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!

For those you are interested, you can check out all the upcoming trips: 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 Yoga & Surf Retreat: Costa Rica

Liberia Airport


LADIES -- join this 6-day Retreat to indulge and rejuvenate!! May 5th - 11th FOR MORE INFO: https://traversejourneys.com/costa-rica-retreat/ Enjoy the adventure of surfing with the relaxation of yoga, all in a serene setting on an idyllic beach with perfect summer temperatures. It's an invigorating experience that will leave you happy, grateful and full!​ Whether you wish to learn to surf, deepen your yoga practice or simply explore a new place and meet new friends on a fun adventure, this retreat is the perfect experience. Relax in a stunning, private boutique hotel -- the perfect accommodations situated a moment’s walk from a four-mile stretch of white sand beach... with perfect waves. The hotel is even complete with a gourmet restaurant attached, providing daily meals packed with fresh, local goodness. This trip is ideal for any women looking for a 'ready-to-go', adventure-filled vacation. No previous surfing or yoga experience necessary! With expert skills and patient guidance, your instructors are able to further anyone's yoga or surf journey, even if you're starting at 'zero'. You'll be surprised and amazed at what you can achieve in a few days with their confidence-boosting instruction and tips. INCLUDED: 6 nights + 5 days at La Marejada Hotel 3 gourmet meals daily + drinks (not including alcohol) Daily yoga on the beach Professional surf lessons Daily surfing Daily video coaching sessions Surf + yoga equipment always available to use Experienced instructors Airport transfer to + from Liberia Hiking + beach walks to secret tide pools Professional surf photo session Afternoon of beach arts + crafts FOR MORE INFO, and to book your spot: https://traversejourneys.com/costa-rica-retreat/

Ireland's Wild Atlantic Way

Cork Airport


Join us for an 8-day or 12-day route along Ireland's ruggedly beautiful West coast. Starting from Cork city, we'll take in County Cork's scenic coastline, Kerry's rugged beauty, Clare's unique heritage, and Galway's bustling streets before finishing up in historical Dublin City. MORE INFO HERE: https://traversejourneys.com/ireland/ This trip will be led by guides intimately familiar with Ireland (one guide from Ireland), ensuring that you are provided an authentic and immersive experience throughout the journey... well beyond the tourist trail and cookie-cutter sights/routes. Come immerse yourself in the luring magic of this wee country's Western shores! INCLUDED: All accommodations in clean, comfortable and locally-run B&Bs Daily breakfast and multiple group dinners (3 total dinners on 8-day trip, 5 total dinners on 12-day trip) Transportation from Dublin or Cork airport on arrival and to Dublin, or Shannon airport on departure Ground transport between each destination in comfortable, privately rented vehicles Guided walking tour of Cork City Visit to our local community partner -- Irish Seed Savers Entry to Blarney Castle, Killarney National Park, Gleninchaquin Park, Ross Castle, and the Cliffs of Moher on 8-day trip Entry to Dunguaire Castle, and select Dublin sights on 12-day trip Roundtrip ferry crossing to Inis Mor on 12-day trip Guided walking tour of Galway City and Dublin City on 12-day trip Dedicated Irish-native guide and 2nd Traverse guide for groups of 6+ Traverse representative assisting you from booking to departure Small group experience, max 12 people If you've ever fantasized about being in a fairy tale, then this is the country for you to explore. Ireland's rugged West Coast is especially alive with rich traditions and folklore, not to mention picture perfect vistas. For further info: https://traversejourneys.com/ireland/

Classic Machu Picchu & Cusco

Alejandro Velasco Astete International Airport


Have you always wanted to visit Machu Picchu? Join us May or August 2019 for a trip of a lifetime! Experience the majesty of Machu Picchu, learn about the ancient city of Cusco, and soak in local culture through the Inca trail hike or a no-hike option with excursions in the Sacred Valley. 2019 Dates are: May 25-June 2 August 31- September 8 Join our community & culture focused journey to one of the most iconic sites in South America. We'll start off by adjusting to the elevation while learning about Andean culture, local foods, and the Quechua language. Then, the hikers in our group will embark on on the 4-day classic Inca trail hike with our local guide Edwin. The rest will explore the Sacred Valley, visiting the ancient sites of Pisaq, Salineras salt mines, Moray and more as well as enjoy a farm lunch and cookout. On Friday of the itinerary, the hikers and non-hikers will meet at Machu Picchu for a guided tour of the city to learn about Incan culture. It will be a trip to remember! What's included? All Itineraries: Accommodations: -8 nights’ accommodations in boutique, centrally located hotels Transportation: -All transportation between Cusco, Ollantaytambo, and group excursions -Transfers to/from Cusco airport -Train to/from Aguas Calientes + bus to/from Machu Picchu Activities: -Walking city tour of Cusco to learn about Incan society & culture -Entry fee to Machu Picchu + guided tour of the archeological ruins -Traditional Andean pachamanca farm lunch Meals: -Daily breakfast + multiple dinners & lunches -Healthy, nourishing meals using traditional ingredients and local sourcing Additional -Visit to our community partner to learn about the education & preservation of Quechua language and culture + contribution to their organization -Dedicated Traverse representative 24/7 + local guides -Small group experience, max 16 people Non-hiking option additional activities: -Continued stay in Ollantaytambo -Excursions & entry fees to the Moray ruins, Salineras salt mines, and Pisaq artisanal market -Optional visits to Rainbow Mountain, Chinchero or Intipunka Hiking option: -4 days/3 nights hiking the classic Inca trail to Machu Picchu -Healthy, nourishing meals prepared by our on-site cook, starting with breakfast on departure day to breakfast on last day of the hike -Clean, potable water throughout the hike -A team of local porters to carry provided tents, chairs, food, medical emergency kit and other equipment -Sleeping mat provided (you will carry) -Entry fee to the Inca Trail and Machu Picchu -Option for a full or half porter to carry some or all of your supplies -Local hiking guide 24/7 See the full itinerary and inclusions here: https://traversejourneys.com/machu-picchu-peru/

Mt. Kilimanjaro, Tanzania

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Join for an incredible venture up the highest free-standing, walkable mountain in the world. At 19,341 feet Mt. Kilimanjaro is often referred to as the Roof of Africa and you do not have to be an expertise mountaineer to climb it. We’ll be hosted by expert guide Gabriele Brown, who has summited 9 times along with a full local team. Funds directly support local Kili portors as well as our community partner’s business vocational school, women’s co-op, and education sponsorships. 2019 Dates: February 10-17, March 3-10 June 2-9, June 30-July 7, July 7-14 August 4-11, September 29-October 6, October 6-13 November 3-10, December 8-15 Trip Includes: • 8 nights’ accommodations: 3 nights local B&B + 5 nights camping • Daily breakfast, Welcome & Farewell dinners + full board meals during the trek • Entrance fee + transfers to/from the Kilimanjaro National Park • 5-day Machame trek with tents, sleeping mats, equipment porters, a chef, medical supplies, and full board nourishing meals • Clean, filtered water provided throughout the trek • 1 dedicated local guide + 1 Traverse representative 24/7 • Airport transfers • Small group experience, max 12 people • Optional add-ons including 3-day safari to Tarangire, Lake Manyara, and Ngorongoro Crater. See full details and registration information here: https://traversejourneys.com/kilimanjaro/

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The Art of Cuba

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