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Active European International American

With us you'll get to meet other Active, Classy, Fun, Singles, Couples Europeans and intercontinental Americans, and people from all over the world here in Orange County.

We do have a really special Group here we are all from a different background and we all have passion for socializing and bringing people together.

Welcome to join this Group age 35 to 65! It’s easy to join, just post a picture of yourself and some info/there is no charge to join.

We will be meeting for Wine tasting, drinks, dinners, and dancing, plus cruises and trips all over the world; We love to dance! We also have daytime meet-ups for other activities, such as walking, movies, bowling, picnics, yoga, house parties, Salsa, and game night.

You will Learn, experience, and talk about languages, Food, Culture, and have the opportunities to mix, mingle, and make new friends and most of all make new friends!
Hope to see you there!

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Upcoming events (4+)

Croatia & Her Beautiful Sisters (Montenegro & Bosnia/Herzegovina)

Our friends at Photofly Travel Club (https://www.photoflytravel.com/) have planned another great adventure and we're all invited!

E-mail us at [masked] for the daily itinerary!

GO HERE to Sign Up: http://www.photoflytravel.org/croatia-small-group-tours/

October 10th - October 19th, 2021

From Zagreb to Dubrovnik, we’ll explore the best of the best when it comes to this Eastern European gem. And since this gorgeous country is surrounded by gorgeous neighbors, we’ll explore a few of them too: Bosnia Herzegovina and Montenegro!

* 9 nights/10 days throughout the best of Croatia and her stunning neighbors (Bosnia/Herzegovina & Montenegro)

* Charming & Unique Boutique style hotels

*Breakfast Every day

* Welcome/Farewell Dinners, & 1 lunch included

* Privately guided tours throughout
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Croatia:

* Zagreb: We’ll explore the capital of Croatia via a panoramic bus and walking tour

* Plitvice Lakes National Park: Oldest park in Southeast Europe & an UNESCO World Heritage Site.

* Trogir: Explore the picturesque city known as “The Stone Beauty”

* Split: The second largest city in Croatia and “the capital of Dalmatia”

* Dubrovnik: City tour of this seaside city complete with time for rest and relaxation (optional sea kayaking adventure).
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Bosnia & Herzegovina:

*Mostar: As we continue south we’ll take a slight detour across the border to Bosnia & Herzegovina’s wonderland town of Mostar. Along the way awaits another mystical waterfall, not only superb for photos but swimming too! A short walk down a windy road & staircase takes us to Kravice Falls. 80 ft high and 390 ft long, it’s like a mini, majestic Niagara Falls!

All cooled off, we’ll finally arrive in Mostar, most famous for a beautiful Ottoman-style bridge which spans the Neretva river in the historic center of the city. “Stari Most” frames the colorful buildings and mosques that tumble down the cliffs of Old Town as the river rushes underneath it. It is obvious that Mostar is arguably this country’s most beautiful “city”.
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Montenegro:

Often called “The Pearl of the Mediterranean”, Montenegro might be the only place in the world where you can find so much natural wealth & beauty in such a compact area, including pretty beaches, blue lakes, rushing rivers, and gorgeous mountains.

Kotor: This medieval walled town on the coast is situated in the Bay of Kotor. It’s world-famous for the maze of streets, unique history, & dramatic defense walls encircling the town as it winds up and around the massive mountain overlooking the city.
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* Plenty of free time throughout to explore on our own

* A range of optional excursions excellent for photography (Unique farm to table, off the path dinner at family farm in mountainous countryside, white water rafting in Split, walk Dubrovnik city walls, bike/wine tours, & more…)

* Optional extra night Dubrovnik: Wind down, relax, swim, or explore more of the Dubrovnik area by staying an extra night at our resort on the coast. A roundtrip boat ride to Lokrum Island with great nature trails, swimming, & the “Game of Thrones” museum is included. Price/details in daily itinerary

* All Taxes, Transfers, & Fees included

* Airfare is not included but we will help you find a good flight! (Home Airport → Zagreb International Airport (ZAG) & Dubrovnik International Airport (DBV) → Home Airport)

* Roommate Pairing to save money as always!

* Email us to see daily itinerary at [masked]

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Join Us!

*For our solo travelers, we will pair you up with someone of the same sex unless single occupancy is requested.

Price: $2,995.00

*Single Supplement: $950.00

OR

Deposit: $600.00

Go here to sign up: http://www.photoflytravel.org/croatia-small-group-tours/

Mystical Israel & Timeless Jordan

Tel Aviv-Yafo

November 6th - November 19th 2021

Our friends at PhotoFly Travel Club (https://www.photoflytravel.com/) have invited us on this brand new adventure. Email [masked] for the DAILY ITINERARY!

Sign up at https://www.photoflytravel.org/israel-jordan-group-tours/

Israel (8 Nights/9 Days):

The first part of our journey is spent exploring many corners of this beautiful country. Astounding landscapes, amazing people, surreal history (not only religious), and diverse varieties of local cuisine make for the trip of a lifetime, and this is only part 1!

Tel Aviv (2 Nights)

Highlights:
* Privately guided orientation tour of the city
*Rothschild Boulevard and famous landmark Bauhaus edifices
*The Center for Israeli Innovation
*Ein Hod Artist Village
*Tasting Experience at the Carmel Market
*Trip to Jaffa

Haifa, Kibbutz, Akko, Nazareth, & the Turquoise Grottoes of Rosh Hanikra (2 Nights)

Highlights:

* Kibbutz living
* Haifa
* Akko
* Rosh Hanikra
* Steepest Cable Car in the World
* Kayaking through the grottoes of Rosh Hanikra
* Nazareth

The Sea of Galilee, Mt Gilboa, & the Warm Springs of Gan Hashlosha National Park

Highlights:

* Capernaum Fishing Village
* Tabgha
* Mt Gilboa Scenic Drive & Hike
* Gan Hashlosha National Park

Jerusalem, the Dead Sea, & Everything In-between (3 Nights)

Highlights:
* Privately guided tour of various sites
* The Old City: Church of the Holy Sepulchre, the Western Wall, Via Dolorosa, Muslim quarter
* Dome of The Rock
* Photograph Iconic Landmarks: the Russian Compound, the Haas Promenade with views of the holy city, and the First Station (Tachana)
* Tasting Tour at Machane Yehuda Market
* Traditional Shabbat Dinner
* Bethlehem
* Jericho
* Judean Desert Road Trip & Desert Fortress
* Dead Sea
* Ein Gedi Oasis

Eilat (1 night)

Highlights:
* R&R at a resort
* Optional Snorkeling Adventure (Not Included: price and sign up details TBD)

Part 2: Jordan (5 Nights/6 Days)

Part two of our adventure takes us across the nearby border, but it’s like stepping back in time 1,000 years! Where Israel has been modernized in many areas, Jordan has retained massive swaths of uninhabited wonderlands, dotted with tiny villages and ancient traditions still practiced to this day.

The Wadi Rum (1 Night)

Highlights:

* Luxury Camping
* Martian Dome Optional Room Upgrade: Ultra-glamping
(See daily itinerary for price & more details)
* Jeep Safari
* Optional Sunrise Hike to Rock Bridge (See daily itinerary for price & more details)

Petra (2 Nights)

* Magical Nabatean City Guided Tour
* Exploring Petra once in the PM and once in the AM to allow for plenty of time to see more & photograph at your own pace

Amman (2 Nights)

En Route from Petra:

* Shobak Castle
* Madaba
* Mt Nebo & Moses’ Discovery

Guided tour of Amman:

* Roman Theatre
* Citadel and the Temple of Hercules
* Old City Walk

The Eastern Desert Castles:

* Al Kharaneh
* Amra Castle
* Al Azraq Castle

This entire trip will be amazing for photography and one photographer will be on hand to help those who want to learn more about using their cameras, compose better images, etc.

PhotoFly Travel Club adventures are laid back when it comes to photography. They are not workshop style based tours and you do not need to be an avid photographer to join. All are welcome!

Notes:

* Privately guided small group tour as always!
* All Taxes & Fees included
* All transfers and ground transportation included
* Roommate Pairing to save money
* International Airfare is not included

We will assist all guests with finding the best flight if needed

**Flying into Ben Gurion International Airport, Tel Aviv (TLV) and departing from Queen Alia International Airport, Amman (AMM). Specific arrival/departure times needed will be sent to the group approximately 4 months prior to the trip.

E-mail us at [masked] for the daily itinerary!

Price: $3,395.00
Single Supplement: $895.00

Sign up at https://www.photoflytravel.org/israel-jordan-group-tours/

Marvelous Morocco!

Tangier

November 15 - November 27, 2021

PhotoFly Travel Club presents another spectacular tour of Morocco – you’re invited!

E-mail us at [masked] for the daily itinerary!
Sign up at: https://photoflytravel.org/tour/morocco-group-tours/

* 12 night/13 day
* Private English speaking guides throughout
* Breakfast Daily
* 3 Lunches, 7 Dinners (including Welcome and Farewell Dinner Celebrations)

Tangier (2 Nights)
– Outskirts Road Trip: Pass splendid villas & gardens en route to Cape Spartel and it’s striking lighthouse. – Hercules Cave: Continually inhabited since the Neolithic period, full of legends.
– The Medina (Old Walled City): Privately guided tour through the labyrinth of paths that make up the cultural epicenter of the city and stops at several main attractions.

Chefchaouen – ‘The Blue City’ (1 Night)
Wander around and photograph the kasbah, the Medina, Jewish Quarter, Berber Souk (open air market), and the Artisan Quarters.

Volubilis
Explore the UNESCO World Heritage site, 2000-year-old Roman ruins of Volubilis.

Meknes
Two UNESCO World Heritage sites; Bab el Mansour, the grandest of all royal gateways and Moulay Ismail’s personal stable & granary for his 12,000 horses.

Fes (2 Nights)
– Guided City Walk: Artisans’ quarters, 14th-century Koranic schools, Al Karaouine (medieval theological university), Potters District, famous Fes tannery, the old Mellah (Jewish quarter) and 17th century synagogue, royal gates, and open markets.
– Family Dinner in Traditional Home: We’ll enjoy a very special experience dining at a traditional house with a host family.

Erfoud & the Sahara Desert (2 Nights)
On the edge of the Erg Chebbi – a 30 mile long and 3 mile wide set of sand dunes that reach up to 170 ft high, some of the highest in North Africa!

Erg Chebbi Desert Camp
All luxury tents at the camp have air conditioning and en suite bathrooms w/ showers
– Camel ride into the desert for an amazing sunset, Moroccan feast, and night under the stars!
– Enjoy and photograph sunrise the next day before breakfast; camels can be arranged for an additional fee.

Boumalne Dades: Land of Valleys & Gorges (2 Nights)

– Tinghir: Old French fortification which used to be the base of the French Legion Army.
– Todra Gorge: Walk among the palm and olive groves to the deep & narrow canyon of pink and grey rock towering 1,000 ft high.
– Dades Gorge & Valley: Admire and photograph all sorts of interesting formations.
– Ait Ben Haddou: On our way to Marrakesh we’ll visit this world famous Ksar (fortified village), now an UNESCO World Heritage site.

Marrakesh (3 nights)
- Bahia Palace: Erected by the countries top artisans in the 19th century to be the greatest palace of its time.
- Saadian Tombs: The tombs date back to the late 1500’s during the reign of a sultan who spared no expense creating his glamorous resting place.
– Koutoubia Minaret: The most stunning minaret in the country, this mosque is the largest in Marrakesh and a great site to photograph.
– Majorelle Botanical Gardens: Designed by French painter Jacques Majorelle over the course of 40 years and are reminiscent of the famous Generalife gardens in Granada, Spain.
– Jemaa el Fna Square: Wander around and photograph this UNESCO site and the heart of Marrakech.

Sign up for a number of different optional tours:
– Hot air balloon ride, ATV ride in a palm grove, full day trip to Essaouira, cooking classes, hammam (spa), horse cart rides, and others available.

* Tour Leader and photographer in attendance for personal assistance
* International Airfare not included; happy to help you find a good flight as always! (Fly into Tangier (TNG) & out of Marrakesh (RAK) )
* All Taxes, Fees, & Transfers Included

E-mail us at [masked] for the daily itinerary!

Join Us!

*Solo travelers will pair up with someone of the same sex unless single occupancy is requested.

Price: $2,695.00

*Single Supplement: $550.00

OR

Deposit: $600.00

Colorful Cuba

Havana

Colorful Cuba

January 2 - January 10, 2022

Join Here: https://photoflytravel.org/tour/cuba-small-group-tours/

E-mail us at [masked] for the daily itinerary!

Our friends at PhotoFly Travel Club are relaunching their Colorful Cuba tour. It is an excellent program full of surprises, fun, and off the beaten path sights - and it is 100% legal! Take this once in a lifetime trip to this undisturbed Caribbean gem!

* 8N/9D throughout the best of Cuba with amazing off the path experiences!
* One-of-a-kind "casa particulares" (small converted homes & guesthouses!)
* Privately guided adventures and local experts throughout
* Breakfast every day
* 3 Dinners, 4 Lunches INCLUDED
* Legal, licensed & permitted program with all USA compliance requirements met under the SCP Program

Email us directly at [masked] to receive a detailed daily itinerary!

Havana

* Old Havana: Privately guided walking tour including many of the historical sites

* "Fusterlandia" & Jaimanitas Fishing Village: Colorful fishing village made famous by local artist, Jose Fuster, outside Havana

Soroa

* Unesco Biosphere Reserve

* Callejon de Hamel: Street art project where resident Salvador Gonzáles Escalona has decorated and painted in vibrant colors a pedestrian alleyway with scrap objects

* Las Terrazas: Mountain community was built as a reforestation project in the 1960s and is now part of the same UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.

* Orchid Garden: Specialized botanical garden, with a collection of 20,000 specimens and more than 350 species of orchids

Viñales

* Sustainable Farm Discovery: Cuban farmer and his family who'll show us around their organic farm and explain the methods they use to grow their produce without pesticides or artificial fertilizers

* Valley Walking Tour & Tobacco Plantation: A beautiful walk through the valley to a local tobacco farm to learn about the making of Cuba’s famous cigars

* Cuban Cooking Class: Learn to cook Cuban-style with a cooking demonstration of 'platos tipicos'.

Cienfuegos

* Bay of Pigs: Scenic drive along the site where the Bay of Pigs occurred in 1961.

* Sinkhole or Ocean Snorkel: Stop for a swim and snorkel in the ocean or by a sinkhole which resembles a huge natural tropical fish tank.

* Guided Orientation Walk & Palacio de Valle : A short walk to see and learn the local landmarks followed by a visit to the Palacio de Valle, an "Arabian Nights" like aspiring restaurant with a fantastic terrace bar.

Trinidad

* Guided Trinidad Walk: Cultural tour of numerous churches, museums, and many colonial buildings

* Learn to Bartend: Bartending demonstration and discussion of the history behind Cuba’s most popular cocktails.

* Salsa Lesson: Visit a local dance school for a demonstration and lesson in the dances of Cuba

* Salto de Javira Waterfall: An easy hike to this beautiful waterfall, perfect for photos and a dip to cool off.

* Dinner on the Beach: Weather permitting, we'll celebrate this amazing journey together with a feast on the beach!

E-mail us at [masked] for the daily itinerary!

Price: $2,295.00
Single Supplement: $695.00

Check out our club's official trip page: https://photoflytravel.org/tour/cuba-small-group-tours/

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