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 (5+)

Women's Yoga & Surf Retreat: Costa Rica

Liberia Airport


LADIES -- join this 6-day Retreat to indulge and rejuvenate!! JANUARY 26TH to FEBRUARY 1ST (and more 2019 dates available) Enjoy the adventure of surfing with the relaxation of yoga, all in a serene setting on an idyllic beach with perfect summer temperatures. It's an invigorating experience that will leave you happy, grateful and full!​ Whether you wish to learn to surf, deepen your yoga practice or simply explore a new place and meet new friends on a fun adventure, this retreat is the perfect experience. Relax in a stunning, private boutique hotel -- the perfect accommodations situated a moment’s walk from a four-mile stretch of white sand beach... with perfect waves. The hotel is even complete with a gourmet restaurant attached, providing daily meals packed with fresh, local goodness. FOR MORE INFO: https://traversejourneys.com/costa-rica-retreat/ This trip is partnered with Sister Surf & Yoga Retreat to bring you a wonderfully planned experience, ideal for any women looking for a 'ready-to-go', adventure-filled vacation. No previous surfing or yoga experience necessary! With expert skills and patient guidance, your instructors are able to further anyone's yoga or surf journey, even if you're starting at 'zero'. You'll be surprised and amazed at what you can achieve in a few days with their confidence-boosting instruction and tips. Together, the three women (who are also sisters) leading your experience will bring their expertise, passion and energy to inspire you with their love of surfing and yoga... and their true zest for life! INCLUDED: 6 nights + 5 days at La Marejada Hotel 3 gourmet meals daily + drinks (not including alcohol) Daily yoga on the beach Professional surf lessons Daily surfing Daily video coaching sessions Surf + yoga equipment always available to use Experienced instructors Airport transfer to + from Libiera Hiking + beach walks to secret tide pools Professional surf photo session Afternoon of beach arts + crafts FOR MORE INFO, and to book your spot: https://traversejourneys.com/costa-rica-retreat/

Wanderfest 2019

Casa de Luz

GET YOUR TICKETS HERE: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/wanderfest-2019-tickets-45554586996 From the creators of the popular Women in Travel Summit, comes Wanderfest – an annual weekend retreat for inspired women from around the world to gather together, share stories, and build community in the spirit of adventure, sisterhood, and travel. "Wanderfest was an experience I will never forget. I learned valuable skills like budgeting for travel and how to make the move to living abroad, but the most valuable take away was the friendships I made. I've never felt so at-home with a group of women that I just met." Ashley and Laura (your Meetup group organizer/host extraordinaire's) will be there hosting two workshops throughout the weekend, sooo... Meet us in Austin in 2019! Participants will spend three days together in vibrant Austin, Texas for hands-on workshops, interactive classes, story slams, language cafes, and endless community gatherings for you to find your next soul sister or travel buddy. Wanderfest is about uniting our sisterhood of women who travel, reflecting together on our world, building positive connections, igniting our senses, and growing as globally connected, locally empowered women. Learn more about Wanderfest here: https://sheswanderful.wixsite.com/wanderfest TICKETING: Tickets include all workshops and community events. We will identify great places for you to stay and eat, but it's up to you to arrange for your own meals, lodging, and transport. Meet us in Austin and let's build connections together!

Costa Rica Immersion

Juan Santamaría International Airport


Want to experience the natural beauty and unique culture of Costa Rica away from the tourist crowds and over-inundated destinations? Interested in community engagement, home stays, and/or language immersion when you travel? Do you enjoy learning about culture, history, and local life abroad? How about a few nights at a boutique hotel on a pristine white sand beach, surrounded by a friendly locals, with lux activities included like a catamaran sailing tour? If all that sounds pretty much perfect, then check out this 7-night trip, crafted to bring you a truly unique experience in the happiest country in the world!* Find out more: https://traversejourneys.com/costa-rica-immersion Community engagement with Costa Rican Humanitarian Foundation** for 3 days offers an in-depth and fulfilling experience on your travels, combined with excursions throughout the Central Valley. You'll also enjoy 3 nights of relaxation and adventure on a stunning & pristine beach named among the most beautiful beaches on earth! All of this is yours and MORE on our 'Costa Rica Immersion' trip this March (OR custom dates -- just let us know when you want to go and we'll make it happen)! Family package pricing and add-on nights available. Custom date options. Unguided pricing option for custom dates. Truly something for everyone! Pricing starts at $1495 and includes: Accommodations: 4 nights staying with local families 3 nights in a boutique hotel on the beach Transportation: All transportation -- to/from included excursions & activities, and your shuttle to Playa Grande Airport transfer from San Jose Airport on arrival Airport transfer to Liberia Airport on departure Activities: Excursion to Coffee farm with guided tour Visit to indigenous reserve with indigenous guide Catamaran Sunset Sailing tour w/meal and snorkeling included Optional add-ons for surfing lessons, guided kayak trips, and guided turtle nesting tour Guided walk around Playa Grande and to Playa Carbon beach Meals: All breakfasts throughout the trip & all meals while volunteering Additional gourmet dinner on the beach Additional: Community projects with Costa Rican Humanitarian Foundation + donation to their organization Volunteering orientation seminar and closing ceremony Traverse representative 24/7 as well as a bilingual local guide Small group experience, max 16 people FOR FULL TRIP DETAILS: https://traversejourneys.com/costa-rica-immersion *Find out why Costa Rica is the happiest country here: https://theculturetrip.com/central-america/costa-rica/articles/why-costa-rica-is-the-worlds-happiest-country/ **Learn more about Costa Rican Humanitarian Foundation here: http://crhf.org/

Discover Nepal

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Join us for a 12-day venture through the mountains & jungles of the Land of the Himalayas, complete with temples, trekking, yoga, and art in Kathmandu, Lumbini, Pokhara & the Annapurna circuit. A carefully curated itinerary for an immersive, active experience in Nepal. With two date sets for 2019: April 8-19, 2019 September 17-28, 2019 Trip includes: 11 nights’ accommodations: 6 nights local 3-star hotel in Kathmandu & Pokhara with 4-star boutique hotel upgrade option; 1 night Lumbini boutique hotel; 2 nights mountain retreat cabin; 2 nights trekking guest house Daily breakfast, Welcome & Farewell dinners + multiple additional meals throughout Guided tour & entrance fees of Kathmandu valley to see Hindu & Buddhist cultural & UNESCO heritage sites including Durbar Square, Buddha Stupa, Pashupatinath Temple & more Guided bicycle tour through Lumbini, the birthplace of Buddha Tea time with a monastery monk to learn more about Buddhism Guided tour options in Pokhara Valley to see Devi’s Falls, Fewa Lake, Gupteshore Cave, Bindabashini Temple & more. 3 days, 2 nights trekking through terraced fields and local villages in the Annapurna mountain range (4-7 hours hiking daily) with all meals, assistant guide and porters 2-night retreat in Nagarkot with 4 yoga sessions, and Aryuvedic workshop, an included spa session, fresh healthy meals, optional hiking, and a peaceful mountain setting Thangka art workshop with our local community partner + trip donation to their program 1 local Nepali guide + 1 Traverse guide 24/7 Domestic flights from Kathmandu-Lumbini-Pokhara + airport transfers Airport transfers & transit between local excursions Small group experience, max 9 people For complete trip details and registration information see here: https://traversejourneys.com/nepal/ We would love to have you along!

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Cycle Cambodia to Vietnam

Nom Pen Airport


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