Events with Travel Massive San Diego
The local chapter of this international travel industry professionals group meets monthly at venues in central San Diego. Our focus is fostering relationships across the different travel professions. Elaine is the co-host with Katherine Bellarmino. Travel Massive SD and follow on our Facebook Page.
San Diego Travel Festival
In the fall of 2014, Elaine organized the three day SD Trav Fest in alliance with Travel Fests International. The central event was a day of workshops and presentations with over 25 speakers at the San Diego School of Architecture and Design. A VIP reception was held at the Horton Grand Hotel, a movie night at Another Side of San Diego Tours and a street party at Catalina Offshore Products benefiting the San Diego Oceans Foundation.
Travel Well Meetup Events
Elaine founded the San Diego Travel Well Meetup which met over 70 times at local restaurants and meeting spaces. We hosted travel writers, destination experts, sampled local wines and brews, and exotic fares from many countries represented across the county. With over 395 members from a diverse demographic the Meetup continues in 2015 with a new organizer.
Trips and Tours:
Along with monthly events small groups of travel buddies have ventured across Southern California and the world together.
Day Trip to the Los Angeles Travel Show – 2014
Join a small group traveling by train and subway to the show and back from San Diego. Includes escorted travel, the travel show, dinner and a special guest with news about downtown Los Angeles’ renaissance. Details
Day Trip to the Los Angeles Times Book Festival – 2013
Savoring Italy’s Harvest: Tuscan Culinary and Cultural Agri-tourismo Tour
September 27th to October 4th, 2014 – Registration form
Spend 6 delicious days staying in private apartments on a family farm in the midst of organic olive groves and vineyards. Lake Excursion, Gentle Yoga Classes, visit the Tuscan chocolate capital of Perugia, Sienna, Lake Trasmieno, Montepulciano and much more.
THE 2014 ITINERARY/TOUR COST is $2950, not including airfare. Details here.
Toronto’s Bounty and Quebec’s Beauty – 2013
6 night/5 day tour, Monday, June 3rd to Saturday, June 8th.
A small, escorted tour full of urban contrasts for independently minded travelers!
The Canadian UNESCO World Heritage site of Quebec City must be seen to be believed. Imagine Francophile charm, historical ramparts and garden vistas. Toronto, the largest Canadian metropolis, pulses with energy, arts and architecture. You don’t have to fly over oceans to visit either! More details here and download the brochure.