What we're about

The group is for active Kansas City residents in their 30s, 40s, and 50s who like to travel. Yes, we use the term "Gen X" very loosely - its more of a state of mind. :)

Since we, as Gen Xers in our older/wiser age, tend to be more selective about where and how we travel, this group’s focus is on non-touristy, responsible travel (to local, domestic and international destinations). Our home base meetup was in Washington D.C. and now we are located in major Metropolitan areas across the U.S.

Non-touristy just means high-quality trips to cool, distinctive destinations (e.g., Iceland) with lots of character, as opposed to the cheapest vacations to the same old touristy spots. Responsible simply means patronizing locally-owned hotels and restaurants so that we give back - the money you spend stays in the local community, which is not the case with most mass tourism that only works with the huge international chains. Our broad definition of Gen-X means people in their 30’s, 40’s and 50’s, so our goal with the age preference is simply to bring together folks who are in the same general age bracket with similar high quality values and adventurous spirit.

Besides our guiding principles, we go wherever we want to go! Near and far, domestic and international, beach and city, mountains and lakes, adventure and relaxation, day trips to two week getaways and everything in between. This is our travel club and it’s all about us! So if you like to travel to cool, fun places and are looking for like-minded, new friends to travel with, then this is the group for you!

After running this meet-up group since 2013, we have learned a few things we feel are important in building a high quality meet-up community. Namely clear membership profile pictures, answering questionnaire, and RSVPing to events only if you seriously plan to attend. Why are we now incorporating these rules? We are asking for clear profile pictures to help us recognize you…. asking for the completed questionnaire so we can better serve the community… and asking for accurate RSVP’s to help us plan accordingly, manage events and ensure fairness for outings that require an accurate head count. These are some easy breezy requests which will go a long way to help us create an even better meet-up group.

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Get immersed in island life! Time for beachside comfort camping in Maui!

Aloha, fellow Gen Xers! Calling all nature lovers & adventure seekers - grab your sunscreen, camera & backpack! Get ready to immerse yourself in the natural beauty of island life on this unique trip to the beautiful, rustic side of Maui! Blog Post from last October's trip - http://www.14weekends.com/blog/glamping-adventures-maui That's right, we’re off to the Hawaiian island of Maui (the Valley Isle) to unplug from the real world & take some well-deserved time to enjoy the remarkable hospitality of Hawaiian culture and the peaceful serenity of the natural beauty all around you. We'll be traveling over Halloween week, so as a bonus, you'll be able to celebrate Halloween with the locals at the popular Annual Halloween Festival! The Hawaiian Island of Maui is beloved for its incredible world-famous beaches, the super scenic Road to Hana, epic snorkeling with sea turtles, Haleakala’s magnificent volcano crater, and the island’s exotic ecosystems. We’ll settle right into nature while comfort-camping at Camp Olawalu on the beautiful western coast of Maui. This sunny northwest coastal haven was once a retreat for Hawaiian royalty and the capital of the Hawaiian Kingdom. Just a few miles up the road is Lahaina. Once known as Lele, which means “relentless sun” in Hawaiian. Lahaina is a historic town that has been transformed into a Maui hotspot with dozens of art galleries and a variety of unique shops & restaurants. The southern portion on the West Coast is where you’ll find the gorgeous Makena Beach with panoramic views of the islands of Molokini and Kahoolawe. We’ll also take a sightseeing air tour flying over the Road to Hana, the craters & volcanoes of Haleakalā National Park, the West Maui Mountains and the sea cliffs of Molokai (tallest in the World)! Wowza! There’s a lot to discover, so get ready for an active and explorative journey on Hawaii’s 2nd largest island! Attention foodies… we have not forgotten you! We’ll sample and savor all of Maui’s tasty local cuisine! A unique island food experience begins in the misting forest of Waipoli in Upcountry Maui at O’o Farm. We’ll harvest our meal followed by a gourmet lunch prepared by a local chef. Prepare your tastebuds for the delicious local fish including Monchong, Mahi, Opah, Uhuh & Opakapaka prepared as poke, sashimi & fish tacos. Yum. All details on the Maui trip page on our website: https://www.genxtravelclub.com/features?view=jhtrip&id=27 TRIP AT A GLANCE Trip type: Domestic Category: Active Dates: October 26 - November 2, 2019 (over Halloween!) Duration: 8 days (7 nights) Booking Deadline: April 30, 2019 Price: $1,692.00 Single Supplement: $760.00 Deposit: $507.60 (30.0%) Group size: 10 HOW TO BOOK THE TRIP RSVPing on this MeetUp page does NOT reserve your spot. To reserve your spot & officially book the trip, click on the link below to go to the Maui trip page on the Gen X Travel Club website. Then click BOOK NOW to complete the brief trip booking form, which includes payment of the 30% trip deposit. https://www.genxtravelclub.com/features?view=jhtrip&id=27 Once you've completed the booking form & paid your 30% deposit, your spot is reserved and you've officially booked the trip! Please feel free to message us with any questions. This adventure is for all of our GenX Travel Club members and is a great opportunity to meet other cool Gen Xers who love to travel like you - new members as well as some folks who have been traveling with us for several years. By joining us on the trip, you'll have the chance to explore Maui in a more unique, immersive way (that is also less expensive). And as an invaluable bonus, you'll make new travel buddies and friends! Hope to see you in Maui!

"SOLD OUT" - We're off to Nepal!

Nepal

We’re headed to the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal in South Asia! This petite country is sandwiched between its much bigger neighbors, China and India. While small in size, Nepal brims with breathtaking natural beauty and remarkable history! There is something for every nature junkie and culture addict! Nepal is where the Himalayas, the highest mountain range on the planet, traverses through. And it’s home to a whopping 8 of the 10 highest peaks in the world including Mount Everest, the tallest mountain on the globe! Besides all those impressive high mountain landscapes, Nepal boasts even more incredibly diverse scenery that will stop you in your tracks as you find the need to take it in all in. There are peaceful mountain lakes where serenity most certainly can be found, and flat expansive plains including subtropical jungle lowlands. Almost 19 percent of the country consists of protected wildlife areas - Nepal has nine National Parks, four Wildlife Reserves and three Conservation Areas. And then there are the distinctive cultural highlights where your curiosity will have a field day learning about the rich history and world-class, famous sites. Nepal abounds with an unparalleled collection of centuries-old palaces, stupas, monasteries, monuments, and temples. The three medieval kingdoms of Kathmandu, Bhaktapur and Patan are cultural powerhouses where you can wander the streets of ancient civilizations. Nepal is full of fascinating places! In fact, it’s home to 10 UNESCO World Heritage sites, 7 of which are in Kathmandu Valley alone! Gen X Travel Club specializes in non-touristy, responsible small group trips. Our partners on the ground in Nepal, are all local Nepalese residents. They are tourism professionals with extensive experience in providing tours in their country and follow sustainable/responsible travel principles. Note that we'll be traveling over the long Thanksgiving holiday weekend, which means you can use that holiday leave toward vacation time! Tell your family you'll see them the following month for the end of year holidays (e.g., Christmas & New Years)! Even though this is an 11 night/12 day trip, be assured that you definitely will not be able to fit everything in! Which is why many travelers return again for another visit. In fact, the official tagline of the Nepal Tourism Board is “Naturally Nepal, Once is not Enough,” which the tourism board says, “accurately captures the tourists' emotions at the airport’s departure gate!” Hope you’ll join us for this uncommon adventure to Nepal, one of the most intriguing countries you can visit! TRIP AT A GLANCE Trip type: International Category: Moderate Dates: Nov 21 - Dec 2, 2019 Duration: 12 days (11 nights) Early Bird Pricing (based on double occupancy): $2,348 Early Bird Booking Deadline: May 31, 2019 Regular Pricing (double occupancy): $2,448 Regular Booking Deadline: Sept 1, 2019 Single Supplement: $673.00 Deposit: $704.40 (30%) Group size: 12 HOW TO BOOK THE TRIP RSVPing on this MeetUp page does NOT reserve your spot. To reserve your spot & officially book the trip, click on the link below to go to the Nepal trip page on the Gen X Travel Club website. Then click BOOK NOW to complete the brief trip booking form, which includes payment of the 30% trip deposit. https://www.genxtravelclub.com/features?view=jhtrip&id=30 Once you've completed the booking form & paid your 30% deposit, your spot is reserved and you've officially booked the trip! Please message us with any questions. This adventure is for all of our GenX Travel Club members and is a great opportunity to meet other cool Gen Xers who love to travel like you - new members as well as some folks who have been traveling with us for several years. By joining us on the trip, you'll have the chance to visit Nepal & learn about this cool South Asian destination. And as an invaluable bonus, you'll make new travel buddies and friends! Hope to see you in Nepal!

We're off to Nepal! (Trip 2) Something for every nature junkie & culture addict!

First trip sold out! We added a second trip! We’re headed to the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal in South Asia! This petite country is sandwiched between its much bigger neighbors, China and India. While small in size, Nepal brims with breathtaking natural beauty and remarkable history! There is something for every nature junkie and culture addict! Nepal is where the Himalayas, the highest mountain range on the planet, traverses through. And it’s home to a whopping 8 of the 10 highest peaks in the world including Mount Everest, the tallest mountain on the globe! Besides all those impressive high mountain landscapes, Nepal boasts even more incredibly diverse scenery that will stop you in your tracks as you find the need to take it in all in. There are peaceful mountain lakes where serenity most certainly can be found, and flat expansive plains including subtropical jungle lowlands. Almost 19 percent of the country consists of protected wildlife areas - Nepal has nine National Parks, four Wildlife Reserves and three Conservation Areas. And then there are the distinctive cultural highlights where your curiosity will have a field day learning about the rich history and world-class, famous sites. Nepal abounds with an unparalleled collection of centuries-old palaces, stupas, monasteries, monuments, and temples. The three medieval kingdoms of Kathmandu, Bhaktapur and Patan are cultural powerhouses where you can wander the streets of ancient civilizations. Nepal is full of fascinating places! In fact, it’s home to 10 UNESCO World Heritage sites, 7 of which are in Kathmandu Valley alone! Gen X Travel Club specializes in non-touristy, responsible small group trips. Our partners on the ground in Nepal, are all local Nepalese residents. They are tourism professionals with extensive experience in providing tours in their country and follow sustainable/responsible travel principles. Even though this is an 11 night/12 day trip, be assured that you definitely will not be able to fit everything in! Which is why many travelers return again for another visit. In fact, the official tagline of the Nepal Tourism Board is “Naturally Nepal, Once is not Enough,” which the tourism board says, “accurately captures the tourists' emotions at the airport’s departure gate!” And this is the perfect time of year to travel to Nepal - shoulder season - where we miss the height of the crowds of peak season, but still have the great weather! Hope you’ll join us for this uncommon adventure to Nepal, one of the most intriguing countries you can visit! TRIP AT A GLANCE Trip type: International Category: Moderate Dates: Dec 4 - Dec 15, 2019 Duration: 12 days (11 nights) Early Bird Pricing (based on double occupancy): $2,348 Early Bird Booking Deadline: June 15, 2019 Regular Pricing (double occupancy): $2,448 Regular Booking Deadline: Sept 15, 2019 Single Supplement: $673.00 Deposit: $704.40 (30%) Group size: 12 HOW TO BOOK THE TRIP RSVPing on this MeetUp page does NOT reserve your spot. To reserve your spot & officially book the trip, click on the link below to go to the Nepal trip page on the Gen X Travel Club website. Then click BOOK NOW to complete the brief trip booking form, which includes payment of the 30% trip deposit. https://www.genxtravelclub.com/features/upcoming-trips?view=jhtrip&id=31 Once you've completed the booking form & paid your 30% deposit, your spot is reserved and you've officially booked the trip! Please message us with any questions. This adventure is for all of our GenX Travel Club members and is a great opportunity to meet other cool Gen Xers who love to travel like you - new members as well as some folks who have been traveling with us for several years. By joining us on the trip, you'll have the chance to visit Nepal & learn about this cool South Asian destination. And as an invaluable bonus, you'll make new travel buddies and friends! Hope to see you in Nepal!

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