What we're about

This group is for all the travel-lovers out there, and especially those who are interested in meeting other people to travel together with. In addition to the small-group international trips that we host, there will also be local meetup events which are a great way for all kinds of travelers to connect, swap stories, seek travel advice, and get inspired. There is no pressure to join an upcoming trip at the general local events -- just come on out to meet and mingle with like-minded globetrotters!

If you've always wanted to travel abroad, but aren't quite sure *how* to go about it, meet others who know! Or, if you have traveled and want to share and swap stories with others, and find the inspiration for your next trip! At the general local meetups, you'll not only meet people who have traversed the globe and can share the detailed ins and outs of how best to go about that... but you'll also be able to create and find out about upcoming opportunities to take that leap together with other like-minded individuals.

For those you are interested, you can check out all the upcoming international trips we're hosting at: www.traversejourneys.com (http://www.traversejourneys.com/)

If an international trip we're hosting is of interest to you, please rsvp "yes" on the Meetup page. It just means that you'd like more information -- it is not an obligation to go!

Upcoming events (3)

New Zealand Hiking & Adventure

Nelson Airport

$3,795.00

November 30-December 9, 2020 For all the details and to secure your spot: https://traversejourneys.com/new-zealand-hiking RSVP on Meetup to express interest in finding out more! Calling outdoor enthusiasts! Come along for a bucket list adventure into New Zealand's unparalleled scenery. This itinerary offers four overnight hikes amidst everything from towering mountain ranges to subtropical forests, turquoise seas fringed by white sand beaches to ancient glaciers. New Zealand's South Island is an outdoor playground like no other. Enjoy unique wildlife like fur seals and the world's only alpine parrot, the kea. Take a refreshing dip in the Tasman sea, lounge in idyllic natural pools, kayak the open sea, and cycle along surreal blue lakes - you can do it all! This is a truly engaging trip with guests actively participating in meals cooked over a campfire, & bonding together while keeping the campfires burning brightly into the evening. For an outdoor adventure amidst some of the world's most stunning outdoor arenas -- look no further. *This is a small-group trip, promoted in several Meetup groups and cities across the US, therefore RSVP numbers below do not reflect actual guest count on the trip. Get in touch or RSVP below to receive more info!* TRIP INCLUDES: Accommodations 4 nights accommodations in clean & comfortable 3-4 star hotels 2 nights accommodations in back country huts 2 nights accommodations in private tents with comfortable sleeping mats (provided) 1 night sleeping under the Ballroom Overhang (giant limestone outcrop) with sleeping mats (provided) Transportation Group transfer from Nelson airport and drop off to Queenstown airport Ground transport between each destination in private vehicles Water taxi from Kaiteriteri to Barks Bay Scenic drives with guide commentary & freedom to stop for photos and bask in the stunning views Activities Overnight hikes in Abel Tasman National Park, Paparoa National Park, Arthurs Pass National Park, and Mt Aspiring National Park Boat cruise in Abel Tasman Visit to NZ fur seal breeding colony Visit to Punakaikai & Pancake Rocks Visit to Lake Tekapo & Wanaka town Hike to Rob Roy Glacier Meals Daily breakfasts 5 dinners (4 prepared at campsite + 1 restaurant meal) 8 lunches Hiking snacks like chocolate, nuts, raisins, biscuits Additional Visit with our Community Partner + donation to their organization Orientation and training for overnight hikes Dedicated New Zealand-native hiking guide + Traverse host Traverse representative assisting you from booking to departure Small group experience, max 14 people For more info and to secure your spot: https://traversejourneys.com/new-zealand-hiking

Travel to Chile & Patagonia, virtually! Tips, local info and Q/A

Dreaming of a trip to Chile but not sure what to expect in 2021 and beyond? Join Traverse Journeys for all the latest in an informational and experiential session with travel and local experts. Please read the whole event description for important info! 1. This is a live online event - we will utilize Zoom for our video chat session. Don't have a zoom account? No problem! Sign up here for free: https://zoom.us/signup 2. You MUST RSVP for this FREE event here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/travel-to-chile-patagonia-virtually-tips-local-info-and-qa-tickets-129162657987 If you don't RSVP at that link (not just on Meetup) then you won't receive the email with the zoom details to join. 3. The event is promoted on many channels, so RSVP numbers in this Meetup group are not reflective of the actual number of attendees. :) Learn about how COVID has impacted Chile, and how Chile plans to bounce back. Explore highlights to experience on a Chilean adventure, including Patagonia's incomparable beauty, Valparaiso's art-filled streets, Santiago's vibrant culture and of course vineyards galore! Come away with insight into Chilean history & culture, travel tips as well as a virtual tour of the Traverse Journeys Chile & Patagonia itinerary. We'll also go over custom trip options and a self-guided itinerary for those who prefer to create their own unique experiences in Chile! https://traversejourneys.com/trips/chile-patagonia Be sure to stick around til the end to learn about a special discount for our 2021 Chile departures, available for a limited time. **Can't make it to the live event? No problem - RSVP and we'll send you the recording afterwards! You can also let us know the questions you want answered when you RSVP. **Remember, the link to join this online event will be emailed to all who registered on Eventbrite. Be sure to RSVP at the link above well in advance, and be careful of any typos in your email address. And then check your emails to find out how to join us on your screens!

Dominica Jungle Island Retreat

Douglas-Charles Airport

$1,795.00

June 28-July 3, 2021 For more info and to secure your spot: https://traversejourneys.com/trips/dominica-retreat You can RSVP to express interest in finding out more. Discover why Dominica is the Caribbean's best-kept secret on this 6-day adventure retreat that will have you hiking to lush waterfalls, snorkeling in the pristine waters, exploring native plants and medicinal herbs, canyoning through spectacular rainforest gorges, and learning about Dominica's (pronounced Domih-NEEKah) unique history and development along the way. Dubbed the 'nature island', this jurassic-looking tropical island is teeming with mountainous peaks covered in greens of all shades and surrounded by the bluest of blues. Indulge at our incredible boutique eco-lodgings that will rejuvenate your mind & spirit while pampering your senses. At our accommodations you'll also have daily yoga offerings as well as gourmet meals served up while soaking in your ravishing surroundings. A revitalizing experience awaits when you escape to this under-visited slice of natural heaven with us! TRIP INCLUDES: Accommodations 5 nights at our boutique eco-resort lodgings Transportation Airport transfer to/from Douglas–Charles Airport (DOM) All in country transportation between destinations and activities in private vehicles Activities Daily yoga with expert teacher experienced in all levels Guided hike to Middleham & Trafalgar falls Kayaking and snorkeling in Soufriere & Scotts Head Marine Reserve Caribbean Cooking Class Guided exploration of historic Perdu Temps trail Visit to bio-diversified tropical farm & tour a wide assortment of healing plants/natural herbal remedies Story session with community leader and owner of our eco-resort Access to private trails on the lodge’s property, an incredible infinity pool, whirlpool, luscious spa treatments & more! Meals All breakfasts 2 lunches + 4 dinners Additional Engagement activity with our community partner + donation to their organization Traverse representative assisting you from booking to departure Dedicated Traverse host throughout trip Small group experience, max 16 people For more info and to secure your spot: https://traversejourneys.com/trips/dominica-retreat

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Costa Rica Beach Getaway

Juan Santamaría International Airport

$995.00

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