Good Reasons to Join a Travel Club
If your like me, you’ve heard all kinds of reasons why people won’t travel. From the distance of the destination to the expense, I can’t keep up with the reasons why people put off traveling. But, after having to put off another trip in 2010 because friends & family had backed out, I decided to start my own travel club. Travel clubs are the ultimate way of meeting new people and exploring destinations you once put off because you had no one to travel with. Joining travel clubs opens doors one would have never thought otherwise! Below, I’ve listed the top 8 reasons I feel travel clubs not only broaden your likeliness to see the world, but being an active member of a travel club also exposes you to the many diverse settings us earthlings have to offer!
8 > Budget friendly when traveling in a group. Traveling with your club members can offer you lots of savings depending on when and where you are traveling to. At most, when I’ve booked my club members on group travel to the Caribbean Islands for instance, we’ve saved a nice $100 per person. That’s enough to grab a few souvineers to tease those who backed out of traveling with you! Or even better, take the $100 and purchase an excursion!
7 > Invited to come back by city host. Well organized travel clubs whose members are on their “best behavior” are always welcomed back. Group leaders can expect friendly emails from hotel management thanking them for their business and to invite them back again. This is a plus because when you return, your almost guaranteed to get all group request fulfilled like room upgrades.
6 > Discover personal interest. Sometimes we think we know everything about ourselves, right? Well, uh…WRONG! Sometimes you have to be exposed to things you wouldn’t do in order to discover that you like them after all. Take snorkeling for example. Being terrified of water higher than a foot, I thought I was literally going to die in Ocho Rios, Jamaica this past April when I discovered that snorkeling wasn’t so bad and that I absolutely loved it! Until this very hour, I still thank the crew for “pushing” me in the water after holding up about 20 other people who were ready to jump in the shallow end of the sea.
5> Experience places you never thought you’d go. Travel clubs open the door for endless travel opportunities. Many people seek to fulfill their bucket list while being travel club members. After all, the only reasoned they joined was to travel, right? Being a member is where you discover your interest for South Africa or Costa Rica. These are places you’ve always turned down because you just couldn’t picture yourself being there.
4 > Brush up on your social skills. Believe it not, being a member of a travel club also helps you brush up on social and networking skills! Meet and greets are popular in my travel clubs. Knowing how to communicate and get along with others is critical. Good social and networking skills makes it that much easier to choose travel buddies and plan your next adventure.
3 > Exposure to diversity. Knowing who else lives in the world and how they live their lives is, for many, a very high interest, hence, creating a historical and culturist traveler. As a member of a travel club, you are exposed to various cultures and backgrounds worldwide depending on where you are traveling to. Learn how to say hello in Swahili or good bye in Mandarin. How about how are you in Spanish. The locals will love you for it!
2> Make new friends and go places! Travel clubs are all about meeting like minded people and traveling the world! I’ve met many good people since organizing my own clubs. Lots of people who live and breathe to see the world. They are passionate about traveling and are offered endless travel options as members. No matter if it’s a day trip to our nation’s capital or a 10 day journey to South Africa, you can find buddies and go!
#1 reason to join a trave club…
Endless travel opportunities. That’s right! The opportunities for travel are endless when you’re a member of a travel club! While you may not always be available to travel with the group, there are always options posted for another time. In my clubs for example, I have a large trip which consist of 7 + days and an extended weekend trip posted for each month from January to December. With over 700 club members combined with all of the clubs I organize, there are always options available and it helps keep everyone motivated to travel.
Next time you have the travel bug but your friends don’t, find a travel club and join in on the fun of exploring the world! I invite you to join me and my travel clubs on meetup.com. Listed below is a brief description of my travel club, The Globe Trotting Divas of Philadelphia and to our presence on meetup.up so you can join us!
The Globe Trotting Divas of Philadelphia – The Globe Trotting Divas of Philadelphia is a Travel Club designed especially for women professionals ages 30 and over! Our Travel Club was born in August 2011 with one simple goal in mind; to form a club with like minded women professionals who loved to travel and were tired of putting off their travel plans for one reason or the other and who were tired of traveling alone. We are a full service year round Travel Club hosting on average 6 Worldwide Travel Events and over 20 local social events each year! Our goal is to provide group travel around the globe and social events through out Philadelphia and its surrounding areas to bring women travel enthusiasts together offering the opportunity for women to clear their bucket list without worrying about having to travel alone. That’s in addition to hosting fun and rewarding social networking events where club members can meetup and network with other members of our Travel Club!
Don’t put your travel plans off. Find a travel club and go places!
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