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Healthy Vacations in Miami, Miami Summer Diet tips

Ready for the beach this summer? For those of you like me, how constantly battle with extra pounds during the summer season in Miami, or you are planning to enjoy great Miami vacations but don’t want to gain those extra pound during your stay. This article pretends to alert you from seven sin enemies of your diet and also open your to a better Miami Vacation.

Don’t let yourself deceive with some products self promote like “healthful”, which are in fact filled with empty calories. The quantity and the ingredients counts when one wants to lose weight, the intention it is not enough. It is necessary to avoid certain enemy foods, places, and follow basic Miami summer diet tips :


1. The Hotel

Let’s face it. The hotel doesn’t want you going out of the building. That’s why their beds are so comfortable IOI. They want you to stay in the pool, the spa, the grill … you name it, and the only thing you do in all this places is EAT and DRINK unhealthy food. I recommend   fashionable Miami Vacation rentals with their own kitchen in order for you to cook your own meals, plus less expensive if you are coming with friends and family.

2. Smoothies

Smoothies are known for healthful drinks, although some of the smoothies are relatively low in calories, many of them can contain more than 600 calories, of which almost half are fat. So avoid the smoothies prepared with ice creams, or milk. Instead choose those prepared with fat free milk, yogurt low in fat and fruit juices.

3. Fashionable coffees

If you are one of those persons who cannot live without coffee, the most simple you take it, the better. One of the last varieties of coffee that you find in Starbucks is the “Coconut Créme” and “Vainilla Créme Frappuccino”. These two versions of coffee have between 700 and 900 calories each one. Stay away from them.

4. Enriched Water

We know that water is essential for health. Now they sell enriched water with vitamin C, zinc, Echinacea and sugars that will give you 125 calories by bottle. In order to obtain the vitamins and minerals that your body needs it is preferable to take a healthful diet and regular water with a simple supplement without calories.

5. Energetic Bars

You can find them of all type, fruits, with yogurt, of proteins, with milk, of oats, and the majority with much sugar and partially hydrogenated fats (trans-fats). The calories of these bars vary of 140 to 250 calories by unit. Since the portion of protein is of hardly 1,5 per  ounce and not always satisfy the appetite  you can easily become  addicted to them.

6. Cinema yes, popcorn no

Why the pop corn of the cinema is less healthful than those of the supermarket? Because those of the cinema generally are cooked with Coco oil (saturated fat), or cheap hydrogenated oil and the portions are more than familiar size, they are “mega portions”. The small portion of pop corn corresponds to 7 cups that is 600 calories. That covers our recommended portion for a day and a half of saturated fat. Whereas the big portion contains 20 cups that is 1600 calories, four days of the saturated fat recommendation. “Salads from “fast foods restaurants”. For a guide of Miami Restaurants click Here

7. Stop eating so much!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


mayo 13, 2008 Posted by | General | , , , , , , , | Deja un comentario

Mothers Day in Miami, Miami Mothers Day Vacations

For those like me that after years of not understanding what are you suppose to celebrate on mothers day, plus you are in Mothers day vacation in Miami and have no clue where to take her or what to do. Here are some very popular ideas:
Brunch in Miami
  • Tantra Miami’s best middle eastern destination for dining
  • B.E.D No tables, chairs, or banquettes; you are actually served dinner in B.E.D.
  • China Grill The world on a plate. Four locations managed by Manhattan’s critically acclaimed
  • Smith & Wollensky The best waterfront view while enjoying prime rib
  • The Forge Well known for their steak and one of the world’s finest wine cellars
  • Barton G Innovative interpretations of traditional American cuisine – where Old and New Miami Beach meet
  • Agua Spa (Delano). Located on the hotel’s roof, the renowned Agua Spa is a serenely beautiful and peaceful space that offers state-of-the-art spa treatments aimed at rejuvenating the body, mind and spirit.
  • Acqualina. South Florida’s quintessential luxury resort is located on 4.5 beachfront acres and features 400 feet of stunning Atlantic Ocean coastline in tranquil Sunny Isles Beach, Florida.
  • Mandarin Oriental “The Spa”. 17 treatment rooms, featuring six stunning suites, located on the top floor of the spa, which offer the most indulgent spa experience with picturesque views overlooking the waterfront.
  • Ritz Carlton Spa. Escape to a sanctuary that offers an elite menu of La Maison de Beauty Carita treatments alongside an extensive menu of European wellness and beauty rituals, including Prada Beauty skin care therapies.
  • The Breakers Spa. Escape to the idyllic luxury of The Spa at The Breakers…an oasis of pampering and indulgence.
  • Mother’s Day Brunch Cruise

    You can take your mom on a Brunch Cruise, by embarking on one of the Island Queen Cruises which departs from Bayside Marketplace, located in Downtown Miami. The Venetian lady Yacht departs at 12 pm and will cruise until 3:00, during that time the buffet will serve an unlimited brunch, including all you can eat from the Omelet station, with bacon, sausage, bagels, pastries, fruit platters, cheese platters and an assortment of cakes and pies. Thirsty? There will be unlimited mimosas, Bloody Marys, beer, wine, juices, coffee and tea…for something a bit stronger a full cash liquor bar for cocktails. All this as you sail the beautiful waters on Biscayne Bay while listened to the tropical beat of island music.

    You must arrive at ticket booth 30 minutes before sailing to get boarding passes at the Island Queen Cruises ticket booth, you can’t miss it near the stage and beside a 16 ft hanging shark. Call 305-379-5119Price adults; $72.95.children; $42.00


    mayo 2, 2008 Posted by | General | , , , , | Deja un comentario

    Exxxotica Vacations in Miami


    For those Miami weekends that you find yourself doing the same boring things and going to the same unexciting places, Miami Exxxotica is the perfect solution to unravel an out of this world Miami Weekend.

    This 2008 Miami event is scheduled to take place from April 18th through the 20th. Guests at Exxxotica Miami will be treated to performances, seminars and also get the chance to see some of the biggest names in adult entertainment. The hours for the Festival will be 4-11PM on Friday, Noon-11PM on Saturday and Noon to 7PM on Sunday. That gives guests more than enough time to see everything. See more info…

    abril 18, 2008 Posted by | General | , , , , , | Deja un comentario

    Miami Gay Vacations

    In a resent post I wrote about how men should have more (man) vacations by themselves. By the comments I receive, and a second overview of my last post I realize I omitted a very popular type of man in Miami. Those how also like men. For all you out there here some great tips for Gay Miami vacations.
    Miami is the winter playground for gay America. Imagine a long, perfect beach, the world’s best Art-Deco architecture, and pulsating Gay Miami nightlife. Then fill it with gorgeous people and spice it up with a little Latino culture, and you’ve got Miami Beach, more commonly known as South Beach or SoBe. It seems like everyone here is a model…or could be. It’s a very trendy place to be, and people tend to look their best. But, where to stay? The Sun City has a very well develop industry of Miami Vacation Rentals, for those of you that desire the privacy of your own furnished apartment in the hart of South Beach.
    Before you head to Miami beaches, check out the Art Deco Historic District. There are guided walking tours available. But few attractions pull visitors away from the beach, and the collection of cafes, galleries, and Miami Clubs around it. Ocean Drive runs along the beach, and it’s a great place to people-watch. Lincoln Road, parallel to Ocean, is a pedestrian-only strip of Miami Restaurants and shops.

    The Bass Museum of Art can be a great diversion if rain chases you indoors. Winter and early spring are undoubtedly the best times to visit gay South Beach, which is famous (or infamous) for its chain of mega-parties, which begin Thanksgiving weekend and run through Miami Spring Break, when the college crowd overruns the beaches and clubs. Summer is rainier, with little reason to attract the northern crowds (who only come in summer to escape the snow). Virtually everything gay in South Beach is clustered along Collins Avenue between Española Way and 12th Street, and there’s absolutely no reason to have a car here, you can walk everywhere.

    abril 2, 2008 Posted by | General | , , , , , , | 1 comentario

    Man Vacations in Miami

    Let’s face it. We men are better than woman jajajaja just kidding. We are hard workers and responsible. But lately we are also the lees to spend vacations by ourselves. “Manvacations” is something that we men need to do more often. Cheesy as it may sound manvacations is more popular everyday in the United States and more specifically in Miami.
    While women have been taking weekend vacations for spa tripping with their girlfriends for years, our male counterparts have long been left behind, wondering what to do with their down time. Now, most men that I know would rather not vacation at all, than spend their vacation days in a luxury day spa, getting their nails buffed. However, when given the opportunity, a lot of men are figuring out that time with their friends is time well spent, indeed. This is why mancations have become increasingly popular. Manvacations, or getaways for men only, can range from low rent (10 college buddies crammed in a Miami Beach Vacation Rental) to ultra high end (father-son trip to Four Seasons Hotel in downtown Miami), with a lot of room in between. Personally, I like the idea of manvacations. Dudes hanging our together, doing their dude thing (I don’t want to know too much here), getting smelly, scratching…No women allowed? That’s okay!
    There are some great upscale manvacation gift ideas out there. If you ladies that are reading my blog want to treat the guy in your life with a manvacation travel gift, it helps if you can arrange time off work for his closest friends as well. Miami Beach has some fishing vacation packages to enjoy a gain great memories for a lifetime. From what I’ve heard, these manvacations sound like really fun outdoorsman trips.

    Another special gift that a lot of us would really appreciate is a real NASCAR Stock Car riding experience. NASCAR fans can travel to one of fifteen major American cities and ride shotgun in a stock car – and some locations actually let the guy drive the NASCAR top series top car himself! Imagine that: Up to 140 miles per hour, no cops ticketing the dude, and a memory to last a lifetime. Also you can get tickets for the Miami International Auto Show. Talk about a manvacation.

    marzo 24, 2008 Posted by | General | , , , , , , | 1 comentario


    “More than 30,00 people will arrive to Miami on a cruise ship during 2008 Spring Break Week” said Bill Johnson, Port of Miami Director. For those of you that are already in one of those ships and are anxious to enjoy Miami, but do not know where to go, here is what you need to do.
    Miami is an international Mecca with a colorful skyline and trend-setting culture. Claiming its place as a truly international city, you can feel Miami vibrate with the energies of different cultures coming together to revel in the beautiful ocean scenery and near-perfect tropical weather. Whether you’re taking in the sights at a South Beach café, browsing the open-air shops of Bayside Marketplace or enjoying “un cortadito” in Little Havana, Miami is a melting pot for virtually anyone.
    Take an excursion of one of the most unique and exciting places in the world, South Beach and its historic Art-Deco District.

    On this excursion you will:
    • Enjoy an exciting guided bus tour of Miami Beach’s world-renowned South Beach / Art-Deco area.
    • See the homes of the rich & famous that reside in Miami.
    • See fast cars, glamorous people, sizzling beaches and live entertainment.
    • Have the opportunity to adventure out into South Beach after the guided excursion.
    • Step upon the # 1 urban beach in the United States, rated in the top 10 most beautiful beaches in the world.
    • Stroll down famous Ocean Drive and see the famous Versace mansion.
    • Have a wonderful lunch in one of the many outdoor cafes or restaurants in the area.
    • Shop on Collins Avenue where many unique designer shops are located.

    Experience the thrilling adventure of exploring South Florida’s unique ecosystem.

    On this excursion you will:

    • Begin with a scenic twenty-minute drive in an air-conditioned motor coach to Florida’s Everglades.
    • Take a thrilling airboat ride across the water at 50 MPH.
    • Watch for impressive alligators, exotic fish and tropical birds.
    • Be entertained at the alligator and wildlife show.
    • Watch the feeding of alligators and learn about these primitive reptiles.
    • Be transported to the Miami International Airport for your flight home.

    Enjoy a day of adventure and excitement for the entire family at the Miami Seaquarium.

    On this excursion you will:

    • Travel in air-conditioned comfort to the Seaquarium and, at the end of the excursion, from the Seaquarium to the Miami International Airport.
    • Experience four brand new shows starring Lolita the killer whale, TV superstar flipper and more.
    • Experience a new ocean reef presentation spotlighting hundreds of sea creatures in an exciting underwater feeding.
    • Feed a sea lion, touch starfish and other fascinating creatures.
    • Witness gripping shark feedings, American crocodiles, and endangered manatees.

    marzo 14, 2008 Posted by | General | , , , , , , , | Deja un comentario

    Miami Personal concierge services are the newest trend in the travel industry, celebrities and business men are used to having personal assistants and now your dedicated Best Miami concierges will attend your needs.

    Our company is based in Miami, our concierges are from Miami, and Miami is our playground that we know inside out. We are also the publisher of the most detailed guide of Miami:

    We offer our services to all visitors in Miami, no membership is required. Our mission is to deliver a superior professional concierge service to our clients.

    This concierge service is highly appreciated by visitors wishing to get to the best of Miami quickly and at the best rates. just started to offer its services to the Miamihabitat group, the Miami vacation rentals leader.

    Clients staying in a vacation rental property in Miami Beach or a vacation home in Miami will be offered an unparalleled level of service, renting a comfortable home and taking advantage of the full support of a dedicated concierge.

    They will stay in the comfort of their home away from home and receive the dedication and service of a 5 star hotel without paying the price,” says Virginia Mastrapa, Head Concierge of Best Miami Concierges. It is the best of both worlds.

    Best Miami offers a large variety of services to its clients, just to name a few:

    Restaurant Reservations
    Luxury Car rental
    Yacht and boat rentals
    • At home Chef
    • At home massage therapist
    Event planning
    • Activities
    Nanny Services….and much more

    Our concierges will be able to arrange your whole trip, from booking a hotel room or a vacation rental home, picking you up at the airport, renting a luxury car during your staying, chartering a yacht for a few days and making your reservations. Our dedicated staff will exceed your expectations from the first phone call.

    Whether booking a Rolls Royce Phantom for a chauffeured romantic city tour, taking an all day Boat excursion to Key West to having your refrigerator full upon arrival, Best Miami Concierges executes and delivers an unbelievable experience each time.

    Call us now, enjoy and relax while we work for you!!!

    Best Miami Concierges can be contacted as follows:
    Address: 1329 Alton road, Miami Beach, 33139
    Telephone: Tel: (786) 970-3884
    Web Site:

    marzo 10, 2008 Posted by | General | , , , , , | Deja un comentario


    The Food Network South Beach Wine & Food Festival is a national, star-studded, four-day destination event showcasing the talents of the world’s most renowned wine and spirits producers, chefs and culinary personalities. Hosted by Southern Wine & Spirits of Florida and Florida International University (FIU), the festival benefits the Teaching Restaurant and the Southern Wine & Spirits Beverage Management Center, both located at FIU.Now in its seventh year, the Food Network South Beach Wine & Food Festival began as a one-day festival known as the Florida Extravaganza held at FIU’s Biscayne Bay Campus. For six years, the Florida Extravaganza showcased wines from national and international wineries paired with food from local restaurants and chefs working with students of FIU’s School of Hospitality and Tourism Management.

    febrero 15, 2008 Posted by | General | , , , , , , | Deja un comentario