• Wonders of Chile & Patagonia

    Torres Del Paine

    May 12th-May 19th 2019 Our friends at PhotoFly Travel Club ( http://www.photoflytravel.com/ ) have invited us to another amazing adventure in Chile & Patagonia! E-mail [masked] for the DAILY ITINERARY! Sign up at: http://www.photoflytravel.org/chile-group-tour-santiago-patagonia/ Our Chile group tour is one of our most exciting adventures in style! This epic journey will begin in the world renowned capital of Santiago where we will enjoy the culture, food, and energy of the bustling city among the mountains. Unforgettable hikes & photographs will be the norm throughout this adventure with activities available for all fitness levels! Email to see daily itinerary at [masked] --------------------- * 7 night/8 Day Journey (2 Nights Santiago, 5 Nights Patagonia) --------------------- Santiago * Centrally located and welcoming Santiago accommodations * Breakfast & Lunch everyday * 5 Dinners Included * Unique culinary experience with Uncorked (Guided food shopping experience at local markets, Chef instructed cooking of our own lunch Santiago style, Enjoy delicious self prepared lunch with local Pisco Sour cocktail) *Free time in Santiago to explore the city & photograph the sites ----------------- Patagonia * Patagonia Camp is the first Luxury Camp in South America. It is an original and distinctive glamping concept where every detail has been carefully thought of so that our guests may thoroughly enjoy the magnificent and wild nature of mythical Patagonia, combining comfort, convenience, and the warm hospitality that Chileans are known for. * All Inclusive Meals & Adventures while at Patagonia Camp. Plus Open Bar throughout! * One of a kind luxury yurt style accommodations at Patagonia Camp * Each day we will have the opportunity to embark on amazing walks and hikes around this wonderland landscape of sharp edged mountains and glacier lakes. See below for JUST A FEW OF THE HIKES AND ADVENTURES that we’ll be able to choose from each day (all are optional, included, and cater to different fitness levels including beginners!) Base of the Towers Trek: A rewarding & deservedly famous trek to the base of the iconic “Towers” of Torres Del Paine. Panoramic views of lakes and valleys greet us along the way until we penetrate the ancient lenga tree forest. Los Cuernos Trek: This trek is perfect to experience the beauty of the park’s two iconic mountains: Las Torres and Los Cuernos del Paine. The hike starts alongside beautiful rivers and lakes with ever-present native flora and fauna. Mirador Condor Hike: The hike to the Cóndor viewpoint is another privileged trek in terms of views. The trail begins at Lake Pehoé which will fascinate our eyes and cameras with its distinctive turquoise color. You will climb for about an hour through the Sierra del Toro; along the way you can appreciate some of the local vegetation such as nothofagus trees, the area’s micro-wildlife and the beautiful soaring condors. *Optional horseback riding & boat trips will be available at additional price. *minimum # sign ups needed ------------------ Inclusions: * Privately guided small group tour as always! * All Taxes & Entrance Fees included * All Transfers and ground transportation included * Roommate Pairing to save money as always! * Domestic round-trip airfare from Santiago –> Punta Arenas INCLUDED * International Airfare is not included but we will assist all guests with finding the best flight! (Specific arrival/departure times will be sent to all guests and we’ll assist in booking the proper flights 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: $[masked] *Single Supplement:[masked] OR Deposit: $600.00 Go here to sign up: http://www.photoflytravel.org/chile-group-tour-santiago-patagonia/

  • Big Island Hawaii Photo/Adventure Experience !

    Needs a location

    Aloha Meetup Adventurers !! Indie Tom here will take you to where my Heart lives ! The Awesome Big Island. This great Island has 11 major world climates. We will have room for 10-11 people. Using a new Hide away private luxury Hawaiian style home in the high country overlooking the ocean. And very close to the airport. In the past; all guests went wild over the cool Lava rock walled "Jungle Showers" attached, but outside on all corners of the home. The daily itinerary will change . This is not a sit on the beach & sip a mai-tai trip. But there will be relaxing & shopping time allotted. ***NOTE: A couple will have a private room. Some rooms will have multiple beds, etc. Plus other options. The itinerary will include most or all of the following: Note: We will have a private chef staying with us. The gourmet meals will keep you guessing ; what's for tomorrow. I make all the tropical drinks. Airport pickups, First day: Arrival Pu Pu's & Tropical drinks. Beautiful welcoming sunset, lagoon & Sea Turtle walk, wade & photo session. DAY TWO: Breakfast, personal supplies store trip for the week. Visit to Jungle Cloud Forest 4000 ft. Coffee Plantation tour. Lunch. South of Kona half day exploration to lava water pools & Elevator pool & snorkel option. This is in or near the Historic "City of Refuge" Sacred Hawaiian Grounds. Dinner follows after another glorious sunset ! DAY THREE: Lava tube explorations, Dazzling white sand beach snorkeling & Body Boarding fun. It's a beach with four different shades of blue,(eat your heart out Maui) . Then on to the Awesome & other worldly Mauna Kea Volcano. This experience may well be one of your most spectacular moments, as we view a stunning Hawaiian sunset from 14,000 Ft. Bring gloves for possible snowballs. DAY FOUR: Day trip to see another special wonder of this Big Island Adventure paradise ! "Waipio Valley" (Valley of the Kings") It is one mile deep & 6 miles inland from the Black Sand Beach . A swift river runs from the jungle valley to the beach & ocean. The valley has 1500 ft. high waterfalls. This is where the movie "Waterworld" with Kevin Costner was filmed. Yes; there are wild horses running in the jungle & on the beach ! (bring hiking water sandals) DAY FIVE: " Water Safari" ! To a beautiful ocean beach hike to a magnificent two color salt & fresh water lagoon. We will cross Lagoon on Safari. Fish & Giant Sea Turtles to view up close. Snorkeling & exploring the Peninsula/island. Plus a fresh water underground Queen's Bath & lava tube to swim in & explore. DAY SIX: The knock your hiking shoes off "Kileua Iki & Mauna Ulu Volcano Caldera treks". Stunning photo opportunities await the explorer. Hot deep steam vents. Sulfur vents; Spectacular & twisted Lava tubes; The unique Lava Tree Park; old & recent lava flows & more. If time permits we may have our wine picnic at the only Winery on the island. At a beautiful setting below Mauna Loa Volcano. DAY Seven: This is an option day as we may hike or truck to the famous Green Sand Beach, or to the Po' Olu'u Lookout & Black sand beach, or visit Historic locations , etc. Day Eight : Oh NOoo ! We have to leave already. I recommend leaving on a later flight if possible; so you don't waste an entire day traveling. United & other airlines have "Red Eye" flights that I usually take. Yes, There's more. We can;'t see everything, but we will see a lot. Must have energy. You will love this !!!! Cost p.p. [masked] . Deposit of[masked] . Send to T. Bold 2471 Solano ave. # 112 Napa, CA 94558 Or use Chase.com/zelle or Paypal. Https://paypal.com/paypal.me/IndieTom or go to paypal & use my email : [masked] Use friends & family option or an xtra charge may be levied. ** I will set up venmo asap. What to bring list coming. NOTE: Look for cheaper air fares from Alaska air , Hawaiian , & now South west is going to Hawaii. More info & photos soon. What to bring list, etc. [masked] EM: [masked] Indie Tom

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  • Awesome Big Island Adventure/Photo Experience !

    Needs a location

    What we'll do Aloha Meetup Adventurers !! Indie Tom here will take you to where my Heart lives ! The Awesome Big Island. This great Island has 11 major world climates. It has it all. We will have room for 10-11 people. Using a new Hide away private luxury Hawaiian style home in the high country overlooking the ocean. And very close to the airport. In the past; all guests went wild over the cool Lava rock walled "Jungle Showers" attached, but outside on all corners of the home. The daily itinerary will change . This is not a sit on the beach & sip a mai-tai trip. But there will be relaxing & shopping time allotted. ***NOTE: A couple will have a private room. Some rooms will have multiple beds, etc. Plus other options. The itinerary will include most or all of the following: Note: We will have a private chef staying with us. The gourmet meals will keep you guessing ; what's for tomorrow. I make all the tropical drinks. Airport pickups, First day: Arrival Pu Pu's & Tropical drinks. Beautiful welcoming sunset, lagoon & Sea Turtle walk, wade & photo session. DAY TWO: Breakfast, personal supplies store trip for the week. Visit to Jungle Cloud Forest 4000 ft. Coffee Plantation tour. Lunch. South of Kona half day exploration to lava water pools & Elevator pool & snorkel option. This is in or near the Historic "City of Refuge" Sacred Hawaiian Grounds. Dinner follows after another glorious sunset ! DAY THREE: Lava tube explorations, Dazzling white sand beach snorkeling & Body Boarding fun. It's a beach with four different shades of blue,(eat your heart out Maui) . Then on to the Awesome & other worldly Mauna Kea Volcano. This experience may well be one of your most spectacular moments, as we view a stunning Hawaiian sunset from 14,000 Ft. Bring gloves for possible snowballs. DAY FOUR: Day trip to see another special wonder of this Big Island Adventure paradise ! "Waipio Valley" (Valley of the Kings") It is one mile deep & 6 miles inland from the Black Sand Beach . A swift river runs from the jungle valley to the beach & ocean. The valley has 1500 ft. high waterfalls. This is where the movie "Waterworld" with Kevin Costner was filmed. Yes; there are wild horses running in the jungle & on the beach ! (bring hiking water sandals) DAY FIVE: " Water Safari" ! To a beautiful ocean beach hike to a magnificent two color salt & fresh water lagoon. We will cross Lagoon on Safari. Fish & Giant Sea Turtles to view up close. Snorkeling & exploring the Peninsula/island. Plus a fresh water underground Queen's Bath & lava tube to swim in & explore. DAY SIX: The knock your hiking shoes off "Kileua Iki & Mauna Ulu Volcano Caldera treks". Stunning photo opportunities await the explorer. Hot deep steam vents. Sulfur vents; Spectacular & twisted Lava tubes; The unique Lava Tree Park; old & recent lava flows & more. If time permits we may have our wine picnic at the only Winery on the island. At a beautiful setting below Mauna Loa Volcano. DAY Seven: This is an option day as we may hike or truck to the famous Green Sand Beach, or to the Po' Olu'u Lookout & Black sand beach, or visit Historic locations , etc. Day Eight : Oh NOoo ! We have to leave already. I recommend leaving on a later flight if possible; so you don't waste an entire day traveling. United & other airlines have "Red Eye" flights that I usually take. Yes, There's more. We can;'t see everything, but we will see a lot. Must have energy. You will love this !!!! Cost p.p. [masked] . Deposit of[masked] . Send to T. Bold 2471 Solano ave. # 112 Napa, CA 94558 Or use Chase.com/zelle or Paypal. Https://paypal.com/paypal.me/IndieTom or go to paypal & use my email : [masked] Use friends & family option or an xtra charge may be levied. ** I will set up venmo asap. What to bring list coming. NOTE: Look for cheaper air fares from Alaska air , Hawaiian , & now South west is going to Hawaii. More info & photos soon. [masked] EM: [masked] Indie Tom

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  • Amazing Historic "Vichy Springs" & It's Hidden "Magical Waterfall & Forest" !

    What we'll do If you didn't know; our recent experience here was one of the best outings in the Universe !! WE WILL CARPOOL from various points.(see photos on the Backroads meetup) The Forest trails are only about a 2.5 mile exploratory trek, but there will be much to see , photo & explore in between the main trail loop. So it will take 2-3 hours to see & explore everything.This forest would be great for a 5th sequel to a King Kong movie. Very prehistoric, lush, creeks, etc. & wild , with trees that reach the clouds. (Forget Muir woods) There are no people here. *** On our April trip, one member was shedding a few tears & when asked why; she said it was just so beautiful. While 2 others said they had life altering experiences in this forest. After we depart from the forest we can meet for dinner in Ukiah. NOTE: Vichy Springs claims to be the only 30,000 ft. deep carbonated warm water springs in North America. It was used for it's therapy /carbonated waters to soothe the body & soul. Famous authors , artists and presidents have come here like Robert Louis Stevenson & Jack London,& Teddy Roosevelt. The water tastes like a sweet champagne /minus the alcohol. We will have inside & outside tubs to soak in. There are other soaking & jacuzzi like pools to relax in. There is also a large olympic pool ; plus a spa , salon & massage treatments available. **We will start the beautiful waterfall & creek hike & optional cave hike. this is a 2-3 mile R.T. (Including additional cave option) Last time we had to be careful as it was mating season for all the colorful Newts that were in the creek or on the trails. This is one short but cool trek. There are some really huge & old vines in the trees that can be climbed or to swing on. The falls are beautiful with a 30 ft. pool below. The pool is about 6- 7 ft. deep. When you arrive; you will think of a hidden paradise. After returning to the Resort; we will have our wine picnic under the trees in their beautiful grounds. After lunch we can take our turns in the pools & tubs. We can stay till 6 pm. but you may leave when you wish. ** What to bring: bathing suit & towels, good hiking shoes or tough hiking sandals, Xtra shoes & a jacket. Hiking gear as usual. A fanny pack or small backpack. The cost: $99. I'll have the usual snacks & other food & drinks & wine, hiking poles, etc. **Pay via P.Pal. (but must use friends & family option or an additional chrg. will be rendered to me.) Or pay by check or cash. Or use chase.com/zelle with my email & or phone: [masked] If by chk: send to T. Bold 2471 Solano ave. # 112 Napa, Ca 94558 NOTE: This is an awesome 2 Day event . We arrive in the parking lot & meet to the right of the steps & porch to the right of the office. Meet time on Sun. is 11:30 am. (This may change to a later or earlier time on Sun.) NOTE: if you wish to just come for one day; just let me know. NOTE: Some may wish to leave later on Sat. afternoon or early evening & get a motel in Ukiah . And then meet us at V.S. on Sun. am. There are so many places to stay. And reasonable. Find a roommate, etc. I'll try & get people to connect, etc. EM: [masked] Me: (Indie Tom)[masked] When the meet time gets close; only text me as I may miss emails & VM's. It takes about 55-60 min. from Santa Rosa to Vichy Springs. ****More info to follow. ie; Breakfast & dinner options, etc. **Plus we will leave Sat. after 12:00 pm. from the Vichy Springs parking lot for the magical Forest hike. This will be another great experience to enjoy.

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  • Wildside South Africa Safari

    Entabeni Game Reserve

    May 1st - May 9th 2019 Our friends at PhotoFly Travel Club (http://www.photoflytravel.com/) have invited us to an amazingly affordable safari in South Africa! E-mail us at [masked] for the daily itinerary! Sign up at: http://www.photoflytravel.org/south-africa-group-tours/ Check out this UNBELIEVABLE safari deal in South Africa! We’ve created a unique itinerary as always just for our travel club and this adventure safari includes all meals, uses open safari vehicles for an exhilarating experience perfect for photo lovers, and plenty of game drives to maximize photography opportunities! As always we welcome photo lovers of all levels. PLUS! Don’t forget to check out our optional Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe Extension Option! Details below… Email us to see daily itinerary at [masked] * 8 night/9 Day Adventure (Fly into and out of Johannesburg International Airport (JNB) * All Inclusive: Breakfast, Lunch, & Dinner everyday * Privately guided small group tour as always! * Wild Life: Elephants, Buffalos, Antelopes, Water Bucks, Rhinos, Leopards, Lions, Cheetahs, Giraffes, Zebras, 100’s species of birds, and more! * Endangered Species and Wildlife Center: The rare opportunity to come face to face with the gatekeepers to the ancient African kingdoms: the white lions! Here we’ll also come face to face with some of Africa’s most unpredictable, dangerous, yet majestic animals: the cape buffalo. Entabeni Safari Conservancy “The Place of the Mountain”, is situated in the World Heritage “Waterberg Biosphere” of the Waterberg region. The wildlife experience is impressive with more than 55 mammal species (including the big five, consisting of lion, buffalo, elephant, leopard and rhino) 300 plants species and 380 bird species. Ravineside Lodge (3 nights) Ravineside lodge is built on stilts, hugging the side of a cliff under Entabeni Mountain. We’ll be awestruck by the unrestricted views of the hillsides & grandeur of the ravine whilst listening to the rippling sound of the water from the valleys below. Each lodge has en suite bedrooms, decorated in a traditional African theme. Ravineside also hosts a large central swimming pool for guests to cool off in. Weather permitting, dinners are regularly served in the boma (fireside meeting place) with its wonderfully wild ambience. Lakeside Lodge (2 nights) Set on the banks of the 1.7km lake, this thatch and stone lodge provides a memorable blend of luxury and wilderness with the awe-inspiring Entabeni Mountain as a best lodges south africabackdrop. Spacious double/twin rooms are complemented by sundowners on your own private deck with the ever-changing colours of the Entabeni Mountain reflecting in the lake. The hippos at Lake Entabeni are a site to behold and the viewing deck provides the perfect setting for spectacular views over the lake Wildside Luxury Safari Camp (3 nights) A true African bush experience awaits us at Wildside Safari Camp, where the essence of the unspoilt wilderness of the Waterberg is combined with comfortable en-suite tents, creating a true African atmosphere. * Transfers, Taxes, & Fees included * Roommate Pairing to save money as always! * International Airfare is not included but we will assist all guests with finding the best flights (Flying into & out of Johannesburg (JNB): Specific arrival/departure times will be sent to all guests and we’ll assist in booking proper flights if needed as always. * 3, 4, 5, Day Extension Options available! Ask us for more info!!! * Email us to see daily itinerary at [masked] * WAIT! Ask about out our OPTIONAL Zimbabwe, Victoria Falls Extension. The largest waterfall in Africa beckons after our once-in-a-lifetime safari! Join Us! *For our solo travelers I will pair you up with someone of the same sex unless single occupancy is requested. Price: $[masked] *Single Supplement: $425.00 OR Deposit: $600.00 Go here to sign up: http://www.photoflytravel.org/south-africa-group-tours/

  • Best of Bali!

    Bali

    April 28th – May 6th 2019 Our friends at PhotoFly Travel Club (http://www.photoflytravel.com/) have invited us to their classic adventure in Bali! E-mail us at [masked] the daily itinerary! Sign up at: http://www.photoflytravel.org/bali-group-tours/ (http://www.photoflytravel.org/bali-group-tours/) We’ve been exploring Bali for years crafting a one of a kind experience to the best known and unknown treasures of this special island. We know by the end of this adventure you will LOVE Bali just as much as Julia Robert’s did in “Eat, Pray, Love”. From the coastal temples of Tanah Lot, to the gorgeous pure white sand beaches and snorkeling on the Gili Islands, to the man made wonders of the Antosari Rice Terraces, we will see an incredible slice of diverse spectacle’s throughout Bali. The food is incredible too, let alone the amazing Bali photography! Email us to see daily itinerary for our bali group tours at [masked] * 8 night/9 Day Adventure * Amazing Balinese style bungalow and boutique hotels * Breakfast everyday * Private guided tour of the famous Tanah Lot Temple (Great photo opportunities of local life and culture around this gorgeous Hindu Temple) * Explore beautiful waterfalls among the interior mountains of Munduk (private guided tour) (smell cloves in the air from these aromatic trees grown in the region and enjoy the fresh cooler air in these gorgeous mountain landscapes) * Wander through stunning rice terrace landscapes in Antosari (Private guided tour, amazing photo opportunities!) * The Gili Islands: We’ll lounge under the sun on pure white sand beaches, snorkel with clown fish & sea turtles, & explore the best that all 3 Gili islands off the coast of Bali have to offer! This is true paradise and an amazing escape from the hustle and bustle of the mainland. * Amazing optional full day island hopping exploration & snorkeling tour * Explore the famous Monkey Forest of Ubud and this quaint town made famous by the book and movie: “Eat, Pray, Love” * Final night Balinese Dance Performance w/ dinner Bali Group Tours Inclusions: * Privately guided small group tour as always! * Delicious local meals throughout ( 8 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4 dinners) * 3 Massages throughout the experience! (great way to unwind and relax at the end of a day’s adventure) * All Taxes & Entrance Fees included (*Does not include Bali Airport Departure Tax paid upon departure) * All Transfers and ground transportation included * Roommate Pairing to save money as always! * International Airfare is not included but we will assist all guests with finding the best flight! We will be flying into and out of Denpasar International Airport (Airport code: DPS) (Specific arrival/departure times will be sent to all guests and we are available to assist in booking the proper flights as always when needed) * Email us to see daily itinerary for our bali group tours 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: $[masked] *Single Supplement: $495.00 OR Deposit: $600.00 Go here to sign up: http://www.photoflytravel.org/bali-group-tours/

  • Ancient Cloud & Rain Forest & Amazing Wild Cats Experience !

    Ancient Forest & Amazing Exotic "Wild Cats " A Close up & personal Experience ! Contact Indie Tom at: [masked][masked] Please read the overview & the complete itinerary. We meet at the super Wild Flour Bread co. in Freestone. And enjoy the great breads & more while strolling thru their unique lush gardens. To help work off the carbs, our next stop will be a walk in a very hidden & special grove of Ancient Trees. This forest creates it's own weather. Sometimes it's raining inside & sunny outside. Wear good walking shoes. Bring a jacket. **If you are not too squeamish, I'll show you the special tree with a Bat colony inside it. You can see & hear them & take some photos. But sometimes they are not home. We will also have a short visit near the forest to see a Huge Buddah carved from a redwood tree trunk. Now that all are warmed up, we enter the secluded home of a special Conservation & Educational Foundation for Exotic Wild Cats from all over the world. *************NEWS Flash ! NOTE: The new adorable baby CHEETAH has arrived ! The baby Snow Leopard is now in his own large playground environment. He is so happy. *****But getting big fast !!! This is not a zoo. You will have a very educational & up close experience with these beautiful animals. Many are now endangered. Cheetahs & Snow leopards & many of the smaller lesser known Cats. This experience will take at least three plus hours to experience all the cats & their histories & important info about them. About three years ago go; everyone was just enthralled & smitten by the Mountain Lion Kitten(Cub). But he has grown up to full size now. ** You will be very close to some of these beautiful animals. There are about 22 amazing cats to view & learn about their unique characteristics. Following the tour a light wine luncheon will be served & (Time permitting) a special video of the unique running abilities of the Cheetah. See the amazing Fish Cat. And the beautiful & graceful Cheetah's. The flashing Black leopard & other exotic cats. And of course the new baby Cheetah !! **Light luncheon - Wine & refreshments & snacks will be served. Donation/: $[masked] This will fill fast as only 10-12 people can tour. U may use paypal with my Email: [masked] (Must use friends & family option) or; easier way: http://www.chase.com/zelle or mail a chk. to T. Bold 2471 Solano ave. # 112 Napa, CA 94558 ****No $ equals no RSVP. NOTE: A 50% deposit is req. to reserve a spot. **Please note: 12 attendees is the absolute max for this rewarding experience. So go for it ! The whole day will bring pleasant & lasting memories. Don't even think of not bringing your camera. Yes, this is one amazing experience ! ************This event will fill up quickly. Members of Backroads will get first chance before I publish this sometime later next week. NOTE: I will be available for ride/pickup at 9;30 am. am at the Petaluma Fairgrounds parking lot next to the Library. Meet me by the big tree close to the library. I have a silver Subaru Forester. Going N. on 101 ; exit at Washington ave. & go West 2 blks. Turn left by the library. (100 Fairgrounds Dr.) [masked]

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  • The complete "Wine Castle" Redwoods & Coyote Peak Adventure !

    What we'll do NOTE: Please read all the info carefully as this event is very hard to organize & have it go smoothly. Questions: Contact Indie Tom @ [masked][masked] *****If you have never experienced this unique event; here is another chance . We will meet & shuttle from the posted address to the bathrooms & hike start location. This is a moderate 5-6 mile trek thru a variety of terrain. Very old Manzanita trees, Madrones, a waterfall, creek crossings, bridges, fern lined trails, a high (optional) log walk over a creek to test your balance, high Napa valley views, & more. This is also the farthest Eastern Stand of Ca. Coastal redwoods. Lunch will be at a private lakeside & island location hidden above the "Castelo Di Amorosa. (Wine castle) This Tuscan style Italian War castle took 16 years to build & much has come from Italy. No cement was used in construction. No two doors are alike & there are 8 levels. Yes; there is a Dungeon & Torture Chamber. Our wine tasting will commence in a private tasting room. We will also tour some of the castle grounds & chambers. NOTE: This is a very long & fun filled day. **NO Whinning will be permitted. The Dungeon will be ready. *****Bring a lunch. Bring after hike comfortable shoes. Bring your ID's for entry(Important). Wear layered clothing & good hiking shoes. I'll bring for all: Water, Juice, coffee, Tea, protein & Energy drinks, Wine Country Grapes as a Soda,(non alcoholic) (delicious) many Trail bars, Snacks, Gourmet fruit & Nut packs, hiking poles, (At our picnic lunch)Includes parking lot fees. ***The castle entry, touring, & wine tasting is optional but a must to experience & is 25.00. Hike portion donation: $25 chk or $ upon arrival. P.pal $28. Directions: For most : take hwy 29 North thru St. Helena. Go thru the tunnel of trees & past the CIA. (Culinary Insti) on your left. Go about 2-3 miles & past Bale Grist Mill. Go past Bale Lane. After 1/3 mile watch for Larkmead Lane which is just past Madrigal winery on your right. Park facing East against the bushes just past the large mailbox & Larkmead lane. NOTE: Do not enter the park address. Meet by the MAILBOX AT LARKMEAD LANE & HWY 29(St. Helena Hwy) .(Calistoga) Don't be late. Carpool, carpool. I can meet & take 3 in my car from a location just off hwy 29 in SE Napa. Must meet me there by 8:45 am. [masked]. (must call or text to confirm ride) If you still have energy; the dinner option follows. It will be a super fun day; As they most always are. If you miss this great event; it will be many months before we are back. NOTE: Don't get lost !!!!!!! Please read the above directions & not your phone info. It may lead you astray. ********Please do not use a phone APP. Use a desktop comp. You may miss some info. PRINT UP THIS PAGE FOR REFERENCE. to go with ph. app.

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  • Fab Eco Falls trek & Historic Underground winery tour & tasting !

    What we'll do NOTE: If you are new to my meetups & super cool events; Please read all of this info. carefully. I conduct no "Ho Hum" events ! No Shows are subject to a future punishment ! This new rain should be great for the waterfalls. Meet at the Wildflour Bread Co. between 10:00 am. & 10:15 . Partake in some of their amazing creations ! From here we will shuttle to a hidden location. This great hike is short ; but beautiful, thru rugged creeks, with mossy cliffs & a jungle like atmosphere. Several waterfalls will be seen. *** A photographer's paradise ! Some climbing; but it is rated as easy. Our wine picnic will be at a location in the forest. ( So bring a lunch.) Good hiking shoes are needed. (No gym shoes or flat bottomed shoes) The second stage of this outing will take us to a special Historical winery for an underground tour, movie & tastings. Our dinner option follows. We may dine at the soon to be famous "Russia House # 1 !! It is a real trip there. It sits overlooking the Russian river near the mouth before it reaches the sea. Fab views from the deck & more. Home cooked Russian food, Buffet style. (Cash or check is best here). I'll tell you more about this unique place if you wish. What else is included: personal wine varietals, water, Juice, Tea, energy coffee, Wine Country Sodas, energy & protein drinks, Gourmet Fruit & nut packs, trail bars, other snacks . Car shuttles, Hiking poles, gloves, hats, jackets (If needed) But ALWAYS bring a hat & jacket . Donation: chk or $ 30. (If using P.Pal; must use friends & family option only) . I will be available for pickup at 9:30 am at the Petaluma fairgrounds lot near the ** library entrance. . (100 Fairgrounds Dr.) Exit from hwy 101 at Washington . Go left 3 blks. Its on the left. Must call or text me for a ride. Indie Tom[masked] [masked] Mahalo (Thanks) P.S. Please print up this info on a desktop comp. Your mobile app may not show all info. This is one super fun & unique experience !! Not a "Ho Hum " event

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  • Epic Tanzania Safari!

    Meru Hotel

    April 13th-20th 2019 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! *BUT-Check out the SWEET NO SINGLE SUPPLEMENT TO HAVE YOUR OWN ROOM IF JOINING SOLO! * 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: $[masked] *Single Supplement: FREE *Limited single rooms available, first come first serve OR Deposit:[masked] Go here to sign up: https://www.photoflytravel.org/tanzania-safari-tour-group-travel/

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