• Hop in an airboat to explore the mysterious "river of grass." Photograph by Claudia Uribe.
      Hop in an airboat to explore the mysterious "river of grass." Photograph by Claudia Uribe.
    • 10-ft long alligators are common in the Everglades. Photograph by Claudia Uribe.
      10-ft long alligators are common in the Everglades. Photograph by Claudia Uribe.
    • An airboat glides gracefully over the water. Photograph by Claudia Uribe.
      An airboat glides gracefully over the water. Photograph by Claudia Uribe.
    • Today more than 300 species of birds make the warm, shallow waters of the Everglades their home. Photograph by Claudia Uribe.
      Today more than 300 species of birds make the warm, shallow waters of the Everglades their home. Photograph by Claudia Uribe.
    • Sunsets over the sawgrass are colorful and dramatic. Photograph by Claudia Uribe.
      Sunsets over the sawgrass are colorful and dramatic. Photograph by Claudia Uribe.

      Issue 11: Miami

      Miami is known for its party scene–but leave the city glitz behind for an afternoon in the Everglades, and you’ll discover its other wild side. For the best introduction to this unique ecosystem–home to hundred of species of exotic birds, alligators, eagles, and even panthers–put yourself in the knowledgeable hands of the hosts at River of Grass Adventures, a family-owned airboat outfitter that offers afternoon and sunset excursions through miles of the area’s secluded canals and riverways.