What we're about

Our Main Meetup Events Calendar http://www.socialfundation.com

The mission of this group is its name. 
All Things Games aims to be positive and safe environment for members to experience things that, for whatever reasons, you longed for but weren't able to do before. Everyone is welcome. 
Los Angeles is vibrant and diverse city. We have the opportunity to explore it and make new friends while doing so. Meetup is one of the few (maybe only) websites dedicated to having it's participants get offline and do things in reality. 
Geek Culture, Cooperative Board Games, Card Games, Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Euro Games, Strategy Games, Board Games, Tabletop Games, Game Night, Party & Board Games, tabletop board games, Strategy Board Games, Geeks & Nerds, we have it all
There are no strangers here; Only friends you haven't yet met. (William Butler Yeats ) 
EVERYONE IS WELCOME INTO THE GROUP! 
About the Organizer: Truth be told I am more un-organized that organized. Even so . . . . I try. I found meetup to try and get more fit and was doing the hiking meetups. Eventually I saw meetup had other more social things and I went to some. They were not decent at all, many focus on lots of drinking and hooking up. Many years ago I was a Summer Camp Director, and I thought: "I can do better than that." So instead of complaining, one day a meetup organizer had stepped down and I thought I would give it a shot. That was about 6 mos ago. So my events might just have the same feel as Summer Camp, . . . but for adults. Most events are free. There are a few that cost. Those do make enough to cover the Meetup fees. I do extend out to lots of other organizers, as a good community is made of many and diverse voices and people. 
This is a place where everyone can just come as they are, and mingle with people who are like them AND who are NOT like them. We are not limited, restricted or exclusive by age, gender, gender preference, national origin, relationship status, etc. To put it more simply this group is open to all. All ages, all genders, all sexual orientations, all types - And that includes you!!! 
There are plenty of meetups that exclude based of one reason or another. Or there plenty meetups where people self segregate. This meetup is neither of those. Diversity is coveted here. People are not monochrome and neither are we. You will fit in perfectly and find a lot of folks who just like you in certain aspect, and differ from you in others. It's the good kind of variety of life. 
Some events on this group may specify limits at times. Those will be clearly noted when needed. At times they may be age delineated, or even gender related. Limits are placed often as a means to control size. The event can then be repeated/recycled with a different limit range. If there is an event you really wish to go to with a limit, . . . please contact me. You can be the impetus and the catalyst for the next event in the different limit/range. Other times the limit can be waived or bent as needed. 
Challenge yourself and importantly, BE yourself and expand your horizons and comfort zone. Let your hair down! Go wild! Be open minded and be non-judgmental. The group is based off quality events to bring people together from positive social interaction. Anyone who wants to explore an alternative, bohemian, experimental, strange, obscure, weird, wild, absurd, bizarre, avant garde, unconventional, wild-at-heart side of Los Angeles is welcome! 
In the interest of making events successful . . . I will spread events across other meetup groups to bump up attendance. For as you know, . . . sometimes people don't show up. Some Organizers get really bent out of shape about that. I do however know that life happens. Even if it's 10 mins before the event. Just change your rsvp. No worries. No harm-no foul. There is not any sort strikes or penalty system, and there is nobody keeping score. The exception will be if it is listed as a "no flake" event. On those you gotta give good notice of changes. It's about fun and community. What I have found is that by being mellow and and having good events more show up. We tend to have 80% or more attendance. I approach with compassion. So if you don't make one event or another. . . try and make it to the next, or the one after that. When you do make it, .. . . we will be glad you are there and all are welcome. 
Here are the basics of group rules. 
Do NOT contact members who you have not met in real life. 
Avoid Put Downs.
Speak For Yourself.
Listen To Others.
You Have The Option To Pass.
Expect Unfinished Business. 
While there are flexible attendance rules. There are sex/gender related rules. As a guideline do not message people you have not met in person. This is not an online dating place. Ladies: If a guy messages you please contact me. There have been problems with that happening over meetup in general. It's just not cool. Meetup is about real life and not virtual. Guys, . . . get off your computer and come to an event. Say hello in person. Smile, . . . be personable and decent. And just be there to get to know people and make friends of whatever gender. You can always use new good friends. And this is one way to make/meet them. Wingman tactics and and Pickup artist tactics are similarly not allowed in this group. Organizers of another group that are not an organizer or host here are also not allowed to solicit members. 
The rest of the rule are just good ways to live and be.

Photo and Name: You are allowed to join with whatever name and whatever photo. HOWEVER the main organizers may request you change either name or photo a their discretion. Names that are products, promotional, advertisements are red flags that will be requested to change or be removed.         If you are using a photo that is not your face, a current face photo may be requested. Here is the rule of thumb. Fake name and fake photo will be requested to change to a real photo and a real name or face removal. Real photo and fake name is usually fine. Fake photo and real name is usually fine. 
IF you need to maintain privacy of both then contact the main organizers and just ask. That's all it takes usually.

All organizers on the group do have different set of rules. 
The rules simplified. 
• No Emailing (do not use the bulk email feature in any way)
• No outside links 
• Great Copy 
• Great Pix
• 4 weeks notice is best. 
• List any money costs in the first 2 or 3 lines. 
Not too many rules. Not too complicated. They all have to do with respect for the membership. 
Let's talk a little more about age: Are you in your 20s 30s 40s 50s 60s 70s 80s 90s ? (btw some write 20's 30's 40's 50's 60's 70's 80's 90's ). I am often asked "What age range is this group?" 20 40 maybe? 30 50 perhaps? Or even 60 70. Forties ( forty's forty ), Fifties ( fifty's fifty ) of sixties ( sixty's sixty ) or older does matter. 24-39 3000 20+ 30+ 50+ 60+ & under or over. We are just aiming at good community. 
Yeah, . . . All that is great, . . . But I still have one question, . . . What age is your group? 
Age is a state of mind. And our state (this group) has no borders. 
If so then you may be looking for us! 
We do NOT discriminate by age, sex or gender, gender preference, origin, religion, belly button lint, etc . . . .
Do you enjoy friendship, activities, key networking, casual socializing, parties learning, sharing, inspiration? You do!?!?! How about personal and professional development with active nerd adult ( adults ) who like adventure ( adventurers, adventures, adventurous ) stuff that may involve silly dance game ( games ) and cool nerds with addicting, amazing fun? Great!!!! There will be sweet things to discover while engaging in retro revival underground unique geeky exploration of fringe play plus speed punk quirky sophisticated spectacular geek socials with high society making savvy friends. It will be an offbeat odyssey of an outing to nerdy paradise and we will party at random places (see locations below). Come and share fine no flake ( flakes ) fun that is free or inexpensive and goes late into the lovely night. Left, right or center, we will live life together and enjoy. 
We do some sports related events. Are you interested in teammates players for your sport or hobby? Such as bowling, trivia, camping, biking, hike, hikes, hiking, snowboarder, snowboarding, ski, skiing, kayaking? Or even related to bmi, exercise, fitness, healthy, lock pong, recreation, recreational, outdoor, york Halloween, mammoth mountain, St Patrick's, Ensenada, un scrabble solitaire poker or more!!! We run the range.  
A bigger majority of what we are cultural ( culture ), language, travel, music, arts, festival, performance, crave, dining, exotic, restaurant, food, foodie, architecture, art, artistic, urban, or ballet. But it does not stop there. We also do comedy, concert ( concerts ), cook, cooking, theater, theatre, culinary, cultural, tours, sub-culture, subculture sponge ( sponges ), performances, dances, dancing, museums, musical ( musicals ), bars, foodies, dinner, dinning, bbq, beach, restaurants, trips, cruise ( cruises ), cuisine.  And even with all that we still to even more!!! Including, flea n farmer (farmers) market ( markets ), boutique, burlesque, crafting, craft, create, creating, sushi, pho, pizza, tastings, tickets, kim chi, tai kimchi, deserts, eating, festivals, film, films, galleries, games, karaoke, movies, sutra kama karma.And now the important question. Did we miss one? Oh. . . OK then, . . Send that so we can add it to the list.  
Aside from the High Brow we do engage in the Low Brow such as wine, beer, drink, bar hopping, dive bars ( dives ), rave ( raver ravers raves raving ), hip-hop hiphop, hole holes-in-walls, crawl crawls, trance techno, dubstep, night nightclub, nightlife, nights. As well as classic club clubbing, clubs eclectic, edm electro electronica, pubs, pub speak, speakeasy, drinks, meet meeting mix mixer mixers mixing, greet, happy hour hours haunts, Did somebody say volunteer mingle? Let's DoLA or make a Timeout and TimeoutLA. LAist anyone? 
So the High Brow and the Low Brow get together and make up THE KNOW BROW and that is all about people and who makes us up.  
By ethnicity we very much match the instagram ethnic makeup of Los Angeles with Caucasian and Non Hispanic Whites, Latino, Black or African American, Native American,Asian, Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander and others such as Middle Eastern such as Arab or Israeli, and many more from across the global atlas.
Different than ethnicity is Nationality, or National Origin. And again . . . from that we run the range European, Filipino, Japanese, Korean, Pacific Islander, Indian, Taiwanese (Taiwan), Thai, Vietnamese, Chinese ( China, Cantonese, Mandarin ), Hong Kong Mexican ( Mexico ), and more and more. Even USC or UCLA 
And that makes for sooooooooo many languages. We like language and the culture it is able to unlock It brings English, Spanish second ESL and ELL and ASL are big here. Hebrew, Yiddish, German, French, And the gamut of others to translate ( translation translator ) with class (classes). 
Tolerance is a main tenet here as we are Christian ( Catholic, Mormon, etc), Jewish (Jew Jews), Muslim, Sikh, Hindu, Buddhist, tech Scientology and more. And even Republican, Conservative, Liberal, Democrat, Libertarian, Bernie / BernieCrat, or even Trump or Trumpian or Scientologist. This is a big tent and since it's decent social we will all be decent. 
What it comes down to is we are making new friends ( friend freind freinds ) and to be friendly. Almost like finding your entourage Made up of Men (man men's mens) and women ( woman women's ) and non-binary too. Members may be young or old, married, single ( divorce divorced separated and never married ) or coupled (couple as part of a committed relationship / relationships ). Many are likely singles and looking to date in one way or another. Going on dates or dating is fine. But it does NOT happen via using the group like Tinder, Match.com, POF or eharmony. 
This group is about real life. So online messaging of people you have not met in real life is not allowed. Why such a rule? 
Because it is heterosexist of you to assume that all people are interested in you. Like is says above there are married or those in committed relationships. There is is also the range of sexual preference in the group. Gay, lesbian girls lgbt lgbtq queer bi poly swing swinger swinging and any sort of variation such as transsexual and transgender. We do accept all. Even rs40 and rso40. We do NOT accept SpeedDating or Speedating or whatever you call it. It's forbidden. 
Whoever you find cute, hot, sexy or find attraction to that comes in person. Plenty a match and romance or spark may happen. You may find your love (or lover). But you also may just make great friends girlfriend ( girlfriends ). It's just down to good decent social. Conscious communication and engagement that makes for self-improvement and improvement of others. Conversation and network or networking of professionals. That's just smart l33t leet api entrepreneur groupting that will lead to inspirational international consciousness. 
We just added Game of Thrones GOT and The Walking Dead viewing parties. 
Where do you do events? We do them ALL OVER!!!! I have taken the time to look at past events and the cities they have happened in and near and put it together with the upcoming location too. Our groups IS different, . . . we DO range all over the city. Here are where we HAVE BEEN, and where we are GOING!! All of it is obscure or obscura.
So I have gone in great detail to cover who we are and what we do. This is accurate and verifiable by going to our past events and looking that what we have done. This is all fact based on the breadth, scope and mission of this group. 
If you have made it this far. Then watch this and then, . . .get off social media and on meetup. The social part of social media. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GEWnXmDfVZg
This group is also very Reddit and Redditor affiliated. As such redditors events will be doing activities that do involve meme memes dank redidit subeddit snu snoo lurker boardgames board gaming gamer video cardgames card cards against humanity computers anime internet upvote downvote vote secret santa harry potter wow world warcraft karma programming digg cheap low cost nsfw league legends wtf youtube hearthstone twitch csgo narwhals bacon bacons midnight overwatch lol bernie sanders front page reddiyt r/all homepage android apple iphone mac samsung s6 s7 s8 r mobile funny dota dota2 nba politics discussion pokemon aww askreddit app apps comicon comic con convention disneyland disney diy diablo rams dodgers raiders cosplay star trek wars trekkie scifi sci-fi science fiction gif troll thrones got comment comments ama til today i learned ask me anything steam pc independent yorker independents artemis jackbox jack box com firefly serenity citizen& something comedy urban nightlife foodies friendship sierra wine food drinks dining american ny karaoke  
And the other members will have events involving cuisine recreation organizations snowboarding recreational fitness pubs eating culinary consciousness psychology philosophy growth conversation snowboarder theatre theater performances movies films creating galleries museums speak easy speakeasy opening nights music film festivals dancing street performance literature hikes greet tastings tours crawls outdoor activities beer * " ! +  
left eclectic couple couples mel town mixing jason la professionals business lovers lover exercise referral hike boating boat hollywood adventurers ballet eow tips asian downtown dtla ladies lady socal oc orange county english esl korean strategy jewish yid yiddish jew hebrew catholic healthy california connect hot christian cute beach wednesday ivy south bay pasadena woodland hills men man male gay european realities parents americans newly inland empire southern thai japanese chinese vietnamese filipino service empowerment females female law badminton mountain biking cooking book zandra sub-culture holes-in-walls hidden haunts seminars art classes, 3,000 jan 2017 boutique twist organized welcome boxing line camping archery trivia architecture classes burlesque baseball beat flee kyaking chi early morning adventures skin walls deserts small venues farmers trips written spoken word soooo losangeles los angeles ucla usc cantonese westside west ass artistic arts citizen cook crafting dances dinning learning festival foodie girl jews mens organization snowboardingsocal tip wall hong kong 
LA is made up of MANY smaller cites. Those living ANY of those cities are of course welcome in the group. They include: ventura thousand oaks monica silverlake san fernando valley, studio city beverly marina del rey redondo long barbara l.a. east eastside gabriel valley ventrua angeles, palos verdes peninsula, gateway cities, harbor region north crescenta portions conejo antelope clarita central: mid-wilshire northeast acton adams-normandie forest agoura agua dulce alhambra alondra park altadena crest arcadia arleta arlington heights artesia athens atwater village avalon avocado azusa central baldwin hills/crenshaw bel-air bell bellflower gardens grove beverlywood boyle bradbury brentwood broadway-manchester burbank calabasas canoga carson carthay castaic canyons alameda century cerritos charter oak chatsworth reservoir chesterfield square cheviot chinatown citrus claremont commerce compton covina cudahy culver cypress aire desert view highlands diamond downey duarte eagle rock mirada northwest echo elizabeth lake el monte segundo sereno elysian encino exposition fairfax pomona florence florence-firestone gardena glassell glendale glendora gramercy granada green meadows griffith hacienda hancock hansen dam harvard hasley canyon hawaiian hawthorne hermosa highland historic south-central huntington hyde industry inglewood irwindale jefferson koreatown k-town cañada flintridge montrose ladera habra balboa hughes terrace lakewood lancaster puente larchmont verne lawndale leimert lennox leona lincoln littlerock lomita lopez/kagel feliz lynwood malibu manchester manhattan mar vista mayflower maywood mid-city mid wilshire monrovia montebello montecito monterey mount washington northridge palmdale whittier norwalk mountains pacific palisades pacoima palms estates panorama paramount pico rivera robertson union playa porter ranch quartz hill ramona rancho dominguez reseda ridge route rolling rosemead rowland dimas marino pasqual pedro fe springs sawtelle sepulveda basin shadow sherman madre signal silver southeast gate jose stevenson sunland sun sylmar tarzana temple toluca topanga torrance tujunga unincorporated catalina island susana universal university valinda glen val verde van nuys venice vermont knolls vermont-slauson verdugos vernon veterans administration park-windsor vincent walnut watts adams westchester westlake westmont whittier-los nietos westwood narrows willowbrook wilmington windsor winnetka

Upcoming events (4+)

Coffee Talkie: Second Sunday Morning Coffee Social. At Farmers Market

The Original Farmers Market

Since there is so much interest in the bean, . . .And since there is so much interest in good decnet social, . . .

Here is what will happen. Starting at 10:00, . . . We will have an nice and simple Coffee and Conversation.

The idea is simple, . . . you want some people to get together with for some intelligent conversation over coffee, tea or any other elixir.

On each table, or in different areas, will be placard with a topic.
. . . Let's call that a "Table Topic"

Pick a topic an join in on the conversation. It's that simple.

Topics will be in the comments section before the event. (if we are orginzed). Post your ideas for Table Topics in the comments on the main event

Cost? Whatever you drink (and eat). Please do patronize the Farmers Market places with a drink or some bites.

The aim will be to make this a Monthly event that tries out a different place each time. And alternates between the city and the Valley. This is the City version.

Send a note with your suggestions of other places (Direct Message link) https://secure.meetup.com/messages/?new_convo=true&member_id=273063881

About this location: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=scijlfJn524
Wikipedia has a good history https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Farmers_Market_(Los_Angeles)
Thier website https://farmersmarketla.com

We are GOING TO MEET in the UPSTAIRS PATIO.

You can find the upstairs patio by looking for the ‘More Tables’ signs on the North side of the market. There are stairwells on either side of Kip’s Toyland that lead to the upstairs patio.

As far as parking, make sure you park in the Farmers Market parking lot and not in parking structure associated with The Grove.

If you park in Farmers Market section, you can get validation from any of the vendors and the first two hours are free. After that, it starts getting expensive.

If you park in the Grove parking structure, you will need to buy something from one of the stores at the Grove to get parking validation. If you don’t, parking can be quite expensive.

If you are tenacious, you might be able to find a metered spot outside the parking lot on 3rd st., but you’ll have to feed the meter every two hours.

Or . . .there is always park or free some place (like home) and then take uber there.
The bus is a great option that will get you around parking issues.

Making this a No Plus One event, . . . meaning, . . . If you want to bring a +1 have them RSVP on the group.
This way we all come "solo." Totally removes some stigma that way. Come have some stigma free coffee.

Come alone leave with some friends. Come with friends, . . . leave with more friends.

What's that? This sounds like so much fun you would like to help host or even be the host? No sweat. Send a note and we can make that happen. Everything is all set up. All you need to do is smile and wave. And you know how to do that!!

What about Covid? Whatever the Federal, State, County or City rules, or whatever is in place from the manamget will be in force.
At the moment that may be show card with proof at the door and wear mask when not sitting at tables.

This event is cross posted (posted to several groups). So the number of RSVP's do not reflect the real total RSVP'd. Last time we had avour 40 folks.

The MAIN location where this is posted to is
https://www.meetup.com/CulturalArts/events/283412405/
RSPV there to be part of any discussions or announcements.

To see ALL our events https://www.meetup.com/CulturalArts/events/

This Coffee Talkie event is part of a Series. As of now we are doing it monthly on the Second Sunday. Here are the next dates and Locations. RSVP in advance now from this list IF you are interested in the future dates to stay in the loop as locations are firmed up.

IF there is great demand (lots of pople RSVP'ing to these dates) then we will add to make it twice a month or every other weekend. So let us now your interest so we can know if we need to add dates and locations.

March 13 Marie Et Cie (valley)
https://www.meetup.com/CulturalArts/events/283412733/

April 10 (city)(Possibly Cafe Loft in K-Town)
https://www.meetup.com/CulturalArts/events/283413160/

May 8 Groundwork (valley) (or KAFN in Glendale)
https://www.meetup.com/MoreToExplore/events/283412765/

June 12 (city) (Possibly Yellow House in K-town)
https://www.meetup.com/CulturalArts/events/283415135/

July 10 (valley) (Possibly Copa Vida)
https://www.meetup.com/CulturalArts/events/283415147/

Aug 14 (city) (Possibly Sightglass)
https://www.meetup.com/CulturalArts/events/283415392/

Sept 11 (Possibly Verve)
https://www.meetup.com/CulturalArts/events/283415526/

Oct 9 (city) (Possibly Patria)
https://www.meetup.com/CulturalArts/events/283415691/

Nov 13 (Possibly Hot And Cool)
https://www.meetup.com/CulturalArts/events/283416029/

Dec 11 (city) (Possibly Cognoscenti)
https://www.meetup.com/CulturalArts/events/283416040/

Jan 8 To (Possibly MCO)
https://www.meetup.com/CulturalArts/events/283416049/

So you want to be an organizer? Find out how to post your own event on the group

Why not host some events. Great way to meet people!!!

Got an idea for an event or an event you want to do?

NOW is your chance!!!!

It's a new year coming up. AND you want it to be different than the last.
Do you find events and think: "Gee, . . . I like this event but want it closer, or on a different day, or just a little earlier or later."

If you post the event you pick the time, and place and date that in convenient to you. As well as pick the content/topic/focus of the event.

What a win!!!

This meetup is a giant collaboration. In that vein we welcome new organizers.

If you wish to become an Organizer on group. RSVP'ing here is a start and shows your agreement with the group rules for posting.
AND THEN fill out this form https://forms.gle/d1yNnhUiNP6CzyCw7

These are basic rules all organizers must abide by and work within. Mostly they are all about showing a respect for the members.

Best Practices or the rules simplified.

1.) No Emailing and no using the "discussion" box
2.) No outside links
3.) All events are Hosted. There are no "no host" events.
4.) List any money costs in the first 2 or 3 lines.
5.) Special note about Repeat Events.
6.) Special note about city or area in title

Not too many rules. Not too complicated. They all have to do with respect for the membership.

1.) No Emailing AND No Discussion Box
The one BIG BIG rule I have is NOBODY messages the general membership via the email feature. Post the event and let Meetup send out all the notices. The discussion box is just another way for you to send spam. So that is closed, and only for the use and management by and of the (main) organizer only.

2.) No Outside links:
No links to other meetups. No links to other social media (no instagram, no eventbrite, no twitter, no facebook etc).
For instance: Do not just put a Facebook link. Instead copy all the wording from FB and put the words. Plain and simple; Link's are lazy. So don't be lazy!!!
You want members to click the RSVP. So you don't give any other option that may lead them away from the event page.
*** If you "need" outside links of any sort: Contact the lead organizer and just make sure ok. It usually is. Just ask first.

3.) Meetup does not allow "No Host" events. You or the listed Event Host will be there and present. You will welcome and make sure people can find you or the meetup area. And that people will be able to actually be able to meet others from meetup. If members in attendance report you are not attending your events you will not be allowed to continue to post events. If you want to post an "informational" event then go and post it on Craigslist.

4.) List money costs in the first few lines.
This has to do with email notices. The email version of the event sends the first few lines of the writeup. If it's free, . . .say it's free. If it costs . . . say it early so people have the info.
If it is free it is best to include the word "Free" in the title.

5.) Events can repeat no more than every three weeks, unless you get permission ahead of time.
When making a repeating event DO NOT USE the auto-scheduling feature. After your event occurs log on and list it again.
The Auto-pilot is a problem as people forget they listed. They don't show up and people do. The complaints end up being filed against the group and not the organizer that bailed.
If you use the "repeat" feature it will be edited and the future ones edited off.

6.) List the city or area in the title. You get better turnout and less flakes.

There are some general guidelines to making great events
General Guidelines:
A.) Great wording
B.) Great Pix
C.) 4 weeks notice is best.

Cost of posting events?
We do not charge for access to the group. We only ask that the event is good decent social and creates community.

To send a message direct:
https://www.meetup.com/message/?recipientId=273063881
Don't forget to fill out the form
https://forms.gle/d1yNnhUiNP6CzyCw7

Organizing events is the best way to meet people.

.Everest Base Camp!!!! Nepal Trip!!! OMG your bucket list fulfilled!!!!

Los Angeles International Airport

**There are only 3 spots left for this trip. Act fast if you want to join us**

This is definitely a bucket list type of trip. It embodies adventure and the romance of traveling to far off places. It is also tempered with safety and do-ability.

The "land portion" of this trip starts in Kathmandu on Apr 18, but if you are taking our pre-arranged flight from Los Angeles, we depart on Apr 16. The return flight comes back to LAX on May 03.

First of all. . . this is NOT going up to the top of Everest (29,000). This is going to Everest Base Camp (17,600) also called EBC. Our starting elevation will be in Lukla at 9,400'.
The truth is if you can manage walking 3-6 hours a day, up and down a hill, while carrying a light backpack, you will be OK!
Professional guides and Porters to carry your gear are included. All that is left for you to carry is your water, snacks and camera.

But I don't have the needed gear?!
Our trip includes providing you with a North Face sleeping bag and parka, rated to -4F. As well as walking poles. So you don't have to buy them or pack in your suitcase.

Does this include food?
Yes. All meals are included.

What is lodging like?
We are sleeping in a series of "Tea Houses" along the route. You will have bed in a shared room with roommate (from the group). Sorry, a solo room will not be available on this trip. We will pair up everybody.

How dangerous is this? What if I get sick or hurt?
This is NOT the summiting Everest with people dying from bad choices. We will be walking on an established, well used trail the entire time, and NOT on snow or ice. Stats from past years show that 30,000 people a year do the EBC trek. With all that said, . . . Our trip INCLUDES emergency insurance. For instance: this will cover a helicopter if needed. We are also Certified Wilderness First Responders.

Plain and simple, safety is our primary goal. We will have an experienced guide and porters, and we will be along the entire way too.

How much does this cost?

INCLUDING AIR departing from LA the TOTAL cost is:
18 days for ONLY $3,780

If you want a breakdown to try and find a better flight, OR if you wish to use miles, OR if you wish to upgrade your flight, OR you are not flying out of LA:

Everest Base Camp Trip $2,390 (15 Day, land only)
The (group) air portion $1,390 (departure LA)

A Refundable Deposit of $250 to hold your space. Balance due by Feb 18, 2022.
Here is a secure link for deposit: https://www.paypal.com/instantcommerce/checkout/A3DBBZGZVRNL4

If you wish more information, please fill out this form:
https://forms.gle/pVEiWr25G9DM5nPM6

Apr 16: Depart 6:30PM
Apr 17: Flight time across time zones
Apr 18: Arrival in Kathmandu 10:30 AM(4,377') Night at hotel
Apr 19: Scenic flight to Lukla (9,383')(45 minutes) and trek to Phakding (8700/4-5 hrs/5mi
Apr 20: Trek to Namche Bazar (11,286'/5-6 hrs/6.2mi)
Apr 21: Acclimatization day. Day Hike to Syanboche (12,575')
Apr 22: Trek to Tengboche (12,664'/5-6 hrs/6.2mi)
Apr 23: Trek to Dingboche (14,469'/5-6 hrs/5mi)
Apr 24: Acclimatization day. Day Hike to Nagarjun Hills (16,676'/2 hrs)
Apr 25: Trek to Lobuche (16,207'/ 5-6 hrs trekking/4.4mi)
Apr 26: Lobuche to Gorakshep (16,942')- Everest Base Camp (17,600') (Everest summit is 29,029') and trek back to Gorakshep (7-8 hrs/9.3mi)
Apr 27: Gorakshep to Kalapathar (18,514') and trek to Pheriche (14,340'/ 6-7 hrs/9.3mi)
Apr 28: Trek back to Namche Bazar (11,286'/5-6 hrs/9.3mi)
Apr 29: Trek to Lukla (9,383'/6-7 hrs trek/5.6mi)
Apr 30: Scenic Flight back to Kathmandu (45 minutes flight). Last minute shopping
May 1: Contingency Day
May 2: Drive to Kathmandu airport (20-30 minutes’ drive) and fly back to the home.
May 3: Arrive LAX Approx 5PM

This is the adventure of a lifetime!
It is done in a safe manner and includes lots with no surprises.

For a compete list of what is included, and what is not included AND/OR for a Detailed Daily Itinerary, fill this out: https://forms.gle/pVEiWr25G9DM5nPM6

OR Message Anna with your email address and questions. https://secure.meetup.com/messages/?new_convo=true&member_id=131297062

THANKSGIVING 2022, Fri to Mon. Ensenada Weekend Cruise. Best Thanksgiving EVER!

ENSENADA THANKSGIVING CRUISE 2022: Fri Nov 25 to 28

You just finished Thanksgiving 2021. You realize from after Thurs Dinner till Sunday is total free time! This event makes the most of that!

This is the perfect Thanksgiving Solution!!! Use this to get away from the family. OR if you want to take the family and get away. Also a great alternative for those who do not have family locally too!! This will be the way to solve it all!

As a group, we have negotiated a special price!
The cost is $435.86 Per Person TOTAL (all in) including taxes and port charges. (many places give you a false price not including taxes, and port fees)

That gets you an interior cabin, double occupancy (share).
Get a friend to come with OR we will do roommate matching.

There are upgrades to ocean view or single occupancy, depending upon your needs. Message Anna direct for a price if you want to upgrade.
https://secure.meetup.com/messages/?new_convo=true&member_id=131297062

Space is limited and only RSVP WITH DEPOSIT will guarantee your spot.
The deposit is just $30 and it is refundable (less PayPal fees) until Sep 01, 2022
You can use this secure paylink: https://www.paypal.com/instantcommerce/checkout/V2VGXQSRGAR96
If making deposit ALSO be sure to fill this out: https://forms.gle/7LktppE3Uqo67XSs5

There are PLENTY of cruises on Meetup. Especially the Booze Cruise to Ensenada. Ours will be decidedly different and not like the others.

The boat (ship) has all the things that make a cruise ship fun: 9-hole mini golf course, WaterWorks (waterslide park), a tropical resort-style pool - and when you need some pampering and quiet time - a Serenity Retreat area. It also has casino, comedy shows, stage shows, bars, nightclubs, dancing, live music, spa type services, and more.

BUT...as a Meetup we get special treatment. We will get reserved seating together for the formal dining room. We will be doing our own activities on the boat too such as a scavenger hunt. But best of all a great group of like-minded people from our Meetup, ready for play and fun!

On the 2nd night we get a Cocktail Mixer with an OPEN BAR (unlimited drinks). We will have a formal dinner and dress in our fineries.

The BEST part are OUR shore excursions in Mexico. And this is what will make our Meetup and this cruise different from others.

For only $40 per person we will have our own vans and drivers exclusive and private for us for our shore excursion.
On shore you get to choose from any two:
Zip Line Canopy Tour $22
ATV $30
Horseback Riding $30

They are broken up so you can pick and choose and only pay for what you do. If you want . . . don't do any and our drivers can drop you and pick you up in town.

To see more about Las Canadas Resort http://www.lascanadas.com/en/ http://www.lascanadas.com/en/Air_CanopyTour.php
Since we are organizing it, NONE of this is at tourist prices, and no tour operator markups either.

But wait!!! How about a wine tasting visiting historic Winery with tour and tasting? An olive oil tasting too? Sure!!

Since we have our own drivers we will do that too! http://santo-tomas.com/ for example. And will stop in town and do shopping on the way back too.

So it's all around a great way to spend the Thanksgiving weekend.
And...this is NOT like the other meetup cruises you see. Care to join?

Is this for Singles? Or Couples? This is for everybody. It's about people, not your relationship status, sexual preference or age. All welcome on this. We will be a good size bunch so you will find folks you would hang with.

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