Powell River Free-at-55 Travel Club

NEXT MEETINGS:

Palm Beach Garden Party – Humpday
Time: Wednesday, June 27, 2018, at 19:00
Place: Palm Beach (RSVP for address)

p1Drena and Guy are hosting our first summer garden party. No formal agenda, just snacks, company, and conversation. Please bring your own drinks, a snack plate to share, and any needed plates or glasses (reusable if possible.) The fun starts at 7.

To receive directions, please set your RSVP status for this Event from Invited to Going. Address will be sent out the week before once we know how many are coming. If your RSVP also includes someone who isn’t on Facebook, please post their name here so we can track numbers. Thanks. See you soon. (To see more about what the group’s about, check the description and various group posts.)

Note: We’ve chosen a Wednesday, as weekends are busy with trips and festivals this time of year. In the event of inclement weather, we think we can squeeze inside. But that’s not gonna happen, is it! 😀


Travel Meetup at Cheryl & Paul’sp2
Time: Sunday, July 15, 2018, at 19:00 to 22:00
Place: Black Point (RSVP for address)

Topic: TBD

And of course, the usual laughter, nibbles, and good conversation. To receive directions, please let us know you’re coming and anyone else coming with you. Address will be sent out the week before once we know how many are coming. Thanks. See you soon. (To see more about what the group’s about, check the description below.)


Hidden Gems of Slow Travel – Mexico
Time: Saturday, September 8, 2018, at 19:00 to 22:00
Place: Powell River TBD (RSVP for address)

p3Local adventurer, Jean Medley, will share with us some of the hidden gems she and her partner discovered while spending 18 months on a cycle trip through Mexico. She’s talking about those things, places, and attractions that they experienced during their travels — that they had no idea even existed, and only learned of after talking to locals along the way.

You’ll experience more of the wonder that Jean shared in her January article in Powell River Living: http://prliving.ca/no-fear-cycling-mexico/ Maybe get a chance to ask some questions.

And of course, the usual laughter, nibbles, and good conversation.
To receive directions, please set your RSVP status for this Event from Invited to Going. Address will be sent out the week before once we know how many are coming. If your RSVP also includes someone who isn’t on Facebook, please post their name here so we can track numbers. Thanks. See you soon. (To see more about what the group’s about, check the description and various group posts.)

NOTE: we do not yet have a host for this event. Offers welcome. (If no one comes along, Cheryl and I can cover.)

To RSVP:

prfa55

GROUP DESCRIPTION

If you’re retired, partly retired, nearly retired, or just don’t like working – and interested in adventure or cultural travel – this group may be for you. We plan to meet informally around various travel-related themes, swap stories and share tips, and perhaps find kindred spirits to travel with.

Topics we hope to address include adventure travel, Airbnb, agriturismo, birdwatching tours, blogging, canal boats, cheap travel, choral holidays, cooking holidays, Couchsurfing, culture travel, cycle tours, Earthwatch, exotic road trips, genealogy travel, home exchanges, hostels, housesitting, intentional communities, language-learning holidays, living overseas, low cost travel, organizing group travel, packing light, photography tours, repositioning cruises, safaris, sailing excursions, senior nomads, solo women travelers, snorkel trips, Servas Open Doors, small group tours, teaching English, train journeys, travel fitness, travel medical, trekking, villas, walking tours, yoga retreats, and whatever else interests members.

We plan initially to meet in small informal groups in organizers’ and members’ homes. As membership grows, we may hold larger events in public venues.

Please invite others to the group if you know they would be interested. Interested parties who don’t use Facebook can email Paul at paul@miniato.net .

Some resources (no affiliation implied):
http://earthwatch.org/
https://internationalliving.com/
http://servas.org/
http://skyscanner.ca/
http://www.repositioncruises.com/
http://www.agriturismo.it/en/
https://www.airbnb.ca/
https://www.biketours.com/
https://www.couchsurfing.com/
https://www.discoverwalks.com/
https://www.gadventures.com/
https://www.homeexchange.com/
http://www.nopensionwilltravel.com/
https://www.rome2rio.com/
http://www.seat61.com/
https://www.tripadvisor.ca/
https://www.tripcase.com/
http://www.womenwelcomewomen.uk/

 

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