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Love to travel? Looking for travel buddies? Look here for some amazing once in a life time trips! If you also want to make new friends and do fun things in the SF/Bay area, join this group!

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Tuscany/Umbria Villa Stay! (2 weeks / 4 weeks)

Villa Podere Baiocco

Enjoy life at a slower pace as you soak up the culture, food and amazing vistas of the Italian countryside. Head to local markets to pick out some cheese and wine and stroll through narrow passageways that take you back to medieval times. Ride a bike or take a leisurely walk to back to the 18th century luxury villa while passing olive groves during an amazing Tuscan sunset. This is the Italy that few tourists get to see! Email [masked] if you are interested or have questions. There are 2 options for this trip a 2 week trip (15 days / 14 nights) or a 4 week trip (28 days / 27 nights). See below for some information. For more details, check out the websites! 2 WEEK TRIP Dates : - May 4 - 18, 2019 *2 rooms left! - May 18 - June 1, 2019 *4 rooms left! - August 24 - September 7, 2019 *2 rooms left! Cost : $2700 (excluding flights) Single Supplement : $650 Details : http://globe-drifters.com/tour/tuscany-umbria-villa-2-weeks/ 4 WEEK TRIP Dates : May 4 - June 1, 2019 *2 rooms left! Cost : $3300 (excluding flights) Single Supplement : $1000 Details : http://globe-drifters.com/tour/tuscany-umbria-villa/ There will be a local host/concierge available daily to help arrange activities, excursions, etc. If you want to rent a bike or car, tour a balsamic vinegar factory, visit a saffron farm or anything else, the concierge can get it set up for you! There’ll also be a list of things to do available at the villa. Our villa, Villa Baiocco, was built in the early 1700s and recently renovated into a luxury holiday home with 7 rooms in the main villa, each with a private, full bathroom. It’s on almost 5 acres of beautifully kept gardens and fields and also has 2 swimming pools. The villa is on the Tuscan/Umbrian border, halfway between Florence and Rome, so it’s perfectly located to explore lots of nearby places. Villa Baiocco is about 1 km from Città della Pieve (approx. 15 mins. on foot). It’s a charming town with just over 7,000 residents. There are several eateries and cafes to choose from and its grand wall that dates back to the 1300s is magnificent. Città della Pieve has won the Pio Alferano 1st Prize as the most perfect town in Italy and it’s only 1 km from our villa! Most other villas in Tuscany/Umbria are about 5 - 15 km to the closest town. So a car would be needed for the duration of the trip which is a very expensive additional cost. Other villages within walking distance from other villas only have 100 or so residents and lack basic amenities such as banks as well as restaurants, bars, cafes and shops. Our villa is perfect thanks to its close proximity to the town. We’ll most likely be the only visitors there which makes it a great escape from the droves of tourists in nearby cities. May and August are great times to visit this area as all the cafes and restaurants open their outdoor terraces. Upon arrival, there’ll be a welcome dinner to get to know each other. In the villa’s main salon, there will be a community board to post/suggest any ideas, activities or announcements. For example, if you would like to host an aperitivo before dinner one night, you can add this announcement to the whiteboard. Or maybe you want to enjoy a pizza and pool day. Our villa has a traditional wood-fired pizza oven on the patio, so if you want to invite the others, you can just post a note on the board. When more people join, the cost of that activity is less! It is your choice in what activities you want to participate, but you are free to plan events, host dinners or organize trips/excursions for the group or just for yourself. What is included : 14 / 27 nights accommodation (Double occupancy) Local Italian guide/concierge International airport pick-up Breakfast served daily Welcome dinner If you are interested or have questions, please email : [masked]

Chocolate and Wine CRUISE on San Francisco Bay

Join us for the first Chocolate & Wine CRUISE on San Francisco Bay of the year, and close to a very special date in May! The day's adventure takes place onboard a luxury yacht, where you will taste wines from a local winemaker, along with samples from a curated selection of local chocolate, toffee, and wine. Walk among the various artisans and experience their latest creations. Explore and luxuriate on the yacht, and enjoy it all during the 2-hour cruise on the San Francisco Bay. Then take home some of that great food and wine you've discovered and purchased onboard for continued enjoyment. The Cruise is Limited to a lucky 130 attendees. $55/person. 1:00-3:00pm (yacht sets off at 1pm SHARP). Must be over 21 years of age. TICKETS ARE LIMITED. GET TICKETS HERE (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/chocolate-wine-cruise-on-san-francisco-bay-tenth-edition-tickets-56282444306?aff=RMsMeetupGroups) READ THIS INFORMATION ABOUT HOW TO USE YOUR ADVANCE TICKET 1. Purchase Advance Tickets 2. Your purchased ticket or tickets are reserved for you. Please bring your ticket confirmation sheet with you to Will Call for the event, with a Photo ID. 3. If you purchase more than one ticket, all attendees must be present in order to receive the tickets, which are under your name only. 4. Each ticket purchased is good for the day of the event only. 5. Due to the limited capacity for this event, No refunds available within 72 hours of the event (or after Advance Ticket sales are completed, if sold out earlier) 6. For faster check in, bring your confirmation printout (with scanner bar code on it) RSVP and RESERVE TICKETS on EVENTBRITE (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/chocolate-wine-cruise-on-san-francisco-bay-tenth-edition-tickets-56282444306?aff=RMsMeetupGroups) https://youtu.be/Mi1sCFZcWHg

Travel to Turkey!

Hagia Sophia

Turkey Trip! (11 days / 10 nights) Imagine floating through the sky in a hot air balloon as you drift over village rooftops, rock formations with pigeon houses carved into them, and lush fields to create a landscape that could be right out of a fairy tale. Email [masked] if interested or if you have questions. You can see all the trip details here : http://globe-drifters.com/tour/turkey Yelp Reviews : https://www.yelp.com/biz/globe-drifters-san-francisco-2 Trip Dates : May 11 - 21, 2019 Trip Cost : $3,200 (excluding flights) Single Supplement : $700 If you would like to be paired up with someone of the same gender on the trip to avoid paying the single supplement, this can be arranged for you. If there is nobody to pair up with, you WILL have to pay the single supplement. Pairing with another person of the same gender comes on a first-come, first-served basis. After you reserve your spot, you'll receive a questionnaire pertaining to this. Please return it immediately, so that your needs can be accommodated. If you want a single room throughout the tour, you can buy the “single supplement“. The single supplement fee for this trip is $700. If you would like your own room, you can buy the additional supplement at check-out. Included : - 10 nights accommodation (Double occupancy, breakfast included) - Local guide - Domestic airport transfers - Private ground transportation in air-conditioned vehicles - 3 flights : Istanbul - Cappadocia / Cappadocia - Izmir / Pamukkale - Istanbul - Activities as noted in itinerary - All breakfasts, 4 lunches Not included : - Some lunches & most dinners - International airport transfers - Optional activities - Gratuities - Alcoholic beverages - Souvenirs - International flight - Supplementary insurance For more information, please visit : http://globe-drifters.com/tour/turkey or email : [masked]

Zimbabwe, Botswana & South Africa Adventure!

Victoria Falls

Zimbabwe, Botswana & South Africa Adventure! (13 days / 12 nights) Southern Africa’s stunning landscapes, amazing wildlife and majestic waterfalls are just a few things that we’ll experience on this trip to Zimbabwe, Botswana and South Africa. We’ll witness the power of Victoria Falls, one of the 7 natural wonders, take game drive out to the African plains in hopes of spotting the Big Five as well as other beautiful animals and go camping in the national park that’s home to Africa’s largest elephant population as we fall asleep under a night sky full of sparkling stars. Below is some basic information. Email [masked] if you are interested or have any questions. Yelp Reviews : https://www.yelp.com/biz/globe-drifters-san-francisco-2 Trip Dates : June 8 - 20, 2019 Trip Cost : $6900 (excluding flights) Single Supplement : $1200 Price includes 2 charter flights, 5* accommodation and 4 nights at all-inclusive lodges. You can see all the trip details here : http://globe-drifters.com/tour/zimbabwe-botswana-south-africa/ Included : - 12 nights accommodation (Luxury, all-inclusive lodges, African plains camping) - Private ground transportation - 2 direct charter flights direct (Single engine plane) - 1 international commercial flight (Maun, Botswana – Cape Town, South Africa) - Activities as indicated on itinerary - All breakfasts, 9 lunches, 8 dinners - Airport pick-ups and drop-offs - All national park fees - Laundry services at all-inclusive lodges - Alcoholic beverages at all-inclusive lodges (Excluding top shelf/premium brands) Not included : - Optional excursions and activities - 2 lunches and 3 dinners - Premium/Top shelf alcoholic beverages (At all-inclusive lodges) - Gratuities - Souvenirs - International flight - Insurance If you are interested or have questions, please email : [masked]

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