Speedlinking – Miami Edition

by derek on September 15, 2008 · 18 comments

This edition of Speedlinking comes to you from the coast of the Atlantic Ocean as I am visiting Miami, Florida for a work conference. My room at the Loews Hotel is overlooking the ocean, which is adding to the difficulty of making it to the conference sessions.

In honor of my first trip to Miami, I wanted to put a little South Beach spin on the links this week. While you take a few minutes to visit each site listed below, I will be doing my best to stay focused on the task at hand and not let my day slip away at the beach.

1. To kick things off, over at The Man Page I shared a little insight into my trip down to Miami with observations from seat 34B. Fortunately I have a window seat booked for the return flight.

2. When I mentioned that I was heading to Miami, 21st Century Dad chimed in with a few helpful tips about traveling from the airport to my hotel; as well as a few restaurant recommendations for the area. After walking around a bit last night, I can appreciate how 21st Century Dad has gone against the conventional wisdom and downsized to one car.

3. Over at My Money Blog, you will find an interview with someone from the Miami area that has been running a profitable business that requires a unique talent. Check out this interview with Irina Patterson to learn more about the unique talent and how it has become a booming business.

4. Jeremy from Discovering Dad has done a bit of traveling and includes Miami Beach, Florida among his list of favorite family vacation spots. While it would be nice to have my wife and kids with me on this trip, we will be skipping out of town soon enough to pay a visit to the #1 spot on Jeremy’s list.

5. To round out the Miami inspiration and appeal to the sports nuts in the crowd, Michael “Kwanye” Kwan has been providing weekly NFL predictions over at his blog, Beyond the Rhetoric. When my favorite team, Da Bears, won the Super Bowl, the only blemish on their record came from the Miami Dolphins. In Week 2 of this NFL season, Miami was steamrolled by the Arizona Cardinals.

If you’re in the Miami area, give me a shout and maybe we can meet for a coffee or something before I skip town. If you’re not in the Miami area, I encourage you to read the posts above to get a feel for what the area has to offer and stop by for a visit of your own when you have a chance.

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