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!

For those you are interested, you can check out all the upcoming trips: 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+)

Costa Rica Immersion

Juan Santamaría International Airport


July 28 - August 4, 2019 Find out more: https://traversejourneys.com/costa-rica-immersion 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! 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 Visit to Prusia Forest Reserve, Irazu Volcano and Hot Springs 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 (4 with homestay family; 3 at restaurant on the beach) 5 lunches (packed lunch provided by homestay family) 4 dinners with homestay family 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 and to secure your spot: https://traversejourneys.com/costa-rica-immersion **Learn more about Costa Rican Humanitarian Foundation here: http://crhf.org/

Women's Yoga & Surf Retreat: Costa Rica

Liberia Airport


LADIES -- join this 6-day Retreat to indulge and rejuvenate!! August 10 - 16th FOR MORE INFO: https://traversejourneys.com/costa-rica-retreat/ 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. This trip is 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. 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 Liberia 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/

Classic Machu Picchu & Cusco

Alejandro Velasco Astete International Airport


Have you always wanted to visit Machu Picchu? Join us August 31-September 8, 2019 for a trip of a lifetime! Experience the majesty of Machu Picchu, learn about the ancient city of Cusco, and soak in local culture through the Inca trail hike or a no-hike option with excursions in the Sacred Valley. Join our community & culture focused journey to one of the most iconic sites in South America. We'll start off by adjusting to the elevation while learning about Andean culture, local foods, and the Quechua language. Then, the hikers in our group will embark on on the 4-day classic Inca trail hike with our local guide Edwin. The rest will explore the Sacred Valley, visiting the ancient sites of Pisaq, Salineras salt mines, Moray and more as well as enjoy a farm lunch and cookout. On September 6th, the hikers and non-hikers will meet at Machu Picchu for a guided tour of the city to learn about Incan culture. It will be a trip to remember! What's included? All Itineraries: 8 nights’ accommodations in boutique, centrally located hotels • Daily breakfast, 6 dinners, 3 lunches (hiking) or 1 lunch (non-hiking) • Transfers to/from Cusco airport • All transportation between Cusco, Ollantaytambo, and group excursions • Cultural exchange with our community partner to learn about the preservation of the Quechua language + contribution to their organization • Entry fee to Machu Picchu + bus to/from Aguas Calientes + train to Ollantaytambo • Healthy, nourishing meals using traditional ingredients and local sourcing • Small group experience, max 16 people Hiking option: 4 days/3 nights hiking the classic Inca trail to Machu Picchu • Healthy, nourishing meals prepared by our on-site cook, starting with breakfast on departure day to breakfast on last day of the hike • Clean, potable water throughout the hike • A team of local porters to carry provided tents, chairs, food, medical emergency kit and other equipmentSleeping mat provided (you will carry) • Entry fee to the Inca Trail and Machu Picchu • Bus ticket from Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes + train ticket from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo • Option for a full or half porter to carry some or all of your suppliesLocal guides 24/7 Non-hiking option: Continued stay in Ollantaytambo • Excursions & entry fees to the Moray ruins, Salineras salt mines, and Pisaq artisanal market • Organic farm lunch with a visit to a local rum distillery and brewery • Optional visit to Chinchero to learn about traditional textiles • Train to/from Aguas Calientes + bus to/from Machu Picchu • Entry fee to Machu Picchu + guided tour • Traverse representative 24/7 See the full itinerary and inclusions here: https://traversejourneys.com/machu-picchu-peru/

Iconic Italy

Malpensa Airport


September 14th - 22nd (or 26th), 2019 For more info and to secure your spot: https://traversejourneys.com/italy/ Join us for an 8 or 12 day exploration of Italy's iconic Ligurian and Tuscan regions. From stunning seaside villages to breathtaking art, and picture-perfect countryside vistas to restaurant feasts fit for a king, our Italian adventure has everything you're looking for. Starting in Milan, we'll explore the Ligurian coast of Cinque Terre, the incomparable Tuscan countryside, Florence's unending sights, as well as the picturesque towns of Lucca, Siena, Parma and more! This trip has been put together and will be led by an Italian native and you will traverse the stomping grounds of her home region. She will be there every step of the way, to lead you through regions and experiences in Italy that most tourists would not know to explore. This truly is THE trip to Italy, that all other trips hope to be! TRIP INCLUDES: Accommodations 8 or 12 nights in clean, comfortable and central 3- or 4-star hotels Transportation Transfer to/from Linate airport on arrival and departure day Private ground transport between Milan hotel and Monterosso hotel All train tickets in Cinque Terre, from Monterosso to Lucca, & Lucca to Florence Private rental vehicle from Florence onwards until the end of trip Activities 3-hour guided walking tour around Florence All costs for Florence Duomo complex, Academia in Florence, & Siena Duomo in 9-day trip All costs for Bagno Vignoni hot springs, Parma Ham farm tour, Parma cheese farm tour, San Gimignano, and Parma city sights in 13-day trip Meals Daily breakfasts at our accommodations Multiple group dinners (4 dinners on 9-day trip, 6 dinners on 13-day trip) Additional Visit to our local community partner to learn about sustainable agriculture in Italy + donation to their organization Dedicated Italian-native guide and 2nd Traverse guide for groups of 6+ Traverse representative assisting you from booking to departure Small group experience, max 10 people For more info and to secure your spot: https://traversejourneys.com/italy/

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Nom Pen Airport


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