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 international 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. We have a monthly free Global Travel Social where travelers just come out and chat sharing stories and inspiration. We have a monthly free Talk Travel Meetup which has a travel theme. There are also Special Presentations on travel that may be free or may have a cost depending on venue. Plus, there are Travel Classes that, as the name implies are actual classes on how-to travel (tuition varies based on venue & length of class.)

This group is sponsored by Wild Spirit Travel and by Servas an International, non-profit, travel group. It promotes world peace through travel. When traveling, Servas members can be home hosted around the world. This enables Servas members to make global friends and garner a true understanding of diverse societies.

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.

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 (5)

Talk Travel - Travel Beyond Covid-19

Needs a location

$5.00

Once a month we have a "Talk Travel" meetup. For this a travel destination, group or theme is selected. Past talk travels topics have been: Voluntourism, Ecuador, Scandinavia, Top Destinations Around the World, the Philippines, Study-Work-Retire abroad, Pole to Pole, Travel Apps, Canada, Finding Travel Buddies, India, Jordan, Portugal, Holidays Around the World, South Africa / Namibia, Vietnam, Best Beaches, Costa Rica, Finding Home-Stays Abroad, Kenya, Walking the Camino, Servas International Travel Club, Peru, Oktoberfest, Indonesia, New Zealand, South of the Border, Japan, Ireland, China, Australia, and more. Sometimes we have a speaker, sometimes a panel, and other times it is just a facilitated discussion among attendees. Have a suggestion for a future theme? Come to one of the meetups and tell us your idea. Talk Travels are free, however, all attendees are asked to donate $5 to cover meetup costs and buy the speakers a drink. Also, please plan to buy food and/or drink to support the venue. We often use free private rooms, so it is important to spend something at the venue. Attendance matters at our meetups. If you sign-up to attend, please put it on your calendar and plan to be there. Talk Travels are often super popular and get wait-lists. So no showing is tough on other travelers, the speakers, and the venue. Please be considerate and honor your RSVP. If after signing up, you find out you can no longer make it, please change your RSVP on meetup.com by the Friday before the event. This is when we give final numbers to our venue and speakers. We do rotate venues going from East Portland to Beaverton and Lake Oswego to Vancouver. 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, or general Wild Spirit Travel activities. By attending the event, you give consent to be in photos.

Virtual Travel Pub Quiz - September

Online event

$3.00

All are invited to the virtual Travel Pub Quiz. Pub quizzes are common in Britain - if you have never been, come find out what it is like. Teams will be created on the night. Three rounds of questions (all with a travel/international theme) keep everyone guessing. So, put on your thinking cap, pour yourself a pint, and pretend your in a British Pub. Cost to play is only $3. Money goes to the group Meetup fees, Zoom subscription, and to buy the Quizmaster a drink. You can pay via the Meetup WePay option. Or if you have Venmo, PM me your username and I will send you a payment request via the app. Then, I will add you to the Meetup event. Essential Workers - you are welcome to play for FREE (simply PM me to be added to the event.) 6:15 - 6:30 arrive and chat with other travelers 6:30 - 6:45 team assignments and team names created 6:45 the quiz will start 8:25 we will have a winner! For now, we will continue to play via Zoom. Please make sure you have the app downloaded and know how it works before signing up. This meetup is also posted in the Global Travel Group. Please do NOT RSVP in both groups. If you do, you will be double charged, and I can't do individual refunds via WePay or Venmo. If you are not sure if you have already signed up via the other group, simply message me and I will let you know. If you want to play on a team with a specific person, simply PM me before the quiz. To increase security, the meeting ID and password will be sent out the day before the event using email and the day of using Meetup messages.

Talk Travel (Theme & Location varies each month)

Needs a location

$5.00

Once a month we have a "Talk Travel" meetup. For this a travel destination, group or theme is selected. Past talk travels topics have been: Voluntourism, Ecuador, Scandinavia, Top Destinations Around the World, the Philippines, Study-Work-Retire abroad, Pole to Pole, Travel Apps, Canada, Finding Travel Buddies, India, Jordan, Portugal, Holidays Around the World, South Africa / Namibia, Vietnam, Best Beaches, Costa Rica, Finding Home-Stays Abroad, Kenya, Walking the Camino, Servas International Travel Club, Peru, Oktoberfest, Indonesia, New Zealand, South of the Border, Japan, Ireland, China, Australia, and more. Sometimes we have a speaker, sometimes a panel, and other times it is just a facilitated discussion among attendees. Have a suggestion for a future theme? Come to one of the meetups and tell us your idea. Talk Travels are free, however, all attendees are asked to donate $5 to cover meetup costs and buy the speakers a drink. Also, please plan to buy food and/or drink to support the venue. We often use free private rooms, so it is important to spend something at the venue. Attendance matters at our meetups. If you sign-up to attend, please put it on your calendar and plan to be there. Talk Travels are often super popular and get wait-lists. So no showing is tough on other travelers, the speakers, and the venue. Please be considerate and honor your RSVP. If after signing up, you find out you can no longer make it, please change your RSVP on meetup.com by the Friday before the event. This is when we give final numbers to our venue and speakers. We do rotate venues going from East Portland to Beaverton and Lake Oswego to Vancouver. 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, or general Wild Spirit Travel activities. By attending the event, you give consent to be in photos.

Global Travel Social (Location varies each month)

Online event

$2.00

Calling all world travelers and travel dreamers. Join fellow travel enthusiasts for monthly discussions about all things travel! Enthrall others with a story or two from your past global explorations. Share your ideas, plans, questions or concerns for your next international adventure. Or simply enjoy a drink while listening to the adventures of others. There is no agenda for our monthly Global Travel social, just great conversation about travel around the world! New to this group? Don't worry - this is a welcoming and friendly group of travelers. Some members have been around the world, others are preparing to get the first stamp in their passport. This is a free monthly event. However, all attendees are asked to donate $3 to cover meetup.com expenses. Attendance does matter at our group events. If you RSVP for the Global Travel Social, please attend. In order to have good relationships with our venues, it helps to have an accurate headcount. If your plans change simply switch your meetup RSVP. Whenever possible, please do this by the Friday before the Travel Social, since that is when we give the venue our final number. The location for our socials changes each month. We rotate from north, south, east & west. Most meetups are in Portland, but we also meet in Tigard, Vancouver and elsewhere. It is best not to RSVP until the location has been announced - usually a month before the event. Wherever we meet, please support our venues by ordering food and/or drink. We often use free private rooms, so it is important to spend something at the venue. The start time for our Global Travel Social is flexible - turn up when you can and leave when you want. 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, or general Wild Spirit Travel activities. By attending the event, you give consent to be in photos.

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