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Welcome to Miami Heat

Miami is a hot spot, literally and figuratively. Being in a subtropical zone, the climate tends to be hot and humid, with afternoon thunderstorms. However the crazy weather adds to the excitement of this vibrant city. According to the Census Bureau, Miami is the second largest city in Florida, following Jacksonville. It is also the… Continue reading Welcome to Miami Heat

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Sunshine State of Mind: The Florida Keys

So Florida: Moonrise off Key West at the Southernmost Point There are many songs about the Florida Keys, with perhaps The Beach Boys' "Kokomo" perhaps being the most well-known. I remember this song being played on a cassette tape while road tripping in the family car when I was a kid. The song describes an… Continue reading Sunshine State of Mind: The Florida Keys

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At Home in Homestead

Homestead, Florida is a remarkable place. I wrote about my dad's 1992 visit to Homestead following Hurricane Andrew, the third time the city had been decimated by hurricanes. As this resilient city has since recovered following Andrew 28 years ago, my visits have been very different. Homestead is home to the Homestead Air Reserve Base,… Continue reading At Home in Homestead

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Great California Road Trips: Fun on the U.S. 395

Driving Whitney Portal Road, just off U.S. 395 The U.S. 395 is a major north-south highway that connects California, Nevada, Oregon, and Washington to the Canadian border. It has its southern terminus at Interstate 15 in the middle of nowhere, California, close to the city of Hesperia. While it has its beginning in the dullness… Continue reading Great California Road Trips: Fun on the U.S. 395

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Welcome to London

A view of Trafalgar Square and Canada House London, England is an amazing city. It marries a long tradition and history with 21st century modernity, and this vibe was evident in what we were able to do and see during our four-day stay in London. As many a travel site has commented, London is an… Continue reading Welcome to London