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    • 28 Mar 2019
    • 13 Apr 2019
    • India


    MAX INDIA FOR $1,644.00! (16 Days)

    Mar. 28 - Apr. 13, 2019

    RT Air:  SFO - Delhi:  $578.00

    Hotels:  $666.00 if you share:  $1,231.00 single occupancy

    Tour Leader:  $100

    MAX:  $100 for members;  $250 for Non-Members

    DELHI, TAJ MAHAL, JAIPUR, AND UDAIPUR

    STAY AT WORLD'S #1 HOTEL:  +$302/room

    (normally, $1,100 USD)

    A Dream Destination for Gay Men!

    INFORMATIONAL DINNER:  SAT, FEB. 2, 7 PM.

    RSVP  PHIL WALKER:  phil@askphilwalker.com

    "The most incredible trip of our lifetimes!" 
    -MAX India Tour members, 2018

    WHY INDIA?

    If you are like many, you think India is expensive to travel to, difficult to travel in, poverty-ridden, barren, and unhealthy.  As the MAX 2018 India Travel Group will tell you, you could not be more wrong.

    The MAX 2019 India trip is filled with 5-star hotels for $100 per night, sights such as the Taj Mahal (truly, the most beautiful building in the world), restaurants selected by our Indian Food Blogger, handsome Indian men, tea in a Maharajah's palace, cooking class in an Indian home, your own Tour Guide and drivers, a doctor traveling with our group, cocktails served poolside by turbaned waiters, and the smells of roasting meat and spices as you dine on the roof of the world's number one hotel listening to sitar music while gazing through the night sky at the lake below and illuminated palaces above.

    WHAT YOU WILL SEE AND EXPERIENCE:

     Join us for the amazingly inexpensive markets of Delhi for fabrics, lacquer boxes, jewelry, fashions; candlelight rooftop dining overlooking the illuminated ruins of a fort; a sunrise breakfast overlooking the Taj Mahal; a moving day decorating, bathing, and riding elephants; a hair-raising rickshaw ride through the streets of Old Delhi; our stay at a 1300's Indian fort restored to a hotel by a gay couple (this is spectacular and known to few Americans); the world's Number 1 Hotel--the Taj Lake Palace; temples; holy men; new gay friends; Delhi's 1 gay club; the sites for Octopussy and Best Exotic Marigold Hotel; twilight lake cruises; the Pink City; the City of Lakes, Sufi music; and meeting gay locals.

    Of all our experiences in India, one of the most rewarding was meeting the local gay men.  I have found that many handsome gay Indians in their 30’s love older gay men! 

    WHAT OUR LAST GROUP SAID:

             "Spectacular!"  "Absolute best trip of my lifetime!"

    You can have this experience too.  See Delhi (the Capital), Agra (Taj Mahal), Jaipur (the Pink City), and Udaipur (City of Lakes).  We will also visit Neemrana Fort Hotel--a secret treasure known only to locals--a fort from the 1300's renovated to a hotel by 2 gay Indians (they now have 25 hotels in India).   

    HOW IT WORKS:

    We let you know what flights and hotels to book.  You do the bookings yourself on Expedia, Orbitz, or Hotels.com.    Then, we arrange a guide and driver to take us to the sites each day.  (This costs $30 per person per day in addition to the fees above.)   Most of our Tour Hosts are gay.  They do all negotiating for us in Hindi, arrange transportation for us around the city, show us where the gay spots are, introduce us to friends, and tell us about gay life in India.  Our Food Guide, Singh, is a food blogger who knows all the great restaurants of Delhi, Agra, and Jaipur.  You will have one of the greatest meals of your life at Spice Route in the Imperial Hotel, dine on incredible northern Indian food at Pinch of Spice, and have cocktails and smoke hooka while listening to Sufi music overlooking Delhi's evening sky.  We will arrange all of these for you.

    Phil Walker will be your Tour Leader.  He visited India twice in 2018.  He loves India.  It shows as the 2019 trip incorporates all the special finds he and the group made in 2018.   We even travel with our own doctor who takes care of any medical needs you have.  (On our last trip, no one needed his help.  The water in all the hotels is filtered.  Everyone's stomach was fine.)  You can't beat having your own doctor, the experience, or the price. 

    For those who are interested, an informational dinner will be held at the home of Phil Walker in San Francisco on Saturday, February 2, 2019, at 7 p.m.  Photos will be shown of the most recent trips.  All questions will be answered.  Just email Phil at phil@askphilwalker.com.  He will confirm your place and send details on the dinner, send you the full itinerary for the trip, and send you several videos of the last trip so you can see what you will see, where you will stay, where you will eat, and what you will experience.

    "This will be the trip of a lifetime.  I promise."   --Phil Walker

    If you would like to see videos of India locations we will visit, email phil@askphilwalker.com


    • 12 Apr 2019
    • 19 Apr 2019
    • Cuba


    Join David Petlin and Phil Walker on a cruise adventure to beautiful Cuba.  

    Individuals will be able to book one or both of the segments (cruise and/or land).  The land tour will be centered on the historic Hotel Nacional de Cuba in Havana.

    Last year, 12 MAX members fell in love with Miami's South Beach and the high seas on a cruise to Cuba. The ship was terrific with gay guest gatherings each evening.  Food was spectacular in the premium restaurants.  And, the ship was open bar.

    More information to follow.  Price TBD

    Havana was dazzling!  Think Venice in full decay. Walk the stone streets, dine at a pallador private restaurant, visit Hemingway's home, have cocktails at Nacional Hotel, and ride in the 1950's pink       convertibles.

    For info:  Email phil@askphilwalker.com


    • 24 May 2019
    • 27 May 2019


    Join MAX for a four-day getaway to beautiful Ashland, Oregon, and the Oregon Shakespeare Festival over Memorial Day weekend.  We will board our van on the morning of Friday, May 24th and begin a journey that includes theater, wineries, magnificent nature and small-town charm.

    Our all-inclusive package includes sampling Oregon wines while watching the sunset over the Rogue Valley, an historic trolley ride through nearby the gold rush town of Jacksonville, Oregon and a half day trip to Deep Crater Lake National Park. We will return on Monday evening, with a lunch stop in the olive groves in Corning, CA.

    We will attend three performances at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival: the hilarious musical Hairspray, a new play based on Steinbeck’s Grapes of Wrath, Mother Road, and one of Shakespeare’s most beloved comedies, As You Like It. The package includes transportation, tickets, accommodations, and all local visits -- a $900 value. Once again, we will have our own exclusive cottages at the Carlisle Garden Suites.  You also have the option of seeing some of the other OSF productions and taking the backstage tour. Meals are not included, but very affordable.

    Space Available:

    This trip is limited to 12 attendees.  This event sold out last year, so make your reservation early! 

    The reservation deadline is Friday, March 15th.

    Cost Options:

    • $400 per person, double occupancy.
    • $650 per person, single room

    $100 non-refundable deposit due by March 15th, with the balance due by April 30th.

    To Sign Up:

    Send a $100 non-refundable deposit for each participant to Lorenzo Taylor by March 31, 2019.

    •  Pay by credit card at this link: paypal.me/MAX2OSF.
    •  Contact Lorenzo directly to pay by check.

    For More Information:

    Contact event host Lorenzo Taylor, Lorenzo_Max@aol.com or email concierge@maxsf.org.

    CLICK HERE TO RSVP

                                      


    • 30 Jul 2019
    • 5 Aug 2019
    • Alaska

    Join Phil Walker on a vacation to breathtaking Alaska. Many people have done an Alaska Cruise, so we thought we would do something special -- a land trip to Alaska.  Travel and explore Anchorage.  Enjoy the gay bar there on drag night!

    Then, travel to majestic Denali National Park by will rent jeeps and arrange guides to travel inside the park seeing the powerful natural beauty and amazing wildlife.  And nothing beats a great day but a hot drink by the fire in the evening. Additional stops on the railroad are being put together.

    Price not yet set

    More details will be provided when this trip is announced in the newsletter.

    To express interest in this trip, email Phil Walker at: phil@askphilwalker.com






    • 19 Aug 2019
    • 27 Aug 2019
    • Hungary, Austria


    Update: Single Supplement Waived for Sign-Ups by January 31st!

    This summer, join MAX and your MAX Host David Petlin on an Avalon Waterways river cruise on the Danube.

    You’ll cruise up the Danube from Budapest to Linz with a docking overnight in Vienna.  Enjoy the opportunity to explore Budapest, attend a Medieval Knights Tournament at a Visegrád castle, take a hike to Count Dracula’s prison tower, explore Vienna, sample cheese and beer made by Trappist monks, and much, much more.

    Experience the Blue Danube your way on Avalon Waterways, while sharing the experience with your fellow MAX travelers and with the new friends you’ll meet on this summer voyage.  Whether you’re an art lover, a foodie, a history buff, or an energetic adventurer, this Active Discovery cruise on the Danube invites you to experience culture and cuisine in creative ways that are perfect for you and great for sharing the experience with friends.

    With Avalon Choice® selections of Classic, Discovery, and Active excursions, each day is yours to spend your way. Whether you prefer browsing the art collection of the Habsburg Empire, sipping local vintages at an Austrian wine-tasting, or joining a canoe excursion, at each stop your cruise is packed with excursions for every pace. 

    Cruise prices for this 9-day adventure start at $3749 per person plus taxes and air.

    This is the perfect opportunity to sail single – we have a limited number of cabins with no single supplement charge.  Avalon Waterways has graciously extended the offer to waive the single supplement charge for bookings made by January 31st.  The opportunity to sail single at no additional charge is rarely offered on any other cruise line.

    For dues-paying MAX members, the MAX trip fee is included in the price.  For all others, the fee to MAX will be $100 per person.

    $250 deposit per person is required to book - final payment is not due until April 30th, 2019.  Contact David Petlin at David@travelbyflair.com or 415-890-6331 for more information or to book your cruise!


    • 22 Sep 2019
    • 28 Sep 2019
    • Cuba


    Last year, out MAX Travelers loved Cuba so much that they wanted to return and spend more time exploring the Island.  

    Join us when we stay at the illustrious Nacional Hotel (former Mafia gathering spot), tour the streets of Havana, drink where Hemingway drank, visit Hemingway's home, travel to see the Bay of Pigs and Santiago, cradle of the Revolution.

    You will be sure to enjoy the 8 gay bars of Havana along with handsome young men who make any evening there memorable.  What happens in Havana, stays in Havana!

    More details will be provided when this trip is announced in the newsletter.

    To express interest in this trip, email Phil Walker at: phil@askphilwalker.com

    • 2 Nov 2019
    • 13 Nov 2019


    NOVEMBER 2-13

    INDIA: The Pushkar Camel Fair, Dehli, Taj Mahal, Jaipur and Udaipur

    Price: $1,650 

    Join Phil Walker and MAX members for this incredible experience.  Thousands of nomads come together in the town of Pushkar, India for their annual Camel Fair.  Watch camel races, camel costuming, fire-eaters, real snake charmers, dine on nomadic feasts and see the splendor of Pushkar.  This is like Burning Man on acid!


    RT Air:  SFO - Delhi:  $578.00

    Hotels:  $666.00 if you share:  $1,231.00 single occupancy

    Tour Leader:  $100

    MAX:  $100 for members;  $250 for Non-Members

    DELHI, TAJ MAHAL, JAIPUR, AND UDAIPUR

    STAY AT WORLD'S #1 HOTEL:  +$302/room

    (normally, $1,100 USD)

    A Dream Destination for American Gay Men!

    INFORMATIONAL DINNER:  SAT, FEB. 2, 7 PM.

    RSVP  PHIL WALKER:  phil@askphilwalker.com

    "The most incredible trip of our lifetimes!" 
    -MAX India Tour members, 2018

    WHY INDIA?

    If you are like many, you think India is expensive to travel to, difficult to travel in, poverty-ridden, barren, and unhealthy.  As the MAX 2018 India Travel Group will tell you, you could not be more wrong.

    The MAX 2019 India trip is filled with 5-star hotels for $100 per night, sights such as the Taj Mahal (truly, the most beautiful building in the world), restaurants selected by our Indian Food Blogger, handsome Indian men, tea in a Maharajah's palace, cooking class in an Indian home, your own Tour Guide and drivers, a doctor travelling with our group, cocktails served poolside by turbaned waiters, and the smells of roasting meat and spices as you dine on the roof of the world's number one hotel listening to sitar music while gazing through the night sky at the lake below and illuminated palaces above.

    WHAT YOU WILL SEE AND EXPERIENCE:

     Join us for the amazingly inexpensive markets of Delhi for fabrics, lacquer boxes, jewelry, fashions; candlelight rooftop dining overlooking an the illuminated ruins of a fort; a sunrise breakfast overlooking the Taj Mahal; a moving day decorating, bathing, and riding elephants; a hair-raising rickshaw ride through the streets of Old Delhi; our stay at a 1300's Indian fort restored to a hotel by a gay couple (this is spectacular and known to few Americans); the world's Number 1 Hotel--the Taj Lake Palace--temples; holy men; new gay friends; Delhi's 1 gay club; the sites for Octopussy and Best Exotic Marigold Hotel; twilight lake cruises; the Pink City; the City of Lakes, Sufi music; and the meeting gay locals.


    You can have this experience too.  See Delhi (the Capital), Agra (Taj Mahal), Jaipur (the Pink City), and Udaipur (City of Lakes).  We will also visit Neemrana Fort Hotel--a secret treasure known only to locals--a fort from the 1300's renovated to a hotel by 2 gay Indians (they now have 25 hotels in India).   

    HOW IT WORKS:

    We let you know what flights and hotels to book.  You do the bookings yourself on Expedia, Orbitz, or Hotels.com.  Then, we arrange a guide and driver to take us to the sites each day.  (This costs $30 per person per day in addition to the fees above.)   Most of our Tour Hosts are gay.  They do all negotiating for us in Hindi, arrange transportation for us around the city, show us where the gay spots are, introduce us to friends, and tell us about gay life in India.  Our Food Guide, Singh, is a food blogger who knows all the great restaurants of Delhi, Agra, and Jaipur.  You will have one of the greatest meals of your life at Spice Route in the Imperial Hotel, dine on incredible northern Indian food at Pinch of Spice, and have cocktails and smoke hooka while listening to Sufi music overlooking Delhi's evening sky.  We will arrange all of these for you.

    Phil Walker will be your Tour Leader.  He visited India twice in 2018.  He loves India.  It shows as the 2019 trip incorporates all the special finds he and the group made in 2018.   We even travel with our own doctor who takes care of any medical needs you have.  (On our last trip, no one needed his help.  The water in all the hotels is filtered.  Everyone's stomach was fine.)  You can't beat having your own doctor, the experience, or the price. 

    For those who are interested, an informational dinner will be held at the home of Phil Walker in San Francisco on Saturday, February 2, 2019, at 7 p.m.  Photos will be shown of the most recent trips.  All questions will be answered.  Just email Phil at phil@askphilwalker.com.  He will confirm your place and send details on the dinner, send you the full itinerary for the trip, and send you several videos of the last trip so you can see what you will see, where you will stay, where you will eat, and what you will experience.

    More details will be provided when this trip is announced in the newsletter.

    To express interest in this trip, email Phil Walker at: phil@askphilwalker.com









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