“What is a Spanish monastery doing in Miami Beach?” You are probably wondering. We asked ourselves the same question. We discovered the Ancient Spanish Monastery on the map while preparing for our winter trip to Florida. I had never heard of it before. But the reference on the Google map did not give me any [...]
Fort Lauderdale attractions are easy to see on a boat tour that takes you past millionaire mansions and yachts parked in the city's canals like cars in front of a garage. Sights such as the gardens at Bonnet House, the Gulf Stream Race Track or the Festival Flea Market are better visited by car.
Our tip for a rainy day in Fort Lauderdale The weather god obviously knows our travel plan, because today is the perfect day for rain, as we had planned a visit to the Fort Lauderdale flea market for that day. I love markets of all kinds - and flea markets are no exception, especially when they are so huge [...]
The Bonnet House Museum & Gardens in Fort Lauderdale takes you into a world of artists and bon vivants. Bonnet House was built by one of the first settlers in the Fort Lauderdale area, Hugh Taylor Birch. He spent the winter months in this house.
First of all: there are only a few hotels in Fort Lauderdale on the beach. Most are separated from the beach by Highway A1A. While that doesn't mean a lot of walking, car traffic passes by many of the beachfront hotels in Ft. Lauderdale directly between the beach and hotel entrance. However, there is another way. At our last[…]
Big Cypress National Preserve - Eco-Tour The Indians in the Big Cypress National Preserve in Florida are business-minded - you have to give them that. We are on our way to Billie Swamp Safaris in the Big Cypress Reserve, which is about an hour west of Fort Lauderdale in the middle of the Florida swamps. This is not the original [...]
Shopping in Fort Lauderdale? This is clearly more than the usual malls and shopping centers that can be found in American cities. You should take your time for this, because the shopping centers in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, offer more than just elegant shopping malls. Our first acquaintance with the shopping in Ft. Lauderdale we do in the [...]