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A Meetup in Dallas

Wondering what an Events & Adventures meetup in Dallas looks like?

The single members of each of our E&A clubs are what give each city character! Events & Adventures has been bringing singles together for over 30 years. We host over 30 events every month, ranging from local events and sports to world travel and game nights. Recently, we’ve added virtual events to our calendar, so Dallas singles can stay social even if they’re busy or perhaps a little shy. Dallas has no shortage of excitement with skydiving and ziplining on the summer calendar, and no shortage of singles that love to have fun. We’ve asked the Event Manager in Dallas to give a little insight into what makes Events & Adventures Dallas special. The Event Manager in each city is who keeps the whole show running, and is the best person to show you what a meetup in Dallas is really all about.

Q. What makes your city special?

A. Dallas is special because all of the members are so inclusive. We have members from all over–in the heart of Dallas, down in Fort Worth and even some as far north as Oklahoma. Regardless of where members live or where they come from, they go out of their way to get together and remain connected. While some members may join exclusively for the prospect of love, they create these lasting friendships and relationships that last a lifetime.

Q. If there was one word to describe what the single members in your group are like, what would it be and why?

A. The best word to describe our club’s members is big-hearted. As the event manager, I’ve witnessed and experienced countless acts of kindness, seen members rally around and uplift one another, and have had the pleasure of watching the most genuine and beautiful connections form. From going out of their way to make new members feel welcome immediately, to organizing fundraisers for members down on their luck, to offering to bring the event manager soup while she was sick, they always have each other’s backs. These members have some of the biggest hearts I’ve encountered and it’s inspiring to see those hearts in action.

Q. What’s your personal favorite meetup in Dallas?

A. My absolute favorite event is our party barges! It’s a giant party on the lake with 100 of your closest friends! There’s food, a DJ, waterslide, and the occasional cannonball contest. What more could you want?

Q. What are the most popular events attended by the members?

A. Dallas members LOVE sand volleyball! When the weather warms up, we hit the courts every Wednesday. There’s always a huge turnout. I always suggest it as a good first-time event for new members because they get to meet so many new people at once in a relaxed environment. Whether you come for some friendly competition or just come to socialize and mingle, people always have a great time!

Q. Have you witnessed love connections?

A. Yes, all the time! It’s always so special to hear about new couples that have formed. One of my event hosts is engaged and getting married later this year to someone she met at one of her first E&A events. What’s awesome about E&A is there’s no pressure to form these connections–the events help to facilitate organic and real relationships.

If you’re looking to try a meetup in Dallas, there has not been a better time than now. As Dallas starts returning back to normal life, we can finally get out of the house and start enjoying the summer. Even if you are not ready to venture out into the wild yet, you can start meeting our single members at our virtual events from the comfort of your home. Our Dallas members can’t wait to meet you!

Join Events & Adventures Dallas today to start your adventure at eventsandadventures.com.

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A Meetup in Minneapolis

What to Expect From Events & Adventures

Each Events & Adventures (E&A) location has unique characteristics that make it interesting and fun. A meetup in Minneapolis will look different than a meetup in San Francisco, not only because of the different activities available, but because of the incredible single members that make up each group.

Events & Adventures has been bringing singles together for over 30 years! It’s a casual way of meeting new people while doing things you love. It just so happens that everyone with you will also be single! Whether you’re looking for fun adventures and new friendships or for a true love connection, Events & Adventures handles all the planning and details so you can focus on having fun. Sparks are bound to fly when you gather eligible singles together. We help you make that happen.

We’ve gone straight to the source to get the details on what a meetup in Minneapolis really looks like by interviewing the Event Manager with E&A. Once you’re signed up, this Event Manager is going to be your contact for schedules, events, questions, and more. They are also the best person to give you an intimate view of what to expect, as they interact with our single members every week!

We asked Reid to comment on what people can expect from a meetup in Minneapolis:

Q: What makes a meetup in Minneapolis special?

A: With almost 7,000 acres of parkland and water, Minneapolis provides our members with daily opportunities to connect with one another in the beauty of nature without leaving the city.  Engaging with one another in outdoor activities creates strong bonds and lasting memories.  The winters may be cold, but Minneapolis members still thrive with an abundance of winter activities like skiing, snowshoeing, tubing, ice skating and more!

Q: If there was one word to describe what the single members in your group are like, what would it be and why?

A: Welcoming – Minneapolis members tend to be very active in a wide range of interests and activities that the city and its surroundings have to offer.  Food, culture, nightlife and the amazing art scene, all seem to be magnified by the serenity and peacefulness of a city which has embraced and amplified its green spaces during economic growth.  There’s not a lot to complain about here and in this spirit our members are very welcoming to one another and always eager to pull a chair over to include you in the group.

Q: What’s your personal favorite meetup at Events & Adventures?

A: My favorite meetups are when we are able to gather together in nature at local and even state parks.  Hiking, boating and getting to know one another outside is always a great recipe for forming strong bonds with one another.

Q: What are the most popular events attended by the members?

A: Members in Minneapolis love the outdoors and our volleyball but you will always find us in large groups year-round bowling turkeys and enjoying a pint together.

Q: Have you witnessed love connections?

A: We see romance all the time. It’s just so easy to connect with the people in Events & Adventures because you are creating bonds over shared activities. No one is pressuring you to make a connection or forcing you out on a date. You’re just hanging out, doing cool things, and meeting new people. It’s natural that someone hits it off with another club member and if not, that’s fine too because you’ve had an amazing time, experienced something new, and made new friends.

There’s never been a better time to sign up for Events & Adventures. The recent months have kept us cooped up in the house but summer is on the way.

If you’re single and looking to join our membership in Minneapolis, just sign up today to speak to our professional staff at www.eventsandadventures.com.

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First Date Tips For Singles

Need a kick to your dating life?

We thought so! What better way to re-ignite that fire than to brush up on some first date tips from the people who do this for a living?

Events & Adventures has been helping relationships blossom for over 30 years. You’d be amazed at how easy it is to create a spark just by putting singles together in activities they all enjoy. However, dating is not always an exact science, and there is no magic formula. The recent COVID-19 uncertainty has also put a damper on romance, forcing all of us to reconsider how we approach relationships. But the good news is, the world is slowly returning to normal and summer romances are just on the horizon!

Here are 10 first date tips to bring with you into your summer dating scene, whether you are in a group setting or having one-on-one time with someone special.

Be Confident & Friendly

No one likes a big ego, but confidence is very attractive! Group events may seem intimidating; however, it’s quite simple! Just introduce yourself! In this setting, it’s completely normal, even encouraged, to just approach people and start conversations. Share something about yourself and ask others to do the same. A friendly attitude and a willingness to get to know others show confidence and good spirits.

Keep Conversation Light

Some people have a tendency to overshare. Keep the conversation to what’s going on around you. Luckily, at Events & Adventures, you’ll have plenty to discuss whether you’re sight-seeing on a kayaking trip or taking in the nature during a hike. Try to avoid any “ex” topics. A relationship doesn’t seem appealing if the other person is still holding on to the old one.  Leave the resentments in the past and work on something new with the singles you’re meeting now.

Choose Common Ground

Found someone you’re interested in? Try inviting them to an off-site date where you can have some alone time. The first date should always be somewhere you both feel comfortable. Usually, a public setting, like a coffee shop, restaurant, or other fun outing is best practice. You can even leave the intimate dinner date for later, and choose a more interesting outing like a trip to the aquarium. You should have a pretty solid understanding of what your dates interests are, based on where you meet them at Events &Adventures!

The Dreaded Check

WHO PAYS?? A contentious topic, but a necessary one. Traditionally, the man pays. However, ladies, come prepared to split the check just in case. Gentlemen, if you’d like to impress your date, you should pay.

Turn Off Your Phone

This is a no-brainer! If you can’t leave business to rest for an hour or two, wait until you have a day where you can. Should an emergency arise, excuse yourself, and be brief. Don’t let anything take your attention from your date.

Don’t Default to the Bar

This is an easy mistake to make. Of course, drinks might seem like a casual choice with easy conversation, but it shows no effort on your part. Drinks often lead to both parties not being their true self, and can even turn sloppy if you’re not careful. If you’re really trying to get to know someone, a crowded bar is not the place. Events & Adventures has a ton of activities outside the bar scene that will spark your next first date idea.

Don’t “Play It Cool”

One of the most important first date tips is to try to be authentic! Acting like you don’t care isn’t cool, it actually makes your date feel insecure and uncomfortable. If you’re interested, then show that interest by asking your date about themselves, paying attention, and actively responding in the conversation.

Avoid Trigger Topics

There’s a time and place to discuss politics and a first date is not it! Even if you think the other person may potentially have similar views or they voice agreement, just steer the conversation into somewhere else. This can lead an uncomfortable situation or even an argument. Same goes for hot topics like religion, sex, or anything too controversial. The first date is for fun conversation and lighthearted laughs, not political views.

Asking for a Second Date

This one can be tough to navigate but try to keep it simple. As a rule of thumb, wait to ask for a second date until after your first date has already ended and the person has gone home. Express that you had a great time, and let them know you’ll be in touch. Asking during the date can make things slightly uncomfortable, especially if you’re judging the date incorrectly. Wait until you and the date have had time to think over the night and reach out to them the next day if you are too excited to wait!

Don’t Give Up

One bad date is not a good reason to get down on yourself or to give up the dating scene altogether. There is someone out there for everyone, and sitting in your house won’t get you any closer to meeting them. Events & Adventures will help you meet eligible singles just doing things you love. So, you don’t have to crawl the bars or swipe aimlessly through profiles. Just go do what you love, and meet other singles who love those things too!

If you’re ready to live life more and put some of these first date tips into action, sign up for a membership today.

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Social Distancing Doesn’t Mean Loneliness

Single and Stressed?

Social Distancing doesn’t mean loneliness! There’s a lot of chaos in the world right now, and it can make the idea of meeting new people seem daunting or downright scary. What are singles going to do when it comes to dating during the Coronavirus threat and social distancing warnings? It doesn’t have to be intimidating!  Make the most of the single life by joining Events & Adventures.  Meet people naturally and safely with the nation’s largest social club for singles.

During these difficult times, it’s more important than ever to know who you’re with.  We take all the necessary precautions, make all the plans, and let you focus on just having fun with other singles like you!  At Events & Adventures, there’s something for everyone, from safe, small group activities to online events like trivia contests and happy hour.  There’s no swiping, no profiles, no pressure, and no awkward first dates.  Meet singles just doing things you already love to do!

 

Our Events

For over 30 years, Events & Adventures has been connecting like-minded singles through great, pre-planned events.  Our members have built lasting relationships and lifelong friendships while both, trying new things in town, as well as traveling across the globe.  Today’s trying circumstances won’t last forever, and when they’re behind us we’ll be ready to resume our international travel, from Australia to Antarctica and beyond.  Whether in safe, small group events or on exciting outdoors adventures, our members meet other singles and make new friends.  You never know, you might even make that special connection you’ve been looking for.

From unique online events to local adventures to world travel, you’ll have over 30 great activities to choose from every month. Have fun with like-minded singles in a pressure-free environment where you can be yourself.  It’s not a dating app or a dating service, and all of our members are pre-screened. Practice social distancing and still have fun! Trust us, you’re gonna wish you did this sooner!

 

Your Safety Is Our Priority | Social Distancing

We continue to make your health and safety a top priority and have made several adjustments to our calendars to support the global efforts being put in place to keep everyone safe and healthy.  For the time being, our group activities are only 6 to 12 people, making it easy to make meaningful relationships in intimate settings.  These will open up to bigger gatherings once it’s again safe to do so. There are also outdoor activities that will keep our members out of confined spaces, while keeping in line with social distancing warnings.

Many events have even been moved online in order to keep our trivia contests, comedy nights, and happy hours on schedule! In addition, when it comes to public events, we always get our own section! Sometimes it pays off to be part of an exclusive club!  And as always, all our members have passed a full background check, so you never have to guess or worry.

In short, there’s never been a better time to meet that someone special, and you don’t have to stay stuck in the house.  If you’re ready for your next adventure, and to make the most of the single life, join the nation’s largest social club, Events & Adventures today.

 

Ready to get MORE out of life? Just visit EventsandAdventures.com.

Dating Apps sharing Personal Information?

Are Dating Apps Sharing Your Personal Information?

Are dating apps sharing your personal information?
It seems like almost every day we learn of another report on the news where a large company has been hacked, or maybe even intentionally, releases information. What does this mean though? Is it really applicable to us? The answer—ABSOLUTELY!

Information is one of the most coveted assets for online scammers–especially when it comes to your personal information. From dating to banking, we do it all online, automatically assuming these apps and services have the necessary protections in place to keep our information safe. However, dating services in particular have long been held up to scrutiny regarding the effectiveness of their security for their love-seeking members.

What’s Happening?
The most notable, and maybe most morally questionable, breach occurred with Ashley Madison in 2016. The dating site, which promotes discreet affairs for married individuals, uses the slogan, “Life is Short. Have an Affair.” to attract potential members. In 2016, the most popular dating site you’ve never heard of leaked information about 37 million of its members. Not so discreet!

Many dating apps and websites have since followed suit, with evidence of major security flaws, full breaches, and worst of all, intentional sharing of information. The sidestep shuffle around US and international security laws has allowed some sites to release private information such as location data, employment information, sexual preference/orientation data, personal details, phone numbers, and more. Not only does this expose us to potential financial security threats, but to a full range of interpersonal issues such as identity theft or harassment. For example, how comfortable would you be with your dating profile showing up in a potential employer’s search? Or if your neighbor could look up your sexual orientation? By nature, these sites host a variety of private details that may not be as protected as we are sometimes led to believe.

Meet People Naturally
There are more natural ways of dating that do not have to involve profiles, endless swiping, and potential exposure of your private information. Events & Adventures lets you put the phone down and truly meet people face-to-face, without the usual discomfort of first dates. A membership with Events & Adventures allows you to choose your favorite activities from over 30 dynamic events per month, and the best part is, everyone there will be single! It is the nation’s largest social club for singles where the only information shared is the kind whispered over wine at dinner, or yelled from the tops of your favorite mountain trails. With so many activities, everyone can find something they love to do, without the pressure of making a connection. It’s about making genuine connections and friendships, and learning to just have fun!

You could take the time to hack-proof your profiles or look into privacy agreements, or you could come to Events & Adventures, where none of that stuff matters. Besides, chances are you’ll find someone here who will spark your interest enough to delete all the useless apps. Break up with online dating and visit us at www.eventsandadventures.com.

Events and Adventures Thailand Trip 2019

Thailand Trip Q&A

This February, Events & Adventures ventured out on a 14-day international trip to the exotic paradise of Thailand. What better way to learn about this amazing trip than hearing from the people that got to go on the adventure themselves?

We had a super fun Q & A with two of our members that joined Events & Adventures on our exciting Thailand trip: Rachel Wolfson from our Chicago Club and Susan Euing from our San Francisco Club. Here’s what they had to say about their time abroad with Events & Adventures:

Q: Have you ever been abroad before this trip?

R: Yes, but not with Events & Adventures. This was a first.

S: Yes, many times, but this was my first time with Events & Adventures.

 

Q: What was your favorite part of traveling with Events & Adventures?

R: My favorite part was meeting the different people from the other Events & Adventures locations and learning about Thailand from Natalie (our tour guide). It was fantastic exploring somewhere I had never been before.

S: The trip itinerary and it was a really great price!

 

Q: Out of all of the excursions you went on while in Thailand, which was your favorite and why?

R: I loved the floating river lodge. You got to be away from the rest of the world, no electricity, very peaceful while hearing the water underneath and relaxing overall. Also, we got to meet our first elephant, Wandi!

S: Personally, my favorite was the Hmong village. It was filled with very interesting people and culture.

 

Q: What was something unexpected that happened on the trip that left you pleasantly surprised?

R: When we got to play with baby tigers- they were so cute and surprisingly big at a month and a half old. I couldn’t believe the size of their paws at that age!

S: I had a wonderful and very compatible roommate. We are keeping up our new friendship even though we live two states away.

 

Q: Did you come back with any fun souvenirs?

R: A photo with frame (made out of recycled elephant dung) of one of my best friends from E&A and myself riding on U2, the elephant. We had lots of laughs on her and another elephant, as well as along the trip! Lots of great memories!

S: I bought a pig made out of rope for the year of the pig!

 

Q: If you could give someone going on Events & Adventures’s next Thailand trip a tip, what would it be?

R: Don’t be afraid to try something you’ve never done before. And make sure you bring comfortable walking shoes; there are lots of stairs! Try sitting with someone new each time you are sitting on the way to one of the spots you are going to explore so you can get to know them! you never know what type of similarities you might have!

S: Bring more dressy clothes than  you think you’ll need and get a full-body Thai massage!

 

Susan and Rachel’s amazing memories prove you can create lasting bonds while traveling the world with Events & Adventures. We can hardly wait for our next journey to a faraway land!

What exhilarating vacation will you be joining us on? Will you be floating down the Amazon River with us in August or staying stateside in NYC during the Holiday Season in November?

The number one requirement to come along? Join Events & Adventures! When you do, you get to live a life you love!

AI and the Dating App

Artificial Intelligence Is Entering the Dating Scene

Over the last couple of years, Artificial Intelligence has started to appear in the dating app scene. With these new and “improved” apps, gone are the days of swiping. Now, data mining is the way of online dating future.

What are these Apps and What Do They Do?

The most prominent AI app stateside was created by Denver native, Kevin Teman. In an article published by 303 Magazine on April 4, Teman explains how his dating app hybrid works. His app, AIMM, is essentially Siri meets matchmaker. The app launched back in 2017 and has taken all of the techniques of dating apps, matchmakers, speed dating, and dating services to create a dating service hybrid.

Again, you talk to this app like you talk to Siri, answering questions like, “Tell me an embarrassing story about your childhood” then the app will analyze your answers, sort them into different personality categories, and introduce you to people on its own accord. It takes roughly a week for the app to “get to know you” if you use it for five to ten minutes a day.

So essentially, you’re dating a robot for a week so you can find a person you might have a connection with.

According to Mashable’s article, “What Will Online Dating Look Like in 2030?,” across the pond in the UK, Loveflutter, is their AI dating app equivalent. This app matches people based on personality traits it decodes from each person’s tweets. The founders also plan to use AI to coach Loveflutter users on where to meet offline after analyzing their chats with matches.

In the future, these apps may dive even deeper into our phone data and start using information like if you pay your bills on time (or at all), what websites you visit (or shows you binge watch), your camera roll, and how much you exercise (thanks FitBit.)

Is This Too Good to Be True? (Most Definitely)

At first, this shiny new approach to modern dating looks pretty nice. Why wouldn’t we want help weeding out people we probably won’t have compatibility with? And we can do it from the comfort of our couches? Win-win.

However, when you take off the cupid-inspired rose colored glasses of technology-fueled romance, you’ll realize that the founders of these apps don’t have an end goal of people’s happiness; they want people to use their services, not leave them.

As Jean Meyer, the founder and CEO of European dating app Once said in Mashable’s article,

 “The dating industry has zero incentive to create this perfect matching algorithm […] The optimum for a dating service is to show you profiles of people that might be good enough, but not perfection. People who you go on dates with, and then after two, three dates you realize it won’t work out and you go back to the app.”

In the long run, these developments in technologically-fueled dating services will result in more disappointment and discouragement for their users than anything else. Why not spend your time investing in your life and happiness than using newer and nicer apps that are being programmed to sabotage the fulfilling experience of finding meaningful relationships?

Events & Adventures is the Best Alternative to AI

Events & Adventures uses the greatest strategy of all to introduce people. It creates daily opportunities for you to meet actual people (yes, humans) while doing fun and interesting activities. You develop friendships and lasting relationships by getting to know people that want to take a step back from their phones and enjoy their lives.

Do you want to know what’s even better about Events & Adventures? If you meet someone, we consider that a success story, not a loss. We’ve done our job if you find someone special. What makes a better story anyways, meeting your person while jumping out of a plane or while staring at your phone screen? It’s time to cut out the electronic middleman and live a life you love with Events & Adventures.

Dating App Experiment

The Dating App Experiment

The Dating App Experiment

As a single staff member of one of the Events & Adventures clubhouses, I decided to do a bit of an experiment with myself. Like a lot of people, I’m a dating app user; as a person dating in the 21st century it often feels like there aren’t many other options. As a simultaneous member of Events & Adventures, I started to compare and contrast my experiences with my online relationships and the ones I was seeing develop at Events & Adventures.

I’ve been on the classic apps like Tinder and Bumble and have tried some of the more obscure apps like Hinge and Coffee Meets Bagel. They each have different layouts and specialties that make them seem like lights at the end of a tunnel filled with fellow singles. In the end, each app seems to turn out to have a similar end: possible dates and little connection.

 

The Findings

Dating apps turned the very real and emotional experience of dating into a very numb and robotic game. I’ve found myself mindlessly swiping through people without even looking at them. The sensation of matching with someone seems to create more of an endorphin boost than an actual opportunity for a true connection.

I’ll never forget when I matched with a guy and mentioned meeting up for dinner with him pretty quickly, trying to bypass the small talk and make something out of a match that seemed promising. He agreed, we set a time and location. The next morning, he was gone. He deleted our match and seeing as that was the only form of contact I had with him, there was no way of getting in touch to see what happened.

The experience stung, but a part of me accepted it because we hadn’t even met. How could I hold this guy accountable when he was only a picture on a screen?

I’ve gone on my fair share of actual dates through these apps too. I’ve even been in short-term relationships with some of the men I’ve meet. The large majority of the time the connection I thought I had with these guys online didn’t come through in person. If we did actually have something in common, there seemed to be a pressure to put a definition on whatever we had right away, which ended up scaring one of us away. When you make dating the primary focus of any activity, there’s an expectation of trust and vulnerability almost instantly. How can you put that kind of pressure on someone you barely know?

Having heard friends express similar frustrations, I know I’m not alone in my dating app woes. I even hear us wondering aloud if there is something wrong with us because of our lack of success.

 

The Solution

Having experienced Events & Adventures for the last six months, I honestly believe it’s not us but the online dating system that’s to blame. Unlike the forced nature of online dating, Events & Adventures creates an organic environment for members to have fun being themselves.

Are you filled with random facts or a board game connoisseur? You can guarantee there’s a trivia or game night coming up with Events & Adventures. More of a sports fan? Every club has at least one viewing party or pickup game on the books. Are you a whitewater rafting, bungee jumping, or adrenaline junkie—or do you want to be? Events & Adventures has you covered there, too.

And the best part? Other people are doing all of these things with you. You’ll be able to build connections with people that have similar interests and have the opportunity to see these same people on a weekly, or even daily basis, without having to plan the get togethers yourself.

All of the romantic relationships I’ve seen develop between Events & Adventures members have come out of the weeks and months they have spent together at Events & Adventures events. When people have the chance to develop friendships, those friendships turn into trust, and that trust can very easily blossom into something more substantial like commitment and love.

Our members have the chance to cultivate relationships with each other without having to worry about defining their experiences, romantic or otherwise, because that’s not what Events & Adventures is about. Our goal is to help people live a life they love, and that definition is different for everyone.

As a self-proclaimed wallflower, I’ve really had the chance to soak up all of the wonderful benefits Events & Adventures provides its members. In a world so fueled by instant gratification, Events & Adventures slows things down and gives its members the change to enjoy their lives with friends, new and old. So why keep staring at a dating app filled with what-ifs and maybes and come have some promised fun with Events and Adventures? You never know where it might lead until you give it a try!

Event & Adventures Winter Fun & Activities

Starting The New Year with New Activities

It might not come as much of a surprise, but studies have shown that the most common New Year’s Resolutions are losing weight and exercising more. These studies have also shown that enjoyment is a key factor in achieving any fitness goal and creating a happier and healthier you. Our clubhouses from Chicago to Vancouver took the time to incorporate new activities into their January calendars so members could start off their 2019 happier and healthier. Here’s a roundup of some of the new activities our club members enjoyed:

Burning Calories and Having Fun

On January 15th, Chicago kicked it into high-gear at a CycleBar class in Kildeer, Illinois. Members cycled their way through a class fueled by an enthusiastic instructor, fun club-like lighting, and energetic music. They were definitely feeling the burn once the class was done, but nothing brings friends closer together than a great workout! Chicago wasn’t alone when it came to featuring high-intensity workouts in January. Our Seattle club had an empowering and fat-blasting afternoon on January 20th at JabX Kickboxing and Fitness. They kicked and jabbed their way through more than 800 calories per member in the workout!

Cold Weather Activities

Three of our clubs embraced the cold weather to help burn away the extra slices of pie eaten this holiday season. Our Vancouver club swept calories away at the Royal City Curling Club in New Westminster on January 13th and enjoyed the benefits of the quirky game of curling. Minneapolis members frolicked through the snow on January 19th as they snowshoed along two miles of trails in Pine City, Minnesota. Members got to learn about winter travel during the fur trade and got to participate in additional activities like throwing a curling stone and playing a round of Ojibwe snow snake. The Denver club enjoyed a winter-inspired activity the same day when they went ice skating at Evergreen Lake!

Dallas gave football a wintery twist during their Flag Freezeball game on January 12th. During their pick up game of flag football, members forgot their winter blues and had a great time! Also embracing another classic activity, Houston gave Throwback Thursday a whole new meaning while roller skating. Houston members managed to get a leg workout in at the Adults Only night, January 17th, at the Dairy Ashford Roller Rink. Reliving roller rink memories with new friends was just a bonus!

Outdoor Adventures

Archery Tag was Phoenix’s activity of choice. They combined a game of tag with the combative skills used in other fun activities like paintball and dodgeball. Add the timeless activity of archery into the mix and this event made January 19th a unique, fun, and unforgettable day for Phoenix members. Speaking of paintball, Santa Clara had a great time enjoying this adrenaline-filled classic on January 12th. This was a great and colorful way to run around with fellow E&A members. Their friends just down the road at the San Francisco club spent January 13th participating in a Scavenger Hunt throughout the boats found at the Sausalito Wooden Boat Tour. This low-impact activity managed to incorporate a leisurely walk into a fun afternoon with friends.

No matter what city you’re in, Events and Adventures will be sure to help you live a happier and healthier 2019 while you make new friends and stronger connections. With over 30 scheduled events every month you can experience so many new activities and exciting things. After all, it’s our mission to help you live a life you love.

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Chicago Hauntings Bus Tour with Events & Adventures

Events & Adventures Chicago dove head first into the Halloween season on the Chicago Hauntings Bus Tour. Chicago Hauntings Bus Tour has been voted one of the Top 10 Ghost Tours in America by Haunted America Tours and was voted the best ghost tour in Chicago by Time Out Chicago.

Members went on a three-hour tour throughout the city, where they learned about all of the dark mojo and paranormal activity that runs through the veins of Chicago’s history. The tour started at the infamous Congress Hotel and stopped at three other iconic locations throughout the night: Death Alley next to the Oriental Theater, the Hull House on Halsted Street, and the Couch Tomb in Lincoln Park.

Events & Adventures Chicago lucked out by getting one of the company’s co-owners as their tour guide!

His grandmother was the housekeeping manager at the Congress Hotel for roughly 25 years, so he had personal tales to tell us along the way. Members also learned that many of Chicago’s ghostly stories are woven throughout the city’s historical events. Much of Chicago’s paranormal activity connects back to events like the Great Chicago Fire and President Lincoln’s Funeral Train. Quite a few structures were built on top of Native American burial grounds, which led to some more creepy vibes.

Embracing the ghost-hunting mood, a handful of members downloaded free EMF detectors to their phones to see if any ghosts were interested in joining the Events & Adventures crew. They did come across a demon named Harriet at the Hull House, but she decided to stay at the location with her ghostly boo.

Members finished out the night by exploring the haunted floors of the Congress Hotel and then grabbing a late-night pizza at Lou Malnati’s. The Chicago Hauntings Bus Tour was a bonding, informative and hauntingly wonderful night for all of the members involved. It brought old friends closer and created new friendships as well. After all, those who get scared together stay together!

With the holiday season just around the corner, we can’t wait to see what other exciting adventures are in store for Events & Adventures!