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Old 05-02-2015, 08:40 AM
 
Location: Dallas, TX and Las Vegas, NV
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I think my DH and I would enjoy traveling with a group sometimes. People to chat with over a meal, and take in the local offerings as a group. We don't have friends or family who are in a position to travel with us. I do see group travels offered online and wonder if anyone has ever done them and what its been like.... Anyone have experiences to share?
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Old 05-02-2015, 08:54 AM
 
Location: NC
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I haven't researched them and do not know of any first hand, but I love the idea. Actually I know AARP writes about them but that's about all.
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Old 05-02-2015, 09:04 AM
 
Location: Florida
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Look for someone running one or two day trips to test out. This could be a church group, travel agent etc. You could call bus companies in your area and they should be able to tell you some groups that regularly run trip. I would check out an online company as much as I could. Better Business, travel blogs for comments and posting the trips you are thinking about here.
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Old 05-02-2015, 09:05 AM
 
Location: Central Massachusetts
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In our area senior centers and even the city parks and recreation put together packages for day trips and the like. I am not retired yet but we have joined in on a trip or two. The last one was to a concert to see James Taylor and Carol King do a 4th of July show a few years back. We were some of the youngest the wife and I.
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Old 05-02-2015, 09:53 AM
 
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In our area senior centers and even the city parks and recreation put together packages for day trips and the like. I am not retired yet but we have joined in on a trip or two. The last one was to a concert to see James Taylor and Carol King do a 4th of July show a few years back. We were some of the youngest the wife and I.

My ONLY issue with the ones that I have investigated locally is that there cost is about 2-2.5x more than if I did the trip myself. Maybe when I am older, not driving and the like will appeal to me more.
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Old 05-02-2015, 09:57 AM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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I have taken several trips with Road Scholar, a travel agency that is very popular with seniors. The programs were excellent, fellow 'scholars' smart and nice. None of the groups were particularly large.
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Old 05-02-2015, 12:29 PM
 
Location: SoCal desert
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People to chat with over a meal, and take in the local offerings as a group.
Cruise boats.
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Old 05-02-2015, 02:41 PM
 
Location: in the miseries
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I think my DH and I would enjoy traveling with a group sometimes. People to chat with over a meal, and take in the local offerings as a group. We don't have friends or family who are in a position to travel with us. I do see group travels offered online and wonder if anyone has ever done them and what its been like.... Anyone have experiences to share?
Senior centers offer trips, too.
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Old 05-02-2015, 02:45 PM
 
Location: Henderson, NV
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I've taken a couple of trips organized by the local NPR and PBS stations. The first was to the Utah Shakespeare Theatre and the second to the Page, Arizona Balloon Festival. Both were great and as the original OP stated, it was nice to have someone to have meals with. I also take overseas trips with Go Ahead Tours and have never been disappointed.
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Old 05-02-2015, 03:32 PM
 
Location: Orlando
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I have taken several trips with Road Scholar, a travel agency that is very popular with seniors. The programs were excellent, fellow 'scholars' smart and nice. None of the groups were particularly large.
Road Scholars is an outstanding travel company. When they were called Elderhostel, their clientele was 55+ for most trips. Now they're called Road Scholars, and they market to travelers of all ages. However, I still think their offerings would appeal more to middle-aged and older people, rather than to 30-somethings.
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