• Bruce Peninsula Road Trip (w/ Expert Google Local Guide!)

    Bruce Peninsula National Park

    CA$325.00

    TRIP OVERVIEW For the past 25+ years, my family and I have been vacationing in the Bruce Peninsula area. For the past years, my wife and I have been welcoming on our weekend trips (at a modest price) any traveler wanting us to share our love, local knowledge, and experience of the Bruce Peninsula. So much that Google has designated my wife and me *** Expert Google Local Guides *** for the Bruce area. Some of the activities on our weekend road trip are featured in *** Lonely Planet's "Top 25 Things to Do in Canada" ***; what I believe to be Ontario's best-kept secrets are also part of this amazing weekend. My wife and I have been all the more pleased by the outcome of our weekends in the Bruce Peninsula, having witnessed travelers on our trips forge strong new friendships (and even marriage in one case!) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ B. TRIP DETAILS - WHEN: Saturday-Sunday from May 1 to October 1; - WHO: Anyone who is a member of our Meetup group; - WHAT: A fun, memorable, and adventurous weekend; - WHY: Explore MORE of Ontario + meet FUN, likeminded people; - WHERE: Bruce Peninsula, Tobermory, Georgian Bay, Manitoulin Island; - COSTS: $325.00 (before June 16); $395 (after June 15). ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ C. ATTRACTIONS, ACTIVITIES, ETC. ( 1 ) Attractions - Fanthom 5 National Marine Park sightseeing boat tour (2 shipwrecks); - Little Cove Provincial Park brief sightseeing stopover; - Town of Tobermory (<<< DIVING CAPITAL of North America >>>) - Flower Pot Island drop-off boat tour; - Flower Pot Island guided tour and sightseeing; - Georgian Bay boat cruise (a personal favorite) - Manitoulin Island (<<< Feat. in LONELY PLANET'S Top 25 Things to Do >>>) - Bridal Veil Falls, #1 attraction of Manitoulin Island (best in May); - Ten Mile Point Aboriginal Trading Post/Souvenir Boutique Shop; - Cup & Saucer Hiking and Adventure Trail (After June 15); - Astronomy at Dark Sky Preserve (<<< NORTHERN LIGHTS in May >>>) - Bruce Peninsula National Park (<<< UNESCO Site >>>); - Indian Cove sightseeing; - Grotto sightseeing. ( 2 ) Activities - Road Tripping life you've never done before - Socializing people who like to travel, are fun, and adventurous - Wildlife viewing: red fox, deer, bald eagle, bears, moose * - Hiking, walking, sightseeing, bouldering, relaxing - Swimming, snorkeling - Astronomy and stargazing - Eating, drinking, snacking - Local travel photography - Shopping, strolling ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ D. WHAT DOES THE PRICE INCLUDE? ( 1 ) Logistics - Your own private Google Local Expert Guide; - All events and activities listed above; - All access fees for all the above-listed weekend activities; - Full camping equipment (tents, sleeping bags, chairs, etc. etc. etc.) - Hiking, snorkeling, wildlife observation + other equipment; - Round-trip fuel, mileage, parking + vehicle access fees; * - Fuel, mileage, driver, vehicle; ** Quick Note: * Members are free to use/provide their own transportation; ** We try to accommodate everyone's taste and preference. ( 2 ) Meals - Saturday evening meal; - Saturday Fish & Chips OR Sunday morning diner breakfast; - Healthy snacks, water, and drinks provided throughout the weekend. Quick Note: - Alcoholic beverages are available throughout the weekend ( 3 ) Anything Else? Of course! - Professional GoPro footage of your weekend! - Telescope for astronomy night! - A Mystery (?) Guest for the weekend!

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  • A Day in Paradise: Bruce Peninsula & Tobermory

    Needs a location

    CA$180.00

    "This region is fine and pleasant, for the most part, cleared, shaped liked Brittany and similarly situated, being almost surrounded and enclosed by la Mer Douce". - SAMUEL DE CHAMPLAIN, 1615. BRUCE PENINSULA, CANADA'S BRITTANY My family and I have been vacationing in the Bruce Peninsula ever since I was born. This summer, my wife and I want to share our profound love, knowledge, and experiences in the Bruce Peninsula with you. If you can't join us on a two-day weekend adventure, join us on what is promised to be a fun, exciting, and memorable day-trip to paradise. ****** DATES, TIMES, LOCATIONS ****** • Date/Time: Saturday OR Sunday until October • Departure Location: flexible pick-up location • Departure Time: Saturday @ 7:00 am • Return time: Sunday @ 8:00 pm • Location: Bruce Peninsula, Georgian Bay, Lake Huron & Tobermory ****** SCHEDULE & ITINERARY ****** - 7:00 AM: depart pick-up location #1 - 10:30 AM: Bruce Peninsula National Park discovery (UNESCO, Est. 1987) - 11:00 AM: Little Cove Provincial Park sightseeing (Est. 1985) - 11:30 AM: Bruce Trail hike (Canada's longest continuous trail) - 12:00 PM AM: Big Tub Light House visit (Est. 1885) - 01:00 AM: Tobermory shop, eat, visit (World's freshwater diving capital) - 02:45 PM: Fathom 5 National Marine Park guided tour (Est. 1987) - 03:45 PM: Flowerpot Island guided tour and hike (est. 1987) - 04:45 PM: Grotto and Indian Head Cove hike and exploration - 06:45 PM: Underwater cave diving and exploration - 07:30 PM: Return to Toronto ****** ACTIVITIES ****** - Shopping, eating, drinking, tasting - Touring, sightseeing, exploring - Walking, talking, laughing, hiking, bouldering - Sunbathing, swimming, snorkeling - Smiling, chatting, laughing, bonding - Photography ****** WHAT'S INCLUDED ****** - Experienced Level 9 Google Local Guide - Transportation: hop on with us, or use your own vehicle - Hiking gear (hiking poles, binoculars, walky-talkies, etc.) - Guided tour of Big Tub Light House - Guided Bruce Trail Hike to Little Cove - Glass-bottom boat tour of Fathom 5 Marine National Park - Guided coastal tour of Flowerpot Island - Guided hike and exploration of Flowerpot Island - Guided hike to Grotto, Cyprus Lake, Indian Cove - The *REAL* Grotto exploration: get INTO the Grotto Cave - Some delicious food, snacks & drinks for the road - All provincial and federal park access/entry fees - Best "Fresh-Catch" Fish & Chips EVER! - FREE Professional GoPro videos and photos of your weekend! ****** PRICE ****** - Discounted Meetup Price before Aug.: CAD $180 ****** HOW TO PAY ****** 1. E-mail money transfer to [masked] NOTE: Answer to the secret question: "Snowyowl"

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  • Bruce Peninsula Road Trip (w/ Expert Google Local Guide!)

    Bruce Peninsula National Park

    CA$325.00

    TRIP OVERVIEW For the past 25+ years, my family and I have been vacationing in the Bruce Peninsula area. For the past years, my wife and I have been welcoming on our weekend trips (at a modest price) any traveler wanting us to share our love, local knowledge, and experience of the Bruce Peninsula. So much that Google has designated my wife and me *** Expert Google Local Guides *** for the Bruce area. Some of the activities on our weekend road trip are featured in *** Lonely Planet's "Top 25 Things to Do in Canada" ***; what I believe to be Ontario's best-kept secrets are also part of this amazing weekend. My wife and I have been all the more pleased by the outcome of our weekends in the Bruce Peninsula, having witnessed travelers on our trips forge strong new friendships (and even marriage in one case!) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ B. TRIP DETAILS - WHEN: Saturday-Sunday from May 1 to October 1; - WHO: Anyone who is a member of our Meetup group; - WHAT: A fun, memorable, and adventurous weekend; - WHY: Explore MORE of Ontario + meet FUN, likeminded people; - WHERE: Bruce Peninsula, Tobermory, Georgian Bay, Manitoulin Island; - COSTS: $325.00 (before June 16); $395 (after June 15). ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ C. ATTRACTIONS, ACTIVITIES, ETC. ( 1 ) Attractions - Fanthom 5 National Marine Park sightseeing boat tour (2 shipwrecks); - Little Cove Provincial Park brief sightseeing stopover; - Town of Tobermory (<<< DIVING CAPITAL of North America >>>) - Flower Pot Island drop-off boat tour; - Flower Pot Island guided tour and sightseeing; - Georgian Bay boat cruise (a personal favorite) - Manitoulin Island (<<< Feat. in LONELY PLANET'S Top 25 Things to Do >>>) - Bridal Veil Falls, #1 attraction of Manitoulin Island (best in May); - Ten Mile Point Aboriginal Trading Post/Souvenir Boutique Shop; - Cup & Saucer Hiking and Adventure Trail (After June 15); - Astronomy at Dark Sky Preserve (<<< NORTHERN LIGHTS in May >>>) - Bruce Peninsula National Park (<<< UNESCO Site >>>); - Indian Cove sightseeing; - Grotto sightseeing. ( 2 ) Activities - Road Tripping life you've never done before - Socializing people who like to travel, are fun, and adventurous - Wildlife viewing: red fox, deer, bald eagle, bears, moose * - Hiking, walking, sightseeing, bouldering, relaxing - Swimming, snorkeling - Astronomy and stargazing - Eating, drinking, snacking - Local travel photography - Shopping, strolling ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ D. WHAT DOES THE PRICE INCLUDE? ( 1 ) Logistics - Your own private Google Local Expert Guide; - All events and activities listed above; - All access fees for all the above-listed weekend activities; - Full camping equipment (tents, sleeping bags, chairs, etc. etc. etc.) - Hiking, snorkeling, wildlife observation + other equipment; - Round-trip fuel, mileage, parking + vehicle access fees; * - Fuel, mileage, driver, vehicle; ** Quick Note: * Members are free to use/provide their own transportation; ** We try to accommodate everyone's taste and preference. ( 2 ) Meals - Saturday evening meal; - Saturday Fish & Chips OR Sunday morning diner breakfast; - Healthy snacks, water, and drinks provided throughout the weekend. Quick Note: - Alcoholic beverages are available throughout the weekend ( 3 ) Anything Else? Of course! - Professional GoPro footage of your weekend! - Telescope for astronomy night! - A Mystery (?) Guest for the weekend!

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  • A Day in Paradise: Bruce Peninsula & Tobermory

    Needs a location

    CA$180.00

    "This region is fine and pleasant, for the most part, cleared, shaped liked Brittany and similarly situated, being almost surrounded and enclosed by la Mer Douce". - SAMUEL DE CHAMPLAIN, 1615. BRUCE PENINSULA, CANADA'S BRITTANY My family and I have been vacationing in the Bruce Peninsula ever since I was born. This summer, my wife and I want to share our profound love, knowledge, and experiences in the Bruce Peninsula with you. If you can't join us on a two-day weekend adventure, join us on what is promised to be a fun, exciting, and memorable day-trip to paradise. ****** DATES, TIMES, LOCATIONS ****** • Date/Time: Saturday OR Sunday until October • Departure Location: flexible pick-up location • Departure Time: Saturday @ 7:00 am • Return time: Sunday @ 8:00 pm • Location: Bruce Peninsula, Georgian Bay, Lake Huron & Tobermory ****** SCHEDULE & ITINERARY ****** - 7:00 AM: depart pick-up location #1 - 10:30 AM: Bruce Peninsula National Park discovery (UNESCO, Est. 1987) - 11:00 AM: Little Cove Provincial Park sightseeing (Est. 1985) - 11:30 AM: Bruce Trail hike (Canada's longest continuous trail) - 12:00 PM AM: Big Tub Light House visit (Est. 1885) - 01:00 AM: Tobermory shop, eat, visit (World's freshwater diving capital) - 02:45 PM: Fathom 5 National Marine Park guided tour (Est. 1987) - 03:45 PM: Flowerpot Island guided tour and hike (est. 1987) - 04:45 PM: Grotto and Indian Head Cove hike and exploration - 06:45 PM: Underwater cave diving and exploration - 07:30 PM: Return to Toronto ****** ACTIVITIES ****** - Shopping, eating, drinking, tasting - Touring, sightseeing, exploring - Walking, talking, laughing, hiking, bouldering - Sunbathing, swimming, snorkeling - Smiling, chatting, laughing, bonding - Photography ****** WHAT'S INCLUDED ****** - Experienced Level 9 Google Local Guide - Transportation: hop on with us, or use your own vehicle - Hiking gear (hiking poles, binoculars, walky-talkies, etc.) - Guided tour of Big Tub Light House - Guided Bruce Trail Hike to Little Cove - Glass-bottom boat tour of Fathom 5 Marine National Park - Guided coastal tour of Flowerpot Island - Guided hike and exploration of Flowerpot Island - Guided hike to Grotto, Cyprus Lake, Indian Cove - The *REAL* Grotto exploration: get INTO the Grotto Cave - Some delicious food, snacks & drinks for the road - All provincial and federal park access/entry fees - Best "Fresh-Catch" Fish & Chips EVER! - FREE Professional GoPro videos and photos of your weekend! ****** PRICE ****** - Discounted Meetup Price before Aug.: CAD $180 ****** HOW TO PAY ****** 1. E-mail money transfer to [masked] NOTE: Answer to the secret question: "Snowyowl"

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  • Free Skating Rentals + Lessons: Skate the 8 at the 6 Skating Evening

    Kick off the new year by learning or helping others to learn a new skill: skating. All while enjoying the fresh outdoors, and discovering Toronto's newest "figure 8" skating rink, the "Bentway". SUMMARY: - HOW TO FIND US: Look for Green (Yellow hat near skate rental area) - WHO: anyone interested in skating (or learning how to skate) - WHAT: skating (free lessons for beginners, free rentals) - WHERE: the Bentway, Canada's newest skating rink - WHY: learn to skate - help others learn how to skate - skate - WHEN: Thursday, January 3, 2019, from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm - COST: FREE Admission, FREE Skate Rental, FREE Beginner lesson - WHAT TO BRING: very warm socks, hat, scarf, etc. LEARNERS: If you don't know how to skate, someone will be providing a "skating crash course for beginners". What better way to start the new year off by learning a new skill! SKATERS For those of you who do know how to skate, you can skate at your own rhythm, or help teach those who don't know how to skate. It's also an opportunity to discover and skate Toronto's latest new skating rink.

  • Free Skating Rentals + Lessons: Skate the 8 at the 6 Skating Evening

    Kick off the new year by learning or helping others to learn a new skill: skating. All while enjoying the fresh outdoors, and discovering Toronto's newest "figure 8" skating rink, the "Bentway". SUMMARY: - HOW TO FIND US: Look for Green (Yellow hat near skate rental area) - WHO: anyone interested in skating (or learning how to skate) - WHAT: skating (free lessons for beginners, free rentals) - WHERE: the Bentway, Canada's newest skating rink - WHY: learn to skate - help others learn how to skate - skate - WHEN: Thursday, January 3, 2019, from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm - COST: FREE Admission, FREE Skate Rental, FREE Beginner lesson - WHAT TO BRING: very warm socks, hat, scarf, etc. LEARNERS: If you don't know how to skate, someone will be providing a "skating crash course for beginners". What better way to start the new year off by learning a new skill! SKATERS For those of you who do know how to skate, you can skate at your own rhythm, or help teach those who don't know how to skate. It's also an opportunity to discover and skate Toronto's latest new skating rink.

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  • Free Skating Rentals + Lessons: Skate the 8 at the 6 Skating Evening

    Kick off the new year by learning or helping others to learn a new skill: skating. All while enjoying the fresh outdoors, and discovering Toronto's newest "figure 8" skating rink, the "Bentway". SUMMARY: - HOW TO FIND US: Look for Green (Yellow hat near skate rental area) - WHO: anyone interested in skating (or learning how to skate) - WHAT: skating (free lessons for beginners, free rentals) - WHERE: the Bentway, Canada's newest skating rink - WHY: learn to skate - help others learn how to skate - skate - WHEN: Thursday, January 3, 2019, from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm - COST: FREE Admission, FREE Skate Rental, FREE Beginner lesson - WHAT TO BRING: very warm socks, hat, scarf, etc. LEARNERS: If you don't know how to skate, someone will be providing a "skating crash course for beginners". What better way to start the new year off by learning a new skill! SKATERS For those of you who do know how to skate, you can skate at your own rhythm, or help teach those who don't know how to skate. It's also an opportunity to discover and skate Toronto's latest new skating rink.

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  • T.O. Traveler Club's Meetup

    Duke of York

    This planet is not lonely! Let's meet and socialize with other travelers, adventurers, and explorers from all over the world every other Thursday evening at the Duke of York Pub in downtown Toronto (39 Prince Arthur Ave, Toronto, ON M5R 1B2) from 7:30 to 9:30, all while having fun and enjoying drinks, food, music, travel stories and ideas, and much more! (•V•) DETAILS (•V•) WHO: Travelers in downtown Toronto WHAT: Toronto Traveler's Club (TTC) WHY: Eat, meet, drink, laugh, play board games, socialize WHERE: Duke of York Pub @ 39 Prince Arthur Ave, Toronto WHEN: Every other Thursday of the month (twice a month) COST: This event is F-R-E-E! (•V•) IMPORTANT (•V•) To attend this event, you *must* RSVP at least two days prior to the day of the meetup. PLEASE *do not* RSVP "Yes" unless you are absolutely sure about joining us. We need to have exact numbers to reserve space at the Manor.

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  • Free Skating Rentals + Lessons: Skate the 8 at the 6 Skating Evening

    Kick off the new year by learning or helping others to learn a new skill: skating. All while enjoying the fresh outdoors, and discovering Toronto's newest "figure 8" skating rink, the "Bentway". SUMMARY: - WHO: anyone interested in skating (or learning how to skate) - WHAT: skating (free lessons for beginners, free rentals) - WHERE: the Bentway, Canada's newest skating rink - WHY: learn to skate - help others learn how to skate - skate - WHEN: Thursday, January 3, 2019, from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm - COST: FREE Admission, FREE Skate Rental, FREE Beginner lesson - WHAT TO BRING: very warm socks, hat, scarf, etc. LEARNERS: If you don't know how to skate, someone will be providing a "skating crash course for beginners". What better way to start the new year off by learning a new skill! SKATERS For those of you who do know how to skate, you can skate at your own rhythm, or help teach those who don't know how to skate. It's also an opportunity to discover and skate Toronto's latest new skating rink.

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  • T.O. Traveler Club's Meetup

    Duke of York

    This planet is not lonely! Let's meet and socialize with other travelers, adventurers, and explorers from all over the world every other Thursday evening at the Duke of York Pub in downtown Toronto (39 Prince Arthur Ave, Toronto, ON M5R 1B2) from 7:30 to 9:30, all while having fun and enjoying drinks, food, music, travel stories and ideas, and much more! (•V•) DETAILS (•V•) WHO: Travelers in downtown Toronto WHAT: Toronto Traveler's Club (TTC) WHY: Eat, meet, drink, laugh, play board games, socialize WHERE: Duke of York Pub @ 39 Prince Arthur Ave, Toronto WHEN: Every other Thursday of the month (twice a month) COST: This event is F-R-E-E! (•V•) IMPORTANT (•V•) To attend this event, you *must* RSVP at least two days prior to the day of the meetup. PLEASE *do not* RSVP "Yes" unless you are absolutely sure about joining us. We need to have exact numbers to reserve space at the Manor.