What we're about

Are you in the 2% or the 98% that does nothing, but wants to travel?

Do you like to travel, but not have anyone who shares your interests - or your budget? This group is to help find whole group to go with. It's for people who enjoy traveling, meeting people, and making new friends. We have a whole roster of trips - from 3 day weekends to cruises and week or longer trips to Europe, Asia and more. Couples, singles, and friends are all welcome on out trips.

Are you single and prefer not to travel alone? We specialize in finding good deals for those on their own. Travel with the group by day, have your own room by night.

Are you married or in a long term relationship and your spouse or partner can't get away, has different interests, or doesn't like to travel?

You can have your own room, if you wish to pay a low single supplement. We will have pre-event meetups so you can also discuss rooming with a same sex roommate. This group is a perfect way for you to travel and not have to go alone. Of course, you can bring along a non-member to share with, too.

I travel often and I always have a full list of places I want to visit. I am a travel agent and I have been to more than 90 countries. I organize all of trips, but I do not travel with every group.

If a trip is of interest to you, please rsvp "yes". It just means that you'd like more information It is not an obligation to go. You are not confirmed on a trip until we receive payment.

I am trying to keep this a "Yes" only group so, if the timing of a certain event doesn't work for you or it is not something that you are interested in, we understand and we'll see you at some other event. In that case, please don't feel like you need to respond by RSVPing with a "No" but if you are planning to join us at an event, please RSVP "Yes" as early as possible.

ALTHOUGH MOST OF THE TRIPS INCLUDE AIRFARE FROM NEW YORK, YOU CAN FLY FROM ANYWHERE. JUST ASK FOR A PRICE FROM ANOTHER CITY.

I do periodically reorganize the membership to keep the list of active members current, so if you have not been on the site in a year or more, I assume you are no longer interested. You can just rejoin when you wish to be active.

You are also welcome to join events at my other meetups, too:

Long Island: https://www.meetup.com/Genuine-Friends-40-Long-Island-Ladies-Group/ (http://www.meetup.com/Travel-Friends-Near-and-Far/)

Honolulu: https://www.meetup.com/Honolulu-New-in-Town-40-70-Social-Group/

and take a look at our travel websites

http://www.wisewomentravel.com/

http://www.lynotttours.com

http://www.australiatravelmaster.com

Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wisewomentravel/

This meetup site is not meant for anyone to solicit travel companions for trips not organized by Travel Friends trips. Postings for travel programs other than our trips will be deleted.

All programs have penalties. Minimum charge is $100, and can run as high as 100%. Before you send a deposit, take a look at our terms and conditions: http://www.wisewomentravel.com/terms.html

IMPORTANT: Beginning October 1, 2020 when you fly within the US, you MUST have an ID that is compliant with the Real ID act in order to clear security at the airport. If your current ID is not a “REAL ID”, you will need to get an updated ID or bring a valid passport to travel. For more information, visit TSA.gov. It is important that the name on your air ticket matches your ID/Passport EXACTLY. (FIRST, MIDDLE, LAST NAME).
YOUR DEPOSIT AMOUNT IS NON-REFUNDABLE. THE TRAVEL PROTECTION PLAN MUST BE PURCHASED WITHIN SEVEN BUSINESS DAYS OF MAKING YOUR RESERVATION. Minimum charge to issue airline tickets $40.

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BEST OF SPAIN

JFK International Airport

Good news! We can have a private departure with our own bus and tour guide, just for us for Spain! What a great time we’ll have! Minimum of 15 persons required. Here are the details: March 14-22, 2020 (leave the US March 13) Sharing a twin room, with non stop flights from JFK including baggage fees $3460 Single room, $4300; Optional tours $500 New York - Barcelona 13 Mar. [masked] DIRECT 7h 45min. 08:45 Madrid - New York 22 Mar. [masked]:30 DIRECT 8h 30min. 16:00 Day 1 - Welcome to Barcelona. Airport transfers. Welcome Dinner in a local restaurant.(Dinner with Wine) Day 2 - Barcelona, the City of Gaudí. With your Local Expert, explore the narrow lanes and old squares behind the cathedral in the Barri Gòtic. See the lively Las Ramblas and then head along the Passeig de Gràcia, adorned with elegant wrought-iron street lamps and some of the most flamboyant Modernist buildings. Visit the Sagrada Família, to see the central nave with its giant, tree-like pillars.(B) Day 3 - Along the Orange Blossom Coast to Valencia. Follow the sunny Costa Dorada, past the rice fields of the Ebro Delta to stop at the seaside resort of Peñíscola and see the hilltop castle, used in the film 'El Cid'. Pass through the famous orange groves to Valencia Meet the chef of a local family-run restaurant in the heart of the Old City and learn the traditional paella recipe during a Cooking Demonstration.(B/D) Day 4 - Sierra Nevada, Alhambra and on to Granada. Travel south toward Andalucía, passing the castle at Lorca and troglodyte dwellings hollowed out of the soft rock near Guadix. Enjoy views of the Sierra Nevada from a distance as you reach glorious Granada. This historical city was a Moorish Kingdom for almost 781 years and was the last stronghold to fall to the Catholic Monarchs of Spain in 1492. Overlooking Granada stands one of the most remarkable fortresses ever built, the Alhambra. Led by your Local Expert, explore this exquisite palace built as a citadel by the Moors in the 13th century - a fantasy of arabesque gardens, fountains and stone cut like lace. Stroll through the elegant exotic gardens of the Generalife, the Royal summer residence.(B/ ) Day 5 - A Scenic Drive to Seville. The morning is at your leisure to explore as you wish. Perhaps join an Optional trip to the Albaicín Quarter and fall in love with Granada as you learn about its pivotal role in European history. Continue your travels to Seville past gleaming white villages and olive groves. This stunning capital of Andalucía is one of Spain’s most charming highlights and with the evening at your leisure, you are free to explore this delightful city as you wish.(B) Day 6 - Seville, the City of Carmen. Seville-visit the Plaza de España in Maria Luisa Park, the fashionable Santa Cruz Quarter with wrought-iron balconies laden with flowers, Alcazar, a Moorish fantasy in stone, set in gardens. Visit the massive Seville Cathedral, burial place of Columbus. You may wish to walk the ramps of the Giralda Tower, the former minaret of the Great Mosque. Flamenco show.(B/D) Day 7 - Moorish Cordoba Set off early along the Guadalquivir Valley, passing villages and towns studded with Moorish towers and fortresses. Stop in Cordoba and see the famous 2,000-year-old Roman Bridge. Visit to Mezquita, a beautiful 8th century mosque with a Christian cathedral built inside. Stroll the narrow streets of the Old Jewish Quarter. Follow in the footsteps of Don Quixote as you travel through the Mancha and on to Madrid. Dinner(B,D) Day 8 - Madrid Enjoy sightseeing of Madrid through the Old Quarter. Visit the Prado Museum with an art historian, a magnificent palace housing works by Velázquez, Goya, Titian, Rubens and others. Optional dinner (B) Day 9 - Farewell Madrid. Board your onward flight - transfers.(B) Hilton Barcelona Hotel Valencia Oceanic Melia Granada Hotel Las Casas De La Juderia Seville Hyatt Regency Hesperia Madrid

Two week cruise to Tahiti $734 SOLO

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April 3-17 from Honolulu visits Nāwiliwili, Kaua`iLahaina (Maui), HawaiiKona, HawaiiHilo, HawaiiBora Bora, French PolynesiaRaiatea, French Polynesia Moorea, French Polynesia DISEMBARK Papeete, Tahiti, French Polynesia Norwegian Jewel Solo - a room to yourself Includes Free at Sea Inside $734 Outside $1040 Balcony $1793 Share a cabin - even cheaper Inside $587 Outside $881 Balcony $1434 Price per person + tax $205.07 FREE AT SEA GET UP TO 5 FREE OFFERS (depends on cabin type) & SAVE UP TO $2,900 FREE OPEN BAR FREE SPECIALTY DINING FREE SHORE EXCURSIONS FREE WIFI This cruise ends in Tahiti. If you would like to fly back from Honolulu, the cost is additional. However, it is cheaper to take the cruise back, at an added cost from $599. Travel insurance from $70. Thanks to Trish for suggesting this. I am a travel agent. I am hoping to get a small group together for this... friends to hang with during the day and your own room at night. Email: [masked] Full payment is due by March 3. You'll need a passport, so check if yours is valid now. AN RSVP of "yes" is not an obligation to go. It's an indication of interest. You are not confirmed until you pay.

9-NIGHT AZAMARA GREECE INTENSIVE VOYAGE

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This immersive voyage is like a “greatest hits” package of Greece: incredible cities, historic sites, picture-perfect villages, and friendly seaside tavernas—plus a luxurious day at sea for relaxing and recharging. It begins in one of the world’s oldest cities, Athens, where a treasure trove of ancient landmarks awaits. Next in line is Mykonos, an island that charms with shops, bars, and restaurants tucked next to traditional whitewashed homes and churches. Continue your experience with a walk in the footsteps of John the Apostle on the holy island of Patmos, and prepare yourself for some of the best sunsets in the world in Santorini. Next it’s on to Chania and its Venetian harbor, Minoan ruins, Byzantine churches, and the amazing Samaria Gorge. Then set sail for the verdant island of Zakynthos, with its massive limestone cliffs and surreal turquoise waters, while Igoumenitsa is a lush lively city, where you can stroll the sandy stretches of Drepanos and Makrygiali or explore the Monasteries of Meteora. And enjoy a late-night stay in Kotor, one of the best-preserved medieval towns in the Adriatic. The journey ends with a relaxing and luxurious day at sea—perfect for pampering at Sanctum Spa or hitting the gym after all that mouth-watering Greek food—before heading to the fabulous, floating city of Venice. Highlights • Immerse yourself in the world’s most interesting places. Azamara Club Cruises boasts more overnights in ports, longer stays and night time tours. • The Mediterranean and Black Sea offer a cruise destination for those wishing for romance, culture, and fine artesian treasures. • Learn about the Greek gods and the early philosophy of Socrates when you visit the incredible ruins left in Athens, Greece. At night, go out and take in the culture with the modern Athenians. • Azamara Quest - Passenger Capacity: 694 Group rates are lower than regular rates and include bonuses, depending on the size of the group. Date Port Arrival Time Departure Time Apr 23, 2020 Piraeus (Athens), Greece -- 6:00 PM Apr 24, 2020 Mykonos, Greece 8:00 AM 11:00 PM Apr 25, 2020 Patmos, Greece 8:00 AM 8:00 PM Apr 26, 2020 Santorini (Thira), Greece 8:00 AM 8:00 PM Apr 27, 2020 Chania, Greece 8:00 AM 7:00 PM Apr 28, 2020 Zakynthos, Greece 1:00 PM 8:00 PM Apr 29, 2020 Igoumenitsa, Greece 7:00 AM 6:00 PM Apr 30, 2020 Kotor, Montenegro 10:00 AM 11:00 PM May 1, 2020 Cruising -- -- May 2, 2020 Venice, Italy 7:00 AM -- twin per person Club Interior[masked] USD Club Ocean View[masked] USD Club Veranda[masked] USD Club Suites sold out Solo Club Interior[masked] USD Club Ocean View[masked] USD Club Veranda[masked] USD Club Suites sold out Taxes are[masked]. $650 deposit required NOW . Travel Insurance from $223. Airfare can be booked now. Current non stop fare on Delta from JFK is $862 including bag fees. You can save some money (about $100) by buying a flight with 1 stop in each direction. You must pay for airfare once it is booked.

BALTIC CRUISE INCLUDING ST. PETERSBURG

Rotterdam

14-Day Jewels Of The Baltic SHIP HOLLAND AMERICA ROTTERDAM From the fairy-tale charm of Copenhagen to the ornate onion-domed churches of St. Petersburg to the majestic beauty of Norway’s fjords, Northern Europe offers a smorgasbord of travel delights. May 2, 2020 - May 16, 2020 INSIDE 1,699 outside 1,799 suite 3,199 Above prices are per person sharing a room. You will need a visa for Russia, which we will arrange at added cost. Taxes, Fees and Port Expenses are additional up to $355. Terms SINGLE 2,973 Inside 3,148outside 6,398Suite Rotterdam, The Netherlands 02MAY20 SAT DEPART 5:00PM At Sea 03MAY20 SUN AT SEA Copenhagen, Denmark 04MAY20 MON ARRIVE 8:00AM DEPART 5:00PM Warnemunde (Berlin), Germany 05MAY20 TUE ARRIVE 8:00AM DEPART 11:00PM At Sea 06MAY20 WED AT SEA Tallinn, Estonia 07MAY20 THU ARRIVE 8:00AM DEPART 5:00PM St. Petersburg, Russia 08MAY20 FRI ARRIVE 7:00AM OVERNIGHT TIME SUBJECT TO CANAL TRA VISA REQUIRED St. Petersburg, Russia 09MAY20 SAT DEPART 6:00PM TIME SUBJECT TO CANAL TRAVISA REQUIRED Helsinki, Finland 10MAY20 SUN ARRIVE 8:00AM DEPART 5:00PM Stockholm, Sweden 11MAY20 MON ARRIVE 8:00AM DEPART 5:00PM TIME SUBJECT TO DAYLIGHT Cruising Stockholm Archipelago 11MAY20 MON CRUISING ONLY Visby, Gotland, Sweden 12MAY20 TUE ARRIVE 8:00AM DEPART 3:00PM TENDER REQUIRED WHEELCHAIR ACCESS LIMITED At Sea 13MAY20 WED AT SEA Oslo, Norway 14MAY20 THU ARRIVE 8:00AM DEPART 5:00PM Scenic cruising Oslofjord 14MAY20 THU CRUISING ONLY At Sea 15MAY20 FRI AT SEA Rotterdam, The Netherlands 16MAY20 SAT ARRIVE 7:00AM Your Ship: Rotterdam With her multi-million dollar art and antique collection, wide teak decks and classic lines, Rotterdam evokes nautical tradition while delivering state-of-the-art amenities. While on board, enjoy regional cooking demonstrations and food and wine tastings with EXC Port to Table programming. Work out in our fully equipped Fitness Center. Savor the world’s great cuisines in our specialty restaurants. Explore the world’s wonders with BBC Earth Experiences presentations and activities. BONUS - 2 BOTTLES OF WINE AND A PINNACLE LUNCH. DEPOSIT IMMEDIATE. FULL PAYMENT FEB 2. TRAVEL INSURANCE FROM $200. AIRFARE ADDITIONAL.

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CRUISE AROUND HAWAII WITH UP TO 5 FREE OFFERS

JFK International Airport

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