What we're about

This group is for all the travel-lovers out there! In addition to the small-group international trips that we host, there are a variety of virtual events to join, and we will also try to host local meetup events which are a great way for all kinds of travelers to connect, swap stories, seek travel advice, and get inspired.

We like to encourage our community stay engaged, and host events that help you learn about different cultures and countries across the world.

For those you are interested, you can check out all the upcoming international trips we're hosting here (https://traversejourneys.com/trips/all), and sign up to receive updates and travel discounts here (https://traversejourneys.com/discounts-sign-up).

If an international trip we're hosting is of interest to you, go ahead and 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)

A Taste of Portugal

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A 9-day venture that takes you through the colorful streets of Lisbon, the picturesque castles of Sintra, the historic city of Porto and the lush Dão wine region. Experience both urban and rural, from Portugals's famed art & architecture and boutique B&B city stays to a taste of the country’s terroir with a wine tasting and overnight at local vineyard. Enjoy an optional 5-mile hike in one of Portugal's most pristine nature reserves. We'll also stay in a small village in the heart of the country, and get off the beaten path in Lady Lisboa to learn about social inclusion through street art.

JULY 16-24, 2022
APRIL 22-30, 2023

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  • Accommodations: 8 nights’ accommodations in boutique B&Bs and a winery stay
  • Transportation: Airport transfers, private transit between destinations, public transit pass in Lisbon
  • Cultural fado music night with wine
  • Urban art barrio visit to see Lisbon’s best graffiti with social & historical significance to learn about social inclusion through art + trip donation to their organization
  • Excursion to Sintra with and entry to the Peña Palace and the intriguing Quinta da Regaleira, including round trip train
  • Porto visit and port wine tasting with city orientation tour and ample free time to explore its museums and sites
  • Optional day hike at the Passadiços do Paiva forest (about a 5 mile half day hike with mixed terrain and medium difficulty)
  • Exploration of the Dão wine region with a vineyard stay, wine tasting and optional hiking in the area
  • Overnight charming villages of Tomar with a historic walking tour of the medieval town center
  • Small town and seaside village stops along our driving route
  • Optional hiking excursions through stunning vineyard landscapes
  • Meals: Daily breakfasts + 3 dinners, Optional tasting course menu & wine-pairing dinner experience in Porto
  • Dedicated Traverse host + local guides and drivers
  • Adherence to our Covid-19 Safety and Risk Management Framework

Check out all the details and sign up here!

Taste & Trails of Jordan

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Absorb ancient history and modern culture through the eyes of locals on this 8-day route through Jordan. We start in Jordan’s bustling capital of Amman with its ancient Roman archaeology. We’ll head south and take a dip in the Dead Sea before hitting Jordan’s best hiking trails from Little Petra to Petra to the ochre landscapes of Wadi Rum. Enjoy true Bedouin hospitality along the way before venturing north to the Ajloun Forest Reserve to visit the ancient Greek & Roman ruins of Umm Qais overlooking the Sea of Galilee. Along the way we visit numerous social enterprises on Jordan’s Meaningful Travel Map, engaging with a women’s soap-making cooperative and a community-run cooking project where you’ll learn to make traditional Jordanian dishes. We also enjoy a wine pairing and farm-to-table eats in Amman.

September 18-25, 2022

See all the trip details here: https://traversejourneys.com/trips/jordan

• 7 nights 3-star hotel, Bedouin camp and eco-lodge stay
• Transfers to/from airport on arrival & departure days + Private vehicle transit between excursions
• 15+ miles fully guided hiking along the Jordan Trail and at the Ajloun Forest Reserve
• Jordan Pass with entry to Little Petra, Petra and Wadi Rum
• Visit to the Dead Sea, the lowest point on earth
• Bedouin desert camp experience, with homestyle food, music under the stars, and cultural education
• Visit to multiple women’s cooperatives including soap making, jam-making and natural snacks
• Guided visit to the Citadel & Roman Theatre in Amman, the Greek & Roman ruins of Umm Qais and the Roman provincial city of Jerash
• Hands-on cooking class with a local women’s cooperative
• Wine-tasting experience in Amman
• Daily breakfast + 4 dinners + 4 lunches
• Experience with a women’s cooking cooperative + donation to their organization
• Dedicated local guide throughout your trip
• Traverse representative assisting you from booking to departure
• Small group trip, max 14 people

See all the trip details here: https://traversejourneys.com/trips/jordan
We’d love to host you!

Highlights of Croatia & Montenegro

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This 8-day journey from Zagreb to Dubrovnik or 11-day with an extension in Montenegro takes you through diverse landscapes, ancient history and the stunning Adriatic coast. We start by exploring Zagreb’s historic yet eclectic culture, and then take-in the world-famous Plitvice waterfalls. Following this, we make our way down the coast through the Roman cities of Zadar and Split, where learn about ocean conservation from our community partner. We'll stop in Ston, known for its oysters and 14th century fortress wall, before commencing in Dubrovnik. Here you'll see exactly why this UNESCO-protected heritage site is known as the "Pearl of the Adriatic". You'll enjoy fresh, seasonal cuisine along the way and taste of the authentic culture Croatia is known for.

Continue on to include our 3-night Montenegro add-on for hiking at Durmitor National Park and visits to the charming towns of Kotor, Perast and Budva.

See more details on turning your journey into an immersive writing retreat with award-winning author Dr. Liz Alexander!

See full trip details and book your spot at at:

OCTOBER 23-30, 2022 (8-DAY)
OCTOBER 23 - NOVEMBER 2, 2022 (11 DAY)

OCTOBER 22-NOVEMBER 3, 2022 (13-DAY)


  • Accommodations
  • 7 or 10 nights’ accommodation
  • Transportation
  • Ground transport between each destination + airport transfers
  • Activities
  • Guided visits of Zagreb, Split and Old Town Dubrovnik
  • Entrance to Plitvice Lakes National Park with hiking
  • Visit to the seaside town of Zadar, an ancient Roman city full of unique hidden gems
  • Stopover in the historic village of Ston, known for its oysters, salt production and 14th century fortress wall
  • A Peka dinner experience, a Dalmatian tradition
  • Meals
  • 7 breakfasts + 3 dinners + 1 lunch
  • Wine tasting & charcuterie

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