Destination Debut

Rediscover a world of adventure with the Traveling Owls!

Start planning for fantastic journeys in 2023 at Destination Debut! Learn more about these can’t-miss experiences, ask questions and get insider advice directly from tour operators and our insurance partner, and chat with the brilliant Rice faculty who are hosting trips next year.

Refreshments will be served, including passed appetizers, food stations and beer and wine representing the destinations of our 2023 trips.

Destination Debut
Thursday, June 16
4–6 p.m.

Moody Center for the Arts
Central Gallery
6100 Main Street
Houston, TX 77005

(Registration has closed for this event. If you have questions, please contact Shannon Burnett at

Check out all of our planned trips for 2023, and opt-in to receive more Traveling Owls news by going to your Rice Portal communication preferences and selecting Traveling Owls from the Rice Alumni drop down menu.

Thank you to everyone who joined us for Destination Debut! First-time travelers and longtime friends had the opportunity to learn more about our 2022 trip lineup, talk directly with tour operators and attend a special virtual wine-tasting featuring drinks from around the world.

Watch recordings of the week’s events in the playlist below. Find more videos by clicking the three-bar icon in the top right of the video screen and opening the playlist.

Traveling Owls

The Rice Alumni Traveling Owls program serves as a catalyst for lifelong learning and strengthens bonds between Rice University alumni and friends. With a commitment to education, engagement, exploration and excellence, the Traveling Owls program is designed to create exciting intellectual itineraries unlike any other travel opportunities, while sustaining enthusiasm for knowledge and building relationships among fellow Owls.