It's not all about South Beach when it comes to Miami. There are many great areas of Miami including Brickell, the next most livable city after Scottsdale, Arizona. Brickell is the financial district of Miami which is why it has high end hotels like the Mandarin Oriental, the Four Seasons, and the Conrad.
It's always nerve-wracking to tee off at a new course. I was even more nervous because I hadn't played golf in months and because the course marshal had put me in a group with two other golfers. Needless to say, the first shot was hooked to the right and lost forever. Hooked it just a little bit.
If you take a look at the New Year's Roll Call Trip Report you'll notice that the tradition of being out of the country for New Year's Eve began in 2000 in Cancun, Mexico. From there it increasingly improved, went stale for a couple of years, until rebounding.
You can't beat the Hyatt Place when it's a cash and points deal. $55 + 4k points is one of the best values in the points world.
Is it me or are the Amex Centurion Lounges losing its spunk? Maybe it's because I spent all day the Vegas one eating chicken or perhaps it's because I'm back in the MIA lounge having been here a week before and they are serving kitchie craft food instead of standard breakfast.
Brace yourself. I'm about to write a scathing review of the Hollywood Tower Hotel Orlando. I'm not sure how this place is in operation let alone a Disney Resort...
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