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“I had a wonderful time in Paris. Especially great for me is that our group had a private time in Monet’s Gardens after they closed the gardens to the public. The tour was very well planned, I enjoyed our dinners together in fine Paris restaurants and the art historian was exceptional.”Jessica from California, France’13

“As a fellow traveler phrased it, it was “a trip of a lifetime”. This was my second safari in S.Africa…both were great, but this one was unsurpassable in terms of proximimity to the animals and the quality of the game guides, resulting in awesome experiences.” Darlena from California, South Africa’13

“Seldom have I ever attached to a tour since I prefer individual exploration and have plenty experience to comfortably and confidently navigate the world on my own. The Photofly trip I took was really great, and I would certainly do another group trip again with them. This is not your usual run-of-the-mill canned tour. Steve is warm, engaging, humorous, very personable and likable. He spent a lot of time and energy interacting and socializing with each individual person on the trip and setting the tone for great group dynamics. I could tell that Steve is genuine in his interactions with a very real, down to earth enthusiasm for being with people and traveling together. He is very welcoming of all demographics and adds that very personal touch to the entire trip. This comes from an independent traveler who usually doesn’t do group trips, but whose experience with Photofly has changed that!”  Susan from Hawaii, Tanzania ’13

“Loved the fact that the hotels weren’t some big name conglomerates but felt more like little hidden gems.” Lacey from Missouri, Costa Rica ’12

“My time with you and our group was the best vacation I have ever had. Thank you so much!” Sunny from California, Big Island(Hawaii) ’12

“I am so happy that I was able to go on another trip with PhotoFly! It was just as fantastic as Kenya, and of course I plan on traveling with the club again in the future.” Jenny from South Carolina, Peru (Cusco & Machu Picchu) ’12

“Overall the trip was amazing!… This trip had a perfect mix of adventure and culture for me…. I will definitely go through your travel club again.” Monica from California, Peru (Cusco & Machu Picchu) ’12

“Seeing this part of the world was so amazing…Thanks again! I would never had the courage to embark on this trip if it weren’t for your group. I’m continuing to study Hungarian in hopes of going back.” Carol from California, Eastern Europe (Prague, Budapest, Vienna) ’12

“The trip overall was an amazing, wonderful experience. It was a very active trip, yet we had a choice of what we got to do like at the beach resort and the jungle. I loved helping out the orphanages(…)this was a wonderful experience helping with the bridge and allowed us to learn about how many people in Cambodia still live. The general knowledge of visas, passports, health info for regions visited was excellent. The selection of hotels was also overall very good. I was impressed with the mix and quality of tour guides, live entertainment, and a wonderful experience for photography with other photography enthusiasts. :)” Jessica from California, Cambodia & Vietnam ’12

“I returned from my Costa Rica trip about three weeks ago and started going through my photos. They reminded me of the great experience I had with PhotoFly Travel Club for nine days. This was designated as a photo trip and our guide Alex was amazing. He carried a Canon DSLR camera, nice lenses, and a spotting scope. He was able to identify birds by their chirping, allowing us to be able to focus on the spot the sound was coming from and get great shots of amazing species of birds. Steve (travel club organizer) was an active participant and never asked us to do anything he wouldn’t do. He hiked into the jungle, walked the forests, climbed steep trails, and supported those who otherwise might have begged off (me). Those who were interested talked photography on the bus and at other times…” Howard from Philadelphia , Costa Rica ’12

“I recently came back from a trip to Vietnam and Cambodia with PhotoFly Travel Club.  This was a life changing experience.   We were able to choose how much and in what way we wanted to give back, whether it was just time spent at an orphanage, participating in providing shoes for village children who had none, teaching ESL for an evening, visiting remote one room schools to distribute educational supplies, to hands-on projects like working side-by-side with remote villagers helping to build a bridge to enable children to walk to school.  It’s activities like these, and attention to detail like dining at non-profit restaurants, that set this experience apart from all others.   Don’t worry tho, there was plenty of time for typical vacation activities like hanging out on the beach, in the cities and wandering around places like the Killing Fields, MeKong Delta and a little place called Angkor Wat.   I highly recommend PhotoFly Travel Club for your next action packed adventure vacation. Steve and crew rock!” Scott from California, Cambodia & Vietnam ’12

“Thanks for a fabulous trip and for posting the photos. It was great to relive the trip. Your travel club is awesome. I hope to make another trip with your club in the near future.” Amy Hartweger from Saint Louis, Peru ’10

Really great trip.  Had such a good time.  The setup you guys did was incredible – from the fully operating kitchen, the tents and mattresses ready for us on arrival, to the bathroom with toilet seat and toilet paper holder!  Food was awesome (still craving those choc banana pancakes) and a great mix of activities at our disposal. I think the entire group enjoyed themselves.”  Gina from California, Hidden Lake Luxury Camping ’11

“The trip was an excellent adventure. The choice of adventures were great and I had a lot of fun.”  Cathy from NY, Iceland ’11

“I had a wonderful exhilarating time on the Canadian Rockies trip. I saw some of the most beautiful scenery while hiking with a great group of like minded people. I would not hesitate to recommend you and your travel club to anyone. Looking forward to a next great adventure.” Patty from Maryland, Canadian Rockies ’11

“Galway was great, I really loved the location of the hotel and the whole area we were in. It was nice to have such a spacious bus to travel in (Our trips are always small and private–on this one we had a 40 passenger bus all to ourselves. Only 10 of us!-Steve, Club Organizer). Lots of photo ops, I appreciated the quick photo tips you gave me.” Janet from the SF Bay Area, Ireland ’11

I had an incredible time on the Lake Adventure with Steve and Jud.  They chose a truly special and remote spot- a treat in itself because I’d never been before, and had everything already set up when I got there- tents, a great campfire, yummy food…there were windsurfing lessons, sailing, swimming, volleyball nets for whatever I wanted to do and a great group of people to do it with. Breakfast was epic with chocolate banana pancakes- soooo good (all the food was excellent.) I’d go on any trip they put together, why wouldn’t I, they made it all so easy. thanks :)” Adaire from California,  Hidden Lake Luxury Camping ’11

“It was fantastic and I have a lot of life long beautiful memories from the trip…It was my first trip with Steve and I intend to take others with him.” Scot from Miami, Big Island ’10

“Thanks for all your hard work.  The trip was great and so was the price!  We really enjoyed it and I especially appreciate your acknowledgment of my b-day and my cake!!We are hoping to do another trip with you in the future!” Vickie from Denver, Big Island ’11

“Kenya was amazing!  It is a beautiful and inspiring place to be.  I was amazed at how safe I felt, how well taken care of we were and how many different things we were able to experience.  The people were friendly, welcoming and helpful.  I was struck by how many animals we were able to see, how close we were able to get to them, and how much I learned about each species that I didn’t know before.  Truly, this was a life changing trip for me.” Amy from Colorado, Kenya ’11

“Steve’s tour of the Big Island of Hawaii was excellent! It was billed as an adventure and photography tour and did not disappoint. The accommodations were first rate. The schedule contained a good mix of land and sea experiences but was flexible enough to entertain some changes. From swimming with sea turtles to hiking a dormant volcanic crater, from tasting Kona coffee on the mountainside to eating Mahi fish tacos at the marina, from beach combing next to a pounding surf to watching the sunset in silence atop Mauna Kea, it was all good…Book a tour with Steve, bring your spirit of adventure, and be confident that he will deliver what he advertises.” Steve from Denver, Big Island ’11

“Thanks for my ‘trip of a lifetime’! The trip was well-organized and reasonably priced, and the itinerary was active and exciting. Lodging and food were terrific. The people in the group were a nice mix of all ages and backgrounds. A terrific experience!” Beth from Michigan, Kenya ’11

“I planned on a vacation and got an epiphany instead…(I) discovered not only an island, but about myself too…I think of all of the places we got to see and how impossible it would have been to try to do that if I had just gone to the island with friends.” Janet from San Franciso, Big Island 2011

“I want to go on another trip with you so please keep me posted … I had an awesome time and I still miss being there (that doesn’t usually happen to me lol).” Mari from Miami, Big Island ’11

“Fantastic destinations and experiences with fantastic new friends! You will come back with memories and photos to cherish from the experience of a lifetime! I was super-impressed at the planning put into the trip. I really feel that I couldn’t have found a better deal anywhere else. The amount of stuff that we got to do, as well as the accommodations were way above what I had expected prior to departure. I am looking forward to traveling with your groups again in the future.” Jenny from Charleston, Kenya ’11

“I was looking to step out of my comfort zone and was in a bit of a rut…this trip was the perfect antidote for my ailments, lol.  Taking this trip ‘solo’  gave me the ‘jump-start’ I was in desperate need of, and I’m so looking forward to the next one!  Thanks Steve for providing this avenue for us. I think you’ve found a niche. Best of Luck!” Rosa from Chicago, Big Island ’11