Travel Bears

Missouri State alumni and friends are invited to travel the world and all its wonders. The Alumni Association Travel Bears program presents destinations designed to fuel curiosity and expand global perspectives in the company of fellow Bears.

Current trip opportunities are posted below. Discover additional group travel adventures offered by our expert travel partner, AHI.

Travel Bear questions can be directed to Debbie Branson at 417-836-5654 or DebbieBranson@MissouriState.edu.


Sept. 23-27, 2021

The Ryder Cup in Kohler Wisconsin

Attend the Ryder Cup and watch 24 of the best players from the United States and Europe go head-to-head in match play competition. You’ll spend three days watching incredible drives and miraculous putts at Whistling Straits Golf Course in Kohler, Wisconsin.

Oct. 12-20, 2021

Italy’s Lake District

Experience northern Italy’s unforgettable lake district, where sparkling lakes mirror the hills and slopes of the Alpine foothills. Indulge in seven nights in Stresa by Lake Maggiore and spend your days cruising blue lakes and exploring islands, lakeside towns and Milan. Learn northern Italian cuisine secrets during a cooking lesson, and witness Leonardo’s extraordinary “The Last Supper.”

June 1-9, 2022

The Charm of the Amalfi Coast

Let Italy’s Amalfi Coast dazzle you with its unending splendors and honored history. Enjoy seven nights in Vietri sul Mare and explore charming seaside villages, including Ravello, Amalfi, Positano and Sorrento! Unravel history in Pompeii, Herculaneum and Paestum, visit a rural farm and experience vibrant Naples! Your Italian daydreams will come to life on this handcrafted journey!

August 7-14, 2022

Alaskan Heritage & Wildlife

Discover Alaska’s breathtaking landscapes, fascinating history and abundant wildlife on a seven-night journey featuring stays in Anchorage and Denali National Park! Encounter storied history in world-class museums, visit friendly communities and search for remarkable wildlife! Enjoy visits to a working kennel and a reindeer farm, and witness jaw-dropping views during a spectacular train journey and scenic cruise.