SOBER VACATIONS FAQ

COMMON QUESTIONS

  • Is it just people in recovery?
As we are a sober travel agency, we can offer trips that other travel agencies cannot – specifically trips that are geared towards the sober traveler.  
  • Can I bring my spouse or significant other if they drink?

You are absolutely allowed to bring your spouse/partner if they are not sober.  We are not the alcohol police, and have not yet had an instance where someone’s drinking caused a problem for the group. 

  • Do I have to pay all at once?

You do not. We ask for a deposit when you make your reservation. Once confirmed, you’ll receive an email with a personalized link to your reservation.  At any point, you can make payments to your account, or you can pay it all off at once.  As long as the trip is paid off 90 days before your departure, you can pay at whatever pace you are comfortable with. 

  • Is it All-inclusive?

Usually. If it is an All-Inclusive trip, we will indicate such. 

  • What does All-Inclusive mean? 

All-inclusive means food, drinks, activities and entertainment are included in the cost of your trip. Gratuities are not included, however.

  • How long have you been around?

 We’ve been in operation as a sober travel agency since 1987.

  • What’s your favorite baseball team?

 Los Angeles Dodgers! Is there any other?

  • Do you offer transfers? 

 For most trips, yes.

  • How do I get there? 

 You arrange your flights yourself and bear in mind that most destinations/hotels have standard check-in times of between 3p – 4p and check out between 10a – 11a.

  • Can you book my flights?

Sadly, we cannot book your flights. Your flights are your responsibility.

  • What if I don’t have a roommate? 

That’s okay.  We have been successfully matching roommates using our patent-pending roommate matching technology since 1987. In 35 years, we’ve only had eight fatalities out of over 8,000 matches. Which translates to over a 99% satisfaction rate!  

  • I have dietary restrictions? Are there options for me? 

We do not control the culinary options on any of our trips. So, each vacation will be different, but we generally choose resorts and experiences that offer a wide range of quality food. That usually includes options for people with even the most restrictive diets. 

  • Are there meetings? 

Yes! We describe our trips as a vacation…with meetings. On our Sober Village there are 5 scheduled meetings each day. On other trips, there are usually between 1-3 meetings a day. If you are on a trip, and you want to start a meeting, you are free to do so.  We just ask that it not conflict with any of our scheduled meetings. 

  • Is attendance at the meetings mandatory?

Absolutely not! Meeting attendance is at your discretion.

upcoming destinations

Sober Village Nayarit

The Mexican Riviera!

Sober Alaska Cruise

The Last Frontier Round trip from Seattle, Washington

Sober Rhine River Cruise

From Amsterdam to Basel, Switzerland

Royal Hideaway Playacar

Sober Fiesta Playa Del Carmen

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  • I have dietary restrictions? Are there options for me? 

We do not control the culinary options on any of our trips. So, each vacation will be different, but we generally choose resorts and experiences that offer a wide range of quality food. That usually includes options for people with even the most restrictive diets. 

  • Are there meetings? 

Yes! We describe our trips as a vacation…with meetings. On our Sober Village there are 5 scheduled meetings each day. On other trips, there are usually between 1-3 meetings a day. If you are on a trip, and you want to start a meeting, you are free to do so.  We just ask that it not conflict with any of our scheduled meetings. 

  • Is attendance at the meetings mandatory?

Absolutely not! Meeting attendance is at your discretion.

  • How many people go on the trip? 

Depends on the trip. Our Sober Villages have between 450-700 people! Some trips are smaller, more intimate experiences.

  • Do I have to be Covid-19 vaccinated to go on a Sober Vacations trip?

We adhere to the policies of the destination to which we are traveling – if it is their policy that incoming travelers be vaccinated then we adhere to those recommendations. We do not set the policies for each destination, that is determined by their individual governments.