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We are (a circle of friends who met in another Meetup) easy going professionals who decided to start our own Meetup group to share in the adventures that Southern California has to offer, which we have found over the past couple of years. We enjoy everything from dive bars to dog walks on the beach, camping to paddle boarding, live music to museum events, nightclubs to food trucks, weekend trips to Vegas and San Diego to happy hours, movie night to 4X4 trail rides, bike rides to Disneyland, and just about anything else that comes in between! We like to have fun, enjoy meeting new friends, and want to share in adventures. Check us out! "Join the Circle"!

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Our membership age range is 20-40's: if you are not in that age group please do not apply as we will decline your request.

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Some Meetup Groups charge membership dues: the funds may be used to cover costs associated with the Meetup group -- things like the yearly cost of the having the Group, supplies and party favors for events, even to lower the cost of trip. Currently our organizers pay for the everyday operations of the group out of their own fund.

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Poland, Finland & the Baltics - 9 Day Escorted Tour from $1,952

On this Fully Escorted Baltics and Northern Europe group tour, you will journey from Poland to Finland traveling through the Baltic States of Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia. Along the way, relish UNESCO World Heritage Sites, old cities, beautiful scenery, and fascinating historical sights—with overnights in Warsaw, and the capital cities of Vilnius, Riga, Tallinn, and Helsinki. In each city, enjoy guided sightseeing of the must-see attractions. Warsaw's sightseeing includes the Stare Miasto (Old Town), founded in the 13th century, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and 14th-century St. John’s Cathedral, once the spot for weddings, coronations, and royal funerals. In Vilnius, visit the Old University, founded in 1569 by Jesuit monks, and the KGB Museum, situated in the former KGB building, which tells about the occupation regimes that took over Lithuania from[masked]. In Riga, walk through the Art Nouveau Quarter and the Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site with a variety of architectural styles—romantic, gothic, baroque, classic, and modern. Tallinn's Old Town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site with its watchtowers, cobbled lanes, and medieval houses. Here, visit the onion-domed Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, Estonia's opulent Russian Orthodox cathedral built in 1900, and the medieval St. Nicholas’ Church. Helsinki's sightseeing features a visit to the Lutheran Cathedral, completed in 1852, the Sibellus Monument and Helsinki’s famous open-air market, where you can browse for local arts, crafts and food. Some unique experiences for you have also been included, such as a private Chopin concert in Warsaw, hometown of the composer, Riga Balsam and Laima chocolate tasting in Riga and a visit to Vilnius’ artist quarter Užupis All of this—and much more—await you on this fantastic Baltics and Northern Europe tour. This fully escorted tour will be conducted by Globus Tours. one of the oldest and largest tour companies in the world. Our discounted price for this tour is only $1,952* per person, based on double occupancy, not including the airfare from the US. The discounted price for solo travelers staying in their own room is only $460 additional for a total $2,412* plus airfare. Our price includes superior hotel accommodations for 8 nights, ground transportation via deluxe motorcoach and ferry crossing, full buffet breakfast daily (8), three-course dinners with wine (4), Wi-Fi in the motorcoach and most hotels plus the complete tour as outlined below... Optional excursions and extended stays may be available for an extra charge. To confirm your space on this tour, you must call in your deposit of $250 per person, PLEASE CALL [masked]. (Space is reserved on a first come-first served basis and subject to sell out.) Don't wait too long or you might miss out on the great trip. Destinations & Sightseeing WARSAW Welcome dinner; guided sightseeing, visit Stare Miasto and St. John’s Cathedral; private Chopin concert VILNIUS Guided walking tour, visit the Old University and the KGB Museum, and Vilnius’ artist quarter, Užupis HILL OF CROSSES Take pictures of the memorial site RIGA Guided sightseeing, including a walking tour of the Old Town and a visit to the Art Nouveau quarter; Riga Balsam and Laima chocolate tasting TALLINN Guided sightseeing, visit Alexander Nevsky Cathedral and St. Nicholas’ Church TALLIN–HELSINKI Ferry crossing HELSINKI Guided sightseeing, visit the Lutheran Cathedral, Sibelius Monument, and the open-air market Headsets throughout the tour. Free Wi-Fi available on your motorcoach and in most hotel lobbies. The following UNESCO World Heritage Sites can be seen or visited on this vacation: • Historic Centre of Tallin (Old Town) • Historic Centre of Riga • Historic Centre of Warsaw • Vilnius Historic Centre For additional information or to make your reservation, PLEASE CALL [masked]. (Space is reserved on a first come-first served basis and subject to sell out.) Discover Cruises & Travel cst[masked]

Best of South Africa including Safaris 9 Day Fully Escorted Tour from $2,502 pp

From the history of Johannesburg to exploring Kruger National Park and Cape Town’s highlights, your tour of South Africa is an adventure like no other. You’ll begin in Johannesburg’s Soweto Township to learn about its turbulent past and hopeful future. Visit the thought-provoking Apartheid Museum and Mandela House, located in the former neighborhood of Nobel Peace Prize winners, Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Nelson Mandela. Your escorted African vacation continues through some of the world’s most sweeping and dramatic landscapes on your way to Kruger National Park area. Marvel at God’s Window (a forested ravine and majestic cliffs), and the stunning cascades of Lisbon and Berlin Falls. Your guided African safari begins in the Kruger park area with morning and afternoon game drives through the homes of the big cats, giraffe, cheetah, hyena, gazelle, and more. You’ll visit Cape Town and ascend to Table Mountain via cable car for spectacular views. On boulders Beach, you’ll observe a colony of endangered penguins, then venture to Cape Point Nature Reserve, the Cape of Good Hope, and Cape Point at the continent’s most southwestern tip. Our discounted price for this tour is only $2,502* per person, based on double occupancy, not including the airfare from the US. The discounted price for solo travelers staying in their own room is only $440 additional for a total $2,942*. Our price includes hotel accommodations for 8 nights, ground transportation via deluxe motorcoach, breakfast daily (8), lunch (3), dinner (3), Wi-Fi in the motorcoach and most hotels plus the complete tour as outlined below... Optional excursions and extended stays may be available for an extra charge. To confirm your space on this tour, you must call in your deposit of $250 per person to Mark or Don G at [masked]. Space is limited to only 30 Meetup Members so don't wait too long or you might miss out on the great trip. This tour is conducted by Cosmos Tours, a member of the Globus Family of Brands. Your South Africa tour is an adventure into historic heritage. Tour Highlights JOHANNESBURG Visit Soweto, Mandela House, and the Apartheid Museum MPUMALANGA Drive along the Panoramic Route and visit God’s Window, Lisbon Falls, and Berlin Falls KRUGER NATIONAL PARK AREA Four game drives in Kruger National Park CAPE TOWN Cable-car ride up Table Mountain; visit a colony of African penguins and Cape Point Nature Reserve with funicular ride to old Cape Point lighthouse Bottled water: Included on all game drives For additional information or to make your reservation, PLEASE CALL [masked]. (Space is reserved on a first come-first served basis and subject to sell out.) Discover Cruises & Travel cst[masked]

8 DAY RIVER CRUISE TOUR - BUDAPEST TO VIENNA - POSTPONED FROM 2020

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A TASTE OF THE DANUBE - WAS MAY 6, 2020 NOW JUNE 2, 2021 From only $2,209 **Updated April 8, 2020 Limited Space - Small Group - Hurry! Join us on our first EUROPEAN RIVER CRUISE on Avalon Waterways. Avalon’s fleet of luxury small ships is the youngest on Europe’s waterways and the best way to cruise Europe’s legendary rivers. The cruise portion is on the Envision, which is one of Avalon's newest ships and it is quite intimate with only 166 total passengers on the cruise. This handpicked adventure will begin with 3 days exploring Budapest before we board our ship for 3 nights on the Danube River. While on the cruise, we will stop for a day in Bratislava, Slovakia and then another day stop in Melk, Austria before we arrive in Vienna for 3 additional days. Hosted by Ed Howard Our special negotiated prices start at $2,209 per person for ocean view suites. Private balcony upgrades start from $493 additional. Taxes, fees and port expenses are $78 pp additional. Special single supplement pricing from only $358 additional if you choose to have your own room. $899 Round Trip Air "LAX" is also available for this trip. A refundable deposit of only $250 per person will hold your room with the remainder due by February 1, 2020 . Space is extremely limited since river cruise ships are extremely small and quaint, so to join our group you must call [masked] to make your reservation and post your deposit asap. Experience history, art, music, and outstanding views from your European cruise on the Danube River, beginning first in Budapest—Hungary’s captivating capital city—with a two night stay before your cruise. Enjoy superior hotel accommodations with complimentary breakfast, an expert Local Guide, and courtesy transfer to your Avalon Suite Ship®. Enjoy guided sightseeing, including the iconic Heroes Square and Budapest’s spectacular architecture. Take free time to dine, visit Budapest’s famous thermal baths, and enjoy vibrant night life before embarking on your cruise on the Danube River. You’ll sail on the Danube River to the centuries-old Slovakian city of Bratislava. Take a guided tour of its cobblestone streets and gothic cathedral, and consider hiking with your Avalon Adventure Host to lofty Bratislava Castle. Next, cruise to marvelous Melk for guided sightseeing in Austria’s Wachau Valley, including the magnificent Benedictine Abbey perched above the Danube. In Dürnstein, join a guided hike above the famed blue Stiftskirche steeple for breathtaking views. Arrive in Vienna and disembark your ship for a 2-night stay in the legendary “City of Music.” Enjoy guided sightseeing, including the Imperial Palace, Vienna Opera House, and stunning St. Stephens Cathedral. You may otherwise choose to take an early morning walk for breakfast at a Viennese café, followed by an exclusive viewing of the Habsburg family’s private art collection at Vienna’s Museum of Fine Art. You’ll also enjoy a free day to leisurely explore the city at your own pace. Enjoy superior hotel accommodations with complimentary breakfast, an expert Local Guide, and courtesy ship-to-hotel transfer. What a wonderful introduction to the Danube’s sterling sights and incredible views along the legendary river! Itinerary- Day 1 Budapest: Welcome to Budapest - Day at leisure, check in hotel Day 2 Budapest: Guided tour, see Heroes’ Square Day 3 Budapest (Embarkation): Onboard welcome reception Day 4 Bratislava: Guided sightseeing, visit St. Martin’s Cathedral; hike to the castle Day 5 Melk—Wachau Valley—Dürnstein: Guided visit of the Benedictine Abbey in Melk; scenic cruise through the Wachau Valley; hike up the hillside to castle ruins in Dürnstein Day 6 Vienna (Disembarkation): Choice of early guided tour, with breakfast at a Viennese café, or guided sightseeing Day 7 Vienna: Day at leisure Day 8 Vienna: Tour ends, hotel check out Call [masked] for additional information or to make your reservation and post your deposit.

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