What we're about
Disclaimer! This group is not JUST for women interested in my tours! You are welcome even if you are not interested in such tours....but, enjoy meeting other traveling ladies and going to cultural events. This Meetup has no yearly fee, one-time fee, or event fees (other than the cost of whatever we are doing). Come on out! We always have a great time and the company is wonderful!
"Are you an older woman (40 and up) who wants adventure, wants to travel to other countries but doesn't want to go alone and doesn't want to spend a fortune joining a group (usually $300/day plus an added fee for not having someone to share a room with)? Do you not want to be on a tour bus going to tourist hotels and tourist restaurants? Older Women, Cheap Travel offer tours that cost one-third of what most companies charge and all of us women (10 per trip) share rooms which keeps the cost low. We also take local transportation (like "Chicken Buses" and Tuk-Tuks) and eat local food (in the market, on the street, in small restaurants). We see the sites but we also enjoy the culture by going where the locals go and not just to tourist venues. I, Pat Brown, will be your guide. Our upcoming trips are to Nicaragua from Jan 5-16, 2016, India in March of 2016 and Mexico in the fall of 2016. Find out more about the trips and how we travel."
When we meet, we will enjoy international food at a variety of restaurants and we will talk about our experiences as women travelers and share tips and stories and our wish list of places to go. You may find yourself a travel partner, you may find great ideas to travel solo or hear about wonderful opportunities to join groups at a cheap price (like this great hiking group I joined in Guatemala; $20-$30/day for the hiking guide, lodging, and food and all the money earned went to charity!) Even if you never go on an Older Women, Cheap Travel trip, you are welcome to join our Meetup event and share travel ideas and experiences.
Even if you are not 20 or 30, you can still have a travel adventure and not go broke doing it. By the way, I am turning 60 next month and I still love to travel in a more adventurous way than being carted around in a "seniormobile"!