What we're about

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I started this group back in August 2009 to get people to do adventures and outdoor activities with me. I guess we are all craving fun and adventure because the group took off like a rocket!!

Today we have an amazing team or organizers, and more and more people keep joining us to do more and more fun stuff. Everywhere I go I see great people meeting and making friends with great people.

We also do trips: international travel and local travel. If you are interested in group travel and finding traveling friends to have fun all over the world, you have found your group! We do amazing off the beaten path trips and adventure trips, and sometimes even some relaxing "drinking margaritas on the beach" type trips too.

So let's keep on having fun, let's see where it takes us, and let's see how much fun we can handle!!!

Here are some of the things we have done and will do. Let me know if you are itching to do anything here (or not here) and we’ll make it happen:

Bungee jumping

Skydiving

Hot air balloon

Hikes

Rock Climbing

Mountain Biking

Go Kart

Trips all over the world

Kayaking

White water rafting

Car Camping

Backpacking

Beach

Horseback riding

Flying Trapeze

Shooting range

Skeet shooting

Archery

Flying lessons

Scuba diving

Snorkeling

Swimming with sharks (yup, you read it right!)

Surf

Deep water fishing

Jet Ski

WaterSki

Snowboarding

Skiing

Windsurfing

Kite surfing

Hang gliding

Upcoming events (4+)

Single Mingle Mixer = Come Meet New Friends! :)

The Continental Club

$10.00

Let's get ready for a fun Singles Mingle Mixer, where you get to see old friends and meet new ones. For the folks that have never been to one of these mixers, this is a great mixer with[masked] singles mingling through a couple of fun ice breaker games.

We are hosting this event at the exquisite and trendy The Continental Club in Downtown L.A. Come and check out an exotic location while meeting new friends!

We will have the entire venue to ourselves for the Meetup before the lounge opens to the general public - that way everyone will be there for the Meetup! When it does open to the public stay and enjoy yourself as the DJ starts spinning!

People often ask me if they can come by themselves...... OF COURSE!
And, not to worry. In no time you will be making a bunch of new friends because everyone there will be from Meetup and be looking to make friends! :) You are more than welcome to bring your friends as "wingman" or "wingwoman."

The cost is $10 cash at the event.

Tentative Agenda:
8:00 PM to 8:30 PM - Check-in, grab a drink, say hello to people around you. :)
8:30 PM to 9:15 PM - Ice Breaker Game 1
9:15 PM to 10:00 PM - Ice Breaker Game 2
10:00 PM to ??? - Enjoy LA night life with your new friends! They will have a DJ come on so you can chill and dance!

Parking: There is a lot of parking around The Continental between $5-$15. If you park a few blocks away, on Broadway, etc, there may be free street parking; please read the signs for restrictions.

Taking the Metro? Get off at Pershing Square.

This Meetup event is crossed-posted on a bunch of meetup groups with Mix Professionals (http://www.mixprofessionals.com/) being the main meetup. Expect a great turnout!! :)

Age Range of attendees is 21 and above! :)

Egypt & Jordan adventures - Hashemite Kingdom, Pyramids & Nile Cruise days

Egypt and Jordan adventure! This trip is to experiences the wonderful landscapes and exceptional historical heritage, Jordan is obviously a great place for moviemakers: like Indiana Jones, Laurence of Arabia, Ther Martians, Rogue One, A Star Wars Story.

17 DAYS- November 8th to November 23th 2021

Travel to the magical Jordan, discover Amman and the Greco-Roman city of Jerash, and see the Castle of Ajloun. Cross the Wadi Rum desert in 4x4 and relax in the waters of the Dead Sea. Admire the ancient wonders of Petra before heading to Egypt to see the Great Pyramids in Cairo and enjoy a 3-night Full-Board Nile Cruise through iconic Luxor, Edfu, Kom Ombo, and Aswan.

$3300 included Round Trip Air flight from LAX, 4 Starts Hotel, Breakfast, and some excursions *
THE ONLY WAY TO SECURE YOUR SPOT IS a $500 deposit.
Refundable up to 90 days before departure.
****Book 6 months early and save $100****

8 TICKET ONLY AVAILABLE- SO IT FILLED FAST
DUE TO THE LIMITED SPACE ALLOWED IN THE MEETUP POSTINGS, I WILL PROVIDE THE REST OF THE DAY-BY-DAY ITINERARY UPON REQUEST. IF INTERESTED, PLEASE Message me https://www.meetup.com/members/90013272/or call (310)[masked]

Cost $3500*
Deposit of $500 to secure your space.
Refundable up to 90 days before departure.
****Book 6 months early and save $100****

***The price per person is for a double room. We provide free roommate matching on all our vacations, so there is never a need to pay a "single supplement".

1st Day: US - Night on board

Arrive at your US departure airport to board a flight to Amman. Night on board.*

Day 2
Arrive at Amman Airport in the early morning and transfer to your hotel.*

3rd Day: Amman - Jerash - Ajloun - Amman

Enjoy a panoramic visit to the city of Amman. See its most important avenues, the Ciudadela, the urban center, and the Roman Theater.

4th Day: Amman - Desert Castles - the Dead Sea - Amman

visit some of the most astounding Desert Castles: These castles, constructed from the seventh to the eleventh centuries.

5th Day: Amman - Madaba - Mount Nebo - Shobak Castle - Petra

6th Day: Petra

Visiting the famed Nabatean capital of Petra.
where Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989) filmed

7th Day: Petra - Little Petra - Wadi Rum
Head off to a place known as "Little Petra", located north of Petra. A narrow gorge of 2 m. wide adorned with typical Nabatean architecture makes this visit unique and incomparable. Take a 4x4 excursion on the lunar-like landscape for an unforgettable experience. This where movies
shot for Rogue One- a Starwars story (2016) The Martians, Transformers 2- the revenge of the fallen (2009), Mission to Mars (2000) was filmed

8th Day: Wadi Rum - Amman

9th Day: Amman - Cairo

Great Pyramids! Go shopping at the local souk or sample the national cuisine. We recommend an optional Pyramids Sound and Light Show.* Overnight stay in Cairo.
* Optional Pyramids Sound and Light Show:

10th Day: Cairo

Begin at the Giza plateau, home of the three Great Pyramids, built over 4,500 years ago and one of the Seven Wonders of the World!

11th Day: Cairo - Aswan

12th Day: Aswan - Kom Ombo

13th Day: Edfu - Luxor

14th Day: Luxor

15th Day: Luxor - Cairo

16th Day: Cairo - Night on board

17th Day: US

The only way to secure your spot is a $500 deposit.
VISA NEEDED- entry 30-day tourist visa on arrival at Egyptian airports for a 25 USD fee
More details trip will email to those who are going

THANKSGIVING IN GALAPAGOS

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Location: Galapagos Islands (San Cristobal, Santa Cruz and Isabela, with tours to other islands)

Dates: November 20-28, 2021

Price: 3,395

Deposit:[masked]

Group Leader: Eduardo

RSVP Limit: 20

FOR MORE INFO AND TO MAKE A RESERVATION, GO TO: https://www.1000treks.com/trips/thanksgiving-in-galapagos

Scratch this one off your bucket list and come spend Thanksgiving in the breathtaking Galápagos Islands!

Highlights:

- Visit and stay at the three main inhabited islands: San Cristobal, Santa Cruz and Isabela.

- Do a day trip to the magnificent uninhabited Bartolomé Island, one of the most famous postcards of Galapagos.

- See some of the world's most fascinating animals that can only be found in Galapagos, such as the Giant Galápagos Tortoise (that live up to 200 years!), the Galápagos Land Iguana (AKA Galápagos Dragon), Galápagos Marine Iguana (and maybe get to see them swimming while we snorkel), Blue-footed Booby, Red-footed Booby, Frigate Bird, Galápagos Penguin and Galápagos Sea Lions.

- Snorkel and scuba dive in what is possibly the single best location in the world as far as variety of marine life.

- Explore unique geological wonders such as Las Grietas, Los Gemelos.

- Visit the world famous Charles Darwin Foundation, where they breed giant tortoises.

- See active volcanos, such as Sierra Negra and Volcan Chico.

- Swim at gorgeous beaches such as Tortuga Bay (named one of the world's 10 most beautiful beaches by TripAdvisor), La Loberia, and Concha de Perla Lagoon.

FOR MORE INFO AND TO MAKE A RESERVATION, GO TO: https://www.1000treks.com/trips/thanksgiving-in-galapagos

THANKSGIVING SCUBA DIVING IN GALAPAGOS

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Location: Multiple Galápagos Islands: San Cristobal and Santa Cruz. Also a day trip to Bartolomé.

Dates: November 20-28, 2021

Price: 3,795.00. THE FIRST FIVE DEPOSITS WILL RECEIVE A[masked] EARLY-BIRD DISCOUNT

Deposit:[masked]

Group Leader: Eduardo

Number of Spots: 20

FOR MORE INFORMATION AND TO JOIN, CLICK HERE: https://www.1000treks.com/trips/thanksgiving-scuba-diving-in-galapagos

Well, it looks like we are finally and safely getting back on in the water overseas, and we'll be doing it with one of our greatest scuba trips ever, to one of the best locations in the world for scuba: the amazing Galapagos Islands. As a silver lining of the pandemic that seems (fingers crossed) to be coming to an end, Galapagos was either closed to tourism or just partially open for just over the past year. That means over one year of very little to no human activity, allowing the fauna and flora of an already incredible place to blossom and burgeon like never before. This will truly be an opportunity we will never have again.

The Galápagos Islands are located at the junction of three major oceanic currents, creating a very nutrient rich environment that attracts all kinds of marine animals. Galápagos has been named the world's top all-around dive and best for fish life, best for big animal dive, and one of the healthiest marine environments.

Galápagos dive trips are often done via liveaboards, but we decided to make this one a land-based trip. Liveaboards can be very expensive (7,000 for 7 nights on the Aggressor, for example) and not as comfortable (many people don't enjoy staying day and night on a boat for several days). By doing a land-based trip, we will have a better all-around trip, stay more comfortably and pay a lot less. Also, by doing a land-based trip, we have more chances to explore the beautiful dryland side of this unique archipelago, which is also a must-do for travel lovers.

Highlights:

- Visit and dive daily at the two of the main inhabited islands: San Cristobal, Santa Cruz

- Do a day trip to the magnificent uninhabited Bartolomé Island, one of the most famous postcards of Galapagos.

- Dive some of the best locations in Galapagos, such as Kicker Rock, and Gordon Rocks (one of the best places in the world to see hammerheads).

- See some of the world's most fascinating animals that can only be found in Galapagos, such as the Giant Galápagos Tortoise (that live up to 200 years!), the Galápagos Land Iguana (AKA Galápagos Dragon), Galápagos Marine Iguana (and maybe get to see them swimming while we snorkel), Blue-footed Booby, Red-footed Booby, Frigate Bird, Galápagos Penguin and Galápagos Sea Lions.

- Explore unique geological wonders such as Las Grietas, Los Gemelos.

- Visit the world famous Charles Darwin Foundation, where they breed giant tortoises.

- See active volcanos, such as Sierra Negra and Volcan Chico.

- Swim at gorgeous beaches such as Tortuga Bay (named one of the world's 10 most beautiful beaches by TripAdvisor), La Loberia, and Concha de Perla Lagoon.

A great think about this trip is that we will have a completely independent land itinerary with activities every day, so us divers can bring our spouses, friends and significant others and they will have the time of their lives on land while we are out diving. Then every afternoon, we converge to spend time together.

FOR MORE INFORMATION AND TO JOIN, CLICK HERE: https://www.1000treks.com/trips/thanksgiving-scuba-diving-in-galapagos

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