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River Rafting with Events & Adventures Midwest

Go River Rafting With Events & Adventures!

The Events & Adventures Chicago and Minneapolis clubs celebrated Labor Day weekend at Wildman Adventure Resort for a three-day river rafting adventure. Wildman Adventure Resort is located along the Menominee and Peshtigo Rivers along the Wisconsin and Michigan borders. The members had the choice of staying in either a cabin or tent, making it a perfect location for the white water river rafting weekend.

The first day was laid back as the members started to trickle in from Chicago and Minneapolis. The clubs started to mingle as they went on the hunt for their respective room assignments. Everyone formed quick friendships as tent and cabin mates got to know one another at dinner and throughout the first night of the trip.

The second day started off as any rafting trip should—on the Menominee River.

Members were put into teams of eight to ten people and boarded their respective rafts. Each group had an exhilarating river rafting adventure along the rapids, with a raft or two experiencing a topsy-turvy ride! The morning was a bonding and unforgettable experience for every member involved. Once the rafting groups finished out their time on the Menominee, the fun wasn’t over yet. Members had the choice of either zip lining or playing paintball.

Half of the members strapped in for the rides of their lives and soared through the treetops of the Wisconsin wilderness. The remaining members of the Chicago and Minneapolis clubs enjoyed an afternoon of colorful and healthy competition as they battled it out on the paintball fields. It was explosive day, to say the least. The day winded down with dinner by the campfire.

The members played games, ate s’mores, and enjoyed laughing together while sharing stories around the campfire.

The final day was spent river rafting on the amazing Peshtigo River. Compared to the Menominee, the Peshtigo is a relatively smaller river. However, the current was much stronger and definitely a bigger challenge to overcome. Members were given the chance to test their endurance in single kayak rafts and cheered each other on as they battled the rapids.

The Chicago and Minneapolis crews will never forget the river rafting adventures they had together or the relaxing time spent enjoying the natural beauty of Wisconsin. There’s nothing quite like jumping on a raft, riding through rapids, and sleeping under the stars to bring a group of great people closer together. This trip was the perfect way to close out the summer and is a Labor Day these members will never forget. We look forward to Events & Adventures next great event, who knows where we’ll be traveling to next!

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Facebook Plans to Launch Dating Feature for Singles

How Will The Facebook Dating Feature Compare To Other Platforms?

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg recently announced that Facebook will be invading the singles space with the release of their new Facebook dating feature. This move was seemingly inevitable, as Facebook had already become a source for building romantic relationships for some users. With the incredible amount of data that Facebook has on each user, it’s reasonable to say that they have a strong foundation for such an initiative. However, how this new feature will zdistinguish itself from other dating apps remains the question.

Like most dating apps, Facebook dating will feature a typical “swipe and like” type interface

Based on photos and descriptions, singles will get to decide if they’d like to start an electronic conversation with a fellow user. Although Facebook will automatically match singles with those who share commonalities, users are simply given photos and basic information to make their decisions. Zuckerberg hopes that singles will be able to cultivate real, long-term relationships using this new feature.

Nevertheless, the Facebook dating feature is not a groundbreaking concept. Attempting to start relationships with other singles via apps and online dating profiles has become the modern way of doing things. In order to meet the demand of a culture driven by social media, several electronic dating platforms have surfaced, including Tinder, Bumble and Hinge, to name a few.

Although these options are convenient, they may not be the best way to meet other singles. As you’ve probably heard someone complain, people don’t always look like their picture in real life. Real human interaction reveals traits and characteristics that simply can’t be translated through a dating app. After all, compatibility is best measured when you’re connecting with others face to face.

What if we went back to the oldfashioned way of doing things – building true, long-term relationships in person

Events & Adventures offers a better way to meet singles in a relaxed and fun environment. Unlike the new Facebook dating feature, this social club joins people together through exciting events and group activities. From traveling the world to a casual night out, there’s always something to do and someone to meet! With over 30 events per month to choose from, including wine tasting, horseback riding, dance parties and more, members are never bored. Learn more about Events & Adventures by calling 1 (800) 386-0866 , and start living a life you love!

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Wine Tasting with Events & Adventures

Wine Tasting with the singles from Events & Adventures is just minutes away.

Just a few miles north of the Golden Gate Bridge is the world famous wine country of Northern California, which includes over 500 different wineries.  Napa and Sonoma are only a short drive away, and it’s now harvest season, the time of year when all the vines are filled with grapes and you can smell the wine fermenting in the air.  What better time to pay a visit for some wine tasting!  But this year, instead of spending a weekend just wine tasting, Events & Adventures got down and dirty by actually making some wine the old-fashioned way—stomping some grapes!  Several Napa Valley wineries offer experiences to truly write home about, including mushing the grapes with your feet Lucy and Ethyl-style.

Events & Adventures members got to stomp grapes, taste wine, and take home a t-shirt with their grape feet imprint. So how do you Grape Stomp, you’re wondering?  Well, for all of you looking to Grape Stomp before the end of the season here are five things you need to know.

  1. Plan Your Outfit Accordingly

Don’t let anything get in the way of winning, including your clothes!  The main event of a grape stomp involves trying to mash out as much juice as possible with your feet.  This process can be quite messy, and you’ll end up with sticky grape juice all over your legs.  Resist the urge to wear your cutest maxi dress or a new pair of pants and stick with something that you’re comfortable getting messy.

  1. Get Creative with Your Clothing

Speaking of outfits, plan your group’s costumes ahead of time, as most grape stomp events give prizes to the best and most creative costumes.  Team apparel can range from matching t-shirts to full-blown costumes, and creativity always counts!

  1. Stay Hydrated

This may be our most important tip of all! The majority of grape stomp events take place outside in August and September, when temperatures in Napa Valley often exceed 90 degrees. Grape stomps are usually held at a winery, and there is often plenty of wine available for tasting as well. So drink up!

  1. Bring Your Camera

This is an event that you’re going to want to document, so bring your camera (or cell phone) with you! Some favorite shots from previous events include pre and post-stomping photos, group costume shots and, of course, action shots during the stomping.

  1. Have Fun!

Diving into a barrel of grapes and making a mess with your feet isn’t something you get to do every day, so make the most of it! Get messy, stomp as fast as you can and don’t forget to have fun.

Events & Adventures in the Bay Area makes it easy to find fun new things to do, like grape-stomping!  If you don’t feel like you’re experiencing to the fullest, give us a holler and find out why hundreds of other singles join us for great events like wine tasting every single week.