Heart of Travel's 7th Anniversary Party!

      Sacramento, CA, USA

      Heart of Travel
      • Facebook verified
      91 reviews
      Sep 23, 2023
      Group size: 1 - 110
      Heart of Travel's 7th Anniversary Party!
      Sacramento, CA, USA

      Heart of Travel
      • Facebook verified
      91 reviews

      Sep 23, 2023
      Group size: 1 - 110

      About this trip

      We couldn't be more thrilled to invite you to our first in-person party post-pandemic! Mark your calendars for September 23rd in Sacramento as we come together for a beautiful celebration. It's a time to reunite, share laughter, and create beautiful memories with our incredible travel community. We're eager to reconnect with each and every one of you, as well as meet a few new faces! Even better, a few of our team members will be flying to join in on the celebrations and get to spend time with you!

      Celebrating 7 Years of Adventure and Connection

      It's time to bring our incredible community of travelers together under one roof to commemorate 7 years of incredible journeys, lifelong friendships, enriching learning experiences, and our commitment to supporting small business development in Latin America. This event is a tribute to all the remarkable memories we've created together and we wanted to throw this party to give us all the chance to just reconnect, reminisce on past trips, and get excited about all the future adventures we'll have together. We hope to see you there. 

      Where: Midtown's Cantina Alley

      When: 5-8 PM, September 23, 2023

      What to Expect at the Event

      🎵 Live Music and Entertainment: We'll have Sergio Serrano, a fabulous guitarist and vocalist local to Sacramento, who specializes in a mix of acoustic Latin Covers playing to tap into Latin America through all our senses! We're also excited to have a live-action painting done by the talented Luis Miguel Sosa, adding an artistic touch to our celebration. This piece will also be raffled off at the end of the night.

      🎁 Raffle and Prizes: Join and shop our raffle for a chance to win fantastic prizes including big savings on travel with Heart. Psst, it's for a good cause! Read all about it below.

      🌮 Drinks and Food: Your ticket gets you a plate of 3 premium tacos (veg/vegan options available) and 2 beverages (both alcoholic and non-alcoholic options available) that will remind you of the incredible flavors that are found throughout Latin America.

      ✈️ Learn About 2024 Travel Opportunities: Chat with one of the Heart of Travel team members about upcoming trips and get ready to start planning your next adventure. 

      📸 Photo Opp: The very talented, Allie Jorde, will be in attendance and the party snapping photos of the event. Feel free to ask for a photo or two! We will be sharing a gallery with party attendants the week following the party.

      🐶 Donation to the People & Pets Project: Each entrance ticket includes an automatic donation to the People & Pets Project. Read more about them below!

      Supporting a Worthy Cause

      Our party holds an even greater purpose as all proceeds will go to the non-profit organization, the People & Pets Project, formerly known as Changing the Streets. This incredible organization has expanded its initiatives throughout the states of California and Georgia and is preparing to make a positive impact in Guatemala in 2024, alongside Heart of Travel. The One Health Clinics they host align with our values, benefiting communities where our local guides reside. Founder Janet Hendrickson will be in attendance at the event to shed light on their mission and accomplishments!

      Raffle Items

      • $1000 Heart of Travel Gift Card 
      • $500 Heart of Travel Gift Card 
      • Two Tickets to Candlelight Concerts: A Tribute to Taylor Swift at the California Railroad Museum on November 17th, 2023 
      • Luis Miguel’s Art Piece 
      • Mike Petzold’s Print 
      • South of West Hat 
      • Bottle of Zacapa Rum 
      • Heart of Travel Fanny Pack 

      Mark your calendars and spread the word – this is a party you won't want to miss. Let's come together to revel in the spirit of adventure, friendship, and giving back. Stay tuned for updates as we finalize the details.

      Thank you for being part of our journey. We can't wait to see you on September 23rd!


      Chelsea & The Heart of Travel Team

      What’s included

      • 3 Premium Tacos
        Vegetarian & Vegan options available
      • 2 Beverages
        Selection of both alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks
      • Raffle Tickets
        Chances to win a item from our raffle, including big savings on trips with Heart and a one of kind piece of art by Luis Miguel Sosa
      • Live Music
        Private Concert by Sergio Serrano
      • Donation
        Each entry ticket includes an automatic donation to the People & Pets Project

      Available Packages

      Virtual Raffle Tickets

      Can't attend the event in person but want to support the fundraiser and possibly take home an exciting prize? Get 25 virtual raffle tickets or "entries" in the raffle for a chance to win an exciting prize! If you'd like to purchase additional raffle tickets you can add them on at check-out. 

      General Admission

      Ticket includes: 3 Premium tacos, 2 drinks, 15 raffle tickets, and an automatic donation to the People & Pets Project.

      Just A Drink & Donation

      Don't have time to hang out all night? Snap our "Just A Drink + Donation" ticket to come say "Hi" and hang out with Heart! The ticket includes entrance, live music, one drink, and 8 raffle tickets.

      Kid's Ticket (Ages 10 - 16)

      3 premium tacos, 1 non-alcoholic beverage, 10 Raffle Tickets for Kids' Raffle, and an automatic donation to the People & Pets Project.

      1 Drink

      1 drink 


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      Heart of Travel
      91 reviews
      The Heart of Travel was born out of a deep-rooted love and passion for travel, art, history, food, nature, culture and adventure as well as a call to give back to the communities and people that had already provided us with so much. The travel industry has long been bombarded with double decker tour busses, beach front resorts and cruise ships, often at the expense of the local communities. As a response to this failing system, we began a boutique travel company that allows clients to explore new places in an authentic and non-touristy way, offering travelers a more intimate and unique experience all while removing the stress and hassle of researching, planning, bargain hunting, reserving and more that goes along with planning a trip or vacation.


      Fantastic, custom-designed trip for our extended family vacation to Ecuador. Chiva is an incredible guide and maybe the nicest person in the universe, as were Carla (in Quito and other parts of the mainland) and Kari (on Galápagos). They were each so knowledgeable, flexible, responsive, professional and also FUN! Gustavo was involved in supporting our trip but unfortunately we only saw him briefly at the airport. Great drivers and other help from the extended team at Heart, even with questions about our flights home - absolutely above and beyond service. We learned so much, were inspired by amazing people and places, and had such a great time! This was our third trip with Heart and I'm already looking forward to the next one. THANK YOU CHELSEA AND TEAM!!!
      By Kathleen A for Ecuador: Exploring the Andes and the Galapagos Islands on Dec 05, 2023
      Nice shuttle ride to and from Lake Atitlán. Would recommend using Heart of Travel for transport needs. Well organized and good communication start to finish.
      By Deborah L for Custom Transportation Services: Deborah Loots on Nov 29, 2023
      This trip was well organized and offered a good look at realities of living in Cuba with the ongoing embargo of the country. The guides were knowledgeable, fun loving, and aided us in exploration of Cuba. I enjoyed the contrast of Havana and the Vinales valley. Our accommodations were good, the food we had was yummy, and all of this exceeded my expectations. I had needed a little help due to a foot injury and rather than cancel my trip I notified Chelsea. She set up an ox cart ride for me to save me from a walk and a carriage ride rather than riding a horse myself. The efforts to help me surpassed my expectations. I feel fortunate that the description of the trip attracted a great group of fellow travelers. This added to our experience in unexpected ways. Thank you for this eye opening opportunity to explore Cuba.
      By Karen K for Exploring the Island's Past, Present & Future on Nov 26, 2023
      The transportation coordination and services were excellent! We had a lot of modifications due to last minute change of plans and Heart of Travel could not have been more accommodating and gracious. Appreciate their professionalism and wouldn't hesitate to use them again!
      By Lisa D for Custom Transportation Services: Lisa Donahue on Nov 25, 2023
      This trip was beyond my wildesst expectations - it was so magical! A perfect blend between yoga, activity, culture, beauty, leisure, alone time, reflection, amazing food, connection. Suzanne is peace in human form and she cultivated one of the most spectacular experiences of my life! Thank you to all involved - I am forever grateful!
      By Catherine L for Custom Transportation Services: Catherine Lawrence on Nov 20, 2023
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      I just returned from a two week trip to Ecuador and the Galapagos. The trip was an incredible balance of learning, discovery, and recreation. Both the local guides and the Heart of Travel coordinator, Chiva, were excellent!!! The accommodations, food, and itinerary were fantastic. I will definitely travel with Heart of Travel again.
      By Lina A on 27 Jun, 2023
      I just completed the Oaxaca 2022 Did de Muertos Trip with Heart of Travel and it was amazing. Such a surreal and gratifying experience. Learned so much in regards to the culture and celebrations and customs of the local people and enjoyed learning about their traditions. Heart of Travel made this entire experience so enjoyable and well rounded with cultural immersion experiences. Great accommodation choices and knowledgeable local guides. Their use of local guides to share their knowledge and love for their traditions and home is a great learning experience. I have partake in several of their trips and would highly recommend not only this trip but any they have to offer. They defintiley take care of you. Would travel with them again!!
      By Olivia S on 22 Nov, 2022
      I’ve just returned home from 17 days on Heart of Travel’s first fabulous trip to Spain. We visited Barcelona, Granada, Malaga, Seville, and Madrid— not to mention side trips to the smaller towns of Ronda and Cordoba. Chelsea and Pam amazed me daily! Their ability to research artsy boutique hotels, small family owned businesses for us to experience, along with their attention to detail and ability to respond to glitches was impressive. I loved going into two homes for cooking classes with delightful women. Our guided tour through Sagrada Familia was a highlight as was spending time in Parque Guell in a Barcelona. I thoroughly enjoyed our kayak outing and would have liked to have done a city bike tour for a bit of variety and exercise too! We saw amazing citadels, mosques, cathedrals, and a bullring. Thank you ladies for organizing a wonderful tour and helping to create a “family” of fellow travelers.
      By Devan R on 03 Oct, 2022