BE PART OF SOMETHING BIG
Dates: February 20-27, 2021. See application form.
Lay on the beach. Sip on a Blue Curaçao. Ride an ostrich. Have an iguana steak. Chill with some flamingos. Go on a private boat for sunset. Escape to a deserted island for a day. Visit the world’s coolest bridge and one of the most amazing caves you’ll ever see. All with a personal guide.
Oh, and be in one of my next Travel by Dart online episodes.
Plus: meet and be inspired by 10 other travellers, uniquely selected for this adventure, to make friends for a lifetime and be part of an exclusive group – The Spark Society – that’s forming a tradition of going on further adventures together.
After setting up exclusives trips for The Spark Experience to Cartagena, Colombia (see HERE) and Italy (see HERE) – I am opening an invitation for 10 people to come with me to Curaçao. 10 amazing, interesting, select people. Exclusive group. 8 days, 7 nights. Countless fun activities. 1 Life-changing experience. Spark all your senses.
Watch the 1-minute video below and read what’s included in the package after:
1. All Accommodation + Breakfast Daily + Other Meals
Your seven nights in Curaçao you will be covered. Not only that – we will be staying at this amazing hotel called Acoya Curaçao, see picture above. They have a fabulous pool, a gym – in case you are interested – and a diving instructor (in case you have a PADI licence). You will have daily breakfast provided, plus a few other meals during the week.
2. Full Day Getaway On A Private Boat
We will be going with my business partner’s speedboat on a deserted island for a day, called Klein Curaçao. We will have breakfast and lunch provided, all you can drink alcohol and a crew that will even invite you to dance.
3. Visit One of The Oldest Caves in The World
We have you covered to visit the Hato Caves, an amazing, natural piece of art that is worth exploring. You can take a lot of selfies, or better yet, we will get our professional videographer/photographer to get you some future Facebook profile pics. 🙂
4. Welcome Dinner on the Beach
You will come to Curacao from far away, so we will have a memorable introductory dinner, paid for, on the actual beach – so you can sink you feet in the sand, enjoy a fabulous restaurant service? This will be our welcome dinner.
5. Ride an Ostrich
We will visit an ostrich farm – entrance covered – and you’ll get to interact with these amazing animals. By the way, remember how they’re known for sticking their heads in the sand? Well, you’ll find out what’s the real story when it comes to that. You can ride an ostrich and you can even have an ostrich steak for lunch.
6. Escape For A Sunset In The Middle Of The Ocean
We’ll take you to see the sunset from a private boat, in the middle of nowhere. We’ll have free food and alcohol and a freakin’ good time. ‘Nuff said.
7. Eat Iguana
Maybe this is not for everyone, but we want to give you the option to taste one of the most popular animals of the island. It’s delicious! One day we’ll head out for lunch and we’ll get a famous local chef to cook it for you.
8. Experience The World’s Coolest Bridge
Do you know how all the bridges open (from an horizontal position to a vertical one) so they allow boats to pass through? Well, this one doesn’t do that. It opens only horizontally – from right to left – so if you get caught on it you will be moving above the water. We will do that, just because it’s cool.
9. Chill With Some Flamingos
There is a certain area in Curaçao where wild flamingos gather and chill together. We’ll take you there so we can watch them, take some pictures and let them be.
10. Snorkeling Magic
In one of the 7 days when we will go out in the ocean with my business partners, we will have the chance not only to swim, but to do some scuba diving and snorkeling. If we are lucky enough, we will see amazing turtles, colourful fish and hopefully some dolphins.
11. Pick Up From & Drop Off at the Airport
You’ll be picked up at the airport in Curaçao and brought to our hotel, where I’ll be waiting for you with a drink. You are a special guest, so we will start your getaway the right way. A ride to the airport on the last day is also set.
12. Local Private Driver
A lot of people are ignorant when it comes to the cost of local transportation when they travel. Curaçao is expensive. Since this will be 7-day experience with trips to at least 15 locations, I will have my private driver taking us pretty much everywhere. Instead of paying $25/taxi every single time you go out, I’ve got us covered for the whole week. Unless, of course, you want to go anywhere on your own or wander off as a night owl.
WANT MORE? EXTRA OPTIONS:
13. Jetski Adventure
If you want to do some adrenaline-rushed activities, there are plenty of things available. One of them is renting a jetski and go wild out in the ocean. There are no red lights there. 🙂
14. Off-Road Buggy Trip
Depending on how many people in the group will want to do this, you can rent one of these beauties and drive around the island to check out the local villages.
15. Stand Up Paddle Board Experience
Have you ever tried this? It’s not too easy, but once you’ll get it you’ll be up the whole time. Let’s get there first and we’ll see how you’ll do!
I’ll also spend some one-on-one time with you, to chat with you about your life, business ideas, or anything else you may need help with (or, I will tell you how it’s actually cheaper for me to travel than to stay at home) – if interested.
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WHO THIS IS FOR
- 9-5’ers or someone who’s been working long hours and wants to detach himself/herself from daily reality.
- Freelancers and entrepreneurs who want to spark their business spirit with some sun and sea, and meet some partners in crime who may become creative collaborators, or just inspire an brilliant idea over wine.
- Mid-life crisis individuals who don’t want to have regrets. My parents always told me that the only regret they had is not traveling enough.
- Someone who wants to recharge their life, and press the reset button.
- Someone who wants to surprise his/her partner with an incredible birthday or anniversary gift (maybe even a wedding proposal – we’ll get it on camera, too – we’ll be in Curaçao on Valentine’s Day!! :))
- Friends who’ve been asking me if they can come with me on any of my travels.
- Someone who is coming out of a relationship and wants to experience things they feel they’ve been missing out on and celebrate being single.
- People who want to get out of their comfort zone.
WHAT THIS EXPERIENCE IS NOT
- An all-inclusive trip where flights, drinks and all meals are included. Just some. Flights are your responsibility (direct flights from Canada, BTW).
- A mastermind conference or MLM business. #HateThatShit
- A drama-queen friendly zone. Leave your problems at home.
- A ‘please-stay-with-the-group-the-whole-time’ experience.
- A big group of people where you get lost in the shuffle.
- A party all night, sleep all day trip. You can do that at home.
- Your average day.
This will be our toy to play around with.
WHO ARE THE 10 SELECTED APPLICANTS?
Similar to the Spark Experience participants who join the Cartagena or Tuscany trips, I am carefully selecting the people that will be coming to Curaçao. Hence the application form. I’ll tell you why.
The people you meet are one of the most meaningful parts of a travel experience. Do you know how sometimes in a group there’s someone who the rest refers to as: ‘that guy’ or ‘that chick’? That’s not going to happen here. After phone interviews, researching social media profiles, getting references from common acquaintances, I’ll put together our travel dream team. You’ll be with people who have life stories to tell, knowledge to share, and dared to apply to be part of this Travel by Dart episode.
I want all ten people who come with us to leave as best friends at the end of the trip.The idea is to keep in touch forever, become an exclusive community over time, and go other memorable trips together.
Here is the kicker: you won’t know who the other nine travel partners are until a day before the trip! I will send you a personalized email revealing who you’ll be spending this amazing week with.
This is the last Spark Experience cohort, spending quality time in Tuscany.
WANNA SEE HOW A SPARK EXPERIENCE LOOKS LIKE?
Watch the video below to see a sample of how a SPARK Experience looks like (just done in Italy):
HAVE WE MET? HERE IS WHY YOU SHOULD TRAVEL WITH ME
One of the best things that happened to me was to be laid off from OMNI Television. It forced me to find ways to support myself and challenged my entrepreneurial spirit. As Jim Rohn says, “Formal education will make you a living, self-education will make you a fortune”.
My breakthrough came after a trip to South Africa that I initially didn’t want to take because I wanted “to wait until I make more money”. But my best friend pushed me to go. Although I spent more money than I anticipated or wanted to, the getaway changed my life. It made me realize that life experiences are far more intrinsically valuable than things, it revitalized my mind, sparked my imagination, and inspired me to create the venture that ended up being my bread and butter today.
I now travel and have unique experiences that generations of families don’t have in a lifetime, from diving the shipwrecks in the Bermuda Triangle, to discovering the mystery of the Easter Island heads, cruising on pirate ships in Indonesia, being invited into J Balvin’s house, and staying in 5-star hotels.
For the last few months, I’ve made sandy beaches and pools my home in Colombia, Curacao, Portugal and Bermuda. Let me share my love of travel, adventure, and Curacao with you.
If you’re looking for a creative spark, I’m an entrepreneur who has been a sports reporter, made the State’s “most wanted” list in Romania, had my films shown at film festivals, acted in movies and commercials, worked as a TV producer, created my own web series, and I’m also the founder of the mega-popular Scam Detector platform, a web-based app that educates consumers about the fraudulent activities all over the world. I’ve been featured on ABC, BBC, CBS, FOX, Global, Kiplingers, and pretty much all the major media platforms in the world.
I really hope to meet you in Curaçao. So come with me, and let’s make some real magic together.
I am not a travel agency. I am a lifestyle agency.
The reason you’re reading this page. 50 countries visited. Over 300 flights taken. Read more above.
YOUR LOCAL INSPIRATION
Su in an anthropologist residing in Curaçao. She could tell you anything you want to know – historically or not.
Steven, aka Captain Despacito, is our official guide and the owner of Breezes Curaçao, my official business partner.
Jose is the General Manager of Acoya Curaçao and the man who will host us over the 7 days.
Shylverste will be our amazing, talented videographer and photographer. You’ll be under his lens the whole week!
He is the type of man good at everything. Arjen will join us on all our ocean adventures and will teach us a few things.
Want To Plan Ahead? Here’s The Tentative Schedule
Although this is a group trip, there’s a lot of room for you to have time to rejuvenate by yourself, do your own thing, or decide if you want to participate in what I’ve planned for us. Here is a tentative loose schedule–things may change.
Things marked with *are paid (included).
Arrive in Curaçao. Pick up at the airport*. I’ll be waiting for you at the hotel with a drink*. Private dinner* (paid for) on the beach, formal introduction, and surprises.
Breakfast at Acoya*. Have Curaçao at your feet. Visit some fabulous locations on the island, have an iguana for lunch and then chill with some flamingos. Have some time by the pool.
Breakfast at Acoya*. Visit the ostrich farm and ride one*. Have an ostrich steak for lunch. Go to the famous Hato Caves.
Escape to a deserted island on a private boat, for a full day*. Beach time, swim, snorkel, hopefully will see some turtles, dolphins and many other fabulous creatures*. Breakfast and lunch provided*.
Breakfast at Acoya*. Go to one of the best beaches on the island and relax*. Experience some jetski adventures, sand buggies or stand up paddle boarding. Go on a private boat for sunset*. Drinks and food provided*.
Breakfast at Acoya*. Go downtown Willemstad for shopping, you’ll have a lot of things to buy for you and your family. Enjoy the famous moving bridge. Have dinner downtown with a fabulous scenery. It’s Valentine’s Day, so if you come as a couple we might have a surprise for you!
Breakfast at Acoya*. Enjoy a last day of sun. Have a memorable farewell dinner together.
Breakfast at Acoya*. Other activities depending on your departure flight. Drop off at the airport. Leave with a million memories and friends for life.
Why You Should Join Now
Here is what you would have to pay if you book this memorable trip yourself:
Any hotel room in Curaçao (average in February): $200US/night x 7 nights = $1,400; Private boat getaways: $200. Local transportation/taxis: $300 (approx.). Pick-up/drop off airport: $50. Activities (ostrich farm, Hato caves, etc): $70; All-inclusive welcome dinner: $75.
So far, a total of $2,115. Not to mention you wouldn’t know anyone there – so everything is already set on a platter just for you and you have private a guide and driver. Here is what I have:
THE ‘CURACAO EXPERIENCE’ 2021
DATE: February 20-27, 2021 (see application form for other available dates)
OPEN TO: both single applicants and couples.
PRICE: $1,999US /person as couple (if you’re coming with a best friend/spouse and share a room. Your partner will have to apply, too). Or $2,199US/ person as single.