“Their stories of the open road stretch across continents and wend their way over distant plains. Forget the first-class ticket, matching luggage or reservations at the Ritz. These travelers are far more likely to load a spare set of clothes in a backpack, fly stand-by and seek out a cheap bed at a hostel or sleep beneath the stars. Many TC types have been known to buy a one-way fare to the other side of the world and, with the help of odd jobs, work their way back home over the course of several months. On the way they earn a wealth of experiences and outrageous tales.”
from Globetrotters’ Gathering Place by Gayle Worland. Special to The Washington Post. Friday, July 31, 1998; Page N11
Throughout human history we have always told each other stories. The Traveler’s Circle is a way for people to make connections by storytelling. In a Traveler’s Circle event, people gather to tell stories about their travels and encounters with wildlife and fellow humans. From it’s origins at the original Traveler’s circle in Washington, D.C., the idea continues to expand!
Chimp-n-Sea (CnS) hosts The Traveler’s Circle (tc), a free wildlife and travel storytelling gathering that meets in Washington, DC, in Baltimore, and in Vermont. The gathering, which is over fifteen years old, attracts 35-55 people per month. Come join us to hear fascinating stories about adventures in traveling and wildlife as well as to meet some rather interesting people. All are welcome and invited to share some of your own stories.
The Traveler’s Circle: Washington, D.C.
- Often meets the first Wednesday of every month, 6:30-10:00pm (show up/leave whenever)…but please email Mark to see when the next meeting is: email@example.com
- The Kabab House, 1108 K Street, NW, 3 blocks north of Metro Center, across the street from the Washington International Hostel.
The Traveler’s Circle: Baltimore, MD
- Meets at the Baltimore Hostel…stay tuned for details and email Mark to see when the next meeting is: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Traveler’s Circle: Johnson, Vermont
- Please email Mark to see when the next meeting is: email@example.com
- We meet about an hour east of Burlington…
All are welcome! Contact CnS if you’d like to start your own Traveler’s circle or if you’d like to receive or contribute stories to our free email newsletter.
In the DC Area? Download one of our posters and post it at your job or hang out spot.