A Slice of Cuban American History at the Freedom Tower

It’s one of the iconic buildings of Miami and has an inspiring name — yet we had never visited. We finally corrected this oversight and visited the Freedom Tower, located across from the American Airlines Arena at 600 Biscayne Boulevard (map). Originally built as the headquarters of The Miami Daily News in 1925, it is … Read more A Slice of Cuban American History at the Freedom Tower

Flying Insects! (The Non-Creepy Kind)

Outside of honeybees and perhaps ladybugs, most insects don’t get a lot of love, and the flying kind are particularly unwelcome.  (Termites, biting flies and roaches = blech!) The major exception is butterflies, which seem to be universally beloved. Everyone loves butterflies, including us. We found a South Florida destination devoted to butterflies that features … Read more Flying Insects! (The Non-Creepy Kind)

Trying to Make Sense of the Miami Circle

At first glance, the Miami Circle may seem to be one of the least interesting historical landmarks in downtown Miami. It quite literally consists of a series of holes in the ground, and is surrounded by sodded areas that serve as the main dog run for downtown Miami. It’s not readily visible to drivers on … Read more Trying to Make Sense of the Miami Circle

Personal Fireworks Shows are Apparently a Thing

Last weekend we were roused from a peaceful evening of movie-watching by fireworks that were very loud and very close to us. Now, we often have fireworks in downtown Miami, but they are typically displayed above Bayfront Park (for festivals or holidays) or American Airlines Arena (for Heat games). We can’t see those fireworks shows … Read more Personal Fireworks Shows are Apparently a Thing

Hidden Gem: Brickell’s Seafood Food Truck

One of the most improbable eateries in our area is a pop-up restaurant. Four days each week, a food truck parks in the parking lot behind the First Presbyterian Church on Brickell Avenue and is quickly surrounded by tents which shade a half dozen folding tables. This unassuming surface parking lot is surrounded by glistening … Read more Hidden Gem: Brickell’s Seafood Food Truck