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This group is for Chicagoans who love to explore food in a social way! I envision the meetups in this group will consist of cooking classes, food related outings and a ton of other great food related social events. Come join us and have a blast! But make sure to take the initiative and join one of our meetups because you don't want anyone else having your fun! All are welcome! Singles, married of all ages! Looking forward to having a ton of fun with all of you! If you have any suggestions please email the organizer and if you want to host an event, please get in touch!!!

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Thailand for Lantern Festival 2019!

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Thailand for Lantern Festival 2019! (15 days / 14 nights) Thailand is a great vacation spot and we’ll be just in time for one of the most coveted events in travel…The mass lantern release in Chiang Mai (pictures below)! It is an awe inspiring sight to witness thousands of lanterns drift into the sky simultaneously and tickets are really hard to come by, but we have them! We’ll also be staying in some of the most amazing hotels you’ve ever seen. A tree house Swiss Family Robinson style bungalow and floating lake house hotel are experiences in themselves and another highlight of the trip. Thailand’s breathtaking landscape, mouth-watering food, relaxing massages and laid back vibe makes it the perfect vacation spot. Did I mention that the massages are only $8 each?! Email if you want to go or have questions : [masked]. Trip dates : November 2 - 16, 2019 Trip cost : $3200 (excluding international flights) Single supplement : $650 For more information, visit : http://globe-drifters.com/tour/thailand/ Yelp reviews : https://www.yelp.com/biz/globe-drifters-san-francisco-2 Included : - 14 nights accommodation - 3 domestic flights - Ground transportation - Ferry/Speed boat transfers - Lantern Festival Ticket - Activities as indicated on itinerary - 12 breakfasts, 4 lunches and 4 dinners Not included : - Optional activities - Some meals - Alcoholic beverages - Gratuities - International flight - Insurance For more information, please visit : http://globe-drifters.com/tour/thailand/ or email : [masked]

Galapagos Trip! *SOLD OUT*

Charles Darwin Research Station

*SOLD OUT!!! Email [masked] if you are interested in next year's trip.* QUITO + Galapagos Islands Cruise (9 days / 8 nights) Trip Dates : November 12 - November 21, 2018 -OR- MAINLAND ECUADOR + Galapagos Islands Cruise (13 days / 12 nights) Trip Dates : November 8 - 20, 2018 More details below : The Galapagos is not considered a 'cheap' destination. You can cut corners to make it more affordable by staying in land-based hotels and then do day trips out to some of the islands, but you would not get to see the more far flung islands this way. We have opted for a cruise because a land-based tour in the Galapagos puts you with many other tourists which can make each boat transit time as long as 2 hours one way (or more) on dinghy. We chose a cruise rather than a land-based experience, so that we can go to the more far flung islands that land based tourists will not get to see. We'll sail at night and then wake up at our next destination. The cruise is 5 days/4 nights. Most cruises are either a 4, 5 or 8 days. The 4 day cruise is a bit too short and the 8 day a bit too long. The 5 day cruise allows for just the right amount of time to explore the Galapagos. If you would like to look at the boat we'll be sailing around the islands, please click on the link below. The maximum amount of travelers on the boat we take is 16 people and there are 9 rooms available. This is a first-class, luxury boat and is one of the top 3 boats that sails in the Galapagos! Our boat in the Galapagos : http://www.alya-cruise.com/ The reason a smaller boat is better is because of the ease in which to do day excursions. Many tour groups opt for larger boats and in doing so you will have 50 - 100 other people that will be with you on the beaches and hikes making for a not so serene hike or tons of people in your pictures on "deserted" beaches. Also, you must load into a dinghy to get from the cruise boat to the islands and with over 50 people, the load time can take over an hour. So when you are on a small boat with a maximum of 16 travelers, it allows for a genuinely private tour. Your round-trip flight Quito - Galapagos is included in the cost of the trip, which is approximately $600. Most tours start in the Galapagos, so that means no taxi transfers, internal flights or hotel rooms are included. These can all come to a total of $1,000 or more. This trip has it all included and the only thing you must book is your international flight to and from Quito. There are 2 options for the Galapagos Cruise : Option 1 : QUITO & Galapagos Cruise http://globe-drifters.com/tour/galapagos-cruise/ Price : $4,400 Option 2 : MAINLAND ECUADOR & Galapagos Cruise http://globe-drifters.com/tour/galapagos-islands-cruise/ Price : $5,100 If you're only interested in the Galapagos cruise, Option 1 is best. If you would like to see Ecuador as well, Option 2 is best. If you compare these trips to the larger tours and see what is and what is not included, these trips are the best deal. Plus, you'll be sailing around the Galapagos Islands on a first-class, luxury boat! :-) Both January and February 2018 trips sold out quickly as many are a bit worried about the rumors that some of the islands might shut down in the Galapagos due to negative impact tourism has had on the environment as of the last 2 years. Which islands will be shut down or when or if any at all has not yet been announced, so the November 2018 itinerary will remain the same. If interested, email : [masked]

Morocco Trip!

Jemaa el Fna

MOROCCO TRIP! (12 days / 11 nights) Morocco’s ancient medinas and Saharan dunes will mesmerize and transport us back in time as we haggle for spices in the souks, sleep under a blanket of stars in the Sahara, and caravan by camel into the desert. Check out the video from our first trip to Morocco by clicking the following link : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pozJBCPmWJQ Below is some information. Message Rebecca or email [masked] if you are interested or have any questions. Yelp Reviews : https://www.yelp.com/biz/globe-drifters-san-francisco-2 Trip Dates : November 9 - 20, 2019 Trip Cost : $2900 (excluding flights) Single Supplement : $550 You can see all the trip details here : http://globe-drifters.com/tour/morocco Included : - 11 nights accommodation - Private, air-conditioned ground transportation - Local guide throughout - Activities as indicated on itinerary - All breakfasts, 5 lunches, 4 dinner - Airport pick-up Not included : - Optional excursions and activities - Some lunches and dinners - Beverages - Gratuities - Souvenirs - Airport drop-off - International flight - Insurance If you have questions, please email : [masked]

Vietnam/Cambodia Trip!

Angkor Wat

VIETNAM/CAMBODIA TRIP! (15 days / 14 nights) Venture into the heart of Indochina as we make our way to Vietnam and Cambodia. From the bustling and chaotic city capitals of Phnom Penh and Hanoi to deserted islands…so deserted that the show Survivor has a permanent base for filming here. No trip to Cambodia and Vietnam would be complete without exploring the ancient city of Angkor that is slowly being devoured by the jungle or sailing through Halong Bay for an overnight cruise on a traditional ‘junk’ boat. This trip truly is a once in a lifetime experience with breathtaking scenery, secluded beaches, a tragic yet captivating history and so much more. Email if you're interested or have questions : [masked]. Trip dates : November 16 - 30, 2019 Trip cost : $3300 (excluding flights) Single supplement : $600 For more information, visit : http://globe-drifters.com/tour/vietnam-cambodia/ Yelp reviews : https://www.yelp.com/biz/globe-drifters-san-francisco-2 Included : - 14 nights accommodation - 2 domestic flights and 1 international flight (Vietnam to Cambodia) - Ground transportation - Ferry/Speed boat transfers - Local guide throughout - Halong Bay overnight cruise - Activities as indicated on itinerary - 11 breakfasts, 2 lunches and 3 dinners Not included : - Some excursions and activities - Some meals - Beverages - Gratuities - International flight - Insurance - Visas (See website for more information) For more information, please visit : http://globe-drifters.com/tour/vietnam-cambodia/ or email : [masked]

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Travel to Turkey!

Hagia Sophia

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