Driving to Florida: New York City to Miami

By Kevin McGeever Let’s start with a confession. In 1984, on my first drive from New York City to Florida, I crossed the state line on Interstate 95 and rolled down the windows of my 1972 Chevy Malibu. It was March and it was 75 degrees. I stopped at the Official Florida Welcome Center to stretch…

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Miami Ecotourism Attractions and Activities

By Jodi Mailander Farrell Ecologically and culturally diverse, Miami extends a friendly ¡Bienvenidos! for responsible, green-minded visitors. From eco-friendly hotels and low-impact activities to give-back voluntourism opportunities that help the community, the greater Miami area offers many…

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Iconic Hotels and Resorts in Florida

By Lauren Tjaden Florida’s historic, iconic resorts and hotels are perfect for celebrating your own special getaway. You can discover lavish mansions where Gatsby-age tycoons toasted blockbuster deals under sparkling chandeliers; kick back in decadent hideouts where high-society celebrities…

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African-American History and Culture in Miami’s Overtown

By Jodi Mailander Farrell For a half-century, Miami’s Overtown neighborhood has been a place visited for history’s sake. That’s about to change. A new performing arts center, art galleries and a trendy inn are rejuvenating one of the city’s oldest African-American communities. Also on the way: a…

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Ideas for Your Family Vacation in Miami

By Jodi Mailander Farrell Surprise! Florida’s hub for culture and cool is also kid-friendly. Miami boasts a global reputation for its nightlife and arts scene, but the city is also packed with entertaining and enriching things to do as a family. Year-round subtropical warmth makes it a great…

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Sports Bars in Miami and 14 Sports Bars in Florida You Need to See

By Kara Franker Gearing up for the big game? Here's a list for you. Check out our picks for some of the best sports bars in Florida to watch your favorite team go for the win. Cowgirl Kitchen Restaurant & Bar A must-visit neighborhood spot in South Walton where the beach meets the west on 30A…

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Driving to Florida: Atlanta to Miami

By Jodi Mailander Farrell and Kevin McGeever The drive from Atlanta down Interstate 75 to Florida's southwest and then across to Miami is roughly 665 miles -- maybe 12 hours if you push it. And if you've searched the Internet and landed on this story, then chances are you’re planning a Florida…

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Now’s the Time to Visit Little Haiti, on the Brink of Change

By Jodi Mailander Farrell Just north of downtown Miami, Kreyol conversations, konpa dance music and the spicy, caramelized aroma of pork griot fill the subtropical air. But as indie art galleries and trendy eateries pop up next to humble storefront churches and family-owned markets, the…

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Spa Brunch: Mid-Day Mini Retreats in Miami

By Kara Franker Wouldn't you love to spend all day relaxing at the spa? But sometimes all we have (and all we need) is the lunch hour to unwind and take a break. Here are five spas in Miami that offer beauty boosts in less than an hour, A.K.A. "Spa Brunch." These treatments will leave you…

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11 Great Shopping Malls in Miami

By Jeanette Scott If you’re heading to South Florida, be sure to check out this list of top Miami shopping malls and shopping areas. Design District Located between Midtown and Wynwood, the Design District neighborhood is quickly on the rise as one of the newest luxury designations for shopping in…

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