Born to Explore

Outdoor adventures in Ontario and around the world

I am a teacher, outdoor enthusiast, hike leader, traveller and amateur videographer, and have been organizing outdoor events around Southern Ontario for 8 years. I've loved hiking and camping since I was a boy scout in Italy, back in the '80s!

Italy trip postponed to May 2020 for safety reasons (coronavirus)

We have re-scheduled this trip from April, due to the health scare and travel advisories that were caused by the coronavirus outbreak in some regions of Italy in February.  EXPLORE ROME & CAMPANIA, ITALY (May 2020)May 22-30, 2020 ~ 9 Days / 8 Nights COSTCAD $2300 (about US $1720) - EARLY...
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Bruce Peninsula Guided Hiking Trip #2/2 (Aug 29 to Sep 4) #TOhiking

  EXPLORE THE GORGEOUS BRUCE PENINSULA IN GEORGIAN BAY, ONT, CANADA (Includes transport from Toronto and daily trail shuttle service by private van)7 Days / 6 NightsAug 29-Sep 4, 2020 CAD $1205 (About US $920) – EARLY BIRD  Reg price: $1359 CAD (about US $1035) after April 20 EVENT CATEGORY: Hiking...
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Sold Out: Newfoundland Hiking Adventure (7 Days): Aug 15-21

 EXPLORE THE TRAILS AND RUGGED COASTLINE OF MAGICAL NEWFOUNDLAND, CANADA (Includes airport transfer and daily trail shuttle by private van)7 Days / 6 NightsAugust 15-21, 2020CAD $1325 per person (EARLY BIRD)(about US $1020 ) - Flight NOT incl.Reg price: CAD $1475 (about US $1130) after Feb 25, 2020 BOOKINGSorry, this event...
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Explore Rome & Campania, ITALY: May 22 to 30, 2020

 9 Days / 8 NightsMay 22-30, 2020Rome ~ Naples Amalfi Coast ~ CapriPompeii ~ Sorrento ~ CasertaCOST $2300 CAD (about US $1720) - EARLY BIRD:Regular price: $2495 CAD (about US $1870) after March 24, 2020HIGHLIGHTSEnjoy a 9-day fully escorted and guided tour of Rome and Campania’s incredible natural, historic and artistic...
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Explore the Canadian Rockies (7 Days) Jun/Jul 2020 #TOhiking

THE PERFECT GROUP OUTDOOR ADVENTURE IN THE MAJESTIC CANADIAN ROCKIES! (Includes transport by private trail shuttle for 4 days)7 Days / 6 Nights Jun 28 to Jul 4, 2020 Calgary ~ Banff ~ Lake Louise ~ Lake MinnewankaAthabasca Glacier ~ Peyto Lake ~ Yoho National Park ~ Moraine Lake From $1065 CAD...
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VIDEOS: The Canadian Rockies

  THE PERFECT GROUP OUTDOOR ADVENTURE IN THE MAJESTIC CANADIAN ROCKIES! (Includes transport by private trail shuttle for 4 days)7 Days / 6 Nights Jun 28 to Jul 4, 2020 COST From $1065 CAD (about US $820) - EARLY BIRD Reg price: From $1215 CAD (about US $930) after Feb 26DESCRIPTIONImmerse...
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Bruce Peninsula Guided Hiking Trip #1/2 (July 2020)

  EXPLORE THE GORGEOUS BRUCE PENINSULA IN GEORGIAN BAY, ONT, CANADA (Includes transport from Toronto and daily trail shuttle service by private van)5 Days / 4 NightsJul 15-19, 2020CAD $845 (About US $610) – EARLY BIRDReg price: $995 CAD (about US $720) after May 4 EVENT CATEGORY: Hiking Trip, Multi-day. DIFFICULTY LEVEL: Advanced...
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Sold Out: Canadian Rockies Winter Adventure (7 days): Feb 2020

 THE PERFECT WINTER GROUP ADVENTURE IN THE MAJESTIC CANADIAN ROCKIES!(Includes transport by private trail shuttle for 3 days)7 Days / 6 NightsFeb 10 to Feb 16, 2020 Calgary ~ Banff ~ Lake Louise ~ Boom LakeJohnston Canyon ~ Emerald Lake ~ Lake AgnesFrom $934 CAD (About US $710)Flight NOT incl.BOOKING: Sorry,...
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VIDEOS: The Canadian Rockies in Winter

  THE PERFECT WINTER GROUP ADVENTURE IN THE MAJESTIC CANADIAN ROCKIES! (Includes transport by private trail shuttle for 3 days)7 Days / 6 Nights Feb 10 to 16, 2020 COST From $934 CAD (about US $710)DESCRIPTIONExperience the breathtaking beauty of the Canadian Rockies in winter. Snowshoe or hike on scenic and...
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Sign Ups CLOSED - Algonquin Summer Escape (4 Days): Aug 2019 #DiscoverON

 A GUIDED ADVENTURE AT THE POPULAR ALGONQUIN PROV PARK, ONTARIO(Includes accommodation and daily hiking/canoeing activities with an amateur trip leader) 4 Days / 3 Nights July 31 to August 3, 2019CAD $378 (about US $290) EVENT CATEGORY: Guided Hiking/Paddling Trip, Multi-day.DIFFICULTY LEVEL: Intermediate -- Recent experience hiking and paddling for 2-3 hours or...
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Cinque Terre & Northern Italy Adventure: Oct 26 to Nov 4, 2019

10 Days / 9 NightsOctober 26 - November 4, 2019 Milan ~ Cinque TerreTurin ~ Genoa ~ ParmaCOST $2965 CAD pp (about US $2260)(Flight not incl)HIGHLIGHTSImmerse yourself in this inclusive tour of Northern Italy's urban, natural and cultural treasures. This trip will leave you with a full appreciation of the Dolce...
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Springtime is hiking time! Take a hike ;) #TOhiking

 Happy hiking season! ? #TOhiking  
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Sold Out: Newfoundland Hiking Adventure (July 20 to 26)

 EXPLORE THE TRAILS AND RUGGED COASTLINE OF MAGICAL NEWFOUNDLAND, CANADA (Includes airport transfer and daily trail shuttle by private van)7 Days / 6 NightsJuly 20-26, 2019CAD $1125 per person (EARLY BIRD)(about US $850 ) - Flight NOT incl.Reg price: CAD $1299 (about US $980) after Apr 15, 2019 BOOKING: Sorry, this trip...
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Sign ups CLOSED ~ Horseshoe Resort Snowshoeing Day TRIP (Bus Option Avail): Sat, Mar 9 #TOhiking #Barrie

EVENT DETAILSExperience Horseshoe Resort this Winter, with more than ever to offer adventure seekers and families. Located just an hour north of Toronto, near Barrie. Horseshoe is a top ski and golf resort offering four seasons of fun here in Ontario. Strap on a pair of snowshoes and enjoy the snow-covered trees,...
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Sold Out: Bruce Peninsula Guided Hiking Trip #2/2 (Aug 14 to 18)

  EXPLORE THE GORGEOUS BRUCE PENINSULA NATL PARK, ONTARIO, CANADA (Optional transport by private van from Toronto available)5 Days / 4 NightsAugust 14-18, 2019CAD $399 per person(about US $299)BOOKING: Sorry, this trip is SOLD OUT.  DESCRIPTIONYou are invited to join our guided hiking adventure in one of Canada's favorite hiking destinations...
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Explore Rome & Campania, ITALY: April 6 to 15, 2019

 10 Days / 9 NightsApril 6-15, 2019Rome ~ AmalfiCapri ~ Naples ~ PompeiiPositano ~ Sorrento ~ CasertaCOST EARLY BIRD: $2499 CAD (about US $1890) Reg price: $2699 CAD (about US $2035) after January 23, 2019HIGHLIGHTSEnjoy a 10-day fully escorted and guided tour of Rome and Campania’s incredible natural, historic and artistic...
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VIDEOS: Rome and Campania, Italy

 A GUIDED WALKING TOUR OF ROME & CAMPANIA, ITALY (Includes transport by private shuttle between locations) May 22-30, 2020 ~ 9 Days / 8 Nights COSTCAD $2300 (about US $1720) - EARLY BIRD:Regular price: $2495 CAD (about US $1870) after March 24, 2020HIGHLIGHTSJoin us for an unforgettable fully escorted and guided tour...
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SIGN UPS CLOSED ~ Horseshoe Resort Snowshoeing Day TRIP (Bus Option Avail): Sat, Jan 5

EVENT DETAILSExperience Horseshoe Resort this Winter, with more than ever to offer adventure seekers and families. Located just an hour north of Toronto, near Barrie. Horseshoe is a top ski and golf resort offering four seasons of fun here in Ontario. Strap on a pair of snowshoes and enjoy the snow-covered trees,...
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SIGN UPS CLOSED ~ Arrowhead Park (Huntsville, ON) Snowshoeing Day TRIP (Bus Option Avail): Sat, Jan 26

 EVENT DETAILSArrowhead Provincial Park is a popular winter destination for Ontario adventure seekers. It features more than 33 km of cross-country ski trails, a variety of hiking/snowshoeing trails as well as a skating rink and the famous skating trail. There are also two warm-up shelters and an open fire pit at...
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SIGN UPS CLOSED ~ Snow Valley (Barrie) Snowshoeing Day TRIP (Bus Option Avail): Sat, Feb 16

EVENT DETAILSTake a break from the city grind and step into the great vibes and natural beauty of the outdoors at Snow Valley resort near Barrie this winter! Strap on a pair of snowshoes and enjoy the snow-covered trees, the winter landscape, and all the fun of playing in the snow....
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