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PhotoFly Travel Club - Established 2009

Whether you’re an avid photography enthusiast or just enjoy taking pictures, PhotoFly Travel Club is the perfect way to vacation, go on an adventure, and meet great people. Our members love travel, adventure, culture, and often photography as well! All of our destinations offer amazing opportunities to capture unforgettable photographs and each trip has at least one activity that is perfect for taking pictures.

If you have some cool local events that you think this kind of group would enjoy, send us a message.

Upcoming events (4+)


****** NOTE: Check out the fab. photos from last week's awesome day trip !! Posting them ASAP !!
Please read carefully. Less than 15 people cancels. Do not pay notice to your meetup roster as members come from several different meetup groups. *****Do not RSVP unless you are really attending.***** A no show drops you from meetup.
***This used to be part of the Vichy Springs 2 day outing. But groups are not allowed anymore.
This special very hidden forest will knock your sandals off ! It's Hidden low in a volcano type Cauldron . A home for super monster redwoods. Forget Muir woods, etc.
Under ground creeks & springs, huge hollowed out trees to walk thru & under. Huge Ferns, winding hidden off the beaten path great photo opportunities. One huge tree lets you hike down under its gaping hollow. It can hold 20 people. Watch for the colorful Red, Orange & Blue Dragonflies.
****We meet at the Starbucks at the exit of Vichy Springs Rd. in Ukiah. ** (Exit right & go right for 100 ft. & left into the parking lot. )
***What to bring: Good hiking shoes, small backpack or Fanny pack, jacket, etc. Bring a lunch. I'll have hiking poles available .
It takes about 20-25 min. to get there from Starbucks.
NOTE: I'll have my usual buffet of food & vino & drinks & snacks for all.
**WE will have our picnic lunch at the Trail start area . Tables & bathrooms are available. (Parking is very limited)
This trek is rated easy.
After the hike we will return to Ukiah for a fun social dinner . I have a great place in town . We should be ready to leave by 7 pm or sooner.
NOTE: I;m available for carpooling pickups at various locations. Most convenient is at the Petaluma Fairgrounds Lot in front of the Library @ 100 fairgrounds Dr. Meet by the fairgrounds exit in front of Library.
******Must call/text me for a ride. Plus if we have more than I can take ; Other cars can meet me there in Petaluma.
[masked] Meet me @ 9;00 am. It takes 1 hour to get to Ukiah from Santa Rosa.
Meetup donation : $30 & other Carpoolers can share gas cost.
^^^^This is a super cool day trip outing ! Don't even think of missing this super cool adventure !!

Enchanting Ireland


June 30th – July 8th, 2023

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We're invited to another incredible adventure with our friends at PhotoFly Travel Club! (https://www.photoflytravel.com/)

Sign up & Secure your spot at: https://photoflytravel.org/tour/ireland-group-tours/

Please e-mail us for the day by day itinerary ([masked]):

  • 8 Night /9 Day Ireland small group tour
  • Breakfast daily
  • 3 Dinners Included
  • Quaint boutique B&Bs and top-rated hotels
  • Privately guided

Incredible Ireland (8 nights)

  • Historic Kilkenny: This charming “city” of 25,000 is indeed the smallest in the country and has been coined the medieval capital of Ireland.
  • The Rock of Cashel: On arrival in Dublin our road trip begins by heading south to our first encounter with stunning medieval architecture.
  • Lismore Castle Gardens: A spectacular drive with photo stops over the Knockmealdown Mountains takes us to the beautiful heritage town of Lismore. Visit the colorful castle gardens, covered in beautiful flowers, plants & trees, arranged over seven acres within the castle’s 17th century defensive walls.
  • Irish Whiskey Tasting & Tour: This historic Distillery was fully preserved and is now home to the Jameson Experience.
  • Kenmare: Free time to wander around this beautiful town self proclaimed as a “walkers paradise”.
  • Sneem and the Ring of Kerry: The village of Sneem on the spectacular Ring of Kerry is nestled between mountains and the wild, rugged, coast offering some of the best views in the country!
  • Kayak Excursion: A unique, expertly guided experience on Kenmare Bay with stable and comfortable kayaks.
  • The Dingle Peninsula: Dingle is magic, its mellow landscape is one of green hills and golden sands culminating in Europe’s most westerly point.
  • Slea Head Drive: An epic drive around the most stunning parts of Dingle Peninsula.
  • Dingle Town: A vibrant fishing port in the heart of the peninsula, this charming fishing village has a picturesque variety of shops, comfy pubs, café’s, and charming B&Bs.
  • Connor’s Pass: We’ll depart Dingle with yet another stunning view along the highest mountain pass in Ireland.
  • Cliffs of Moher: Looming over County Clare’s west coast, the cliffs stretch for 5 miles and 700 feet over the Atlantic Ocean.
  • Galway: Our local guide will show us around the best spots and hidden corners of this great city.
  • Dublin: Fast becoming the premier city destination in Europe.
  • Guinness Storehouse: Guinness is synonymous with Ireland and when in Dublin, no visit is complete without a trip to the Guinness Storehouse..
  • St. Patricks Cathedral: The largest and tallest church in Ireland, St. Patricks was built between 1191 and 1270.
  • Kilmainham Gaol (Prison): Kilmainham Gaol is one of the largest unoccupied gaols, in Europe, covering some of the most heroic and tragic events in Ireland’s emergence as a modern nation from the 1780s to the 1920s.
  • Final Night Irish Dinner, Song, & Dance at the Merry Ploughboy Pub: The only pub in Ireland owned and managed by musicians, its unique ‘hands on’ approach from the owners make our final night in Ireland one we’ll never forget!
  • As always this entire trip will be amazing for photography. (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!)
  • All Ground & Water Transfers Included
  • International airfare not included but we’re happy to help you find the best flights as always. (Flying in and out of Dublin (DUB) )

Price: $3,059

*Single Supplement: $850.00

Deposit: $600.00

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

Fantastic Fiji


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!

July 13th - 19th 2023

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])


Join Us!

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

Price: $2,775.00
*Single Supplement: $875.00


Deposit: $600.00

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

July 19th - 23rd 2023

Taveuni Island: Garden Island (4 nights)
• 4 Nights/5 Days
• Savasi 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 iconic beautiful tropical island, thick with vegetation and resplendent with tropical flowers.

  • Numerous activities at unrivaled Savasi Island 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: $1,995.00
Single Supplement: $650.00

Epic Tanzania Safari!

Meru Hotel

July 16 - July 23, 2023

Our friends at PhotoFly Travel Club ( http://www.photoflytravel.com/ ) have put an amazing, unbeatable Tanzania safari together!

E-mail [masked] for the DAILY ITINERARY!

Sign up here: https://www.photoflytravel.org/tanzania-safari-tour-group-travel/

It’s clear we just can’t get enough of Africa based on everyone’s requests and how quickly these trips are filling up! East Africa is known as the pinnacle safari experience and it’s been too long since we’ve visited Kenya’s famous neighbor, Tanzania!

We’ve really gone to bat for our travel club on this one and created an epic safari in Tanzania for an unbeatable price (FREE single supplement for solo travelers!). Honestly, we have such awesome friends and partners in Africa these trips just can’t be beat! Tanzania is perhaps the most famous and sought after destination in East Africa to see the Big 5 and the tallest mountain in Africa: Kilimanjaro. This is going to be a photo dream trip in style with luxury boutique accommodations, all delicious meals included, and so much more!

Email us to see the daily itinerary at [masked]

  • 7 nights/8 days Tanzania Safari
  • Breakfast, Lunch, & Dinner Every Day
  • Charming Boutique Safari Lodges with authentic African ambience throughout
  • Safari across plains and foothills of Mt Kilimanjaro!
  • Wild Life: Elephants, Buffalos, Antelopes, Water Bucks, leapords and more…
  • Safari in Tarangire National Park, well known for its huge herds of elephant and buffalo, as well as lion, cheetah and leopard.
  • Wild Life: Elephants, Lions, Leapords, Cheetahs, Giraffes, Zebras, 100′s species of birds, and more….
  • Ngorongoro Crater (Unesco World Heritage & Natural Wonder of the World!)
  • Ngorongoro Crater is the world’s largest intact caldera (collapsed
    volcano). We descend the 2,000 feet into the crater by a 4-wheel
    drive vehicle for a half day safari. Over 30,000 animals live within this
    enormous natural bowl, the most densely packed concentration of
    wildlife in Africa!
  • Visit a local Masai Village for an authentic experience of life in the wild.

-The Serengeti!

*Sites: Olduvai Gorge, ‘Big Five’ (lion, leopard, buffalo, elephant and rhino) as well as huge herds of zebra and wildebeest

-Lake Manyara in the Great Rift Valley:

  • Game drive, and we may be lucky enough to catch a glimpse of Manyara’s famous tree climbing lions!
  • Our drivers & guides are some of the most experienced wildlife experts in the world whose knowledge and ability to spot the animals and birds will astound us!
  • All Taxes, Transfers, & Fees included
  • Airfare is not included but we will help you find a good flight! Flying in & out of Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO)
  • Roommate Pairing to save money as always!
  • Email us to see daily itinerary at [masked]


Join Us!

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

Price: $3,895

Single Supplement: $725
*Limited single rooms available, first come first serve


Go here to sign up: https://www.photoflytravel.org/tanzania-safari-tour-group-travel/

***Second trip available from July 25th - August 1st, 2023 - email us for more information!