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Every continent, 50+ countries, 1,000+ travelers, countless memories!

This group is for all those travel lovers out there that need travel buddies and groups to explore the world with! If you are single or solo and hate paying single supplement fees, begging friends to go on vacation, or just don't like planning trips we are the group for you! We plan trips all over the world and do tons of local bay area stuff too! It's a great way to make friends and meet people to travel with in the future. This is also a great club to find travel partners for trips you develop and need people to join!

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End of the earth, cliffs, tunnels, hidden historical sites tide pools & more.

I Haven't done this since about a year before Covid. It's amazing ! Great for photos & and a great adventure ! What to expect; high cliffs, fab views, A Labyrinth , Dark Cypress tree groves, large Rabbit hole tunnels to crawl down & pop out OVERLOOKING THE OCEAN, old WW 2 structures, Great beach walk ! Rope climb , (Bring Gloves) if waterfall has any water flowing .& more.
About 40% of the trek is on the beach.
***Note you may wish to bring sandals for the beach part. NOTE: If we are lucky & have a low tide ; we can do some wildlife tidepool exploring.
Plus bring hiking shoes. Fanny pack or backpack. A Lunch. A warm jacket & hat (Just in case). No need for water as There will be plenty of water, teas, protein & energy drinks, individual personal Vino varietals, gourmet fruit & nut packs.; great trail bars hiking poles & more. Meetup don: $27.
Our always after event dinner option follows. Lots of fun with new friends.
NOTE: We meet in Larkspur in the Marin Country Mart in front of STARBUCKS. 1801 Larkspur Landing Cir. We will carpool from here to hike site.

Super fun Sonoma Russian River & Redwoods Bucket List Zip Line Adventure

What we'll do Must call/text me by tues am. [masked]
The Forest Flight Zip Line experience ! And the NEW "Tree Top" Experience" A Bucket List event !

NOTE: Text me to reserve a spot with pymt. To guarantee your reservation. [masked]. Advise method of pymt. Don't wait My group promo price may end soon.

We meet at Sonoma canopy Tours/Alliance redwoods 6250 Old Bohemian Hwy. It is 1.5 miles N. of the Union hotel in Occidental .Meet me in front of the kiosk & weighin waiver sign in area.

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 250 ft. & the longest run is about 1900 ft. ft. Almost 5000 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.

******The New Tree Top Zip Tour is[masked]. And it is higher, faster & farther!! And better & more advanced equipment, etc. The reg. prices are now ( $159.00.) I'm still getting a great group rate. **But that could change anytime. ? They want to catch up because of lost revenue from Covid. OUR GROUP RATE IS ONLY[masked].

Pymts can also be mailed to: T. Bold 2471 Solano ave. #112 Napa, CA 94558

NOTE: No deposit means no reservation . NOTE: Each Platform tour holds only 8 people.

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 25Library (100 Fairgrounds Dr.) off Washington St. for pickups at : 12;00 PM. NOTE:**Must call/text for a ride. [masked]

***If you have a paypal account: you must use the friends & family option or an Xtra fee will be assessed. ; or Pay with Chase.com/zelle if having a problem. Zelle is best . Or just send me a check. (Pymt. is required if you are a no show) ****No more Venmo.
***NOTE: ***IMPORTANT *** Always give me your em. & phone #. & what meetup group name you are in.
It's best to text me when the date is close as I may miss emails. Best to email me directly:( [masked]) if you cant text me. My # is:[masked] IMPORTANT: I will need your email, phone # & name of your meetup group.
** I will also have drinks, snacks, etc. for all.

. 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 or less. (And advise me when & how pymt. has been made) .

This is an exciting & super fun & Bucket List outing ! ***Attendee limit is 8 people per Tour on the platforms.
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. ** And I must have a minimum of 8 people to reserve this Tour time. ***You must bring your face masks !!

**NOTE; PLEASE READ & HEED ALL THE POSTED INFO. When you RSVP ; you must text me all your contact info. or you will not have a reservation. $$ pymt locks you in. Dont rely on the meetup yu are in for correct roster count. I work with 30 meetups. Use a laptop if you can. The APP is not good.
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Spectacular Spain!

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May 30 - June 8, 2022

Our friends at PhotoFly Travel Club (http://www.photoflytravel.com/) have invited us to a one of a kind adventure throughout the best of Spain!

E-mail us at [masked] for the daily itinerary!

Sign up at: https://photoflytravel.org/tour/spain-small-group-tours/

Our Spectacular Spain Adventure is an experience exactly as it sounds and we've got another visit planned. This beautiful country’s diversity in culture, food, landscapes, history, architecture and so much more is calling us! As always, countless hours have gone into creating this one of a kind exploration keeping in mind amazing photography opportunities throughout, fantastic food, and off the path gems. See for yourself below!

Check out all the excitement below and E-mail us at [masked] for the daily itinerary!

  • 9 nights/10 days throughout Barcelona (Catalonia) and Southern Spain (Andalusia)

  • Private local guides throughout

  • Breakfast daily

  • Welcome and Farewell Dinner Celebrations

  • One Domestic Flight INCLUDED (Barcelona → Granada)

Barcelona (3 Nights)

Barcelona, the capital of the Catalonia region in Spain, is a cultural masterpiece of a city. With world class museums, a gorgeous waterfront, delicious food & wine, and vibrant night life, there is something for everyone here. A photo enthusiasts dream comes alive with an iconic mix of ancient and modern architecture, stunning Mediterranean coastline, and vibrant colors everywhere you look, rightfully secures its place as one of the best cities in the world (and Spain’s second largest).

– Enjoy our charming, boutique hotel steps from the Gothic Quarter.

– Guided gastronomy adventure through the famous Boqueria Food Market (colorful foods abound perfect for photos and a bite! Enjoy tastings of Catalan cheese, charcuterie, pastries, olives, and chocolates)

– Explore the Gothic Quarter (Our local expert takes us through the winding streets of the Gothic Quarter to explore the 13th century Cathedral and learn about the Roman and medieval history of Barcelona)

– Tapas Bar Hopping for lunch!

– Wonderland known as the Modernist District (witness and photograph world renowned Architect Antoni Gaudi’s master pieces including the iconic Sagrada Familia)

Optional Day Adventure to Montserrat & the Costa Brava (Explore more of Barcelona on your own or join us on this epic road trip!)

Crossing picturesque villages, we´ll arrive at the one of a kind Montserrat Mountain. With paths, stairs, caves, and hermitages scattered over the mountain, this massive rock is almost 4,000 ft. high and its unique formations make it worthy of its own national park. Truly a wonderful landscape ripe for photos. A picturesque cable car ride to the top will take us to a historic monastery.

– The Royal Basilica at Montserrat: Nearly 1000 years old and perched half way up the mountain, the Royal Basilica in the Benedictine monastery holds a holy relic of the Virgin Mary, a Romanesque sculpture from the XII Century. The Basilica serves as her sanctuary, popularly called the “Moreneta” because she is black due to accumulated smoke from centuries of candle light.

– The Costa Brava: Literally means “wild coast” in Spanish, we follow the coastal route to admire the breath-taking sea-cliffs, coves, & quaint fishing villages with a stop in Calella de Palafrugell. Walk around the rocky coast, sunbathe and swim, or visit the spectacular Botanical Garden set on the cliff tops of Cap Roig. Depending on the time we can enjoy dinner at a nice restaurant overlooking the sea.

Wonders of the South, Andalucía (6 Nights): Domestic Flight included

Andalucia, a rocky, sun-baked region on Spain’s southern coast, embodies much of what the world thinks of as Spanish: flamenco, tapas, matadors, and bullfights. Yet it was under Moorish rule from the 8th-15th centuries that created a legacy of architecture, including such landmarks as the Alcázar castle in Seville, the capital city, as well as Granada’s Alhambra palace. The regions natural beauty is not to be missed with unique and picturesque national parks we’ll explore throughout.

– 6 Nights throughout Granada, Ronda, Rio Tinto, Cadiz, & Seville

– Unique and gorgeous mountains, the best Mediterranean beach in Spain, beautiful white villages during scenic road trips, and of course great food and photography.

Granada (2 Nights)

Granada, in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains, has many important examples of medieval architecture dating to the Moorish occupation of Spain. It’s best known for the Alhambra, a grand, sprawling hilltop fortress encompassing royal palaces, serene patios, and reflecting pools from the Nasrid dynasty. Also not to be missed are the fountains and orchards of the Generalife Gardens at the foot of Spain’s highest mountain range, the Sierra Nevada, overlooking the city below and the fertile plains of Granada.

– Alhambra Palace (Explore the most important halls and courtyards of the Alhambra including the Sala de los Abencerrajes, which was the scene of a tragic legend…)

– Stroll through the Alcazaba (fortress), the royal baths, and the palace of Charles the Fifth

– Generalife Gardens (Wander and photograph the magnificent gardens with endless flowers and fountains, having earned the nickname: “the hidden water weeps”)

– Guided walk through Albayzin and the center of Granada including The Cathedral and the Chapel (The adventure will combine the secrets & hidden corners of the Albayzin with wonderful views of The Alhambra and Sierra Nevada, and the historic quarter where we’ll learn about the local culture of Granada)

National Park of Sierra Nevada and Alpujarras

The region of mountain villages known as Las Alpujarras clings to the southern flanks of the Sierra Nevada, cut by deep, sheltered valleys & gorges that run towards the Mediterranean. The Alpujarra, as it is popularly known, is famous throughout Spain because of its unique micro-climate, landscapes, flora, and fauna. Terraced farmlands are constantly watered by the melting snow from above, making up a high-altitude oasis of greenery which stands in dramatic contrast to the arid foothills below. This is ideal hiking terrain for amazing photographs throughout. around 4,000 feet above sea level.

– Gaze at the beautiful scenic route with great views of the Sierra Nevada National Park.

– Guided hiking in the park (two options: easy and moderate) exploring the most picturesque mountain villages in the region around the Poqueira Valley. After, rest and enjoy a delicious lunch full of typical local dishes.

– Village road trip en route back to Granada with stops at Pampaneira, Bubion, & Capileira (Bustling with crafts, shops, & restaurants, and a massive square church tower standing on a plaza of rough cobble stones. Capileira will be the best place to photograph and take in the authenticity of this region with rocky streets, overhanging passageways, and sagging stone houses as they were hundreds of years ago.

El Torcal Nature Reserve

En route to Ronda we’ll stop at El Torcal Park Nature Reserve, known for it’s unusual limestone rock formations. El Torcal Park’s 17 square km are some of the most beautiful and impressive limestone landscapes in Europe. Orchid enthusiasts will be captivated by 30 varieties of the plant growing in the park. The whole area was under sea until one hundred million years ago.

– We’ll have 3 guided options for a nature walk or hike while in the park (easy, moderate, difficult). Our local guides will take us to the most unusual limestone formations for awesome photography.

– The Green Route: Shortest and easiest, 1.2 miles and takes about 30 minutes.

– The Yellow Route: Covers most of the green area, is 2 miles long, and takes us to “Las Ventanillas” or “The Windows”, at 3500 ft. above sea level for panoramic views of the valley of Málaga.

– The Red Route: The longest and most difficult, 3.4 miles, takes us about three hours, with a view point 3800 ft. up where we can see a fantastic panoramic of El Torcal Park and the Africa Coastline!

– Lunch with spectacular views of of the lake and mountains at the white village of Zahara de La Sierra (Zahara de la Sierra has one of the most stunning settings in the province of Cadiz, if not the whole of Andalucia!)

El Caminito del Rey

Known as “the most dangerous path in the world” (don’t worry not anymore!), El Caminito del Rey is one of the most epic experiences in Spain. The incredible views, its fascinating history, and its undeniable spectacularity have made the excursion a must when near Malaga. A newly Awesome Spainrepaired and refortified footbridge nearly 2 miles long built on the walls of the Gaitanes Gorge, this geological wonder is oneof the most beautiful natural enclaves in the country. -Paraphrased from Lonely Planet

– We’ll enjoy a guided walk along the side of the gorge (literally). Get those cameras ready!

Sierra de Ronda (1 Night)

The millennial city of Ronda possesses one of the most beautiful historical centers of Spain. It was declared a Site of Cultural Interest in 1966 and contains a rich and diverse historic heritage. Perched on an inland plateau divided by a 300 ft. fissure of El Tajo gorge, Ronda is Málaga province’s most spectacular town. It has a superbly dramatic location, and owes its name (‘surrounded’ by mountains), to the encircling Serranía de Ronda.

– Guided excursions throughout the highlights of Ronda (Puente Nuevo bridge, River Gorge, Bullring, La Casa de San Juan Bosco)

– Lunch in Arcos de la Frontera with spectacular views (One of Andalucia’s most dramatically positioned 'pueblos blancos' (white villages), Arcos balances atop a rocky limestone ridge, its whitewashed houses and stone castle walls stopping abruptly as a sheer cliff face plunges down to the fertile valley of the river Guadalupe below. Declared a national historic-artistic monument in 1962 in recognition of its exceptional architecture and impressive location, the old town is a tangled labyrinth of cobbled streets that lead up to a sandstone castle, the Castillo de los Arcos.)

Seville (2 Nights)

Situated on the banks of the Guadalquivir River, Seville has a rich Moorish heritage, and used to be a prosperous port that carried out trade with the Americas. The streets and squares in the historic quarter of the capital of Andalusia are lively and busy. Many buildings have World Heritage designation, and many districts are full of traditional culture. Numerous terraces, inns, and bars are the perfect spots to practice one of the most deeply-rooted and tasty traditions in the city: “Going out for tapas”!

– Guided excursion throughout the highlights of Seville

– Stroll through the Jewish quarter of Santa Cruz and visit the royal Palace of Alcazar, a unique cathedral with the famous Giralda Tower (spectacular views!).

– Visit the oldest European Royal Palace. The Alcazar, built more than a thousand years ago, is a World Heritage site and one of the most well preserved examples of Mudéjar architecture

– Venture through the enchanting Hispanic-Jewish neighborhood of Santa Cruz where our senses will be overwhelmed with the magic of its flowered streets and quaint courtyards.

Tarifa (1 Night)

“The pristine white beaches of Tarifa are just as majestic as the 800-year-old castle that stands proudly in this southern Spanish town…The sea sparkles with the promise of bustling marine life..(and) at night, Tarifa itself sparkles with bars, nightclubs, and tapas bars galore.” – TripAdvisor

– Costa de la Luz Cliff Walk (Andalusia Coastline): With epic landscapes around every corner, this coastal walk takes us on a photo extravaganza winding around the dramatic sea cliffs and down into stunning white sand beaches one after another.

– Arrive Tarifa: The southernmost point of Spain shines as Tarifa proudly flaunts her beauty while ships pass through the iconic Straight of Gibraltar. Our final night and day in Spain could not be better with amazing food, beaches, and beauty in every direction…

  • Tour Leader and photographer to help those who want to learn more about using their camera’s, taking better pictures, etc. throughout these Spain small group tours. (PhotoFly Travel Club adventures are laid back when it comes to photography. They are not workshop style based tours and you do not need to be an avid photographer to join. All are welcome!)

  • International Airfare is not included. We are happy to help you find a good flight as always! (Flying into Barcelona (BCN) & flying out of Gibraltar (GIB)

  • All Taxes, Fees, & Transfers Included

E-mail us at [masked] for the daily itinerary of our Spain small group tours!

Join Us!

*For our solo travelers I will pair you up with someone of the same sex unless single occupancy is requested.

Price: $2,995.00

*Single Supplement: $595.00

OR

Deposit: $600.00

Go here to sign up: https://photoflytravel.org/tour/spain-small-group-tours/

Fantastic Fiji

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Our friends at Photofly Travel Club ( https://www.photoflytravel.com/ ) have planned an exotic adventure to Fiji to keep warm this winter & experience the best of the South Pacific!

June 5th-11th 2022

Go here to sign up: https://photoflytravel.org/tour/fiji-small-group-tours/

E-mail us at [masked] for the daily itinerary!

• 6 nights/7 days in Luxury Boutique Resorts
• Breakfast Daily
• 3 Lunches, 4 Dinners (Including Welcome & Farewell Dinner)
• Locally Guided Adventures Throughout
• All Privately Guided Tours and Activities listed in itinerary
• All Ground/Water Transfers
• Taxes, Tickets, & Entrance Fees included listed in itinerary

This 300-island archipelago epitomizes the word paradise. Our travel club is thrilled to have created a unique journey to some of our favorite gems in Fiji, including enormous sand dunes, breathtaking waterfalls, world-class snorkeling, & hidden ocean caves tucked along dramatic coastlines with dazzling turquoise waters.

Part 1 – Viti Levu: The Coral Coast (2 nights)
"Viti Levu is the largest island in the Fijian archipelago, home to more than 70 percent of the country’s population, as well as the capital city. With rainforest, peaks, spectacular sand dunes, and waterfalls, it is also an island of outstanding natural beauty." - The Culture Trip

  • Visit the Sigatoka Sand Dunes, a UNESCO nominated site and National Park in Fiji containing gigantic dunes and archaeological sites
  • Enjoy Natadola Beach, one of the most beautiful white sand beaches in the county
  • Optional EcoTrax adventure: riding an electric assisted bicycle mounted on an old sugar cane tram line that cruises gently throughout the beachy countryside (additional cost)
  • Plenty of time to free time to explore on your own or sit and enjoy the boutique resort

Part 2 – Yasawa Islands (3 nights)
If ever your tropical island fantasies come true, this strand of 20 exquisite islands would fit the bill. Blessed with dramatic peaks and sun-drenched white sand beaches, the Yasawa Islands are the quintessential paradise that lie northwest of the main island of Viti Levu. The region is a haven for nature lovers and is definitely a mariner’s dream for an adventurous ocean escapade.

  • Walk to nearby lookout points nearby our seaside bungalows
  • Handful of activities included
  • Relaxing boat ride for a day trip to Nacula island; explore hidden caverns of an ocean cave, swim through its secluded pools
  • Visit to Fijian village to meet locals and learn about their way of life
  • World-class snorkeling with dozens of species to be seen, scuba diving available (additional cost and requirements)

International airfare not included but we’re happy to help you find the best flights as always. (Flying into & out of Nadi International Airport (NAN)

*Don’t forget to e-mail us for the day by day itinerary of this Fiji small group tour ([masked])
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Join Us!

*For our solo travelers I will pair you up with someone of the same sex unless single occupancy is requested.

Price: $2,495
*Single Supplement: $769

OR

Deposit: $600.00

Go here to sign up: https://photoflytravel.org/tour/fiji-small-group-tours/

OPTIONAL EXTENSION
June 11th-15th 2022

Taveuni Island: Garden Island (4 nights)
• 4 Nights/5 Days
• Qamea Island Resort Accommodations
• Transportation Throughout
• Breakfast Daily
• Farwell Dinner Included
• Round Trip Domestic Flight Included
• All privately guided tours and activities as listed in itinerary
• All Entrance Fees, Transfers, & Taxes

Taveuni, known as the Garden Island of Fiji, is an iconically beautiful tropical island, thick with vegetation and resplendent with tropical flowers.

  • Numerous activities at unrivaled Qamea Fiji Resort
  • Explore waterfalls, hikes, and rainforest at Bouma National Heritage Park
  • Join the Lavena Coastal Walk to view rock pools, craggy coastline, rivers, villages, and more

Price: $1,995
Single Supplement: $475

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