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Our objective is to take fun and adventurous trips around the world on a reasonable budget.

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Ed's "4th of July Weekend" House Party and Backyard Social ! WOW !

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Head on over to Ed's party place in Villa Park (next to the City of Orange) for another wonderful evening of relaxation and socializing. Why put up with the hassle of going to a bar, dealing with credit cards, tips, and paying your tab, as well as worrying about valet parking when you can be in a private, relaxing setting among friends!

We've had great fun with our previous 22-year successful track record of Backyard Happy Hour events at my house, so now it's time to continue the 2022 Happy Hour season with:

"Ed's Summer Backyard Social Happy Hour"

Here's the deal: Come on over starting at 6:00pm and bring your $5.00 party admission fee, your favorite party drink, some appetizers to share, and of course your great fun Happy Hour attitude!

You are also always welcome to bring your bathing suit and towel to hang out in the jacuzzi or jump in the pool and talk about something fun and silly. If you don't wish to go in the water, that's okay too. Just come on down and hang out around the jacuzzi and enjoy my private backyard oasis with good friends, complete with two lava rock fire pits, parklike grounds, pool, jacuzzi, outdoor bar, good music, interesting various hobby collections for viewing, etc.

It's a great way to celebrate the 4th of July weekend and Summer!

This event is cross-posted with several other fun Meetup groups so we should have a great turnout! Don't count the numbers on just this Meetup group. Exact directions to my home will be emailed right after the RSVP deadline of 6pm July 1st (the day before the party) only to those who have RSVPd "YES" before the 6pm July 1st deadline posted above. Hope to see you there!!!

And don't forget to check out the super fun travel trips that we are organizing by viewing our website:


Party on! Travel on!

Spain and Portugal - September 2022

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Hugely rich in both art and architecture, a tour of Spain reveals a bewildering array of masterpieces, styles and influences to be studied and admired. From Gaudi’s extravagant works in Barcelona to the notable European art showcased in Madrid’s Prado Museum, your expert guides will inform and entertain, leaving you with a new level of appreciation for the works you see. A hugely diverse country, Portugal has much to offer from the quaint historic town of Lagos on the Algarve which carries picturesque hints of another age to the eclectic cultural city of Lisbon. Add the alluring cultures and unforgettable cuisine and this is a trip not to be missed! Trip starts September 9, with flight from Los Angeles to Barcelona and ends on September 23, with flight from Lisbon to Los Angeles.
Introducing Your Group Journey:

  1. 13 nights’ accommodation in 4-Star hotels; 3 nights in Barcelona, 1 night in Valencia, 2 nights in Madrid, 2 nights in Seville, 3 nights in Lagos and 2 nights in Lisbon
  2. English Speaking Tour Director throughout
  3. Breakfast daily, except day of arrival
  4. 3, three-course dinners, including wine
  5. Tapas Tour in Seville
  6. Luxury coaching for transfers and sightseeing
  7. High Speed Train Valencia-Madrid, and Madrid-Cordoba
  8. Half-day guided sightseeing tour of Barcelona
  9. Entrance to Sagrada Familia
  10. Half-day excursion to Montserrat
  11. Half-day guided sightseeing tour of Valencia
  12. Entrance to La Lonja de la Seda in Valencia
  13. Half-day guided sightseeing tour of Madrid
  14. Entrance to the Prado Museum
  15. Half-day guided sightseeing tour of Cordoba
  16. Entrance to Mosque Cathedral in Cordoba
  17. Guided walking tour of Seville
  18. Entrance to Seville Cathedral and Giralda
  19. Full-day Algarve excursion
  20. Hotel porterage of one suitcase per person
  21. Portfolio of electronic documents
  22. 24-hour emergency customer service while in Spain and Portugal

Land Only: $3,550.00 or $4,655
Lower rate is land only per person sharing a twin/double room. Higher rate is for singles. Group airfare is available from LAX, for $1,400. Please ask for details.
For more information, contact Randy Nichols:[masked]/ [masked]
Online Registration @ https://www.myplanetjourney.com/group/Spain and Portugal 22

Best of South Africa- Discovery Adventure Group Tour with 4 Wildlife Game Drives

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 $2,551* 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 $445 additional for a total $2,996*.

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

Visit Soweto, Mandela House, and the Apartheid Museum

Drive along the Panoramic Route and visit God’s Window, Lisbon Falls, and Berlin Falls

Four game drives in Kruger National Park

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.)

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Come join us as we tour beautiful TANZANIA !!!

We have chosen Tan Gorge Travel and Safaris as our guides for this wonderful and well planned tour of Northern Tanzania.

Our main objective in choosing this Tanzanian tour operator is to provide you with the best choice for your itinerary, letting you as the client set the bar high. We know you are unique so we believe your trip should be customized to suit your interests with a great schedule and experience.

Tan Gorge takes responsibility for arranging your safari tour, game drives, beach holidays, accommodation, and logistics from beginning to end, while making sure your holiday is trouble free and as delightful as possible.

Accommodation options have been handpicked to ensure you have a splendid home away from home experience. You will be warmly welcomed from the minute we receive you at the airport, where our briefer will ensure that all your accommodation and logistics run smoothly.

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