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July 15th – July 23rd 2019 Email us to see daily itinerary at [masked] We're invited to another incredible adventure with our friends at PhotoFly Travel Club! (https://www.photoflytravel.com/) *Deposit needed to secure spot, RSVPing does not secure your spot. Sign up & Secure your spot at: https://www.photoflytravel.org/ireland-small-group-tours/ Last year our travel club returned to explore the vibrant, green lands of Ireland and the adventure sold out in less than a week. Needless to say we’ll be going back for round 4 in 2019! This trip has more off the path, unique experiences and phenomenal photo ops throughout! Please e-mail us for the day by day itinerary ([masked]): * 8 night /9 Day Ireland small group tour * Breakfast everyday * 1 Lunch & 3 Dinners Included * Quaint boutique B&Bs & top rated hotels throughout * Privately guided throughout! Incredible Ireland (8 nights) * 9 Days throughout the famous gems & hidden treasures of the Republic! * Full Irish Breakfast everyday * Welcome & Farewell Dinner Included * 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 and Lady Louisa’s Walk: A spectacular drive with photo stops over the Knockmealdown Mountains takes us to the beautiful heritage town of Lismore. * Irish Whiskey Tasting & Tour: Jameson expanded their operations to the The Old Midleton Distillery in 1975. * City of Cork: Ireland’s third largest city “is first in every important respect – at least according to the locals, who cheerfully refer to it as the ‘real capital of Ireland’. * Boat Trip to Garnish Island: This small island lies in the sheltered harbor of Glengarriff in Bantry Bay. * 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. (*Any participants not interested in motorized kayak trip can have a leisurely morning in the village of Sneem) * The Dingle Peninsula: Dingle is magic, its mellow landscape is one of green hills and golden sands culminating in Europe’s most westerly point. * Cliffs of Moher & The Burren: Looming over County Clare’s west coast, the cliffs stretch for 5 miles and 700 ft over the Atlantic Ocean. * Galway: Known as the “City of the Tribes” after a number of prominent merchant families who controlled the political, commercial, and social life of the city, Galway is special, simple as that. * Prehistoric Wonders of Newgrange Tombs: A fascinating guided tour around and inside one of the mysterious wonders of ancient human history. * 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. * 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) ) * Don’t forget to e-mail us for the daily itinerary of our Ireland small group tours at [masked] ________________ Price: $[masked] *Single Supplement: $895.00 OR Deposit: $600.00 Go here to sign up: https://www.photoflytravel.org/ireland-small-group-tours/
What we'll do Join several Meetups for some fun on the Bay. Our Sunset Party Cruise leaving from Tiburon has spectacular views of Angel Island, Sausalito waterfront,San Francisco skyline & goes under the Golden Gate. PRICE $40 pp . INCLUDES the Cruise,priority tables on the top deck, cooler with ice for your wine ,beer,etc,plus cups,plates & napkins. BRING your favorite drinks, snacks.(Limited to 25 people) Must RSVP .Pay John (cash or check) at the Dock.He'll be wearing an orange vest. Welcome Aboard!
What we'll do Things are heating up & it's time to have a blast on the clear & pristine Russian river above Healdsburg. So let's enjoy the beauty & nature on the river. Many birds, Bald eagles, Herons, turtles, & fish in the deep pools in parts of the river. There will be places to jump off rocks & swim at beach pullouts & have a picnic. Dogs are allowed, but advise them ahead of time. Bring zip lock bags for things you don't want to get wet. They will supply gallon zip lock bags & and some dry bags, plus net garbage & wet bags for clothes. Also are some loanable coolers. Bring river shoes, tennis shoes or sandals(Flip flops not recommended) . Bathing suit, Sunscreen, sun glasses w/strap, hat, A Lunch, jacket, xtra change of clothes for our dinner option after. Bring some tie downs or bungee cords. We will have several different types of kayaks or canoes. Tandems are dbl. kayaks. NOTE: You must get there by 09:15 am. to get ready as we will be on a bus that takes us up river in the forest. Bus leaves at 09:30 am. ***IMPORTANT ! : When you reserve online or call; you must pay them then. No reservations w/out pymt.**** The River's Edge exit is the 1st Healdsburg exit # 502. It is about 10 miles N. of Santa Rosa. When at bottom of exit , turn right & go about a a third mile towards the bridge & drive down on the right before going on the bridge. Parking is very limited there near the office. You may also park at the Veterans Memorial park lot on the left just before the bridge. I'll have all the usual food, wine, drinks, snacks, & more available for all. The Cost is not final yet as I'm working on a better rate if we get enough people. **They have raised their fees and it may be be around 60.00 to 70.00 p.p. Always email me direct at: [masked] **My main meetup group name is: backroads wine and nature adventures. NOTE: You will have to RSVP on your *meetup group Name & also *Call River's Edge to pre-pay asap. Their # is: (707)[masked] E-Mail: [masked] Please specify if you wish a single, dbl. kayak or a canoe. Some will be sit on top type or sit inside types. *They have instructors to give you some beginner lessons once we have our water craft. I can help you also. This is an easy river experience. NOTE: If you wait too long you will not get a kayak or canoe reservation. They sell out very fast !! You snooze & you lose ! ****RES. Code is: Tom's Group Backroads donation: $15 More info asap. This is always a great day on the beautiful river. This is an easy down river paddle . And remember that our always super fun social dinner option follows in downtown Healdsburg. Only 3 minutes away. Final Note; Please RSVP on a desktop computer & print up the page for reference with your phone app.(Or you may miss important info)
Our friends at Photofly Travel Club ( https://www.photoflytravel.com/ ) have planned an extraordinary Nepal & Bhutan Adventure! August 15th-28th 2019 Go here to sign up: https://www.photoflytravel.org/nepal-bhutan-group-tours/ AND E-mail us at [masked] for the daily itinerary! * 13 nights/ 14 Days throughout the best of the Himalayas! * Amazing Boutique hotels & 4 star accommodations throughout * Privately guided adventures throughout * Expert Local Guides Throughout * Breakfast everyday * 11 Dinners, 8 Lunches INCLUDED (Almost all meals!) * FOUR flights INCLUDED (1000 USD Value!) *International flights not included * Air Conditioned Transportation Throughout * Bell Boy/Porter Gratuities Included Throughout Nepal (7 Nights) * 8 days throughout the greatest Himalayan Kingdom! * Perfect combination of culture, photography, food, & adventure! * We truly maximize our time to see the incredible diversity throughout Nepal which most trips don’t even know exists! * Best time of year to explore AFTER the monsoon has passed but before the tourist crowds take over! Kathmandu * Kathmandu City: Highlights include the temple of the Living Goddess & Durbar Square with it’s array of temples overlooked by the Hanuman Dhoka Palace, the ancient residence of the Nepalese Royalty. * Swayambhunath: Just outside the city proper is a hill with a mosaic of small Chaityas (shrines) and Pagodas temples. Pokhara * Pokhara City Adventure: Discover the best of this “Shangri-La” Valley epicenter! * Davis Fall’s * Gupteswor Mahadev Cave * Fewa (Phewa) Lake Chitwan National Park, wild beasts in subtropical Nepal * In Search of Tigers, Rhinos, & ?Sloth Bears?: That’s right, our time here will be spent on safari, exploring the gorgeous park to witness & photograph the beautiful Royal Bengal Tigers, One Horned Rhinos, AND, if we are lucky, even a sloth bear! Not to mention, endless other unique creatures & birds only found in this part of the world. Bhutan (6 Nights) * 7 days throughout the last real Himalayan Kingdom! * Low Volume, High Value Tourism: Perhaps the most sustainable approach to tourism in the world! Thimphu * Thimpu City Adventure: All the best of the new and old… * National Memorial Chorten * Indigenous Hospital * Traditional Paper Factory * School of Fine Arts: Here, young students learn the traditional arts and crafts known as Zo Rig Chusum (the thirteen crafts). Punakha * The Palace of Great Happiness Paro * Paro Town Adventure: Home to the “Tiger’s Nest” and so much more… * The Old Watchtower * Rinpung Dzong: This architectural wonder and the life around it are not to be missed and a must to photograph! * Taktsang Monastary (Tigers Nest): This incredible feat of human architecture and pure will has a name to match and is deservedly one of the most venerated and famous of Bhutan’s monasteries. * Tour Leader and photographer to help those who want to learn more about using their camera’s, taking better pictures, etc throughout these Nepal & world famous stupasBhutan 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!) * 4 domestic flights INCLUDED (1000 USD Value!) * International Airfare is not included. We are happy to help you find a good flight as always! * Flying into & out of Kathmandu International Airport (KTM) * Specific arrival/departure times needed will be sent directly to the group. * Roommate Pairing to save money as always! * All Taxes, Fees, & Transfers Included 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: https://www.photoflytravel.org/nepal-bhutan-group-tours/