Worum es bei uns geht

This group is for anyone likes to travel or wants to learn about traveling. Whether you like to explore local gems, national treasures, or far off lands, we want to hear your stories. We have a variety of people such retired travelers sharing history, not-yet travelers gathering information, wanderers constantly between trips, and more! It doesn't matter whether you are a solo traveler, couple, family or friends - all are welcome!

How this group works:

• Happy Hours - Stephanie organizes monthly happy hours, generally at Bar Louie. These usually alternate between Mondays and Wednesdays since those are the times easiest to get a table for a large group. These are casual, social occasions where we swap stories, travel trips, etc and build friendships. There's no requirement to arrive on time or stay for the entire event, feel free to drop in for as long as you are interested or to bring a friend.

• Adventure Travel Trips - Kevin posts the more popular tours run by GEC Travel (http://www.gectravel.com). These trips are booked independently of this Meetup and include people from around the country, so the RSVP list only shows a subsection of the people on the trip. GEC has many more tours and dates available than what is posted, Kevin is just kind enough to showcase some options in travel Meetup groups to make it easier for travelers like to coordinate.

• Other events - Have a trip that you want people to join you on? Want to get a group together for a local event? If there's an event that you would like to see and run, suggest it in the Proposed section of the Meetup events. This is a collaborative group, so as long as there's someone willing to run an event, I'm willing to put it on the list. Past examples include a team for Ann Arbor Field Day and a wine dinner at a local restaurant.

Why I started this group:

I used to be a part of the Chicago Adventure Travel Club, which prompted me to finally turn my travel dreams into actions. The members had a wealth of information and were eager to share. It also introduced me to GEC Travel by having a similar model of popular trips being posted as Meetup events. Upon moving to Ann Arbor, I had few friends, Meetup had few groups, and I missed having happy hours with my old group. So, I replicated the model here and the group quickly grew!

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CROATIA: Dubrovnik & the Islands

Dubrovnik

CROATIA: Group Tour (October 6 – 12, 2019) CLICK HERE (http://www.gectravel.com/details.php?record=1243) to book your spot. DEPARTURE DATE: -- October 6, 2019 Join members from all over on this exciting GEC small group tour to the up and coming country of Croatia. Discover the stunning Dalmatian Coast and the historic towns of Dubrovnik and Stone, and a day of island hopping to the Elaphite Islands. We also have optional day tours to the UNESCO World Heritage sites of Kotor Bay in the country of Montenegro, the ancient and beautiful town of Mostar in Bosnia, and to the island communities of Korcula & Peljesac including Wine Tasting. ----------------------------------------------------------------- Pricing and Booking: BASE PRICE: $1,899 (airfare additional) CLICK HERE (http://www.gectravel.com/details.php?record=1243) to book your spot. NOTE: a meetup RSVP does NOT reserve your space. For prices, details and to book your space on this tour, please CLICK HERE (http://www.gectravel.com/details.php?record=1243). ----------------------------------------------------------------- ***Note: immediately After this trip, when not join the Prague, Vienna & Budapest group trip. Details at: http://www.gectravel.com/details.php?record=1230 ----------------------------------------------------------------- PLEASE NOTE: trips are typically 10 - 12 +/- people and they tend to sell out 1 - 3 months before departure, so be sure to book your space before they sell out! These small group trips are open for anyone to join. You can sign up as a solo traveler (roommate matching is free - or you can get your own room) OR join with a spouse, friends or other family members. All are welcome! GET THE SCOOP! Want to see what other Meetup members are saying? Then check out the GEC Testimonial Page (http://www.gectravel.com/testimonials.php). ----------------------------------------------------------------- Included in the awesome adventure: * Expert English speaking local experts for select tours * GEC Trip Ambassador * Small group tour of Croatia * Walking Tour of Dubrovnik (with Game of Thrones Highlights) * Island Hopping Day Tour to the Elaphite Islands * Breakfast daily * 6 nights lodging in excellent mid-range hotels * Optional: Full day excursion to Mostar & Kravice Falls in Bosnia * Optional: Full Day Tour to Montenegro * Optional: Full Day Tour to Korcula & Peljesac with Wine Tasting Need help booking your airfare? Just email me or give me a call at[masked] For prices, details and to book your space on this tour, please CLICK HERE (http://www.gectravel.com/details.php?record=1243) >Places Visited: Group Tour of Croatia, Dubrovnik, Elaphite Islands, Optional group tour to Montenegro, Optional group tour of Mostar & Kravice Falls in Bosnia, Optional Korcula and Peljesac including Wine Tasting ---------------------------------------------------------------- The GEC (http://www.gectravel.com/) is a group of fun-loving Meetup travelers looking for other like-minded people to travel the world with. The travel club started over 10 years ago with just a handful of meetup members and has grown into one of the largest travel groups in the country. Check out the GEC’s Testimonial Page (http://www.gectravel.com/testimonials.php) to see what other Meetup are saying about these trips. Of course, if you have any questions you can always contact me or one of the other organizers through meetup message or via phone at (617)[masked] Make Friends. Travel the World.

BHUTAN: A Group Journey to the Last Shangri-La

BHUTAN: A Group Journey to the Last Shangri-La The group will travel October 18 - 27, 2019 CLICK HERE (http://www.gectravel.com/details.php?record=1213) to book your spot. Ranked as the “Happiest Country on Earth” the secluded kingdom of Bhutan is regarded by many as the last Shangri-La. Bhutan just recently opened its doors to tourism and allows only a handful of foreign tourists to enter the country per year. Be one of the select few to have the rare privilege to see and experience Bhutan, the last Shangri La, on this exciting 10 Day Group Journey to Bhutan! ----------------------------------------------------------------- Pricing and Booking: STARTING PRICE: $2,499 (airfare additional) CLICK HERE (http://www.gectravel.com/details.php?record=1213) to book your spot. NOTE: a meetup RSVP does NOT reserve your space. For prices, details and to book your space on this tour, please CLICK HERE (http://www.gectravel.com/details.php?record=1213). ----------------------------------------------------------------- PLEASE NOTE: Bhutan travel permits are issued on a first come basis and are VERY limited. Once they are sold out, this trip will close. Please book your space early to avoid permits selling out! These small group trips are open for anyone to join. You can sign up as a solo traveler (roommate matching is free - or you can get your own room) OR join with a spouse, friends or other family members. All are welcome! GET THE SCOOP! Want to see what other Meetup members are saying? Then check out the GEC Testimonial Page (http://www.gectravel.com/testimonials.php). ----------------------------------------------------------------- Included in the awesome adventure: * Small group tour to Bhutan * 9 nights in mid-range hotels * Local English speaking guides in Nepal and Bhutan * Group Orientation Meeting & Welcome Dinner * Private transportation in Nepal and Bhutan as per itinerary * Bhutan Museum & Monuments fees * Bottled water on tour in Bhutan * Bhutan Visa fee * Airport transfer for KTM-Paro flights * All meals in Bhutan * Breakfast in Kathmandu Need help booking your airfare? Just email me or give me a call at[masked] CLICK HERE (http://www.gectravel.com/details.php?record=1213) to book your spot. >>Places Visited: Group tour to Bhutan and Nepal, Group tour of Bhutan, Kathmandu, Nepal, Taktsang Monastery, Tiger’s Nest Monastery, Thimphu, Paro, Punakha, Wangdiphodrang, Bhutan National Museum ---------------------------------------------------------------- ***Note: immediately Before this trip, when not join the group trip to Tibet. Details at: http://www.gectravel.com/details.php?record=1194 ----------------------------------------------------------------- The GEC (http://www.gectravel.com/) is a group of fun-loving Meetup travelers looking for other like-minded people to travel the world with. The travel club started over 10 years ago with just a handful of meetup members and has grown into one of the largest travel groups in the country. Check out the GEC’s Testimonial Page (http://www.gectravel.com/testimonials.php) to see what other Meetup members are saying about these trips. Of course, if you have any questions you can always contact me or one of the other organizers through meetup message or via phone at (617)[masked] Make Friends. Travel the World.

AFFORDABLE ASIA: 14 Days, 5 Destinations

Angkor Wat

AFFORDABLE ASIA: 14 Days, 5 Destinations (November 10 - 23, 2019) – starting at $1,399 CLICK HERE (http://www.gectravel.com/details.php?record=1250) to book your spot. Join your fellow travel club members from all over and experience some of the Best Sights of Asia on this Affordable 14-day group tour to 5 different destinations – starting at just $1,399 (plus airfare and optional activities). Explore --- Angkor Wat, Cambodia --- Beaches & Islands of Southern Thailand (Phuket) --- Bangkok, Thailand --- Kathmandu, Nepal --- Nagarkot Hill Station in Nepal for Himalaya Viewing TOUR HIGHLIGHTS: * 14-day, 13-night locally guided group adventure to 5 destinations in Asia * Expert English-speaking local guides in each location * 13 nights lodging in excellent affordable hotels (NO hostels) * Airport transfers during trip ----------------------------------------------------------------- GET THE SCOOP! Want to see what other Meetup members are saying? Then check out the GEC Testimonial Page (http://www.gectravel.com/testimonials.php). ----------------------------------------------------------------- Pricing and Booking: BASE PRICE: $1,399 (airfare additional) CLICK HERE (http://www.gectravel.com/details.php?record=1250) to book your spot. NOTE: a meetup RSVP does NOT reserve your space. For prices, details and to book your space on this tour, please CLICK HERE (http://www.gectravel.com/details.php?record=1250) to book your spot on the trip. ----------------------------------------------------------------- Need help booking your airfare? Just email me or give me a call at[masked] Click Here For Complete Details and Booking (http://www.gectravel.com/details.php?record=1250) --------------------------------------------------------------- The GEC (http://www.gectravel.com/) is a group of fun-loving Meetup travelers looking for other like-minded people to travel the world with. The travel club started over 10 years ago with just a handful of meetup members and has grown into one of the largest travel groups in the country. Check out the GEC’s Testimonial Page (http://www.gectravel.com/testimonials.php) to see what other Meetup members are saying about these trips. Of course, if you have any questions you can always contact me or one of the other organizers through meetup message or via phone at (617)[masked] Make Friends. Travel the World.

ANTARCTICA: Ship Based Exploration of the 7th Continent

Antarctica Expedition

ANTARCTICA: Ship Based Exploration of the 7th Continent CLICK HERE to book your spot: http://www.gectravel.com/details.php?record=1170 PLEASE NOTE: for a very limited time, GECtravel has secured a very special price (up to 20% off!) and has on hold for a limited time both Triple Rooms and Twin Rooms for the November 12-22, 2019 departure. This Special Price and Room hold expires at the end of May 2019. So book early if you are interested! Join fellow travel club members from all over on this 11-day ship-based exploration of Antarctica and journey down to Antarctica! On this amazing trip you'll cross the Drake Passage and visit the 7th continent! View penguins and whales, and if you are brave enough you can even do the 'Polar Plunge'! Three Departure Dates to Choose From: -- Nov 12 - 22, 2019 ***SPECIAL LIMITED TIME GROUP PRICE*** -- Dec 29 - Jan 8, 2019/20 -- Feb 7 - 17, 2020 ----------------------------------------------------------------- Pricing and Booking: PRICE: starting at $7,985 depending on date, cabin share, when you book (airfare additional) CLICK HERE to book your spot: http://www.gectravel.com/details.php?record=1170 NOTE: a meetup RSVP does NOT reserve your space. For prices, details and to book your space on this tour, please CLICK HERE: http://www.gectravel.com/details.php?record=1170 ----------------------------------------------------------------- PLEASE NOTE: this comfortable ice-rated ship only has room for just about 100 people and it tends to sell out months before departure, so be sure to book your space before they sell out! This journey joins other travelers booked through a variety of travel companies. This trip is open for anyone to join. You can sign up as a solo traveler (roommate matching is free as available-OR you can get your own room) OR join with a spouse, friends or other family members. All are welcome! GET THE SCOOP! Want to see what other Meetup members are saying? Then check out the GEC Testimonial Page (http://www.gectravel.com/testimonials.php). ----------------------------------------------------------------- Included in the awesome adventure: * 11 day expedition to Antarctica * Ship Based Expedition Leaders * Optional: camping on Antarctica (limited availability) * Optional: sea kayaking in Antarctica (limited availability) * All shore landings per the daily program * A waterproof winter expedition parka with zip out fleece liner - yours to keep after the expedition! * A pair of waterproof expedition boots on loan for shore landings * 9 nights aboard a very comfortable expedition ship and 1 night in hotel in Ushuaia, Argentina. Upgrades are available (all rooms and roommate based on availability given by the ship company at time we book your space with them) * 1 pre-night in excellent mid-range hotel in Ushuaia * All meals on ship and breakfast at hotel * All meals on ship and breakfast at hotel Need help booking your airfare? Just email me or give me a call at[masked] Click Here For Complete Details and Booking: http://www.gectravel.com/details.php?record=1170 Places Visited: Antarctica Group Trip, Ushuaia, Argentina, Drake Passage, Antarctic Peninsula, South Shetland Islands, Penguin Colony of Orne Harbor, Giant Glaciers of Neko Harbor ---------------------------------------------------------------- The GEC (http://www.gectravel.com/) is a group of fun-loving Meetup travelers looking for other like-minded people to travel the world with. The travel club started over 10 years ago with just a handful of meetup members and has grown into one of the largest travel groups in the country. Check out the GEC’s Testimonial Page (http://www.gectravel.com/testimonials.php) to see what other Meetup members are saying about these trips. Of course, if you have any questions you can always contact me or one of the other organizers through meetup message or via phone at (617)[masked] Make Friends. Travel the World.

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