Posts Tagged‘Miami’

Miami International Airport Hacks!

If you’re like me, then going to the airport is both an enjoyable and miserable experience. Yesssss Noooo!!!! For me, being in the airport is mostly enjoyable. The long anticipation of going somewhere is almost over as you will be boarding a plane to XYZ in a matter of minutes, you can pick up your favorite magazine to peruse at the book shop and you can indulge in an overpriced unhealthy snack because, “screw it I’m traveling, I can eat whatever I want for the few hours!”… One of my favorite things to do at the airport is people watch…

Black Miami – The History You Never Learned

When people talk about Miami, you often only hear a few things – vacation,  partying, sun, Latin culture, etc. While Miami is most definitely all of the aforementioned things, it wasn’t just dropped out of a catalog for the quintessential Caribbean getaway. Like many cities in the US, modern Miami was built through blood, sweat (a lot of sweat) and tears, and unfortunately the majority of all those liquids came from one demographic, blacks. Before you think I’m not being PC by using the term, “blacks”, the truth is, it wasn’t just African Americans who built Miami. In fact, the…

Riding Hogs and Exploring Abandoned Cold War Army Bases in Miami!

abondoned nike missle base in Miami

Now that I’m back in Amurica, I need to find things to pass my days with until the next big adventure. Believe it or not, I actually have an office space now for all of my online endeavors which puts me almost, ALMOST on a normal 26 year old’s working schedule. That means I have the weekends “off” like the majority of people. So, what did I decide to do on my Sunday besides go to Target and watch football all day? Ride my motorcycle into the setting sun…(well it was only 1 PM, but in that direction). I bought…

Florida – Theme Parks, The Beach and Shopping – Oh My!

Florida map

After living in Florida for over 6 years now, I have come to realize that my adopted home state is the world capital of theme parks. At any corner of the massive state, you will surely meet some foreign (and of course  some American!) tourists that are there for 1 of 3 reasons (or all)…theme parks, the beach and shopping. Why are there so many theme parks in Florida including Disney World, Busch Gardens, Universal Studios, WonderWorks, Lego Land, Wet ‘n Wild Orlando you ask? Well firstly, we have pretty much great weather all year round, making it a nice…

Tailor Made Family Holidays in Florida!

Space Ship Earth, Epcot Center

Florida holidays have long been considered the ultimate in family getaways. With everything you need for fun in the sun on hand, families flocking to these stateside shores are guaranteed the trip of a lifetime. When travelling so far, for so long, and investing in a break abroad that dreams are made of, tailor made holidays can be the finishing touch to your trip that really makes all the difference. Although standard package holidays in Florida are excellent for broods on a budget, tailor made holidays ensure that your family gets exactly what you want from your USA escape. Forget…

Paddle Boarding on Miami Beach!

SUP in Miami

While Miami Beach might not be known for its traditional surfing as the Bahamas break the big curlers before they reach the shore, SUP, or Stand Up Paddle Boarding makes a great alternative to satiate the urge to conquer the water on two feet. Have no idea what stand up paddle boarding is? Read on my friends! With it’s roots in Hawaii, Stand up paddle boarding was  once an ancient form of surfing, but now many surfers enjoy it as fun activity when the swell is a bit short of perfect, as well those looking for a little waterside workout.…

Honeybuns for The Homeless – My New Xmas Tradition!

The plight of the Jew on Christmas is a pretty standard one. We are usually confined to our beds from hangovers as going out  on Christmas Eve is one of the “holiest” nights in the Jewish Calendar. I made no exception this year as I had a couple of friends in town from Philly (Jews too) and I took them to the Motzoh Ball, a “Jewbilee”at one of the top clubs in Miami, this year held at LIV. I had a good time, but it was pretty weird being around that many Jews in the same place! Well, after my slow…

How to get to Asia on the cheap!

Alaska Air Plane

When I decided to go to Asia a few months ago, I was only confronted with one major problem, shelling out for the hefty ticket!  I’ve been to Europe a few times, and I’ve managed to do so under a thousand dollars, but to Asia, I was pretty much just seeing any price I was used to paying cubed. With a little hard thinking and research, I was able to land a roundtrip ticket for around $1300, here’s how! 1. Search for a flight leaving from the West Coast   Any time I was searching for flights from Miami to Manila,…