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Let's use the Internet to get off the Internet, and let's all travel in good spirit. Whether you are a solo traveler looking for love or adventure (or both), are looking to build new memories with a close friend, group of friends or significant other, Weekend Road Trips & Expeditions is all about offering people unique, high quality, fun, short, and memorable new weekend experiences. In addition to helping you see the truly remarkable beauty of Canada's hidden face, our sincere aim is to allow you and others to make meaningful and longlasting connections that transcend time and space. We thrive to do so by bringing like-minded people together and by stirring up our deepest human emotions and senses through shared, never-before-lived experiences and adventures. Whether you're an international traveler or Canadian, we also hope to help you explore and learn more about what Canada is truly about; its culture, social fabric, food, history, nature, and much more.

∞ << || • LOWERING YOUR TRAVEL COST • || >> ∞

Here are a few ways that you can lower your cost of traveling:

• Refer one or more friends: you will receive 10% off each for each referral, as will each one of your referrals.

• Book ahead of time: watch out for early birds prices. Early confirmation is usually valued and rewarded.

• Provide transportation: in some cases, helping with transportation may be entitled you to a discount.

• Book your trips during shoulder season: prices in the tourism industry increase during peak tourist season.

• Book a day trip instead of a weekend trip: some weekend trips are also offered as day trips.

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To facilitate the planning, organizing, and scheduling of our Meetup events, and to ensure the successful management of this Meetup group, we ask that all members become intimately familiar with and understand the role they play as a valued member of this Meetup group, as outlined in more detail in our Meetup Group Terms and Conditions (https://www.meetup.com/Weekend-Road-Trips/pages/27424868/Meetup_Group_Terms_and_Conditions/). By joining this Meetup group, you agree to our Meetup Group Terms and Conditions. If you do not agree to our Meetup Terms and Conditions, please do not join this Meetup group. Thank you for your understanding.

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(•v•) Supernatural Haida Gwaii: Canada's Best-Kept Secret

Needs a location

CA$1,250.00

NOTE: ONLY 6 LUCKY SPOTS AVAILABLE! (•v•) | ∞ HAIDA GWAII, B.C.: MYSTICAL ISLANDS ∞ | ><(((°> NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC lists Haida Gwaii, B.C. in its TOP 20 places to visit in the WORLD. It ranks 2ND in LONELY PLANET'S list of "TOP 25 Things To Do" in Canada. With over 500 ancient Haida villages and burial sites dating as far back as 13,000 years, over 137 wild islands with breathtaking sandy, ocean-side beaches, and old-growth rainforests and wildlife that have evolved over thousands of years, the mystical islands of Haida Gwaii are considered by many as Canada's BEST-KEPT SECRET! We've planned the PERFECT expedition for you at the PERFECT time of the year that will guide you through all that is best in Haida Gwaii. YOUTUBE VIDEOS: - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WWP2lQWiER8&t=9s - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t9XEs8--yHI (•v•) | ∞ TRIP DETAILS ∞ | ><(((°> • WHO: World travelers, adventure seekers (max. 6) • WHAT: 8-day wilderness expedition • WHERE: Haida Gwaii, British Columbia, Canada • WHEN: May 17 to 25, 2019 • WHY: Explore Canada's best-kept secret • HOW: By air, road, boat, kayak, and foot (•v•) | ∞ PRICE & PAYMENT ∞ | ><(((°> - Cost: $1,250 (CAD) - E-mail money to: [masked] - Secret question: favorite bird - Secret answer: snowy owl - Credit Card: contact Green for CC payment IMPORTANT: All reservations must be made as EARLY AS POSSIBLE. LIMITED SPOTS ARE AVAILABLE. All payments are final. (•v•) | ∞ INCLUSIONS ∞ | ><(((°> • Pre-planned and well-organized trip itinerary and schedule • All bookings and reservation are made for you beforehand • Private ground transportation throughout the entire trip * • Driver, gas, insurance, and mileage throughout the entire trip • Oversea Kwuna transportation from Alliford Bay to Skidgate • Private boat transportation from Moresby Camp to Rose Harbour • Guided hikes and walks of all top sites and attractions • Guided sea kayak adventure in Gwaii Haanas National Park • Camping (4 nights) and lodging (4 nights) accommodations * • Intro course w/ tips and tricks on wilderness camping • All camping, hiking, wildlife and bird watching equipment • Sea kayak rentals and all kayaking equipment for 8-days • Sea kayaking transportation service through GHNP • Intro course to sea kayaking for beginners • All park (federal and provincial) and museum entry fees • Some food, snacks, and drinks throughout the entire trip • Professional GoPro photos and videos of your adventure • Free Haida Gwaii Expedition T-shirt IMPORTANT: Attendees must arrange their own flights. Transportation and overnight accommodations are optional, i.e. attendees can organize their own transportation or accommodations to suit their personal preference. (•v•) | ∞ ON OUR "TO DO LIST" ∞ | ><(((°> • Agate Beach campground, Graham Island • All About U Art Gallery, Graham Island • Balance Rock, Graham Island • Delkata Wild life Sanctuary, Graham Island • Gray Bay, North Moresby Island • Gwaii Haanas National Park Reserve and Haida Heritage Site • Haida Gwaii ocean-side scenic drive, Graham Island • Kunxalas Heritage Site and Conservancy, North Moresby Island • Kwuna ferry along the island • Misty Meadows campground, Graham Island • Moon Over Naikoon Baker, Graham Island • Moresby Camp, Moresby Island • Mosquito Lake, North Moresby Island • Naikoon Provincial Park, Graham Island • Pesuta Shipwreck Trail, Graham Island • Rennell Sound Recreation Site, Graham Island • Rose Harbour, Kunghit Island • Rose Spit, Graham Island • Sandspit, North Moresby Island (Visitor Centre Info: • Seawalk Hike, Graham Island • Secret Cove trail, North Moresby Island • SGang Gwayy, Ninstints, Anthony Islands (most famous village) • Shaahline Naay Haida Gwaii (world class museum), Graham Island • Spirit Lake Hike, Graham Island • Tlell River Bridge, Graham Island • Tow Hill, Graham Island • The village of Queen Charlotte, Graham Island • The village of Skidegate, Graham Island

Haida Gwaii Hidden Paradise: Canada's Galapagos

Needs a location

CA$1,250.00

IMPORTANT NOTE: Limited spots available. All reservations and bookings must be done far in advance. ~ ∞ || • MAGICAL HAIDA GWAII PARADISE ISLAND, B.C. • || ∞ ~ YouTube Sneak Peek Video: https://youtu.be/ruDPrQh8DGA Haida Gwai is #2 in Lonely Planet's Top 25 Things To Do in Canada. It is a true paradise (and a premier kayaking location in the world). Natural hot springs w/ divine hot soaks and majestic island views that include Sgaana (killer whales), bald eagles, ravens, thunderbirds, bears, humpbacks, dolphins, puffins, giant sea stars, and sea lions; ancient rainforests made of colossal spruce and cedars; century-old totem poles, lost villages, burial caves, carved war canoes, beaches, UNESCO sites; over 1,884 magical islands; all are but a few examples of things that make the magical and divine island of Haida Gwaii a "must do" trip of a lifetime. ~ ∞ || • TRIP DETAILS • || ∞ ~ • PRICE: $1,250 • WHERE: Haida Gwaii (Queen Charlotte Islands) • DURATION: 8 days • WHEN: Saturday, May 18, 2019, to Saturday, May 25, 2019 ~ ∞ || • TRIP ACTIVITIES • || ∞ ~ + Natural island hot springs bathing, soaking, and relaxation + Bird watching (ravens, bald eagles, etc.) + Whale, orca, puffin, dolphin watching + Guided rainforest + beach walks + Guided kayaking coastal tours + History + culture learning + Guided wildlife viewing + Wilderness camping + Guided trail hiking + Cultural site visits + Photography + Sightseeing + Swimming ~ ∞ || • TRIP HIGHLIGHTS & OVERVIEW • || ∞ ~ DAY 1 - We'll visit ∞ ||• G̱andll K’in Gwaay.yaay • || ∞ or "Hotspring Island" for a divine hot soak with majestic views that includes sightings of Sgaana (killer whales) and globally rare seabirds such as the Cassin's Auklets or Ancient Murrelets. DAY 2 - Haida Gwaii is a world premier kayaking destination. Kayaking along the shores of ∞ || • Anthony Island• || ∞ offers the most intimate way of experiencing the magic of Haida Gwaii. It offers excellent viewing opportunities of bears on wild beaches, puffins, humpback whales, dolphins and orcas, and more. DAY 3 - An exploratory tour of Skidegate (in which we will make efforts every step of the way to interact with locals) is the best way of immersing ourselves in the island's culture. Next up: a guided and interpretative walk of the Spirit Lake hiking trail with Haida stories and songs. DAY 4 - A quick visit to the fun "Balance Rock" is in good order. We will also visit the Crystal Cabin Tlell, which includes a highly diverse collection of jewelry, Haida Art, as well as rare and unique crystals. DAY 5 - ∞ ||• Golden Spruce Trail • || ∞ offers another fantastic opportunity to witness Haida Gwaii's rainforests at their very best. This trail features the 300+ years old Golden Spruce (or Kiidk’yaas). Next, the ∞ || • Sleeping Beauty Trail • || ∞ awaits. This trail offers the most beautiful views of Haida Gwaii Island. DAY 6 - The ∞ || • Haida Heritage Centre at Kay Llnagaay • || ∞ is a must to understanding Haida history + culture as is a guided beach walk to learn more about Haida's magical wildlife. A stop at the ∞ || • All About U • || ∞ art gallery will further deepen and enrich our understanding of the island's history and culture through artworks of the highest caliber. DAY 7 - The ∞ ||• Port Clements Museum • || ∞ is an import reminder of the island's pioneer and industrial heritage. The ∞ || • Tow Hill Trail ∞ || •, considered as offering the best hiking on Haida Gwaii, offers views of a magnificent volcanic plug formed from eruptions in molten lava some 2m years ago, the most distinguishing geographic features of the island. ~ ∞ || • INCLUSIONS • || ∞ ~ • Round-trip airfare to/from Haida Gwaii • Road transportation (x8 days) • Driver, insurance, fuel, mileage (x8 days) • Guided walks w/ local Haida guides • All hiking, wildlife & bird watching gear & equipment • All park entry fees • All museum & art gallery entrance fees • 7 nights accommodations • Food throughout the trip • 1-week kayak rental

(•v•) 5-Star Weekend Trip to the Bruce Peninsula

Toronto Marriott Bloor Yorkville Hotel

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!

(•v•) 5-Star Weekend Trip to the Bruce Peninsula

Toronto Marriott Bloor Yorkville Hotel

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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