What we're about

After spending most of our lives traveling the world looking for adventure, Salli and I have found a new pastime - exploring our own backyard and having people join us in the fun. Our main purpose is simple: to bring together fun-loving people who not only enjoy getting out and discovering unique places, but also want to share the experience with others. By attracting all age groups and ethnicities to our events my hope is this will lead to the creation of new and lasting friendships for people from all over NE Ohio. The areas we will explore will include unique scenic sites, kayaking local rivers, road trips, winter walks, wine tastings, and attractions that might be new to most Clevelanders. Since there are plenty of purely hiking, biking and kayaking groups already out there, we do not plan to compete with them. Salli and I want our events to be done at a leisurely enough pace so that we can take the time to experience the places we visit. This will be our mission and how we will differ from other groups.

A WORD ABOUT OUR "HIKES": Our hikes are not intended to accumulate miles or establish speed records, but serve as a way to reach places that might be a little off the beaten path. We will stop often to appreciate the surroundings, take pictures and have conversations about what we are seeing. We will travel at no MORE than 3MPH (20 minute miles). If you need to move more quickly and don't care about your surroundings, there are plenty of other groups that do just that.

ONE REQUIREMENT: The only requirement to membership that I have is that you provide a REAL picture of yourself and a REAL name. No cartoons or nicknames please! It causes a lot of unnecessary confusion at an event when I don't know what somebody looks like and don't know their name.

I will never charge a fee to members of my group. Many organizers do and I don't understand that. If you can't afford to pay for your own webpage, then maybe you shouldn't be doing this. Meetup should be free to everyone!

ABOUT RSVPs: Attendance at events is important to everybody. If you RSVP to something, please make every effort to attend and be on-time. If not, please do us a favor by changing it early enough so that we know you are not coming. It makes it very difficult to reserve space at certain venues when we don't have an accurate count. Also, if you have purchased a ticket and find out that you can't attend, please let me know and I can usually find someone who wants to buy your ticket before the day of the event.

NO-SHOWS: These are always a problem with Meetups. There are so many people who will sign up for many events early and end up forgetting about which ones they've committed to. I do not have a "3 no-shows and you are out" policy so please be considerate by committing to one event only and making sure you change your RSVPs to the others.

INJURY LIABILITY DISCLAIMER: “Jeff & Salli's Excellent Adventures” group and its organizers are not responsible for your safety or well-being. Outdoor activities are inherently dangerous. The COVID-19 outbreak has added a new element of concern to events and it is entirely the member's responsibility to determine their own risk tolerance before attending. By signing up for these events, you agree to release “Jeff & Salli's Excellent Adventures” group of Meetup.com and its organizers from ANY responsibility, liability or claim in law or in equity. If you DON'T agree to these terms, DO NOT JOIN THIS MEETUP EVENT. “Jeff & Salli's Excellent Adventures" group of Meetup.com doesn't certify the expertise of its organizers. The organizers in this Meetup.com group are volunteers. You are responsible for yourself. You have voluntarily elected to participate in the events listed under “Jeff & Salli's Excellent Adventures” events and FULLY ACCEPT AND ASSUME ALL RISKS AND ALL RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY INJURY, SICKNESS, LOSSES AND DAMAGES TO PERSON OR PROPERTY THAT INCUR AS A RESULT OF YOUR PARTICIPATION.

That's enough of the boring stuff. Let's get ready to go out and do some exploring!

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Holiday Lantern Tour of Hale Farm

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Deck the Hall at Stan Hywet

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Market District Wine Tasting

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Crystal Palace Hike at Gorge Park

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Past events (78)

Exploring Columbia Reservation

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