When the city of Sunny Isles Beach, Florida invited me down for a father-son-weekend, I located the city on a map. It sat directly between Fort Lauderdale and Miami. On my past trips down to Florida, I had never heard the name Sunny Isles Beach. I assumed it was an overlooked stretch along the A1A.
But after arriving at the beach, where one of the lifeguards was waiting to tour us along the 2.5-mile strip, the ride turned out to be a journey back into the past. Read more
Sun King Brewery has become an Indianapolis favorite. Much of that love for Sun King is attributed to their great tasting brews, which consist of three staples–Sunlight Cream Ale, Wee Mac, their brown Scottish Ale, and the Osiris Pale Ale–along with a bevy of rotating seasonals. And while they make great brews, it’s almost more important to appreciate Sun King for reasons beyond the beer. Read more
On my trip to Indy, I visited a few art museums. And while the art you can pay for is intriguing, I was most impressed with the free art in Indianapolis, which you can find along the Cultural Trail and in the wonderful art exhibitions in two hotels: the Conrad and the Alexander. Read more
The best way to explore downtown Indy is by biking the Indianapolis cultural trail. Recently inaugurated, this eight-mile brown-stoned path travels through five of Indy’s cultural districts and exposes visitors to what is an incredibly artistic and clean city. Read more
I learned quickly that NASCAR races begin with traffic.
I was invited out to Indianapolis by Visit Indy and one of the members of the team picked me up at the airport to take me to the twentieth running of the Brickyard 400. But by the time we turned off the highway, we were at a dead standstill. As we inched toward the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, which covers enough land that it could hold about four Yankee Stadiums, I got a clear sense for how enthusiastic Hoosiers are about car racing. Read more