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Meetup and Mingle!

Meet other fun loving East bay people. Meet people who love:

Dancing
Dogs
Hiking
Painting
Sailing
World Tours

Mingle for fun, friendship and maybe more.

You don't have to be a professional or an artist to attend our meetups, just an interest in having fun.

NOTE: a photo of yourself **is** high suggested.

Have an event you want to promote? Then post it on this Meetup. To do so, please text or call Phil at 925-8.8.8-4392

New Years Eve Party

Don't miss our New Year's Eve Party at the San Ramon Marriott on New years. it includes:

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Big Balloon Drop at Midnight

Champagne Toast

Two Free Drinks

Casino Gaming for 100's of dollars in prizes

Party Favors
Entertainment

Huge Dance Floor

Live Band and a DJ

Bar Snacks
Free Parking
Sold out every year, so get tickets early.
Visit PGuild.com to learn more! (http://www.PGuild.com).

Upcoming events (4+)

Portugal Trip! - Oct 2021 *SOLD OUT!

Lisbon

*SOLD OUT! If interested in the 2022 trip, please email [masked].

PORTUGAL TRIP!
- Dates: October 7 - 19, 2021 (13 days)
- Cost: $3900 (per person, excluding flights)
- Single supplement: $675
- Details: https://globe-drifters.com/trip/portugal-trip-13-days/

See below for more information. If you have questions, please email [masked].

Travel to Portugal and discover old-world Europe… Traverse all of Portugal on this 13-day trip with ample free time, short 2-hour transfers to each new destination, and best of all, no rushing around as we explore all the highlights and much more.

- Mysticism and symbolism: Hunt for references to the Knights Templar, Masons, and dark alchemy in Quinta da Regaleira’s massive well along with its hidden passageways.

- Enchanted vineyards: Take in the breathtaking views and wines of Douro Valley and stay in a charming B&B overlooking the vineyards, river, and valleys.

- Discover the dark side: Dare to enter Evora’s Chapel of Bones where you will find the bones and skulls of 5,000 people decorating the church.

- Foodie’s paradise: Feast on a sumptuous food tour in Porto during which you’ll discover the most unique and larger-than-life tapas selections.

COVID UPDATE: If your trip is canceled prior to departure due to COVID-19, you will receive a full refund!

Please email [masked] if you have questions! Also, keep up-to-date on upcoming trip by joining the Facebook travel group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/613025845523107.

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

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