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TRAVELBUGS “Bucket List” SOLO+ 30+ Utah Group Travel

Easy way to check off your “Bucket List” No single supplement travel, for singles, solos and couples!

TAKE A BREAK! GET REVITALIZED, INSPIRED, & RECHARGED! COME WITH US!

Ten Reasons to Join TRAVELBUGS Free membership!

1. Expand your horizons! Dine, share colorful travel tales, plan your trip!

2. Make new friends who share your interests! Never travel alone again!

3. Astoundingly inexpensive adventure trips – same sex room matching!

Join other TRAVELBUGS from the US and Canada = power in numbers!

4. Make glorious memories – take phenomenal photographs & videos!

5. Meet other travelers and hookup to create independent travel plans.

6. Unite with other volunteers to help orphanages worldwide (2+ X year)

7. Enjoy our “Travel Sharing” MEETUP dining activities – OPEN MIC

MAKE NEW FRIENDS LOCALLY!

8. Connect with like-minded individuals for fascinating conversation.

9. Enjoy exotic culinary delights, both on trips and in local member homes.

10. Domestic and international cultural tours with professional tour leaders.

HAVE SOME DELICIOUS TRAVEL RELATED DINING WITH OTHER LIKE MINDED FOLKS!

Members are 30+ mature, active, professional people passionate about affordable, yet comfortable, exotic travel destinations, AND tasty dining experiences locally. Meeting other like-minded people also offers an opportunity to inject your own travel visions, plan your own trips and ask local travelers to join you. Post your “approved” - on-your-own - 2-4 person trip ideas on our TRAVELBUGS message board with your contact information.

Some members are expats who can share their “living abroad” stories. Other members have crazy travel tales and fantastic photographs to entertain at potluck home get-togethers. A few members are newbie travelers who come to learn the tricks of the travel trade. This is an independent, non-commercial travel club – no cruise operator presentations! Bottom line - we have a lot of fun at home and abroad (some fees may apply).

For our many annual trips, we join with other travelers from the US and Canada to keep trips affordable and fun. Trips are limited in size to about 18 travelers, they sell out fast, so join early to avoid disappointment!

This MEETUP is organized by Marilyn Morningstar who is an inveterate world traveler, writer and photographer. She has made friends across the globe and is the organizer for www.worldwideorphanages.com, so if you’ve ever thought of “traveling with a cause” you might wish to join one of her orphanage project trips. After traveling to over 40 countries, she is infatuated with discovering foreign cultures and mystifying lifestyles. “Traveling is intoxicating!” She will be joining most of the group trips offered through this TRAVELBUGS MEETUP group, as the calendar and cash allows. Watch for her pre & post trip – “JOIN ME” extensions for some exciting budget-minded exploring. Find out more about Marilyn at www.marilynmorningstar.com

OTHER MEETUP GROUPS organized by Marilyn Morningstar, include:

Park City Single Photographers, Writers, Artists and Musicians Artist Colony
Dreamers - Lucid Dream Detectives - Salt Lake City
Travelbugs of Utah

Upcoming events (5+)

AFRICAN SAFARI: Luxury Serengeti Safari & Cultural Group Tour

Serengeti National Park

African Safari: Luxury Serengeti Safari & Cultural Group Tour - 8 Days CLICK HERE (http://www.gectravel.com/details.php?record=1215) to book your spot. The group will travel on the following departure date: February 15-22, 2020 Join members from all over on this locally guided Luxury Serengeti Safari & Cultural Group Tour to the Serengeti in Tanzania! (http://www.gectravel.com/details.php?record=1215) This 8-day luxury group safari tour will travel to the world famous Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater National Parks where you'll see incredible amounts of zebra, wildebeest, water buffalo, gazelles, lions, cheetahs, leopards, hippos, rhinos, etc... not to mention visiting the Masai Mara Village and Bushman tribe. Considered by many to be one of life’s great adventures, an African safari through the world famous national parks of Tanzania is a trip that simply can’t be missed. On this exciting group adventure, you will join other like-minded adventure travelers and together experience plenty of opportunities for big game viewing and to take in the vast and incredible natural attractions of Tanzania, including the world-famous Serengeti National Park and the breathtaking Ngorongoro Crater... all in the comfort of luxury hotels, lodges and luxury tent camps. If you would like to extend your stay in Tanzania and give back to the community, arrive early and add the 4 day African Volunteer Tour. February 12-15, 2020 (http://www.gectravel.com/details.php?record=1238) ----------------------------------------------------------------- Pricing and Booking: STARTING PRICE: $4,291 (airfare additional) CLICK HERE (http://www.gectravel.com/details.php?record=1215) to book your spot. NOTE: a meetup RSVP does NOT reserve your space. For prices, details and to book your space on this tour, please CLICK HERE (http://www.gectravel.com/details.php?record=1215) GET THE SCOOP! Want to see what other Meetup members are saying? Then check out the GEC Testimonial Page (http://www.gectravel.com/testimonials.php). ----------------------------------------------------------------- Included in the awesome adventure: * 8 day / 7 night Luxury African safari! * Fully guided safari through some of Africa's greatest national parks: Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater, Tarangire National Park * Expert local safari guide and Trip Leader * Masai Mara Village visit * Bush Tribe visit * Local cultural visits * Comfortable 4x4 Land Cruiser type vehicles with open viewing roof * Beautiful 4-5* hotels, lodges and luxury tent camps * All meals while on safari and breakfast in Arusha * National Park gate fees Need help booking your airfare? Just email me or give me a call at[masked] Click Here For Complete Details and to Book Your Space on the Trip. (http://www.gectravel.com/details.php?record=1215) >Places Visited: Group Safari to Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater, Tarangire National Park, Lake Eyasi, Bush Tribe Visit, Olduvai Gorge, Arusha ---------------------------------------------------------------- The GEC (http://www.gectravel.com/) is a group of fun-loving Meetup travelers looking for other like-minded people to travel the world with. The travel club started over 10 years ago with just a handful of meetup members and has grown into one of the largest travel groups in the country. Check out the GEC's Testimonial Page (http://www.gectravel.com/testimonials.php) to see what other Meetup members are saying about these trips. Of course, if you have any questions you can always contact me or one of the other organizers through meetup message or via phone at (617)[masked] Make Friends. Travel the World.

EGYPT: Group Luxury Expedition & Nile River Cruise

Pyramids of Giza

EGYPT: Group Expedition & Luxury Nile Cruise (March 21 - March 28, 2020) CLICK HERE (http://www.gectravel.com/details.php?record=1178) to book your spot. Join your fellow travel club members from all over on this fun Luxury Group Trip & Nile River Cruise in Egypt! Travel with us in ultimate 5-star style (5-star hotel and a 5-star luxury Nile River ship) joining other like-minded solo & adventure travelers on a Luxury Group Trip & Nile River Cruise to Egypt March 21 - 28, 2020. TOUR HIGHLIGHTS: * 8-day, 7-night locally guided group adventure to Egypt * 2-nights in an Egyptian level 5-star hotel in Giza * 4-nights on an Egyptian level 5-star Nile River ship * 1-night in an Egyptian level 5-star hotel in Cairo Airport area * Guided tours of the Valley of the Kings, Aswan, and Luxor with expert local English-speaking Egyptologist guides * All meals on board the ship * Breakfast at hotels * Entrance fees to all sites as indicated on the itinerary * Airport to ship transfer * All transfers and tours in modern air-conditioned vehicles ----------------------------------------------------------------- GET THE SCOOP! Want to see what other Meetup members are saying? Then check out the GEC Testimonial Page (http://www.gectravel.com/testimonials.php). ----------------------------------------------------------------- Pricing and Booking: BASE PRICE: $1,399 (airfare additional) CLICK HERE (http://www.gectravel.com/details.php?record=1178) to book your spot. NOTE: a meetup RSVP does NOT reserve your space. For prices, details and to book your space on this tour, please CLICK HERE (http://www.gectravel.com/details.php?record=1178) to book your spot on the trip. ----------------------------------------------------------------- Need help booking your airfare? Just email me or give me a call at[masked] Click Here For Complete Details and Booking (http://www.gectravel.com/details.php?record=1178) Places Visited: Egypt Group Tour, Pyramids of Giza, Luxor, Valley of the Kings, Karnak Temple, Aswan, Luxor, Edfu Temple, Temple of Philae, Unfinished Obelisk, and Nile River High Dam ---------------------------------------------------------------- GEC (http://www.gectravel.com/) is a group of fun-loving Meetup travelers looking for other like-minded people to travel the world with. The travel club started over 10 years ago with just a handful of Meetup members and has grown into one of the largest travel groups in the country. Check out the GEC’s Testimonial Page (http://www.gectravel.com/testimonials.php) to see what other Meetup members are saying about these trips. Of course, if you have any questions you can always contact me or one of the other organizers through meetup message or via phone at (617)[masked] Make Friends. Travel the World.

NEPAL: A Scenic Group Trek in the Himalaya

Kathmandu

NEPAL: A Scenic Group Trek in the Himalaya April 23 – May 3, 2020 CLICK HERE (http://www.gectravel.com/details.php?record=1154) to book your spot. SPECIAL PRICE ALERT! - How would you like to do a small group trek in Nepal at a price that blows the mind? Price starting at ONLY $1,199 Travel April 23 – May 3, 2020 and trek in the lower foothills of the Himalaya. An incredible 11-day Nepal Group Trek (airfare separate). "Incredible views and peaceful culture" best describes this famous Himalayan trek to the popular Poon Hill. This trip is a great way to experience the thrills of trekking in Nepal, but without the extreme altitude, witness breathtaking scenery, and to enjoy a guided exploration of exotic Kathmandu. This locally guided trek is ideal for those travelers seeking to experience the wonders of the Himalaya at an incredible price and definitely suited for both beginners and those with some hiking experience. This is definitely an amazing price for a trip of a lifetime. Don’t forget, immediately after this group trek, why not join the group for a trip to the happiest country in the world and the last Shangri-La, Bhutan (May 3 - 13, 2020). It’s two great trips in one! CLICK HERE for details: http://www.gectravel.com/details.php?record=1213 ----------------------------------------------------------------- Pricing and Booking: PRICE: $1,199 (airfare additional) CLICK HERE (http://www.gectravel.com/details.php?record=1154) to book your spot. NOTE: a meetup RSVP does NOT reserve your space. For prices, details and to book your space on this tour, please CLICK HERE (http://www.gectravel.com/details.php?record=1154) ----------------------------------------------------------------- PLEASE NOTE: trips typically sell out 1 - 3 months before departure, so be sure to book your space before they sell out! These small group trips are open for anyone to join. You can sign up as a solo traveler (roommate matching is free - or you can get your own room) OR join with a spouse, friends or other family members. All are welcome! ----------------------------------------------------------------- GET THE SCOOP! Want to see what other Meetup members are saying? Then check out the GEC Testimonial Page (http://www.gectravel.com/testimonials.php). ----------------------------------------------------------------- TOUR HIGHLIGHTS: * Small group trek in the Himalaya to Poon Hill in Nepal * 11 day Nepal tour and trek to Poon Hill in the Annapurna region * Ground transportation between Kathmandu and Pokhara * 10 nights in nice 3 star hotels & Himalayan tea houses on trek * Local English speaking Sherpa guide throughout * Sherpa porter during trek to carry 1 main bag * Group Orientation Meeting & Welcome Dinner * All meals while trekking * Breakfast at hotels in Pokhara & Kathmandu Click Here For Complete Details and Booking. (http://www.gectravel.com/details.php?record=1154) Places Visited: Group trek in the Himalaya, Group trek to Poon Hill, Annapurna Viewing, Pokhara, Kathmandu, Nepal, Poon Hill trek, Jhinu Danda Hot Springs ---------------------------------------------------------------- GEC (http://www.gectravel.com/) is a group of fun-loving Meetup travelers looking for other like-minded people to travel the world with. The travel club started over 10 years ago with just a handful of Meetup members and has grown into one of the largest travel groups in the country. Check out the GEC’s Testimonial Page (http://www.gectravel.com/testimonials.php) to see what other Meetup members are saying about these trips. Of course, if you have any questions you can always contact me or one of the other organizers through meetup message Make Friends. Travel the World.

BHUTAN: A Group Journey to the Last Shangri-La

BHUTAN: A Group Journey to the Last Shangri-La CLICK HERE (http://www.gectravel.com/details.php?record=1213) to book your spot. The group will travel May 3-12, 2020. Ranked as the “Happiest Country on Earth” the secluded kingdom of Bhutan is regarded by many as the last Shangri-La. Bhutan just recently opened its doors to tourism and allows only a handful of foreign tourists to enter the country per year. Be one of the select few to have the rare privilege to see and experience Bhutan, the last Shangri La, on this exciting 10 Day Group Journey to Bhutan! Don’t forget, while in Nepal, why not add on the 11 Day Nepal Scenic Group Trek in the Himalaya which is running immediately before this trip and do 2 incredible trips back-to-back! CLICK HERE for details: http://www.gectravel.com/details.php?record=1154 ----------------------------------------------------------------- Pricing and Booking: STARTING PRICE: $2,499 (airfare additional) CLICK HERE (http://www.gectravel.com/details.php?record=1213) to book your spot. NOTE: a meetup RSVP does NOT reserve your space. For prices, details and to book your space on this tour, please CLICK HERE (http://www.gectravel.com/details.php?record=1213) ----------------------------------------------------------------- PLEASE NOTE: Bhutan travel permits are issued on a first come basis and are VERY limited. Once they are sold out, this trip will close. Please book your space early to avoid permits selling out! These small group trips are open for anyone to join. You can sign up as a solo traveler (roommate matching is free - or you can get your own room) OR join with a spouse, friends or other family members. All are welcome! ----------------------------------------------------------------- GET THE SCOOP! Want to see what other Meetup members are saying? Then check out the GEC Testimonial Page (http://www.gectravel.com/testimonials.php). ----------------------------------------------------------------- TOUR HIGHLIGHTS: * Small group tour to Bhutan * 9 nights in mid-range hotels * Local English speaking guides in Nepal and Bhutan * Group Orientation Meeting & Welcome Dinner * Private transportation in Nepal and Bhutan as per itinerary * Bhutan Museum & Monuments fees * Bottled water on tour in Bhutan * Bhutan Visa fee * Airport transfer for KTM-Paro flights * All meals in Bhutan * Breakfast in Kathmandu Click Here for Complete Details and Booking. (http://www.gectravel.com/details.php?record=1213) Places Visited: Group tour to Bhutan and Nepal, Group tour of Bhutan, Kathmandu, Nepal, Taktsang Monastery, Tiger’s Nest Monastery, Thimphu, Paro, Punakha, Wangdiphodrang, Bhutan National Museum ---------------------------------------------------------------- GEC (http://www.gectravel.com/) is a group of fun-loving Meetup travelers looking for other like-minded people to travel the world with. The travel club started over 10 years ago with just a handful of Meetup members and has grown into one of the largest travel groups in the country. Check out the GEC’s Testimonial Page (http://www.gectravel.com/testimonials.php) to see what other Meetup members are saying about these trips. Of course, if you have any questions you can always contact me or one of the other organizers through meetup message Make Friends. Travel the World.

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