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Downtown Raleigh Treasure Hunt - Walking Scavenger Hunt
It all begins at the Sir Walter Raleigh statue outside the Raleigh Convention Center, where guests will meet their treasure hunt guide. After an initial welcome, introductions, and safety briefing, our treasure hunt guide will set the stage for your treasure hunt experience! Teams will take off from here! Guests will embark on a thrilling scavenger hunt around downtown Raleigh where they will search outside for clues, solve puzzles, and crack codes to ultimately unlock the treasure chest and reveal the prize inside! The hunt will take guests to some of the most historical, artistic, and unique locations around the downtown area. The entire experience will take between 60-90 minutes. The hunt includes walking from location to location for a total of about two miles. Guests may choose to travel at their own pace and will be in communication with their hunt guides at all times. Great for pairs, corporate groups, and other special groups!
Appalachian Farm and Mountain Trail Ride
Ride. Restore. (Re)connect. Picture yourself meandering through the idyllic, mountain-framed grounds of a historic 300-acre farm and forest located in the Blue Ridge Mountains. The property is cradled in a pastoral valley with wooded mountains and a bubbling creek, and is home to some of the most stunning flora and fauna in the Eastern US such as goldenseal and spring ephemerals like trillium, violet, and ramps. Our trails wind over hilly oak savannah and gradually climb through mature hardwood groves near the border of Pisgah National Forest. Discover the special relationship between trees and trout, identify wildflowers and other plants and animals, and immerse yourself in an outdoor adventure that will engage all five senses. The 90 minute horseback ride takes place on the Evans family farm in rural Barnardsville, NC. Lovingly referred to as “The Dairy,” the farm was in operation from the 1930s until 2008 and has a history almost as beguiling as the land it’s on. (To boot: it used to sell milk to the famous Biltmore Estate!) We will begin the trail ride by getting to know each other and our horses. After that, we will briefly explore the ins and outs of horseback riding. Whether you’re a seasoned rider or first-timer, a kid or a retiree, it doesn’t matter; anyone can do it. Then we’ll be off, gaining 200 feet of elevation and a lifetime of memories.
Bees in the T.R.A.P. (Beekeeping)
*Please feel free to request dates that work for you.* After your initial arrival and parking you will then be greeted by me (Kamal Bell). After our introduction you will be given a brief history on the founding of Sankofa Farms. Once completed you will be fitted for a beekeeping suit and introduced to all of the equipment you will need to start you own hive! Once the review is complete we will travel to our apiary on site and you will be given a hands on experience in our hives. This session will comprise of how to inspect a beehive, how to properly use beekeeping equipment , and how to spot your queen Bee! Other things to note Once you arrive to our location you will travel down a gravel road. At the end of the road make a left turn toward a our red barn and I will greet you once you arrive! great for groups", "great for teams”, and “great for team-building"
Asheville barhop by SUP or Kayak
We will be exploring a couple of the best breweries of Asheville by SUP and kayak! 21&up. Get your friends together for a river caravan down the French Broad! This river is flat and wide, an easy beginner run, winding through the river arts district. Our guides will help you learn to kayak or SUP if you are new to it. It is a scenic and fun way to get to the breweries. Great for groups, solo travelers or couples, because you make friends with your crew throughout the afternoon. We have dry bags for personal items, dress to get wet and still be able to walk a block or two. Our takeouts are riverside banks, not docks, so ability to get out of your boat and walk up a trail is required. A sample or two can be provided at the breweries, but bring your wallet to purchase beer and food.
Forging Silver Stacking Rings
Be a jeweler for a day by creating your own keepsake hammered sterling silver stacking rings. We'll start off by getting you settled into the studio before teaching you the basics of metalsmithing. We'll cut silver, learn how to solder the rings together with propane torches and then learn how to polish them to make them shiny! Once you learn the basics, you can add textures to make your ring unique, and make two beautiful stacking rings!This is a wonderful experience to bring home a memorable souvenir from your trip to Asheville. Afterwards, feel free to peruse our beautiful gallery and walk around the River Arts District to get get inspired by the over 200 working artists in the warehouses. Feel free to sign up solo, as a couple, or as friends! Due to our close proximity in working together, masks and hand sanitizing are required. Other things to note Please try to wear closed toed shoes.

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Cow Cuddles !!! Bovine/Cow Therapy !!!
We will visit our beautiful docile herd of "Gir" (pronouced "gear") cows. They are Gujarati indian cows and some of the coolest on earth ! They like people and want your attention! We will spend time petting, brushing and hugging them! We do our best to make it comfortable for all ages. At times we also feed them some cow snacks. Inquire within for an "ok feed list" if you want to bring your own! We can also share information about our project farm / homestead / mini village or answer questions about our herd :) Other things to note: We will guide you to have a safe fun experience with the cows. Our cows are a special and like humans more than ANY other cow breed. Nicknamed "pasture dogs" :) :) All ages are welcome. We love birthday parties, graduation parties and wedding parties. We can handle large groups feel free to message me for more info ! Thanks ! and until then, Hare Krsna ! Compassion to all beings, and be well !!!
Goat Farm Tour & Cheese Tasting
Guests will tour the goat farm, home to 64 goats. We will begin the tour by giving loads of information about goat care and farming. Guests will have the option to play and interact with 11 baby goats and 32 mamas. We will finish the tour with an elaborate tasting of the 9 fresh cheese varieties we make weekly on the farm.
Go where others can't on a private Cape Fear River tour
PET FRIENDLY! Enjoy a PRIVATE tour of the Cape Fear River through historic downtown Wilmington. When booking this tour you will not be sharing the boat with other guests. Each tour is a private group tour. Perfect for an intimate date or fits 6 adults comfortably for friends that may want to enjoy the trip together. Your tour will include history on the area, views of downtown, as well as amazing natural views to areas that you cannot get to from land. A mix of spectacular natural environments and historical interests will be enjoyed. Surprise your family and friends with a special date night, engagement, anniversary, or birthday that they will never forget! You are welcome to bring your own alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, as well as food or snacks. I can provide a Charcuterie board per your request for an additional fee.
Private Magical Gong Journey
This experience is great for those who traveled long hours especially across the ocean or country. It will help to feel more grounded and recover from jet lag quickly. It is also great for stress relief and emotional balance restoration. Or if you want to experience something new and unique and need to connect to your Self on deep level this is for you! We start with a short guided meditation which helps you start to feel comfortable and more relaxed. You will be sitting in chair or laying down on yoga mat whatever is more comfortable for you. Feel free to bring your own yoga mat, but I do have extras. Then you will be surrounded by sound of six gongs. After few minutes you will enter a meditative state and your own inner experience. The sound of gong penetrates, cleans, invigorates, rejuvenates, and connects you to your soul, your highest infinite self. Discover what will be yours. There will be time after the session to allow you to slowly come back to the present moment and fully awaken. Other things to note If you are allergic to cat consider to take your medicine. I have a cat who usually does not bother, but sometimes comes to check out after session.
Downtown Raleigh Treasure Hunt - Walking Scavenger Hunt
It all begins at the Sir Walter Raleigh statue outside the Raleigh Convention Center, where guests will meet their treasure hunt guide. After an initial welcome, introductions, and safety briefing, our treasure hunt guide will set the stage for your treasure hunt experience! Teams will take off from here! Guests will embark on a thrilling scavenger hunt around downtown Raleigh where they will search outside for clues, solve puzzles, and crack codes to ultimately unlock the treasure chest and reveal the prize inside! The hunt will take guests to some of the most historical, artistic, and unique locations around the downtown area. The entire experience will take between 60-90 minutes. The hunt includes walking from location to location for a total of about two miles. Guests may choose to travel at their own pace and will be in communication with their hunt guides at all times. Great for pairs, corporate groups, and other special groups!
Appalachian Farm and Mountain Trail Ride
Ride. Restore. (Re)connect. Picture yourself meandering through the idyllic, mountain-framed grounds of a historic 300-acre farm and forest located in the Blue Ridge Mountains. The property is cradled in a pastoral valley with wooded mountains and a bubbling creek, and is home to some of the most stunning flora and fauna in the Eastern US such as goldenseal and spring ephemerals like trillium, violet, and ramps. Our trails wind over hilly oak savannah and gradually climb through mature hardwood groves near the border of Pisgah National Forest. Discover the special relationship between trees and trout, identify wildflowers and other plants and animals, and immerse yourself in an outdoor adventure that will engage all five senses. The 90 minute horseback ride takes place on the Evans family farm in rural Barnardsville, NC. Lovingly referred to as “The Dairy,” the farm was in operation from the 1930s until 2008 and has a history almost as beguiling as the land it’s on. (To boot: it used to sell milk to the famous Biltmore Estate!) We will begin the trail ride by getting to know each other and our horses. After that, we will briefly explore the ins and outs of horseback riding. Whether you’re a seasoned rider or first-timer, a kid or a retiree, it doesn’t matter; anyone can do it. Then we’ll be off, gaining 200 feet of elevation and a lifetime of memories.
Bees in the T.R.A.P. (Beekeeping)
*Please feel free to request dates that work for you.* After your initial arrival and parking you will then be greeted by me (Kamal Bell). After our introduction you will be given a brief history on the founding of Sankofa Farms. Once completed you will be fitted for a beekeeping suit and introduced to all of the equipment you will need to start you own hive! Once the review is complete we will travel to our apiary on site and you will be given a hands on experience in our hives. This session will comprise of how to inspect a beehive, how to properly use beekeeping equipment , and how to spot your queen Bee! Other things to note Once you arrive to our location you will travel down a gravel road. At the end of the road make a left turn toward a our red barn and I will greet you once you arrive! great for groups", "great for teams”, and “great for team-building"
Duluth brewery tour and tasting
Participants will go behind the scenes to meet our head brewer and learn the art and science behind 6S Brewing Company's craft beer. There will be a guided tasting that will give you the opportunity to sample the breweries' signature beers and seasonal selections.
Gather Eggs and Snuggle Bunnies on a Mountain Farm
Come join us on our sustainable organic farm in the coolest corner of North Carolina, Ashe County. We believe in raising our animals in the best environment possible. We'll start by meeting you at bottom of our mountain road, so you can enjoy a hayride to the farm. After a comprehensive farm tour, you can snuggle baby rabbits, hold chicks, or play with energetic piglets. Gathering eggs from the coop is always fun. Our gardens are full of summer produce, and the greenhouse allows us to eat sustainable local food all year long. Daily garden chores which are routine for us are fun for a day, even weeding! Pick and snap green beans, snack on grape tomatoes, harvest and prepare cucumbers for pickles . End your day here with a glass of sweet tea and a home-baked treat on the porch of a traditional Appalachian log cabin.
North Georgia Wine Tours
Whether you are on vacation, in town for a wedding, bachelorette party, or birthday party, or just trying to explore some wineries, I've got you covered. My goal is to ensure you have a wonderful experience in North Georgia Wine Country. I will meet you at your Airbnb to pick your group up and to get the day started. From there, we will head to the first winery. This stop will have lunch options as well as delicious wine and great views. The second stop has fabulous wines, indoor seating, outdoor covered seating, and outdoor uncovered seating. Perfect for any type of weather! The third winery is smaller, but the views, wine, and the staff are amazing. This place is highly recommended. After we finish up at the third winery, I will drop you back off at your Airbnb. I will be onsite and available at all times. Need someone to take pictures of you and your group? Just let me know! I will happily play photographer for you as well. Fine Print Details: - Wine tastings and food are not included in the price - Cost covers planning and transportation only - A 20% tip is requested (Cash, CashApp, Venmo or Paypal)
Four Wheeler riding with mountain view & waterfalls
I’ll meet you across the street from our cabin where we have the four wheelers parked and show you how to operate them. We have helmets and safety gear, no experience is necessary. We have five quads, each different size, utility style ATVs. We’ll do a couple runs in the field to get you comfortable on your quad, then we’ll head up a private loop trail with great views of the mountains. Afterwards we will follow the river on a trail that ends at the top of a secluded waterfall. You are welcome to bring snacks and relax here and take a break before riding back. Here’s a link to our folks Airbnb rental on site if you’re still looking for a place to stay.
Charming Mountain Picnic
Enjoy a private luxury picnic in our cozy igloo shelter! Bring your family and friends to the mountains for an unforgettable picnic. I will spend the morning shopping the local bakeries and farmers' markets, picking local flowers, and setting a beautiful table for you in our weatherproof igloo (complete with a ceiling fan for summer!)...all YOU have to do is show up and enjoy the grazing board filled with cured meats, a variety of cheese, fruit and nuts. You will also enjoy a delicious assortment of local bread from our favorite bakery and a seaonal homeade dessert. Take home a sample of our famous local honey and memories that will last all summer long! We can even add a birthday cake if you are celebrating a special occassion! Add your own champagne or wine to make it extra special!
Pet A Cow And Stay Awhile
Come cuddle a baby goats while they last. Join a local famer as he feeds up cows, chickens, ducks and goats. There is no better way to start the day than connecting with these amazing animals. Our philosophy is to observe the animals in our care and create ideal spaces for them to thrive. If you would like to visit at a different time just send me a request and we will accommodate you.
Baby Goat Play Date
Update Dec 2021: Kidding season is here, 80 baby goat have been born in the past 3 weeks! Call 704-941-7944 with questions. We will greet you at the pasture gate and welcome you into our Mini Nubian goat pasture where our herd is waiting to meet you. The baby goats will run and jump into your lap if you stoop down. You will spend your time holding, snuggling and loving on the goats! Our Moms are super friendly because they were raised as bottle babies. This means, they think they are humans we have not told any of them they are adopted. We are often asked how we keep up with all the names. You know the names of your children, right? Lol They will come when you call their name and we go for hikes through the woods without fences or pasture. Our Mini Nubian herd has the personality of a Dog. Just wait, you will see for yourself while you are visiting. We care for our goats dearly. This means bottle feeding every 2 hours for newborns that a Mom rejected around the clock or administrating supportive care every 2 hours for a goat we have rescued. We do whatever is needed to make sure our girls thrive and grow old with us. At the end of the day we hope you leave with the same “love of goats” that we have. You can continue to follow our goat journey by following “Cotton Bean Goat Farm” on social media.
Family and Alpaca's = Fun
I provide an educational tour about alpacas and llamas. You will learn the difference between the two. Why a farmer as myself own alpacas and llamas. I will teach you how I care for my alpacas and much more. Also, you will be able to get up close and personal with the alpacas to take all the photos you would like.