Archives for June 2010

Notes on Fort Lauderdale: beaches and canals

Fort Lauderdale is one of those places that turned out better than I thought it would be. The beaches are better than Miami (softer sand) and the mansions and super yachts along the waterways are truly grand. Fort Lauderdale Beach. Fort Lauderdale is sometimes called the Venice of America. I wince whenever I hear the […]

A review of my first Couchsurfing experience

While planning my trip to the United States I discovered that hostels aren’t available in every big city, so finding budget accommodation was proving to be difficult. I had previously signed up to CouchSurfing.org but I had not used it, so it seemed like a perfect time to try it out. Finding A Couch To […]

Notes on Miami: The Capital of the Americas

Going To Miami It wasn’t my original plan to visit Miami on this trip to the USA. I was planning to road trip from Chicago back to Newport, RI, where I have based myself. It turns out that there is hardly a hostel between Chicago and Newport, so my accommodation budget was facing a blowout […]