This tour was developed by my dear and since departed (to Germany) friend and ex-fellow-intern Janine. I miss her dearly but am proud to be advertising her tour. This is a post I wrote for work that will go up on the company website sometime next week. Continue reading
I decided to include some press coverage from earlier this year in Dragonfly Expeditions’ October Newsletter (“On the Fly”). Somehow I ended up writing EVERY blog post for this newsletter … it seems I’m turning into the “writing monkey” at work (and they wonder why I’m not getting everything done …). So this article starts out with a little intro by me and then features an article by travel writer Richard Varr (now wouldn’t THAT be the best job ever??). Want to learn more about Varr or about the up-and-coming Miami Wynwood Art District? Read on! 🙂 Continue reading
Take this tour if you: want to learn about the fascinating history of Miami (the “Magic City”), like to walk in big cities, and/or want to experience the urban flavor of one of the most thriving cities in the US.
Note: you will be walking at a fast pace for about three hours in a warm climate with little shade.
This tour is fun for: history buffs and people who like to be in cities.
What to bring: a camera and sunscreen.
Take this tour if you: are interested in South Florida ecology and/or Seminole history, want to learn about Florida’s real-life Tarzan, enjoy cycling, and/or simply want to experience some of South Florida’s diverse ecosystems.
Note: you will be riding a cruiser bike on hard-packed shell rock and pavement.
Note: water is provided.
This tour is fun for: anyone and everyone.
What to bring: tennis shoes and the desire to learn.
Take this tour if you: are interested in Cuban heritage/ culture or want to experience a night out in Miami’s “Little Havana.”
Note: children are not allowed on this tour.
Note: you will be dancing, drinking and staying out late!
This tour is fun for: couples.
What to bring: a camera and money (if you want to buy cigars); dress nicely and try not to bring much (valuables can be left on the bus; do not bring items such as cell phones/ purses into the nightclub).
Looking for the perfect, relaxing vacation? Don’t want to bring the kids along?
Do you love nature and hiking? Do you want to experience the rainforest first-hand?
If so, Luna Lodge is perfect for you. Luna Lodge is owned by an amazing woman named Lana. The Colorado native had a dream to build an eco-friendly paradise within the rainforest of Costa Rica. You can experience her dream by staying at Luna Lodge, located on the beautiful Osa Peninsula of Costa Rica.
Stay at Luna Lodge if you: love nature, enjoy healthy food, like to hike, are looking for peace of mind, like to do yoga, want to see rainforest flora and fauna up-close, want to relax/rejuvenate, or want to see one of the most beautiful places on Earth.
Note: This location is perfect for honeymooners. This location is not compatible with wheelchairs.
Note: there is limited electricity at Luna Lodge. Appliances that use lots of electricity, such as hair dryers, must be left at home. Each tent includes two lights and enough electricity to, say, charge a cell phone.
Note: there is no air-conditioning at Luna Lodge. However, the mild climate and tropical winds create a comfortable temperature. It is not excessively hot and most of the property is in the shade.
Note: Internet access is available in the gift shop for a small fee.
This location is fun for: adults who want to relax and enjoy nature. NOT recommended for children.
What to bring: hiking gear (mainly hiking shoes), a book, the intent to relax.
Traditional tours of Indian lands are boring. Admit it, they are BORING! – this tour is anything but.
If you find yourself in Florida, you should definitely check out the Everglades. But, how do you choose a place to take a tour? There are dozens of companies that will take tourists out on airboats through the Everglades.
Lucky for you, I have found the best tour. It is located about 45 minutes from Miami.
Take this tour if you: would like to experience an airboat ride, are interested in the history of the Miccosukee Indians, want to try some native food, want to see alligators, or are interested in the Everglades ecosystem.
Note: this tour is not compatible with wheelchairs.
This tour is fun for: all ages.
What to bring: bug spray, poncho/jacket.
What is an airboat? An airboat is an eco-friendly way to travel through the Everglades. The broad, shallow boat is powered by a huge propeller in the back. It whisks over the water and plants so smoothly that it gives passengers a sensation of flying/hovering.