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Cooling Off in Fort Lauderdale

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It gets hot in Southern Florida, but this was something else. The temperatures were approaching 100 degrees from 9am to 9pm, and the humidity made it feel even hotter. This was the kind of heat — in May, no less!…

Graduation Day in Miami

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My Memorial Day weekend in Miami had a specific purpose: my youngest cousins graduated high school on Thursday. Not that I need a reason to visit Miami, but this was a good one. It was a mini family reunion full…

Friday Photo: Bienvenidos a Miami

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Hello from sunny Miami, where it’s 90 degrees and 1,000,000% humidity. (Seamus’s fur is puffing up.) I’m spending the long weekend visiting my family and relaxing on the beach. May your Memorial Day weekend bring you lots of sunshine and…

Road Trip: Pensacola, FL

A Florida orange tree! (We definitely don't have these around New York City.)

People like to complain that Florida lacks culture, but that just isn’t true. Pensacola has a very multicultural history, which dates back to the 16th century on record. (The area was inhabited by the Pensacola tribe prior to its written history.)…

Road Trip: Fun in Florida

Flamingos in Florida

We reached Florida on Day Three of our road trip. We had driven over 1,130 miles through eight states (plus Washington, DC). Needless to say, the three of us were excited to get out of the car when we arrived…