Women in Nature – Michigan’s UP

A small group of women had a nice long weekend of exploration and relaxation in the Upper Peninsula with ODC Network Guides Joy Funk and Ashley VanZee. We walked through old growth forests in search of waterfalls and glacial lakes, visited Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, and enjoy the quaint downtown of Marquette, MI with its…

Sierra Nevada Mountains

Our 8 day trip had us traveling throughout the Sierra Nevada Range from Sequoia National Park through King’s Canyon National Park on to Yosemite National Park and finishing at Lake Tahoe. Hiking, mountains, waterfalls, starry nights, bear sightings, and scenery like no other met us around every bend.

Costa Rica from Coast to Cloud Forest

March 21 – 30, 2019 This 10 day itinerary included 5 different over-night stays with visits to the Northern Caribbean Coast at Tortuguero National Park, La Fortuna and Arenal Volcano, Monteverde and the Cloud Forest Reserve and the Central Pacific Coast at Manuel Antonio National Park. The group was led by the Explorer Network’s Jamie…

Guatemala Billfishing

January 31 – February 4, 2019 This long weekend trip to Guatemala never disappoints! We had a group of 16 people accompany CEO Travis Williams and COO Dave Nyitray to the Pacific Fins Resort in sunny Guatemala. The group enjoyed the 90 degree sunny weather as they fished for three days then kicked back to watch…

Olympic Peninsula Adventure

July 27 – August 4, 2018 We were fortunate to plan a Olympic Peninsula Adventure as a family vacation for one of our supporters. She won the experience at our annual Evening at the ODC event. We had a wonderful time sharing the Olympic Peninsula with the family of 17 who despite their diverse interests…

Ecuador and the Galapagos

April 20-May 4, 2018 We went back to Ecuador for an amazing 15 day, 14 night tour in the spring of 2018. The adventure included a tour of the historic city of Quito, exploring above the tree line in paramo habitat, hiking in the cloud forest, spending 4 nights in the Amazon at a Kitchwa…

Alaska’s Inside Passage

April 13-29, 2018 This 15 day journey had the group cruising over 1,000 miles through the rugged winding coastline and islands of Alaska and British Columbia. The group explored the San Juan Islands of Washington, the wildlife rich coast of British Columbia, Canada, and the many islands, glaciers, and temperate rainforests of Alaska. They saw…

Sault Ste Marie Birding

February 9-11, 2018 We took a weekend birding trip to Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Our home base was in the Sault Ste Maria, Michigan area, but we traveled to Dafter, Rudyard, Eckerman, Hulbert and Tahquamenon Falls State Park. Some of the birding hot spots we visited included Dafter’s Dump, Dafter Post Office, Rudyard flats, Rudyard Loop, Dunbar…

Costa Rica from Coast to Cloud Forest

Costa Rica boasts numerous endemic species of vertebrates and invertebrates. The country owes its high biodiversity to twelve different ecosystems which range from tropical rainforests to upland cloud forests, canyons to volcanoes and mangrove swamps to over 800 miles of coastline both on the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean. By no means did we see…

Alaska Adventure

A bucket list trip for many is one to Alaska. On an Explorer Network trip there you are bound to see flora, fauna and scenes like these. Alaska Adventure Alaska Adventure Alaska Adventure Alaska Adventure Alaska Adventure Alaska Adventure Alaska Adventure Alaska Adventure Alaska Adventure Alaska Adventure Alaska Adventure Alaska Adventure Alaska Adventure Alaska Adventure…