What we're about

We organize a large singles party just about every week of the year, all over the Bay Area! We do dance parties, cocktail parties, wine tastings, speakers, holiday parties, and much more... Our larger parties, at major hotels, attract 400 or more. We also do more intimate gatherings of just a few dozen friendly singles. We are NOT a dating site.

All of our 55 parties a year all over the Bay Area benefit The Seva Foundation, http://www.seva.org , located in Berkeley CA, to restore sight to the blind. All of us who work at the parties are volunteers. Every $50 we raise allows Seva to finance a cataract surgery in one of the poor countries of the world! Please spread the word to all of your single friends so that together we can help 15 million people who need this operation to regain their sight.

DISCOUNTS for our larger parties are available on our main website, http://www.thepartyhotline.com .

Upcoming events (5)

Spring in Sequoia National Park. Camping, Hiking W/ Optional Whitewater Rafting

Sequoia National Park

As with many things on this group. This trip is special and different.

Of course the ADDED layer of this being recent Post Covid

Let's get to that part first.. We will proceed with safety as paramount.

We have booked out the entire site so we will be able to control density, and distance on every level. Tents will be spaced from each other, and campfire will be divided among several so that distance kept there. Food prep will not be one single kitchen as normal but rather divided to several. Additionally we will forego the normal Pot Luck we do on arrival as the idea of food you did not personally prepare, with several people touching while serving, is just not a good thing at the moment.

All restrooms are flush toilets and NOT pit/septic toilets. Being real porcelain they are able to be cleaned often and regularly, and actually be clean. We will also have free hot showers available.

So we will very much manage distance, cleanliness/hygiene, and safety.

Our site ALSO is:

*on grass (half of them) and not dirt. As well as mostly shaded.

*on the river so we can take a dip whenever we wish.

* located close to (food) stores and restaurants so you do not need to totally rough it if the mood does not strike you.

Itinerary:
Friday -
Depart town when you can.
Flexible arrival time to all hours of the nite.
We can be in our site as early as noon on Friday.

Sat -
8:00am to 5:00pm Enter the park and travel General Highway all the way to Grant's Grove.
And hitting all the view and special points along the way.
Moro, Grant, Sherman, the groves, Beetle, Crescent Meadow.
Of course there are stunning waterfalls of Tokopah Falls, Grizzly Falls Roaring River Falls and Mist Falls.
Those that wish can even continue to Roads End.

Sunday:
Those that are rafting will do that. Rafting is optional and does cost extra. However they discount for us. You pay the Rafting Company directly when there.
Those who are not Rafting will go back into the park for the day and head home when wish.

You can stay in our site as long as you want on Sun. We have sites to Monday.
Having the site longer makes it a more leisure weekend.

Want to stay till Monday? No Prob. It's already included.

Cost per person:
Camping for 4 days/3 nights OR 3 days and 2 nights is $121 Per Person
Payment Link https://py.pl/17vUnD
If you have a +1 or are X2 just do the transaction a second time.
Kids under 18 are free.

OK . . . Tell me about food and everything else. What's included?
The logistics of us providing food (as well as food prep issues with Covid) are just not feasible or safe.
Due to varied dietary needs, and food contact issues, it's better if bring what you like and prep it. There will be grills available.
BUT there are also local options. No need to cook too much if you don't want to.
Firewood: We will provide a bundle of firewood to start. If you want a super roaring fire you can pickup some extra at the small store.

Carpools? We will provide a carpool resource. BUT it's still Covid. So be very aware of this.

How do I pay?
Cost per person: Camping for 4 days/3 nights OR 3 days and 2 nights is $121 Per Person
Payment Link https://py.pl/17vUnD
If you have a +1 or are X2 just do the transaction a second time.
Kids under 18 are free.

Rafting will be additional. We have a discounted group rate. You reserve with the rafting company. Only have to pay for the rafting when arrive.
Includes ALL needed gear.

Is it less for two nights? No. We have the sites the whole time. You may come late or leave early. If gives you flexibility.

Refund if requested 2 weeks before event start date/time. If cancel less than 2 weeks 100% Full Credit applied to ANY future event we run.

Pix from last time https://www.meetup.com/MoreToExplore/photos/all_photos/?photoAlbumId=31239259

Our other safe & fun events
https://www.meetup.com/MoreToExplore/events/

Our events fill early due to quality sites with amenities. Curated or guided hikes & adventures.

Transformative Trip To India With A Free Stopover in Dubai!

SINGLE TRAVELERS . . . REJOICE!

9 DAYS FULL OF LIFE, JOY, POSITIVITY, MEDITATION, ENJOYMENT, EXCITEMENT, HIGH VIBRATION, BEAUTIFUL DESTINATIONS AND…THE SECRET OF SUCCESS

I took this trip 3 years ago (yep...that's me on the pics there :) and I had a truly transforming experience! Now I would like to share it with friends and likeminded people.

This is an unique all-inclusive land tour which takes you to the most exotic locations of India like Taj Mahal, Delhi, Jaipur and ... you get a free 3-night stay in Dubai! This is not your usual touristy stuff though! Along with the full enjoyment of touring you will learn ways to change your life and master the world’s easiest & most effective system of success.

As rightly said by T. Harv Eker:
“If you want to change the fruit, you have to change the roots. If you want to change the visible, you have to change the invisible.”

This Trip will help you unlock the power of your brain and will bring a massive change in your life.

WHAT YOU WILL GET:

In India:
✓ Tour to the charismatic Golden Triangle i.e. Delhi, Taj Mahal, Jaipur.
✓ 7 days stay in Elegant 5-star hotels with modern facilities.
✓ Daily Lavish Buffet Breakfast at hotels.
✓ Fresh & Lip-Smacking delectable variety of Indian cuisine at Lunch & dinner.
✓ Travel by comfortable, safe, modern, air-conditioned transport.
✓ Entry tickets to all monuments to avoid standing in long queue.
✓ Experienced, Knowledgeable, Friendly English-speaking guides.
✓ Fulfilled Cycle rickshaw ride in the local bazaars in Delhi.
✓ Meditation Session(s) to relax your mind and remove all the stresses.
✓ Workshop(s) & special session(s) to secret success mantra.

In Dubai:
✓ Meet & assist at the airport
✓ 03 Nights’ accommodation in 4* hotels
✓ 3 breakfasts & 2 dinners
✓ Dhow Cruise
✓ Desert Safari
✓ Half Dubai City Tour
✓ All taxes, driver allowances, parking etc.

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN:

✓ Apply the money rules the rich and successful people use to accelerate their wealth.
✓ Understand how - and why - people are programmed for success, mediocrity, or failure.
✓ Reset your "Financial Blueprint" to a higher level of wealth and achievement.
✓ Master how to improve your relationships & health.
✓ Learn how to eliminate stress & anxiety through meditation.

* The meditation & Transformative sessions are not related to any religion or spirituality. The transformative sessions establish right level of thinking & actions that guarantee success.

Price per person $1299 if sharing a room. If you don't have a travel buddy, we offer share match. Single supplement $599.

Secure Payment Link for Deposit: https://py.pl/bbn8t

Airfare is not included, but we have contracted fares. For a quote Direct message at https://secure.meetup.com/messages/?new_convo=true&member_id=131297062
Or if you have questions about hotels, tours, inclusions, etc

Main Group Hosting https://www.meetup.com/MoreToExplore/events/266789581/
Our Website with more info
https://www.ismyoyster.com/events/goldentriangle2021

Meetup on The Orient Express Paris, Venice, Prague, Vienna, Budapest, Istanbul!!

San Francisco International Airport

The Orient Express...you have heard it many times. The romance, the mystery, the adventure! Of course with the opulence too!

You will visit Paris, Venice, Vienna, Prague, Budapest and Istanbul.

This trip brings back the romance and adventure of train travel, along with the mystery of new cities and countries. Brought back in a special way; adding value and removing inflated expense of excessive opulence by replacing it with service and contemporary refinement. The journey will mirror elements of the original Orient Express route from Paris to Istanbul.

The trip starts in Paris and has a full two days there. Also staying two full days in Vienna, 1 3/4 days in Budapest, with full days in Venice, Prague, and two full days in Istanbul. Included: guided tours in each city, at least one meal a day, museum entrances, wine tasting and much more!

In addition, many other options and extras are included. We travel as a group, and also have the flexibility of hop-on, hop-off tours and museum passes with "skip the line" so you enjoy a complete independence. You are free to do your own thing, cater to your special interests, visit other sights and locations in the cities, while still being guided and helped with all the arrangements. You can do it independently, or you can join new friends traveling with you, and do it together. The idea is come alone, meet new like-minded people and make lifelong memories...without being stuck with the "one size fits all" tour formula.

The Orient Express was long-distance passenger train service that began in 1883 with the original endpoints being Paris to Istanbul. In Istanbul the Pera Palace Hotel, built in 1892 as the accommodations at the terminus.

The original name became synonymous with intrigue and was a showcase of luxury with comfort at a time when traveling was still rough and dangerous. The route changed many times and was eventually shortened to Bucharest, and later to Budapest as the endpoint. And again shortened to either Venice or Vienna. By 2007 The Orient Express was only Paris to Strasbourg, and in 2009 stopped service altogether. With the train cars being updated all along they way too. So the real Orient Express is but a memory.

With this trip, we visit more cities, with guided tours included in each, a meal a day, as well as all transfers and hotels with concierge quality service. Give in to the lure of the rails with adventure, tempered with value resulting in memories of a lifetime.

EVERY aspect of this trip is epic. Visit picturesque and storied cities. Enjoy four night trains and experience the enchantment of the rails. We are even staying in the original destination of Pera Palace Hotel in Istanbul with it's grandeur and opulence.

Includes:
* 4 night trains with sleeping compartment accommodations
* 6 nights in 4-star or higher hotels with best central locations
* all transfers
* guided tours in each city
* entrance to museums in each city
* at least one meal a day
and more...

The only way to secure your spot is a $500 deposit. Fully refundable to 90 days before the event. Final payment due 60 days before

$500 deposit plus the $2,990 final payment = $3,490 total cost.
Limited capacity of 24 total. This trip will fill up extremely quickly.
Live the adventure instead of only dreaming it !!!

Covid: Originally this adventure was May 2020. We moved to Sep 2021 with the info that Vaccine being widely deployed and available for general public. We are now taking deposits on Sept departure. NOW is the time to firm up your attendance and take care of deposit.

Got general or specific questions on the trip? Send me a message.
https://secure.meetup.com/messages/?new_convo=true&member_id=273063881

For Deposit PM to Anna directly. She takes care of all the deposits as well as flights, hotels and etcetera.
https://secure.meetup.com/messages/?new_convo=true&member_id=131297062

Main group hosting https://www.meetup.com/MoreToExplore/events/266194400/

RSVP there for discussions.

St Petersburg, Moscow, Warsaw, Krakow Wieliczka: Epic Eastern Train Adventure!!!

San Francisco International Airport

Let's make a plan to get out of town and Meetup!!

This trip is an AMAZING Eastern European journey.

It has all the best elements.

The basic thumbnails are St Petersburg, Moscow, Warsaw, Krakow and Wieliczka.

We will be visiting at the top of summer - a time called "White Nights" The sun never really sets. It's amazing!!!

Add to this:
We will be taking Night Trains from St Petersburg to Moscow and then from Moscow to Warsaw. This brings in the romance train travel of a bygone era.

We start in St Petersburg. A city dripping with history.
First of all . . .there is the Hermitage. And there is the rest of the amazing city too (rsvp or message us to find out city options)

After our time in St Petersburg we travel by night train to Moscow.
In Moscow we will have two full days to soak in the city with guided tours. (rsvp or message us to find out city specifics)

After our fill of Moscow we make our way by Night Train to Warsaw. If you don't know much about Warsaw . . . you will, after we get there.
It is truly a historic city. (rsvp or message us to find out city options)

We continue to Krakow. This may very well be the gem of the entire trip.
From Krakow we do take a day trip to Wieliczka. This is NOT to be missed.

Here are links that give a small taste of each place
"White Nights https://tr.im/WhiteNightsVid
St Petersburg https://tr.im/StPetersburgVid
Moscow https://tr.im/MoscowVid (this underplays what is there)
Karkow https://tr.im/KrakowVid1 and https://tr.im/KrakowVid2
Warsaw https://tr.im/WarsawVid
Wieliczka https://tr.im/WieliczkaVid

Itinerary
Day 0 Jun 17
Departure to St Petersburg

Day 1 Jun 18
Arrival. Sit down kickoff dinner (included) Hotel Petro Palace

Day 2 Jun 19
First day of Miracles of St Petersburg. City Tour. Lunch Included in tour. Hotel Petro Palace

Day 3 Jun 20
Second day of Miracles of St Petersburg. City Tour. Night Train St Pete/Moscow

Day 4 Jun 21
Moscow Private 2-Day Tour. Sit down dinner (included)
Hotel Metropol Moscow

Day 5 Jun 22
Moscow Private 2-Day Tour. Night Train Moscow/Warsaw

Day 6 Jun 23
Warsaw Hop-on, Hop-off Tour. Sit down dinner (included)
Hotel Bellotto

Day 7 Jun 24
Day at leisure to explore (night in) Hotel Bellotto

Day 8 Jun 25
Warsaw to Krakow with sightseeing on the way. Extra stop Monastery of Jasna Gora in Czestochowa, home to the Black Madonna painting. Metropolitan Boutique Hotel

Day 9, Jun 26
Day Trip to Auschwitz-Birkenau and Wieliczka Salt Mine from Krakow (Lunch included) Metropolitan Boutique Hotel

Day 10 Jun 27
Farewell Dinner (included) Metropolitan Boutique Hotel

Day 11 Jun 28
Flight Home

Add to all of this . . . we will be staying in 5 star hotels that are in the heart of the city and in the center of all the sights and culture.

Hotels
St Petersbug https://tr.im/StPetersburgHotel
Moscow https://tr.im/MoscowHotel
Warsaw https://tr.im/WarsawHotel1 or https://tr.im/WarsawHotel2
Krakow https://tr.im/KrakowHotel

This event is cross-posted to several like-minded groups.
The main group coordinating is
https://tr.im/MoreToExplore

Total cost is $2,990.
Per person, Double Occupancy.
We will provide roommate matching.

Solo Room supplement is $1,100 (if you want the hotel room and train cabin to yourself)

Round trip air is not included. This is the "land" portion cost.

Deposit of $500.00 to secure your place ASAP.

Deposit refundable up to 90 days prior to departure.
Balance due no later than April 17, 2020.

We will walk you thru obtaining a Russian Visa. There is an additional cost.

Here are other upcoming events:

May 15
Ensenada Weekend Cruise
https://tr.im/Ensenada

Apr 18
Everest Base Camp
https://tr.im/BaseCampEverest

Sep 18
Meetup on The Orient Express
Paris, Venice, Prague, Vienna, Budapest, Istanbul
https://tr.im/OrientExpress2020

May 8
Sequoia National Park
https://tr.im/SequoiaCamping

May 22
Yosemite Memorial Day Weekend
https://tr.im/YosemiteCamping

Jul 2
July 4th Weekend: Big Pine Lakes
https://tr.im/July4thCamping

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