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This group is for those that love to travel. We are primarily geared toward independent foreign travel, meaning not using a tour company or cruise line. We welcome both those who are well traveled and those who have never ventured over borders. We hope that by bringing these two groups together we can help out everyone. It seems that most of the travel groups on Meetup are run by people trying to sell you something, such as multi-level marketing scams. This group is run by lovers of independent travel and we are not here for financial gain and will not subject you to any marketing pitches (though we may occasionally host a speaker who has a book to sell). Although seemingly any information is available on the internet these days, it can still be helpful to get together to trade tips and stories and get questions answered. You may even find a travel partner!

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Welcome, San Diego Independent Travel Enthusiasts!

  • Oct 2, 2012 · 6:30 PM

    Get Get Up Close - Grey Whales in San Ignacio Lagoon

    7 Independent Travelers | 2.50 | 1 Photo

    Ever dream of being a breath away from Grey Whales? Gayle Van Leer is on her 4th passport and is always looking for that next travel adventure especially if it includes... Learn more
  • Mar 5, 2012 · 6:00 PM

    China Travel Night

    18 Independent Travelers | 5.00

    I've met many people who feel no hesitation traveling independently in Europe, yet when they decide to go to China, feel they have no choice but to go with a tour... Learn more
  • Sep 18, 2010 · 1:00 PM

    Trips 'n Chips Part 2

    16 Independent Travelers | 5.00

    ROUND TWO! The last meet-up was very informative and enjoyable, so we're doing it again! Join us for lunch in a round-table discussion to exchange itineraries for... Learn more
  • Aug 7, 2010 · 12:00 PM

    Trips 'n Chips!

    30 Independent Travelers | 4.50 | 17 Photos

    Join us for a garden party to exchange itineraries for flights, airports, recent trips, hotels, cruises and more! Bring your photos, itineraries, and travel secrets!... Learn more
  • Dec 15, 2009 · 6:30 PM

    Southeast Asia Night

    18 Independent Travelers | 4.50

    In my edition of "Southeast Asia on a Shoestring", author and Lonely Planet's founder Tony Wheeler says that if he had to pick just one region of the world to spend the... Learn more
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