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This meetup explores cool scenes, events and locales in Fort Worth, Texas. 
Events will be generally free and located in the Fort Worth area.
Recommendations for activities are appreciated.
Send a msg if you're up to date on any good scenes/events in the area.
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Upcoming events (4+)

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!

Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport

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.

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.

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://py.pl/rCXge

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

Bucket List SPAIN w/Running of the Bulls!! Barcelona/Valencia/Madrid/Bilbao !

Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport

Spain is truly a magical and fascinating country! And we get to travel in it as locals AND at the best time of year to be able to experience in person The Running Of The Bulls in Pamplona.

WE VISIT:
Barcelona
Valencia
Madrid
Bilbao
San Sebastian
Pamplona RUNNING OF THE BULLS

In Barcelona there is everything Gaudi and Picasso, and the trip only gets better from there!

Guided tours in each city, at least one meal a day, museum entrances, Running of the Bulls w/balcony view and much more!

Many other options and extras are included. We travel as a group, and also have the flexibility of hop-on, hop-off tours and museum passes with "skip the line" so you enjoy a complete independence. You are free to do your own thing, cater to your special interests, visit other sights and locations in the cities, while still being guided and aided with arrangements. You can do it independently, or you can join new friends traveling with you, and do it together. The idea is come alone, meet new like-minded people and make lifelong memories, without the "one size fits all" tour formula.

EVERY aspect of this trip is well though out. We visit picturesque storied cities, and fully immerse in the Spanish culture, history and way of life

Day 1 The earlier you arrive the more time you will have in Barcelona this day. Sunset walking tour. Welcome Dinner

Day 2 Full Day Barcelona. Includes 3-day Barcelona Card: Free admission to museums, attractions and guided tours

Day 3 Wed Full Day Barcelona. More tours, sights and culture
Preferred entry to Sagrada Familia with Guided Tour
Gran Gala Flamenco Performance

Day 4 Barcelona/Valencia (via train) Half Day in Valencia

Day 5 Valencia/Madrid (via train) Half Day in Valencia and Madrid

Day 6 Full day Madrid
Hop-On/Off Tour
A day for exploring and shopping
Madrid Tapas and Wine Tasting Tour Dinner included

Day 7 Madrid/Bilbao (via air)
Skip the Line: Prado Museum Tour in Madrid
Almost a full day Madrid with evening flight to Bilbao

Day 8 Full Day Bilbao
Guggenheim Museum tour. Dinner included during Authentic Bilbao food tour.

Day 9 Bilbao/San Sebastian (train)

Day 10 Full Day San Sebastian
A day for exploring and shopping. Dinner included at an authentic Basque Restaurant

Day 11 San Sebastian/Pamplona (via train)
Half day in San Sebastian and Pamplona

Day 12 Full day in Pamplona Running of the Bulls WITH Reserved Balcony for viewing

Day 13 Flight back home

Includes:
* 12 nights in First Class, centrally located hotels
* Transfers Airport/Hotels/Train Stations
* Transportation between the cities by train or air
* Daily breakfast and at least 4 dinners
* Tours, museum visits, Flamenco show, tapa and wine tasting, Pamplona Balcony and more

Total cost per person, double occupancy: $[masked] (we match roommates for those wishing to share):
Cost for solo room: $[masked]

The only way to secure your spot is a $500 deposit
Secure Deposit Link: https://www.paypal.com/instantcommerce/checkout/TL3CB3BJL7MNA
Fill this out if you are making a deposit https://forms.gle/pVEiWr25G9DM5nPM6

Deposit is fully refundable up to 90 days before the departure (less PayPal fees)
Final payment due 60 days before departure

Do you have questions? We lead a Q&A Zoom every other Wed
https://www.meetup.com/MoreToExplore/events/282137223/

Limited capacity of 24 total. This trip will fill up extremely quickly.

Links Central:
Event Info Request Form https://forms.gle/pVEiWr25G9DM5nPM6
Main Event Location https://www.meetup.com/TheBucketList/events/282538601/
Secure Deposit Link: https://www.paypal.com/instantcommerce/checkout/TL3CB3BJL7MNA
To Message questions https://secure.meetup.com/messages/?new_convo=true&member_id=131297062
Wednesday Overseas Q&A Zoom https://www.meetup.com/MoreToExplore/events/282137223/
Wednesday Art Zoom
https://www.meetup.com/CulturalArts/events/279619228

To see our other fun events https://www.meetup.com/MoreToExplore/join /events

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EPIC MACHU PICCHU! Three Ways!! Salkantay Route, Inca Trail or Train

Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport

There are several ways to get to Machu Picchu. All of them are stunning and storied. WE ARE DOING THE BEST THREE!

The Salkantay Trek is an ancient and remote footpath located in the same region as the Inca Trail where massive snowcapped mountains collide with lush tropical rain forests. It is less travelled than the Inca Trail, with breathtaking vistas! Considered by many the better alternate to get to Machu Picchu. It is also not that heavily regulated with government taxes and fees. Hence, the good price!

The Inca Trail is the "tourist" route. We are doing the 2-day hike, which is the second half of the classic Inca Trek. It is shorter and less difficult than the Salkantay. The view is stunning - mostly rainforest canopy and ancient historic sights.

The Train option is just as it sounds. No long hike. Travel by rail and with less effort. This is intended for those with either less mobility or those that wish to glamp it a bit.

Peru is an amazing place with many unbelievable surprises. We are sampling a little bit of everything - from the tall peaks of the Andes, to the majestic Inca ruins, to the legendary Palomino Islands near Lima (a sanctuary of sea lions, pelicans penguins and seagulls), to the famous Peruvian food and the pisco sour!!! This is a trip of a lifetime indeed! Come enjoy this beautiful country the way you want - be it with a stunning 5-day hike (Salkantay), "The Classic" (Inca Trail) or the luxury way (The Train)

We are doing this trip 3 different ways to be able to be more inclusive of all.

Addionally we are
Certified Wilderness First Responder/Wilderness First Aid

This event INCLUDES Med-Evac Insurance

ALL THREE groups will begin together with a few days in Lima and in Cusco but will reach Machu Picchu - the culmination, in different ways!

Option 1: Machu Picchu via Salkantay Trail
Aug 01-11, 2022: 10 nights/11 days
Price per person double occupancy $1995. Single Occupancy $2395
Deposit $251 per person to reserve
(secure deposit link) https://www.paypal.com/instantcommerce/checkout/4KTDUUHDK834A

Option 2: Machu Picchu via Inca Trail (short version)
Aug 01-08, 2022: 7 nights/8 days
Price per person double occupancy $2095. Single Occupancy $2495
Deposit $252 per person to reserve:
(secure deposit link) https://www.paypal.com/instantcommerce/checkout/WCZLWJ6WAMYE8

Option 3: Machu Picchu by TRAIN
Aug 01-08, 2022: 7 nights/8 days
Price per person double occupancy $1895. Single Occupancy $2295
Deposit $253 per person to reserve
(secure deposit link) https://www.paypal.com/instantcommerce/checkout/W6LLVPG6ZTCHG

* ONEWAY AIRFARE FROM LIMA TO CUSCO ON AUG 06 IS INCLUDED IN ALL PRICES ABOVE
* OPTIONAL GROUP AIRFARE FROM LOS ANGELES - $1160 INCLUDING TAX AND 1 CHECKED IN BAG
* AIRFARE FROM OTHER CITIES NOT INCLUDED. REQUEST A QUOTE

To receive detailed itinerary, inclusions, and to ask any questions about fill this out https://forms.gle/cQdqYw74gAYqphXX8

To see the main link for this event
https://www.meetup.com/MoreToExplore/events/279472906/

AND/OR if you have questions?

You can message us direct. For Anna Direct Message https://secure.meetup.com/messages/?new_convo=true&member_id=131297062

For Marc (screen name Oddie) Direct Message https://secure.meetup.com/messages/?new_convo=true&member_id=273063881

AND/OR

We do a Zoom Q & A (every other) Wed 6:00-7:30 PM
Meet others attending, be social, or come and get any questions answered.
https://www.meetup.com/MoreToExplore/events/282592604/

Google Form to get Reminder for the zoom https://forms.gle/6Zs4GMhsN7ZD8ugW6

Come to the zoom and ask any questions. Great way to get the info you want without all the other fluff. As well as meet other attendees.

We believe in good decent social. We have a set of sister group we post our local free, local/regional camping, and our overseas events too.

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

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