What we’re about
Have any travel bucket list items? Ever dream of taking the great American Road trip? Do you want to travel the world? Are you tired of paying double as a single traveler? Do you want to travel but are apprehensive about going solo? This is the group for you!! We do it all. We are equal opportunity travel people. From international travel to domestic. 5 start to camping. We have a little bit of everything.
Upcoming events (4+)See all
- Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands - Tour is fullNeeds location
This tour is full and we have started a wait list. Please read the write up. Follow the instructions and let me know your interest
Let's explore the islands that have Blue Footed Boobies, Ancient Giant Tortoises, Vampire finches, extreme biodiversity that inspired Charles Darwin. Lets visit the Amazon and the middle of the earth, as well as a rich culture on this trip, in Ecuador.
This event is 12 days from Sept 23 - Oct 3 and the price includes the airfare. As of today (11/23/22) The trip from Boston and New York is normally $2,699.00 if you want a faster flight it is $2,699.00.
If you choose, to go as a single and have your own room then the single supplemental will be $360.00.
60% deposit will be required to hold your spot.
***Note: Prices can change at anytime until you have put your deposit in.
Here is the link to the trip.
Please note: It is super convenient that the airfare is handled in the over all package, that means that we don't have to worry about air cancellations and Exoticca will be responsible to get us there and to whatever location on the itinerary at no additional cost and hopefully very little stress.
Although I am trying to confirm this, I am pretty sure that each room will need to be booked with two people on the very same itinerary meaning both people in the room will have to fly from the same locations.
I am also finding out if someone registers initially as a single, can they convert it to a double.
Exoticca does have insurance that is included in the trip (please review that in the link) at no extra cost to you. (Which by the way is a really nice thing to offer.) It appears as it covers cancellations up to 30 days prior to the travel. I will find out if one person cancels and gets reimbursed will the other person be responsible for the remaining fees. In my experience, most cancellations do occur within 2 weeks of the departure day so I recommend getting World Nomads Travel insurance which also covers flights back to the US for treatment. https://www.worldnomads.com/usa/travel-insurance
How to start the reservation process:
Please email me at LFTRTRAVEL@Gmail.com
Put Ecuador and Galapagos Islands - Sept 2023 in the subject line
You will receive an email back from me with several forms to be filled out. The customer information sheet is important to get back right away. That form can be filled out electronically. I will also need a picture/copy of your passport. If you do not want to provide your credit card information through email, please just check the box and I will call you directly to get the information. I will most likely not be doing interactions during the day, only in the evenings after my work day has ended.
There will also be a media release, liabilities, waiver and a health form.
As always, RSVPing YES does not secure your spot on the trip. Getting the paperwork and the deposits in and a confirmation from me does.
This trip is not a private group tour and is being offered to the world. There is no guarantee that the spots will be available. The sooner we act and get our deposits into the tour operator, the better off we will be.
Do not worry about roommate assignments, we can switch them around if we need to unless you are booking with someone you know then I can put you guys together.
I will utilize this event chat to provide updates.
By RSVPing Yes and paying your deposit to attend this event you understand and accept any and all risks associated with the event throughout the duration of the event.
- Sailing around Costa Rica and PanamaNeeds location
This is the monthly meeting for anyone who plans on attending the Tall Ship Sailing Costa Rica and Panama on the romantic Star Clipper.
Here is the link to the write up in the original meetup for this event.
If you have further questions: Please reach out to Denise at firstname.lastname@example.org
Here is the zoom link information for this meeting.
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Topic: Costa Rica and Panama - Tall Ship Sailing
Time: Jun 1, 2023 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
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- Discovery Day - Hartford Historic Walking TourHartford, Connecticut River, Riverside Park, Hartford, CT
9/3/23 - Update - I can't believe I had to reschedule this event again. I will be in Florida at the celebration of life for my brother in law who recently passed away. I have rescheduled this event to Oct 7th. I'm hoping this will work out this time. Thank you all for your understanding.
Do you love local lore, history? Do you love hearing stories about Heroes and prominent figures that weren't quite what you learned in school?
Then come join me for my awesome (even if I do say so myself) Hartford Historic Walking Tour.
If the river allows, we start at Riverside park in Hartford and walk through Hartford to the CT State Library stopping along the way at various points of interest.
Find out why The Hartford Current felt the need to talk about ' Loose woman on the roof or fallen woman on the Street, or what Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde has to do with dentistry, or how one of our great esteemed prominent figures was a polygamist. Why there are dead people in a historic landmark? Learn how Hartford is instrumental to the start of our nation.
Ohh baby, Hartford has it all!!
Everytime people attend this event, I often hear 'I didn't know that!' Sometimes they are shocked and sometimes wonder filled but it's always fun.
The walk is 4.4 miles in total in a very very leisurely pace, that is because I am the slowest walker pretty much in the world. There are no stairs except at the Amphitheater, which has an elevator, so if you are with a scooter or wheelchair or otherwise stairs impaired, you can participate in this event as well. There will be many stops along the way to sit and rest.
Bring a bag lunch, water bottle, wear walking shoes. Please dress for the weather.
Parking at Riverside Park is free.
If people are up for it, we can go someplace afterwards to eat an early dinner.
**Please note, It's unlikely for this date, but if Riverside park is flooded, we will have to change the meetup location so it is important to watch the meetup comments as we get closer to the day of the event.
If some of you want to make the walk a 2.2 mile walk then there is a way to spot cars. I will set up a pre-event for car spotters if you tell me when you RSVP that's what you want to do.
I look forward to hosting you on this event.
Tips will be gratefully accepted.
Any additional questions, please contact me at Lftrtravel@gmail.com.
- NEST - New Member OrientationNeeds location
Welcome to the group!
I'd like to take the time to introduce myself and let you know how you can participate in making this meetup your own because I really want to build community within community.
Please come and join me in a conversation about how this group can help you realize your travel dreams.
There are also a few things I'd like everyone to know so that we are on the same page and that there are no misunderstandings or hard feelings.
Even some of you tripsters that have been kicking around in the group for a bit. Come by and say Hi and get a refresher.
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