Admiral's Club at Miami International Airport
Favorite thing: At Miami International Airport American Airlines has a big pressence. There are many international flights from South and Central America as well as flights from European cities and the Caribbean in and out of Miami all day.
Miaimi is usually a destination for me and I try very not to make any connections in this airport due to their super long customs lines as well as the fact that the airport is underdoing renovations for the past few years which can make arriving/departing here a nightmare, let alone making a connection. But, recently on my trip to Belize my connection with AA on the return was in Miami and after clearing customs I made my way to the Admiral's Club.
There are two clubs at Miami International Airport one in Concourse D - across from Gate D30 and D15. I prefer the club at D30, which was quite nice with all the amenities you would want while traveling like showers, music room, free WIFI, children's room, conference room and pc's with internet access as well as free snacks like cookies, celerey and carrots, coffee, tea and food for sale as well as a very large to purchasing drinks.
Fondest memory: After a long flight its always good to know that you can stop at the Admiral's Club, catch up on some calls and emails, as well as grabbing something to eat and drink or just relaxing until your next flight.
Plt and Ex Plt members (like me) are allowed access to the Admiral's Club with no charge (Plt. members need to be traveling international), but if you don't hold status and would like to visit one of the many Admiral's Clubs, you can purchase a day pass for $50.
Check out their website for more information about the clubs.
Miami beach or Key West
Favorite thing: Well lived there for 18 glorious years,and still family all over the place.
Hard decision on South Beach or Key West, depends on your interests,both are happening places with south beach a bit more glittery, key west is more laidback style, generally speaking.
I dont stay in hotels normally there ::) but the Holiday Inn is a nice chain, the hotel is a nice location, but not south beach ,is what we call mid beach as anything above 17 is not south beach area. The hotel is at 43rd.street, so more families there.
Transportation there car is king and queen, public transport is very limited. YOu have the monorail in Miami to city center ,and then the bus system. Car has plenty of parking everywhere as it is a car setup structure there.
Taxi fare will be minimum you are just a few blocks down to south beach. But never taken it.
cheap car rentals companies are Dollar, Budget,Entreprise,Alamo, Holiday, Thrifty, and then all the majors.
you can look at their tourist pages for additinal info and on Destinations above right here at VT.
Hope it helps your planning
Fondest memory: beach at south beach and walking lincoln road,and mallory square star gazing at key west plus boating in the keysRelated to:
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Miami or Orlando
Favorite thing: That sounds like so much fun but my husband gets sea sick so we are avoiding a cruise..
We have been debating however .. If we should just go to Miami or switch our trip to Orlando? What is better for a honeymoon since we r thinking about just having one destination .. Suggestions would be greatly appreciated :)
Ideas for the Miami area
Favorite thing: first look above destination for tips by posters like us in Miami and Miami Beach (south beach), then pick your interests and come back to forum for details
then take a look at their tourist sites for Greater miami
for south beach
you can have fun and beach or for more traditional Miami area encounter heads for cocowalk,
I used to work in the area and lived just north of it all, great area lots to see and do, you just have all of that you ask all over . For the period of time it is best an apartment. 2000 i think is tight but never do budgets lol!!!
can find apartment here by largest renter in USA
Hope it helps
Fondest memory: many too many to mention lived near for 18 yrs and work in MiamiRelated to:
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Celebrites everwhere !
Favorite thing: Miami Vice with actor Don Johnson became a hit television show, and around the same time a photographer ventured onto the top of one of Ocean Drive's Art Deco hotels for a Calvin Klein "Obsession" photo shoot. Both events helped renew interest in South Beach and it soon became the destination of choice for fashion shoots and films. Sharon Stone, Sylvester Stallone, Wesley Snipes, Marisa Tomei, Angelica Houston, Arnold Schwarzenegger, James Woods, Jamie Lee Curtis, Whitney Houston, Kevin Costner and Sean Connery have all appeared in films shot in Miami in recent years. Fashion and commercial photo shoots are commonplace throughout South Beach.
During the day, models, vintage cars, Harleys, and rollerbladers of all ages parade past tourists who are relaxing and people watching from one of Ocean Drive's many outdoor cafes. By night, the clubs sizzle.
Fondest memory: Walking on Ocean Side I meet Bruce Campbell,
very nice guy.Related to:
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REMOVING TAR FROM YOUR FEET
Favorite thing: Ok so, you're strolling along our beaches, early riser, wanting to enjoy the early morning waves...when the beach is at it's calmest.
Sun hasn't fully come up and you're proud of yourself because you passed up that 2am drinking binge so you could totally ZEN out before the crowds get to the beach.
Suddenly, as you're walking along, you notice wads of sand sticking to the soles of your feet and up your ankles. You've stepped on Tar and your feet look like dalmatian's feet! You're meeting your friends in an hour and your pedicure is ruined...
Answer: Mayonnaise...Peanut Butter...Baby Oil. Anything oily or greasy.
Baby Oil is the handiest and fastest way, whatever you do DO NOT USE gasoline. Yes it will work, it may irritate your skin, specially if the person helping you out happens to be smoking a ciggie.
Put the baby Oil on a cotton ball (or paper towel) rub it in the affected area for a couple minutes and Whala! - Tar is no more!)
Favorite thing: The public transport is rather skeletal, so if you need to get around the city, you will almost certainly need to drive. Traffic can be bad in some areas - if you are heading to the airport from MB or downtown area, take 112 instead of Dolphin Expressway - you will thank me :) Highways are confusing to say the least, but the street grid is not: the city is divided into four quadrants (NW, NE, SW, SE) and all the streets (W-E) and avenues (N-S) are numbered, which makes finding a place relatively straightforward.
I Want to live in America
Favorite thing: You want to come and live in America?
Well the first smart thing to do is,
to inquire what are the options.
(Refer to Zen Tips)
From there you choose
the steps that you will take.
If you don't win the lottery
it’s better to come over to the USA
with some type of visa
that will allow you to apply
for a more permanent one,
rather than over staying a tourist visa.
There will be forms to fill out,
and patience is required.
But you will be in the process,
which allows you to remain in the US legally.
Before leaving home
and sprinting for an illegal run,
contact Daphne Query/Attorney at Law.
Attorney at Law
6355 NW 36th St. 405
Miami, Fla. 33166
Storing your bags at MIA
Favorite thing: If you want to store your bags at the airport in Miami,
there are a couple of storage places.
It’s not cheap,
but may be worth it to avoid the hassles.
You must provide an airplane ticket
and a picture ID.
Your bags will be x-ray inspected
and examined by tracing equipment.
Be careful with high speed film.
They may request a hand inspection
of photographic equipment.
You will be photographed upon
drop off and pick up of baggage.
Once the items have been checked in,
items can not be removed unless
the bag is checked out.
Their hours of operation are:
5 am – 11 pm.
Prices for up to 24 hours are
from $4- $11 for a most standard bags
Miami International Airport is 6 miles west of the city.
A cab from the airport should cost around $24, or you can take one of the 24-hour SuperShuttle minivans, which will deliver you to any address in Miami for $9-15
(tel 305/871-2000, ).
From the airport, take the #7 Metrobus to downtown, a trip of 30 minutes or so ($1.25, exact fare required its available every 40min
Mon-Fri 5.30am-8.30pm, Sat & Sun 7am-7pm)
or the 'J' Metrobus ($1.25 plus a 25¢ surcharge to South Beach; every 30min daily 5.30am-11.30pm) to Miami Beach farther on.
If you arrive late at night, the Airport Owl shuttle runs in a loop through South Beach, downtown and back to the airport ($1.25; once hourly, 11.50pm-5.50am).
Greyhound's Miami West station is a short cab ride from the airport, while the other major terminal is downtown at 100 W 6th St
. The Amtrak station, 8303 NW 37th Ave, is 7 miles northwest. To get downtown or to Coconut Grove or Coral Gables from here, take Metrobus #L to the Metrorail, eight blocks away.
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nice diversity of cultures
Favorite thing: Miami is a place were you could do outdoor activities .
i would take advantage of the water and go to beaches or ride on a boat.
Fondest memory: i think that livivng in miami you truly get the best of different countries.
Miami has a little from every country. cuban coffee , Jamaicas reggae music , international teams come play soccer in the orange bowl.Related to:
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