Series: My Favourite Cities and What to Do in Them: Miami


Travel is one of my greatest passions in life. I’m fortunate to have a career that allows me to travel, however it took a lot of time and effort to get me where I am today. I’ve taken to writing about cities that interest me because there are just too many beautiful destinations. If you’re thinking about traveling stateside, make sure you stop in Miami, Florida!

Here’s why.

The Fishing & Boating Culture

Water is life in Miami. It’s situated in Florida on the Atlantic Coast and The Miami River drains out of the Everglades, runs through the city into the ocean. Miami also boasts the 11th largest seaport in the United States – The Dante B. Fascell Port of Miami, now called PortMiami.

Due to the vast waterways and proximity to the ocean, it’s no surprise that fishing and boating culture is absolutely thriving in the city!

Whether you love fishing for fun on charters with friends, or joining a tournament to win some prizes, Miami has what you need. The buzzing city is also known for its mega yachts in the port, and taking a trip to the waterfront is great place to window shop. 

The Food

For anyone that reads the blog often, you’ll know the food is one of the most important parts of my travels. Miami is influenced by a variety of cultures and ethnic groups that have come together to create one of the most delicious fusions of food in America.

Miami has a high population of Hispanic and Latino people and the cuisine accurately reflects this.

Some of my favourite dishes are the Colombian Arepas – a thick, flattened pancake-like grilled cheese maize with maize dough and stuffed with cheese. Fritas in Miami are also a must-try! A frita is a Cuban take on a burger and features spiced ground beef, mojo, onions, and shoestring potatoes on a bun. If you’re in the mood for something simple, you can get a fish sandwich just about anywhere in the city. 

The Liveliness of the City

It’s hard to describe the buzz of Miami, but it gives off a certain vibe that makes you want to come back again and again.

When I tell people about this, they often say it’s because of the world-famous nightlife the city boasts, and I don’t agree. Not that I don’t like the nightlife, but it’s not typically my scene.

When I talk about the liveliness of the city, it’s more about the daytime pleasantness– the beach, the fishing, the food, and the culture.

If you do get the chance to see Miami, make sure you actually get out and see the city… not just the city lights in the evening!

Giles Cadman is Chairman of The Cadman Capital Group, a group of cohesive, complementary companies, operating in the international trade, retail, leisure, and investment markets. Learn more about Giles.




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