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The very definition of WANDERLUST: a German word for the irresistibly strong desire to travel or wander, hopefully may illicit a similar response in you as it does me;)

Are you restless, a curiosity seeker, maybe you have an artistic bent, crave adventure, off-the-beaten path, eclectic and varied cultural experiences? Would you like to travel somewhere you've never been (or would like to again), meet people who share a similar passion...whom you wouldn't otherwise meet?

I started this group, because I'm interested in connecting with others of like-mind, varied ages, backgrounds and experiences. There will be many opportunities to explore locally, but we will also be organizing at least one big international trip a year, (as well as travel and explore within California and beyond!)

I will try to schedule one activity/outing a week. I also welcome suggestions, ideas, and the natural evolution of co-leaders to help take the reins moving forward.

Happy travels!

Please be respectful of other members. Unkindness & negativity will only bring down the group and I'd rather not have to remove anyone, but will if need be. We aim to make everyone feel welcome!

Also, while this is an eclectic and social group, connections are bound to happen. However, it's not a business networking group, and as such, outside of spontaneous, "I'd love to keep in touch, can I have your business card?", passing them out to everyone to drum up business, that's a big no no.

**Participation in all activities is at your own risk and absolutely no liability is assumed by the group or any of the organizers.**

Upcoming events (5)

Ireland Trip! - Aug 2021

Dublin

See below for more information. If you have questions, please email [masked].

IRELAND TRIP!

Dates: August 7 - 15, 2021 (9 days / 8 nights)
Cost: $3390 (per person, excluding flights)
Single supplement: $675
Details: https://globe-drifters.com/trip/9-days-trip-to-ireland/

A one of a kind adventure on the Emerald Isle… Explore off the beaten path in Ireland and avoid the millions of tourists that visit the major tourist hotspots. A slower-paced itinerary means you’ll have ample free time to truly take in the beauty of each place we visit! Some of our unique Ireland experiences on this trip include :

- Cheese farms: For all the cheese lovers; visit 2 cheese farms with iconic views of green pastures with sheep grazing.

- Double-decker bus/cafe: Tour Dublin on a vintage double-decker bus that also serves as a cafe while sipping afternoon tea with hors d’oeuvres.

- Falconry: Learn the art of falconry at one of Ireland’s most well-known medieval castles now converted into a 5-star hotel.

- Blasket Islands: Go off-the-beaten-track to these ghostly abandoned islands for a glimpse of history frozen in time.

COVID UPDATE: A new, more flexible booking policy means that you can plan your future travel with complete peace of mind. If your trip is canceled prior to departure in the event of a COVID-19-related reason, a full refund will be made within 48 hours.

Please email [masked] if you have questions!

Iceland Trip : August 2021! - SOLD OUT!

Reykjavík

SOLD OUT! If interested in the next trip, please email [masked].

Below is some information on the trip, but if you want to know more or have questions, you can email [masked].

Check out pictures from the last Iceland trip : https://www.flickr.com/photos/155293978@N02/albums/72157712181955351

ICELAND TRIP!

Dates : August 19 - 29, 2021 (11 days / 10 nights)
Cost : $4200 (per person, excluding flights)
Single supplement : $825
Details : https://globe-drifters.com/trip/trip-to-iceland/

A slow-paced, small group trip through Iceland… There’s so much to do and see in Iceland and it can be really hard to fit all in one trip. Lots of fast-paced tours cram everything into 5 days, but we’re going to take our time and travel at an easy-going pace along the Ring Road in 11 days which means no rushing on and off the bus with only 10 minutes to hurry up and take a few pics at every stop. Our small group size will also let us see some of the off-the-beaten path spots in Iceland :

- Mykvan Hot Springs : We’ll visit the bucket list Blue Lagoon, but Mykvan are less crowded and very relaxing for a perfect zen moment.
- Secret Iceberg Lagoon : Take a zodiac to a “hidden” iceberg lagoon where we’ll be the only ones. Just you and huge icebergs up close & personal!
- Beer spa & jacuzzi : Soak in beer-filled jacuzzis with snow-capped mountains as a backdrop while sipping on your favorite lager.

Included :
- 10 nights accommodation (double occupancy)
- Local Icelandic guide throughout
- Private ground transportation in private 4x4 minibus
- Most activities
- Blue Lagoon visit
- All breakfasts
- Airport pick-up

Message me or email [masked] if you have any questions.

COVID UPDATE: A new, more flexible booking policy means that you can plan your future travel with complete peace of mind. If your trip is canceled prior to departure in the event of a COVID-19-related reason, a full refund will be made.

Tuscany/Umbria Villa Stay! - Sept 2021

Città della Pieve

TUSCANY/UMBRIA VILLA STAYCATION (*15-day or 20-day)

Dates:
- September 13 - 27, 2021 (15 day trip) - $3,425
- September 13 - October 2, 2021 (20 day trip) - $3,700

Details: https://globe-drifters.com/trip/tuscany-umbria-villa-10-or-20-days-september-2021/

*The 10-day trip is SOLD OUT!

Check out pictures from our last trips to get an idea of who goes on our trips and what the trips are like :
https://www.flickr.com/photos/155293978@N02/albums/72157710325770062

COVID UPDATE : If your trip is cancelled prior to departure in the event of a COVID-19-related reason, a full refund will be made.

See below for more information. If you have questions, please email [masked].

Experience small town Italy like a local… Tuscany conjures up dreams of life at a slower pace; where you can soak in the culture, food, and picturesque vistas of the Italian countryside. Stroll through narrow passageways of medieval villages perched on hilltops. Pick out cheese & wine at the market in town and chat with the locals selling amazing cheeses. Then, head back to your 18th-century luxury villa passing olive groves just in time for an amazing Tuscan sunset. Tuscany is the dream vacation and now is your chance!

- Ideal location: Most villas in the region are 7 kilometers on average to the closest town & you’d need a rental car during your trip. Our villa is only a 15 minute walk into town with charming shops, cafes and restaurants.

- Home away from home: The villa will be your base the entire trip so no moving around every 2 days to a new location. Just unpack and enjoy the property with its 2 pools, verandas and walking trails.

- Discover Italy: Many of Tuscany & Umbria’s most famous towns are only 30-45 minutes away from the villa allowing you to explore all the best locations of the region without going far. Experience the True Tuscan Countryside!

What is a staycation? Click here to find out : https://globe-drifters.com/extended-stay-trips/

Please email [masked] if you have questions!

Also, keep up-to-date on upcoming trips by joining the Facebook travel group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/613025845523107.

Adriatic Trip! (Slovenia, Croatia & Bosnia-Herzegovina) - Sept 2021

ADRIATIC TRIP! (Slovenia, Croatia & Bosnia-Herzegovina)

Dates: September 16 - 28, 2021 (13 days)
Cost: $3800 (per person, excluding flights)
Single supplement: $700
Details: https://globe-drifters.com/trip/adriatic-trip/

*COVID UPDATE : If your trip is cancelled prior to departure in the event of a COVID-19-related reason, a full refund will be made.

See below for more information. If you have questions, please contact [masked].

Where the Alps meet the Adriatic and so much more in between… This 13-day trip blends the best destinations in this diverse corner of Europe. Slovenia for its old-world European charm, Croatia for island hopping in the sun-soaked Adriatic Sea, Bosnia-Herzegovina for its tragic yet captivating war history, and many other unique destinations in the Balkan corridor.

- Old-World Europe: Ljubljana, Slovenia’s riverside pedestrian street is the perfect spot to stroll while taking in the atmosphere, history and architecture in this picturesque town.

- Adriatic Island Life: Korcula is one of Croatia’s hidden gems and one of the most beautiful Adriatic islands. We’ll have 3 nights there to soak in its history, nature and gorgeous beaches.

- Island Hopping in Croatia: Cruise the Kornati Islands National Park a spectacular archipelago that includes 109 mostly uninhabited islands, islets and reefs.

- A Tragic War History: Visit Bosnia-Herzegovina and learn first hand about the war and the scars it left behind.

Please email [masked] if you have questions!

Also, keep up-to-date on upcoming trips by joining the Facebook travel group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/613025845523107.

Past events (40)

Scotland Castle Staycation!

Dunskey Street

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