Born in Arizona, raised in Orange County, CA, lived the past 25 years in Miami. Recently retired and moved to Chengdu, China with my wife who is teaching high school at an international school here. My current goals are to learn Mandarin and master my wok cooking skills. Especially the Sichuan cuisine.
You should be able to use your U.S. ATM card at pretty much any ATM machine. There is little to no commission being charged just any transaction fees charged by the machine. This way you dont have to bother with carrying around a lot of dollars. See More
Actually there are not a lot of beaches in Miami-Dade County. All of the southern coast is mangrove shoreline with no beaches at all. My personal favorite beach is the South Point area of South Miami Beach. It is not quite as crowded as the rest of South Beach,... See More
Go to the Deering Estatein Palmetto Bay a very low-key mansion built in the early 20th century by John Deering (Deer Tractors). It is on a very lush area of land right on Biscayne Bay with a great view and... See More
It would be really hard to say which is my favorite so I will rate them, 1-3, by continent. All of these are countries in which I have spent significant time, weeks - years. Europe - been to all of Western Europe Spain FrancePortugal... See More