Our general meetings occur every 2nd Tuesday, since March 2012 (except twice--note that we are NOT meeting in June 2013). We get to know each other through informal discussions at our general meetings, and through local trips and adventures, sometimes arranged at our general meetings. We talk as a group for about an hour, then break into smaller groups, at other tables, to discuss specific destinations and share travel photos. ~~~ We've been discussing destinations for bigger trips, comparing travel preferences, and sharing what's worked and not worked in our varied travel experiences--and, very importantly, developing friendships! This meeting is free, but please come prepared to buy at least a beverage ($2) so that we can continue to be welcome to take up space at this wonderful Palo Alto landmark cafe. Prolific Oven (downtown Palo Alto) has sweets and beverages only (in the evening), but you can bring a sandwich, if you are hungry, they won't mind. (Note that MeetUp website maps are not always accurate, it's a good idea to google directions on your own as well, if this is your first time. Meetup website seems to want to direct us to a different prolific oven; this one is in downtown Palo Alto - 550 Waverley Street, 94301).