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.

Nov. 18-21, 2021

Football Weekend in Las Vegas

Cheer on the Missouri State Bears as they take on the Dixie State Trailblazers. Join fellow Bears for a weekend of fun, food and Missouri State football! This exclusive trip includes game tickets, two nights in Las Vegas, and one night in St. George, Utah. Let’s Go Bears!

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.

July 13-18, 2022

The Open Championship: St. Andrews, Scotland

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

Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta

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.