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 (4+)

Discover Nepal



Join us on this 11-day Nepal tour that takes us through the mountains & jungles in the land of the Himalayas. We'll start by exploring the temples of Kathmandu including the Buddhist stupa Boudhanath, the Pashupatinath Hindu temple, Patan royal palace square, and the Swayambhunath complex or the "Monkey Temple." We'll visit the birthplace of Buddha in remote Lumbini, complete with a short visit to a local monastery. After soaking in the hip vibe of Pokhara, we'll start trekking Nepal for 3 days at the base of the Annapurnas, staying in village teahouses. We'll finish our venture with an overnight at a gorgeous first-class ecolodge and learn about sustainability in the area, enjoying a farm-to-table farewell feast.

End in Kathmandu or add on a Mt. Everest and Bhutan excursion.

APRIL 11-21, 2023

Find full registration information, pictures and detailed itinerary herehttps://traversejourneys.com/trips/nepal


  • 10 nights accommodations in 3-star boutique hotels (6 nights), basic mountain guesthouses (2 nights), and ecolodge stay (2 nights)
  • Domestic flights from Kathmandu-Lumbini-Pokhara
  • Airport transfers & transit between local excursions
  • Guided tour & entrance fees of Kathmandu valley to see Hindu & Buddhist cultural & UNESCO heritage sites including Patan Durbar Square, Boudhanath Stupa, Pashupatinath Temple & more
  • Lumbini temple complex explorations, including the Maya Diva, the birthplace of Buddha
  • Monastery visit to learn about Buddhism from a local monk
  • Guided tour in Pokhara Valley to see Devi’s Falls, Fewa Lake, Gupteshore Cave, Bindabashini Temple & more
  • 3 days, 2 nights intermediate level trekking through terraced fields and local villages in the Annapurna mountain range (4-7 hours hiking daily) with all meals, assistant guide and porters
  • Daily breakfast + 5 dinners + 3 lunches
  • Visit and overnight stay at a sustainable farm & ecolodge

Find full registration info here:

We hope to see you on this incredible trip!

Dominica Tour: Jungle Island Retreat



April 22-29, 2023
With Angelena Stokes-Wickersham

For all the details and to secure your spot:

On this 8-day Dominica adventure retreat you'll discover the Caribbean's best-kept secret. If hiking to lush waterfalls, snorkeling in pristine waters, exploring native plants and medicinal herbs, and canyoning through spectacular rainforest gorges sounds like your kind of vacation then this trip is for you! Dubbed the 'Nature Island,' this jurassic-looking tropical island is teeming with mountainous peaks covered in greens of all shades and surrounded by the bluest of blues.

Indulge at our incredible boutique eco-lodgings that will rejuvenate your mind & spirit while pampering your senses. At our accommodations you'll also have daily yoga offerings with your dedicated Traverse host as well as gourmet meals served up while soaking in your ravishing surroundings. An unbelievably revitalizing experience awaits when you escape to this under-visited slice of natural heaven with us!



  • 7 nights at our boutique eco-lodge


  • Airport transfer to/from Douglas–Charles Airport (DOM)
  • All in country transportation between destinations and activities in private vehicles


  • Daily yoga with teacher experienced in all levels
  • Guided hike to Middleham falls
  • Snorkeling at Champagne Beach
  • Caribbean cooking class
  • Agricultural Heritage Tour learning about Dominican plants and herbs
  • Dominican Medicinal Herbs and Teas Experience
  • Kayaking in Scotts Head Marine Reserve
  • One 30-minute Spa Treatment
  • Story session with community leader
  • Access to private trails on the lodge’s property, an incredible infinity pool, whirlpool, luscious spa treatments & more!


  • Daily breakfast buffet, lunches and gourmet dinners all included


  • Engagement session with our community partner + donation to their organization
  • Traverse representative assisting you from booking to departure
  • Dedicated Traverse host throughout trip
  • Adherence to our Covid-19 Safety and Risk Management Framework
  • Small group experience, max 16 people

For all the details and to secure your spot:

Iconic Italy



April 29-May 7, 2023

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From seaside villages to breathtaking art, this 9-day Northern Italy tour explores the iconic Ligurian and Tuscan regions. Our carefully-crafted itinerary combines quintessential and authentic Italy to give you the ultimate experience. We'll start our journey in Milan and travel through the vibrant, coastal vistas of Cinque Terre, the charming Tuscan countryside, the unending sights of Florence, the picturesque towns of Lucca, and much more. You'll also indulge in the rich flavors of Italian cuisine along the way and discover what makes these regions so remarkable.

To take in the full Italy experience, we also offer the option to extend for a 13-day journey, diving deeper into Tuscany and ending in Rome. You'll see famed Italian sites including the impressive Valle D’orcia, ancient Roman hot springs, and beautiful Pienza. Then, we'll cap it all off by diving in to all the ancient history and culture that Rome has to offer!


  • Accommodations
  • 8 or 12 nights in boutique and central 3- or 4-star selections
  • Transportation
  • Transfer from Linate airport (LIN) upon arrival
  • Transfer to Florence airport (FLR) or train station on final day of 9-day trip (to Rome airport - FCO - for 13-day trip)
  • Metro costs in Milan (and Rome on 13-day trip)
  • Private ground transport between Milan hotel and Monterosso hotel
  • Train tickets for Cinque Terre, from Monterosso to Lucca, & Lucca to Florence
  • Roundtrip Taxi to Piazzale Michelangelo in Florence
  • Private ground transport from Florence onwards until the end of trip
  • Activities
  • Orientation walk around Milan center
  • Full day tour of Cinque Terre
  • Wine tasting in Chianti Classico region of Tuscany
  • Olive oil tasting with our community partner
  • Entry to Florence Duomo complex, Academia in Florence, & Siena Duomo
  • Orientation walking tour of Lucca, Florence & Siena
  • Additional on 13-day trip: Montalcino wine tour, Tuscan farm tour & lunch, guided full day tour of Rome including entrance to sights
  • Meals
  • Daily breakfasts at our accommodations
  • Multiple dinners & lunches (4 dinners + 1 lunch on 9-day trip; 6 dinners + 2 lunches on 13-day trip)
  • Additional
  • Visit to our local community partner to learn about olive oil cultivation in Italy + donation to their organization
  • Dedicated Italian-native guide throughout & additional local guide in Rome
  • Traverse representative assisting you from booking to departure
  • Adherence to our Covid-19 Safety and Risk Management Framework
  • Small group experience, max 12 people

For More Info and to Secure Your Spot:

Taste & Trails of Jordan



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.

MAY 7-14, 2023

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!

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