Today I want to share with you a Miami staple–Cuban pastries! You can find a Spanish bakery on nearly every corner in South Florida. There’s nothing like starting your day with a cafecito and a baked good to remind you that you’re on vacation. What are Cuban Pastries Called? Each culture has its own version of baked puff pastries. It’s too good of an idea not to have caught on. Although I may be geographically biased because living in…

View Post

So you’re going to Key West? You’re going to have a great time–there is no more laid-back place on earth. There’s a reason Hemingway chose here of all places to call home, and it’s because there are really no troubles in Key West. It has beautiful beaches and island scenery, with none of the bustle. There’s no stress, no rush, no emergencies. Just the Keys, the sunshine and maybe you. This is a popular destination…

View Post

Muggles everywhere can’t get enough of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. Whether lifelong fans of the series or newcomers to the story, there’s something for everyone at what’s quickly become the number one rated theme park in the Orlando area. What exactly makes Harry Potter stand out amongst the world’s most famous parks? I had the chance to discover for myself. The park spans two distinct areas–Hogsmeade in Islands of Adventure and Diagon Alley…

View Post

Boozy brunch is South Florida’s favorite weekend pastime, and for good reason. There’s no better way to start the day than with a little sunshine and a lot of mimosas. The growing popularity of this activity, however, has made Miami locations subject to inevitable problems, including overcrowding and price gouging. The solution? Head to Fort Lauderdale. Just 40 minutes north of Miami, the city’s residents fully embrace boozy brunch. It’s not uncommon to see groups…

View Post