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Miami Beach From Above

elcome to Miami! Buckle up and prepare for the ride!” Our pilot for the day shouts through the speaker on his headphones as we prepare to take off. We are at North Perry Airport, located 20 miles north of downtown Miami and we about to start our scenic flight around Miami. It doesn’t take long [...]

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Cruising the 10,000 Islands of the Everglades

Alberto on the boat

Across the coast of southwest Florida lies the Ten Thousand Islands, dotting the vast waterways of the Everglades like speckles of stardust. Lush, tropical and foreboding, these tiny islets form the largest expanse of mangrove forest in North America. These islands are also home to a rich diversity of native wildlife, including several endangered species. Despite the name, [...]

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Diving into Paradise: Florida’s Secret Isle

View from above

The pearly white beach is empty, except for our footprints in the sand. A regal 19th-century fortress stands behind us, but apart from that, we are completely surrounded by sparkling, spearmint blue water. Alberto and I hold hands and smile at each other. It’s almost as if we’re on a private island, in the middle [...]

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Highlights of Florida: Kayaking, Biking and Beach-Bumming

Kayaking Turner River

We’ve just left Florida, sunburned and happy after spending two weeks out on the beach and exploring the nature surrounding the state. From the sultry beachfront city of Miami, we traversed through the swamps to get to the Everglades National Park, where we cruised through the 10,000 islands and went kayaking in Turner River. We [...]

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Experiencing Hurricane Isaac in Florida Keys

It was a perfect day at Fort Jefferson in Dry Tortugas National Park. The sun was blazing, the sky was clear and cloudless, and the sea glittered with hundreds shades of blue. Nothing in the horizon gave out that a day later, a tropical storm nicknamed Isaac would be roaring over these shores. We had [...]

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From Africa to America: Updates, Travel Plans, and a Giveaway

South Beach, Miami

Having just spent a month in the savannas of Africa, we’ve swapped our winter coats for flip-flops and shorts, and arrived in Miami, Florida. This week, we’ll be traveling around the lower end of the state with Visit Florida, getting a taste of the outdoor adventures it has to offer: from scuba-diving in the Keys [...]

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8 Adventurous Spots Around the World

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// One of the many reasons why people travel is the challenge it poses. Diving into shark-infested waters, climbing the towering peaks or trekking through dense jungles – they all jolt adventure travelers to life. As my blood rushes with every adventure,  I am reminded of the meaning of travel. Once again, based on my [...]

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