Brickell Key, Miami

Contrary to what my name might suggest I am not yet a perennial traveler. Even though I suffer from constant wanderlust I still live in a sticks and bricks home, here in Miami. Fortunately for me Miami has some extremely picturesque areas and unbeatable winter weather, although to be honest, most of it is an endless urban sprawl and the heat is insufferable in the summer. That said, it is February and we happen to be in downtown near the water. Allow me to introduce you to Brickell Key.

Brickell Key is a triangular artificial island in downtown Miami. In 1896, Henry Flagler, the father of Miami, decided to have a channel dug on the Miami River resulting in the creation of two small islands that eventually became Brickell Key. Nowadays the island is mostly occupied by luxury condominiums. There’s a running track that goes all the way around the perimeter, a little over a mile long, which offers great views of the Brickell Financial District, Downtown Miami, and Biscayne Bay. Watch all this and more in the embedded video, which, afterwards, also takes you west through Little Havana.

Until next time, see you on the road!

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