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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+)

CROATIA: Dubrovnik & the Islands

Dubrovnik

CROATIA: Group Tour (October 6 – 12, 2019) CLICK HERE (http://www.gectravel.com/details.php?record=1243) to book your spot. DEPARTURE DATE: -- October 6, 2019 Join members from all over on this exciting GEC small group tour to the up and coming country of Croatia. Discover the stunning Dalmatian Coast and the historic towns of Dubrovnik and Stone, and a day of island hopping to the Elaphite Islands. We also have optional day tours to the UNESCO World Heritage sites of Kotor Bay in the country of Montenegro, the ancient and beautiful town of Mostar in Bosnia, and to the island communities of Korcula & Peljesac including Wine Tasting. ----------------------------------------------------------------- Pricing and Booking: BASE PRICE: $1,899 (airfare additional) CLICK HERE (http://www.gectravel.com/details.php?record=1243) 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=1243). ----------------------------------------------------------------- ***Note: immediately After this trip, when not join the Prague, Vienna & Budapest group trip. Details at: http://www.gectravel.com/details.php?record=1230 ----------------------------------------------------------------- PLEASE NOTE: trips are typically 10 - 12 +/- people and they tend to 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). ----------------------------------------------------------------- Included in the awesome adventure: * Expert English speaking local experts for select tours * GEC Trip Ambassador * Small group tour of Croatia * Walking Tour of Dubrovnik (with Game of Thrones Highlights) * Island Hopping Day Tour to the Elaphite Islands * Breakfast daily * 6 nights lodging in excellent mid-range hotels * Optional: Full day excursion to Mostar & Kravice Falls in Bosnia * Optional: Full Day Tour to Montenegro * Optional: Full Day Tour to Korcula & Peljesac with Wine Tasting Need help booking your airfare? Just email me or give me a call at[masked] For prices, details and to book your space on this tour, please CLICK HERE (http://www.gectravel.com/details.php?record=1243) >Places Visited: Group Tour of Croatia, Dubrovnik, Elaphite Islands, Optional group tour to Montenegro, Optional group tour of Mostar & Kravice Falls in Bosnia, Optional Korcula and Peljesac including Wine Tasting ---------------------------------------------------------------- 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 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.

BHUTAN: A Group Journey to the Last Shangri-La

BHUTAN: A Group Journey to the Last Shangri-La The group will travel October 18 - 27, 2019 CLICK HERE (http://www.gectravel.com/details.php?record=1213) to book your spot. 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! ----------------------------------------------------------------- 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). ----------------------------------------------------------------- Included in the awesome adventure: * 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 Need help booking your airfare? Just email me or give me a call at[masked] CLICK HERE (http://www.gectravel.com/details.php?record=1213) to book your spot. >>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 ---------------------------------------------------------------- ***Note: immediately Before this trip, when not join the group trip to Tibet. Details at: http://www.gectravel.com/details.php?record=1194 ----------------------------------------------------------------- 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.

AFFORDABLE ASIA: 14 Days, 5 Destinations

Angkor Wat

AFFORDABLE ASIA: 14 Days, 5 Destinations (November 10 - 23, 2019) – starting at $1,399 CLICK HERE (http://www.gectravel.com/details.php?record=1250) to book your spot. Join your fellow travel club members from all over and experience some of the Best Sights of Asia on this Affordable 14-day group tour to 5 different destinations – starting at just $1,399 (plus airfare and optional activities). Explore --- Angkor Wat, Cambodia --- Beaches & Islands of Southern Thailand (Phuket) --- Bangkok, Thailand --- Kathmandu, Nepal --- Nagarkot Hill Station in Nepal for Himalaya Viewing TOUR HIGHLIGHTS: * 14-day, 13-night locally guided group adventure to 5 destinations in Asia * Expert English-speaking local guides in each location * 13 nights lodging in excellent affordable hotels (NO hostels) * Airport transfers during trip ----------------------------------------------------------------- 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=1250) 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=1250) 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=1250) --------------------------------------------------------------- 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.

ANTARCTICA: Ship Based Exploration of the 7th Continent

Antarctica Expedition

ANTARCTICA: Ship Based Exploration of the 7th Continent CLICK HERE to book your spot: http://www.gectravel.com/details.php?record=1170 PLEASE NOTE: for a very limited time, GECtravel has secured a very special price (up to 20% off!) and has on hold for a limited time both Triple Rooms and Twin Rooms for the November 12-22, 2019 departure. This Special Price and Room hold expires at the end of May 2019. So book early if you are interested! Join fellow travel club members from all over on this 11-day ship-based exploration of Antarctica and journey down to Antarctica! On this amazing trip you'll cross the Drake Passage and visit the 7th continent! View penguins and whales, and if you are brave enough you can even do the 'Polar Plunge'! Three Departure Dates to Choose From: -- Nov 12 - 22, 2019 ***SPECIAL LIMITED TIME GROUP PRICE*** -- Dec 29 - Jan 8, 2019/20 -- Feb 7 - 17, 2020 ----------------------------------------------------------------- Pricing and Booking: PRICE: starting at $7,985 depending on date, cabin share, when you book (airfare additional) CLICK HERE to book your spot: http://www.gectravel.com/details.php?record=1170 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=1170 ----------------------------------------------------------------- PLEASE NOTE: this comfortable ice-rated ship only has room for just about 100 people and it tends to sell out months before departure, so be sure to book your space before they sell out! This journey joins other travelers booked through a variety of travel companies. This trip is open for anyone to join. You can sign up as a solo traveler (roommate matching is free as available-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). ----------------------------------------------------------------- Included in the awesome adventure: * 11 day expedition to Antarctica * Ship Based Expedition Leaders * Optional: camping on Antarctica (limited availability) * Optional: sea kayaking in Antarctica (limited availability) * All shore landings per the daily program * A waterproof winter expedition parka with zip out fleece liner - yours to keep after the expedition! * A pair of waterproof expedition boots on loan for shore landings * 9 nights aboard a very comfortable expedition ship and 1 night in hotel in Ushuaia, Argentina. Upgrades are available (all rooms and roommate based on availability given by the ship company at time we book your space with them) * 1 pre-night in excellent mid-range hotel in Ushuaia * All meals on ship and breakfast at hotel * All meals on ship and breakfast at hotel 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=1170 Places Visited: Antarctica Group Trip, Ushuaia, Argentina, Drake Passage, Antarctic Peninsula, South Shetland Islands, Penguin Colony of Orne Harbor, Giant Glaciers of Neko Harbor ---------------------------------------------------------------- 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.

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