What we're about

We organize a large singles party just about every week of the year, all over the Bay Area! We do dance parties, cocktail parties, wine tastings, speakers, holiday parties, and much more... Our larger parties, at major hotels, attract 400 or more. We also do more intimate gatherings of just a few dozen friendly singles. We are NOT a dating site.

All of our 55 parties a year all over the Bay Area benefit The Seva Foundation, http://www.seva.org , located in Berkeley CA, to restore sight to the blind. All of us who work at the parties are volunteers. Every $50 we raise allows Seva to finance a cataract surgery in one of the poor countries of the world! Please spread the word to all of your single friends so that together we can help 15 million people who need this operation to regain their sight.

DISCOUNTS for our larger parties are available on our main website, http://www.thepartyhotline.com .

Upcoming events (5)

Everybody Loves Saturday Nite!

Hyatt Place Emeryville/San Francisco Bay Area

$10.00

Meet new friends at a FUN venue! Only $10 at the door includes complimentary appetizers, served at 7pm, as long as they last; plus a Mixer Game, with prizes, which makes it EASY to meet people. Adults of all ages welcome. Dress to impress. Saturday, July 31, 2021, 7-9pm.

LOCATION: Hyatt Place (not to be confused with Hyatt House down the street), 5700 Bay Street, next to Bay Street Mall, Emeryville CA 94608. Conveniently located near the junction of Hwy 80, Hwy 880, and the Bay Bridge, so our single friends from San Francisco and the East Bay can enjoy!

MORE PARTIES at www.thepartyhotline.com
•July 16, Single Mingle, San Rafael
•July 23, Hawaiian Dance Party, San Jose/Milpitas
•July 25, Face-to-Face Speed Dating, Sunnyvale
•July 30 – Aug 2, Zion/Bryce/St. George Adventure
•July 31, Everybody Loves Saturday Night!, East Bay
•August 20, Silicon Valley Dance, San Jose/Milpitas
•Aug 22, Russian River Canoe Trip
•Aug 26-31, Buenos Aires & Iguazu Falls Adventure
•Aug 28 – Mansion Party for Upscale Singles, Fremont
•Sep 12-15, Istanbul, Turkey Option (before Greece)
•Sep 15-21, Athens & Greek Islands Getaway
•Dec 23-28, Puerto Rico over Christmas
•Jan 6-10, Perfect 4 Days on Oahu, Hawaii

CO-SPONSORED by The Society of Single Professionals, the world’s largest non-profit singles organization; and by many other singles organizations and meetups. All events benefit The Seva Foundation, www.seva.org, to restore sight to the blind.

PLEASE NOTE: The number of people who RSVP on this meetup doesn't reflect all who have registered or will be attending. We promote our events on 26 different singles meetups and dozens of major websites, including Facebook, Twitter, Yelp, Yahoo, Google, etc., plus email blasts to over 100,000 Bay Area singles.

Epic Machu Picchu THREE WAYS-Salkantay Route, Inca Trail AND Train!!

San Francisco International Airport

There are THREE ways to get to Machu Picchu. All of them are stunning and storied. WE ARE DOING ALL 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 mostly rainforest canopy and some ancient historic sights.

The Train 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 (and Machu Picchu) is OPEN for travel!!! This interim moment between the whole world opening up and all back to normalcy is the PERFECT opportunity for this dream escape!

Some want the stunning hikes. (Salkantay)
Others want "The Classic" (Inca Trail)
And still others may have mobility issues, or just want luxury (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 be limited to 12 people max to keep smaller and high quality.
ALL THREE will begin together with a few days in Cusco but will reach Macchu Picchu - the culmination, in different ways!

Option 1: Machu Picchu via Salkantay Trail
Aug[masked] nights/8 days
Per person double occupancy $1190
Per person single Occupancy $1440
Deposit $251 per person to reserve
(secure deposit link) https://py.pl/jpDrE

Option 2: Machu Picchu via Inca Trail (short version) w/Rainbow Mountain
Aug[masked] nights/8 days
Per person double occupancy $1650
Per person single occupancy $2095
Deposit $252 per person to reserve:
(secure deposit link) https://py.pl/2aN2YVfJeOu

Option 3: Machu Picchu by TRAIN w/The Maras Moray Salt Mines
Aug[masked] nights/8 days
Per person double occupancy $1485
Per person single occupancy $1930
Deposit $253 per person to reserve
(secure deposit link) https://py.pl/1gW52a

For SALKANTAY ONLY
Two Added Days in Lima Add-On
half-day sightseeing tour of Lima w/ 2 added nights hotel
Per person double occupancy $250
Per person single occupancy $312

AIRFARE IS NOT INCLUDED
The flights US Lima and Lima to Cusco are not included.
Flight prices vary by date, departure location/time. Additionally some wish to use to use airline credits, miles or points.
We can provide you an exact airfare quote at time of reservation, and book it for you.
All hotel to airport transfers are included.
This way you will get the flight that works best for you. We all meet as meetup starting at our hotel in Cusco.

To receive detailed itinerary, inclusions, and to ask any questions about Flight, Deposits, Hotels or anything else: Fill Out This Google Form https://forms.gle/cssFjQ6Jz49cgUus9
It will get all the info needed to give you the best answers possible

To see the main link for this event
https://www.meetup.com/MoreToExplore/events/278106797/

We are ALSO doing a live zoom Q & A on THURS at 7PM
where you can meet us AND ask all the questions and get filled in on all the info.
https://www.meetup.com/MoreToExplore/events/278630121/

We do other fun social adventures. For example:
Everest Base Camp April 18, 2022 (April is the bet month to go, and also less pandemic by then)
https://www.meetup.com/MoreToExplore/events/266193501/

We look forward to you joining us on our travels.

If interested in Machu Picchu THREE WAYS Fill Out This Google Form https://forms.gle/cssFjQ6Jz49cgUus9

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

Sep 10 Meetup on The Orient Express Paris Venice Prague Vienna Budapest Istanbul

San Francisco 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

Here is a basic thumbnail:
** 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.

Includes:
* 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
and more...

Want more info? Fill this out https://forms.gle/cQdqYw74gAYqphXX8

We have TWO departures to chose from
Sep[masked]https://www.meetup.com/MoreToExplore/events/278927768/
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
https://www.meetup.com/MoreToExplore/events/278630121/

To join in on the other fun events we do
https://www.meetup.com/MoreToExplore/join/ events/

Live the adventure instead of only dreaming it!

Meetup on The Orient Express Paris, Venice, Prague, Vienna, Budapest, Istanbul!!

San Francisco International Airport

The Orient Express...you have heard it many times. The romance, the mystery, the adventure! Of course with the opulence too!

You will visit Paris, Venice, Vienna, Prague, Budapest and Istanbul.

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 of excessive opulence by replacing it with service and contemporary refinement. The journey will mirror elements of the original Orient Express route from Paris to Istanbul.

The trip starts in Paris and has a full two days there. 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.

The Orient Express was long-distance passenger train service that began in 1883 with the original endpoints being Paris to Istanbul. In Istanbul the Pera Palace Hotel, built in 1892 as the accommodations at the terminus.

The original name 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. And again shortened to either Venice or Vienna. By 2007 The Orient Express was only Paris to Strasbourg, and in 2009 stopped service altogether. With the train cars being updated all along they way too. So 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.

Includes:
* 4 night trains with sleeping compartment accommodations
* 6 nights in 4-star or higher hotels with best central locations
* all transfers
* guided tours in each city
* entrance to museums in each city
* at least one meal a day
and more...

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

$500 deposit plus the $2,990 final payment = $3,490 total cost.
Limited capacity of 24 total. This trip will fill up extremely quickly.
Live the adventure instead of only dreaming it !!!

Covid: Originally this adventure was May 2020. We moved to Sep 2021 with the info that Vaccine being widely deployed and available for general public. We are now taking deposits on Sept departure. NOW is the time to firm up your attendance and take care of deposit.

Got general or specific questions on the trip? Send me a message.
https://secure.meetup.com/messages/?new_convo=true&member_id=273063881

For Deposit PM to Anna directly. She takes care of all the deposits as well as flights, hotels and etcetera.
https://secure.meetup.com/messages/?new_convo=true&member_id=131297062

Main group hosting https://www.meetup.com/MoreToExplore/events/266194400/

RSVP there for discussions.

Past events (319)

Face-to-Face Speed Dating Returns!

Off The Rails Brewing Co.

$25.00

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