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Meet and mingle with new friends in and around Arlington. Activities will include, but are not limited to dinners, brunch, board games, sporting events, movies, team sports, hiking, crafts, travel/trips, and much more! This group is for anybody and everybody who likes meeting new people and having fun. Members are also welcome to host events, so if there's an activity that you want to propose to the group, just let me know and we'll get it up on the group's home page! All of our tours are hosted by Globe-Drifters (http://globe-drifters.com/)

Upcoming events (4+)

Greek Island Trip! - May/Jun 2023


• Dates & Cost (10 days / 9 nights):
May 23 - June 1, 2023 -- $2800 per person, excluding flights
June 1 - 10, 2023 -- $3000 per person, excluding flights *Peak season

• Details: https://globe-drifters.com/trip/greek-naxos-slowcation/

This trip is a “Slowcation” and you can read more about it here: https://globe-drifters.com/extended-stay-trips/

Below is some information. If you have any questions, you can email [masked].

Stay in a 5-star boutique hotel located in the peaceful countryside of Naxos, but just a 15-minute walk into the island’s old town (with a grocery store and plenty of cafes & restaurants) and a 10-minute walk to some of the most beautiful beaches in the Aegean Sea (with umbrella and beach chair rental available!).

There are some really amazing activities planned during the trip such as: a private catamaran around some of the more far-flung and less-traveled Cycladian islands and a private culinary experience at a local family’s farm.

Naxos is the biggest island in the Cyclades and it is a transportation hub for getting to many of the more well-known islands like Paros, Mykonos and Santorini which are all affordable & reachable by ferry. This allows for easy day trips to many of the islands.

Please email [masked] if you have any questions.

If you’d like to interact with other travelers who have traveled with Globe Drifters or are considering it, feel free to join the Facebook Travel Forum: https://www.facebook.com/groups/613025845523107.

COVID UPDATE: If your trip is canceled prior to departure in the event of a COVID-19-related reason, a full refund will be made.

Morocco Trip! - Sept/Oct 2023


• Dates: September 28 - October 9, 2023 (12 days / 11 nights)
• Cost: $2950 (per person, excluding flights)
• Single supplement: $650
• Details: https://globe-drifters.com/trip/morocco-sept-oct-2023/

Check out pictures from previous trips to see what we do, where we go and who goes on the trips: https://flickr.com/photos/155293978@N02/albums/72157712258291947.

If you have any questions, please email [masked].

Discover the best of Morocco and its local culture in a small group… From ancient medinas to vast Saharan dunes, Morocco’s enchanting landscapes will mesmerize and transport you back in time as you haggle for spices and textiles in bustling souks, sleep under an immense blanket of twinkling stars in the Sahara Desert and caravan by camel just like Berber nomads. See the magical sights of Morocco and still have time to explore for a customized experience.

The Blue City: Chefchaouen’s brilliant blues will engulf you for 3 days and 2 nights whereas many tours skip it or just do a quick stop.

It’s your vacation!: All the must-sees are included, but if there’s a particular activity that you would like to skip, your guide is there to offer alternative options.

Extraordinary accommodations: The riads on this trip are hand-picked for their uniqueness and quality. They include a boutique hotel that is built right into the side of a gorge wall and a luxury desert camp straight out of Arabian Nights!

For more information or if you have questions, please email [masked].

Also, keep up-to-date on upcoming trips by joining the Facebook travel group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/613025845523107.

Tuscany/Umbria Villa Slowcation! - Sept/Oct 2023

Città della Pieve

• Dates:
- September 16 - 25, 2023
- September 26 - October 5, 2023
- October 5 - 14, 2023
• Cost: $2900 (per person, excluding flights)
• Single supplement: $350
*4 rooms available on each trip with no single supplement fee!
• Details: https://globe-drifters.com/trip/tuscany-umbria-villa-slowcation/

Check out pictures from previous trips to see what we do, where we go and who goes on the trips:

If you have any questions, please email [masked].

Experience small town Italy like a local… Tuscany conjures up dreams of life at a slower pace where you can soak in the culture, food and picturesque vistas of the Italian countryside. Stroll through narrow passageways of medieval villages perched on hilltops. Pick out cheese & wine at the market in town and chat with the locals. Then, head back to your 18th-century luxury villa passing olive groves just in time for an amazing sunset. Tuscany is the dream vacation and now is your chance!

Live like a local: Sip on espresso & people-watch at a sidewalk cafe in town. Stop by the local grocery store for provisions to prepare a family-style Italian meal in the villa’s fully-equipped kitchen. End the day with a glass of fine wine in your new home.

Ideal location: Most villas in the region are 7 kilometers on average to the closest town & you’d need a rental car during your trip. Our villa is only a 15-minute walk into town with charming shops, cafes and restaurants.

Discover Italy: Many of Tuscany & Umbria’s most famous towns are only 30-45 minutes away from the villa so you can explore all the best locations in the region without going far.

What is a slowcation? Click here to find out: https://globe-drifters.com/extended-stay-trips/

Please email [masked] if you have questions!

Iceland Trip! - Oct 2023!


• Dates: October 13 - 23, 2023 (11 days / 10 nights)
• Cost: $4200 (per person, excluding flights)
• Single supplement: $650
• Details: https://globe-drifters.com/trip/iceland/

Check out pictures from our past trips to get an idea of the group and what we do: https://www.flickr.com/photos/155293978@N02/albums/72157712181955351.

See below for more information. Please email [masked] if you have any questions.

A slower-paced, small group tour through Iceland… There’s so much to do and see in Iceland that it’s tough to fit it all in one trip. Lots of fast-paced tours cram everything into 5 short days, but we take our time and travel at a slower pace around the island in 11 days which means no rushing in and out of the bus with only 10 minutes to take a photo at every stop. Our small group size also allows us to experience some of Iceland’s less-traveled spots:

Hot springs: In addition to the must-see Blue Lagoon, cleanse your body & soul in some less crowded hot springs.

Secret Iceberg Lagoon: Take a zodiac to a hidden iceberg lagoon where it’ll be just you and the towering masses of ice, up close and personal!

Beer spa & jacuzzi: Soak in wooden, beer-filled jacuzzis overlooking breathtaking mountain ranges all while sipping on your favorite glass of lager.

If you are interested or have any questions, you can email [masked].

Also, keep up-to-date on upcoming trips by joining the Facebook travel group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/613025845523107.

Past events (242)

Morocco Trip! - May 2023