This exciting city dubbed "the Gateway to the Americas" is the leading financial hub of the region and an international mecca where more residents speak Spanish than English.
Author Mark Miller introduces readers to the astonishing diversity of ethnic neighborhoods, where homeland languages and customs are preserved in restaurants, shops, and markets, explaining much of the city's vibrancy and appeal. Nearby are inviting beaches as well as wetlands and jungles and an archipelago of coral isles leading to raffish, bewitching Key West. Miller guides readers through Miami's districtsdowntown, Little Havana, Little Haiti, Miami Beach, Key Biscayne, Coconut Grove, Coral Gables, and South Miamithen to Biscayne and Everglades National Parks and to the Keys, suggesting walks and drives throughout.
Features include the famed "New World" cuisine, South Beach's renowned art deco, and the city's Jewish heritage, as well as insider tips from National Geographic experts and experiential sidebars on snorkeling, diving, and fishing in the Keys. Travelwise includes all essential practical information and a large selection of insider's hotels, inns, and restaurants.
Mark Miller graduated from Stanford University, entered journalism as a newspaper copy boy, and subsequently reported for Reuters and CS Radio, where he also produced documentaries. Miller has contributed to National Geographic books and publications since 1977, his assignments ranging across North America from Alaska to Florida's Dry Tortugas, as well as to the Caribbean and Europe. He is a partner in 12 Films, a documentary film production company. The author lives in Los Angeles, CA.
The award-winning National Geographic Traveler has been enhanced with engaging new features and a contemporary redesign. Each guide begins with an introduction that enables you to sample a bit of the culture, history, and attractions before you go and plan the trip based on your own interests and length of stay.
Immerse yourself in active, in-country "Experiences" and "Off-the-Beaten-Path Excursions" you won't find anywhere else.
Other new features, such as "Insider Tips" from National Geographic photographers, writers, and experts, and "Not-To-Be-Missed" lists ensure that each visit will be memorable.
The guides' design has been simplified, opened up, and enhanced with easy-to-read tinted sections. Gorgeous color photographs, high-quality maps, and the popular walking and driving tours are still highlights of our crisp, new look.