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TALK - How to Hike, Trek, Travel Responsibly

* FREE Event.  FREE Parking *

* 25% Shopping Discount *

* $400 Travel Discount *

* Refreshments *

Meaningful, responsible travel can change us - and can change the world. You want your next vacation to matter... to mean something. Joe Staiano, is a 20-year pro in responsible tourism, a 75-country world explorer, and community do-gooder. For 10 years he developed adventure tours for REI. Now he's launched Meaningful Trip. Meaningful Trip is a leader in responsible travel and offers the best in sights, activity, culture, food and comforts; PLUS, each trip lends financial support to issues of women's empowerment, poverty, health, education and hunger.

We'll talk about all aspects of responsible tourism. Learn how to kayak and snorkel in Baja Mexico, while helping fight violence against women. Hear about non-profit partnerships that do amazing work in India supporting women's maternal health. In Nepal, learn about responsible hikes and treks that support EWN, Empowering Women of Nepal, who trains disadvantaged rural women of Nepal to be female trekking guides – the first of their kind! You're all invited to join Joe, on a special 'Founder's Trip' in Nepal Nov 19 - 30, 2013. Participants of this event will receive $400 discount off this journey!

Also, we want to hear from YOU! Have you taken a responsible tour? Are you planning one? We will open the discussion so participants can share their thoughts and experiences.

*NOTE* - Meaningful Trip founder, Joe Staiano is available to give private travel presentations… Your group of friends, women’s group, book club, or “brown bag lunch chat” at your company. Contact Joe at: [masked] /[masked]

CS is a leader in outdoor gear and apparel for 70 years. The are passionate about outdoor education and conservation. They have amazing community outreach and partner with hundreds of nonprofits worldwide. We think that's very cool, and very meaningful. After the presentation, shop and get 25% discount!

6:00 pm - NETWORKING
6:40 pm - SLIDE SHOW

Park in Garage called "3rd & Stewart Parking"
(Garage is on Stewart, between 3rd & 2nd. We will validate)

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  • Joe S.

    One of the best Travel Talks yet. Well-attended from various Meetups, great questions and lively discussion after. My spicy Italian sausage and couscous was a big hit! Pete won a sweet backpack courtesy of Columbia Sportswear. Everyone was excited to hear of the amazing deal of a 12-day Meaningful Trip hiking tour in Nepal, special discount for Meetup members of just $1,395. Contact Joe at [masked]

    August 15, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Is this Meetup only for the people going to Nepal. I probably won't make that trip but have questions. Are Newby welcome

    August 7, 2013

    • Joe S.

      Meetup open to ALL. Will cover 'Responsible Travel' and spend some time on Nepal too. You and all are always encouraged to ASK ME any travel-related questions. Joe Staiano - EMAIL: [masked]

      August 7, 2013

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