Travel Bears

Missouri State alumni and friends are invited to travel the world and all its wonders. The Travel Bears program offers destinations to enjoy global trips in the company of fellow Bears.

If you have questions, email Greg Fansler or call 417-836-5654.

June 1-9, 2022

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!

July 13-18, 2022

Experience the oldest continuously run golf tournament in the world! Join Missouri State Travel Bears in celebration of the 150th Open Championship at the Birthplace of Golf, The old Course at St. Andrews, on the southeastern Scottish coast.

Sept. 30 - Oct. 5, 2022

Experience the vast New Mexico desert and celebrate the 2022 Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta! Enjoy two-day admission including Mass Ascension and Balloon Glow, Balloon Fiesta and a Flamenco dinner. Extend your stay and go a behind-the-scenes tour of Georgia O’Keefe’s Home Studio and more.

August 7-14, 2022

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.

Apr 20-27, 2023

Come get your slice of the good life on this Mediterranean cruise aboard Oceania Cruises’ Marina. This 7-night trip begins in beautiful Barcelona, known for unforgettable art, fine cuisine, and rich history.

August 8-18, 2023

Join us for an action-packed Alaskan adventure! Together we are reliving old memories and creating new ones on a 10-night cruise to Alaska, August 2023. Revel in the scenery of bears, sea otters, moose, and eagles. Test your luck at salmon sportfishing or kayak ocean bays with glacier views.