Miami Beyond the Beach: Alternative Things to Do

South Beach, Miami is known for its beach and party scene. It’s a vibrant mix of glamorous socialites walking tiny dogs wearing sunglasses, bronzed elderly gentlemen strutting their stuff in banana hammocks, and tourists drinking cocktails the size of their heads in mid afternoon. It’s loud, touristy, glitzy and lots of fun.

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Wadi Rum on Horseback

I’ve always dreamed of galloping an Arabian horse through the desert, and in Jordan’s Wadi Rum my dream came true. Arabian horses are known for their speed and beauty and the craggy rock formations of this sandstone and granite valley were the perfect place to follow in the footsteps of Lawrence of Arabia, who led the Arab Revolt here against the Ottomans during Word War 1.

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