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Chocolate and Wine CRUISE on San Francisco Bay

Join us for the first Chocolate & Wine CRUISE on San Francisco Bay of the year, and close to a very special date in February! The day's adventure takes place onboard a luxury yacht, where you will taste wines from a local winemaker, along with samples from a curated selection of local chocolate, toffee, and wine. Walk among the various artisans and experience their latest creations. Explore and luxuriate on the yacht, and enjoy it all during the 2-hour cruise on the San Francisco Bay. Then take home some of that great food and wine you've discovered and purchased onboard for continued enjoyment. The Cruise is Limited to a lucky 130 attendees. $55/person. 1:00-3:00pm (yacht sets off at 1pm SHARP). Must be over 21 years of age. TICKETS ARE LIMITED. GET TICKETS HERE (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/chocolate-wine-cruise-on-san-francisco-bay-ninth-edition-tickets-51348050401?aff=RMsMeetupGroups) READ THIS INFORMATION ABOUT HOW TO USE YOUR ADVANCE TICKET 1. Purchase Advance Tickets 2. Your purchased ticket or tickets are reserved for you. Please bring your ticket confirmation sheet with you to Will Call for the event, with a Photo ID. 3. If you purchase more than one ticket, all attendees must be present in order to receive the tickets, which are under your name only. 4. Each ticket purchased is good for the day of the event only. 5. Due to the limited capacity for this event, No refunds available within 72 hours of the event (or after Advance Ticket sales are completed, if sold out earlier) 6. For faster check in, bring your confirmation printout (with scanner bar code on it) RSVP and RESERVE TICKETS on EVENTBRITE (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/chocolate-wine-cruise-on-san-francisco-bay-ninth-edition-tickets-51348050401?aff=RMsMeetupGroups) https://youtu.be/Mi1sCFZcWHg

Chocolate and Wine CRUISE on San Francisco Bay

Join us for the first Chocolate & Wine CRUISE on San Francisco Bay of the year, and close to a very special date in February! The day's adventure takes place onboard a luxury yacht, where you will taste wines from a local winemaker, along with samples from a curated selection of local chocolate, toffee, and wine. Walk among the various artisans and experience their latest creations. Explore and luxuriate on the yacht, and enjoy it all during the 2-hour cruise on the San Francisco Bay. Then take home some of that great food and wine you've discovered and purchased onboard for continued enjoyment. The Cruise is Limited to a lucky 130 attendees. $55/person. 1:00-3:00pm (yacht sets off at 1pm SHARP). Must be over 21 years of age. TICKETS ARE LIMITED. GET TICKETS HERE (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/chocolate-wine-cruise-on-san-francisco-bay-ninth-edition-tickets-51348050401?aff=RMsMeetupGroups) READ THIS INFORMATION ABOUT HOW TO USE YOUR ADVANCE TICKET 1. Purchase Advance Tickets 2. Your purchased ticket or tickets are reserved for you. Please bring your ticket confirmation sheet with you to Will Call for the event, with a Photo ID. 3. If you purchase more than one ticket, all attendees must be present in order to receive the tickets, which are under your name only. 4. Each ticket purchased is good for the day of the event only. 5. Due to the limited capacity for this event, No refunds available within 72 hours of the event (or after Advance Ticket sales are completed, if sold out earlier) 6. For faster check in, bring your confirmation printout (with scanner bar code on it) RSVP and RESERVE TICKETS on EVENTBRITE (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/chocolate-wine-cruise-on-san-francisco-bay-ninth-edition-tickets-51348050401?aff=RMsMeetupGroups) https://youtu.be/Mi1sCFZcWHg

Travel to Cuba!

Buena Vista Social Club

If you're interested in traveling to Cuba, there are some amazing trips coming up this year. Groups will be mostly solo travelers and small, usually between 7-10 people and truly local, as we will be staying in local bed and breakfast style accommodations. Email [masked] if interested or with questions. 9-DAY/8-NIGHT TRIP DATES : - December 26, 2018 - January 3, 2019 *SOLD OUT* - March 16, 2019 - March 24, 2019 *1 solo female and male looking for roommates.* More trip dates can be seen on the website : globe-drifters.com/tour/cuba PRICE (excluding flights) : $2,400 (Regular season, February - November) Single Supplement is $550 REVIEWS : See past travelers' Yelp reviews by clicking here : https://www.yelp.com/biz/globe-drifters-san-francisco-2 ITINERARY : Days 1-3 : HAVANA • Classic car convertible ride to Fusterlandia (famous artist neighborhood) and Revolution Square. • Drinks in Old Havana and live music at El Floridita, Buena Vista Social Club and other hot spots! Days 3-5 : VINALES • Organic farm visit and dinner at local farmer's home. • Local tobacco farm tour and cigar rolling demonstration. • Your choice of optional activities : cooking class & local market visit, horseback riding, or caving at one of the many caves in the area (at your own expense). Days 5-6 : PLAYA LARGA • Swimming or snorkeling at Bay of Pigs & Bay of Pigs historical museum visit. • Sunset dinner & drinks at Playa Larga. Days 6-8 : TRINIDAD • Hike to and swim at waterfall w/ a stop at a local farmer's house for tea. • Beach time at Playa Ancon. Days 8-9 : HAVANA • Say adios to Cuba with one last dinner at a local paladar! For more information, please visit : http://globe-drifters.com/tour/cuba/ or email : [masked]

Tuscany/Umbria Villa Stay! (2 weeks / 4 weeks)

Villa Podere Baiocco

Enjoy life at a slower pace as you soak up the culture, food and amazing vistas of the Italian countryside. Head to local markets to pick out some cheese and wine and stroll through narrow passageways that take you back to medieval times. Ride a bike or take a leisurely walk to back to the 18th century luxury villa while passing olive groves during an amazing Tuscan sunset. This is the Italy that few tourists get to see! Email [masked] if you are interested or have questions. There are 2 options for this trip a 2 week trip (15 days / 14 nights) or a 4 week trip (28 days / 27 nights). See below for some information. For more details, check out the websites! 2 WEEK TRIP Dates : - May 4 - 18, 2019 *2 rooms left! - May 18 - June 1, 2019 *4 rooms left! - August 24 - September 7, 2019 *2 rooms left! Cost : $2700 (excluding flights) Single Supplement : $650 Details : http://globe-drifters.com/tour/tuscany-umbria-villa-2-weeks/ 4 WEEK TRIP Dates : May 4 - June 1, 2019 *2 rooms left! Cost : $3300 (excluding flights) Single Supplement : $1000 Details : http://globe-drifters.com/tour/tuscany-umbria-villa/ There will be a local host/concierge available daily to help arrange activities, excursions, etc. If you want to rent a bike or car, tour a balsamic vinegar factory, visit a saffron farm or anything else, the concierge can get it set up for you! There’ll also be a list of things to do available at the villa. Our villa, Villa Baiocco, was built in the early 1700s and recently renovated into a luxury holiday home with 7 rooms in the main villa, each with a private, full bathroom. It’s on almost 5 acres of beautifully kept gardens and fields and also has 2 swimming pools. The villa is on the Tuscan/Umbrian border, halfway between Florence and Rome, so it’s perfectly located to explore lots of nearby places. Villa Baiocco is about 1 km from Città della Pieve (approx. 15 mins. on foot). It’s a charming town with just over 7,000 residents. There are several eateries and cafes to choose from and its grand wall that dates back to the 1300s is magnificent. Città della Pieve has won the Pio Alferano 1st Prize as the most perfect town in Italy and it’s only 1 km from our villa! Most other villas in Tuscany/Umbria are about 5 - 15 km to the closest town. So a car would be needed for the duration of the trip which is a very expensive additional cost. Other villages within walking distance from other villas only have 100 or so residents and lack basic amenities such as banks as well as restaurants, bars, cafes and shops. Our villa is perfect thanks to its close proximity to the town. We’ll most likely be the only visitors there which makes it a great escape from the droves of tourists in nearby cities. May and August are great times to visit this area as all the cafes and restaurants open their outdoor terraces. Upon arrival, there’ll be a welcome dinner to get to know each other. In the villa’s main salon, there will be a community board to post/suggest any ideas, activities or announcements. For example, if you would like to host an aperitivo before dinner one night, you can add this announcement to the whiteboard. Or maybe you want to enjoy a pizza and pool day. Our villa has a traditional wood-fired pizza oven on the patio, so if you want to invite the others, you can just post a note on the board. When more people join, the cost of that activity is less! It is your choice in what activities you want to participate, but you are free to plan events, host dinners or organize trips/excursions for the group or just for yourself. What is included : 14 / 27 nights accommodation (Double occupancy) Local Italian guide/concierge International airport pick-up Breakfast served daily Welcome dinner If you are interested or have questions, please email : [masked]

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