From time to time, Short Order writers share their travel experiences. We've blogged about our meals in New York, fruit carvings in Singapore, and a coffee plantation in Jamaica.
There's life outside Ocean Drive for tourists to explore.
Travel writing is interesting because it's so subjective. In a long weekend visit, a writer can't possibly find all the perfect spots to visit, and woe is the reporter who gets wooed into recommendations by PR firms, a hotel concierge, or the local tourism bureau.
That's why an article such as the New York Times' recent "36 Hours in South Beach" has to be taken with a grain of salt.
Assuming even that in a 36-hour period, most people won't venture out of South Beach (so let's not even talk about a cab to midtown or Wynwood), the piece still misses most highlights of SoBe and never really delves into why the restaurants and bars listed make good choices.More »