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July 2017

Art on Las Olas – Saturday, July 22, 2017

July 22 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Named for an early oceanfront estate, Las Olas (“the waves” in Spanish) has been the most prominent thoroughfare through Fort Lauderdale since the first days of its settlement.  This noted boulevard, carved from an ancient hardwood hammock, takes us from the heart of downtown Fort Lauderdale, through a quaint and walkable shopping district, past the fabled “isles” that have earned the city the nickname “Venice of America” and all the way to beautiful Fort Lauderdale Beach.  Today, Las Olas Boulevard…

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August 2017

The Biltmore Hotel – A Legacy of Luxury – Saturday, August 26, 2017

August 26 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
The Biltmore Hotel, 1200 Anastasia Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33134 United States
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Explore the historic halls of one of South Florida’s most architecturally important landmarks: the Biltmore Hotel.  Learn about the building’s many colorful stories and how she was resurrected into the legendary beauty she is today.  Allow us to filter through the truths, untruths, ghosts and glamour that capture the essence of South Florida's Mediterranean style and the history of this truly amazing landmark. Afterwards, we will convene at your Dragonfly Expeditionary Club's headquarters in the Biltmore Corporate Suites for a…

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September 2017

Key Biscayne – A Journey by Cycle – Saturday, September 16, 2017

September 16 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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"Key Biscayne - A Journey by Cycle" This 10-mile bicycle jaunt takes us across the charming island of Key Biscayne, a place so hospitable that it was sought out by the Tequesta Indians who first inhabited South Florida. Hear the story of how the growing number of wrecks on Key Biscayne resulted in the building of a remote lighthouse outpost that to this day remains Miami-Dade County’s oldest structure.  Reflect on the experiences of early coconut palm plantation settlers who…

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Night on the Passionate Streets of Little Havana – Friday September 29, 2017

September 29 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Join us on a journey that evokes the spirit of Havana in all her remembered glory. If you close your eyes for a moment in modern Miami’s “Little Havana,” you are almost transported back in time to the Tropicana and the Flamingo, back to the Riviera and the Floridita.  The sensuous, rum-rich rhythms of the Mambo spilling out into the balmy tropical night are real … and tonight you are experiencing them. Tonight, the lively streetscape of Calle Ocho, Little…

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October 2017

Creola in My Soul-a Beach and Bayou Adventure

October 15 @ 4:00 pm - October 22 @ 11:00 am

Join our partner company Margaritaville Adventures on a trip infused with Southern charm and New Orleans pageantry. This adventure re-traces the wanderings of Jimmy Buffett’s early days along the Flora-bama Coast & on into New Orleans.   Contact Margaritaville Adventures to learn more about this adventure! www.MargaritavilleAdventures.com 1-800-598-9853 Info@MargaritavilleAdventures.com And don't forget to ask about your exclusive Dragonfly Expeditionary Club Member benefits.   RSVP to our Facebook event!   **Must be a member of the Dragonfly Expeditionary Club to receive the exclusive…

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Ghosts and Gravestones – Mourning or Night? – Saturday, October 21, 2017

October 21 @ 6:45 pm - 8:00 pm

This evening's tour, conducted in the light of an ageing oil lantern starts by exploring the ornate and mournful Miami City Cemetery, a restored landmark that is a solemn reminder of Miami’s dramatic history in the radically transforming area around the Performing Arts Center. We are visiting the gravesites of long-deceased pioneers and settlers. Their true stories will unravel what made Miami great. If the grounds could talk, voices would relate tales of dark Santeria and voodoo rituals among the…

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November 2017

A Salty Piece of Land – Belize Jungle & Island Expedition

November 5 @ 12:00 pm - November 12 @ 12:00 pm

Join our partner company Margaritaville Adventures on their inaugural trip to Belize! Traveling through the dense tropical canopy of this Central American nation, one may encounter a Toucan, the national bird or a Howler Monkey or a Jaguar or a Crocodile. Passing pristine waterfalls and rivers that traverse through ancient caves, one could possibly stumble upon the ruins of a magnificent, undiscovered Maya city.   Contact Margaritaville Adventures to learn more about this adventure! www.MargaritavilleAdventures.com 1-800-598-9853 Info@MargaritavilleAdventures.com And don't forget to ask…

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Art on Worth Avenue – Saturday, November 11, 2017

November 11 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

This noted boulevard rose from what was once a dirt road almost a century ago to become the most prominent thoroughfare in Palm Beach -- stretching all the way to the ocean. In addition to its upscale shops, Worth Avenue teems with history and culture. Our tour selects the most promising and exciting exhibits from the array of innovative galleries along Worth Avenue.  The galleries feature works from both local and international artists. Join us for an afternoon of luxury…

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December 2017

Coral Gables, Walking My Neighborhood – Amidst the Splendor of the Holiday Season – Saturday, December 9, 2017

December 9 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
The Biltmore Hotel, 1200 Anastasia Avenue
Coral Gables, FL 33155
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Curious about the enchanting neighborhood surrounding the beautiful Biltmore Hotel? You are invited to join us on an old fashioned holiday walk through the historic streets of Coral Gables. Strolling past distinctive homes and churches, plazas and parks, you'll get a sense of the joy of living in this City Beautiful. You will peer into the windows of the oldest house in Coral Gables and learn why it is built around a shack. You'll see the honeymoon cottage of the…

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January 2018

Some Moonlit Bay Matlacha Getaway

January 12, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - January 19, 2018 @ 11:00 am

Join our partner company Margaritaville Adventures on a trip with panoramic vistas, little waterfront restaurants, an ancient Indian town, abundant wildlife, and a murder-mystery writer's hidden getaway. Come discover 'the greatest little place you've never heard of'! Geography may have saved one of the most original and scenic out-islands in Florida. You see, in order to get onto Pine Island, you have to cross a little bridge in Matlacha. Matlacha, a tiny fishing town crowds the bridge on both sides…

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