.00 game voucher in return. We will try to meetup for lunch at one of the casino's restaurants or dine nearby. Each member will decide that for them self's.

Suggest bring some amount of cash to have on hand. Bus will stop for one rest stop on the way there and the return trip.

**Be sure to cancel if RSVP, ed and decide not to attend.
**Also charging a $3.00 fee to help cover meetup.com fees. Please be sure to bring cash for your payment.

Harrah's Cherokee Casino Resort offers traditional table games such as blackjack, craps, roulette, let it ride, 3 card poker and more. Now you can play like the big boys at any one of their 100+ traditional games. Get in on the live card action located across the casino floor. Harrah's Cherokee Casino Resort invites you to join in on the fun and excitement of table games, with live dealers and real chips.

Also check out the town of Cherokee NC, with it's unique Indian style shops and merchandise.

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France Culinary Adventure, July 1-9-22

Needs a location

Join Saveur the Journey on an exciting culinary and cultural adventure in the beautiful mountainous region of Haute Savoie, France July 1-9, 2022. Use code VALENTINE22 before MAR 24 (Only for our group) to save $500 off the final trip balance and have worry-free booking!

With picturesque Lake Geneva (Lake Léman) and dramatic Alps rising from green pastures, this is the source of France’s fresh mountain waters, including world famous Evian. We will visit cheese-makers, charcuterie experts, bakers, pastry chefs, butchers, wineries and farmers to learn about their craft and taste the fruits of their labor. We will share meals with French hosts, swim in beautiful Lake Geneva, hike through mountain pastures, visit a French market, learn to cook with French chefs, and immerse ourselves in the culture of the Haute Savoie region. Enjoy artisan ice cream on a hot summer day, cool glasses of rosé and Chasselas wine under the grapevines, delicious meals of the local mountain specialties, and the beauty and charm of rural French villages. Bed and breakfasts, and mountain hotels will be our accommodations as we explore this unique region and its food traditions, culture, history, and people. Experience France off the beaten path with Saveur the Journey!

Culinary Adventure to France
When: July 1-9, 2022 (9 days, 8 nights)
Where: Thonon Les Bains/Haute Savoie Region-France
Closest airport: Geneva, Switzerland

Highlights: Day trip to the UNESCO world heritage terraced vineyards of Lavaux in Switzerland with guided tastings and hosted brunch. Exclusive visits, tours, workshops, and tastings with cheesemakers, butchers, bakers, charcuterie experts, winemakers, pastry chefs, farmers, and chocolatiers. Hosted meals with French food artisans. Hikes in alpine pastures with cowbells ringing in the distance and dinner at a hidden restaurant high in the alps. Swim in clear, blue Lake Geneva and sip Evian water straight from the famous springs. Guided visit to a French farmer’s market and cooking class with products from the market. Chocolate cooking class by a master chocolatier with a focus on single-origin chocolates. Visit Yvoire, one of France’s most beautiful medieval villages. Accommodations in charming bed and breakfasts and venerable mountain hotels. An English and French speaking tour guide who lived and worked in agriculture, markets, and culinary arts in the area and also happens to be a chef.

Max participants: 10
Activity Level: Rigorous but also time to relax. Must be in good physical shape.
Requirements: Interest in food, food production and exploring new cultures. Speaking French not required (all visits will be translated).
Cost: $3250 (double occupancy). Use code VALENTINE22 before Mar 24 to save $500 off the final trip balance and have worry-free booking! Includes all accommodations, most meals, all tours and tastings, transportation during the trip, English speaking guides. Does not include airfare, alcohol, gratuities, or trip insurance.

More information: https://www.saveurthejourney.com/product/a-culinary-adventure-to-haute-savoie-france-in-2022-9-days-8-nights/
or email aaron@saveurthejourney.com
You must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to participate in this trip.
For more info visit www.saveurthejourney.com
or Aaron www.meetup.com/geamclt/members/[masked]/profile

Note:-
This is not our event. Do not pay us. This is for a group of our members to go as a group combined with other 3 partner groups of ours. Pls contact Aaron directly.
For every ticket you get 10 Latin Dance classes free at any of our 10 locations around CLT.
For that, Contact https://www.facebook.com/groups/LatinDanceCLT or[masked]

Exploring everything Tennessee has to offer!!

Needs a location

$300.00

DAY 01: Afternoon: Gatlinburg TN: Hiking the Smoky Mountains:
Title of Walk: Rock of Ages Adventure
Trail Time/Length: Approximately four (4) Hours.

Come for a guided hike and explore meadows sparkling with wildflowers, the majesty of old-growth trees, the caress of emerald-green moss, or the symphony of a waterfall. When you take a guided hike, you'll learn about the natural and human history of the Smokies in a fun and delightful way. You'll hear Cherokee lore and maybe an Appalachian tall tale. You'll learn what the Native Americans and Settlers did for food and medicine before the there were grocery stores and pharmacies. Our guided hikes go deeper into the forest, cover more terrain and take you into places most visitors to the Smokies never see. These hikes are recommended for those in good physical shape who already have some hiking experience but want to get more out of the beauty around them.

All Hikes include a snack. A sandwich, chips and a cookie can be provided for an additional $12 per person. This is an easy hike at a slower pace.

DAY 01: Evening: Gatlinburg TN: Over 40 cars from films and television:
Hollywood Star Cars Museum, 914 Parkway $12.99 + tax.

A tour through the Hollywood Star Cars Museum is a trip through some of the most famous movies and TV shows of the last 50 years. We feature the best Hollywood movie & TV cars in recreated settings displayed with sound, lights, and action! Popular cars are from such blockbuster hit movies such as The Ghostbusters Ecto-1, The Munster's Drag-u-la, General Lee from The Dukes of Hazzard and the Beverly Hillbillies Jalopy, Two Batmobiles from "Batman TV Show " & “Batman Returns.” Other cars featured are "Eleanor" from Gone in 60 Seconds, The Fast and the Furious, Back to the Future DeLorean time machine, Days of Thunder Mello Yellow race car, the Beach Boys 1955 Thunderbird, Sir Paul McCartney's Cadillac, and many more.

Day Two: Afternoon: Knoxville: Historic Cherokee Caverns, 8524 Oak Ridge Highway, Knoxville, Tennessee 37931, price $10.00

The Caverns was first entered by early American Indians as indicated by cane torch marks found on the caverns walls. The caverns were rediscovered about 1854 by Robert Crudgngton, a farmer.
Over the years, the cavern hosted events several times per year to raise money to pay annual insurance that allows the cave to be open to visitors. Money is also raised for regular maintenance, preservation and upgrades.

Day Two: Afternoon: Knoxville: Historic Ramsey House, 2614 Thorngrove Pike, Knoxville, TN 37914, (865)[masked]

The Ramsey House is a two-story stone house in Knox County, Tennessee. Also known as Swan Pond, the house was constructed in 1797 by English architect Thomas Hope for Colonel Francis Alexander Ramsey, whose family operated a plantation at the site until the U.S. Civil War.

Day Three: Drive from Knoxville and stop at Chattanooga for lunch or diner at a fine restaurant. Spend time exploring the city. Perhaps take a tour. Drive to Nashville later in the afternoon.

Day Four: Nashville: Grand Ole Opry, 2804 Opryland Dr. Nashville, TN 37214

The Grand Ole Opry is a weekly country music stage concert in Nashville, founded on November 28, 1925, by George D. Hay as a one-hour radio "barn dance" on WSM. Currently owned and operated by Opry Entertainment, it is the longest running radio broadcast in US history.

Grand ole opry offers three tours, 01. day time tour $27.00, 02. after show tour $32.00, 03. VIP Tour $150.00.

***Asking for a $300.00 deposit to insure you really plan on attending. Trip may cost upwards of $700.00 per person, if attending all events and tours. You will be responsible for funding your own hotel room and food, therefore, if you think you may not be able to afford the trip, than do not go. (An option for cheaper hotel rates is to share the cost of a hotel room).

***Looking for members to offer to drive or can rent small bus for a minimal fee.

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