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Special Event: 7-Day Caribbean Cruise with 3 Mayan Temple Photography Adventures

We will sail out of HOUSTON (Yaah no airline costs this time!) for a round trip tour of Belize, Roatan and Cozumel.

 

Before our bags were even unpacked from the HoustonPhotowalks Alaskan Cruise, we were already underway planning our next big adventure.  Dancing Moon Travel did such an awesome job that we have invited them back to help us organize our biggest adventure yet: a Mayan Temple tour in the Caribbean!

We have a special web site set up to get you started.  There's even details for your "non-photographer" significant other so they can have a wonderful vacation too.  Check out the web site at:

http://Mayan2013.HoustonPhotowalks.com


 

 

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  • Bill M.

    I guess we were lucky

    January 31, 2014

    • Joe L.

      There is pretty much always a group of people that gets sick. Key is to not join in (keep hands clean, etc). Don't want to join in the sick festivities.

      January 31, 2014

  • Cheryl N.

    Did you see today's paper? Joe did a super job of planning - no fog for us!

    1 · December 31, 2013

    • Cheryl N.

      Dense fog caused departure & arrival delays of 4 to 24 hours. It affected three if the seven sailings from the new terminal.

      December 31, 2013

    • Joe L.

      Oh man, ya glad we had a nice clear day for our exit.

      December 31, 2013

  • Angie D.

    I did not go. It says I did; I wish I did. Next year I will need roommate so I can go.

    December 28, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    What amazing photos you all posted! I enjoyed every one of them. I'm going on this same cruise Jan. 25th but I won't have such a fun group to be with...and I won't get any photography classes! Maybe next time...

    December 28, 2013

  • Angie D.

    I am really loving all the photos! They are excellent!!!! I wanted to go so bad. I need to meet a roommate so next year I can go. I need to start going to meetings.

    2 · December 7, 2013

    • Joe L.

      Angie, some of our single travelers have already found roommates for next year, so might want to get started. :)

      1 · December 8, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Angie, keep me in mind for next year. I wanted to go but was in Arizona for Thanksgiving, etc. with my kids.

      December 28, 2013

  • Steve

    It was a great experience, met some new people, and had a great time. There are a few things I would change here and there but overall I really enjoyed the event.

    December 12, 2013

  • Bill M.

    We had a great time. Met some great people and just had a good time. Special thanks to Joe for Photo classes. He's got vast amount of knowledge.

    3 · December 11, 2013

  • Irma F.

    We had a great time with everyone! My inlaws thoroughly enjoyed it too! Thank you Joe for organizing such a great trip!

    2 · December 11, 2013

    • Betty

      We enjoyed meeting Mike & Claudia. They are a hoot.

      1 · December 11, 2013

    • Irma F.

      Thanks, Betty-- yes, they are lots of fun!

      1 · December 11, 2013

  • Cheryl N.

    On this meetup there were several people who mentioned needing to learn Lightroom. Several years ago I took a course from PPSOP that really helped me. They have updated the course and it's starting on 1/10. Here's the link - http://ppsop.com/lrfe.aspx?utm_source=Copy+of+Copy+of+Copy+of+Jan+2014+b&utm_campaign=12%2F10&utm_medium=email

    December 11, 2013

  • Joe L.

    Hey, I just got an email that Kimber left the group. Anyone know why? Did she mention she was offended by something I said/did or anything ... or didn't have a good time? What a bummer. :(

    December 9, 2013

    • Angela

      I agree - She was saying how much fun she was having getting to know everyone. She even joined us for the evening shows. Bummer!

      1 · December 9, 2013

    • Joe L.

      Man, what a drag. I really hope she had fun and that something didn't happen that made her unhappy about the trip or the group. She had been to 17 meetups, and then this one, and then poof -- she's gone. Hopefully it wasn't because I accidently mispronounced uvula when complaining about my sore throat. I was also kinda hard on people that were making everyone else wait around on the bus. I take it kinda hard when long-time members with lots of previous events suddenly drop out unexpectedly. If anyone talks to her or runs into her at another event, tell her I noticed she left and hope she's not hurt or offended. thanks.

      December 9, 2013

  • Angela

    A great trip! For those that thought I never rest, today is a sloth day for me plus a little bit of a withdrawl from the daily patter. =D I had so much fun getting to know those on the trip and am looking forward to seeing everyone on another photowalk. Have fun!

    2 · December 8, 2013

    • Betty

      That was the first time I had danced in a long time. Thanks for being "The Includer". Hope to see you at a photowalk!

      2 · December 8, 2013

    • Angela

      Well, let's dust off those boots and not make it so long again. I'm always ready to go dancing...

      1 · December 9, 2013

  • Bob K.

    Had a great time!! Thanks to Pat and Joe. Can't wait until next year.

    1 · December 9, 2013

  • Syed B.

    The cruise was a lot better than i expected. Really enjoyed our vacation. Thank you Joe for organizing this up.

    3 · December 8, 2013

    • Betty

      Syed, I very much enjoyed meeting you and your wife. Both of you are so very gracious.

      1 · December 8, 2013

    • Syed B.

      Thank you Betty for your kind words.

      1 · December 9, 2013

  • Cheryl N.

    Simply fabulous! Thank you Joe and Pat.

    1 · December 9, 2013

  • Betty

    Well planned. Had a great time.

    1 · December 8, 2013

  • Betty

    I agree with Julia. I learned a lot from the classes. Thank you, Joe, Debi, and Darrel.

    1 · December 8, 2013

  • Julia S.

    I had a great time. I am very impressed with the energy this group brought especially my wonderful roommate Angela. Now seeing photos posted, I realized there are so much I need to learn and improve in terms of photography, which is not only seeing things, but also way photographer express through its lens. As a final note, Thank you, Joe for all those hard work….

    2 · December 8, 2013

  • Sabina

    We had a fantastic time! I could go on and on...

    1 · December 8, 2013

  • Lori H.

    Its not just the locations that make a vacation but the people you spend it with. Had a great time - thank you all!!

    4 · December 8, 2013

  • M. Scott F.

    One of the best vacations I have ever had.

    1 · December 8, 2013

  • Cheryl N.

    Had a fabulous time!

    2 · December 8, 2013

  • Debi

    Great Cruise, great companions, fun, sun and adult beverages from a deck chair.

    4 · December 8, 2013

  • Cindi

    Excellent cruise-great vacation!

    2 · December 7, 2013

  • Marty L.

    Had a great time! I can't wait til next year!

    1 · December 7, 2013

  • Betty

    I had a GREAT time, y'all!

    2 · December 7, 2013

  • Joe L.

    Well, that was fun.

    1 · December 7, 2013

    • Debi

      It's ok we're on vacation.

      1 · December 7, 2013

    • Joe L.

      True, but I could use the gas money.

      1 · December 7, 2013

  • Alcy N.

    Have a great time...can't wait to see joe's latest "get up"

    December 4, 2013

  • Dianna C.

    HAVE A TERRIFIC WONDERFUL SAFE TRIP EVERYONE..... can't wait to see all of the photo's when y'all return

    2 · November 29, 2013

  • Wayne B.

    Ya'll have fun now ya hear?

    1 · November 26, 2013

  • Cheryl N.

    Joe, Pat, I know that the tips for the ship are included in the price we paid,. What about tips for the tour guides? Trying to decide how much cash to take with me.

    1 · November 20, 2013

    • Joe L.

      Any amount would do. If you enjoyed yourself and the tour guide knocked it out of the park, a $5 tip for each person in your party would do the trick.

      November 20, 2013

  • Angie D.

    I want to go but I need a roommate.

    November 17, 2013

    • Joe L.

      Bit late for joining this trip. But stay tuned for next year's cruise. If we don't die in a freak shipwreck, we will have something to announce when we get back. Most of the details are set.

      1 · November 17, 2013

    • Diane B.

      "die in a freak shipwreak" yup just what I wanted to hear!

      November 18, 2013

  • JerryLee

    Joe, During the Cruise, What is the procedure for the inter-group communication? We had not planned to buy internet or phone service unless it is needed for photo group communication.

    November 17, 2013

    • Joe L.

      We are going old-school. On a few people's door will be a planner board that folks can check for updates. We will also be distributing the room numbers for everyone. The classes will be in the same room each day, and the excursion details will be distributed the day prior, probably at the start of dinner each night.

      1 · November 17, 2013

    • Joe L.

      Thanks Cynthia. LOTS of stuff will go wrong just like last year. Hopefully if Pat and I pull it off well enough, no one will notice. ;)

      November 17, 2013

  • Bill M.

    You can buy poncho at Academy for less.

    1 · November 6, 2013

  • Cheryl N.

    Luggage & Leather at Richmond and the Loop has two disposable ponchos for around 5 or 6 dollars. One poncho is a spare and the other is in a little bag with a hook to fasten to a belt loop, backpack, etc.

    2 · November 6, 2013

  • Orville B.

    My wife and I are going on this cruise. It is a belated 40th anniversary gift to each other and I booked the cruise as soon as Princess announced it was sailing from Houston. I hope to meet up with this group on ship and make new friends and share photo tips. We are frequent cruisers.

    1 · November 6, 2013

  • Joe L.

    Cynthia Clark, The Gonsers, and Stephen Pinn: Pat Hand is trying to get in touch with you but not getting replies to her emails. Please contact her (or me) sometime Fri Oct 11 -- or sooner. TIA

    October 10, 2013

    • Cindi

      done and completed.

      October 10, 2013

  • Cheryl N.

    Thinking about getting a Panasonic FZ200 to supplement my Canon. Do any of you have experience with this camera? Open to suggestions!

    1 · September 25, 2013

    • Cheryl N.

      I was trying to say, old camera has issues & is probably not worth fixing. While I would love another 7d (1) more than I want to spend and (2) too heavy. Unfortunately I don't have a muel to carry my gear -:(

      September 25, 2013

    • Cheryl N.

      I should go back to bed - mule, not muel!

      September 25, 2013

  • Joe L.

    Pat Hand occasionally posts info about our cruise on the official facebook group for this event. If you aren't a member yet, shoot me a facebook message so we can "friend", then I'll add you. This step is optional by the way, in case you're super paranoid about facebook. But Pat is super sweet, she isn't a stalker.

    August 30, 2013

  • Joe L.

    Hi Everyone. We have another "get to know you" meetup for our Mayan Photography Cruise, see http://www.meetup.com/HoustonPhotowalks/events/136381532 for details!

    August 24, 2013

    • Joe L.

      I wanna see more people signed up for our upcoming lunch. Last year folks said they really found these get-to-know-you events valuable and helped them enjoy their cruise more. We have 41 people signed up for the cruise but only 15 people signed up for lunch. Here's the link: http://www.meetup.com...­

      August 25, 2013

  • Debi

    Thought this was interesting for those who haven't cruised before.
    http://www.cruisecritic.com/articles.cfm?ID=1525&et_cid=758665&et_rid=17243493

    1 · June 20, 2013

    • Joe L.

      Flawless logic!

      1 · June 21, 2013

    • Angel

      I'm stealing all of Debi's memory cards!!!

      1 · August 22, 2013

  • Steve

    Anyone know what the current prices are?

    August 22, 2013

    • Joe L.

      The prices on the site above are mostly accurate within a few bucks. And I think the travel agent has reinstated the $100 HoustonPhotowalks.com member discount that shaves off an additional $100.

      August 22, 2013

  • Malini

    Hi Natasha! I am interested in being your roomie. Text me[masked]-1930. Yeah! Malini.

    1 · August 22, 2013

  • Malini

    Hi everyone! I am interesting in joining the trip and am looking for a roommate. Anyone know of anyone also looking? Would prefer to share a balcony suite.

    July 21, 2013

    • Natasha

      Hi Malibu, did you ever find a roommate or are you still interested in the cruise?

      August 21, 2013

    • Natasha

      Sorry!!!! Auto correct!!!! Should say hi Malini !! :-/

      August 21, 2013

  • Joe L.

    Hi Folks. The web site has been updated to include more class descriptions. Recently added are descriptions for "12 Ways to Improve Your Photography", "Composition Techniques", and "Building Art - Photographing Textures". You can see the workshop descriptions here: http://mayan2013.houstonphotowalks.com/#workshops

    1 · August 3, 2013

  • Joe L.

    HEY FOLKS, here's a message from Kevin: The balance to be paid for the Mayan Photographic Adventure is due August 30. We will be making the charge to the credit card we have on file for you. If you wish to use a different card, please call Pat Hand at (404)[masked]

    July 26, 2013

  • JerryLee

    Susan will join me even thought see is not a photographer

    2 · June 19, 2013

    • Joe L.

      Awesome Jerry, welcome aboard!

      June 20, 2013

  • Joe L.

    Hey Cheryl and Dr. Jain -- shoot me a direct email and we'll get the ball rolling to find you roommates!

    May 30, 2013

  • Betty

    Hi All! I am interested in going and I have a call in to Dancing Moon. But I am relatively new so I don't know anyone...

    May 30, 2013

    • Joe L.

      We're friendly folks. There's going to be some "get to know you" events soon. Meanwhile, join a few of the other photowalks so you can get to know folks! :)

      May 30, 2013

    • Cheryl N.

      Betty, are you looking for a roommate/

      May 30, 2013

  • Dr. J.

    I'm seriously thinking about the cruise. Anyone looking for a roommate?

    May 29, 2013

41 went

  • Joe L.
    Photowalker, Hawaii Retreat 2015 Member, Organizer,
    Event Host
  • Marty L.
    New England 2014 Adventure Member
  • Steve S +1
    Mayan2013 Adventure Member
  • JerryLee +1
    Mayan2013 Adventure Member
  • Darrel B. +1
    Mayan2013 Adventure Member
  • Julia S.
    Mayan2013 Adventure Member
  • Cynthia Wagner O.
    Mayan2013 Adventure Member
  • Bill M.
    Hawaii Retreat 2015 Member
  • Angel
    Hawaii Retreat 2015 Member, Assistant Organizer
  • Bill +1
    Mayan2013 Adventure Member
  • Cheryl N.
    Mayan2013 Adventure Member
  • Irma F.
    Mayan2013 Adventure Member
  • Betty
    New England 2014 Adventure Member, Assistant Organizer
  • Pam S. +1
    Mayan2013 Adventure Member
  • Sabina +1
    Mayan2013 Adventure Member
  • Lori H.
    Hawaii Retreat 2015 Member
  • Natasha
    Mayan2013 Adventure Member
  • Debi
    Hawaii Retreat 2015 Member
  • Syed B. +1
    New England 2014 Adventure Member
  • Cindi
    Mayan2013 Adventure Member
  • Bob K.
    Mayan2013 Adventure Member
  • Angela
    New England 2014 Adventure Member
  • M. Scott F.
    Mayan2013 Adventure Member
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  • A former member
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