About Us

What we do...

At Grab Your Group & GO!, we specialize in designing shared experiences that are transformative. Whether you are traveling to Broadway or Botswana, we create opportunities for you and your group (or you and our group) to connect on a deeper and more meaningful level. We carefully curate shows, events, excursions and destinations that amplify lives and cultivate connections. We strive to move beyond the day to day and live life just a bit out of bounds – because really that’s where the magic happens. Once outside of our routines, we are able to listen, share, be vulnerable and connect with family, friends, our community and the world beyond.

Grab Your Group & GO! was founded in 2015 with the goal of inspiring more New Yorkers to immerse themselves in more of what New York City had to offer more often. Since then, we have grown into a full service boutique travel & experience company. We enhance your experience by making it effortless. We simplify the event ticket purchase, so all you have to do is show up for a night at the theater or an immersive tour around town with our group. You’ll engage with old friends, form new friendships and all of the planning is done for you.

We simplify the travel experience in the same way. Join the group for one of our fully masterminded effortless expeditions or work with us to custom craft the vacation experience of your dreams for your group. Either way, we manage the details so that you can fully immerse yourself in shared moments and unforgettable transformative experiences in destinations around the world. You will return home Reinvigorated, Refreshed and Reconnected, with memories that you will treasure for a lifetime.

Life is better when experienced with a group. Let's GO!

Who we are...

Linda Taft MacKinnon - Founder & Chief Inspiration Officer

Life philosophy: figure out what you love to do and do more of that with all of the enthusiasm you can conjure. Grab Your Group & GO! was founded on and continues to embrace this very principle. 

I love the performing arts, I love planning, I love collecting experiences and connecting others, and I LOVE NYC! But in 2015, I found myself living in NYC and only going once a year to the theater on the Friday after Thanksgiving. Why was I not taking more advantage of all that NYC has to offer? This question must have resonated with my fellow New Yorkers and our group ballooned from 40 to nearly 1000 active participants. 

Via Grab Your Group & GO!, I derive an outsize proportion of joy from inspiring my fellow New Yorkers to join me at the theater or around NYC on a regular basis as we immerse ourselves in various art forms, gain new perspectives and forge new relationships along the way. The constellation of human connections that have been formed since the founding of Grab Your Group & GO! has been an absolute gift. Every experience we offer is exponentially better when experienced with the group. 

As a long time intrepid traveler and wide eyed travel enthusiast, I embrace this same philosophy in the travel space – inspiring members of the group to explore new places and seek out adventure infused forms of experiential travel that change perspectives, create lasting memories, and forge new connections. We will have so much fun planning your next transporting adventure for you to Grab YOUR Group & GO!.

Stacie Julian - Co Founder & Travel Advisor

I have a passion for meticulous organization, exhaustive research and attention to detail, all essential skills to be both a Travel Advisor and Linda’s Co-Founder at Grab Your Group & GO!.

I love every minute of masterminding custom itineraries and elevated events that maximize opportunities for meaningful connection. I love taking the burden of planning off of you, and letting it land on our shoulders. I love sharing in these experiences with the group in destinations near and far. And I love everything there is about travel.

I didn’t travel much growing up. As an adult I made up for lost time with vacations and business trips throughout Europe, North America and Asia. I enthusiastically immerse myself in destinations by tasting the local food, exploring the culture and getting to know the people. I savor connecting with the world and collecting authentic experiences wherever I go.

The experience of travel elevates the soul in the same way as an emotional moment in a darkened Broadway theater, watching the sun set into the ocean or adopting a dog in need. These experiences are transformative on their own, but better when shared with your group.