East Coast Travel Clubs

East Coast Travel Clubs
Travel clubs offer outdoor enthusiasts a way to connect with other travelers, coordinate trips and learn more about travel opportunities launching from the club's base city or town. America's East Coast has no shortage of travel clubs from northern New England to southern Florida. Most travel clubs have an annual membership fee, but usually non-members are also welcome to sign up for trips and events.

Show of the Month Club

Based in Boston, Show of the Month Club (SOMC) is a combination theater and travel club. Show of the Month Club organizes trips to Broadway, theater weekends in Boston and a host of all-inclusive trips to destinations around the globe. As of 2010, family membership for two years cost $35. Members receive select discounts on event parking, movie tickets and restaurants as well as a quarterly theater and travel catalog. Scheduled trips have included Mediterranean cruises, various destinations in Italy, the Berkshires, eastern Canada, the Pacific Northwest, Bermuda, the Canary Islands and more. Show of the Month Travel Club organizes all trip details for members, so you simply need to sign up, pay and go.

Show of the Month Club
332 Congress St.
Boston, MA 02210
(617) 423-3400

Maine Outdoor Adventure Club

Founded in 1989, the Maine Outdoor Adventure Club (MOAC) has more than 1,000 active members. With bases in Portland and Bangor, MOAC operates year-round. Events range from local events such as weekly beach walks and indoor rock climbing to ski weekends and multiple-day backpacking trips around Maine. As of 2010, annual membership cost $15. Members are given priority signup for trips and enjoy discounts at a variety of stores, ski resorts and local fitness facilities. The MOAC website details an event calendar for each month, and trips include activities such as hiking, mountain biking, rafting, kayaking and canoeing. MOAC is a social travel club geared at budget and outdoor travelers. Singles, couples and families are all welcome.

Maine Outdoor Adventure Club
P.O. Box 11255
Portland, ME 04104
(207) 775-6622

Adventure Club

Operating out of Atlanta, Adventure Club is a social and travel club for singles and couples. Membership requires a one-time activation fee, which in 2010 was $35 for a single and $60 for two people (friends, dating or married). Adventure Club operates year-round and provides a variety of get-togethers in the Atlanta area as well as full-scale domestic and international trips. Sample trips include whitewater rafting, a weekend in Georgia's Alpine Helen, Caribbean cruises, beach weekends, ski resort getaways and more. The travel club also organizes one-day events such as trips to music festivals, canoe trips and hikes. In order for club members to get to know each other better, Adventure Club hosts a monthly mingle event in Atlanta.

Adventure Club
8343 Roswell Road, Suite 190
Atlanta, GA 30350
(770) 642-1038

Article Written By Heather Carreiro

Heather Carreiro is a certified English teacher who has been writing since 2008. The editor of Matador Abroad, her work has appeared online at BootsnAll, Matador Network, GoNOMAD, Journey Beyond Travel and Expat Women. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in linguistics and Middle Eastern studies from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and is pursuing a Master of Arts in English at Bridgewater State University.

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