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Little HavanaWhat to do & Where to Eat on Calle Ocho
Food & Drink, Travel

What to Do & Where to Eat on Calle Ocho

One of the best parts of moving to South Florida is the abundance of amazing Cuban food that rivals what my mother and grandmother make. The fact that there are at least 5 stellar Cuban restaurants near my apartment is fantastic but everyone knows the best Cuban food in South Florida can be found in Miami’s Little Havana. In Little Havana, you can find the lively Calle Ocho, a street jam-packed with Cuban culture, where lively music and the aroma of Cuban coffee spill out of the local establishments all hours of the day. This area is beloved by the Cuban locals, so much so that is was recently named a ‘national treasure’! When Miami Culinary Tours invited me on their food tour of Little Havana, I knew I was in for a treat. The 3-hour tour gave the highlights on what to see and where to eat on Calle Ocho.Continue reading

Stories, Travel

Adventures at Home: Think Escape Games, Fort Lauderdale

Last week, I shared with you some ways to overcome reverse culture shock and one of my tips was to try to keep your sense of adventure at home. So when Think Escape Games, here in Fort Lauderdale, invited me and some blogger friends to try it out, I jumped at the chance. I love getting to know my new home and I love puzzles & strategy games, so this was a no-brainer!Continue reading

Siren's Table at the Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort is perfect oceanside dining! This post features a sampling of their amazing food & drink offerings.
Food & Drink, Travel

Foodie Fun: Siren’s Table at The Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort

I can’t get over how many amazing food and drink options there are in South Florida! Since moving here, I’ve made it a point to try out some of the local restaurants and have yet to be disappointed. Fort Lauderdale is a vacation spot so there are a lot of chains and kitschy tourist trap restaurants. So when I find a place on the main tourist strip that has the perfect ambiance and a stellar menu, I just had to share it with you. If you’re looking for a place to eat right on Fort Lauderdale Beach, Siren’s Table at The Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort should be your first choice!Continue reading