Green, Miami, Off the Beaten Path, Outdoors, Sports, Travel Tips

The River of Grass, Florida’s Everglades

One of Florida’s unique destinations is the Everglades National Park, a World Heritage Site, a national treasure and Florida icon. Unlike most of the National Parks in the USA, it has a remarkably flat landscape (you will see no mountains, canyons, or hills) made up of a shallow sheet of fresh clean water spread across an infinite prairie of sawgrass. The river flows slowly from Lake Okeechobee in a S/SW direction into Florida Bay and the Gulf of Mexico. Florida’s signature puffy clouds provide for stunning visuals as the majestic cloud formations reflect off the wetlands. This is what all of South Florida looked like just over a hundred years ago. It is the only subtropical preserve in North America and the only place in the world where alligators and crocodiles live side by side.

Everglades Pelicans

Pelicans gather at the backwoods of Flamingo, the southwestern tip of Florida, located in the Everglades National Park, Photo by Andrew Kaufman.

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Green, History, Miami, Off the Beaten Path, Outdoors, Sports

Biking through Miami’s History

Biking in Miami is a near life and death experience. This might be a bold statement but I think I know because I grew up biking in the Netherlands. The Netherlands happens to be one of the most bike friendly countries in the world. Most people bike to work, school, the supermarket, the library, or at night to a restaurant or a club. Bikes are the first thing tourists notice when they visit Amsterdam or any other city in the Netherlands.

SoBe Bike Girl

SoBe Bike Girl, Photo by Andrew Kaufman.

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