Social adventures in food, culture, travel and more for singles, couples and everyone in between! You don't have to be a gourmet cook to join, just have an appreciation for quality food, a desire to explore other cultures and a willingness to risk warm, social connections!
Do you appreciate all things food: dinner parties, group cooking, food walking tours, wine tastings, Happy Hours and ethnic dining?
But then, we are not just about food, wine and dining. What else do ethnic foodies like to do?
Do you enjoy learning about other cultures and attending cultural events: music, dance, movies, theater, festivals...just to name a few?
Do you look forward to the adventures of travel: day and weekend trips, local, and maybe even some domestic and international destinations?
Do you like being physically active: biking, hiking, kayaking, roller skating, camping or anything else? Have you wanted to try laughter yoga, zumba, spinning classes, dancing lessons or some other activity on your bucket list?
~Okay, you don't have to like them all or want to try them all...but do come check us out!
While we will do some similar events as other groups, my goal in starting this group is to bring people together who are willing to "think outside the box". I was a starving, self-supporting, adult college student for many years and had very little money for much of anything then, and for a long time afterwards. I loved ethnic dining but could no longer afford to eat out, so I started an ethnic dinner group called "Global Gourmet".
I also loved to travel but had to prioritize my meager resources, so I learned how to travel low-budget. I learned to barter and negotiate for most of the things I wanted and needed.
I would like to resurrect these and many other unique ideas and share them with you, especially now, during challenging economic times. On the flip side, not everything will be low-budget, as my hope is to have something for everyone! And, an occasional splurge is good for the spirit!
I love the Meetup concept and the opportunity to share these events with you and most of all, the opportunity to get to know you better! I also love hearing about your ideas for potential meetups and appreciate your interest and involvement. I have made many genuine friends in Meetup and want to expand the circle even further!
We are constantly creating new and innovative events and are always on the lookout for interesting things to do. This is where you can help! Do you have space to accommodate 8 to 12 people for dinner, a movie, a game night or some other event? Contact me using the "Contact" feature on the left side of the website to share your ideas or let me know you have space and I will happily offer ideas for you to consider! And then, come join us for yet another amazing adventure in fun!
A few notes...joining is easy, but I do ask for a few simple things!
1) I do require appropriate mug shots of all our members. Your primary photo should be a clear, current, solo photo of yourself.
Your current photo assists the organizer and fellow group members to easily identify you at a meetup. Since many of our events are based in private homes, your photo offers some reassurance to those who are willing to open their hearts and their homes to you.
If you wish to discuss your reasons for not posting a photo on Meetup, please feel free to contact me and let's see if there's something we can work out.
2) You must sincerely enjoy hanging out with people of a variety of ages and cultural backgrounds and be willing to risk making warm, heartfelt connections...and there's a pretty good chance, you'll probably learn something new and interesting along the way. ;)
"It's valuable to surround yourself with like-minded people who promote positivity, offer perspective, and reflect back to you the things that are most important in your life." ~ Chrissy Carter