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Florida Springs Camping and Kayaking TripOctober 2018

Florida Spring Camping & Canoeing Trip

DATES: September 29-30, 2018 

NSU DEPARTURE: 6:00 a.m.

TRIP INCLUDES: guided experience, coach bus transportation, camping supplies, all meals, snacks, guides, canoe rentals, tube rentals, tips and entrance fees.

LENGTH OF TRIP: 2 day / 1 night


DETAILS: Canoe the Wekiwa River. Tube down the turquoise Rock Springs, camp beneath the stars and enjoy a crackling campfire.

COST: $140 for NSU Students (currently not open to Faculty/Staff/Alumni)



November 2018

North Carolina Trip


DATES: November 20 - 24, 2018 (NSU Thanksgiving Break)

TRIP INCLUDES: guided experience, 4 nights in mountain cabins, BTM guides, spelunking/caving, waterfall hike, sunset hike, night hike, cabins, Asheville tour, National Park entrance fee, all meals (excluding travel), technical gear, local guides and tips, and pre-trip meetings and packets.

LENGTH OF TRIP: 5 days / 4 nights


DETAILS: Explore the Appalachians Mountains as we trek through a hidden underground world in a cave only few have seen! Spend the remaining days hiking to cascading waterfalls, towering peaks and old growth forests! Finish the trip by meandering through the eclectic and historical town of Asheville!

COST: $750




You can publish anything I wrote above. Beyond the Map provided me with a once in a lifetime experience I never thought I would be able to take part it. The trip and the company exceeded my expectations tenfold. Everything was planned miraculously. It was worth every cent. I would take this trip over and over again. I pushed myself in new ways and learned so much about myself that I never would have. I love BTM!!

3/17/2018 12:02 AM

(Will email)

3/15/2018 7:01 PM

This trip has been the best experience of my college career and I encourage everyone to take advantage of the trips offered!

3/14/2018 11:38 PM

Those experiences, friendships and memories are irreplaceable. The BTM and international guides are there not just for information, but are real people who care and become your friends.

3/13/2018 10:34 PM

This Beyond the Map Costa Rica trip has been one for the books! It allowed me to learn so much about myself and getting out of my comfort zone. I got to experience everything with a wonderful group of students who ended up being a support system the whole trip as I was to them! Every moment of this trip has been imprinted in my mind and I wish I could still be there!

3/12/2018 9:49 PM

Beyond the Map is one of the best travel experiences I have ever had, if not THE BEST EXPERIENCE I have ever had! I loved every minute of it. The local partners and BTM leaders made us feel safe, encouraged us to explore and step outside our comfort zones and facilitated a friendly environment for everyone to get to know each other. The coordination of the trip (food, travel, lodging, adventures) was flawless! I would recommend BTM for any trip you and your friends want to go on, or to any organization interested in planning a trip... especially if you are interested in "getting out there" and not just stopping at the common tourist spots everyone goes to. BTM plans a truly unique experience. I will forever remember and cherish my time in Costa Rica and the friendships I made while there. Thank you Beyond the Map, I'll definitely be back!!

3/12/2018 5:39 PM

A year ago I would have never signed up to do a trip by myself without a friend, but since I had done a beyond the map trip before I knew it would be good. Plus I saw all the things we would be doing in Costa Rica and the price of the excursion and I know I would be upset with myself if I did not go. I am so happy that I decided to go on this trip. I knocked five things off my bucket list in one go. Beyond the map did an amazing job organizing everything, and made this one of the best experiences I've had abroad. Since I've been back I have recommended these trips to so many people because this company creates these remarkable journeys that allow people to experience the world. I can't wait to go on my next expedition with beyond the map!

3/12/2018 5:21 PM

This trip was an experience I will never forget. It has taught me so much about myself and the amazing things my body can do when it pairs up with the mind to achieve what seems like an impossible task.

3/12/2018 3:00 PM

Growing up, my family never travelled much. We only went to see our extended family for holidays, and never went on vacations or trips due to financial reasons and busy schedules. I have always felt a longing for travel, however, and I knew that college was my opportunity to pursue it. I have utilized every opportunity I could find through SAS, SOS, and other NSU programs to escape the boundaries of daily life and explore new realms of the planet we share. Beyond the Map trips are by far my favorite part of being an NSU student. This is my second trip with the company, and I can confidently say that these trips have allowed me to grow and experience things beyond anything I could have previously imagined. I feel totally blessed and grateful to have had these experiences with Cody and Beyond the Map, and to share the world with other NSU students through activities that encourage us to push our limits and become stronger, better individuals. I am so grateful to have gone on these trips with Beyond the Map, and I look forward to future trips as I know the value and magic they bring.

3/12/2018 2:56 PM

It's hard to describe how crucial these trips are to my journey. They act as immensely powerful learning experiences capable of growing even the most stubborn parts of ourselves.

3/12/2018 2:54 PM

Beyond the Map provided an excellent trip to Costa Rica, which allowed us to learn about the culture from experts, form new bonds, and experience new adventures. I could have never done a Costa Rica trip like this without using Beyond the Map. My experience was unforgettable and I am so happy I went on this adventure.

3/12/2018 2:46 PM

Cody and Lystina were the perfect guides for the trip. Especially for a group of college students. They are so relatable with others, and easy going, that they became part of our group. More than just guides for the excursions. They made us feel comfortable exceeding what we thought our own limitations were, and excited to overcome challenges together. We'd go anywhere on this earth with them, with no hesitation. Thanks Beyond the Map!

11/29/2017 9:12 PM

I can say with much confidence that having gone on this trip with Beyond the Map was perhaps one of the best experiences I ever had. It started as a trip with a group of strangers but by the end of those 5 days we became family. Cody and Lystina are the most terrific hosts and extremely knowledgeable about everything that goes on the trip. I couldn't have asked for a better group of people to spend my thanksgiving with and I can honestly say that every thanksgiving after this I will reminiscence about our time together in North Carolina. Making the choice of travelling with Beyond the Map is a decision that you won't regret and will be one of the best choices that you can make.

11/29/2017 8:29 PM

I had been interested in hiking and visiting Great Smoky Mountains National Park for a while now and this trip provided me with that opportunity. The guides were very knowledgeable and professional and truly made the experience better. I liked how they had visited and researched the area in depth before the trip so they knew what they were doing. Everyone in the group was able to hike and enjoy the experience at their own pace which was definitely a plus. They were never in a hurry or bothered by our requests. I am glad that their trips are affordable for college students like myself. I will definitely join Beyond the Map on future trips!

11/29/2017 6:54 PM

You're more than welcome to publish any words above. I'll repeat what I said earlier. Ultimately, this outdoor adventure has taught me that going beyond the map doesn't end with a vacation. Going beyond the map starts a mentality that has encouraged me to push my limits in all that I do.

11/29/2017 5:50 AM

Cody and Lhristina were the best guides I’ve ever experienced. They were both encouraging, personable, and attentive to everyone on the trip. The food was amazing (all cooked from scratch by Lhristina who accommodates any type of food allergies or preference such as vegan and vegetarians). Both provided details on what to pack for each trip and were easy to reach at all times for any last minute questions or concerns. Caving, hiking a summit, finding waterfalls, watching a sunset, and journeying in Asheville are experiences I will never forget. The entire trip was very well planned and even when things didn’t go to plan due to unforeseen circumstances, Beyond the Map always had a backup plan. Will recommend this company to anyone seeking adventures filled with an educational component and lots of fun!

11/29/2017 4:16 AM

Cody and Lystina made the trip extremely memorable. As soon as we stepped into the cabin to them making us dinner I felt comfortable. They prepared an awesome trip for us, and because of the fluidity of everything we all bonded well. I have made friends that I will continue to be friends with outside of this trip, not something that happens every time. I'm not usually a very outgoing athletic person but can say that because of this trip I have discovered new joys for things I never thought I would have. The experiences I had on this trip are ones that will stay with me for the rest of my life. Thank you! Alex Jezuit.

11/29/2017 1:40 AM

I came on this trip not knowing a single person, by the end of the trip I gained 12+ friends that I got to share an amazing experience with! Will defiantly be coming back for another trip!

11/29/2017 1:19 AM

My experience was beyond anything I could have expected. Seeing shooting stars in the mountains doesn’t seem like a huge thing but it was a breathtaking experience and only a small feat compared to the wonders of the weekend.

11/28/2017 11:49 PM

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  • Trips are for NSU students only (No faculty/staff or non-NSU students).
  • Students must follow trip policies and procedures set forward in pre-trip meetings for transportation.
  • Absolutely no alcohol purchased or brought on trips.
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