Did you miss the Brazilian Carnival in Rio this year? That's okay—it happens to the best of us. In honor of Brazilian Carnival, we're KICKING OFF our powerful new partnership with BETA Martial Arts Academy with a beginners class on Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu!This class is for men and women of ALL ages and abilities.
Brazilian Jiu-jitsu focuses on submitting opponents without using strikes. It enables a smaller, weaker person to defeat a larger, more powerful attacker. Women are encouraged to participate in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu classes so that female practitioners may become empowered to defend themselvesand escape real-life confrontations, all the while getting a great workout.
Did you know that February is African-American History Month?
After practicing our new moves on the mat, we'll go 3 blocks to the famous Eatonville restaurant for dinner with our instructors! Dinner is optional and is NOT included in the event price. We'll receive a historical introduction that will explain the restaurant's links to African-American author Zora Neale Hurston and a special meeting with the chef who will discuss the food.
Don't miss this EXCLUSIVE event! This class is offered especially for DC Global Adventurers.
Group introductions and facilitation by your Meetup Organizer Nejla Routsong
1.5 hour Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu beginners lesson for men and women of all ages and abilities by BETA Academy staff
Option to join us for dinner at Eatonville (dinner NOT included in event price) with historical introduction and meeting with the chef
EVERYONE did such a fantastic job at this event! Not least of which our instructor and his wife who are amazing martial artists and teachers. I'm so sorry, but I lost all of the photos I took at this event. :( Still figuring out how this new-fangled camera works... Hope to see some of you (the girls!) on Sunday at Femme Fatale Female Fitness Bootcamp!!!
This group is for people who enjoy events in the Washington DC area such as: international travel, embassy events, hiking, museums, festivals,kayaking,meditation, adventure travel, outdoor recreation, sports, spa visits, concerts, films, trips to the beach, ice skating, hot air balloon rides, and/or making friends while doing all of these things.
YOU ARE: Single, married or in-between...young, old or in-between....students, professionals or in-between....it doesn't matter to us.
Anyone and everyone who loves to have fun, make friends and learn about new countries, cultures and places is welcome!!
The best part: It's FREE to join.
Quick question!When you travel to a foreign country, do you:
A) Stay in a resort for your entire vacation
B) Hire an English-speaking tour guide with an air-conditioned SUV
C) Grab your passport, a phrasebook and start making new friends
If you answered C), then this is the right group for you!
What - This group is for making friends and meeting people in the Washington DC area who enjoy learning about other countries, cultures and perspectives. We attend festivals, local attractions, embassy events, do hiking, kayaking, yoga, biking, meditation, spa, read books, visit museums, academic lectures, films, music concerts, water parks, camping, trips to the beach, hot air balloon rides, international cuisine cooking classes, volunteering and even INTERNATIONAL ADVENTURE TRAVEL!
Who - We are global thinkers, hikers, foodies, scholars, music and art lovers.
Why - To meet each other, of course! The Washington DC area is full of awesome people who love having new experiences.
Unlike other Meetup groups, each one of our Meetups has an organized time to make sure that you meet the other members of the group. Learning about other cultures, countries and perspectives and HAVING FUN are also important reasons for attending events with DC Global Adventurers.
Our international trips are UNIQUE in that we truly learn about the culture at each of our destinations through cooking classes, listening to folktales, reading books, visiting the embassy in DC and - of course - by having events with locals at every one of our trips. We are true ADVENTURERS, NOT tourists!!
How do we offer such "awesome trips at reasonable prices", as one recent traveler put it?
We search the globe far and wide for the best adventure trips at the lowest prices. These usually begin with the big "group tours" that most people hate because they are so impersonal. Instead of just selling you tickets to these big group tours with 50-100 strangers from all over the US like some other Meetup groups do, we arrange a small, private tour just for our group.
Then we customize those barebones trips to add the most popular optional meals and activities that we think most people would want to do (like welcome dinners, cooking classes and dance lessons), so that you know up front how much your trip will cost! Next, we upgrade itineraries and accommodation to make them more comfortable and convenient for DC travelers. We also contact embassies to arrange private visits with cultural attaches and diplomats, arrange inclusive dinners at DC's top restaurants and even include a book help you learn more about the culture!
Finally, our real "secret" ingredient is bringing together adventurers just like you in the DC area who love to travel and make lasting friendships that start with amazing overseas adventure. Our trip organizer attends the trip with you every step of the way to ensure all travelers have a wonderful experience, and we even takes professional-quality photos of our travelers so that you can have fantastic memories and pictures to show your friends and family.
For all of this, we add around 10% to the cost of each trip. We think that most people would consider this a small price to pay forreal global adventure and lasting friendships. If you agree, then take a look at our upcoming trips...
Where - We hold Meetups all over the Washington DC Metro area including Virginia and Maryland. We also organize international travel!
How - RSVP for a Meetup event and show up. And invite your friends to come with you!!