Month: February 2013

Miami: Dave Barry’s “Insane City”

Miami: Dave Barry’s “Insane City”

(This story has been made available to Tales Told From The Road by the news syndication service Repost.us.)



Insane City (via The Christian Science Monitor)

Insane City by Dave Barry Penguin Group 352 pp. I think Dave Barry uses Miami as the setting for so much of his writing because he feels it’s easier for people to suspend their disbelief if something happens there. As if nowhere else in the world is there a big city filled with drug kingpins, big…

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Travel Photo Thursday: When Opportunity Knocks, Answer

Travel Photo Thursday: When Opportunity Knocks, Answer

Finding a travel destination’s icon to photograph is usually quite easy.

Big Ben, LondonSan Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge isn’t going to be dismantled. Neither is Paris’ Eiffel Tower. And “Big Ben” that towers over London’s Parliament buildings isn’t going to be replaced by a giant LED time clock.

Unless bad weather precludes it, you can almost always be sure that you’ll have a chance to bring back a photo of such signature landmarks.

That’s the good news.

The bad news is that several million photos have already been taken of those well-known structures, so coming up with a unique shot of them is going to be difficult.

Go ahead and take your photo of that famous sightseers’ “must-see” place. But don’t just focus your efforts on getting that shot. Keep looking for a “photo op” that will let you capture a seldom-seen scene.

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