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Beginner Surfing Experience /Learn to Surf in Venice
This lesson is perfect for you if you have never surfed before or if you are a beginner/intermediate surfer looking to advance your skills. My main goal is for you to have an excellent experience surfing and get the knowledge and emotions that will stay with you forever! The classes are taught by myself or one of our great instructors. We usually have the 2nd instructor helping in the water when the group exceeds 6 people. Your safety is our main priority that is why all of our lead instructors are ISA (International Surf Association), CPR and First Aid certified, we obtain Water Safety Specialists certificates (surfing instructor safety training) and I also completed 2 Level surf instructors program with ISA. Your lesson will consist of two parts. For the first 20-30 minutes you’ll be training on the beach, then it’s about 60-80 minutes with an instructor in the ocean. The remaining time is yours to practice your skills and have fun. Surfboards and wetsuits are provided and included in the price. We don't use 'one size fits all' Wavestorm boards - we offer custom boards in a variety of sizes to fit your needs. You will also have an option to store your belongings and valuables locked in our cool surf bus. If you want to book for kids under 12 yo - please contact me directly for private lessons or visit our website www.funsurfla.com OUR SCHOOL IS LICENSED AND PERMITTED
The Hollywood Sign Hike & COMEDY Tour
My friends JB, Elko, Jon and I are comedians and actors who have done some work on NBC, ABC, and even Jimmy Kimmel Live! We're just 3 dudes trying to make it in LA. We're gonna tell you approx 3000 jokes (some dad-related) about Los Angeles, ourselves, our experiences in LA, maybe a Justin Bieber story? Also, no one has better dad jokes than us. Not even my own dad. (Sup Dad)! This experience is great for groups, teams, and individual solo travelers. We're about becoming best FRIENDS. At the start, I’m gonna hand you the best tasting WATER in the history of water. All that and we haven even walked yet? INCREDIBLE. From there, we'll have y'all laughing so hard at our jokes and stories that you'll forget that we are hiking up a hill to the Hollywood Sign. Did we just become best friends?? WHAT ABOUT THE PICTURES? We stop at the BEST PHOTO STOPS for your own Cover Shoot. I've designed this hike for Instagram and can GUARANTEE You'll get 10+likes/photo. You’ll receive PROFESSIONAL photos of the sign, the skyline, and scenic panoramas that may break the internet with likes. Other tours take 1-2 pictures. I'll give you 75+ (Best Friend Move). We've been doing this for 5 years and love being the LA ambassadors to the world. Let us be your friend in LA and show you how LA is done by an actual local and not a "tour company."
Pasta cooking class
We will begin our classes with teaching everyone how to make pasta from scratch: ravioli, spaghetti, tagliatelle! We provide also a vegan alternative with dough without eggs. You will learn how to do 3 types of long pasta, 3 of short, and 4 different kind of ravioli. You can take this knowledge with you to your own kitchen with a copy of our recipes for you. Last but not least: bring your own bottle of wine! Cheers! At the end you’ll can taste your handmade pasta!
Sacred Sound and Tea Ceremony
~••~SACRED SOUND BATH~••~ A Sacred Sound Bath is a live, immersive, meditative experience which works acoustically on your brain, body, and soul. As you sit or lie down with eyes closed, sound vibrations wash over you, taking you on an expansive inward journey. Similar to meditation, sound baths stimulate your parasympathetic nervous system. You'll leave feeling relaxed, centered, energized, and uplifted. Sound Healing is an ancient-modern practice which comes in many forms across all cultures. ~ HEART CHAKRA TEA CEREMONY~ A Heart Chakra Tea Ceremony is an opportunity to connect with yourself and open your heart. Each chakra has a variety of herbs and flowers that stimulate and activate the chakras. Tea Ceremonies are a way to immerse into the power of the present, and increase your connection to your inner self and your heart chakra. The Ceremony aids in any transformational shift you are working towards, whether you are looking to deepen your understanding of who you are, release old patterns and traumas, or move into a more self-confident space. It is your bridge for self reflection, healing, and inward expansion.
Marine Bio 101 Snorkel in Mission Bay!
*If you would like to book for a particular time not listed on the calendar, please message me via the "Contact host" button or make a request for a day/time! I'll do my best to accommodate you.* Mission Point Park is a great spot for beginner snorkelers and marine biology nerds! We will be snorkeling in Mission Bay, a calm, flat body of water that feeds into the Pacific Ocean. Being in the bay, we typically encounter small fish, interesting algae, and lots of invertebrates, including sea slugs, octopus, urchins, and sea stars! After a brief safety and snorkel etiquette talk, we will explore the area for one hour. I will point out and provide detailed information on the flora and fauna we encounter during the experience! *If you are a non-swimmer, feel free to book a private tour and/or message me to see if this is the right experience for you. Sometimes guests can be overwhelmed by the water, but this is the perfect place to learn! I have hosted many non-swimmers and they have all loved their time on the water, just read some of the reviews below! Again, just communicate with me before booking and we can figure it out! Other things to note If you don't find a date/time that works for you, please contact me. I will do my best to accommodate you!

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Discovering the real Tijuana
Guests will be transported from a centrally-located site in San Diego county to the international border in San Ysidro. With a Permit application already completed by host from information provided by guests, crossing the border will be cut from a potential 1 hour to about 10 minutes. Along with a brief historical account and cultural explanation, the experience will include a visit to the Friendship Park, a stroll through historic Revolucion street, as well as a the visit to several iconic areas of the city which will lead to a better understanding of its development. Visitors will also explore a colorful local market, where they will interact with local vendors, learn about, and have the opportunity to sample indigenous foods. The tour will conclude with a visit to a local food court where guests will have the opportunity to savor Tijuana's fusion cuisine, also known as Baja-Med. Finally, they will be driven to the international border, picked up and taken back to the original meeting location in San Diego. The host will escort guests the entire time. Other things to note -Valid passport ** Due to the recent re-opening of the border, the wait to come back to the US has been unusually long. Please expect to wait between 1.5 - 2 hours.
Create Hollywood Sound FX!
Experience moviemaking magic with me Adam, 4-time Emmy nominated Hollywood Foley Artist. Movies: Spider Man No Way Home, Venom 2, Jumanji 2, many more! TV shows: Flight Attendant, Cleaning Lady, New Girl, Fargo, Lost, hundreds more! We'll be at my home studio where we start with a talk about the art of Foley and how it's used in every TV show and movie. (Bone breaks, sword shings, cowboy footsteps, kissing!...) "Truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience" "We had tons of fun" Next, it's time for you to star in your very own movie, where you’ll recreate an epic sword battle! "Action!" After we yell “Cut!” you’ll tour my collection of professional Foley props I've used in some of your favorite shows like Atlanta, Lost, Sunny in Philly, Key & Peele, The Good Doctor. and many more. You then get to use these props to create the sounds for your movie! Do your best and make it loud! And even add your own voice-over! Like the stars! Then it's time to laugh and be amazed when we play back your film with your very own Foley and voices! So take a peek behind the Hollywood curtain and gain a new perspective on what it takes to make the movies so magical! Please contact me for dates and times not shown.
Run with the Pack
Tap into your wild side as you spend time with wolfdogs and learn the powerful lessons they have to teach in this intimate group experience! Beginning with a visit to our wolfdog compound, you'll meet the 30-plus rescues, hear their backstories, and meet some of the pack to interact one-on-one. You might even get a kiss (or two or three)! You’ll also get to walk alongside them during a light hike through the Angeles National Forest, where you’ll become one of the pack and further solidify your bond with the animals. NOTE: Please wear closed-toe boots or shoes, long pants, and weather-appropriate layers. Do not wear fur or dangling jewelry. If you have a cast or physical limitation, please notify us in advance.
Learn To Eat Fire
Cat is international award-winning variety performer Vixen DeVille with 15 years experience in Fire Eating and Flame Manipulation. At the historic Zephyr Theatre on famous Melrose Ave she will take you through the theory and safety precautions behind fire eating and body burning. We'll then actually light up the torches and explore this performance art fully with hand transfers, tongue transfers and of course, extinguishing the flame with your mouth. This is NOT an illusion! By the end of the session you'll be fire eating and body burning like a pro. Other things to note: Wear close-fitting clothes, sleeveless is ideal and either leggings or shorts. Flat shoes, no heels. Avoid wearing lipstick or body moisturizer & avoid use of hairspray. Long hair should be tied back. This experience is available for the single traveller but also ideal to book as a private event for a group experience or for team-building - please contact me for more availability if your preferred date and time isn't currently listed.
Learn to DJ
Welcome to Fingersnaps Media Arts DJ Studio & Music Library, in the Heart & Soul of the Mission district San Francisco; a space curated to dream, wonder, learn, express, gather, and have fun. You will put a needle to a record, cue up a song on the DJ Controller, browse the music library of vinyl records, boxsets, CD’s, and audio cassettes. You will learn about the history of the 12’ inch single and the early years of electronic music, hip hop, jazz, and soul. As an individual or a group we will be creating special effects, sampling, looping, scratching, editing, and remixing many genres music. At conclusion, you will have a deeper understand and insight into the mind of a DJ; what we do and why we do what we do. Many of your questions and natural curiosity concerning the art form of spinning music will be answered. Learn To DJ is an extremely hands on the DJ equipment interactive and conversational experience. You’ll be challenged, you’ll have fun, you’ll gain a greater appreciation for the art of DJing. Great for groups and teams, even better for team building and family & friends gatherings. Other things to note Transportation is not included.

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Kayak in La Jolla (Sea Caves and Marine Reserve)
If you do not want to check-in inside the shop for COVID concerns, message me for outside check-in. La Jolla Bay is a Marine Protected Area that is home to a thriving ecosystem that boasts a high concentration of sea life, has a natural boat launch, which allows safe ocean entry year round, and is famous for its Sea Caves and Marine Reserve. No experience is required. Great for all skill levels. Your guide will kick things off with a paddle tutorial on the beach. If surf exists we will help push your kayak through any breakers. As we paddle through La Jolla’s Marine Reserve keep an eye out for Seals, Sea Lions, Sea Turtles, Pelicans, Dolphin and Gray whales in the fall/winter. Note: We cannot guarantee sea life. If conditions are safe we will help guide your kayak into Emerald Cave. If it's not safe to enter Emerald Cave, we will still paddle out & explore La Jolla's World Famous Marine Reserve. Note: if not safe we WILL NOT enter the Emerald Cave, we don't cancel if the cave isn't safe and spend about a minute inside. La Jolla Bay is an Uncontrollable Environment. Please come enjoy this place we love knowing each day is different than the last. La Jolla is a popular place to kayak, SUP and surf year long. Satisfaction Guarantee. Do not feel this was a 5 star trip, message me.
Beginner Surfing Experience /Learn to Surf in Venice
This lesson is perfect for you if you have never surfed before or if you are a beginner/intermediate surfer looking to advance your skills. My main goal is for you to have an excellent experience surfing and get the knowledge and emotions that will stay with you forever! The classes are taught by myself or one of our great instructors. We usually have the 2nd instructor helping in the water when the group exceeds 6 people. Your safety is our main priority that is why all of our lead instructors are ISA (International Surf Association), CPR and First Aid certified, we obtain Water Safety Specialists certificates (surfing instructor safety training) and I also completed 2 Level surf instructors program with ISA. Your lesson will consist of two parts. For the first 20-30 minutes you’ll be training on the beach, then it’s about 60-80 minutes with an instructor in the ocean. The remaining time is yours to practice your skills and have fun. Surfboards and wetsuits are provided and included in the price. We don't use 'one size fits all' Wavestorm boards - we offer custom boards in a variety of sizes to fit your needs. You will also have an option to store your belongings and valuables locked in our cool surf bus. If you want to book for kids under 12 yo - please contact me directly for private lessons or visit our website www.funsurfla.com OUR SCHOOL IS LICENSED AND PERMITTED
Christmas Themed Photoshoot Experince with Highland Cows
Add some Christmas spirit with a once in a lifetime Scottish Highland photoshoot and interaction experience! Each experience will last about 45 minutes and will involve education about the breed as well as interaction with the cattle such as feeding, brushing and petting. Pictures will be taken in an outdoor/barn Christmas themed setting with at least one cow or calf. Photos will be taken by a professional photographer and will be available within 3 days in digital form. Address will be provided after booking. ***Please follow the detailed directions that are sent to you in the messages and use the address provided by us. Airbnb directions will not bring you to our farm.
Lakehouse Jazz
Enjoy the most and most and best-reviewed music experience on Airbnb WORLDWIDE! Lakehouse Jazz is a unique and intimate concert experience in the iconic Golden Gate Park at a hidden and iconic boathouse. As Karl the Fog moves over the lake and covers a slew of colorful boats, we’ll sit inside our intimate and improvised concert venue where the music of the best musicians in the Bay Area and a glass of beer or wine will be the perfect way to unwind your week. By attending this event not only you’ll listen and learn all things jazz from some of the best musicians but also, you'll be actively supporting the local art scene and its community. Kudos! Other things to note: Every week (Fridays & Saturdays) we feature new bands and it's a secret, so you won't know who is performing in advance. This makes each concert unique and fresh. All things Jazz, from 1920's Swing to Latin Jazz, Funk, Fusion, Hip Hop and original compositions. This concert series is produced by Mellow Sessions.
The Hollywood Sign Hike & COMEDY Tour
My friends JB, Elko, Jon and I are comedians and actors who have done some work on NBC, ABC, and even Jimmy Kimmel Live! We're just 3 dudes trying to make it in LA. We're gonna tell you approx 3000 jokes (some dad-related) about Los Angeles, ourselves, our experiences in LA, maybe a Justin Bieber story? Also, no one has better dad jokes than us. Not even my own dad. (Sup Dad)! This experience is great for groups, teams, and individual solo travelers. We're about becoming best FRIENDS. At the start, I’m gonna hand you the best tasting WATER in the history of water. All that and we haven even walked yet? INCREDIBLE. From there, we'll have y'all laughing so hard at our jokes and stories that you'll forget that we are hiking up a hill to the Hollywood Sign. Did we just become best friends?? WHAT ABOUT THE PICTURES? We stop at the BEST PHOTO STOPS for your own Cover Shoot. I've designed this hike for Instagram and can GUARANTEE You'll get 10+likes/photo. You’ll receive PROFESSIONAL photos of the sign, the skyline, and scenic panoramas that may break the internet with likes. Other tours take 1-2 pictures. I'll give you 75+ (Best Friend Move). We've been doing this for 5 years and love being the LA ambassadors to the world. Let us be your friend in LA and show you how LA is done by an actual local and not a "tour company."
Pasta cooking class
We will begin our classes with teaching everyone how to make pasta from scratch: ravioli, spaghetti, tagliatelle! We provide also a vegan alternative with dough without eggs. You will learn how to do 3 types of long pasta, 3 of short, and 4 different kind of ravioli. You can take this knowledge with you to your own kitchen with a copy of our recipes for you. Last but not least: bring your own bottle of wine! Cheers! At the end you’ll can taste your handmade pasta!
Surf Lessons with Photos & Videos Included - Pacific Beach
SURF LESSON FOR BEGINNERS WITH PHOTOS & VIDEOS INCLUDED ON PACIFIC BEACH - SAN DIEGO I’M FLAVIO CRISI, a “Brazilian Personal Surf Trainer” with 30 years experience and 2 postgraduate degrees in sports science. MY GOAL is to make you fall in love with surfing and the ocean and then change your lifestyle forever! MY SURFING LESSONS are 2 hours long at the wonderful Pacific Beach in San Diego, California. A COMPLETE SURFING CLASS FOR BEGINNERS: • I will teach you how to surf from zero, step by step, with a lot of patience. • How to paddle with efficient movement. • How to read the waves and sea currents. ALL INCLUDED: • Surfboard: I will give the best and more stable surfboards for beginners in the world, • Wetsuit: beautiful & new wetsuits for all sizes, and… SURF PHOTOSHOOT: During our lesson, I will take hundreds of photos & videos with my GoPro and send your files by email. That is very important because you can check your posture & movements and understand more about your technique for surfing, besides many clients said to me their photos & videos are the best souvenirs they have for their vacation trip:) TIME AVAILABILITY: I have between 4 and 6 times available everyday from the sunrise to the sunset, 365 days per year. MY SURFING LESSONS are for adults or kids and could be in English Spanish or Portuguese from Brazil. There are BATHROOMS & SHOWERS on the beach.
Las Vegas Instagram Photo Experience
I am offering the perfect Las Vegas Strip experience for solo travelers, couples and groups, and families (as well as Instagram influencers and content creators) who want the perfect iconic Vegas photos! I will make sure that you get the perfect photos to show off your trip to Las Vegas. I will also share local insider tips for restaurants, shows, and off-Strip hidden gems. We will start by meeting at the Bellagio Hotel and Casino, where we will capture the perfect photo of the iconic Bellagio fountains (with the Eiffel Tower in the background). We will then cross Las Vegas Blvd and get a wide angle shot of the Eiffel Tower. Our tour will continue to the Flamingo Habitat for a must-have shot with the High Roller in the background. We will then make our way towards Caesar's Palace, where we will get photos with the Trevi Fountain. We will finish off with some shots in front of the Venetian Hotel and the famous gondolas. This tour will be conducted by walking (approximately a mile and a half from start to finish). I am happy to take photos with my own iPhone 13 (complete with wide lens) or with your personal camera or device. I will also edit three of your favorite photos for you upon 24 hours of completion of the tour. You will leave this tour with Instagram-worthy photos from all locations as well as new knowledge of the hotels and spots we visit.
Silent Disco Beach Yoga at Baker Beach
Gather with us at iconic Baker Beach! An exquisite beach right in the city with a view of the bridge. Enjoy an all-levels yoga practice while wearing headphones and listening to a remix of zen beats. It's not a "silent disco" but we use these style headphones to play music and have clear crisp instruction, while you take up space on the beach. You can still hear the waves crashing through them :) It's more than a 'class'- its a yoga experience. Watching the waves, moving mindfully in nature, and practicing with locals and guests from around the world. We host classes all year long, as our winters here are mild and being on the beach is always SO beautiful! We so look forward to hosting you for this magical experience. Bring water, a sweatshirt and friends. Or come solo! We supply yoga towels and headphones. Exact meeting location is sent to you upon registration.
Sacred Sound and Tea Ceremony
~••~SACRED SOUND BATH~••~ A Sacred Sound Bath is a live, immersive, meditative experience which works acoustically on your brain, body, and soul. As you sit or lie down with eyes closed, sound vibrations wash over you, taking you on an expansive inward journey. Similar to meditation, sound baths stimulate your parasympathetic nervous system. You'll leave feeling relaxed, centered, energized, and uplifted. Sound Healing is an ancient-modern practice which comes in many forms across all cultures. ~ HEART CHAKRA TEA CEREMONY~ A Heart Chakra Tea Ceremony is an opportunity to connect with yourself and open your heart. Each chakra has a variety of herbs and flowers that stimulate and activate the chakras. Tea Ceremonies are a way to immerse into the power of the present, and increase your connection to your inner self and your heart chakra. The Ceremony aids in any transformational shift you are working towards, whether you are looking to deepen your understanding of who you are, release old patterns and traumas, or move into a more self-confident space. It is your bridge for self reflection, healing, and inward expansion.
Marine Bio 101 Snorkel in Mission Bay!
*If you would like to book for a particular time not listed on the calendar, please message me via the "Contact host" button or make a request for a day/time! I'll do my best to accommodate you.* Mission Point Park is a great spot for beginner snorkelers and marine biology nerds! We will be snorkeling in Mission Bay, a calm, flat body of water that feeds into the Pacific Ocean. Being in the bay, we typically encounter small fish, interesting algae, and lots of invertebrates, including sea slugs, octopus, urchins, and sea stars! After a brief safety and snorkel etiquette talk, we will explore the area for one hour. I will point out and provide detailed information on the flora and fauna we encounter during the experience! *If you are a non-swimmer, feel free to book a private tour and/or message me to see if this is the right experience for you. Sometimes guests can be overwhelmed by the water, but this is the perfect place to learn! I have hosted many non-swimmers and they have all loved their time on the water, just read some of the reviews below! Again, just communicate with me before booking and we can figure it out! Other things to note If you don't find a date/time that works for you, please contact me. I will do my best to accommodate you!
Meditation & Sound Journey in JTVortex
Joshua tree is a powerful vortex of energy, that cannot be fully experienced unless you tap in to your power of meditation. I am offering an hour of meditation, breath work, sound healing and other relaxing techniques in the desert. As humans we are a microcosm of the macrocosm. Tools to bring yourself into a state of peace can be taken with you wherever you go. The experience will be simple and gentle. All levels are welcome. We will open the class by a couple sounds of AUM to create some vibrational bounds with each other. A guided meditation will follow as well as different breathing techniques. And we will end the class on a sound healing journey. The goal of this experience is to create a safe space to step into your real self. No pets allowed. Other things to note Please feel free to message if your date is not listed. I would be happy to find ways to still host a meditative experience. Love & Light,
Learn to Fly Above LA
Prior to boarding, pose like a seasoned pro for a photo shoot with the airplane. Once you’re on board, the pilot will give you an overview of the instruments and controls. After getting clearance from the tower, you’ll taxi to the runway for takeoff. Once at cruising altitude, you’ll learn basic flying skills in the training area over the Simi Valley. Then, grab hold of the controls and feel free to move about the skies, exploring LA by air. Finally, in preparation for landing, you’ll come back down to earth at Van Nuys Airport. Other things to note IMPORTANT : This experience is currently only offered as a private experience. The guest has to book both spots on the experience and will be allowed to bring an additional guest to sit in the back seat. Only one guest will be in the front seat. Approximate flight time is 40 mins Expect a cancellation if there is bad weather. Only two passengers are allowed per ride to create a guest-focused experience.
Become A Movie Star Overnight
Have fun filming your own movie scene. We’ll provide the scenes, props, and direction to create a lifetime memory that you’ll be able to watch forever. We have three different. Scene concepts you’ll be able to choose from. Music video, reality TV, or Suspense. We will meet up at a versatile event space and transform it as needed for your desired scenes. Props will be provided but you are welcome to bring anything you’d like to incorporate in your scenes. Need a script? We can provide either scripts or give you the foundation to improv. No worries we can do as many takes as it takes, this is all in fun! We’ll film for 2 hours and create a highlight video from the experience.
Yacht cruise the San Francisco Bay and Golden Gate Bridge
Join me on an unforgettable yacht cruise through the San Francisco bay area. You'll be able to snap the most social media worthy photos from the water underneath the most iconic bridge in the country - the Golden Gate Bridge. We will pick you up at the public dock in San Francisco where you will board our 40 ft yacht with our USCG approved captain on board to safely take you and your friends on a journey across our iconic bay. You'll see the bridge, Angel Island, Oracle Park, and get a stunning view of the city that can only be seen by boat.