Tag: Miami

South Beach fun and games

So it's our last day here in South Beach and I'm several shades darker and (almost certainly) several kilos heavier. It all started with a very welcome and unexpected upgrade to First Class on our flight from London. Thank you British Airways! It's been a whirlwind of a week, with plenty of beach time, plenty ...

"Welcome" to Miami

Finally here! Passport control and immigration at Miami was the usual shambolic and abrasive experience. Thank jeebus the weather's great! I managed to project (what I thought was) an appropriate mix of nonchalance and confidence to avoid "special security measures" again. Yet they always make me feel like a criminal... Especially when I couldn't remember ...

2015: A year in travel

Yes, some people may view 'end of the year' posts as either boring, narcissistic or a combination of both, but personally I like to look back on the year gone by and focus on the highlights. A form of gratitude. Reliving the fun and the smiles. I travelled so much in 2015, I thought it ...

In a state of flux…

I flew back from Miami (which was fantastic - already planning a return to South Beach) overnight last Friday night  Saturday morning. Via New York. And ever since, I've been suffering with a combination of jet lag and pretty intense insomnia. Yes, my old friend is back. The most sleep I had was last night, ...