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Craving Adventure? Check Out These National Parks in South Florida

July 30, 2014 4:03 pm

Southern Florida is home to some of the few tropical national parks in the country. Travel to one or both of these neighboring areas to enjoy all the beauty they have to offer.

Big Cypress National Preserve
Big Cypress National Preserve lies 45 miles west of Miami and neighbors the Florida Everglades. This tropical national preserve is home to the Big Cypress Swamp, a truly unique natural environment. Take an airboat tour through the trails of the swamp to spot unique vegetation and wildlife, or go off-roading on an airboat of your own. If you prefer something a bit more relaxing, the preserve also offers a wide variety of traditional park activities like camping, hiking, and canoeing.

Everglades National Park
Everglades National Park accounts for 20% of the Florida Everglades. It was the first national park established to protect a complex ecosystem, and it's home to many endangered species like the manatee and the Florida panther. Visit the park year-round to enjoy activities like canoeing, fishing, and hiking, or spot an alligator along one of the airboat tours. The park, which is the third largest in the contiguous US, offers a wide array of activities that are suitable to nearly anyone.

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Michy’s: Luxurious Comfort Food

July 23, 2014 4:31 pm

Luxurious comfort food is how owner/chef Michelle Bernstein describes the menu at this brightly decorated little bistro. Fresh local seafood and seasonal ingredients from local producers all expertly prepared have earned Michy’s a loyal following.

Favorites are the White Gazpacho, a delectable chilled blend of white grapes, marcona almonds, and cucumbers. Peruvian-style Ceviche, Tuna Tartare, Heirloom Tomato Salad, and Duck Confit are other items are on the starter menu. Entrees include Short Ribs Falling Off the Bone, Whole Yellowtail Snapper, Seared Halibut, and Lemon Ricotta Gnocchi. Order the family-style tasting menu and let Chef Michelle fete you with a variety of delectable dishes.

Whatever you order, regulars recommend saving room for one of the fabulous desserts, like Deep Fried Pineapple Pie with caramel sauce and vanilla ice cream.

6927 Biscayne Boulevard
Miami, FL 33138
(305) 759-2001

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Explore the Great Outdoors at These State Parks in Southern Florida

July 16, 2014 4:03 pm

Give yourself a break from the fast-paced culture of Miami with a visit to a state park. You don't even have to leave the city to enjoy these glimpses of Miami's untouched landscape! Here are two Florida state parks that you're sure to enjoy.

Oleta River State Park
Oleta River State Park is the biggest urban park in Florida. A hidden gem on Biscayne Bay, it's just minutes away from the dizzying pace of Miami's greater metropolitan area. Hit the beach or enjoy the more traditional park services like camping, fishing, and hiking. Take a dip in the saltwater lagoon before sitting down to lunch at The Blue Marlin Fish House restaurant. Oleta River State Park is also a popular destination for mountain bikers, as it provides more than 10 miles of challenging trails.

The Barnacle Historic State Park
The Barnacle Historic State Park is located right within the city limits of Miami. The park is one of the few places that remain where you can see Miami's natural landscapes as they were before the dawn of industrialism. Built in 1891,The Barnacle was once the home of Ralph Middleton Munroe, a renowned yacht designer, seamen, and photographer. Enjoy a picnic on the park grounds after you take a tour of what was once his home.

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