What we're about

This group is intended for those who want to experience the world and share their knowledge with other like-minded travelers. It is primarily a social group that has been successful in Vancouver and one of our regulars, Nathan, has relocated to Calgary and is excited to introduce our concept there.

We have created a Facebook group to share everyone’s knowledge, recommendations and passion for travelling and its a great backup for all the members in case the meetup shuts down. 
https://www.facebook.com/groups/143692696335490/
One of the better website to find cheap flights out of Calgary is : YYC Deals
https://yycdeals.com/

BIO
Troy Knight
At the age of 45 in 2014 I did my 1st backpack trip , 5 week trip through the UK and that was the beginning of my travel adventures . Early 2016 I went to my 1st Impulsive Tourists meetup where I met other travel fanatics and good friends .Later in 2016 I came to the realization that I wasn't happy and needed a change so I sold my business and 90% of my belongings in hope that I could find myself and still travel the world. During those years I got more involved in organizing Impulsive Tourists meetup activities , weekend trips and group trips. I have travelled to 30 countries mostly solo with my backpack .
I travel to experience new cultures , food and beer :) while exploring museums, art galleries and side streets. I'm not a budget traveller per say as I tend to spend money on admissions , experiences and sporting events as I don't want to miss anything in case I can't return.

2019 one of our members convinced me to become a travel agent as I'm retired and have a passion for travel plus sharing the knowledge that i have gained and learned from other travelers to help you plan your trips.
This lead to the idea of helping save money on group trips (safari , macchu picchu , cruises , china ,india are some example) for everyone in the group.
Contact me if you are looking for tours , river or ocean cruises , all inclusive resorts or any other vacation that you are dream of.
troy.knight@travelbestbets.com
604.669.6607 ext 640
1.877.523.7823 ext 640
Click the link to join my travel agent Facebook group where I post the weekly deals , host webinars with suppliers and tourists boards
Near and Far Destinations | Facebook
If you are not on Facebook and would like to be added on to a weekly email list , then feel free to email me to be added on to it.
I will not be posting or spamming this group with ads or promotions.
Thanks
Troy

Upcoming events (4+)

Troy's Group Trip: Israel (start date will either be May 21 or 22) 8-10 days

Sorry for the short notice .
Last week I was 1/60 Canadian Travel Agents to be selected to go on 1 of their promotional tours.
I am headed to Jordan May 13-20 for their Highlights of Jordan Tour .
The odds were in my favor to be selected as i have made a few sales and I have 2 private G Adventures tours scheduled
Feb 18 - Mar[masked]
Serengeti & Zanzibar Group Tour with Troy
Serengeti Safari & Zanzibar Tour with Troy | Meetup
Sept 22 - Oct[masked] Days Highlights of Morocco Group Tour with Troy
15 Days Highlights of Morocco Tour with Troy | Meetup
Email me for more details if interested : [masked]

Now onto to this trip .
Over the last week , I was in contact with the Canadian Israel Tourism Board to clear up covid restrictions and entry requirements.
72hrs before entering, PCR test is required
48hrs before entering, fill out entry form
On arrival another PCR test , quarantine for 24 hours or until test comes back which is usually 4-6 hours .

I will be taking the bus from Amman Border to Tel Aviv through the King Hussein Border crossing . This is why i am not sure on the day i will arrive in Tel Aviv yet. The border is closed Fridays and Saturdays, my tour ends on Friday and i don't know yet if i can make it to the crossing before it closes (I WILL UPDATE WHEN I KNOW)
I will meet everyone in Tel Aviv

I don't have accommodations booked yet ( I WILL UDATE WHEN BOOKED)
The rough plan
Tel Aviv 2-3 Days
Jerusalem 2-4 days
Haifa 2-3 days
Will be researching and figuring out the sites i want to visit and will update
I will be using public transportation but if others decide to come , we can talk about renting a car
I dont have a detailed plan yet as this is just coming together and wanted people to know sooner then later so they have time to book

GROUP TRIPS: Our group trips are arranged by a Leader who extends invitations to members of Eat, Drink, Travel….Repeat. Any interested members are welcome to join for all or part of the Leader’s trip. The Leader will post their flight and accommodation plans. You will arrange your own transportation and it will be up to you to book the same accommodation or a place of your choice nearby. The Leader will do their best to help you plan and answer any questions but you should do your own research on the location. The Leader will try to have one activity planned per day that others can join if they wish. You are free to do something on your own or with someone else from the trip. The best part is the evening meal that everyone is allowed to attend or decline as it suits their choosing. It’s a great time to get together to share experiences from the day, socialize, and plan for the next day. Past group trips in 2018 & 2019 have included Bangkok, Mexico City and Bali.
Everyone is responsible for their own events, accommodations, food, admission and trip costs.
The organizers of Eat, Drink, Travel....Repeat are not liable for anything bad that happens to you, mentally or physically during your participation of the event.
When you book your flight for a group trip , you should provide your email address and phone number (WhatsApp) for trip planning.
We recommend that you get travel and medical insurance for these trips.

Contact me if you are looking for tours , river or ocean cruises , all inclusive resorts or any other vacation that you are dream of.

[masked] (preferred)[masked] ext[masked] ext 640
Click the link to join my travel agent Facebook group where I post the weekly travel deals.
Near and Far Destinations | Facebook
If you are not on Facebook and would like to be added on to a weekly email list , then feel free to email me to be added on to it.
I will not be posting or spamming this group with ads or promotions.
Thanks
Troy

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Hurtigruten Expeditions : It’s many things rolled into one epic adventure

This is no right or wrong way to travel .

We all have different passions, styles and budgets .
These webinars are too highlight different companies and destinations.
Anita Maier & Troy Knight from Travel Best Bets invite you to learn all about Hurtigruten Expeditions; drawing on more than 125 years of pioneering experience, they have the longest history and strongest legacy in polar waters. Hurtigruten operates premium exploration voyages to Norway, Svalbard, the British Isles, Iceland, Greenland, the Northwest Passage, Alaska, the Americas, the Galapagos Islands, Antarctica & West Africa. Being the world leader in exploration travel and founders of expedition cruising, they believe that comes with great responsibility, and why sustainability is inherent in every detail of their operations. Hurtigruten introduced the world’s first hybrid electric-powered cruise ship and are on a mission to sail their first emission-free ship by 2030.

You must register
Webinar Registration - Zoom
UPCOMING WEBINARS
Look in this meetup for the upcoming events to join
Tuesday May 10 7:00pm
Globus Family of Tours
Facebook Link
https://fb.me/e/1I8moxDvw
May[masked] pm
Jamaica Tourist Board
https://fb.me/e/1CSUfxVTf
June 1 700 pm
G Specialist Zoom call for Feb[masked] Serengeti & Zanzibar Tour with Troy
Facebook Link
https://fb.me/e/537dSbMtQ
July 12 7:00 pm
CIE Tours (Event has not been created yet to join and share )
Feb 18 - Mar[masked] Day Serengeti & Zanzibar Tour with Troy
Facebook Link
https://fb.me/e/1x9gMyewO
June 2023
Alaska Group Cruise with Troy
(Event has not been created yet to join and share )
Sept 22 - Oct[masked] Day Highlights of Morocco Tour with Troy
Facebook Link
https://fb.me/e/1uU76XGdV
Feb 2024
Antarctica Group Cruise with Troy
(Event has not been created yet to join and share )
Our Past Webinars
G Adventures
Amawaterways River Cruising
Royal Caribbean Cruise
If you want to learn more about these companies , email me for the recordings

Serengeti Safari & Zanzibar Zoom Call with a G Specialist

Needs a location

There is only 13 spots open for this once and a lifetime trip Feb 18 - Mar[masked] days to put your deposit down to claim 1 of these spots , email me to get all the details : troy.knight@travelbestbets.com
If I get 11 or more people on the tour , I plan to give $100-$200 back to everyone after we return from the tour.
Here is the link
https://gadvnt.rs/SerengetiSafariZanzibar2023
You Must Pre register
There's no better way to see Tanzania than by sleeping where the wildlife roam, and you'll have the opportunity to do just that on this 12-day tour. Your safari through the Serengeti and Ngorongoro includes an overnight camp at the edge of a crater where lions, buffalo, and zebra like to wander. Then jet over to Zanzibar where historic towns and blissful beaches await. You'll leave with a host of postcard-worthy photos and memorable experiences in your pocket, and perhaps a few grains of sand, too.
Serengeti Safari & Zanzibar Tour with Troy | Meetup
Serengeti Safari & Zanzibar
Tour Start Date: 18 February 2023
Tour End Date: 1 March 2023
For more information and details on this tour ,
email me
troy.knight@travelbestbets.com
CAD 3,819.00 per person
Based on Double occupancy
Based on a minimum of 8 to a maximum of 14
My Own Room (single supplement) CAD[masked]
Maximum number of MOR's - 2
Please note that if you have booked the "My Own Room/Tent" option for this tour, you will receive your own single room/tent for all night stops.
5 August 2022
DEPOSIT AMOUNT: $350 per person
13 December 2022
FINAL PAYMENT: 60 days before departure
Itinerary
Day 1
Arusha
Arrive at any time.
Exclusive Inclusions: Your Welcome Moment Meet Your CEO and Group
Day 2
Arusha/Mto wa Mbu
Experience the Mto wa Mbu village with a guided cultural walk and traditional lunch with a local family. Take a wildlife safari drive in Lake Manyara NP.
Exclusive Inclusions: Your G for Good Moment Mto wa Mbu Village Visit and Lunch
Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch
Day 3
Mto wa Mbu/Serengeti National Park
Enjoy a wildlife safari drive en route to the central Serengeti.
Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner
Day 4
Serengeti National Park
Rise early for a morning wildlife safari drive, returning in time for lunch. Continue the search for the "big five" in the afternoon while taking in the vastness of the Serengeti plains.
Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner
Day 5
Serengeti National Park/Ngorongoro
Take a morning wildlife safari drive as you depart the Serengeti, then continue wildlife viewing in the Ngorongoro Crater, before getting a spectacular view of the crater from your campsite on its rim.
Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner
Day 6
Ngorongoro/Arusha
Visit an authentic Maasai village and the G Adventures-supported Clean Cookstove Project, then return to Arusha for the night.
Exclusive Inclusions: Your G for Good Moment Clean Cookstove Project Visit
Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch
Day 7
Arusha
A free day to explore Arusha, or relax at the lodge.
Meals included: Breakfast
Day 8
Arusha/Stone Town
Fly to the beautiful island of Zanzibar and transfer to the hotel. Enjoy an orientation walk with your CEO in historic Stone Town, and opt to continue on for a longer walking tour, or explore on your own.
Meals included: Breakfast
Day 9
Beach day in Zanzibar
Visit a local spice plantation for a guided tour. Continue to the white-sand beaches and turquoise waters of Zanzibar's beautiful coast.
Meals included: Breakfast
Days 10–11
Beach day in Zanzibar
Enjoy free time to lounge on the beach, snorkel, or tour the island.
Meals included: Breakfast
Day 12
Stone Town
Morning group transfer from the beach. Depart Stone Town upon arrival in the late morning.
Meals included: Breakfast
Travel-Ready & Vaccinated Tours
To help protect our travellers and the places we visit, all our tours now adhere to our Travel with Confidence policy, which includes new Travel-Ready requirements. On Travel-Ready Tours, all travellers must be fully vaccinated or have a negative COVID-19 PCR test within 96 hours before the first day of the tour. On Vaccinated Tours, all travellers must have received a full COVID-19 vaccination.

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Serengeti Safari & Zanzibar Tour with Troy

Needs a location

The Safari is back on!!!
A couple of tweaks from the original 2020 safari experience.
If I get 11 people signed up , I plan to give you some money back !!!

There's no better way to see Tanzania than by sleeping where the wildlife roam, and you'll have the opportunity to do just that on this 12-day tour. Your safari through the Serengeti and Ngorongoro includes an overnight camp at the edge of a crater where lions, buffalo, and zebra like to wander. Then jet over to Zanzibar where historic towns and blissful beaches await. You'll leave with a host of postcard-worthy photos and memorable experiences in your pocket, and perhaps a few grains of sand, too.
Serengeti Safari & Zanzibar
Tour Start Date: 18 February 2023
Tour End Date: 1 March 2023
For more information and details on this tour ,
email me
[masked]
CAD 3,819.00 per person
Based on Double occupancy
Based on a minimum of 8 to a maximum of 14
My Own Room (single supplement) CAD[masked]
Maximum number of MOR's - 2
Please note that if you have booked the "My Own Room/Tent" option for this tour, you will receive your own single room/tent for all night stops.
12 August 2022
DEPOSIT AMOUNT: $350 per person
20 December 2022
FINAL PAYMENT: 60 days before departure
Itinerary
Day 1
Arusha
Arrive at any time.
Exclusive Inclusions: Your Welcome Moment Meet Your CEO and Group
Day 2
Arusha/Mto wa Mbu
Experience the Mto wa Mbu village with a guided cultural walk and traditional lunch with a local family. Take a wildlife safari drive in Lake Manyara NP.
Exclusive Inclusions: Your G for Good Moment Mto wa Mbu Village Visit and Lunch
Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch
Day 3
Mto wa Mbu/Serengeti National Park
Enjoy a wildlife safari drive en route to the central Serengeti.
Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner
Day 4
Serengeti National Park
Rise early for a morning wildlife safari drive, returning in time for lunch. Continue the search for the "big five" in the afternoon while taking in the vastness of the Serengeti plains.
Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner
Day 5
Serengeti National Park/Ngorongoro
Take a morning wildlife safari drive as you depart the Serengeti, then continue wildlife viewing in the Ngorongoro Crater, before getting a spectacular view of the crater from your campsite on its rim.
Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner
Day 6
Ngorongoro/Arusha
Visit an authentic Maasai village and the G Adventures-supported Clean Cookstove Project, then return to Arusha for the night.
Exclusive Inclusions: Your G for Good Moment Clean Cookstove Project Visit
Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch
Day 7
Arusha
A free day to explore Arusha, or relax at the lodge.
Meals included: Breakfast
Day 8
Arusha/Stone Town
Fly to the beautiful island of Zanzibar and transfer to the hotel. Enjoy an orientation walk with your CEO in historic Stone Town, and opt to continue on for a longer walking tour, or explore on your own.
Meals included: Breakfast
Day 9
Beach day in Zanzibar
Visit a local spice plantation for a guided tour. Continue to the white-sand beaches and turquoise waters of Zanzibar's beautiful coast.
Meals included: Breakfast
Days 10–11
Beach day in Zanzibar
Enjoy free time to lounge on the beach, snorkel, or tour the island.
Meals included: Breakfast
Day 12
Stone Town
Morning group transfer from the beach. Depart Stone Town upon arrival in the late morning.
Meals included: Breakfast
Travel-Ready & Vaccinated Tours
To help protect our travellers and the places we visit, all our tours now adhere to our Travel with Confidence policy, which includes new Travel-Ready requirements. On Travel-Ready Tours, all travellers must be fully vaccinated or have a negative COVID-19 PCR test within 96 hours before the first day of the tour. On Vaccinated Tours, all travellers must have received a full COVID-19 vaccination.

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