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Great Eats in Miami Beach

great eats in miami beach title

When visiting Miami Beach, every tourist will encounter the typical “traps” one finds in a resort city/tourist destination.  As a local, I have had the opportunity to sample the plethora of restaurants on this seven-mile-long sand bar.  Luckily, I live like I travel, on a budget.  So, like when traveling, I on occasion may select to splurge or more often, choose budget-friendly restaurants.  Usually in Miami Beach, even when I “splurge” it is during Miami Spice months where I can sample expensive restaurants for a budget price-fixed menu.

Detach in Marathon, FL Keys


Oh how one loves to detach from the world and escape from the struggles of “real life”.  Yet, where does one go to do that when you only have a weekend?  For Floridians, I think Marathon might be just the ticket.

48 Hours in the Big Easy

48 Hours in the Big Easy: Easy Life, Easy Fun, Easy Food


Flying from Miami to New Orleans is rather quick; it’s less than 2 hours.  This makes for a great forty-eight hour getaway.

The Marriott New Orleans is billed as a 4 star hotel- it gets four dots on TripAdvisor, and I would give it 4 dots as well.  But that might be a bit generous for some.  You see, it’s nice, yet it has a funny smell in the hallway (on the 6th floor at least).  It also had a bit of mold in the caulking around the tub.  For me, that wasn’t enough to ding the hotel for.  It is a clean, lively, centrally located, higher end hotel and they do charge for that.  The staff is friendly, there’s a Starbucks in the lobby, and they have the most unusual elevator security scheme I’ve ever seen.

A Grand City for Grand Ideas – Washington, D.C.

Washington DC

Washington DC

You can’t always come up with more to say about a city that hasn’t already been said.  In my opinion, that’s the case with our nation’s capital, Washington, DC.

So here, I’ll focus on my experience, where I stayed, and what I did, instead of “what to do”.

A Sunset Lover’s Dream – Fort Myers, Florida

Fort Myers Beach, Florida

Fort Myers Beach, Florida

Being an adult student again, in between semesters I need to rest, relax, and get away.  Typically, a cruise always seems a great choice as the prices tend to be less expensive for Florida locals than any other trip.  This past August, I wanted to do something different and actually see parts of Florida that I have not seen in the entire eleven years I have lived here- specifically the Fort Myers area.  So that is in fact what I chose to do.