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Ralph de la Portilla is a native Miamian and lover of the city that torments and tantalizes him…

With over 13 years of experience as a tour guide for NCL, Elderhostel (now Road Scholar) and Barton G, Ralph has conducted countless historical and cultural tours and lectures for small and large groups. Under the tutelage of renown South Florida historian, Dr Paul George, his time at the Historical Museum of Southern Florida (now History Miami) included the delivery of dozens of customized South Florida history lessons for thousands of local kids visiting the museum over the span of his three years there.  Ralph is also an experienced tour director for Road Scholar South Florida programs and for Classic Journeys with their various Cuba programs.

Aside from his experience as a guide and a museum docent, Ralph’s background in the performing arts, nightlife and live event production spans over a decade. He’s also worked for the US Census Bureau for five years here in Miami.  Ralph de la Portilla is currently a research assistant at Florida International University where he has completed a Masters Degree in Global Strategic Communication and had studied Travel & Tourism Management there, as well.

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