What we're about

Have you ever wanted to explore a faraway place or some exotic locale while being able to share that experience with fun and interesting people? Have you ever wanted to travel somewhere but didn't have someone to travel with? Friends don't have the money or vacation time?

Well, look no further! Whether you are single, solo, or a couple looking to find new friends to explore the world with, we will bring you together on vacation so that you never have to travel solo again! We seek to have "a week of travel, a lifetime of friendships".

In addition to travel, we will get together locally to explore the area in which we live. Our area provides rich historical attractions, top rated restaurants, globally recognized wineries, unique cultural experiences, and so much more.

Please look at this discussion from our Message Board for more information about our group.

https://www.meetup.com/The-Never-Travel-Solo-Social-Club-Chicago/messages/boards/thread/41698732

Hope to see everyone at one of our events or on one of our trips!

Paul Cathcart
https://www.facebook.com/paul.cathcart.3rd
contact@nevertravelosolo.com
(571)318-9252

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Tuscany Private Villa

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Complete trip details are on our website.

http://nevertravelsolo.com/Land-20210925.php

To book this trip or if you have any questions please contact Paul at [masked] or (571)[masked].

- Never Travel Solo host onsite during the trip.
- 7 nights accommodations at a private villa in Tuscany.
- Tours and admissions for all attractions listed on the itinerary.
- Visit the cities of San Gimignano, Sienna, Florence, Pisa and Lucca.
- Roundtrip transportation from the Florence airport to our private villa.
- Private transportation for all tours.
- 7 continental breakfasts at villa.
- 7 dinners.
* 3 private chef dinners.
* 1 light dinner at villa.
* 1 dinner at a local restaurant.
* 1 winery dinner.
* 1 cooking class.
- 3 lunches.
* 1 lunch at a local restaurant.
* 2 light lunches at villa.
- 3 winery visits with tastings.
- All taxes, fees, surcharges, and currency fluctuations.
- A mandatory $100 tip will be collected in addition to the trip price to cover the private chefs, maids, motorcoach drivers, and tour guides.

September 25, 2021 (Saturday) - Arrival Day / Private Chef Dinner (Private Villa)

September 26, 2021 (Sunday) - Winery School / San Gimignano / Private Chef Dinner (Private Villa)

September 27, 2021 (Monday) - Siena Guided Tour / Restaurant Lunch / Light Dinner (Private Villa)

September 28, 2021 (Tuesday) - Florence Guided Tour / Restaurant Dinner (Private Villa)

September 29, 2021 (Wednesday) - Light Lunch / Winery Tours / Winery Dinner (Private Villa)

September 30, 2021 (Thursday) - Free Day / Light Lunch / Cooking Class (Private Villa)

October 1, 2021 (Friday) - Leaning Tower of Pisa / Lucca / Private Chef Dinner (Private Villa)

October 2, 2021 (Saturday) - Departure Day (Private Villa)

NOTES

The accommodations, activities, and other inclusions and/or their order may change and/or be cancelled due to circumstances beyond our control and/or for any other reason we deem necessary. In the event this occurs, we will try our best to arrange similar accommodations, activities, and other inclusions.

Depending on the size of our group, some and/or all of our activities may be part of a larger public tour group.

Some parts of this trip requires extensive walking (5 miles or more over the course of the day as well as uphill/downhill climbing on cobblestone or non-stable pathways).

Every year Italy further restricts how close motorcoaches are allowed to city centers so we may have to walk at least 15 minutes or more to arrive into each city.

COVID-19

Should Italy restrict access to United States citizens from entering the country there will be a complete refund of all monies paid for the trip. If you choose not to go you will not be entitled to a refund.

Masks will not be required to be worn at the villa or on the motorcoach unless it is required by the supplier. Please note that masks might be required to be worn while touring. We will need to abide by the current recommendations from the Italian government, the cities that we are touring, and the suppliers we're using.

Carnival Mardi Gras Halloween Exotic Caribbean Singles Cruise

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Complete trip details are on our website :

http://nevertravelsolo.com/Cruise-20211030.php

To book this trip or if you have any questions please contact Paul at [masked] or (571)[masked].

October 30, 2021 (Saturday) - Port Canaveral (Orlando), Florida
October 31, 2021 (Sunday) - All day at sea
November 30, 2021 (Monday) - Cozumel, Mexico
November 1, 2021 (Tuesday) - Costa Maya, Mexico
November 2, 2021 (Wednesday) - Mahogany Bay, Roatan
November 3, 2021 (Thursday) - All day at sea
November 4, 2021 (Friday) - All day at sea
November 5, 2021 (Saturday) - Port Canaveral (Orlando), Florida

Sample activities
- Exclusive Halloween party
- Cocktail parties
- Group dining section for dinner
- Costume/Theme Nights
- Private dance lessons
- Speed meeting
- Pub crawls
- Karaoke parties and more!

G Expeditions Classic Antarctica In Depth Cruise

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Complete trip details are on our website :

http://nevertravelsolo.com/Cruise-20211111.php

To book this trip or if you have any questions please contact Paul at [masked] or (571)[masked].

Antarctica is a trip of a lifetime and the ultimate bucket list destination. I will be able to say I've been to every continent in the world (and slept as well since I will be camping overnight!).

The first night of this trip is a hotel stay and the rest is an expedition cruise ship.

- Never Travel Solo host onsite during the trip.
- 1 night accommodations at Albatros Hotel. (http://www.albatroshotel.com.ar/?lang=en)
- 11 nights accommodations onboard G Expedition expedition ship.(https://www.gadventures.com/travel-styles/cruising/expedition-cruises/antarctica/)
- Transfer from Ushuaia Airport (USH) to Albatros Hotel.
- Transfer from G Expedition expedition ship to Ushuaia Airport (USH).
- Transfer from Albatros Hotel to G Expedition expedition ship.- All taxes, fees, surcharges, and currency fluctuations.

Day 1 – Ushuaia

Arrive in Ushuaia at any time. Arrival transfer included. Enjoy the sights and sounds of the world's most southerly city.

Day 2 – Ushuaia / Drake Passage

Enjoy a free morning in Ushuaia. Do any last minute shopping, explore the town, or visit the surrounding countryside. Embarkation on the ship begins in the afternoon at the port in Ushuaia. Enjoy the evening sailing through the Beagle Channel.

Meals included : Breakfast | Dinner

Days 3 – 4 – Drake Passage / South Shetland Islands

The adventure begins with an 1000 km (600 miles) crossing of the passage named in honor of 16th-century English sea captain and privateer, Sir Francis Drake. The ship is at home in this part of the Southern Ocean. Take in daily lectures from the expedition team and keep an eye out for icebergs, whales, and albatross following in the ship's wake.

Meals included : Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Days 5 – 10 – South Shetland Islands/Antarctic Peninsula
With a total of six days to explore the world's most southerly ecosystem, there's more time to encounter the unique wildlife and awe-inspiring scenery of the Antarctic. Attempt two shore landings per day (weather permitting) to encounter penguin rookeries, get a good look at the variety of seal species, and keep an eye out for the whales that feed in the peninsula's cold, fertile waters.

Meals included : Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Days 11 – 12 Drake Passage / Ushuaia

Begin the journey north to the home port of Ushuaia. Review the highlights of the Antarctic experience with the lecturers and staff. Keep eyes peeled on the observation deck for some last-minute whale sightings.

Meals included : Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 13 – Ushuaia

Disembark the ship after breakfast.

Meals included : Breakfast

Iceland Trip 1

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To book this trip or if you have any questions please contact Paul at [masked] or (571)[masked].

Here's a link to complete trip details.

http://nevertravelsolo.com/Land-20220206.php

- Never Travel Solo host onsite during the trip.
- 5 nights accommodations with breakfast in Reykjavik.
- Breakfast at hotel on arrival day.
- Roundtrip transfers from Reykjavik Airport to our group hotel.
- Tours and admissions for all attractions listed on the itinerary.
- Welcome dinner.
- Lunch at Hotel Geysir.
- A visit to the world famous Blue Lagoon.
- All taxes, fees, surcharges, and currency fluctuations.
- Tips for all tour guides and bus drivers.

- The prices below do not include airfare to and/or from arrival and departure cities.

- The price for this trip is $2,099 per person double occupancy, $2,699 single occupancy.

- Deposit is a non-refundable $700 double occupancy, $1,400 single occupancy.

- All payments non-refundable.

To book, please contact Paul at [masked] or (571)[masked].

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02/06/22 (Friday) - Arrival Day / Airport To Hotel Transfer / Group Welcome Get Together Dinner

Enjoy complimentary transportation aboard the Flybus to our group hotel.

Spend the day relaxing and taking in the sites. We'll have an optional after breakfast walk and tour of downtown Reykjavik.

We'll meet up that night for a Welcome Get Together Dinner.

02/07/22 (Saturday) - Reykjavík Grand Excursion / Northern Lights

The Reykjavík Grand Excursion is a detailed and comprehensive introduction to Reykjavik's past and present.

We visit Hallgrímskirkja church, one of Iceland´s most impressive landmarks. We pass by Höfði House, where Reagan and Gorbachev met in 1986 to begin the process of ending the Cold War. We also drive through the city centre, the harbour area, and visit The Sun Voyager and Harpa.

Later that night, we'll enjoy our Northern Lights Tour.

Note

- This tour is depending on weather and sightings are not guaranteed.

02/08/22 (Sunday) - FREE DAY

Enjoy a free day to explore on your own or with other members of the group.

02/09/22 (Monday) - Golden Circle Tour

The Golden Circle needs little introduction: it includes some Iceland’s most stunning sights. You will see the hot spring Strokkur shoot a column of water up to 30 meters (98 ft.) into the air every 4-8 minutes – a thrilling experience that just never gets old. We also visit the magnificent Gullfoss (Golden Falls) waterfall, created where the river Hvítá tumbles and plunges into a crevice some 32 m (105 ft.) deep. Our tour also includes the historical and geological wonder that is Þingvellir National Park, where the American and Eurasian tectonic plates are pulling apart at a rate of a few centimeters per year.

We'll have an amazing lunch at the Hotel Geysir.

02/10/22 (Tuesday) - Blue Lagoon Visit

What visit to Iceland would be complete without a visit to the famous Blue Lagoon, a not to be missed attraction. Nothing can be compared to the the unique experience to soak up the scenic beauty and enjoy breathing the clean, fresh air while relaxing in the warm geothermal seawater.

02/11/22 (Wednesday) - Departure Day, Hotel To Airport Transfer

Checkout time is noon and you'll be provider a transfer ticket to the airport aboard the FlyBus.

NOTES

Depending on the size of our group, some of our activities may be part of a larger public tour group. If we get enough people we will have our own private motorcoach for all tours.

The hotel, activities, and/or their order may change and/or be cancelled due to circumstances beyond our control. In the event this happens, we will try our best to make similar accommodations or changes.

Some parts of this trip may require extensive walking (5+ miles over the course of the day as well as uphill/downhill climbing on cobblestone or non stable pathways).

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