Member Spotlight: Where You Want To Be & Out of the Ordinary

Marc & Darlynne Menkin in front of Hotel Del Coronado

Marc & Darlynne Menkin run Where You Want To Be and Out of the Ordinary, two San Diego based companies that create unique corporate Team building activities and tours to secret spots. When mass gatherings were cancelled due to COVID-19, the Menkins had to re-think their business model and pivot in order to stay relevant.  As a result, they developed several new Virtual Team building programs such as the Neighborhood News Team Challenge, Family Feud, Jeopardy and Creative Icebreakers.

They’re also offering Virtual Media & Video Coaching Services. Darlynne was a TV News Anchor/Reporter for more than 20 years and realized there was a real need when industry colleagues started to ask her for advice on how to look and feel more confident on Zoom calls. Now that “face to face” meetings are currently on hold, more companies are turning to Virtual Meetings/Conferences, which Darlynne says is a lot like producing a live television newscast!

Marc & Darlynne Menkin hosting an event

For those who prefer an “in person” event, the Menkins are offering some fun, OUTDOOR Small Group activities.  The programs are designed to get people outside, out into the fresh air where it’s safe.  Physical Distancing and other Safety guidelines have been implemented. Below are the activities being offered:


Easy Going Hikes/Wellness Walks –  Discover secret San Diego spots while getting exercise and practicing Physical Distancing!

Secret Spots Super Challenge  –  A fun Urban Challenge Scavenger Hunt through Balboa Park!