All YMCA Alumni members are automatically enrolled in the Travel Club.
The best way to travel?
You are invited to join the YMCA Alumni Travel Club for 2023 and 2024 adventures. The Travel Club is designed to provide members, their families and friends, the opportunity to enjoy group travel experiences at a reasonable cost, adding value and extended benefits to your YMCA Alumni membership.
Travel Club experiences are generally hosted by YMCA Alumni members, experienced travelers, who have worked hand-in-hand with Go Travel, our professional consultants, to choose and refine their tour. Our programs are conducted by respected international tour and cruise companies or by carefully chosen local YMCAs.
All of our trips are guaranteed to depart if booked with travel, tour and cruise companies regardless of the number of members and guests who register (except during times like we experienced during the recent pandemic).
Visit these pages often to learn about planned trips as they are announced. Watch for news in GOING PLACES, our Travel Club newsletter featured inside The Connection, our YMCA Alumni national newsletter, six times per year, on our YMCA Alumni Facebook page and in your chapter newsletter.
Don't delay. Register as early as possible to obtain the best rates and to be sure you have space reserved before the trip sells out.
Welcome and Bon Voyage
Read the most recent issue of
GOING PLACES, newsletter of the YMCA Alumni Travel Club
Objective: To provide YMCA Alumni members the opportunity to have travel experiences with past YMCA colleagues, families and friends at a reasonable cost. The Travel Club is managed by a committee authorized by the YMCA Alumni Board.
YMCA Alumni Travel Club Committee
Chair: Bill Hooson
Craig Altschul * Bill Ching
Chuck Dandridge * Shayna Ellovich
Margaret Fogarty * Don Macher * Patrick Murphy
Craig Schaefer * Charlotte Waters
Bob Cook, GO TRAVEL consultant
Travel Advisory; Summer 2023
Check your passport
It is now taking 10-13 weeks for non expedited passport applications and renewals. Expedited: 7-9 weeks and an extra $60.
Mailing times are not included in processing times. Processing times only include the time your application is at one of our passport agencies or centers. The total time to get your passport includes both processing and mailing times. It may take up to 2 weeks for applications to arrive by mail at a passport agency or center, and up to 2 weeks for you to receive a completed passport in the mail after it is printed. Consider the total time it will take to receive your passport when you are booking travel.
Your passport needs to be valid for 6 months to prevent you from overstaying in a foreign country. Suppose your passport expires during your travels, then you are left without a way to return home until you receive an emergency travel document. To avoid this from happening, most countries have imposed the six-month passport validity” rule. You will be denied boarding.
Check your passport now. --GO TRAVEL