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Hi I'm Jack Witt, a local Los Angeles Fitness Coach and healthy community organizer.

I love to travel and explore new destinations and immerse in other cultures, so I put this Meetup group together to organize active travel programs here in the USA (I love our National Parks!) and also internationally. So far we've been to Peru/Machu Picchu , Israel and Jordan, Costa Rica and now looking forward to walking the Camino De Santiago in Spain this summer, and a Cuba Adventure in Feb 2018! I just love researching and hand-crafting together active travel programs for our group.

I'm a pretty fun and outgoing nice guy, and usually my groups are the same type of folks; like-minded people who love outdoors, soft adventure, tastings and cultural immersion.

So wanna join us sometime? This Meetup group is a great way to make connections with like-minded adventure travel types of people. I also host local hiking day trips too here in the Los Angeles area.

Message me for details, we'd love to have you come along with us sometime!

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LGBTQ FRIENDLY CUBA TOUR - 9 DAYS (Santa Clara, Trinidad, Cienfuegos, Havana)

Day 1 – Sunday October 11: Havana (L,D) ● Arrive at Jose Marti International Airport, greeted by driver and guide ● Lunch at a private paladar ● In the afternoon, enjoy a rum and cigar marriage and tasting with a cigar and rum sommelier ● Check into your private bed and breakfast accommodations ● Dinner tonight at a private restaurant (called a paladar) Day 2 – Monday October 12: Havana, Santa Clara (B,L,D) ● After breakfast depart for Santa Clara (4 hour drive) ● Upon arrival, enjoy a short tour of the town center of Santa Clara ● Lunch in a private paladar ● Visit to El Menjunje, a popular gathering place and theater venue for artists and LGBTQ friendly locals. Meet with the founder of the community project and discuss the history of this important spot ● Check into your private bed and breakfast accommodations ● Dinner tonight in a charming paladar in a private home Day 3 – Tuesday October 13: Trinidad (B,L) ● Today depart Santa Clara for Trinidad (1.5 hour drive) ● Tour a former sugar mill with a local guide and learn about the history of sugar cultivation and how it transformed the area ● Lunch in Trinidad ● Visit to a women’s crochet cooperative ● Check into private bed and breakfast accommodations ● Orientation walk around Trinidad before interactive salsa dance class from professional dancers ● Dinner tonight is on your own Day 4 – Wednesday October 14: Trinidad (B) ● This morning enjoy a walking tour of the UNESCO World Heritage site of Plaza Mayor in Trinidad, visiting to various private enterprises and workshops ● Visit to a well-known art collectors home and see his unique collection of musical antique instruments and music players ● Lunch and Dinner on your own today Day 5 – Thursday October 15: Trinidad, Cienfuegos, Havana (B,L) ● This morning depart for Cienfuegos after breakfast (1 hr. drive) ● En route stop at a local fruit vendor’s stand and taste various local fruits in season ● Upon arrival to Cienfuegos, enjoy an informal visit to the Choir of Cienfuegos and enjoy seeing them rehearse in their studio ● Enjoy lunch at a local paladar ● Stretch your legs after lunch with a walking tour of Cienfuegos ● Continue onwards to Havana (3 hour drive) ● Check into your private bed and breakfast accommodations ● Dinner tonight on your own Day 6 – Friday October 16: Havana (B,L,D) ● This morning talk with a former ambassador and employee of CENESEX, Cuba’s National Center for Sexual Education. Learn about his work to promote LGBTQ acceptance and equality in Cuba ● Lunch in a local paladar and pair this with a mixology class on how to make traditional Cuban cocktails ● Visit to a contemporary dance studio and enjoy a performance by the dancers. Chat with the dancers afterwards ● Dinner at a private paladar as a group Day 7 – Saturday October 17: Havana (B,L) ● This morning visit a bakery owned by a couple who believe they were the first same-sex married couple in Cuba (This was not legally recognized but it was popular for the LGBTQ movement in Cuba) Chat with them over baked goods and coffee ● Walking tour of Old Havana featuring stops to private entrepreneurs and businesses ● Lunch at a charming paladar in Old Havana ● Visit to various artist studios and galleries and chat with the artists one on one about their work and inspiration ● Enjoy a dinner this evening in the exclusive restaurant Tierra, located inside Havana’s Art Factory Day 8 – Sunday October 18: Havana (B,L,D) ● El Ajiaco cooking class and visit to small farm ● Enjoy lunch afterwards with their fresh local products. ● Free time in the afternoon to explore Havana on your own ● Farewell dinner at paladar La Guarida, one of the most well-known paladares in Cuba and used as the set for the famous Cuban movie Fresa y Chocolate. Day 9 – Monday October 19: Havana (B) ● After breakfast, depart to the airport for your flight back to the States Cost: $3,500 p/p double occupancy - Single Supplement $650 Contact: [masked]

Classic Russia Tour - March 28-April 4, 2021

Moscow

Let's Explore the World Heritage sites of Moscow and St. Petersburg! MARCH 28 - DAY 1 ARRIVAL MOSCOW - MORE THAN JUST VODKA TOUR MARCH 29- DAY 2, MOSCOW - KREMLIN AND RED SQUARE - METRO AND STALIN’S SKYSCRAPERS MARCH 30- DAY 3, MADE IN MOSCOW - LOCAL MARKETS MARCH 31-DAY 4, ST PETERSBURG – ‘THE VENICE OF IN THE NORTH’ APRIL 1- DAY 5, ST PETERSBURG -CITY WALKING TOUR - HERMITAGE VISIT APRIL 2- DAY 6, ST PETERSBURG - FABERGE FACTORY AND MASTER-CLASS - LIKE A LOCAL TOUR APRIL 3- DAY 7, ST PETERSBURG - EXCURSION TO PETERHOF APRIL 4-DAY 8, FAREWELL DAY (Happy Easter!) PRICE: $2,900 per person based on double occupancy (Single supplement $600) More details on my travel website at https://activeworldjourneys.com/tour-item/russia/ and click on the "tour plan" tab

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