What we're about

This is the Original Ottawa Travel Meetup Group for travel enthusiasts. We meet once a month to share our own travel stories, tips, questions and play travel trivia. After 236 past meetups over almost 10 years we are relaunching our group Meetup site.

Our once a month member meeting has fun travel trivia, a 30-40 minute member presentation on a recent trip they have done, plus chance to share your travel tips, questions and maybe find others to travel with.

The most important thing to know about our members is that we are an open and fun all ages group. Come and know that you'll be welcomed, whether you are a seasoned traveler or are just getting started. You'll find friendly people that are interested in your travel stories and will share their experiences , as well as tips with you.

While we occasionally post Meetups about local cultural events like embassy functions, cultural festivals and member led trips, we don't post travel sales events such as when a river cruise company comes to town on a sales tour.

We hope to see you soon!

Upcoming events (5+)

The Ottawa Travel Meetup Monthly Meetup - Share Your Travel Story

PRESENTER: "Share Your Travel Story" Featured member presentation on Sailing The Greek Islands by Melanie TRAVEL TRIVIA PASS THE GLOBE: Each member has a turn to share a short travel story, share a tip or ask a question TRIPS: Find others to travel or join our group trips, Solo Travelers welcomed! Volunteers who make our Meetup possible this month are... TRIVIA MASTER: Jennsie EVENT HOSTS: Terri H. and Jennsie MASTER OF CEREMONIES: Ken AUDIO VISUAL: John G. PRESENTER ORGANIZER: Ken C. ORGANIZER: Janet L. TREASURER: Terri H. RSVPS OPEN: 29 days prior at 7pm for members COST: $2 per person collected at the meetup, this helps cover the costs of The Meetup website fees and presenter gift Thanks and I am looking forward to hearing your stories! ________________________________ Free street parking is available Presentations will not begin before 7 pm Come early or stay late for drinks, nibblies, dinner, or dessert. A full meal service is available throughout the evening. It's convenient and a nice way to say thank-you to The Foolish Chicken who give us the meeting room for free and schedule an extra cook and server just for us. Member Etiquette "No Shows are No Fun!" In order to make sure we do not have vacant seats please cancel your rsvp no later than 3pm the day of the meetup to allow waitlisted people enough notice to come. No Shows will not be able to rsvp for the next month's meetup, ie if you No Show in May, you will not be able to rsvp for June, but will be able to rsvp again for July, August, September etc... When someone cancels The Meetup software automatically moves the next person from the waiting list and confirms them, right up until 5:30 pm the day of the meeting. We hope the newly confirmed person can change their plans last minute and join us, but if they can't they will not be penalized. All the best, Janet Lavern - Original Ottawa Travel Meetup Organizer

The Ottawa Travel Meetup Monthly Meetup - Share Your Travel Story

PRESENTER: "Share Your Travel Story" Featured member presentation on Honduras by Sara TRAVEL TRIVIA PASS THE GLOBE: Each member has a turn to share a short travel story, share a tip or ask a question TRIPS: Find others to travel or join our group trips, Solo Travelers welcomed! MC: TRIVIA MASTER: GREETERS: Terri and Jennsie TREASURER: Terri H. ORGANIZER: Janet AV: JOHN G PRESENTER ORGANIZER: KEN C RSVPS OPEN: 29 days prior at 7pm for members (hosts & presenters are pre-rsvpd) COST: $2 per person collected at the meetup, this helps cover the costs of The Meetup website fees and presenter gift Thanks and I am looking forward to hearing your stories! ________________________________ I will be at the meeting place at 6:30 pm for those who wish to come early. Presentations will not begin before 7 pm. Come a little early or stay late for drinks, nibblies, dinner, or dessert. A full meal service is available throughout the evening. It's convenient and a nice way to say thank-you to The Foolish Chicken who give us the meeting room for free and schedule an extra cook and server just for us. Member Etiquette "No Shows are No Fun!" In order to make sure we do not have vacant seats please cancel your rsvp no later than 3pm the day of the meetup to allow waitlisted people enough notice to come. No Shows will not be able to rsvp for the next month's meetup, ie if you No Show in May, you will not be able to rsvp for June, but will be able to rsvp again for July, August, September etc... When someone cancels The Meetup software automatically moves the next person from the waiting list and confirms them, right up until 5:30 pm the day of the meeting. We hope the newly confirmed person can change their plans last minute and join us, but if they can't they will not be penalized. All the best, Janet Lavern - Original Ottawa Travel Meetup Organizer

The Ottawa Travel Meetup Monthly Meetup - Share Your Travel Story

PRESENTER: "Share Your Travel Story" Featured member presentation TBA TRAVEL TRIVIA PASS THE GLOBE: Each member has a turn to share a short travel story, share a tip or ask a question TRIPS: Find others to travel or join our group trips, Solo Travelers welcomed! TRIVIA MASTER: Ken GREETERS: Terri and Jennsie ORGANIZER: Janet RSVPS OPEN: 29 days prior at 7pm for members (hosts & presenters are pre-rsvpd) COST: $2 per person collected at the meetup, this helps cover the costs of The Meetup website fees and presenter gift Thanks and I am looking forward to hearing your stories! ________________________________ I will be at the meeting place at 6:30 pm for those who wish to come early. Presentations will not begin before 7 pm. Come a little early or stay late for drinks, nibblies, dinner, or dessert. A full meal service is available throughout the evening. It's convenient and a nice way to say thank-you to The Foolish Chicken who give us the meeting room for free and schedule an extra cook and server just for us. Member Etiquette "No Shows are No Fun!" In order to make sure we do not have vacant seats please cancel your rsvp no later than 3pm the day of the meetup to allow waitlisted people enough notice to come. No Shows will not be able to rsvp for the next month's meetup, ie if you No Show in May, you will not be able to rsvp for June, but will be able to rsvp again for July, August, September etc... When someone cancels The Meetup software automatically moves the next person from the waiting list and confirms them, right up until 5:30 pm the day of the meeting. We hope the newly confirmed person can change their plans last minute and join us, but if they can't they will not be penalized. All the best, Janet Lavern - Original Ottawa Travel Meetup Organizer

The Ottawa Travel Meetup Monthly Meetup - Share Your Travel Story

PRESENTER: "Share Your Travel Story" Featured member presentation TBA TRAVEL TRIVIA PASS THE GLOBE: Each member has a turn to share a short travel story, share a tip or ask a question TRIPS: Find others to travel or join our group trips, Solo Travelers welcomed! TRIVIA MASTER: Ken GREETERS: Terri and Jennsie ORGANIZER: Janet RSVPS OPEN: 29 days prior at 7pm for members (hosts & presenters are pre-rsvpd) COST: $2 per person collected at the meetup, this helps cover the costs of The Meetup website fees and presenter gift Thanks and I am looking forward to hearing your stories! ________________________________ I will be at the meeting place at 6:30 pm for those who wish to come early. Presentations will not begin before 7 pm. Come a little early or stay late for drinks, nibblies, dinner, or dessert. A full meal service is available throughout the evening. It's convenient and a nice way to say thank-you to The Foolish Chicken who give us the meeting room for free and schedule an extra cook and server just for us. Member Etiquette "No Shows are No Fun!" In order to make sure we do not have vacant seats please cancel your rsvp no later than 3pm the day of the meetup to allow waitlisted people enough notice to come. No Shows will not be able to rsvp for the next month's meetup, ie if you No Show in May, you will not be able to rsvp for June, but will be able to rsvp again for July, August, September etc... When someone cancels The Meetup software automatically moves the next person from the waiting list and confirms them, right up until 5:30 pm the day of the meeting. We hope the newly confirmed person can change their plans last minute and join us, but if they can't they will not be penalized. All the best, Janet Lavern - Original Ottawa Travel Meetup Organizer

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