Just about three years ago, I was searching for a travel club that had positive, fun-loving people who enjoy a little glamour in their trips from time to time. I also wanted to create space for people to find travel buddies and develop relationships with one another. In true type-A fashion, I started my own Meetup named the Fabulous Travelers 😂
Our first event was a luncheon; 12 people RSVP’d and I think 4 people showed up 😩. Though I was a little discouraged at the turnout, I was delighted at the awesome conversation we had that day. People who have a positive outlook on life and love to travel have the best stories and perspectives. We shared a fantastic meal and good wine with kindred spirits. From that point on, I was hooked.
Since then, we’ve grown from 5 active members, to almost 1,000! We have fun local events to give everyone a chance to get to know one another before traveling abroad. We are foodies and wine lovers, so we enjoy visiting wineries, happy hours, brunches, and BYOB dinners. We’ll also overnight in NYC or indulge in a spa day from time to time.
Out of all the things I do as a Travel Designer, this group has been my most gratifying work. I’ve seen people find the travel buddies they’ve always wanted; I see members becoming close friends and planning getaways together. I’ve witnessed people endure difficult transitions in their lives while fellow Fabulous Ones have provided comfort and encouragement to them. I have watched people come out of their shells and reinvent themselves with our group playing a small part of that, which causes my heart to swell 💗 And the icing on the cake; we’ve traveled to some amazing destinations together, including Bermuda, Iceland, Greece, Cuba, and Jamaica. Each trip has been fun and drama-free. On the horizon, we’re going to New Zealand, Dubai, Italy, Bali, Anguilla, and the Seychelles.
To our current members: thank you so much for being a part of our community. You are what makes our group a great one! To those of you who are seeking out a community of positive people who love to travel, join us! We’d love to meet you. The link is in my bio ✈️🏝🗺🏔🚢⚓️🏯🌁🕌✨✨ #fabtravelmovement