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.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Finding Travel Companions

Many people in the club are single and are looking for companions for trips. I am starting a new service of putting such travelers in touch with one another. If you wish to participate, send me an e-mail telling me what you are looking for in a travel companion, such as only males or females, a non-smoker or someone more interested in cultural trips than adventure travel, etc. Also tell me what countries you wish to visit and I will post the names of these countries on this site so that interested parties may respond. Also, if you are particularly interested in something such as snorkeling, as I am, or hiking where the destination is not so important, let me know that. I will not put any names on this site, but will keep it confidential until such time as I put the two parties in direct contact.

Any suggestions you may have on how to handle this new service will be greatly appreciated. My email is


Middle aged woman, non-smoker, seeks only female companions for travel in US, Panama Canal and Antarctica. Available for travel any time.

Older woman seeks male or female non-smoking companions for cultural or snorkeling trips. Open to any ideas and dates.

Senior female, retired teacher, interested in cultural travel to Scotland, Ireland, Switzerland, Italy and possibly Hawaiian Islands, with females.   (Johnson)

Middle aged female, non-smoker, seeks female companion (mid-40s to early 60s) for cultural travel in US (New England), Italy, France, Japan, Spain, UK.    (Hummel)