Anyone ever join a travel club?

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  1. Nibbler

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    Are they lame and touristy?
    I have serious wanderlust and am thinking of joining one.
     
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    Anyonenow Well-Known Member

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    What is a Travel Club? :dontknow:
     
  3. Nibbler

    Nibbler heaven is in your mind Gold

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    Where people get together and travel to different countries.
     
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    First rule of Travel Club is you do not talk about Travel Club.
     
  5. newcastlefan

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    i have. it depends upon the club. I tried http://www.clubabc.com/ because they were very informal about their trip coordination: you could take advantage of their charter travel prices (they only booked the major commercial airlines), hotels, and tour, or you could just use their club as a discount travel source and make your own tour once you arrived. They run so many charters that even if the tour was only for 7 days, you could extend it at your own expense and return on one of their later flights back.
     
  6. Chimney Portions

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    Never have, but it seems like it'd negate the fun of travel to me. If you're gonna spend good money to travel, it shouldn't be a democratic venture.

    I know that traveling alone could be intimidating and there's safety in numbers, but it's easy to be safe in most destinations without having to tag along in a group and follow an itinerary.
     
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    This, I have enough problems getting along with my own family on vacation, if I had to deal with strangers making decisions on what to do I'd never make it home.
     
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    Have not ever thought of joining one, but I could see the attraction in traveling with a group....

    is there a requirement that you follow the groups itinerary or can you split off into smaller groups, or just do what you want and just take advantage of the bulk rate/discounts on flights and lodgings :dontknow:
     
  9. Nibbler

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    Thank you all for the sensible responses.

    :wub:
     
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    would I have to share a room and transportation with the other members?
    then no.. but I would like to go do ayayaska in peru sometime
     
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    I'd be in but the shaman would get pissed at me, fuck the self awareness I likes me the pretty colors!
     
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    Where you want to go Nibbs? I'll take you, but you may not come back...whole.
     
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    That's kinda what I did both times I went to Germany. You get the benefit of people who know the place, cheaper flights and lodging (I was a student do I stayed in a dorm) but still get time to wander off on your own.

    Ever think of taking a summer language class or art class where you want to go? Adults are welcome and it's a blast!
     
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    Great idea! My art history teacher was from northern Italy..he made that clear..NORTHERN Italy...and I made every class just to listen to him say chiaroscuro..