Past Meetup

Slideshow: Hiking Nepal & Travel Photography

This Meetup is past

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* FREE Event. FREE Parking *

* 25% Columbia Sportswear DISCOUNT *

* Prize Giveaway *

* $500 Meetup Member Discount off tour *

* Refreshments *

Responsible travel can change us - and change the world. Every hiker’s dream - to hike and trek in Nepal. This is your year!

Exotic Kathmandu, green terraced fields, majestic Himalayan peaks, and renown warmth & friendliness of the Nepalese people. Joe Staiano, Meetup Organizer, travel photographer, founder of Meaningful Trip, has explored 75+ countries throughout his 2-decade career in responsible travel. He’ll answer your questions on: visas, conditioning, weather, seasons, food, water and more. He’ll share stories and images from recent trek that supports EWN, Empowering Women of Nepal, who trains disadvantaged rural women of Nepal to be female trekking guides – the first of their kind! And, speaking of images, he'll share his top tips on creative and responsible travel photography.

You are also all invited to join Joe, on a special 'Founder's Trip' to Nepal's Annapurna Sanctuary Nov 26 - Dec 12, 2014. Meetup members will receive $500 discount off this journey! Tell your friends.

Joe spent 10 years planning and developing tours for REI Adventures, and now founded his own responsible adventure travel company, Meaningful Trip. Meaningful Trip is a leader in singles travel, women's travel, responsible adventure travel and offers the best in sights, activity, culture, food and comforts; PLUS, each trip lends financial support to issues of women's empowerment, poverty, health, education and hunger. Meaningful Trip is 1-of-only-2 USA tour operators to sign ECPAT's Code of Conduct to help fight trafficking and exploitation of children.

*NOTE* - Meaningful Trip founder, Joe Staiano is available to give private travel presentations… Your group of friends, women’s group, book club, or “brown bag lunch chat” at your company. Contact Joe at:

CS is a leader in outdoor gear and apparel for 70 years. The are passionate about outdoor education and conservation. They have amazing community outreach and partner with hundreds of nonprofits worldwide. We think that's very cool, and very meaningful. After the presentation, shop and get 25% discount!


6:00 pm - NETWORKING
6:40 pm - SLIDE SHOW

Park in Garage called "3rd & Stewart Parking"
(Garage is on Stewart, between 3rd & 2nd. We will validate)