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Slideshow & Social - HIKE NEPAL & Support Women's Empowerment

Hey Hiking & Trekking Fans....

How about hiking AND... Doing-Good, and Making-A-Difference?

Two great upcoming trip talks and socials... Share with friends who are interested in hiking, trekking and responsible travel. (see details below). WOW! We had so much fun at last night's Responsible Travel 101 presentation at Columbia Sportswear - FREE PARKING, REFRESHMENTS, BACKPACK GIVEAWAY, 25% store discount & PRIZES! Tell friends!

Tue, Mar 05, 6 pm, Trekking in Nepal
Columbia Sportswear, 3rd & Pine, Seattle.
25% shopping discount. Prizes. Refreshments.
Free Parking (3rd & Stewart lot, on Stewart, btwn 2nd & 3rd).
Social hour afterwards at Yard House Bar 1 block away on 4th.

Tue, Mar 19, 6:30 pm Hike & Sail Turkey & Hike Tuscany, Italy
Wide World Books, 4411 Wallingford Ave N, Wallingford
Social hour afterwards at Murphy's Pub, 1 block away.


Every hiker’s dream - to trek in Nepal. Exotic Kathmandu… green terraced fields… majestic Himalayan peaks. As good as all that sounds, it might just pale in comparison to the warmth and friendliness of the Nepalese people. Joe Staiano, founder of Meaningful Trip, has explored 75+ countries throughout his 2-decade career in responsible travel. He’ll answer your questions on: visas, conditioning, weather, seasons, food, water and more. He’ll give examples of responsible treks that support Save the Children and EWN, Empowering Women of Nepal, who trains disadvantaged rural women of Nepal to be female trekking guides – the first of their kind!

Adventure travel in Europe’s two best destinations – and do it responsibly! Magical Turkey has it all… Exotic Istanbul, Cappadocia’s sculpted rocks, ancient ruins, rural villages, amazing cuisine and shimmering turquiose Mediterranean waters. This multi-sport includes hiking, kayaking and sailing. Make it responsible by supporting education initiatives for young girls.

Tuscany, aaaaah, Tuscany! Explore the treasures of Florence and Siena; Hike or cycle cyprus-dotted hillsides, sip Chianti… IN Chianti, have fun in a cooking class and enjoy the cuisine and welcoming warmth of the Tuscan people… Enjoy all this, AND, support Feeding America’s hunger initiatives… Now, that’s AMORE!

Meaningful Trip – a leader in responsible travel - offers the best in sights, culture, activity, food & lodging; PLUS, each trip lends financial support to issues of women's empowerment, poverty, health, education & hunger. Meaningful Trip is 1-of-only-2 USA tour operators to sign the Code of Conduct to help fight trafficking and exploitation of children. Meetup members receive discount!

Host a Private Slide Show just for YOUR Group...
Joe Staiano, is a Meetup Organizer, 75-country explorer, community do-gooder, and founder of Meaningful Trip. Invite him to do a show for YOUR group of friends, women's group, church group, CSR-minded company etc. Contact Joe at: [masked]

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  • Joe S.

    Oh MY! What an awesome night! 25 people (Meetup Travel + Meetup Hikers & Backpackers). Joe Staiano gave a great presentation on Responsible Travel, trekking in Nepal, and Meaningful Trip. Lots of great audience interaction and questions. Prize giveaways, backpack giveaway, and one prize of framed photographic art taken by Joe in India. Afterwards, 8 of us went out for drinks and socializing at a nearby pub. SO MUCH FUN. Reminder to ALL Meetup folks... Joe Staiano is happy to give a PRIVATE SLIDE show to YOUR group of friends, or church group, or women's group, or company etc. Any topic you wish: Nepal, India, Colombia, Turkey, Responsible Travel, Just email: [masked]

    March 6, 2013

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