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Ready to mix and mingle and feel "normal" again? We are ready to have fun again! Join all the fun people and play some games like Cards Against Humanity, Jenga, Uno, Exploding Kittens, Never Have I Ever & more. Prior to sitting down, we will have some ice breaker game to get the conversation flowing! COME and RECONNECT!
We start the evening with the ice breaker game where you are standing and mixing with others. This allows you to figure out the group of new friends you would like to challenge for the first game! Once seated, feel free to rotate through the various tables and meet new friends and play different games.
We are hosting this event at Santa Monica's posh nightlife venue - Senator Jones on Wilshire! This venue is beautifully decorated and with lots of space for a few hundred guests! In addition, you are welcome to stay after the event when they open their doors to the public. Join us for a night of fun making new friends!
Coming by yourself? Most people do! Don't worry, in no time you will be making a bunch of new friends because everyone there will be from Meetup! :) We have the entire venue to ourselves for Game Night!
8:00 pm to 8:45 pm - Social hour. Grab a drink, meet and greet your new friends.
8:45 pm to 10:00 pm - Enjoy the games and the drink specials while losing... I mean, winning! At 9:45 we will start putting the games away because at 10:00 pm Senator Jones will open to the public. You are free to hang out all night and enjoy the DJ! :)
Note: It will not be advantageous to arrive late. Guests that show up on time normally end up meeting everyone and have the most fun. Come on time at 8:00 pm. :)
Cost: $10 cash at the entrance. We have the entire venue for Game Night so everyone will be there from Meetup!
Dress Code: Upscale casual.
Parking: There is plenty of parking in the area. Just be sure to read the street signs.
Taking the Metro? Senator Jones is less than a mile from the 17th/SMC Station off the Expo Line.
This Meetup event is crossed-posted on many, many meetup groups. Expect a great turnout!! :)
Foothills Visitor Center
Sequoia in Spring could not be better! Waterfalls flowing. Lush forest with snow still on the ground at elevation.
Our campsite is at low elevation. So it will be warmer nights, and then great temperatures in the day in the park out in the sun.
The really great thing is we will not have to worry of fires and any of the late season problems being all dry.
The river will be full, AND OUR SITE IS RIGHT ON THE RIVER!!
We will have Optional River Rafting!
We have have riverfront sties Even with a beach!
All restrooms are flush toilets and NOT pit/septic toilets. We will also have free hot showers available.
*Sites are on grass.
*Plenty of shade.
* located close to (food) stores and restaurants so you do not need to totally rough it if the mood does not strike you.
Stunning waterfalls of Tokopah Falls
Roaring River Falls
Having the site longer makes it a more leisure weekend.
Cost per person:
Camping for 2 or 3 nights is $124.99 Per Person
OK . . . Tell me about food and everything else. What's included?
The logistics of us providing food (as well as food prep issues with Covid) are just not feasible or safe.
Due to varied dietary needs, and food contact issues, it's better if bring what you like and prep it. There will be grills available.
BUT there are also local options. No need to cook too much if you don't want to.
Firewood: We will provide a bundle of firewood to start. If you want a super roaring fire you can pickup some extra at the small store.
Kids? Sure. If under 18 they are at no charge.
How do I pay?
Cost per person: Camping for 2 or 3 nights is $124.99 Per Person
What if I have a +1 or +whatever? Cost is Per Person. Just do the payment link a 2nd or 3rd time. IF under 18 free.
What if I stay two nights. Is it less? No. You can stay as late as you want on Sunday before packing up. It gives us flexibility.
Refund if requested 2 weeks before event start. If less than 2 weeks: 100% Full Credit be applied to ANY future event we run.
Are you frustrated with "surveys" that organizers have you fill out so they can discriminate? Are they even proud of discriminating and proclaim it by saying they pick and choose and exclude? The proclaim they are the bouncer at the door to keep out who they wish to exclude. Discrimination is not something to be proud of or to proclaim as a good thing. Do not support discrimination in any way, or for any reason.
We do NOT discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, and where applicable, sex, marital status, familial status, parental status, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, political beliefs, or even for belly button lint.
*ASL interpret is available
*Certified Wilderness First Responder
*Certified Wilderness First Aid
*We do also carry required insurance
Questions? Comments ? Issues? Message direct
Friday - Flexible arrival time.
8:00am to 5:00pm Fun in the park.
Those that are rafting will do that. Rafting is optional and does cost extra. However they discount for us. You pay the Rafting Company directly when there.
Those who are not Rafting will go back into the park for the day and head home when wish.
Want to stay till Monday? No Prob. It's already included.
Pix from last time https://www.meetup.com/MoreToExplore/photos/all_photos/?photoAlbumId=31239259
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Our events go to quality sites with amenities, great hikes & adventures that are safe and fun. We welcome all, and that includes you!
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Los Angeles International Airport
This is definitely a bucket list type adventure. It is also tempered with safety and do-ability.
This event embodies adventure and the romance of traveling to far off places.
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'.
With all that said . . . this is VERY doable at any age. You do not need to be a marathon runner. The truth is if you can manage walking 3-6 hours a day, up and down a hill, while carrying a light pack, 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.
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/BQ6wm
More is available upon request. Please call 8I[masked], or RSVP, or PM or post a comment.
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 and detailed packing list: RSVP, PM or post in the comments.
Note: correct end date May 3rd, not May 1st. Meetup limits event posts 14 days max
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Our Website https://www.ismyoyster.com/events/everestbasecamp
Los Angeles International Airport
The world is re-opening. We had our reservations in place before. Now is THE time to go!
The Orient Express...you have heard it many times. The romance, the mystery, the adventure! Of course with the opulence too!
This trip brings back the romance and adventure of train travel, along with the mystery of new cities and countries. Brought back in a special way; adding value and removing inflated expense by replacing it with service and contemporary refinement. The journey will mirror the original Orient Express
Paris, Venice, Vienna, Prague, Budapest & Istanbul.
The trip starts in Paris for full two days. Also staying two full days in Vienna, 1 3/4 days in Budapest, with full days in Venice, Prague, and two full days in Istanbul. Included: guided tours in each city, at least one meal a day, museum entrances, wine tasting and much more!
In addition, 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 helped with all the 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 being stuck with the "one size fits all" tour formula.
Want more info? Fill this out https://forms.gle/cQdqYw74gAYqphXX8
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** Paris for two full days.
* Night Train Paris to Venice
**Venice for a full day
* Night Train Venice to Vienna
**Vienna for two full days
* Night Train Vienna to Prague
** Prague for a full day
* Night Train Prague to Budapest
** Budapest for two (almost full) days
* Late flight Budapest to Istanbul
** Istanbul for two full days.
* Hotel nights in Paris, Vienna, Budapest and Istanbul
The Orient Express began in 1883. Original endpoints being Paris to Istanbul. In Istanbul the Pera Palace Hotel, built in 1892 as the accommodations at the terminus. It became synonymous with intrigue and was a showcase of luxury with comfort at a time when traveling was still rough and dangerous. The route changed many times and was eventually shortened to Bucharest, and later to Budapest as the endpoint. In 2009 service stopped and The real Orient Express is but a memory.
With this trip, we visit more cities, with guided tours included in each, a meal a day, as well as all transfers and hotels with concierge quality service. Give in to the lure of the rails with adventure, tempered with value resulting in memories of a lifetime.
EVERY aspect of this trip is epic. Visit picturesque and storied cities. Enjoy four night trains and experience the enchantment of the rails. We are even staying in the original destination of Pera Palace Hotel in Istanbul with it's grandeur and opulence.
* 4 night trains with sleeping compartment accommodations
* 6 nights in great hotels in prime central locations
* all transfers
* guided tours in each city
* entrance to museums in each city
* at least one meal a day
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We have TWO departures to chose from
Sep 21-Oct 2 https://www.meetup.com/MoreToExplore/events/278927777/
$3,490 total cost.
Limited capacity of 24 total. Only 4 openings left.
The only way to secure your spot is a $500 deposit. Fully refundable to 90 days before the event. Final payment due 60 days before
Secure Deposit Link https://py.pl/1imcPZ
You can use any credit or debit card.
Questions? Ask at our Zoom this Thurs at 7PM
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