Calle Ocho – Little Havana Miami

Calle Ocho Calle Ocho is the center of Cuban exile life in Miami. One could argue it is the center of Cuban exile in the world as well. Nowhere in the world can you find more Cubans (other than Cuba itself) or the lifestyle that they love. Cubans are, by and large, an accommodating and[…]

Key West – America’s Caribbean Island

I have vacationed in Key West FL for as long as I have lived here in the sunshine state. I moved down to Florida in 1986 and quickly discovered America’s Caribbean island. The island is just 90 miles from Cuba and is steeped in history. There is only a few ways to get to Key[…]

History of Ybor City

He re-established his factory there, hiring many of the Cuban refugees who had also fled Cuba, and started making his popular “Principe de Gales” line. Key West, however, was not an ideal location for his factory. There were many issues such as shipping to the mainland, conflicts between Spanish and Cuban workers & ready accessibility[…]

Strolling La Septima

If you are a cigar lover and I know you are because you are reading this article, then you need to make a trek to Florida’s Ybor City. Founded by Vicente Martinez-Ybor in 1885 as a cigar-manufacturing center, Ybor City today is one of only two National Historic Landmark Districts in Florida. Ybor City is[…]

Visiting Brazil’s Giant Cities

By Ted Riley | Submitted On June 03, 2014 Brazil is easily the biggest country in South America, taking up nearly half of the continent. Brazil is additionally the world’s fifth greatest country by geographical degree and population. The equator passes through the northern part of the country, near Macapa, and the Tropic of Capricorn[…]