Welcome! Our group is for active Californians in their 30s, 40s, and 50s who like to travel. Yes, we use the term "Gen X" very loosely - its more of a state of mind. :) Since we, as Gen X Californians in our older/wiser age, tend to be more selective about where and how we travel, this group’s focus is on non-touristy, responsible travel (to local, domestic and international destinations). Non-touristy just means high-quality trips to cool, distinctive destinations (e.g., Iceland) with lots of character, as opposed to the cheapest vacations to the same old touristy spots. Responsible simply means patronizing locally-owned hotels and restaurants so that we give back - the money you spend stays in the local community, which is not the case with most mass tourism that only works with the huge international chains. Our broad definition of Gen-X means people in their 30’s, 40’s and 50’s, so our goal with the age preference is simply to bring together folks who are in the same general age bracket with similar high quality values and adventurous spirit.
Besides our guiding principles, we go wherever we want to go! Near and far, domestic and international, beach and city, mountains and lakes, adventure and relaxation, day trips to two week getaways and everything in between. This is our travel club and it’s all about us! So if you like to travel to cool, fun places and are looking for like-minded, new friends to travel with, then this is the group for you!
Our local MeetUps will be around various parts of SoCal; from the coast to the desert, from LA to San Diego. Some of our MeetUps will be happy hours, lunches or brunches. We'll also be offering up some hikes and other cool destinations like wineries & breweries... and be on the look out for some super fun road-trips for overnight / weekend getaways.
Our meet-ups are a fantastic way to get to know each other and the oh so many areas in and around Southern California. Always new places to check out and many beautiful locales to explore… so might as well check them out with new friends!
We just ask the following of our members please: - clear membership profile pictures - answer the short profile questionnaire - be courteous and respectful to our fellow members and hosts
*This MeetUp is a sister MeetUp to our East Coast founding members in Washington, DC & Baltimore! :-)