Midtown Miami

20 April 2024 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, Miami / South Florida Reading Time:  7 minutes

Midtown Miami skyline © Marc Averette/cc-by-sa-1.0

Midtown Miami skyline © Marc Averette/cc-by-sa-1.0

Midtown Miami is the collective term for the Wynwood and Edgewater neighborhoods of Miami, Florida. It is located north of Downtown and south of the Miami Design District and is roughly bound by North 20th Street to the south, I-195 to the north, I-95 to the west, and Biscayne Bay to the east.   read more…

Hard Rock Cafe

18 April 2024 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, Bon appétit, London, Miami / South Florida Reading Time:  8 minutes

London © Adz2042/cc-by-sa-4.0

London © Adz2042/cc-by-sa-4.0

Hard Rock Cafe, Inc. is a chain of theme bar-restaurants, memorabilia shops, casinos and museums founded in 1971 by Isaac Tigrett and Peter Morton in London. In 1979, the cafe began covering its walls with rock and roll memorabilia, a tradition which expanded to others in the chain. In 2007, Hard Rock Cafe International (USA), Inc. was sold to the Seminole Tribe of Florida and was headquartered in Orlando, Florida, until April 2018, when the corporate offices were relocated to Davie, Florida. As of July 2018, Hard Rock International has venues in 74 countries, including 172 bar or cafe-restaurants, 37 hotels, and 11 casinos.   read more…

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Orlando

9 April 2024 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, Bon voyage Reading Time:  11 minutes

Hogsmeade village © Elbert Hampton

Hogsmeade village © Elbert Hampton

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter is a themed area spanning three theme parksIslands of Adventure, Universal Studios Florida and the upcoming Universal Epic Universe—at the Universal Orlando Resort in Orlando, Florida. The area is themed to the Harry Potter media franchise, adapting elements from the film series and novels by J. K. Rowling. The Wizarding World of Harry Potter was designed by Universal Creative from an exclusive license with Warner Bros. Entertainment.   read more…

Ultra Music Festival in Miami

5 April 2024 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, Bon voyage, Miami / South Florida Reading Time:  6 minutes

Panorama of Bayfront Park © Robert Giordano/cc-by-sa-3.0

Panorama of Bayfront Park © Robert Giordano/cc-by-sa-3.0

Ultra Music Festival (UMF) is an annual outdoor electronic music festival that takes place annually in March in Miami, Florida. The festival was founded in 1999 by Russell Faibisch and Alex Omes.   read more…

Doral in Florida

6 March 2024 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, Miami / South Florida Reading Time:  4 minutes

CityPlace © Ven-Lib/cc-by-sa-4.0

CityPlace © Ven-Lib/cc-by-sa-4.0

Doral is a city in Miami-Dade County, Florida, United States. One of 34 municipalities in the county, it is located 5 miles (8 km) west of Miami International Airport and 13 miles (21 km) west of Downtown Miami. Doral occupies 15 square miles (39 km²) bordered on the west by the Ronald Reagan Turnpike and the Florida Everglades, on the north by the town of Medley, on the east by the Palmetto Expressway and on the south by the Dolphin Expressway and the city of Sweetwater. The city is part of the Miami metropolitan area of South Florida. As of the 2020 census, Doral had a population of 75,874, up from 45,704 in 2010.   read more…

Key lime pie

3 February 2024 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, Bon appétit, Miami / South Florida Reading Time:  6 minutes

Key lime pie © Peter Veldhuizen

Key lime pie © Peter Veldhuizen

Key lime pie is an American dessert pie. It is made of lime juice, egg yolks, and sweetened condensed milk. It may be served with no topping, topped with a meringue topping made from egg whites, or with whipped cream; it may be cooked in a pie crust, graham cracker crust, or no crust. The dish is named after the small Key limes, which are more aromatic than the common Persian limes, and which have yellow juice. The filling in a Key lime pie is typically yellow because of the egg yolks. The pie is related to the English Lemon Meringue Pie.   read more…

Gainesville in Florida

17 November 2023 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, Universities, Colleges, Academies Reading Time:  11 minutes

Hippodrome State Theatre © soulbust/cc-by-sa-4.0

Hippodrome State Theatre © soulbust/cc-by-sa-4.0

Gainesville is the county seat of Alachua County, Florida, and the largest city in North Central Florida, with a population of 141,085 in 2020. It is the principal city of the Gainesville metropolitan area, which had a population of 339,247 in 2020. Gainesville is home to the University of Florida, the fourth-largest public university campus by enrollment in the United States as of the 2021–2022 academic year. The university is represented by the Florida Gators sports teams in NCAA competitions.   read more…

Port St. Lucie in Florida

4 July 2023 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General Reading Time:  6 minutes

PGA Village golf complex © Bernard Gagnon/cc-by-sa-3.0

PGA Village golf complex © Bernard Gagnon/cc-by-sa-3.0

Port St. Lucie is a city in St. Lucie County, Florida, United States. It is the most populous municipality in the county and the seventh-largest city in Florida with a population of 204,851 at the 2020 census. Port St. Lucie is Florida’s fastest growing city and aims to double its population within the next 10 years. It is located 125 miles (201 km) southeast of Orlando and 113 miles (182 km) north of Miami. It is a principal city in the Port St. Lucie Metropolitan Statistical Area, which includes St. Lucie and Martin counties, and as of 2021 had an estimated population of 502,521. Port St. Lucie is also a principal city in the Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Port St. Lucie Combined Statistical Area, which had an estimated population of 6,841,100 as of 2021.   read more…

Miracle Mile in Coral Gables

11 June 2023 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, Miami / South Florida, Shopping Reading Time:  3 minutes

Miracle Theater © flickr.com - Rob Olivera/cc-by-2.0

Miracle Theater © flickr.com – Rob Olivera/cc-by-2.0

Miracle Mile is a 0.503-mile-long (0.810 km) section of Coral Way between LeJeune Road (SW 42nd Avenue) and Douglas Road (SW 37th Avenue) in Coral Gables, Florida. It is the main east-west road through the city’s downtown central business district, consisting of many shops, financial institutions, restaurants and arts institution. The LeJeune Road end of Miracle Mile is anchored by the Coral Gables City Hall.   read more…

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