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Lovers of travel unite. Join our community to find awesome group adventures that strive to explore off the path and authentic experiences in the places we visit. We take group travel to a whole new level with fun local hikes, wine tasting, and lots of international group tours perfect for solo travelers, couples, & everyone in between. If you love photography, culture, food, & adventure than you will fit right in. Forget those large boring bus tours and become a Globetrotter!

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Super beautiful Wild & Hawaii like Cataract Falls photo adventure trek !

The beautiful Hawaii like "Cataract Falls " Experience !

Hosted by : Indie Tom
From Awesome Wine and Nature Adventures[masked] EM: [masked]
(Always have my Phone #)

Marin Country Mart/Starbucks Coffee

1801 Larkspur landing Circle · Larkspur, CA

The recent rains have energized the waterfall areas. Now is the time to experience them. NOTE: The roads have been closed for about 2 months due to mud slides & road issues.
NOTE: Please do not pay attention to the RSVP roster as This event is posted on 25 other meetups.

This is a very popular hike in North Marin County. It is also DOG FRIENDLY. They love this outing.

***Wear layered clothes as you will get warm. NOTE: Good hiking shoes are a must for this outing. ** Gym shoes are not recommended ** Bring a Lunch !!

We meet in front of Starbucks at Larkspur landing shopping Ctr. (Marin Country mart) .

****The parking at the hike area will be very limited. . ** I will have an alternate 2nd parking & meeting area posted later. (nearer to the hike start) . I will also have maps for all drivers.

NOTE: As usual,included : Personal Wine Varietals, water, juice, teas, latte;s , protein & energy drinks, , trail bars, other snacks, Wine Country Sparkling Sodas, (Soon to be famous) Gourmet fruit & Nut packs, , hiking poles, hats, gloves, coats, etc. are available for any who may need them. Also carpooling/shuttles, parking fees. , a super fun outdoor experience, etc.

MEETUP Donation: $25 chk or $. Upon arrival.. Or P.Pal ) , venmo, friends & family option only. Or use chase.com/zelle (Easy & no fees) Use my EM & ph. #

This event is rated as moderate to a little strenuous. NOTE: T There are several resting & stopping points for photos & I have side spur trails to show you for unique off trail experiences. That's where the best waterfall locations are to get close. Distance is 3-5 miles R.T.

NOTE: The Cataract Falls trek is a must to experience.

*******Please do not RSVP if you are not really sure of attending.

NOTE: The Marin water Dist. has limited groups to 20 people. **So ; don't even think of not showing up or you may be dropped from your meetup membership. If you are a no show; someone else will be denied a spot. Remove your RSVP in a timely manner. Thanks again !

Thanks. Also: *** This is a dog friendly outing ! The Dogs love this !! P.S> The trails are rocky & hard packed. Very little mud !! **Bring a lunch & warm clothes.

Our always fun Dinner option follows with new made friends.
NOTE: Print info up from a desktop computer & print up the page to use as a reference with your mobile app. (You may miss info if don't do this) .

NOTE: I will do this only with a minimum of 12 people. *****Bring your masks & social distancing will be easy as the up climbing & stopping for the many different waterfalls will keep us far apart.

Astounding Antarctica

Antarctica

January 25th - February 6th, 2022

Our friends at Photofly Travel Club ( https://www.photoflytravel.com/ ) have planned an unbelievable adventure to Antarctica!

Go here to sign up: https://photoflytravel.org/tour/antarctica-group-tours/

E-mail us at [masked] for the daily itinerary!

This "lost world" truly is like traveling to another planet! The unbelievable landscapes, animals, colors, and light make Antarctica a premiere destination for photographers, adventure travelers, nature lovers, history buffs, & just about every other type of traveler out there! Our travel club has partnered with the best specialized operator in the industry taking groups to the Arctic and Antarctic for over 25 years!

P.S. It's obviously quite expensive getting to the most remote place on earth, but we encourage you to research other options out there so you can see how incredible our value is!

Getting There...(~3 nights)

* Night 1: We sail the mountain-fringed Beagle Channel for the remainder of the evening.
* Day 2-3: Crossing the Drake Passage. Along the way we'll enjoy fascinating lectures by experts in marine biology, mountaineering, Antarctic research, & more.

- Wildlife Along the Way: Wandering albatrosses, grey-headed albatrosses, black-browed albatrosses, light-mantled sooty albatrosses, cape pigeons, southern fulmars, Wilson’s storm petrels, blue petrels, and Antarctic petrels are a few of the birds we might see.

Exploring Antarctica...(~5-6 nights)

"Antarctica’s surreal remoteness, extreme cold, enormous ice shelves and mountain ranges, and myriad exotic life forms invariably challenge you to embrace life fully...Antarctica is home to some of the world’s most extraordinary species. Some, such as the enormous whales, migrate from afar, while others, including the Weddell seal and emperor penguin, remain close to the continent. Antarctica possesses an unnameable quality. Call it inspiration, call it grandeur…it is simply the indescribable feeling of being a small speck in a vast, harshly beautiful land. To let our minds soar in a place nearly free of humankind’s imprint: this is magic." -Lonely Planet

Neumayer Channel: Great for multiple basecamp activities from the protected waters around Wiencke Island. We can enjoy the splendors of this alpine environment at sea with Zodiac and kayaking trips, possible snowshoe hikes, and soft-climb mountaineering options farther inland.

Pléneau & Petermann Islands: Sail through the stunning and world famous Lemaire Channel in search of Adélie penguins and blue-eyed shags. Also a good chance we'll encounter humpback, minke whales, & leopard seals here! Kayaking, glacier walks, and more ambitious mountaineering trips are the potential activities of this location.

Neko Harbor: An epic landscape of mammoth glaciers and endless wind-carved snow, Neko Harbor offers opportunities for a Zodiac cruise and landing that afford the closest views of the surrounding alpine peaks.

Paradise Bay: We have the chance to make camp here like a true polar explorer enjoying a supreme overnight Antarctic adventure!

Activities & Adventures

*Shore excursions and Zodiac cruises to enjoy wildlife and nature experiences
*Overnight camping opportunity with gear provided
*Hiking
*Kayaking (optional)
*Photography workshops
*Mountaineering (optional)
*Onboard interactive workshops
*International airfare not included

*Don't forget to e-mail us for the daily itinerary for our Antarctica small group tours ([masked])

Available rooms:

Quad Cabin (4 twin beds/both bunk beds; 2 portholes)
Twin Cabin Porthole (2 twin beds; 2 portholes)
Twin Cabin Window (2 twin beds; 2 windows)
Twin Cabin Deluxe (2 twin beds; small sofa; 3 windows)
Superior Double (1 double bed; 1 sofa bed; 2 windows)

*For our solo travelers, we will pair you up with same sex UNLESS single occupancy is requested to have your own room. Prices begin at $9,395, please message directly for pricing and availability.

Colorful Cuba

Havana

Colorful Cuba

March 1 - March 9, 2022

Join Here: https://photoflytravel.org/tour/cuba-small-group-tours/

E-mail us at [masked] for the daily itinerary!

Our friends at PhotoFly Travel Club are relaunching their Colorful Cuba tour. It is an excellent program full of surprises, fun, and off the beaten path sights - and it is 100% legal! Take this once in a lifetime trip to this undisturbed Caribbean gem!

* 8N/9D throughout the best of Cuba with amazing off the path experiences!
* One-of-a-kind "casa particulares" (small converted homes & guesthouses!)
* Privately guided adventures and local experts throughout
* Breakfast every day
* 3 Dinners, 4 Lunches INCLUDED
* Legal, licensed & permitted program with all USA compliance requirements met under the SCP Program

Email us directly at [masked] to receive a detailed daily itinerary!

Havana

* Old Havana: Privately guided walking tour including many of the historical sites

* "Fusterlandia" & Jaimanitas Fishing Village: Colorful fishing village made famous by local artist, Jose Fuster, outside Havana

Soroa

* Unesco Biosphere Reserve

* Callejon de Hamel: Street art project where resident Salvador Gonzáles Escalona has decorated and painted in vibrant colors a pedestrian alleyway with scrap objects

* Las Terrazas: Mountain community was built as a reforestation project in the 1960s and is now part of the same UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.

* Orchid Garden: Specialized botanical garden, with a collection of 20,000 specimens and more than 350 species of orchids

Viñales

* Sustainable Farm Discovery: Cuban farmer and his family who'll show us around their organic farm and explain the methods they use to grow their produce without pesticides or artificial fertilizers

* Valley Walking Tour & Tobacco Plantation: A beautiful walk through the valley to a local tobacco farm to learn about the making of Cuba’s famous cigars

* Cuban Cooking Class: Learn to cook Cuban-style with a cooking demonstration of 'platos tipicos'.

Cienfuegos

* Bay of Pigs: Scenic drive along the site where the Bay of Pigs occurred in 1961.

* Sinkhole or Ocean Snorkel: Stop for a swim and snorkel in the ocean or by a sinkhole which resembles a huge natural tropical fish tank.

* Guided Orientation Walk & Palacio de Valle : A short walk to see and learn the local landmarks followed by a visit to the Palacio de Valle, an "Arabian Nights" like aspiring restaurant with a fantastic terrace bar.

Trinidad

* Guided Trinidad Walk: Cultural tour of numerous churches, museums, and many colonial buildings

* Learn to Bartend: Bartending demonstration and discussion of the history behind Cuba’s most popular cocktails.

* Salsa Lesson: Visit a local dance school for a demonstration and lesson in the dances of Cuba

* Salto de Javira Waterfall: An easy hike to this beautiful waterfall, perfect for photos and a dip to cool off.

* Dinner on the Beach: Weather permitting, we'll celebrate this amazing journey together with a feast on the beach!

E-mail us at [masked] for the daily itinerary!

Price: $2,295.00
Single Supplement: $695.00

Check out our club's official trip page: https://photoflytravel.org/tour/cuba-small-group-tours/

Amazing Australia

Sydney

The Land Down Under
April 1st - April 12th 2022

Our friends at PhotoFly Travel Club (http://www.photoflytravel.com/) have invited us to this amazing new adventure!

Go here to sign up: http://www.photoflytravel.org/australia-group-tours/

E-mail us at [masked] for the daily itinerary!

* 11 nights/12 days throughout the best of Australia
* Breakfast daily
* 1 Lunch, 2 Dinners

Sydney: 3 Nights

As Australia’s largest city, Sydney embraces its harbor, taking the sea and natural waterways to its heart. The grand style of the Sydney Opera House has made the city the landmark of the South Pacific.

- Privately Guided City Tour through highlights of Sydney (Opera House, Sydney Harbor Bridge, Darling Harbor, The Rocks district, Parliament House, Kings Cross, Watson’s Bay, Bondi Beach)
- Free time to explore

Port Stevens & Nelson Bay Full Day Adventure:

* Discover the beautiful North Coast region of Port Stephens
* Port Stevens Dolphin Watch Cruise: Search for pods of bottlenose dolphins
* 4WD Sand Dunes Adventure: Experience the grandeur and tranquility of this local desert wilderness and try sand- boarding

The Whitsunday Islands & Great Barrier Reef: 4 Nights

A great way for you to experience everything the Whitsundays and the Great Barrier Reef has to offer.

- Great Barrier Reef Full Day Adventure: adjacent to Hardy Reef, numerous ways to explore the reef, from the underwater viewing chamber, to the semi-submersible submarines, or snorkeling & diving! Morning tea, afternoon tea, buffet lunch, and included snorkel gear (fins & mask, wetsuit) included. Intro and certified diving options available (additional cost)
- Scenic helicopter flights (additional cost)
- Whitehaven Beach Cruise and Island Exploration: See the very best of the Whitsunday Islands National Park on our fully guided half day cruise.
- Explore Hamilton Island
- Entry into “Wild Life Hamilton Island” (research zoo)
- Relax and explore the beaches of Hamilton Island
- Use of catamarans, paddle skis, windsurfers, and snorkeling equipment
- Use of gym, spa, & sauna
- Unlimited use of the scheduled shuttle

Melbourne: 4 Nights

Simply stated, Melbourne is friendly elegance and Australia’s cosmopolitan and sophisticated lifestyle capital.

- Private guided city tour throughout the highlights of Melbourne (architecture of central business district, Captain Cook’s Cottage in Fitzroy Gardens, Botanical Gardens, Queen Victorian Markets, Shrine of Remembrance, St Patrick’s Cathedral)
-Unique, privately guided Lanes & Arcades walking tour

Wilsons Promontory Full Day Adventure:

Located at the southern most point of mainland Australia, this wildlife haven will inspire and intrigue even the most discerning traveler, with its panoramic views, pristine white beaches, coastal forests, cool climate rain forests and well preserved walking tracks.

- 3-4 hours of bush walking & exploring
- Wildlife viewing opportunities
- Hike through some spectacular tracks (easy – medium graded walks)
- Squeaky Beach: Be entertained by the pure white quartz squeaky sands as we walk towards Tidal River
- Breathtaking coastal views
- One of a kind Farewell Dinner at The Meat & Wine Co.

* Tour Leader and photographer to help those interested in photography throughout these Australia group tours
* 2 Domestic flights INCLUDED (Sydney –> Hamilton Island / Hamilton Island –> Melbourne)
* International Airfare is not included. We are happy to help you find a good flight as always! (Flying into Sydney (SYD) & Departing from Melbourne (MEL)
* All Taxes, Fees, & Transfers Included

E-mail us at [masked] for the daily itinerary!

Join Us!

*For our solo travelers I will pair you up with someone of the same sex unless single occupancy is requested.

Price: $[masked]
Single Supplement: $974.00

Deposit: $600.00
*RSVP does not guarantee spot, only deposit will save you a space!

Go here to sign up: http://www.photoflytravel.org/australia-group-tours/

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