What we're about

This meetup group is for International Travelers & Dreamers. If you have traveled abroad, come share stories of your international experiences. For those that are dreaming of global travel, this group is a great opportunity to ask questions, learn how, and be inspired by world travelers. The travelers that enjoy this group are friendly, tolerant, open to new experiences, enjoy sharing, and want to be inspired for future trips.

If this sounds like you, join us for one of our many upcoming events, at which you can gather insights and inspiration for future trips, share your travel tips & stories with fellow adventurers, learn great up-to-date travel practices, and perhaps even meet a travel buddy or three.

There are regular Traveler Socials, where travelers chat sharing stories and inspiration,Talk Travel events with a specific travel theme, and Destination Discussions that take attendees around the world. We also have Travel Q&As, Travel Classes and Special Presentations.

This group is about being open to travel as well as others. Please only join if you believe in tolerance, respect, and kindness to all.

If you are in the travel industry feel free to come to our meetups, but please no sales or pushing of tours either at meetups or in posts to this group. Instead, come meet the organizers and become a regular member. Once, active, you may be able to do a presentation. This group is about meeting up and learning about travel from each other. If you are not in the area, this is probably not the group for you. Thanks.

We are sponsored by Wild Spirit Travel (www.WildSpiritTravel.com). A company sharing travel tips to help people "Travel on Their Terms."

Photos taken at meetups/classes/event may be used by Shyla & Dan Bare, meetup organizers, or the sponsors, Wild Spirit Travel and Servas, in social media, websites, or print. They may promote future meetups, travel talks/classes, or general Wild Spirit Travel / Servas activities. By attending an event listed in this group you give consent to be in photos. Any photo uploaded to the group by a member must be their own work and one they have the right to share. Once uploaded to this meetup group, the organziers/sponsors may use.

Upcoming events (4)

Traveler Social - NE Portland

North Mississippi Avenue

$3.00

Time to meetup and chat with fellow travelers at the monthly Traveler Social. These gatherings draw experienced globe-trotters as well as travel dreamers. It is a casual event that lets people share their travel stories, ask questions for future trips, and to gain inspiration from each other.

This in-person gathering will be at an outdoor covered/heated patio in NE Portland (Mississippi Area).

There are numerous admin costs involved in organizing meetups. As such, a nominal fee of only $3, is charged to attend. Thanks for understanding. The social is FREE for Global Traveler Passholders (info at: https://www.wildspirittravel.com/). If you are a Passholder, simply go to the Wild Spirit Travel website event calendar and claim your free ticket.

The exact location will be shared with people that RSVP. This Mississippi area brewery offers beers and a full menu of food. Please support the venue by purchasing food and/or drink (alcoholic or non). We will be gathering rain or shine (venue is covered). The patio has heaters but still best to bring a coat! There is free parking in the area as well as being on Bus route 4. The venue currently requires masks to enter and move around even outside.

We do ask that you honor the ticket RSVP system. Refunds will only be made if the entire event is cancelled. Therefore, if you RSVP, please plan to attend. Having an accurate ticket count helps us to know how big of an area to reserve. Plus, during these times with Covid restrictions, we have to limit attendance in order to help manage social distancing. Timing at socials is flexible. Come when you can, and leave when you need to.

Please, do NOT come if you have any current Covid symptoms. We cannot guarantee that all attendees will be vaccinated--organizers are. On the day, we will be following Oregon Covid protocols. Please be prepared and willing to follow guidelines such as wearing masks and social distancing.

By registering for this event, you are acknowledging that an inherent risk of exposure to Covid-19 exists in any public place where people are present. By attending this event, you and any of your guests assume all risks related to exposure to Covid-19 and agree not to hold Wild Spirit Travel, Shyla or Dan Bare, or event volunteers liable for any illness, sickness, hospitalization, or injury that may arise from the event.

Photos taken at the event may be used by Shyla & Dan Bare, or Wild Spirit Travel, in social media, websites, or print. They may promote future meetups, travel talks/classes, the Global Traveler Pass, or general Wild Spirit Travel activities. By attending the event, you give consent to be in photos.

This event has been posted in both the Global Travel group and the International Traveler & Travel Dreamers Meetup.

Traveler Social - Vancouver, WA

Vancouver

$3.00

Time to meetup and chat with fellow travelers at the monthly Traveler Social. These gatherings draw experienced globe-trotters as well as travel dreamers. It is a casual event that lets people share their travel stories, ask questions for future trips, and to gain inspiration from each other.

This in-person gathering will be at an outdoor covered beer garden in downtown Vancouver, WA.

There are numerous admin costs involved in organizing meetups. As such, a nominal fee of only $3, is charged to attend. Thanks for understanding. The social is FREE for Global Traveler Passholders (info at: https://www.wildspirittravel.com/). If you are a Passholder, simply go to the Wild Spirit Travel website event calendar and claim your free ticket.

The exact location will be shared with people that RSVP. This Downtown Vancouver brewery offers local beers and other drinks. There are also food trucks serving in the beer garden. Please support the venue by purchasing a drink (alcoholic or non). We will be gathering rain or shine (venue is covered). There is free parking in the area. The venue currently requires masks to enter and order.

We do ask that you honor the ticket RSVP system. Refunds will only be made if the entire event is cancelled. Therefore, if you RSVP, please plan to attend. Having an accurate ticket count helps us to know how big of an area to reserve. Plus, during these times with Covid restrictions, we have to limit attendance in order to help manage social distancing. Timing at socials is flexible. Come when you can, and leave when you need to.

Please, do NOT come if you have any current Covid symptoms. We cannot guarantee that all attendees will be vaccinated--organizers are. On the day, we will be following Oregon Covid protocols. Please be prepared and willing to follow guidelines such as wearing masks and social distancing.

By registering for this event, you are acknowledging that an inherent risk of exposure to Covid-19 exists in any public place where people are present. By attending this event, you and any of your guests assume all risks related to exposure to Covid-19 and agree not to hold Wild Spirit Travel, Shyla or Dan Bare, or event volunteers liable for any illness, sickness, hospitalization, or injury that may arise from the event.

Photos taken at the event may be used by Shyla & Dan Bare, or Wild Spirit Travel, in social media, websites, or print. They may promote future meetups, travel talks/classes, the Global Traveler Pass, or general Wild Spirit Travel activities. By attending the event, you give consent to be in photos.

This event has been posted in both the Global Travel group and the International Traveler & Travel Dreamers Meetup.

Top Destinations to be a Digital Nomad

Online event

$6.00

Ever thought about chucking in the commute and working from a beach? Or maybe you would prefer an office in Paris, Bangkok, or Santiago. One benefit of Covid-19 is it opened the door to remote work like never before. This month we will discuss Top Destinations to be a Digital Nomad. We won’t just list places you can work from, but also focus on things to consider when picking a country.

Traditionally, we have made November the month we focus not just on traveling but also moving overseas. At this Destination Discussion, learn from travelers who have lived and worked abroad. Bring your questions or be prepared to share your stories if you have done it.

Virtual events have admin costs, so a nominal fee, $6, is charged per sign-on. However, if you have a Global Traveler Pass, this event is FREE! Details at: https://www.wildspirittravel.com/. Passholders can claim their free ticket at https://www.wildspirittravel.com/events/top-destinations-to-be-a-digital-nomad/.

Zoom details and passcode will be sent out the day before via Meetup messenger & Meetup email. Please check the inbox you have on file with Meetup for this. Also, make sure you have the Zoom app downloaded and know how it works before signing up.

Event Facilitatiors: Shyla Esko Bare & Dan Bare are International Travel Coaches with Wild Spirit Travel. They have lived in Scotland, Australia, Thailand, and Mexico. They have also journeyed to over 75 countries. Dan is a travel tech expert who has worked remotely and helped other digital nomads do the same. If you would like specific tech assistance to enable you to become a digital nomad, schedule a one-on-one coaching session with Dan at https://www.wildspirittravel.com/product/travel-with-tech-coaching-session/.

The Fine Print: Refunds only made if the entire event is cancelled. Virtual Destination Discussions are recorded and posted to Travel Smart Strategies. Photos/Recordings taken of this event may be used by Shyla & Dan Bare, Wild Spirit Travel, or Travel Smart Strategies, in social media, websites, or print. They may promote future meetups, travel talks/classes, the Global Traveler Pass, or general Wild Spirit Travel/Travel Smart Strategies activities. By attending the event, you give consent to be in photos/recordings.

Cross-posted on Meetup in Global Travel Group.

Traveler Social - Happy Hour - Oh La La France

Online event

$3.00

Traveler Socials are a fun way to talk to other travelers some of whom have been around the world while others are about to get their first passport stamp. All travel enthusiasts are welcome. This happy hour may be virtual, but it is still interactive. There will be travel polls and small break-out groups so everyone will get a chance to share stories or ask questions. Don't worry, for those that don't like to talk in-front of groups, there is no pressure.

Even virtual events require organization and there are numerous admin costs involved (including Meetup fees, Zoom dues, and more.) As such a nominal fee, only $3, is charged per sign-on. Free for Global Traveler Pass holders (info at: https://www.wildspirittravel.com/connect-with-travelers/)

Zoom details and passcode will be sent out morning of via Meetup messenger. Please make sure you have the Zoom app downloaded and know how it works before signing up. This meetup is also posted in the Global Travel Group. No need to RSVP in both.

Photos taken at the event may be used by Shyla & Dan Bare, or Wild Spirit Travel, in social media, websites, or print. They may promote future meetups, travel talks/classes, the Global Traveler Pass, or general Wild Spirit Travel activities. By attending the event, you give consent to be in photos.

Traveler Social Facilitator:
Shyla Esko Bare, International Travel Coach, is a bestselling travel author and co-founder of Wild Spirit Travel (www.WildSpiritTravel.com). She has been traveling internationally since university, when she dropped out of college to backpack solo around Australia. She has been to 75 countries and teaches how-to travel classes at numerous colleges and online venues. Shyla's first travel tip book the Before You Go Abroad Handbook is available online or from the Wild Spirit Travel website. (https://www.amazon.com/Before-You-Abroad-Handbook-International/dp/1537322346)

Shyla with her husband, Dan, started this meetup group to hang-out with other travelers and to share the travel tips they learned while doing a seven-year trip around the world.

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Ins & Outs of Travel Insurance in Today's World

Online event

$6.00

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