Author: Andrew Bloem

Andrew Bloem is an adventure travel writer from Fort Lauderdale, Florida. A pirate at heart, his travels usually don’t stray too far from a palm tree and an ocean view. When he’s not writing guides for Travel Lemming, you can find him typing away at the local tiki bar for his site, OceanWide Explorers.
Where to Stay in Miami (Best Areas & Places for 2022)

Where to Stay in Miami (Best Areas & Places for 2022)

There’s an old saying, “the best part about Miami is that it’s so close to the United States”. And I couldn’t agree more – the city is a cultural destination unlike any other within the US. It truly feels like a different country. Latin culture is dominant – evident from the cuisine, the music, the…

47 Best Things to Do in Miami, Florida (in 2022)

47 Best Things to Do in Miami, Florida (in 2022)

Let’s be honest, Miami is overwhelmingly eclectic: the bright lights, the lively nightlife, the stunning beaches, the hidden nature, the unique history, and the cultural identity. But in a way, that’s what makes the city so remarkable – you never run out of fun things to do in Miami no matter how much time you…

21 Best Fort Lauderdale Boat Tours (By a Local Captain)

21 Best Fort Lauderdale Boat Tours (By a Local Captain)

With more than 300+ miles of navigable waterways, it’s no wonder Fort Lauderdale has earned the nickname, ‘the Venice of America’. The city offers 26 miles of glimmering coastline boasting coral reefs, shipwrecks, ideal sailing conditions, and plenty of fishing opportunities. So naturally, with all that water just waiting to be explored, many boat tours…

23 Best South Florida Beaches for 2022 (By a Local)

23 Best South Florida Beaches for 2022 (By a Local)

White sand beaches, crystal clear waters, lush tropical greenery, and year-round warm weather – it’s no wonder millions of Americans flock to the best South Florida beaches year in and year out. Honestly, why do you think I moved here in the first place? The beaches are simply stunning. Just see for yourself below. And…

The Best Time to Visit Fort Lauderdale, Florida in 2022

The Best Time to Visit Fort Lauderdale, Florida in 2022

The best time to visit Fort Lauderdale is the spring months between March and May when the temperature isn’t exceedingly hot and the rain typically holds off. Of course, with a year-round subtropical climate, it’s never a bad time to visit Fort Lauderdale. And after living here for a few years, I’ve come to know…

13 Best Beaches in Fort Lauderdale (By a Local)

13 Best Beaches in Fort Lauderdale (By a Local)

Fort Lauderdale is a growing destination for travelers seeking a tropical, beachside getaway right within the confines of the United States. And after living here for four years, I completely understand why. Our beaches are gorgeous – the water is turquoise blue, crystal clear, and warm year-round. The sandy shores are soft and white while…

23 Best Beaches in Florida for 2022 (Picked By Locals)

23 Best Beaches in Florida for 2022 (Picked By Locals)

The choices are many, yet the answer isn’t so obvious: what are the best beaches in Florida and which is right for me? We’re two Floridians, one from South Florida and one from Central Florida, with years of experience exploring the best beaches in our home state.  We’ve carefully selected our favorites: small island getaways,…

21 Fun Things to Do in Jupiter, FL (in 2022)

21 Fun Things to Do in Jupiter, FL (in 2022)

The Town of Jupiter, Florida is an enchanting beachfront village evoking feelings of nostalgia from an era I wasn’t even alive for.  It’s an odd thing. But yet, the 19th century lighthouse, the wildlife trails, the crystal blue water flowing through the town, and the sightings of untouched nature make it hard not to feel…

Where to Stay in Fort Lauderdale in 2022 (By a Local!)

Where to Stay in Fort Lauderdale in 2022 (By a Local!)

A lot of people are searching for a tropical getaway within the confines of the United States right now. Unsurprisingly, Fort Lauderdale, FL has become a hotspot for travelers who may have vacationed elsewhere in years past. This uptick in visitors does make choosing where to stay in Fort Lauderdale a bit of a challenge….

33 Best Things to Do in Fort Lauderdale in 2022 (By a Local!)

33 Best Things to Do in Fort Lauderdale in 2022 (By a Local!)

Fort Lauderdale often gets overlooked for the glamorous city to its south. And, although Miami is certainly worth exploring, don’t sleep on all the fun things to do in Fort Lauderdale!  After calling the city home for the last four years, I’d argue that Fort Lauderdale is even more worthy of exploring actually.  That’s why…

15 Epic Day Trips from Fort Lauderdale (By a Local)

15 Epic Day Trips from Fort Lauderdale (By a Local)

Fort Lauderdale has it all: gorgeous beaches, crystal blue water, vibrant city life, and a subtropical climate. There are a lot of epic things to do in Fort Lauderdale for travelers and locals alike. But the best part about the city is its unique position as a launching point for day trips from Fort Lauderdale…