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+)

Classic Machu Picchu & Cusco

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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/

Discover Nepal

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Join us for a 12-day venture through the mountains & jungles of the Land of the Himalayas, complete with temples, trekking, yoga, and art in Kathmandu, Lumbini, Pokhara & the Annapurna circuit. A carefully curated itinerary for an immersive, active experience in Nepal complete with 2x daily yoga with Austin-based instructor Gigi Mao. September 17-28, 2019 Trip includes: 11 nights’ accommodations: 6 nights local 3-star hotel in Kathmandu & Pokhara with 4-star boutique hotel upgrade option; 1 night Lumbini boutique hotel; 2 nights mountain retreat cabin; 2 nights trekking guest house Daily breakfast, Welcome & Farewell dinners + multiple additional meals throughout Guided tour & entrance fees of Kathmandu valley to see Hindu & Buddhist cultural & UNESCO heritage sites including Durbar Square, Buddha Stupa, Pashupatinath Temple & more Guided bicycle tour through Lumbini, the birthplace of Buddha Tea time with a monastery monk to learn more about Buddhism Guided tour options in Pokhara Valley to see Devi’s Falls, Fewa Lake, Gupteshore Cave, Bindabashini Temple & more. 3 days, 2 nights trekking through terraced fields and local villages in the Annapurna mountain range (4-7 hours hiking daily) with all meals, assistant guide and porters 2-night retreat in Nagarkot with 4 yoga sessions, and Aryuvedic workshop, an included spa session, fresh healthy meals, optional hiking, and a peaceful mountain setting Thangka art workshop with our local community partner + trip donation to their program 1 local Nepali guide + 1 Traverse guide 24/7 Domestic flights from Kathmandu-Lumbini-Pokhara + airport transfers Airport transfers & transit between local excursions Small group experience, max 9 people For complete trip details and registration information see here: https://traversejourneys.com/nepal/ We would love to have you along!

Ireland's Wild Atlantic Way

Cork Airport


September 29th - October 6th, 2019 MORE INFO HERE: https://traversejourneys.com/ireland/ Join us for an 8-day journey along Ireland's ruggedly beautiful West coast. Starting from Cork city, we'll take in County Cork's scenic coastline, Kerry's rugged beauty, & Clare's unique heritage,. This trip will be led by guides intimately familiar with Ireland, ensuring that you are provided an authentic and immersive experience throughout the journey... well beyond the tourist trail and cookie-cutter sights/routes. Come immerse yourself in the luring magic of this wee country's Western shores! This is a small-group trip, promoted in several Meetup groups and cities across the US, therefore RSVP numbers below do not reflect actual guest count on the trip. Get in touch or RSVP below to receive more info! INCLUDED: Accommodations- 7 nights in clean, comfortable and locally-run boutique B&Bs Transportation- Transfer from Dublin or Cork airport on arrival and to Dublin, or Shannon airport on departure Ground transport between each destination in private vehicles Activities- Guided walking tour of Cork City Visit/entry to Blarney Castle, Killarney National Park, Muckross Abbey, Gleninchaquin Park, & Ross Castle with guided tour Explore the Cliffs of Moher and the Coastal Walking Trail Visit several ancient stone circles Meals- Daily full breakfasts 3 group dinners Additional- Visit to our local community partner Irish Seed Savers + donation to their organization Dedicated Irish-native guide and 2nd Traverse guide for groups of 6+ Traverse representative assisting you from booking to departure Small group experience, max 12 people If you've ever fantasized about being in a fairy tale, then this is the country for you to explore. Ireland's rugged West Coast is especially alive with rich traditions and folklore, not to mention picture perfect vistas. For further info: https://traversejourneys.com/ireland/

Past events (53)

Women's Yoga & Surf Retreat: Costa Rica

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