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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.**

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Tuscany/Umbria Villa Stay! (2 / 3 / 4 weeks)

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Enjoy life at a slower pace as you soak up the culture, food and amazing vistas of the Italian countryside. Head to local markets to pick out some cheese and wine and stroll through narrow passageways that take you back to medieval times. Ride a bike or take a leisurely walk to back to the 18th century luxury villa while passing olive groves during an amazing Tuscan sunset. This is the Italy that few tourists get to see! Email [masked] if you are interested or have questions. Check out pictures from previous trips here : https://flic.kr/s/aHsmGa22Dh There are a few options for this trip; 2, 3 or 4 weeks. For more details, check out the websites below! 2 WEEK STAYCATION Dates : June 6 - 20, 2020 (15 days / 14 nights) Cost : $2900 (excluding flights) Single Supplement : $800 Details : http://globe-drifters.com/tour/tuscany-umbria-villa-2-weeks/ *3 rooms left & 3 solo females from SoCal signed up! 3 WEEK STAYCATION Dates : May 30 - June 20, 2020 (22 days / 21 nights) Cost : $3700 (excluding flights) Single supplement : $800 Details : https://globe-drifters.com/tour/tuscany-umbria-villa/ *SOLD OUT! 4 WEEK STAYCATION Dates : May 23 - June 20, 2020 Cost : $4200 (excluding flights) Single Supplement : $1000 Details : http://globe-drifters.com/tour/tuscany-umbria-villa/ *SOLD OUT! There will be a local host/concierge available daily to help arrange activities, excursions, etc. If you want to rent a bike or car, tour a balsamic vinegar factory, visit a saffron farm or anything else, the concierge can help you arrange it! There’ll also be a list of things to do available at the villa. Our villa was built in the early 1700s and renovated into a holiday home with each room in the villa having a private, full bathroom. It’s on almost 5 acres of beautifully kept gardens and fields and also has 2 swimming pools. The villa is on the Tuscan/Umbrian border, halfway between Florence and Rome. Perfectly located to explore lots of nearby places. The villa is about 1 km from Città della Pieve (about 15 mins on foot). A charming town with just over 7,000 residents with several eateries and cafes to choose from as well as a grand wall that dates back to the 1300s. Città della Pieve has won the Pio Alferano 1st Prize as the most perfect town in Italy and it’s only 1 km from our villa! Most other villas in Tuscany/Umbria are about 5 - 15 km to the closest town so a car would be needed which can be very expensive. Other villages within walking distance from other villas only have 100 or so residents and lack basic amenities. Our villa is perfect thanks to its close proximity to the town. We’ll most likely be the only visitors there which makes it a great escape from the droves of tourists in nearby cities. What is included : 14 / 21 / 28 nights accommodation (double occupancy) Local Italian guide/concierge International airport pick-up Breakfast served daily Welcome dinner If you are interested or have questions, please email : [masked].

Adriatic Trip : Croatia, Slovenia & Bosnia-Herzegovina - 6 SPOTS LEFT!

ADRIATIC TRIP : CROATIA, SLOVENIA & BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA! *6 SPOTS LEFT! Dates : September 12 - 24, 2020 (13 days / 12 nights) Cost : $4000 (per person, excluding flights) Single supplement : $600 Details : https://globe-drifters.com/tour/adriatic-tour/ Highlights : - Visit Sali Island (Salt Island) with a local fisherman. - Stay on the charming island of Korcula with its quiet villages small beaches. - Visit Sarajevo and Mostar to learn about the violent wartime events whose wounds are still visible throughout the country. - Eat at family-owned restaurants and taste the local specialties. - Hit up the must sees : Bled Lake, Plitvice National Park and cliffs of Telascica. Included : 12 nights accommodation (Double occupancy, breakfast included) Local guides Trip host Private ground transportation in air-conditioned vehicles Most activities (As noted in itinerary) Airport pick-up For more information, please visit : https://globe-drifters.com/tour/adriatic-tour/ or email : [masked].

Ireland Trip!

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Ireland Trip! (9 days / 8 nights) $100 discount to the next 3 people that sign up! The discount code is "EARLYBIRD" and can be applied at check-out! Come and explore all of Ireland’s charms where we’ll have tea on a vintage bus while touring Dublin; visit the charming towns of Dingle, Galway and Killarney; discover hidden regions with unique heritage like Clare and Kerry; taste homemade cheeses at a local cheese farm; see amazing historical sites like Rock of Cashel, Bunratty Castle and Dolmens of the Burren; taste and pair whiskey and chocolate; and much more! Email [masked] if you are interested or if you have any questions. IRELAND TRIP! Dates : September 25 - October 3, 2020 Cost : $3390 (excluding international flights) Single Supplement : $675 Details : https://globe-drifters.com/tour/ireland/ 1 solo female looking for a roommate!

Thailand for Lantern Festival 2020!

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THAILAND FOR LANTERN FESTIVAL 2020! $100 discount to the next 3 people that sign up! The discount code is "EARLYBIRD" and can be applied at check-out! Dates : October 22 - November 5, 2020 (15 days / 14 nights) Cost : $3300 (per person, excluding international flights) Single supplement : $650 Details : https://globe-drifters.com/tour/thailand-2/ 1 solo female looking for a roommate! Check out pictures from previous trips here : https://flic.kr/s/aHsmJPw9KR! Thailand is a great vacation spot and we’ll be just in time for one of the most coveted events in travel…The mass lantern release in Chiang Mai! It is an awe-inspiring sight to witness thousands of lanterns drift into the sky simultaneously and tickets are really hard to come by, but we have them! We’ll also be staying in some of the most amazing hotels you’ve ever seen. A tree house Swiss Family Robinson style bungalow and floating lake house hotel are experiences in themselves and another highlight of the trip. Thailand’s breathtaking landscape, mouth-watering food, relaxing massages and laid back vibe make it the perfect vacation spot. Did I mention that the massages are only $8 each?! Included : - 14 nights accommodation - 3 domestic flights - Ground transportation - Ferry/Speed boat transfers - Lantern Festival Ticket - Activities as indicated on itinerary - 12 breakfasts, 4 lunches and 4 dinners Not included : - Optional activities - Some meals - Alcoholic beverages - Gratuities - International flight - Insurance For more information, please visit : http://globe-drifters.com/tour/thailand/ or email : [masked].

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Tuscany/Umbria - 1 week in Private Villa

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