What we're about

The group is for active Washingtonians 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 Washingtonians 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!

How do we decide where to go? Easy… while we’ll offer some trips, and we’ll chat about locales of interest at local meet-ups. Our local meet-ups are a fantastic way to get to know each other and the oh so many neighborhoods in and around DC. Always new places to check out and many neighborhoods to keep up with… so might as well check them out with new friends and do some travel planning at the same time! We also can do other types of quality, local DC outings (e.g., walks/hikes, volunteering) to keep in touch, continue our travel ideas and build lasting friendships with our fellow city and metro neighbors.

After running this meet-up group since 2013, we have learned a few things we feel are important in building a high quality meet-up community. Namely clear membership profile pictures, answering questionnaire, and RSVPing to events only if you seriously plan to attend. Why are we now incorporating these rules? We are asking for clear profile pictures to help us recognize you…. asking for the completed questionnaire so we can better serve the community… and asking for accurate RSVP’s to help us plan accordingly, manage events and ensure fairness for outings that require an accurate head count. These are some easy breezy requests which will go a long way to help us create an even better meet-up group.

Upcoming events (4+)

UGANDA – 9 Days Murchison Falls, Big 5, Chimps & Gorillas Trekking

Needs a location

$3,650.00

To secure your spot, purchase your ticket from the Eventbrite link (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/uganda-9-days-murchison-falls-big-5-chimps-gorillas-trekking-tickets-363878379027). RSVPing only on the Meetup Page doesn't allow you to attend the Event. ADVANCE TICKET PURCHASE IS REQUIRED.

ABOUT THE EVENT

Check your bucket list with this amazing Safari which is tailored to give you a feel of five of Uganda’s Wild Parks, with this you are assured of viewing a number of animals which include the Zebras of Lake Mburo, The chance to see the Mountain Gorillas of Bwindi, Chimpanzees, Zebras and Antelope herds in Lake Mburo, the tree-climbing lions of Queen Elizabeth National Park’s Ishasha Sector and a day in between to relax and enjoy the wildlife.

Highlights
Visited Places:
Kampala
MURCHISON FALLS NATIONAL PARK
KIBALE NATIONAL PARK
QUEEN ELIZABETH NATIONAL PARK
BWINDI NATIONAL PARK
LAKE MBURO NATIONAL PARK

Travel Experience:
Wildlife watching (viewing lions, giraffes, hartebeest, buffalo, elephants, and many more)
Bird watching
Game drives
Gorilla trek
Chimpanzees
Local cuisine
Boat ride
Waterfalls
Walking/Hike

Inclusions
Price Includes
Park fees (For non-residents)
Gorilla permits (One per person, non-resident)
Chimp permits (One per person, non-resident)
All activities (Unless labeled as optional)
All accommodation (Unless listed as upgrade)
A professional driver/guide
All transportation (Unless labeled as optional)
All Taxes/VAT
Roundtrip airport transfer
Meals (As specified in the day-by-day section)
Drinks (As specified in the day-by-day section)

Price Excludes
International flights (From/to home)
Tips (Tipping guideline US$10.00 pp per day)
Personal items (Souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
Travel Insurance

Reasons To Book This Trip
1. Affordable Adventure – Traveling with a like-minded group is not only fun but also it’s cost-effective instead of traveling solo.
2. Forget About The Planning – We take care of permits, transportation, and logistics, so all you have to do is show up.
3. Make New Friends – On every trip you will meet new people, it’s a good opportunity to make friends for your life while enjoying the group event.
4. Group Leader – Event organizer will be there every step of the way, making sure that the trip goes as smoothly as possible.
5. Unforgettable Memories – All events are designed keeping in mind to have an unforgettable memory of your lifetime.

Notes

Tour Start
KAMPALA
Tour End
ENTEBBE

Destination
UGANDA

Flights
Arrival: Day01 before 4pm (Flexible)
Return: Day09 anytime after 7pm
Airport: Entebbe International Airport (EBB)

Meeting Point
The group meets at the arrival airport or at the hotel on Day01.
More details will be provided via group chat on WhatsApp

Itinerary

Day01
KAMPALA CITY

Description:
On your arrival at Entebbe international airport (EBB), you will be met by our safari staff that will brief you and transfers you to your hotel for relaxation. In the evening you will be transferred to Ndere cultural center In Kampala central (subject to availability), which is a home of performing arts and a representation of Ugandan cultures through music, dance, and drama. Dinner and overnight stay at your hotel.

Activities Included:
Airport pickup
Free time
Optional Activities:
Ndere cultural center

Meals Included:
Lunch or Dinner (Depending on your arrival time)

Accommodation:
Hotel near Kampala city

Day02
MURCHISON FALLS NP

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FOR FURTHER INFO, REFER THE EVENTBRITE LINK AND PURCHASE A TICKET. IT RULES.

Travel insurance : WE HIGHLY ENCOURAGE TO GET A TRAVEL INSURANCE.

GREECE – Mykonos, Santorini and Ios Islands Hopping

Needs a location

$1,890.00

To secure your spot, purchase your ticket from the Eventbrite link (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/greece-mykonos-santorini-and-ios-islands-hopping-tickets-146051324443). RSVPing only on the Meetup Page doesn't allow you to attend the Event. ADVANCE TICKET PURCHASE IS REQUIRED TO RESERVE YOUR SEAT.

ABOUT THE EVENT

Savor the luxurious Grecian art, expression, history, and culture on the glorious Greece tour. Get a gorgeous tan sunbathing at the beaches of Greece. Roam the streets of Athens to gain a deep insight into the philosophical structure of western civilization. Have fun at the pleasant ferry ride that will take you from one picturesque island to another. Immerse yourself in the rich culture and fabulous natural beauty of jagged seaside cliffs, golden sunshine, glossy blue waters, and soft sandy beaches in Greece. Make the adventurous quotient shoot through the roof with hiking at the most scenic spots of Greece.

Highlights

Visited Places:

• Athens

• National Library

• Temple of Zeus

• The Academy

• The Parthenon

• The Acropolis

• The Constitutional Square and Parliament

• Delos Island

• Ios

• Santorini

• Mykonos

Travel Experience:

• Island-hopping

• Beautiful white sandy beaches

• Ferry rides

• Grecian culture and cuisine

• Swimming

• Nightlife

• Quad biking

• Volcano tour

6 Reasons To Book This Trip

  1. Affordable Adventure – Traveling with a like-minded group is not only fun but also it’s cost-effective instead of traveling solo.

  2. Forget About The Planning – We take care of permits, transportation, and logistics, so all you have to do is show up.

  3. Shared Photos – At the end of every trip we will have a google photo album where we share our wonderful tour pictures. We can also share to this website and multiply the memories!

  4. Make New Friends – On every trip you will meet new people, it’s a good opportunity to make friends for your life while enjoying the group event.

  5. Group Leader – Event organizer will be there every step of the way, making sure that the trip goes as smoothly as possible.

  6. Unforgettable Memories – All events are designed keeping in mind to have an unforgettable memory of your lifetime.

Notes

Tour Start

ATHENS

Tour End

ATHENS

Destination

GREECE

Flights

Arrival: Day01 before 12 pm (flexible)

Return: Day10 anytime after 9am (flexible)

Airport: Athens International Airport (ATH)

Meeting Point

The group meets at the arrival airport or at the hotel on Day01.

More details will be provided via group chat on WhatsApp

Itinerary

Day01 : ATHENS

Description:

Welcome to the enchanting world of art, culture, and expression in Greece. There is no provision for an airport transfer as the different tourist members arrive at different hours of the day, and so you need to make your way to the hotel on your own. There are several cabs available at the airport, thus reaching the hotel would be easy. You can also reach the hotel by bus or metro. Attend the meeting in the hotel lobby at six in the evening and get introduced to the fellow group members and the tour guide. Join-in for the optional group dinner and know more about the group.

Activities Included:

N/A – Free time

Meals Included: Dinner (Optional)

Accommodation: Hotel in Athens

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FOR FURTHER INFO, REFER THE EVENTBRITE LINK AND PURCHASE A TICKET. IT RULES.

Travel insurance : WE HIGHLY ENCOURAGE TO GET A TRAVEL INSURANCE.

Costa Rica Trip

Needs a location

$1,088.34

To secure your spot, purchase your ticket from the Eventbrite link (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/costa-rica-trip-arenal-to-manuel-antonio-tickets-138350031669). RSVPing only on the Meetup Page doesn't allow you to attend the Event. ADVANCE TICKET PURCHASE IS REQUIRED TO RESERVE YOUR SEAT.

ABOUT THE EVENT

Welcome to the paradise of rare ecosystems and adrenaline-soaked adventures at the national parks, waterfalls, cloud forests, rainforest, beaches, hot springs, diving destinations, animal sanctuaries, adventure parks, and cave systems of Costa Rica. The small towns welcome backpackers and surfers, and the cloud forests and volcanic mountains flirt with hikers and adventurers. Have fun at the vibrant city of San Jose, that boasts of bustling squares and grand museums. From soaking in Hot Springs at La Fortuna to hiking at the trails of the cloud forest and the towering Arenal Volcano, Costa Rica has a lot to offer for thrill-seekers and luxury travelers too.

Highlights

Visited Places:

• San Jose

• Arenal Volcano National Park

• La Fortuna Waterfall

• Cloud Forest of Monteverde

• Parque Nacional Manuel Antonio

• Manuel Antonio Beach

Travel Experience:

• Exploration of the rare ecosystem of Monteverde Cloud Forest

• Monteverde Sky Walk at the swaying and swinging Hanging Bridges

• Guided hiking tour of the Arenal Volcano

• Caribbean cuisine

• Zip lining in the Cloud Forest

• Snorkeling

• Bathing in hot springs

• Snorkeling and swimming

6 Reasons To Book This Trip

  1. Affordable Adventure – Traveling with a like-minded group is not only fun but also it’s cost-effective instead of traveling solo.

  2. Forget About The Planning – We take care of permits, transportation, and logistics, so all you have to do is show up.

  3. Shared Photos – At the end of every trip we will have a google photo album where we share our wonderful tour pictures. We can also share to this website and multiply the memories!

  4. Make New Friends – On every trip you will meet new people, it’s a good opportunity to make friends for your life while enjoying the group event.

  5. Group Leader – Event organizer will be there every step of the way, making sure that the trip goes as smoothly as possible.

  6. Unforgettable Memories – All events are designed keeping in mind to have an unforgettable memory of your lifetime.

Notes

  1. Tour Start

SAN JOSE

  1. Tour End

SAN JOSE

  1. Destination

COSTA RICA

Flights

Arrival: Day01 before 2pm

Return: Day05 anytime after 4pm

Airport: Juan Santamaría International Airport (SJO)

Meeting Point

The group meets at the arrival airport or at the hotel on Day01.

More details will be provided via group chat on WhatsApp

Itinerary

Day01 : SAN JOSE

Description:

The splendid tour of Costa Rica begins with the arrival at San Jose, the throbbing capital of Costa Rica. It’s a free time till 3pm to explore the city on your own. Spend a few hours in the city before setting out on the long drive to the Arenal Volcano. (Optional: Catedral Metropolitana to admire the stained glass window work, Pre-Columbian gold exhibits at Museo del Oro Precolombino, National Theater of Costa Rica). Spend the night at the hotel in Arenal and save up your energy for the most enthralling tour the next day.

Activities Included:

N/A – Free time till 3pm

Transfer to Arenal

Accommodation:

Hotel in Arenal

Day02 : ARENAL VOLCANO - HOT SPRING

Description:

Rise and shine, and have a hearty breakfast at the hotel before setting out for an exhilarating hiking tour of the mighty Arenal Volcanoes. Towering above the lush rainforest in the Arenal Volcano National Park is the Arenal Volcano, which adorns the skyline with perfect symmetry and boasts of the most stunning views.
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FOR FURTHER INFO, REFER THE EVENTBRITE LINK AND PURCHASE A TICKET. IT RULES.

Travel insurance : WE HIGHLY ENCOURAGE TO GET A TRAVEL INSURANCE.

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Dubai Skyscrapers Desert with Oman Highlights Trip

Needs a location

$1,990.00

To secure your spot, purchase your ticket from the Eventbrite link (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/dubai-skyscrapers-desert-with-oman-highlights-trip-tickets-237180391937). RSVPing only on the Meetup Page doesn't allow you to attend the Event. ADVANCE TICKET PURCHASE IS REQUIRED TO RESERVE YOUR SEAT.

ABOUT THE EVENT

Savor the essence of luxury and riches in Dubai on the seven days Dubai to Oman Tour. Brace yourself for the most fabulous vacation ever. Indulge in the throbbing nightlife of Dubai and marvel at the towering skyscrapers that adorn the fantastic skyline of the city. Take the high-speed elevator to the 148th floor at the day to observe 360-degree views of Dubai and at night, the gleaming city through digital telescopes in the open-air terrace. Let the adrenaline shoot through the roof as you skydive at Palm Jumeirah and speed boat across the vast Arabian Gulf. Relax with paddle-boating at the coastline and go on exciting desert safaris and dhow cruises, the memories of which will last a lifetime.

Highlights

Visited Places:

⦁ Dubai

⦁ Bur Dubai

⦁ Dubai Creek

⦁ Abu Dhabi

⦁ Ferrari World

⦁ Sheikh’s Palace

⦁ Marina Mall

⦁ Emirates Palace Hotel

⦁ Corniche Beach

⦁ Heritage Village

⦁ Sheikh Zayed Mosque

⦁ Straits of Hormuz

⦁ Telegraph Island

⦁ Burj Al Arab

⦁ Jumeirah Palm

⦁ Palm Hotel

⦁ Bastakiya area

⦁ Dubai Museum

⦁ Al Fahidi Fort

⦁ Abras

⦁ Burh Khalifa.

⦁ Dubai Fountain

⦁ Dubai Fountain Lake Ride

Travel Experience:

⦁ Bur Dubai and Dubai creek

⦁ Camel riding

⦁ Sample the Arabic coffee (Originated from Ethiopia) and dates

⦁ Sand art

⦁ Henna tattoo

⦁ Desert Safari & Quad bike ride

⦁ Arabic culture & Cuisine

⦁ Belly Dancing

⦁ Sheikh Zayed Mosque experience

⦁ Dhow cruise

⦁ Nightlife of Dubai

⦁ Tanoura show or magic show

⦁ Ride the glass lift at the Burj Khalifa

Inclusions :

Price Includes

6 nights hotel stay (Double Occupancy)

6 Breakfasts

All transportation by SUV / VAN + Fuel

Burj Khalifa Visit

Dubai City tour

Abu Dhabi City Tour

Oman – Musandam Day Tour

Dubai Fountain Boat Ride

Dhow Cruise Dinner

Desert Safari (Quad-Ride-Camel-Ride-BBQ-Dinner)

Global village Entrance

Tour leader / Event host

Price Excludes

Flights

Meals

Personal expenses

Travel insurance (WE HIGHLY ENCOURAGE TO GET A TRAVEL INSURANCE)

6 Reasons To Book This Trip

  1. Affordable Adventure – Traveling with a like-minded group is not only fun but also it’s cost-effective instead of traveling solo.

  2. Forget About The Planning – We take care of permits, transportation, and logistics, so all you have to do is show up.

  3. Shared Photos – At the end of every trip we will have a google photo album where we share our wonderful tour pictures. We can also share to this website and multiply the memories!

  4. Make New Friends – On every trip you will meet new people, it’s a good opportunity to make friends for your life while enjoying the group event.

  5. Group Leader – Event organizer will be there every step of the way, making sure that the trip goes as smoothly as possible.

  6. Unforgettable Memories – All events are designed keeping in mind to have an unforgettable memory of your lifetime.

Notes

Tour Start

DUBAI

Tour End

DUBAI

Destination

UAE

Flights

Arrival: Day01 before 3pm (flexible time)

Return: Day07 anytime after 8am (flexible time)

Airport: Dubai International Airport

Meeting Point

The group meets at the arrival airport or at the hotel on Day01.

More details will be provided via group chat on WhatsApp

Itinerary

Day01: DUBAI

Description:

Take a plunge into the resplendent world of golden wealth, dazzling opulence, mind-blowing skyscrapers, and majestic mosques in Dubai. Spend the first day in Dubai on your own. There are no activities for the day, so take your time to tour the city and explore the multitude of wonders. Get used to the adrenaline-charged tempo of Dubai and sleep off your jet lag at the hotel. Set your wristwatch to the new time zone and prepare for a week of classy and hot adventures in Dubai and Oman.

Activities Included:

N/A – Free time

Accommodation:

Hotel in Dubai

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FOR FURTHER INFO, REFER THE EVENTBRITE LINK AND PURCHASE A TICKET. IT RULES.

Travel insurance : WE HIGHLY ENCOURAGE TO GET A TRAVEL INSURANCE.

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