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This Meetup group promotes LIVE MUSIC in Long Beach and surrounding counties in Southern California for singles and couples of all ages. For more about live music events in Long Beach for singles and couples, please visit our website - http://www.LongBeachIndependent.com

We are fans (singles and couples) of ALL styles of music and we welcome music lovers of all walks of life! We will feature a meetup at a local venue for singles and couples that may be hosted or un-hosted, but always a good time!

NOTE: The first LIVE MUSIC Show featured on this Meetup was June 19, 2007 featuring Bernie Pearl in Long Beach, past radio host of "Nothin' But the Blues" at KKJZ and founder of the ol' LB Blues Fest. Bernie was an fun guest on THE PRIME SPOT Radio Show, TPSradio at CSULB and has been part of the LOCAL MUSIC lineup including lbcc.edu and wpmd.edu TPSradio for the past 12 years..

Thanks LISA RAP for cohosting Club 562 meetups!

Membership is not required for singles and couples to attend the fun events....so invite your friends. They can always join later.

Hope to see you soon! We need more responsible organizers; contact us with your ideas.

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Croatia is open for tourists and we've got your trip! This will be our 3rd Croatia Land and Sea tour and you can't ask for a better vacation. Plus, with so few people and this ship exclusively to ourselves it is a very safe vacation as well. We did this trip last October and had these islands mostly to ourselves, even Dubrovnik.

It's a fantastic itinerary starting with 3-nights on land where we visit several amazing coastal, medieval towns and islands and also the most amazing and beautiful Plitvace Lakes National Park. You won't believe your eyes with all it's beautiful waterfalls, lakes and streams.

After our 3-days on land we transfer to our private yacht which is brand new for 2021. We will likely be the first group on this ship. This 7-night cruise takes in the Dalmatian Islands traveling one-way from Split to Dubrovnik. It's a leisurely pace with only a few hours each morning of cruising and then the entire afternoon and evening to enjoy each stop. Dinners are on your own which gives us time to wander and enjoy some of the culinary delights that each island has. This ship has just 19 cabins and also features a pool and Jacuzzi! It's a wonderful way to experience this fascinating country.

Sounds expensive doesn't it? Not with Singles in Paradise! This trip, with 3-nights hotel, ground transportation, all tours, daily breakfast, lunches and 2 dinners included is just $2,550! We can only take 34 people and gave our Bali and Fiji groups an early chance to sign up so don't wait to sign up.

Go to our webpage to read more about the itinerary, see photos and get signed up for this amazing trip: http://www.singlesinparadise.com

Cruise includes:

o 8 days - 7 nights charter with crew
o Accommodation for maximum number of passengers in two bedded cabins with private facilities
o Air-conditioned cabins
o Fully equipped cabins (Safe deposit box, hair dryer, LCD TV, cupboard & wardrobe cabinet)
o Fuel for max 4 - 5 hours of sailing daily
o Seven buffet breakfasts
o Three course lunches daily
o Captain's dinner with live entertainment
o Additional dinner onboard
o Welcome cocktail
o Tea and coffee all day
o Unlimited water from the water dispenser
o Olive oil and wine tasting onboard
o Daily fresh fruit and snacks
o Daily cabin upkeep
o Midweek fresh bed linen and towels
o Beach towel per person weekly
o Free wireless internet access (Wi-Fi)
o Air-conditioned dining room with bar area and LCD TV
o Lounging sundeck with deck-beds for all passengers
o Rear access platform for easy access to/from the sea
o Use of hot tub
o Porterage

Rates do not include:

Port taxes and fees, € 40 per person/week, to be paid on board in cash
Drinks from bar


1 Night in Zagreb, 2 Nights in Biograd
Daily breakfast
Ground Transportation on deluxe motor coaches
Double occupancy accommodations
Admission fee Plitvice National Park



August 25th - September 5th,[masked]-nights - $3,375 excluding air, double occupancy, includes all tours, great hotels and more!
Here's a new trip that many people are excited about. Since we've posted it on the "What we're working on" section of our website we've already had 15 people sign up in advance! It's a well-thought-out trip that we know you'll enjoy. We've scheduled some terrific tours into this trip as all-included this time rather than piece-meal since we felt like everyone will want to do each one. This trip is not the cheapest as Switzerland is one of the most expensive places to travel but we've packed in all the tours that value over $700!

$200 deposit to sign up!
For full details and to sign up for this trip, click on this link: http://www.singlesinparadise.com/switzerland_singles_trips_travel.htm

You may also call us at[masked] with any questions.
This trip is run by Ed Reder of Singles in Paradise.


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10-nights deluxe hotels, 2 Fjord Cruises, Domestic Air,
Deluxe Motor Coaches and Tours - Just $2,750*
*Does not include international air

Here's a trip that we did back in 2013 that we've been waiting to repeat. We're not making any changes since our itinerary was amazing. If you've been wanting to visit Scandinavia here's your trip.

This 10-day trip will take us from Stockholm, Sweden to the best Fjords of Norway with plenty to see in between. We will have group air in the months to come from LAX to Stockholm, Sweden where we have the next 3-days to tour and explore.

Stockholm, one of the most beautiful capitals in the world, is built on 14 islands connected by 57 bridges. The beautiful buildings, the greenery, the fresh air and the proximity to the water are distinctive traits of this city.

Then we will fly to Oslo, Norway.

Oslo is located innermost in the 100-kilometre-long Oslofjord, which is home to 40 islands. Over half of the municipality of Oslo is covered by forests and parks, making Oslo a truly green city. Oslo hosted the 1952 Winter Olympics and the 2011 FIS Nordic World Ski Championships. Top attractions in Oslo include Vigelandsparken Sculpture Park, the Opera House, and the Holmenkollen Ski Jump. The scenery is breathtaking.

Now we are ready for the Fjords and here's where our trip becomes the most active as well. We will have one night in Alesund, which is a must see and one night at the Gierangerfjord, a World Heritage Site before heading to Bergen for our final 3-nights. This itinerary is very special and includes the Gierangerfjord which is a must see, World Heritage Site. We will fly from Oslo and will spend one night in Alesund named Norway’s most beautiful city.

The city of Ålesund is known for its architecture in Art Nouveau style, its surrounding fjords and the high peaks of the Sunnmøre Alps. The meeting between mountain and fjord in the Alps of Sunnmøre and in Geiranger is equally spectacular in summer and winter. There is probably nowhere else in the world with this unique combination. The snow clad mountaintops, the sharp, clear winter air, the views and the nature experience refresh both body and soul!

The next morning we will depart on our journey to the Geirangerfjord, so unique it has been included on UNESCO’s world heritage list. The deep blue Geirangerfjord is surrounded by majestic, snow-covered mountain peaks, wild waterfalls and lush, green vegetation. This might possibly be the most beautiful place on earth. We will spend the night at the highly rated Hotel Union perched high above the fjord with incredible views (our group will all have fjord view rooms!). We have a cruise of the fjord (included) plus you might also want to take a short easy walk or summit hike offering you the most stunning views.

Now we wrap up our journey with 3 days in Bergen. Bergen is known for Bryggen Hanseatic Wharf, the Fish Market, and surrounding mountains and fjords, such as the Hardangerfjord and Sognefjord.

The highlight of our stay in Bergen will definitely be the Norway in a Nutshell day. This is a full-day package tour that will have us on ferry's, trains and boating down magnificent fjords. Our fjord cruise is in the Aurlandsfjord and Nærøyfjord (UNESCO World Heritage)

Check out my photos from our last trip! https://flic.kr/s/aHsjJRsSuu

Domestic air from Stockholm to Oslo and Oslo to Alesund
10-nights double occupancy with daily breakfast
Deluxe Motor Coach
Admission fees as indicated
2 half day city tours with guide and bus
Norway in a Nutshell package
Geirangerfjord Cruise

This trip is being run by Ed Reder from Singles in Paradise
Go to http://www.singlesinparadise.com for information on our company
Go to http://www.singlesinparadise.com/singlestravel_scandinavia_2021.htm to visit the webpage for this trip.
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12-days with a 9-night cruise - from $9,346*

It's been 6 years since our last Antarctica trip and we've had quite a few people ask about taking a trip to visit the 7th continent so here it is.

We will be going with Quark Expeditions, a company that we went with last time that everyone raved about. They are the best in the business for this tour. We will be on their Ocean Diamond ship which has a capacity of just 189 guests. Our price reflects a 15% group discount saving you over $1,600 plus we will match you up with a roommate as always.

Here is more information on our ship and itinerary:

Day 1 — Ushuaia, Argentina
This quaint city at the southernmost tip of South America is your gateway to Antarctica.

Day 2 — Embarkation Day
You will embark in the afternoon, with a journey through the picturesque Beagle Channel.

Days 3 to 4 — Crossing the Drake Passage
Legendary for its high winds and rolling seas, you may get lucky and have surprisingly calm seas. Spend your time in the lounge or chatting with your fellow travelers.

Days 5 to 8 — Antarctic Peninsula
Icebergs are the first attractions that welcome you to Antarctica. Massive floating bergs become more common as you get closer to land and you catch your first glimpse of the Peninsula, with its grand snow-covered mountains.

Day 9 and 10— Crossing the Drake Passage
As the ship turns north, you’ll say goodbye to the penguins, as well as many of your shipmates. Spent the night in Punta Arenas hotel.

Day 11 — Disembarkation is Ushuaia
Depart for home.


Onboard Lectures

Presentations by Quark’s Expedition Team are included as part of your voyage. Through formal illustrated presentations, as well as informal briefings, the Quark Expeditions Team will cover a range of topics including ornithology, marine biology, glaciology, geography, geology, history and the environment.

We have limited availability for a total of 25 people. Please pay your deposit by December 30th as we will have to give an update to Quark at this time. We will need an additional deposit of 20% at the end of March where your deposit will become non-refundable (although we may be able to replace you). We will hold on to your deposit until the end of March at which time we will then forward it on to Quark and you will be subject to their cancellation policy.
* Cost does not include airfare and is for a twin obstructed shared room. Upgrades are available as follows:

We only have 9 spots total for the listed price of $9,346. After those are sold you will only have the choice to upgrade cabins.

Add $500 for a shared window cabin - 8 spots available

Add $1,500 for a shared suite - 4 spots available

Add $2,500 for a single porthole suite - 2 spots available


USA to Buenos Aires to arrive on December 8th

Buenos Aires to Ushuaia on December 9th - departing out of AEP airport.

Ushuaia to Buenos Aires on December 19th - the EZE international airport. Recommended flight time is 12 pm

Buenos Aires to your gateway in the USA on December 19th or later (flights typically depart at 9 pm or later.

Please go to our website for more information and to sign up for this trip:

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