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!

Sold out. Kelso Hiking Day Trip (14 Km) #BruceTrail: Sat, Sep 29

 Kelso Conserv. Area Guided Group Hike EVENT DETAILS Let's spend a day in the fabulous Ontario  outdoors, and enjoy a guided hiking adventure in the company of other outdoor enthusiasts from all over the GTA! The Kelso Conservation Area hike takes place in a mecca for outdoor enthusiasts at this 980-acre...
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Rouge Natl. Urban Park hiking photos: Sat, Aug 25 - #Parkbus

On Saturday, Aug. 25, a dynamic group of 25 hiking and nature lovers from the GTA - and even a family of tourists from China - gathered at the Rouge National Urban Park for an outdoor adventure. The scenery was blissfully calm and refreshing, and our group maintained a swift pace...
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Peru & Bolivia Calling (Travel Social): Sun, Aug 26

  EVENT DETAILS Let's pamper our taste buds with some fine local and international specialties at this popular restaurant in the heart of Toronto, overlooking Yonge - Dundas Square! Enjoy an audio-visual presentation about our upcoming tour of Peru and Bolivia and see who else is interested in this remarkable expedition...
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Explore Peru and Bolivia (12 Days): Oct 2018

12 Days / 11 Nights October 9-20, 2018 Machu Picchu ~ Cusco ~ Incas Sacred Valley Aguas Calientes ~ Lake Titicaca ~ La Paz Copacabana (Bolivia) ~ Moon Valley ~ Tiwanaku COST US $1950 (about $2600 CAD) Flight not incl. REGISTRATION DEADLINE: August 30   OVERVIEW This tour offers a great...
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VIDEOS: Peru and Bolivia

EXPLORE THE LANDS OF THE INCAS, LLAMASAND THE AMAZING ANDES MOUNTAINS!   October 9-20, 2018 ~ 12 Days / 11 Nights COST US $1950(about $2600 CAD)   HIGHLIGHTS Experience the rich cultural heritage and natural wonders of Peru and Bolivia. Explore stunning colonial cities, which are designated UNESCO World Heritage sites....
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Sold out. Rouge Park Hiking Day Trip (14 Km) #Parkbus: Sat, Aug 25

  Int. Level Hike: Rouge Natl. Urban Park, Scarborough, ON EVENT DETAILSLet's explore Rouge National Urban Park, Canada's first national park within a city. Located in Scarborough, this urban park is a wildlife and nature refuge right here in our city's "backyard". Starting from Meadowvale Rd. - near the Toronto Zoo...
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Rockwood hiking photos #Parkbus: Sat, Jun 2

The ideal weather and company for an outdoor escape to one of Ontario's best-kept secrets - Rockwood Conservation Area - on Saturday, June 2. The park features a variety of recreational activities for visitors of all ages. From camping and hiking to cave exploration, fishing and canoeing. The ruins of the...
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Sold out. Rockwood Hiking Day Trip (10 Km): Sat, June 2 #TOhiking #Parkbus

  *** Rockwood Cons. Area Guided Group Hike (Bus ride incl.) *** EVENT DETAILSTowering limestone cliffs, caves and glacial potholes, including one of the world's largest, are a few of the natural wonders at the Rockwood, which offers canoeing, hiking, swimming and picnicking opportunities.The Rockwood Conservation Area, also known as Rockwood...
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Eat Pray Explore ITALY :D (only 2 SPOTS left): April 5-14

   Less than 10 DAYS remaining to book a guided hiking and sightseeing trip to spectacular Rome and southern Italy (Apr 5-14, 2018). We will explore the Bel Paese from Rome to the Apulia (Puglia) region in the South, in conjunction with Trekking Italia, a not-for profit organization dedicated to hiking...
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Few days left! Arrowhead #snowshoeing day TRIP: Book by Wed, Feb 14 #Parkbus #HuntsvilleON @OntarioParks

  Seats for this guided winter adventure are going fast. If you are interested, you should book yours now, before they are sold out.   What: Snowshoeing Day TRIP with bus transportation When: Sat, February 24 Where: Arrowhead Provincial Park, Huntsville, ON Pick up location: See details at the link below...
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Arrowhead Prov Park #snowshoeing photos @Parkbus @OntarioParks #TOhiking

A truly exciting and physically demanding outdoor adventure at Arrowhead Prov. Park in Ontario on Sat, January 27. The park staff was quite courteous and ready to answer all our questions. The snowshoeing trails provide a unique opportunity to venture into the more secluded and scenic spots of this vast provincial...
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SIGN UPS CLOSED: Arrowhead Pr Park Snowshoeing Day TRIP II #Parkbus (Bus Ride Incl): Sat, Feb 24

  EVENT DETAILSJoin us for some WINTER FUN on the snow, as we spend a whole day out of the city to enjoy Canada’s great outdoors during the LONG winter season! This is definitely a great way to stay in shape and beat the winter blues in a relaxed, yet professional...
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Explore Rome & Southern Italy (only 2 SPOTS left): April 5-14

  10 Days / 9 Nights April 5-14, 2018Rome ~ Naples ~ PompeiiSalerno ~ Amalfi ~ CasertaCastel del Monte ~ Trani ~ Matera COST $2210 CAD(about US $1710) HIGHLIGHTSExplore 5 UNESCO World Heritage sites; immerse yourself in Rome’s diverse society and bubbling city life; marvel at the historic and artistic treasures...
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VIDEOS: Rome and Southern Italy

  A GUIDED WALKING TOUR OF ROME & SOUTHERN ITALY (Includes transport by private van between locations)   April 5-14, 2018 ~ 10 Days / 9 Nights COST CAD $2210(about US $1710)   HIGHLIGHTSExplore 5 UNESCO World Heritage sites; immerse yourself in Rome’s diverse society and bubbling city life; marvel at the...
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Book your #snowshoeing day TRIP by Wed, Jan 17 #TOhiking @OntarioParks #Parkbus #HuntsvilleON

Seats for this guided winter adventure are going fast. If you are interested, you should book yours now, before they are sold out.   What: Snowshoeing Day TRIP with bus transportation When: Sat, January 27 Where: Arrowhead Provincial Park, Huntsville, ON Pick up location: See details at the link below Booking...
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Arrowhead Pr. Park Snowshoeing Day TRIP (Bus Ride Incl): Sat, Jan 27

  EVENT DETAILSJoin us for some WINTER FUN on the snow, as we spend a whole day out of the city to enjoy Canada’s great outdoors during the LONG winter season! This is definitely a great way to stay in shape and beat the winter blues in a relaxed, yet professional...
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Exploring the #Dolomites with #TrekkingItalia (Aug 2017): Photos & videos

While the summer is already well behind us, I still have vivid memories of my incredible and action-packed hiking adventure in Italy’s spectacular Dolomites! While travelling solo in Italy, I joined a one-week guided group adventure in renown Val di Sole in the Trentino region. Our hike leader, Antonio, is a...
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Book your hiking day TRIP to scenic Rattlesnake Point by Friday, Oct 20

p>p> Seats for our hiking day trip to amazing Rattlesnake Point are going fast. If you are interested, please book your spot on TorontoHiking ASAP, before they are sold out. #CanadaOutdoors #Parkbus @ConservationHalton   *** Click HERE for event details ***   < Seats for our hiking day trip to amazing Rattlesnake...
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SIGN UPS CLOSED: Rattlesnake Point Hiking Day Trip (15 Km): Sat, Oct 28

     Rattlesnake Point Guided Group Hike EVENT DETAILS Let's spend a day in the fabulous Ontario wilderness, and enjoy a guided autumn hike in the company of other outdoor enthusiasts from all over the GA! Rattlesnake Point has some excellent hiking trails and the walk along the edge of the escarpment...
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#TOhiking Highland Creek hiking photos: Sat, Sep 23

  A simply wonderful hiking adventure along the banks of Highland Creek and through scenic Scarborough Bluffs by Lake Ontario on Sat, September 23. Incredible views of the lake, diverse wildlife and birds, colorful wildflowers and a myriad beautiful monarch butterflies all around us! What else can you ask for on...
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