The Beach Towns of Northern Miami

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Vacation bliss has spread from South Beach, the old standby, to northern neighborhoods. Above 90th Street and Collins Avenue, it’s less traveled, adult friendly and minus what those locals call “the chaos of South Beach.” There are two distinct neighborhoods that are worth a visit: 1. Bal Harbour, home to the chic Bal Harbour Shops, […]

Miami: Sleeping, Dining and Playing Around

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All it takes is one arctic blast of cold winter air to make travelers dream of warm weather. If your thoughts are turning to Miami, Florida, you’re not alone. As Miami continues to evolve it offers more choices to more travelers. [Read more in HuffingtonPost.com]

Toronto: Dining and Dashing Around the 2015 International Film Festival

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As the Toronto International Film Festival celebrated its 40th anniversary, festivalgoers, vacationers and locals flocked to premieres and screenings. They also dined in high-end restaurants, tested out leisure time activities and visited tourist sites. [Read more at HuffingtonPost.com]  

Ocho Rios, Jamaica: Sun & Adventure

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The hilly town of Ocho Rios sits on the north coast of Jamaica, at the base of the St. Ann Mountains. The former fishing village, now a tourist destination, is as noted for its resorts and beaches as its mountainous terrain and natural wonders. A trip here offers vacationers heaps of adventure and festivities with […]

Miami Winters: The Lush Life and Hip Things

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The likely antidote for winter melancholia is a trip to a warm climate. Miami comes to mind. And when we think of Miami, South Beach has traditionally been the tourist hub. But these days, it’s only one of the entrees Miami is serving. Downtown, Mid Beach, Miami Shores… If you go to Miami, the lush […]

Miami Summers: Pure Luxury and Hidden Gems

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Summer vacations in Miami are fun and a smart travel strategy. Restaurants are more accommodating (Miami Spice program runs from August 1 to September 30 offering $23 lunch and $39 dinner tasting menus at prime restaurants). Hotels and spas that are over-booked during the winter months are offering special packages and deals. Tennis courts are […]

The 2014 Seabreeze Jazz Festival

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  The annual Seabreeze Jazz Festival is a major stop on the jazz festival circuit. The four-day weekend soiree draws a burgeoning audience of 20,000 music lovers from Florida, Georgia, Alabama—41 states in all and ten countries. They come to Panama City Beach to hear international musicians sing and play their instruments in a style […]