• The Wild & Fun; Higher, faster, farther New Tree Top Zip Line Experience !
    The Wild & Super Fun New "Tree Top" Zip Line experience !! Hosted by Tom Bold From Backroads Wine and Nature Adventures Sunday, 18 November[masked]:30 am to 4:30 pm Wildflour Bread co. 140 Bohemian Hwy · Freestone, CA, CA How to find us At the entrance. What we'll do The NEW "Tree Top" Experience" A Bucket List event ! We meet at the Wildflour Bread co. for super delicious baked breads, etc & then check out their great organic garden trail. I'll have an orientation there before we take off for our adventure . We will leave Wildflour around 12:15 pm. We will be in the beautiful & tall Redwoods near the Russian river & Occidental. There are 7 runs, 2 sky bridges, A spiral staircase & a the rappel platform down. Highest part is 200 ft. & the longest run is about 1600 ft. ft. Almost 3000 ft. of Zipping ! You may reach speeds of 25-40 mph ! 70 lbs is the min. wgt. & 250 lbs is the max. Shorts are ok. (You will go faster with less clothing) . Or wear smooth tight clothing. Tie back long hair. No open toed shoes. *********Bring a camera with a strap. or rent a helmet cam or bring your Go-Pro. Cell phones will not work properly. Our dinner option in Occidental follows the Zip lining. I'll have drinks & snacks for all in case you missed Wildflour. (Don't miss it)! The New Tree Top Zip Tour is[masked] Only 10.00 more than the Forest Flight tour. But it is higher, faster & farther!! And better & more advanced equipment, etc. Pymts can also be mailed to: T. Bold 2471 Solano ave. #112 Napa, CA 94558 NOTE: No deposit means no reservation . This is a "BUCKET LIST" event !!!!!!!!!!! You will love it !!!! NOTE: After our Zip Line event we will have our early super delicious dinner option at the historic Union Hotel in Occidental. My friend Barbara the owner will have free super delicious Bruchetta appetizers for us. *****I will be available at the Petaluma Fairgrounds lot in front of the Library (100 Fairgrounds Dr.) off Washington St. for pickups at 11:00 am. **Must call/text for ride. [masked] NOTE: Please remove your rsvp if deposit is not sent within 7 days of your RSVP. ***If you have a paypal account: you must use the friends & family option or an Xtra fee will be assessed. Pay with Chase.com/zelle if having a problem. Or just send me a check. Or pay upon arrival. (Pymt. is required if you are a no show) ***NOTE: Always give me your em. & phone #. It's best to text me when the date is close as I may miss emails. ** I will also have drinks, snacks, etc. for all. NOTE: DO NOT wait till the last couple of days like last time as i was bombarded with p.pal pymts & some missed out & I had to send refunds. And some were very disappointed. Send in your deposit or full pymt in a timely manner. (See above) . **ALWAYS advise when & how you paid !!! Thanks ! ( I have to pre pay in advance for all participants.) ***Remember: Once you RSVP; you must send a deposit or full paymt. within one week. (And advise me when & how pymt. has been made) . This is an exciting & super fun outing ! ***Attendee limit is 8 people !! Note: Don't be scared ! This is a piece of cake. Great equipment & great guides. NOTE: rent a Go Pro or bring a camera with a strap to take photos. ** Please use a desktop computer to RSVP & print up the page for reference with your mobile app. (If not; you may miss important info) ** This may be the last Zip Line event of 2018.

    Wildflour Bread co.

    140 Bohemian Hwy · Freestone, CA, CA

  • The new Higher, faster, farther "Tree Top" Zip Line experience !
    The wild & Fun "New Tree Top" Zip Line experience ! Wildflour Bread co. 140 Bohemian Hwy · Freestone, CA, CA How to find us At the entrance. What we'll do The Forest Flight Zip Line experience ! And the NEW "Tree Top" Experience" A Bucket List event ! We meet at the Wildflour Bread co. for super delicious baked breads, etc & then check out their great organic garden trail. I'll have an orientation there before we take off for our adventure . We will leave Wildflour around 12:45 pm. We will be in the beautiful & tall Redwoods near the Russian river & Occidental. There are 7 runs, 2 sky bridges, A spiral staircase & a the rappel platform down. Highest part is 200 ft. & the longest run is about 1600 ft. ft. Almost 3000 ft. of Zipping ! You may reach speeds of 25-40 mph ! 70 lbs is the min. wgt. & 250 lbs is the max. Shorts are ok. (You will go faster with less clothing) . Or wear smooth tight clothing. Tie back long hair. No open toed shoes. *********Bring a camera with a strap. or rent a helmet cam or bring your Go-Pro. Cell phones will not work properly. Our dinner option in Occidental follows the Zip lining. I'll have drinks & snacks for all in case you missed Wildflour. (Don't miss it)! The New Tree Top Zip Tour is[masked] Only 10.00 more than the Forest Flight tour. But it is higher, faster & farther!! And better & more advanced equipment, etc. Pymts can also be mailed to: T. Bold 2471 Solano ave. #112 Napa, CA 94558 NOTE: No deposit means no reservation . This is a "BUCKET LIST" event !!!!!!!!!!! You will love it !!!! NOTE: After our Zip Line event we will have our early super delicious dinner option at the historic Union Hotel in Occidental. My friend Barbara the owner will have free super delicious Bruchetta appetizers for us. *****I will be available at the Petaluma Fairgrounds lot in front of the Library (100 Fairgrounds Dr.) off Washington St. for pickups at 11:00 am. **Must call/text for ride. [masked] NOTE: Please remove your rsvp if deposit is not sent within 7 days of your RSVP. ***If you have a paypal account: you must use the friends & family option or an Xtra fee will be assessed. Pay with Chase.com/zelle if having a problem. Or just send me a check. Or pay upon arrival. (Pymt. is required if you are a no show) ***NOTE: Always give me your em. & phone #. It's best to text me when the date is close as I may miss emails. ** I will also have drinks, snacks, etc. for all. NOTE: DO NOT wait till the last couple of days like last time as i was bombarded with p.pal pymts & some missed out & I had to send refunds. And some were very disappointed. Send in your deposit or full pymt in a timely manner. (See above) . **ALWAYS advise when & how you paid !!! Thanks ! ( I have to pre pay in advance for all participants.) ***Remember: Once you RSVP; you must send a deposit or full paymt. within one week. (And advise me when & how pymt. has been made) . This is an exciting & super fun outing ! ***Attendee limit is 8 people !! Note: Don't be scared ! This is a piece of cake. Great equipment & great guides. NOTE: rent a Go Pro or bring a camera with a strap to take photos. ** Please use a desktop computer to RSVP & print up the page for reference with your mobile app. (If not; you may miss important info) ** This may be the last Zip Line event of 2018.

    Wildflour Bread co.

    140 Bohemian Hwy · Freestone, CA, CA

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  • Hidden Eco trek,Bodega bay seafood, cliffs, caves,tunnels & more !
    Hidden Eco. Preserve Hike; Caves, Cliffs, tunnels, great seafood & more ! Tom Bold Hosted by Tom Bold From Backroads Wine and Nature Adventures Private group Union hotel 3731 Main St. · Occidental, ca Meet in front of the Union Hotel in Occidental. Its at the intersection of Bohemian Hwy. & Main St. ***We have no daylight saving time so we have to move faster between locations. 1. From Wildflour we go to the hidden forest preserve. The waterfalls are pretty dry right now. But wait till the rains come. After they arrive; there are waterfalls galore, infinity pools, & inkwells & more. 2. Next stop is to Bodega bay & our lunch stop by the water & crab traps. Either bring a lunch or savor the best clam chowder that you can dip your succulent crab sandwich in. The Best ! in the Bay area. I will have wine for you. (Personal varietals). Also the usual snacks, gourmet fruit & nut packs, water, juices, teas, Wine Country Sodas, & more. After our lunch we will visit the nearby Bodega Head. That's where the hole in the Head is. Then a short run up the head to look for whales & explore the sculptured cliffs & the tunnels & caves; if we have a low tide. 3. Onward North from here to view all the amazing cliff top locations for great photo opportunities on the beautiful Sonoma Coast. I have other great alternate options from here depending on the weather & sunlight. Our dinner option (If you are hungry) is at the soon to be famous "Russia House # 1. It's right on & overlooking the Russian river. Amazing location. Great home cooked Russian food & more. Ask me & I'll explain it in better detail. (very unique) Ok. Its getting dark. Go home or I'll take you back to your car . ** Wear good hiking shoes. No gym shoes; Bring a jacket & hat & gloves. But I'll have all that available if you forget, plus hiking poles . Donation: $25-30. Use p.pal(friends & family option only) $ or chk. or Chase.com/zelle. DEATH IS THE ONLY EXCUSE TO BE A "NO SHOW". Meetup is trying to weed out the Flakes !!! And please remove your RSVP in a timely manner if you can't make it. (A big thanks for this )! **Last minute show ups are fine on this event..... **Its best to use a desktop comp. , print up the page as a ref. w/your mobile app. (Or you may miss important info) See you on the 17th. The Zip Line event is on the 18th. Indie Tom:[masked] [masked]

    Union hotel

    3731 Main St. · Occidental, ca

  • The New "Sensory Overload " Art, Wine, gallery, Museum & Nature Experience !
    Aloha Wahines & Kanes. That's ladies & gentlemen in Hawaiian. It's been over a year since we have experienced this, as the massive wild fires put a crimp on this unique event. We will meet in the parking lot of DiRosa. Or at the front door up the gravel path. Itinerary: 1. Di Rosa is a large but well hidden property between Napa & Sonoma. It has several museums & galleries that hold the largest bay area artist 's collections. Much art, structures, moving pieces, & many unique exhibits to think about & view. The main gallery is nestled on the far end of Winery lake. The gatehouse gallery is where we will meet. It is also on the beautiful Winery lake. We will be toured by knowledgeable Docents. From the Gatehouse gallery we will take a Tram up to the Rene Di Rosa home & other galleries. This is an indoor & outdoor tour. ***Please wear good walking shoes. 2. Our next stop will be to another seldom seen or known location in Glen Ellen. This is where the Quarry Hill Asian gardens are located. After our wine picnic in the vineyards, we will tour this exotic piece of paradise. It contains lakes, ponds, a quarry, creeks, exotic & endangered species of plants & trees from all over Asia. 3. Our 3rd stop brings us to the Sunset/Cornerstone gardens. It is an ever growing place with cafes, unique shops, wine tasting areas & eclectic indoor & outdoor gardens with unique art structures & more. 4. If you still have some energy left, our final stop takes us to a special & very interesting winery. It is a destination all by itself. If you are tired of wine; just check out the amazing grounds . See the Mud Sharks, The Adobe House(made of clay & mud only) . The gardens, The museum, the exotic birds, The Romanesque Fountain ponds, The huge Eucalyptus trees & the hidden train for your special event. If you wimp out before the day is over; that's ok. Our after event dinner option is still available. NOTE: Bring a lunch. I will have personal wine varietals for our picnic lunch & other drinks & snacks to keep you going. All entry fees, touring, wine, etc are included. We will caravan from Di Rosa & I'll have maps for driving to the locations. I can accommodate three people in my car. donation/cost: a mere $ $65. Use paypal (Friends & family option only) or Chase.com/zelle or $ or chk. upon arrival. I must have an accurate head count for this event. So if you RSVP; you are expected to show up. **NOTE: We will be on a tight schedule to get all of the stops in as Daylight savings time is gone. Always bring a jacket & good walking shoes. Please use a desktop comp. when you RSVP & print up the page for ref. with your phone app.(Or you may miss important info) Aloha. Indie Tom

    Di Rosa

    5200 Carneros Highway · Napa, CA

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  • The wild & unpredictable , unique & fun "Duxbury reef" Experience !
    The Unpredictable & Wild & Fun "Duxbury Reef" Adventure !! Contact Indie Tom at: [masked][masked] It's Back !!!!! This wild, wacky & fun experience !! Ok. If you missed this before ; here is another chance to experience it !!! **This is a most unique outing !! We meet in front of Starbucks. This shopping ctr. is also called: Marin Country mart. It is 2 doors left of the Marin Brewing co. NOTE: This is the very unpredictable "DUXBURY REEF" Adventure ! What's to encounter: Off the beaten path hidden trails, A cool Labyrinth inside a dark Cypress forest. Cypress tunnels, Old pre war structures. A meditation flower & Altar house. Striking cliff top ocean views. A Eucalyptus forest, A Wine picnic on the beach. ***If we get a low tide we will Beach comb for all kinds of critters. Seals & birds galore & unusual reef & rock formations & more. (Don't forget your real cameras.) A beach hike to a flowing waterfall ; Cliff top to the beach. ** We may see whales !!! Hike start will be about 10:45 -11:00 am. (But meet at Starbucks for maps & more info) I'll have maps from L.L. & I'll post alternate meetup location & directions to actual hike area later. This is a moderate 5.5 mile trek. It could be foggy or sunny. So bring a jacket. Decent hiking shoes are needed. You may also bring a pair of beach sandals if you wish. I'll have for all: Water, juice, Tea, Soda, Protein & Energy drinks, cold latte's, other snacks, Gourmet Fruit & Nut packs, (Are they famous yet ?) 30 varieties of trail bars, hiking poles & gloves, hats & jackets for the ladies (if needed) . But it probably will be sunny & nice. And Wine for all. 1-2 Individual bottles p.p. 9 varietals available. Plus my new Bubbly non alcoholic low sugar wine Country sodas. (Pino Noir, Rose & Chardonney) . Delicious. Our fun dinner option follows nearby, after the hike. You may also go to the April 22nd. Duxbury reef adventure & check out the photos. Note: Bring a lunch. /Donation : $28 Chk or $. Don't lose my #. [masked] Please try & carpool. I will be able to take at least 5 in my car from Larkspur Landing/Marin Country Mart. NOTE: Please rsvp on a desktop computer , print up the page for reference along with your mobile phone App.

    Marin Country mat/Starbucks Coffee

    1801 larkspur landing Circle · larkspur, CA

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  • Wonders of Japan
    Our friends at PhotoFly Travel Club ( http://www.photoflytravel.com/ ) have invited us to a one of a kind adventure throughout Japan! E-mail [masked] for the DAILY ITINERARY! Sign up at: https://www.photoflytravel.org/japan-group-tours/ Our Japan group tours are chock full of diverse activities including unique cultural experiences, fantastic landscape & people photography, and all the beautiful temples and architecture which make Japan so iconic. E-mail us at [masked] for the daily itinerary! * 9 nights/10 days throughout the highlights of Japan * Breakfast Everyday * 1 lunch, 3 Dinners (Welcome Dinner & Farewell Dinner) Tokyo: 2 Nights Everything that you have heard about Tokyo is true – and it is not. For if ever there was a city that you could not confine to one definition, this would be it. The never-ending hustle and bustle of the city creates an energy that is quite contagious. One minute you may be elevated 450 metres above ground overlooking Tokyo’s sprawling metropolis, the next you might be cheering on two sumo wrestlers tackle each other in the sumo stadium. Despite the presence of people and stores everywhere, there is an order that allows things to work efficiently, seemingly against the odds. Tradition and technology stand side by side in this city that can be whatever you want to make of it. Highlights: * Privately guided tour throughout Tokyo (Meihi Shrine, Harajuku Fashion District, Imperial Palace Plaza, Asakusa Kanon Temple, Ginza area): – The Electric Town: Experience Akihabara, an otherworldly place filled with bizarre “Japanime” oddities, neon signs, and streets & alleys lined with vendors selling every type of new and used electronics you can think of! - Asakusa Kanon Temple (Sensoji Temple): See and photography Tokyo’s oldest and most famous Buddhist Temple. – Shinjuku: Great restaurants, shops, neon lights everywhere you look, and everything in-between. The “Times Square” of Tokyo! Need we say more? Matsumoto & the Snow Monkeys of Hell’s Valley: 1 night Embraced by seven great peaks to the west (3 above 10,000 ft!) and three smaller sentinels to the east, Matsumoto (松本) showcases views of the regal Alps everywhere you look. Admirers from around the world come to enjoy its superb castle, pretty streets, galleries, cafes and endearing vistas. – From Lonely Planet. Not far from this great historic city lies Hell’s Valley. But the only thing reminiscent of hell is the red colored faces of the adorable snow monkeys who live amongst a world of frigid white snow! Highlights: * Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park: This is the only place in the world where families of red faced monkeys enjoy a hot bath in the middle of the mountains! The Snow Monkeys live at the foot of the Shiga Highlands in Jigokudani Valley, which translates to Hell’s Valley. Since it’s quite cold and snowy here in the winter, one wonders where this name came from? The area is also known for its abundance of natural hot water springs. We’ll go on a short hike to reach these amazing creatures relaxing and keeping warm in a beautiful Japanese Onsen (Hot Spring) just like us humans! The photography will be mind blowing. * Matsumoto & Her Castle: Matsumoto is an alpine city surrounded on all sides by the towering peaks of the Japan Alps, reminiscent of its European counterpart. The city is most famous for its original castle; one of the only original castles in Japan offering a sense of how the samurai used to live and fight. Explore and learn about the “castle” itself on an optional visit. The city also boasts a number of sake breweries hidden in the backstreets amongst the traditional buildings, a good museum of Ukiyoe woodblock prints, and is the home of soba noodles, the delicious local speciality. You can also try one of the city’s other local delicacies – raw horse! The city has a really relaxed atmosphere and a cosmopolitan feel befitting of a city renowned for its musicians and authors. The famous violin teacher, Suzuki (of the Suzuki method) originated from Matsumoto and you will find a commemorative statue on the street opposite the station. Takayama: 2 Nights Mountains in Japan were once believed to be the sacred dwelling places of divine spirits. The Hida, Kiso, and Akaishi ranges, known collectively as the Japan Alps, rise majestically in northern Honshu. Takayama lies in the heart of the Hida Mountains. Established in the 16th century as a castle town of the Kanamori family, it’s now famous throughout Japan for its old town area of narrow streets containing many well-preserved inns, tea houses, shops and merchants houses with latticed windows and overhanging roofs characteristic of the Edo period. The town has many shrines and temples of its own, giving rise to it’s nickname: ‘Little Kyoto’. Just on the outskirts of the town is the fascinating Hida folk village where old farm houses from across the Hida region have been brought together and rebuilt (beam by beam) on a hillside overlooking the town. A stay in Takayama is a chance to get a feel for a way of life that really has all but disappeared from modern Japan. Highlights: * Privately guided tour throughout Takayama: - Takayama Morning Market: Located on the bank of the Miyagawa River, the market is famous and well worth a visit to see the stands selling local farm produce, flowers and crafts. We’ll get some awesome photographs of the local culture here. There are also great micro sake breweries where we’ll have the chance to sample the beer, Takayama’s most famous product! - Takayama’s Old Town : Visit and photograph Takayama Jinya, the old government house. Head back in time as we walk the streets of this merchant town filled with old homes, shops, coffee houses and sake breweries, some of which have been in business for centuries. Other highlights include the Kusakabe Folk House & Floating Museum, & Yatai Kaikan (Festival Float House). - Optional Hida Folk Village Tour: This open air museum exhibits over 30 traditional houses from the Hida region, the mountainous district of Gifu Prefecture around Takayama. The houses were built during the Edo Period (1603 – 1867) and were relocated from their original locations to create the museum in 1971. In a village-like atmosphere, the museum features buildings such as the former village head’s house, logging huts, storehouses and a number of gassho-zukuri farmhouses. These massive farmhouses are named after their steep thatched roofs which resemble a pair of hands joined in prayer (“gassho”). They were moved here from nearby Shirakawago; these gassho-zukuri houses are the reason for the region’s World Heritage status. Hiroshima & Charming Miyajima Island: 1 Night Hiroshima is a city that needs little introduction. It is of course well-known for being the site of one of two atomic bombs dropped on Japan at the end of the Second World War. Despite its tragic past, Hiroshima is now a bustling and vibrant city which has risen phoenix-like from the ashes. No visit to Hiroshima would be complete without sampling okonomiyaki, a Japanese savoury pancake. Choose the ingredients and one of the cooks makes it on a hot plate right in front of our eyes. If the smell doesn’t tickle your taste buds, the taste will leave you screaming for more. While in Hiroshima we’ll take a ferry ride to Miyajima Island where the world famous Itsukushima Shrine is located. Hiroshima: *Privately guided tour of Hiroshima: – Memorial Peace Park, Museum, & A-Bomb Dome: Experience the poignant reminder that caused Hiroshima’s fame. An afternoon in this part of town might be sobering, but well worth it. The museum tells us the story of this tragic day and we’ll get to walk around the park and see and photograph the A-Bomb Dome (Genbaku Dome), the the only structure left standing in the area where the first atomic bomb exploded on 6 August 1945. - Miyajima Island: Miyajima is small sacred island located in the Inland Sea. It has been a holy place of Shintoism since the earliest times. Here we find perhaps the most photographed site in Japan; The Floating Torii Gate, designated an UNESCO World Heritage Site. It’s considered one of Japan’s ‘3 Most Beautiful Views! – Vermilion Torii Gate & Optional Itsukushima Shrine in Miyajima: After a ferry ride to this sacred island we’ll visit the world famous vermilion torii gate at this UNESCO World Heritage Site. If we’re lucky, we’ll see the shrine and gate during high tide when it looks like it’s floating in the middle of the sea. Entrance to the shrine itself is optional (not included) but it’s not necessary to go inside to experience the incredible surroundings and views of the torii gate. Miyajima has been selected as one of Japan’s three most scenic places. Though the island itself is unfairly overshadowed by its beautiful gate, the semi-wild deer, gorgeous temples, and superb nature trails are more than worth the experience even it wasn’t there… Kyoto: 4 nights Oozing with tradition, Kyoto is the ultimate destination for anybody who wants to soak up time-honoured Japanese culture. Home to 17 UNESCO World Heritage sites, over 1,600 Buddhist temples and 400 Shinto shrines, this ancient city showcases the heart and soul of traditional Japan. Kyoto boasts an array of world-class gardens, majestic festivals, and delicate cuisine. Together, they make up the rhythms of nature and the changing of the seasons. On first glance however, visitors will see that like any large Japanese city, grid-like Kyoto has its fair share of neon and concrete. But the discerning eye will soon pick out Kyoto’s treasures: sacred shrines tucked in among shopping arcades, time-honoured teahouses nestled among modern businesses, and mysterious geisha scuttling down backstreets among the tourists and souvenirs. Kyoto’s charm lies in the details and the closer we look, the more we’ll discover. Highlights: * Privately Guided Tour of Kyoto: – Kinkakuji Temple (Golden Pavillion): Covered with 18 carat gold leaf, this three story structure was originally built by the Shogun Ashikaga Yoshimitsu in 1397. – Jingoji Temple: Famous for the beautiful autumn colors which enshroud the temple, a long set of stone stairs make for an impressive approach with great photo ops. The temple grounds feature a large entrance gate and multiple halls, as well as a path to an observation point with views over the valley. – Kiyomizu Temple: Visit and photograph the famous Kiyomizu Temple, best known for its wooden stage that juts out 13 meters above the hillside below. The stage affords visitors a nice view of the numerous cherry and maple trees that erupt in a sea of color in spring and fall, as well as skyline view of Kyoto in the distance. – Gion District (The Old Geisha Quarter) & Optional Authentic Tea Ceremony:Experience the world famous Geisha’s in their ancient district of Gion. At a local machiya (tea house) in this area we’ll begin our tea ceremony (optional, not included). “The way of tea” is one of Japan’s traditional cultural practices, and is a name given to an art that synthesizes the preparation and drinking of tea together with spirituality, history, architecture, the appreciation of handmade tea utensils. This is a truly unique experience for our time in Kyoto. – Free time in Kyoto to explore on your own – Fushimi Inari Shrine: Visit and photograph the famous Kiyomizu Temple, best known for its wooden stage that juts out 13 meters above the hillside below. The stage affords visitors a nice view of the numerous cherry and maple trees that erupt in a sea of color in spring and fall, as well as skyline view of Kyoto in the distance. *Japan is wonderful country to see by train and of course they are world famous for their advanced bullet train system. For many of our journeys between each city we visit, we’ll use this fun and efficient way to travel the country. This is one place where local public transit is a lot faster than using a vehicle! * All Transfers, All Rail tickets, All Public Transit Passes, All Entry fees and activities as listed in the daily itinerary, & Taxes included! * Tour Leader and photographer to help those interested in photography throughout these Japan group tours * International Airfare is not included. We are happy to help you find a good flight as always! (Flying into Narita International Airport in Tokyo (NRT) and departing from Kansai International Airport (KIX) in Osaka) 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:[masked] OR Deposit: $600.00 Go here to sign up: http://www.photoflytravel.org/japan-group-tours/

    Tokyo

    Tokyo · Tokyo

  • Monthly Adventurer Travel Mingle: By Destination Earth
    WELCOME to our monthly adventurer travel group. We would like to invite you to our second meet travel talk. Join your fellow travel enthusiasts for monthly discussions about all things travel! enthrall us with a story or two from your past global explorations. Share your ideas, plans, questions and inspirations for your next international adventure. Talk about ethics in traveling with purpose and treading lightly, Or simply enjoy a drink and amazing food, while listening to the adventures of others. Learn about our next exploration into the jungles of Sumatra on Feb 28th and our Safari into the national parks of the little known country of Malawi and visit amazing Victoria falls in May. Here is the link of the cool Sports Bar that we are hosting at Mountain View https://www.sportspagesf.com/ Please complete RSVP here https://www.eventbrite.com/e/monthly-adventurer-travel-mingle-by-destination-earth-tickets-52167095186?aff=efbevent&fbclid=IwAR0rQL5XuB8vDs1WT_HHQSpJpFFaG8Ef7D_7trKDz8ZZzAEuZkbQbKnfFKg Hosting by Destination Earth https://www.destination-earth.org/. This month theme is “Sharing your travel passion” Have a suggestion for a future theme? Come to one of the meetups and tell us your idea. We will see you soon! Happy Travellers ! Jud

    The Sports Page

    1431 Plymouth St Mountain View, · California, ca

  • The Giant Great Grandmother Sequoia Tree & Tomahawk Trek !!
    The Giant Sequoia tree & Tomahawk Throw adventure ! Tom Bold Hosted by Tom Bold From Backroads Wine and Nature Adventures Saturday, 3 November[masked]:45 am to 4:30 pm Jack London village wine shop 14301 Arnold dr. · Glen Ellen, CA How to find us Meet us in the North parking lot; just past the old water wheel . **This is the last day of "Daylight saving Time". Jack London Village is very quaint. It is right on serene Sonoma creek. "A hidden gem location". We are near Jack London State park. If you get there early; take a quick walk over the feeder creek bridge & check out the cozy area overlooking Sonoma creek behind the shops. Our dinner option will be here at "Yetis". We will carpool from the lot . Our hike start is only about a mile from here. The hike is moderate at about 7-8 miles. We will be in Glen Ellen the town with all the colorful maple trees. You will also see the effect from last year's devastating wildfires. This area was spared. Hiking shoes or shoes with good tread are fine for this hike. Always bring a jacket. I have jackets, hats, gloves & hiking poles for those who may need them. ** Bring a lunch. (What else do you get) : Personal Vino varietals 1-2 p.p. Wine Country sodas (non alcoholic) but delicious & refreshing. Gourmet fruit & nut packs, other snacks, water, juices, teas, energy drinks,energy trail bars, etc. We hike gradually uphill with several stops for great views of the valley & colors . The terrain changes as we enter a mixed forest of redwoods, Douglas Fir & Madrones. The area changes completely about every half mile for great variety. Our lunch picnic will be high on a meadow with nice views for some R & R. Then we are off again to explore the abandoned fruit orchard( But it still bears fruit). An old scout camp. Keep a lookout for the Huge Great Grandmother Sequoia tree. It is well hidden. It's branches are bigger than most trees. An amazing tree. Note: What about the Tomahawks ?? You will find out later. It will be a lot of fun !!! donation only $28. Cash/chk. or paypal (friends & family option only) My EM: [masked][masked] Its better to use a desktop comp. & print up the page & use your mobile app as a backup. So you don't miss important info. Meetup's app is not that good.

    jack london village wine shop

    14301 Arnold dr. · Glen Ellen, CA

  • Ancient Forest & Amazing "Wildcats" Experience !!
    Ancient Forest & Amazing "Wild Cats" Experience ! An up close & personal event. Sunday, October 28,[masked]:00 AM to 4:45 PM Wildflour Bread co. 140 Bohemian Hwy · Freestone, CA, CA How to find us Meet on the benches in front of the Bread co. Contact Indie Tom at: [masked][masked] Please read the overview & the complete itinerary. NOTE: Last chance this year to see up close : Bhutan; The adorable baby Snow Leopard ! We meet at the super Wild Flour Bread co. in Freestone. And enjoy the great breads & more while strolling thru their unique lush gardens. To help work off the carbs, our next stop will be a walk in a very hidden & special grove of Ancient Trees. This forest creates it's own weather. Sometimes it's raining inside & sunny outside. Wear good walking shoes. Bring a jacket. **If you are not too squeamish, I'll show you the special tree with a Bat colony inside it. You can see & hear them & take some photos. But sometimes they are not home. Now that all are warmed up, we enter the secluded home of a special Conservation & Educational Foundation for Exotic Wild Cats from all over the world. *************NEWS Flash ! NOTE: The new adorable baby Snow Leopard has arrived !! His name is Bhutan & he is about 4+ months old. This is not a zoo. You will have a very educational & up close experience with these beautiful animals. Many are now endangered. This experience will take at least three plus hours to experience all the cats & their histories & important info about them. About 2 & a half years ago go; everyone was just enthralled & smitten by the Mountain Lion Kitten(Cub). But he has grown up to full size now. ** You will be very close to some of these beautiful animals. There are about 20 amazing cats to view & learn about their unique characteristics. Following the tour a light wine luncheon will be served & (Time permitting) a special video of the unique running abilities of the Cheetah. See the amazing Fish Cat. And the beautiful & graceful Cheetah's. The flashing Black leopard & other exotic cats. **Light luncheon - Wine & refreshments & snacks will be served. If time permits, we will have a stop at a winery on our way back. Wine tastings are also included. Donation/cost: : $[masked] This will fill fast as only 10-12 people can tour. use paypal with my Email: [masked] (Must use friends & family option) or; easier way: http://www.chase.com/zelle or mail a chk. to T. Bold 2471 Solano ave. # 112 Napa, CA 94558 ****No $ equals no RSVP. NOTE: A 50% deposit is req. to reserve a spot. So go for it ! The whole day will bring pleasant & lasting memories. Don't even think of not bringing your camera. Yes, this is one amazing experience ! ************This event will fill up quickly. Members of Backroads will get first chance before I publish this sometime later next week. NOTE: I will be available for ride/pickup at 9;30 am. am at the Petaluma Fairgrounds parking lot next to the Library. Meet me by the big tree close to the library. I have a silver Subaru Forester. Going N. on 101 ; exit at Washington ave. & go West 2 blks. Turn left by the library. (100 Fairgrounds Dr.) [masked]

    Wildflour Bread co.

    140 Bohemian Hwy · Freestone, CA, CA

  • Sonoma Valley Overlook Mountain Haunted Cemetery Wine & Historical Hike !
    Always near Halloween week, Docents are taking people on haunting walks in the downtown Historic area . I went once, but saw no ghosts. So I couldn't call Ghost Busters ! We start from the parking lot & go along a creek trail & gradually go up to about 5-600 ft.. The views overlooking Sonoma & The Valley of the Moon are beautiful. I'll take you thru some unique off trail locations to see the back side of the valley. I have added some new trails to this hike to make it a little bit longer & to see some added nature experiences. This is a good event for photos. Great viewing of the "Valley of the Moon " Between both valleys are unusual rock formations & an old quarry where much of the rock was used in valley projects many years ago. There are some rock open tunnel areas to pass thru. Then another ledge view of the East side vineyards. Out trek back takes us thru the old cemetery where General Vallejo & his wife are entombed. Also are other famous wine dignitaries . *** The only person from the Revolutionary war to be buried in California is in this cemetery. This very old cemetery has much history behind it. We should finish our hike by 3:15 pm. At this time we have a few options. We can walk into the Downtown Square & I;ll have wine passes for any who wish to do some wine & barrel tasting. We can also stop at the Cheese factory. Then we can decide where some of us would like to have an early dinner. It is always fun, as you will have made some great new friends by this time. NOTE: Wear good hiking shoes. , etc. This hike is great for photo buffs. This a somewhat quirky & unique hike. Rated : Easy Included: Wine, water, juice, tea, latte's, energy & protein drinks, snacks, parking fees, cheese/crackers, etc. Gourmet Fruit & Nut packs, Trail bars, Wine Country Sodas (non alcoholic) hiking poles, gloves, hats, coats, sweatshirts etc. available if you need them. Don: $30 Chk or $$. You also may use chase.com/zelle, or Paypal (use friends & family option only) This is a very cool & fun outing. My Phone # is posted above. ***NOTE: Meet in the Train Depot lot at the east end by the restrooms & Trains. Carpooling is best. see you there ! Also I would RSVP on a desktop comp. so you won't miss important info. And print the page for Ref. The Meetup phone app is not very good.

    Train Depot parking lot. (East side by bathrooms) 240 First Street West. Across from the Depot Hotel., Sonoma, CA (edit map)

    240 First Street West. Across from the Depot Hotel. · Sonoma, CA