Beyond the Beach: Offbeat Miami Attractions

Things to do in Miami beside going to the beach.

South Beach is all about the glams and the blings. South Beach is where excesses are flaunted and skins are shown. In theory I should feel more at home in low key (har har) Key West, but in reality I fell in love with South Beach vibe the moment I stepped out of my cab in front of my hostel.

What’s It Like to Travel in Tokyo?

For me going to Japan was like having a part of my childhood come to life. I grew up reading mangas where I learned about eating taoyaki, going to onsen, and sitting around kotatsu before I knew there was a “Japan” beyond these stories, if you know what I mean.

Why Go: The Best of Sumba Island, Indonesia

Highlights of Sumba Island, Indonesia

I’m not going to sugarcoat it, as of right now, Sumba Island is still reserved for the most adventurous of travelers. The roads were bumpy and long. The lodgings were basic. The beaches were beautiful, but lacking in the most basic of infrastructure (no bathrooms, no cafes/restaurants, nothing but sand, water, and mangroves). I thought I’d been to deserted beaches before, but Sumba’s beaches took the phrase “deserted” beaches to a new level. But was it worth it? I think so. I’m so glad I went.

Into the Winds, Freemont Peak

Wyoming’s Wind River Range is one of my favorite discoveries during our year-long climbing road trip. I can spend a whole summer here. I can keep coming back year after year. Our destination on this trip is Freemont Peak.