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Surf Lessons on LBI
Lessons are 1.5 hours, the first 20 minutes we go over the basics on the beach - safety, board anatomy, paddling, the popup, and positioning. The next 70 minutes are hands-on in the water where we catch waves, pop-up, and take control of the wave. Best time to surf is before noon, before the sea breeze, from 7:00am to 11:00am We can meet at any surfing beach that you prefer on LBI, or meet at some of my favorite surf spots - which ever is good for you. You will be surfing in no time! Other things to note Under the age of 13 requires a private one-on-one lesson. Up to 4 guests may attend if over the age of 12. This summer we will take extra Covid caution which may require you to drive to the beach - be prepared for wet, sandy surfers to get back into your car.
In Depth Tarot Reading from an Oracle
For this experience, I will utilize the divinations of cartomancy and clairvoyance for your rooted message given to me by the divine. This healing session where I provide a tarot reading and Oracle Guidance on areas in your life you will like to receive confirmation and advice from! It is a very interactive experience and most of the time you’ll leave not only feeling “lighter” with a lot of information to consider but you’ll feel empowered and inspired! This is Great for Team Building, Groups and Teams! Please reach out to me to make a Team Bonding Experience for your groups :-)
Philly Gayborhood and LGBTQ History Walking Tour
Calling all LGBTQ travelers, gaggle of local gays and their friends alike! Get your facts straight and your history GAY on this specialty tour of Philadelphia’s iconic Gayborhood. Get under the skin of queer Philly. Discover the controversies, paradoxes, and hidden histories of the only formalized Gayborhood in the country. Let’s talk and spill all that historical tea hunny! Tour Includes: - The evolution of Pride: from protest to parade - Kiyoshi Kuromiya: Inventor, Architect, Activist - The nation's longest continuously-operating LGBT-focused bookstore - Barbara Gittings, LGBTQ Pioneer - Controversies of Racism in the Gayborhood - A tribute to Gloria Casarez Distance: 1 mile Other things to note If you have any questions or would like to request a private tour - feel free to reach out! We accommodate time requests, content requests and private parties.
Philadelphia-South Philly Art Walking Tour
There’s so much more to Philadelphia than American history - some of the most incredible public art is on display when you venture into South Philly! On this tour, you'll stroll the streets and alleys of the Bella Vista and Queen Village neighborhoods. Throughout this area, artists have (and continue to) make their mark with murals of all shapes, sizes, and themes, dazzling mosaics, and awesome 3D installations. You’ll notice the general creativity of the residents of these neighborhoods with brightly painted homes, eccentric and exciting stores and shops, and wild community gardens. Your guide will explain the history of each piece and how they blend together into a magical tapestry that drapes across the entire city. One of the main attractions on this tour is admission to the Philadelphia Magic Gardens - a trip into Wonderland. This incredible 3D art installation is the life's work of Isaiah Zagar - and where he still works regularly. Merging the profound with the ridiculous, the philosophical with the everyday, Zagar captures the imagination with his work - showing us how many men's trash can become our collective treasure. Once we arrive, you'll have as much time as you want to explore the space. When your official tour time is up, you're welcome to stay for longer, or venture out onto South Street for a different type of colorful experience.
Discovering Colonial Philadelphia
Every building has a story to tell, from the materials, technology, and styles favored when it was constructed, to the people who designed, built, lived and worked there. Events of historic proportion take place in and around buildings as well. Come with me on this journey to discover all the secrets each building on our tour is waiting to tell us. We will be walking through Old City, visiting the oldest continuously inhabited residential street in the United States, and seeing the same buildings the Founding Fathers worked and worshiped in. Whether your interest is architecture, American History, visiting the places where Ben Franklin and George Washington lived and worked, or humming a tune from the Hamilton play as we experience Philadelphia as the Capitol of the United States, this tour is for you! This tour is also great for groups, teams and team building! Other things to note Bring cameras as there is much to photograph. Snacks that you like are good to have, or there are plenty of stores along the way. A hat and comfortable shoes are also a good idea to wear.

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Espresso & Latte Art Class
Learn how to prepare espresso AND make latte art! We will go through the basics on how to achieve a great tasting espresso recipe. Then we will use those espresso coffees to make cappuccinos and also learn latte art techniques. This is a fun and interactive class for beginners and anyone who would like to learn how to create milk based drinks or improve their latte art skills.
Enjoy Philadelphia with Private Chef Gabriel
Enjoy your very own private chef experience at your place! Take advantage of our group discounts! ★ 10% OFF — groups from 4 to 5 guests ★ 15% OFF — groups of +6 guests Learn the secrets hidden within each dish, and enjoy a delicious multi-course meal. Get ready to discover the taste of Philadelphia without leaving your own dining room! I will arrive 90 minutes before your preferred dining time in order to begin working my magic. I won't arrive empty-handed! No-no, I will show up at your doorstep equipped with every ingredient needed in order to prepare your meal. Feel free to put your apron on and cook some of the dishes with me! I am eager to share with you the secrets behind my recipes and Philadelphia local hidden treasures. Not in the mood? Well then lay down, relax, enjoy a few appetizers and allow me and my team to take care of you. Eat, share, drink, laugh, and explore Philadelphia dining scene from your own table. Oh and don’t worry about tidying up, everything will be left spotless for you to continue to enjoy! To have a closer look at my menus, check the "What's included" section below!
Learn to Cook Caribbean Food With Philly Chef
Inquire by sending me a message! I Look forward to cooking with you! Private Sessions Ticket includes food & drinks for this intimate cooking experience $95/person $90/person = $180/Couple or Pair $85/person = /Group of 6 or more Join me for a fun and intimate cooking experience curated by Chef Dani! With specialty small plates displaying Caribbean-Fusion dishes and drinks. You’ll be greeted by sounds of the Caribbean (Soca, Dancehall,&Reggae) to set the vibes The menu for the night will consist of bites for every dietary preference. As we prepare the food, I'll share more about me and the history behind the dishes. We'll chat as we enjoy the ambiance of the space, learn the recipes and cook a 2 course meal and make sauces from scratch! We’ll mingle and enjoy the company of others in the name of food. At the end of the night, we'll take pictures and everyone will have exclusive recipes and goodies to take, be added to our future email lists with dining, and entertainment specials sent to you.(via email)! BYOB! Only guests who pay for this intimate private cooking experience are allowed. Age 21 + I will provide some beverages. Please note: All guests most check in on arrival. Please have a valid form of ID. Please be mindful of attending if you may be sick or show signs of being in contact with Covid. Let’s keep the space safe for everyone and have fun!
A Toast to History--Behind the Scenes at Carpenters' Hall
You’ll get a private, after-hours tour of historic Carpenters’ Hall, the site of the First Continental Congress in 1774 and the birthplace of American democracy. First we’ll show you the main hall where the Congress met, where you’ll see original artifacts from the period and a detailed model showing the construction of Carpenters’ Hall. Then it’s up to our second floor, which is off limits to regular visitors, where you’ll see our gorgeous 19th-century library and get to explore some of our rare books and other items from our collection. We’ll close with questions and a scotch tasting to toast the continued good health of our visitors, the Carpenters’ Company and the importance of history. The scotch is curtesy of ImpEx Beverages. Each guest will also receive a copy of “Meeting Place of History,” a fully illustrated booklet about Carpenters’ Hall.
Coffee Roasting in Philadelphia
Coffee roasting and tasting class: learn and see what is involved in the art of coffee roasting. I will provide a demonstration for guests by using a commercial-grade machine at a professional coffee roasting studio/lab. Guests will be able to participate on a hands-on level. I will show all the necessary and important steps throughout the coffee roasting process. Afterwards we will all taste the coffees together, try different methods of brewing, and more! This is a great activity for coffee lovers and everyone in between. It allows for unique interactions, conversations, new ideas, and the opportunity to learn so much that wasn't known or experienced before. The classes are always very fun and you will take something new (and coffee beans!) home with you.

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Surf Lessons on LBI
Lessons are 1.5 hours, the first 20 minutes we go over the basics on the beach - safety, board anatomy, paddling, the popup, and positioning. The next 70 minutes are hands-on in the water where we catch waves, pop-up, and take control of the wave. Best time to surf is before noon, before the sea breeze, from 7:00am to 11:00am We can meet at any surfing beach that you prefer on LBI, or meet at some of my favorite surf spots - which ever is good for you. You will be surfing in no time! Other things to note Under the age of 13 requires a private one-on-one lesson. Up to 4 guests may attend if over the age of 12. This summer we will take extra Covid caution which may require you to drive to the beach - be prepared for wet, sandy surfers to get back into your car.
Philly's favorite bars and secret spots
This experience captures a piece of the Philly culture and is lined up so that every stop is a hop and skip away from the next. With this tour we skip every line and pay no covers. It’s 4- 5 (dependent on group size) of our favorite bars with a secret bar or speakeasy along the tour; That even people that live in the city don’t know about. We will have a few drinks at each stop and makes some friends along the way. Look forward to having a great time with you. If you need a day outside of our calendar, message us and we can come up with an arrangement.
Incredible Sling Yoga on the Beach
An hour class of incredible sling yoga which includes introduction how to use the sling, few breathing techniques, stretching with full instructions before any move and final relaxation in famous cocoon. We will connect breath with yoga poses on the sling with the sound of the crushing waves and spark of the sun for 60 minutes. You will feel grounded thorough the soft, golden sand and lead towards final relaxation in everyone’s favorite, soothing cocoon for the last 10 minutes of the session. All equipment is included. You will also receive small, personal gift. Other things to note: An hour before the class no food no drink (no coffee!) - I recommend glass of water 30min before. No body lotion please - material is very silky. We meet at the Osborn Ave, Margate, New Jersey - you are allowed to park at the end of the street in the hours I provide the session.
Philadelphia History, Highlights, & Revolution Walking Tour
On this tour, we’ll explore Independence National Historical Park and the Old City neighborhood to see a plethora of historical landmarks! Along the way, your guide will keep you posted on the history of these sites and fill you in on all kinds of useful info for your visit to Philly. We’ll see Carpenters Hall, where the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania was founded. Next, we’ll head to the Museum of American Revolution, which offers an incredible look at the stories, artifacts, and people that shaped the American Revolution. We’ll go inside to see a presentation of George Washington’s War Tent ( when your tour is over, you’ll be able to get a discounted ticket to see the rest of the museum). As we walk through Old City, we’ll also pass by some favorite sites such as Elfreth’s Alley (the oldest continuously-occupied residential street in the entire US), showcasing incredible architecture dating back to the early 1700s, the Betsy Ross House, named after a famous seamstress and flag maker who is said to have sewn the first ever American flag, Benjamin Franklin’s Grave (bring a penny to toss!), and the outdoor President’s House Landmark where Washington and Adams lived.
Lavish Spring Picnics
Look no further for a heated luxury Picnic Experience! Who says you can't picnic in the fall and winter?? We've got you covered!!! Treat yourself and/or loved ones to a uniquely posh picnic experience for up to 6 people. Enjoy a bottle of seasonal wine, a HOME COOKED MEAL, snacks and a dessert selection. I personally prep for each and every group. You will enjoy music and games (at your leisure) while enjoying the picnic. Lastly, before leaving I can discuss with you some local activities to enjoy here in the Princeton area (simply request, and I'll take care of you). Things to note: I only buy fresh and local products! Wear comfortable clothes and suitable shoes for walking in the grass. You will have PLENTY of food for consumption! PLEASE NOTE! WE OFFER A 10% price difference if you book outside of this platform. Message me with questions!
In Depth Tarot Reading from an Oracle
For this experience, I will utilize the divinations of cartomancy and clairvoyance for your rooted message given to me by the divine. This healing session where I provide a tarot reading and Oracle Guidance on areas in your life you will like to receive confirmation and advice from! It is a very interactive experience and most of the time you’ll leave not only feeling “lighter” with a lot of information to consider but you’ll feel empowered and inspired! This is Great for Team Building, Groups and Teams! Please reach out to me to make a Team Bonding Experience for your groups :-)
Philly's Own Thrift Tour
Welcome to the Philly Thrift Tour: Imagine a walking tour where you get to stop and pick up magic along the way. Let’s take a walk with your favorite Thrift Sister, Style enthusiast and Sustainable fashion guru. Here you will learn about this city’s top thrift stores and the great sales that take place in these specific locations. This is a walking tour where you will not only get your steps in but take in the amazing day of being around like minded creatives who you can create life long relationships with. This 4 store experience will have your bags filled with gems and still enough money left to enjoy your time in the city. Through this experience I guarantee you will leave not only with a full bag but a full heart after meeting others as excited as you are for the passion to thrift. What you will get: ~Every tour will begin at noon and we will spend 45minutes to an hour in each store. ~You will get a walking tour map. ~You will get a store itinerary for each store stating the color sales etc. ~Styling Tips,Shopping assistance and help keeping you on a budget if needed. ~Whether you bring $5 or $500 expect to find magical gems. ~We will visit 3 Stores minimum. If time allows we will go to all 4 time flies when your shopping and having fun. ~This is a walking tour please dress comfortable. ~I can be found on IG: @theblazervault if you have any questions.
An adventure, Alpaca Picnic of South Jersey
Welcome to Unexpected Farm NJ: Personal Alpaca Farm Experience It's a picnic, but with Alpacas. Yes, An Alpaca Picnic. Some will come up as curious about you as you are about them. Some won’t even acknowledge your existence. But the one thing that is guaranteed is that ALL of them will put smiles on your face that you may never be able to wipe. Also just to note, while they’re adorable year round, if you’re looking to picnic, consider this Spring season they are sheared , at which point they’ll look goofy aliens through the first part of Summer into the Fall. I mean, c’mon…an alpaca picnic!! You know you want to… 3 hours $175 (ages 13+) minimum of 2, maximum of 8 persons $45 per additional adult $25 kids ages 6-12 accompanied by an adult What's included: Introductory talk and safety briefing 1 bottle of fresh herb water with ice bucket Complementary Seasonal Charcuterie Alpaca food for each guest Styled tablescape for number guests Cutlery, Linen Napkin, Dinnerware for each guest Complimentary Wine Glass for each guest Chair Seating Game for table Outside food welcomed BYOB This is outside, open air experience outside the pen with the Alpacas. Weather Permitting. Inclement weather cancellations will be 2 days prior to your reservation you have option of full refund or choose another date.
All Inclusive Content Creator Shoot for Beginners
Welcome to Philly! I'm Chrissy, pro photographer for 15+ years (6 years on Airbnb) capturing fun and candid photos & videos that beautifully capture the authentic you. Session begins and ends at City Hall. Check out the great five-star reviews from previous guests below! Your private shoot includes: -posing directions to look and feel your best -unlimited looks: bring one or two more looks -fast turnaround: top 20 photos are sent via link to private gallery -unlimited locations: landmarks, City Hall, subway/train, (studio available at extra cost) -unlimited video clips: increase your followers and engagement on social media with quick clips during your shoot FREE BONUS: All booked guests will receive a complimentary digital guide immediately after booking full of photo shoot tips on shoot prep and posing Let Philly be your background in this all-inclusive photoshoot/content creation experience perfect for new models, shy and introverted men, women and non-binary singles. All ages (18-99+), body type and ability are encouraged to book! Book now and save up to $200! Free Cancellation: cancel up to 24 hours before your session for full refund. Got questions? Need a different time not listed? Message me. See you soon!
Espresso & Latte Art Class
Learn how to prepare espresso AND make latte art! We will go through the basics on how to achieve a great tasting espresso recipe. Then we will use those espresso coffees to make cappuccinos and also learn latte art techniques. This is a fun and interactive class for beginners and anyone who would like to learn how to create milk based drinks or improve their latte art skills.
Philadelphia's Favorite Foods - Small Group Walking Tour
You'll eat your way through Philadelphia's greatest foods on this filling tour! We'll start inside the iconic Reading Terminal Market, where Philly classics like fresh soft pretzels and scrapple can be paired with international tastes like Italian cannolis. You'll savor the one and only Philly cheesesteak - a local favorite that has inspired imitators around the world. Then, we'll head to trendy Sansom Street and discover Philly food innovations like creamy vegan shakes, locally-sourced mushroom pizza, and lick-the-bowl-clean New World hummus made from Old World recipes. You'll also get a chance to sip on Fair Trade coffee at a fast-growing local start-up; one of many examples of Philly's social consciousness and move towards environmental sustainability. If you want the best of Philly's foodie scene - this is the tour for you! If you would like to book this tour for a private group, please message us directly for more information.
A Fat Guy's Walking, Philly Food Tour
Let's start our morning at Philly's Temple to the People, City Hall, from which we will move to Reading Terminal Market, where we will get a deeper understanding of "What Philadelphians eat" by sampling and eating our way through cultures and countries. After eating some amazing food at Reading Terminal, we will catch a train West to one of Philly's historic Farmer's Markets to see and sample what's in season. Along the way, we will pop into a few restaurants and eateries for quick, "grab & go bites." From the farmers market, we will take a slow stroll through one of my favorite neighborhoods and experience samples of fine cheeses, see where great breads and pastries are made, and snack on one of my favorite places to get a really good slice of pizza, with a side of gelato, of course! Continuing our tour, we will head, to Chinatown to see and sample some great markets, restaurants, and grab some tea! This tour is best enjoyed as part of a duo, perhaps even a team, as you will want to sample everything. The freedom to grab what you want to eat and say no to what you don't is a key part of this experience, so eat to your heart's content, knowing you will burn any excess calories off on our journey.
Black Be Beautiful Mural Tour w/ Bonus Digital Guide
Welcome to Black Philadelphia! Take a break from white-washed history and tourist traps to immerse yourself in local Black culture with our Black Be Beautiful tour led by Chrissy, native & storyteller with over 300 five-star reviews! This 2-hour walking tour is a fun, educational experience packed with a dozen large murals and transformative conversations around Black resistance and the healing power of art and community building. Stories include the impactful work of former NAACP president and civil rights activist Cecil B. Moore and features The Village, a 30+ year old nonprofit art campus dedicated to uplifting local art, healing, pride, expression, and creativity. Taking place in "Norf" Philly/Temple University area, easily accessible by bus/train, uber/lyft or driving (free parking). Begins: 11th St. & Cecil B. Moore Ave Ends: 2544 Germantown Avenue Perfect for locals, solo travelers, groups, students, birthdays, team bonding, conferences, etc. Book today and receive TWO BONUSES!! BONUS #1: FREE DIGITAL GUIDE! Instantly plan your whole trip with our new "Ultimate Guide to Black Philadelphia" full of Black owned short-term rentals, festivals, places to eat, shop & more (up to $25 value). BONUS #2: FREE TRIP PLANNING! You'll receive a link to book a discovery call with me. Offer is limited to 20 people per month so book fast (up to $50 value). 
Chef-Led Taste of the Italian Market Food Tour
Join us on a South Philly tasting journey, led by an Italian Market native chef who knows the neighborhood and everybody in it. Explore Philadelphia's Italian Market rich culture and history. Discover the stories behind the Market's iconic landmarks, and gain a deeper understanding of the traditions that have shaped this vibrant neighborhood. Sip, shop and stroll. Prepare to eat like a local as we walk through Philadelphia's bustling Italian Market and Puebladelphia sections. Shop like a chef with Michelin Mentioned tour guide, Chef Jacquie. Our guests receive exclusive discounts in shops. Bring a shopping bag or cooler, if you plan on making purchases. Reusable shopping bags for sale, ask your tour guide Wear comfortable shoes.
Italian Market Food Tour
On this tour, we'll explore the country’s oldest and largest everyday open-air market - the 9th Street Italian Market - for some authentic, Philly foodie action. We’ll stroll through vibrant fruit stalls (with unbelievable prices!), past the fragrant bakeries, into various shops and unique stores, and peeking down hidden alleys covered in fantastical street art. You’ll get the chance to meet some store owners and hear their personal stories of food, history, and community. With a local guide leading the way, you’ll have an expert and an Italian Market-lover right there with you and they’ll make sure to tell you the not-so-common stories of one of the most colorful neighborhoods in Philadelphia. Of course, you’ll be sampling plenty of delicious food on this food tour! Throughout the tour, we’ll try several different dishes, including cannoli, tomato pie, and tacos! Your guide will also introduce you to other Italian Market staples and immigrant-inspired fare, savoring the flavors of the market as you make your way down this iconic street. This market has survived the passing decades by welcoming vendors from around the world and, today, remains a popular destination for tourists and locals alike - and you’ll definitely understand why by the end of our time together. So, come explore one of the most unique, thriving, and diverse areas of the City of Brotherly Love with us!