No Reservations Travel Club

Location: Sacramento, California, United States

Started as a club for budget and independent travelers, we have been in existence since July, 2001. We meet at 7:00 pm the first Tuesday of each month, in alternate months February through December, at the Arcade Public Library Community Room, 2443 Marconi Avenue. We no longer meet monthly because the library no longer sponsors us and the booking rules for the community room made the change necessary. The meetings feature a speaker, plus time for exchanging information within the group. There are no membership dues. The second Tuesday of the alternate months between meetings, we have dinner at an ethnic restaurant. Each summer we have a potluck dinner at my home. In 2005 I added club tours to our activities and they have been very successful. To be added to the e-mail list, or for further information, contact Judith Anshin by e-mail at and please put "travel club" in the subject line.

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

August Meeting

Our August meeting is Tuesday, August 6th at 7 pm at the Arcade Library Community Room, 2443 Marconi Ave.  Our presenter is Laurie Friedman and her program is entitled "Madagascar and the very, very cute lemurs".  This is a very interesting island off the east coast of Africa, so don't miss it.

Saturday, June 09, 2018

Best Air Fare source

For many years I have been asked about the best place to get good air fares.   I have been flying business class for more than 15 years now, and I have had the best success with Nick Algier at Alpha Flight Guru.  He books all classes of service, economy, executive economy, business and first class.  I have sent more than 20 people to him over the years and everyone has been extremely happy and been repeat customers.  Even with economy he has gotten friends better prices and connections than anyone else.
His phone contact numbers are:  direct line:  650-763-3486 and toll free: 800-359-5175, X 120.  He is on the east coast, so be aware of the time differences.
Please tell him I have recommended him to you!

Thursday, August 03, 2017

A great travel agency

Some of you will remember Gina Morovati of Northstar Cruises from her presentation to us in April, 2016.  I booked a cruise with her on Crystal to sail from Dubai to Cape Town, and she did an amazing job for me.  The best part, apart from the thousands of dollars in discounts and ship board credits she got me, was being upgraded to a suite with a butler!  My travel companion and I are so anxious to begin our journey in a suite on a newly refurbished ship. While you can't expect an uncommon upgrade such as this each time, she will help you get the best bang for your bucks!

Her web site is and she books much more than just cruises, so give her a call and tell her I recommended her.  I don't get any commission, just the satisfaction of knowing you will be in great hands for whatever trip you book.  Email me at if you have any questions.

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Looking for Snorkelers

Another club member and I are doing a snorkeling trip to Palau in April, 2019.  The snorkeling in these places is outstanding, from people I know who have been, so I am inviting anyone else who might be interested to join us.
Contact to get information on the trip.  It would be fun for a small group of us from No Reservations to be on the trip together!

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Easter Island

A retired female traveler is looking for someone to travel with her to Easter Island in 2018.  If you are interested, contact me, Judith Anshin, at the email address on this blog, and I will put you in touch with her.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Snorkeling Etc. warning

If you are thinking of booking a snorkel trip with Wendy Simon and Snorkeling Etc. you would be wise to contact me first for some important information about them.  Email me at

Monday, June 13, 2016

M/V Carpe Vita and Snorkeling, etc.

If you are thinking of booking a trip to the Maldives with Snorkeling, etc. or sailing on the M/V Carpe Vita, email me to enquire about my experience with them.  I'm happy to share with you.