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)

Wonders of Brazil

RIOgaleão - Tom Jobim International Airport


Sept 26th - Oct 3rd, 2020 For more info and to secure your spot: https://traversejourneys.com/trips/brazil RSVP to express interest in finding out more! Join us for an 8-day journey that brings you from the buzzing streets of Rio de Janeiro and the colonial history of Paraty to tranquil beaches & fishing villages along pristine coastline as well as tribal communities in the Atlantic Rainforest. We'll cap off our Brazilian adventure with two full days exploring the incredible Wonder of Nature that is Iguaçu Falls. The panoramic views of over 200 waterfalls dropping powerfully off the jungle edge is only eclipsed by the up close & personal experience when you're soaked with the spray of the 'Devil's Throat'! As we traverse Brazil's incredible destinations, you'll island hop aboard a private boat, trek the coast, sample distinct flavors of traditional cuisine, learn about the complex history and vast array of cultural influences in Brazil, and stand in awe of nature's beauty again and again. TRIP INCLUDES: Accommodations 7 nights in boutique, comfortable and central 3- or 4-star hotels Transportation Transfer from (GIG) airport in Rio de Janeiro on arrival day Domestic flight from Sao Paulo to Cataratas del Iguazú International Airport (IGR) Private ground transport between all destinations Private boat from Ponta Negra to Laranjeiras Transfer to Cataratas del Iguazú International Airport (IGR) on departure day Activities Private walking tour of Paraty Dinner/cooking demonstration in Paraty Private boat trip to craft chaçhaca distillery Ponta Negra Trekking Fishing with the fisherman from Ponta Negra or walking tour of village Tour of Quilombo do Campinho Entry to the Brazilian and Argentinean side of the Iguaçu Falls Visit to Guarani village Meals Daily breakfasts at our accommodations 3 dinners and 2 lunches Additional Visit to our local community partners to learn about indigenous culture and quilombo history + donation to their organizations Dedicated local guides in each destination Dedicated Traverse host in Brazil from arrival to departure Traverse representative assisting you from booking to departure Small group experience, max 12 people For more info and to secure your spot: https://traversejourneys.com/trips/brazil

Travel to Italy, virtually! Tips & Info, Q/A, and chat with experts

Please read the whole event description for important info! 1. This is a live online event - we will utilize Zoom for our video chat session. Don't have a zoom account? No problem! Sign up here for free: https://zoom.us/signup 2. You MUST RSVP for this FREE event here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/travel-to-italy-virtually-local-info-qa-and-italian-language-tips-tickets-120275115107 If you don't RSVP at that link (not just on Meetup) then you won't receive the email with the zoom details to join. 3. The event is promoted on many channels, so RSVP numbers in this Meetup group are not reflective of the actual number of attendees. :) 4. This online event is at 4:00pm CENTRAL time, so be sure to keep the time difference in mind when attending (and when viewing the Eventbrite info). Your Meetup event says 2:00pm, since that is the correct time for your city. Dreaming of a trip to Italy but not sure what to expect for 2021? Join Traverse Journeys for all the latest in an informational and experiential session with travel and local experts. Learn about how COVID has impacted Italy, how the country has adapted and how they plan to bounce back. Explore highlights to experience on your Italian adventure, insight into Italian history & culture, travel tips as well as a virtual tour of the Traverse Journeys Iconic Italy and Italy: Food & Art itineraries. We'll also go over custom trip options and our self-guided itinerary for those who prefer to create their own unique experiences in Italy! https://traversejourneys.com/trips/italy https://traversejourneys.com/trips/italy/self-guided-tour Be sure to stick around til the end to learn about a special discount for our 2021 Italy departures, available for a limited time. PLUS, all RSVP's will be entered into a giveaway for a 20% discount off of 12 week online Italian course delivered by the experts at Freestyle Language Center. They specialize in helping learners truly use the language just like a native speaker - perfect for travelers who want to use language abroad! **Can't make it to the live event? No problem - RSVP and we'll send you the recording afterwards! You can also let us know the questions you want answered when you RSVP. **Remember, the link to join this online event will be emailed to all who registered on Eventbrite. Be sure to RSVP at the link above well in advance, and be careful of any typos in your email address. And then check your emails to find out how to join us on your screens!

Sail Away to Greece

Athens International Airport


POSTPONED TO OCT 4-10, 2020 Only 2 spots left!! (Trip is promoted in many channels, Meetup RSVP's do not indicate actual guest count) For all the details and to secure your spot: https://traversejourneys.com/trips/greece RSVP to express interest in finding out more! A 7-day trip that begins and ends in Athens with incredible explorations throughout the Saronic Gulf in between. We'll traverse this gorgeous region of the Mediterranean sea on our own yacht, offering you the chance to truly be immersed in the unique and picturesque surroundings. Take in the crystal-clear turquoise waters and dynamic coastline as our experienced Captain sails from one stunning port to the next. At each port you'll have the opportunity to enjoy onshore endeavors including guided visits to ancient wonders, delicious dinner options, and plenty of cobble-stoned streets to explore. Aboard our catamaran you'll enjoy daily breakfasts and lunches freshly prepared with local produce and specialties as well as the opportunity to learn or practice your sailing skills. Once our sailing adventure finishes you may choose between add-ons to delve into ancient Athens & Delphi, or out to Santorini for those unparalleled sunsets. For a bucket-list trip to Greece that will leave you awe-struck from the first moment to the last, look no further! *This is a small-group trip, promoted in several Meetup groups and cities across the US, therefore RSVP numbers below do not reflect actual guest count on the trip. Get in touch or RSVP below to receive more info!* TRIP INCLUDES: Accommodations 6 nights’ accommodations aboard a private catamaran yacht Transportation Transfer from Athens Airport (ATH) on day 1 Privately chartered catamaran tour for 6 days in the Saronic Islands and Peloponnese peninsula Dinghy transport in/out of busier ports Transfer to Athens airport (ATH) on day 7 or after your add-on package Activities Visit Aegina Island, Poros Island, Ermioni & Epidavros port & more (exact sailing itinerary subject to change, if necessary)* Guided walks and tours at each stop Ground transport and entry to Temple of Aphaia Ground transport and entry to Ampitheatre of Epidavros Learn to sail aboard our boat! Practice hoisting the sails, take the helm or sit on the bridge and keep a lookout. You can also learn to throw a line, coil and secure lines, read a chart, etc. Meals Daily breakfasts + daily lunches + 2 dinners Additional Visit with our local community partner + donation to their organization Dedicated and experienced sailing captain + first mate Boat insurance & licensing Boat safety and information briefing Traverse representative assisting you from booking to departure + Traverse host throughout itinerary Small group experience, max 10 people per boat (including Captain and first mate), max 2 boats For more info and to secure your spot: https://traversejourneys.com/trips/greece

Magic of Iceland



Dreaming of the glaciers & hot springs of Iceland? Join us October 2020 or 2021 to visit this magical destination! Choose between a spring or fall departure. Join us in the spring to experience the midnight sun, puffins on the Westman islands, and lambing season. Or, opt for a fall departure to see the Northern lights and experience an Icelandic horseback ride in autumn. OCTOBER 11-18, 2020 MAY 15-22, 2021 OCTOBER 2-9, 2021 Check out all the detail here, plus early bird discount specials! https://traversejourneys.com/trips/iceland This 8-day Iceland itinerary takes you along the South Coast through black sand beaches, awe inspiring glaciers, and snow capped mountains. We’ll start in the capital of Reykjavik and journey through a combination of bucket list Iceland attractions and hidden gems. Experience the iconic Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon icebergs, visit the Snaefellsnes' arrow mountain, bathe in the Secret Lagoon geothermal hotpool, hike on the Falljökull glacier, visit the massive Gullfoss Waterfall and much more! TRIP INCLUDES: • Accommodations o 7 nights in boutique 3- or 4-star accommodations • Transportation o Transfer to/from Keflavík Airport in Reykjavík (KEF) upon arrival day and departure day o Private ground transit throughout itinerary o Ferry to the Westman Islands (spring itinerary) • Activities (All Seasons) o South Coast scenic itinerary with glaciers, mountains, and hiking activities o Visit to the UNESCO Global Geopark of Reykjanes o Hot springs visits, including Gunnuhver - the largest hot spring in Iceland - and the Secret Lagoon geothermal pool o Visit to Raufarhólshellir, one of Iceland’s longest lava tubes o Gorge hike at Fjaðrárgljúfur o See icebergs at the Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon with a hike along the Falljökull glacier within Vatnajökull National Park o Golden Circle highlights, including the Gullfoss waterfall, Þingvellir National Park and the Snaefellsnes peninsula o Black sand and lava fields at Djúpalónssandur beach • Extra Activities (Spring) o Visit the volcanic chain of the Westman Islands o Entrance to the Elheimar Museum to learn about the 1973 volcanic eruption o Explore the cliffs of Heimaey to catch a glimpse of whales and puffins • Extra Activities (Fall) o Horse riding in at Sturlureykir Horse Farm o Bathing at the 3-tiered hot baths of Krauma • Meals o Daily breakfasts at our accommodations o Multiple dinners & lunches (3 dinners + 3 lunches) o Farm-to-table, traditional Icelandic meals using fresh, seasonal ingredients • Additional o Visit to our local community partner + donation to their organization o Dedicated Icelandic-native guide throughout o Traverse representative assisting you from booking to departure o Small group experience, max 12 people

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