Summer Trip 2019: Brela, Croatia


The big summer getaway

We’ve been doing summer trips for a few years now. Our first was in 2016 at Canyon Lake, Texas. We rented a pontoon boat and an entire campground complete with pavilions, grills and nearly an acre of space for tents. What followed was a weekend of fun, music, food, drinks, conversation and connection with people from all over the state. Since then, the Thinkers & Drinkers has grown, and so have our summer trips. In 2018 we rented two villas in Ibiza and 19 people from all around the world converged there for an amazing week of fun in the Spanish sun.

This year we hope to make our summer trip just as amazing of an experience, if not better. We’ve rented an entire building of flats just footsteps from the beach in the beautiful town of Brela, Croatia. Our house can hold up to 21 people, and this year we’ll be including some extras in the trip to make it even more stress-free and fun for everyone. Here are the details.


17 - 24 August (Saturday to Saturday)


$499 USD is your portion of the cost of this trip. Special rates will be available to Patreon members and Organizers. Remember, we’re a non-profit club. The money we make on trips like this pay for our costs throughout the year.


Brela, Croatia. We’ve rented an entire villa, containing three separate apartments, just footsteps from the beautiful crystal clear waters of the Adriatic Sea. Our building has three flats, all with their own kitchens, multiple bathrooms, ocean view balconies and plenty of room to sleep and relax. Across all three flats we’ve got room for up to 21 people.

Check out this link to see one of the flats and get an idea for the space:

What’s included:

Lodging, Transportation and Food

With your payment of $499 USD, you are securing your spot in the villa, as well as ground transportation during the trip, and we’re throwing in groceries during the week as well. We’ve already made arrangements to have the entire house to ourselves, as well as have two 9-passenger vans for the duration of our stay for day trips and other events. Transportation to and from the Airport are included, as long as you can get there around the same time as our organizers. We’re including a 500 EUR grocery budget to stock the fridges of the flats twice during the trip to make sure that everyone has all the essentials to eat and snack throughout the week.

nearby activities:

Brela is a beautiful, but small town. Don’t worry though, there are a huge number of great activities to get into while we’re there. We’ll have several activities reserved and paid for in advance (additional costs will apply), or you can just go and do on a whim as you see fit. Here are just a few ideas to peak your interest:

  • Hiking in Biokovo National Park

  • Farmhouse dinner featuring a local meal called Peka

  • Parasailing / Stand up Paddleboarding

  • Jetski Rentals

  • Snorkeling / Scuba Lessons

  • Day boat charter, island hopping and catered lunch

  • Local boardwalk with beachside cafes, bars, restaurants

  • Day Trips to Dubrovnik (King’s Landing) or Split

  • White water rafting / cave diving

  • Dinner cruise in Omis

  • Sunset castle hike in Omis

  • … and of course facilitated Thinkers conversations with people from all around the world

Why should you go:

This is going to be an amazing trip, and one you don’t want to miss. Our members make our trips unforgettable! We will gather ~20 Thinkers from across all five of our locations worldwide and bring them to our beachside villa for a week full of conversation, food, drink, fun and travel. Act fast and make sure that you understand all our disclosures below. Also be sure to check out the gallery at the bottom of this page from last year’s summer trip. You’ll probably see some familiar faces back for this year!

if interested, simply sign up via your regional meetup page or send an email to:

Dear Ian, Thank you for one of the best weeks of my life.
— Julia, 2018 Ibiza Trip


  • You are only confirmed for the trip once you have paid your share (via PayPay only) and have read and understand the disclosures below.

  • We always strive to make our trips both fun and safe, but if you come, please know that you are doing so at your own risk. We are a nonprofit -501(c)7- club, and claim no liability for injuries or damage to your personal property while on this trip. We’ll take care of the organizing, you take care of yourself, and this trip will surely be unforgettable!

  • We only accept payments in USD via PayPal.

  • Once confirmed for the trip, we will communicate via what’sapp, so please install the app on your phone if you haven’t already.

  • Arrive and Depart via Split Airport (approximately 1 hour from Brela).

  • Your transportation from the airport to the villa is on us if you arrive within a few hours of our organizers. We will post our flight arrival times in the group once we have our flights booked (no later than March). Your transportation to the Airport is covered for the last day (unless you leave very early).

  • A full agenda / itinerary with all trip details will be published and shared starting in April.

  • This trip, like all Thinkers trips, will be open to Patreons ( and organizers first. The trip will open to all meetup members no later than 1 April.

  • Cancellations will be accepted up to 90 days in advance of trip for a full refund. Cancellations within 90 days of trip will be on a case-by-case basis and may not be qualified for a refund.

Video and media from last year’s Ibiza trip: