News Releases

Jul. 15, 2016

Ecotourism Pioneer Holbrook Travel Announces International Symposium on Birding and Avian Conservation in Costa Rica

Event to take place January 2017 at Selva Verde Lodge & Rainforest Reserve.  Ecotourism leader Holbrook Travel has opened enrollment for its Costa Rica Birding 

May 06, 2016

Holbrook Accomplishes Panama Program to View Passage of Last Shuttle Fuel Tank

Special program developed for California Science Center members to witness the final Panama Canal passage of the Space Shuttle fuel tank. Holbrook Travel, a pioneer in education field expeditions

Feb. 02, 2016

Holbrook Travel to host upcoming speaking events in Southern California: “Birding the Hot Spots of Costa Rica”

Holbrook Travel will host two upcoming speaking events on the birding hot spots of Costa Rica, with special guest speaker Paulo Valerio. These informative events are free and open to the public.

Jan. 25, 2016

Florida hikers trek Patagonia to raise money and awareness for cancer patients

Fifteen travelers from across the state recently trekked through the Patagonia region of Argentina and Chile to benefit cancer patients in Florida and beyond, in cooperation with the Climb for Cancer Foundation

Jan. 05, 2016

Holbrook Travel Sponsors Wildlife Biologist Dr. Robert L. Norton's 5th Christmas Bird Count in Cuba

Author, educator, and wildlife biologist Dr. Robert L. Norton recently returned from leading 10 U.S. citizen scientists to Cuba for the country’s fifth year of participation

Nov. 17, 2015

Pink to Pink: Helping With Cuba’s Struggle Against Breast Cancer

Holbrook Travel, a pioneer in educational travel, was recognized for its role in a groundbreaking program to support breast cancer awareness in Cuba. The 8-day program was led by Dr. Alberto N.

Sep 29, 2015

Nine Useful Resources for High School Educators

Whether you teach ninth-grade science or twelfth-grade physics, it is important to stay up-to-date on the latest resources and hands-on activities available to help students learn outside of the classroom. 

Sep 16, 2015

Andrea Holbrook to Speak at Cuba Panel Discussion

Holbrook Travel President Andrea Holbrook will participate as an expert panelist in a discussion about Cuba on Thursday, September 17, in Orlando, Fla. The session, “Selling Cuba,” will take place at the Travel

Jun 29, 2015

Trip Report: The George School Service Learning in Costa Rica

In June 2015, students from the George School traveled to Costa Rica as part of a series of service trips around the world. [In Costa Rica] Students travel and work in the rural northern and central parts of Costa

Jun 2, 2015

Sarapiquí Conservation Learning Center

The Sarapiquí Conservation Learning Center (SCLC) is a non-profit community learning center located adjacent to Selva Verde Lodge. SCLC focuses its efforts in four areas — environmental education, community development

Apr 30, 2015

Protecting Sea Turtles Around the World

Did you know that leatherback sea turtles travel around 10,000 miles every year? Now, that’s what we call a respectable globe-trotter! There are seven species of sea turtles in the world, and six of these species are either endangered or threatened.

Mar 9, 2015

Photo from Selva Verde Lodge Named a Finalist in Smithsonian Annual Photography Contest

Alvero Cubero Vega's photo of a caracolera snake has been named one of ten finalists in the "Natural World" category of Smithsonian's annual photography contest. 

In The News

June 2015

Area Workers Weave Global Web of Business

Andrea Holbrook grew up in international business, accompanying her mother, Giovanna Holbrook, on trips to exotic locations such as the Galápagos Islands and Costa Rica. Now, Andrea is president of Holbrook Travel, a 40-year-old Gainesville-based company that

May 2014

Travelers Inspired to Do Good While Seeing the World

... Florida-based Holbrook Travel carefully vets programs and organizations it works with, like its sea turtle monitoring one in association with the Sea Turtle Conservancy in Costa Rica. (The Center for Responsible Travel recently released the “Travelers' Philanthropy Handbook”...

June 2013

Costa Rica: Tips for Photographing Nature

Costa Rica is a nature photographer’s playground. You’ll never run out of subjects, whether you’re there for a week, a month, or keep coming back for more. Its diverse ecosystems include rainforests, cloud forests, dry forests, beaches, mangroves, waterways, mountains, volcanoes,