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The Most Underrated American Cities
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The Most Underrated American Cities

Introduction 

Sure, we all know about New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Dallas, and Seattle. But when it comes to the vast land that is America, that’s just the tip-of-the-iceberg. There’s nearly unlimited things to do and places to see in America, and we’ve listed a few here for your next out-of-the-box vacation! 

Underrated Cities Across America 

Portland, Maine 

No, not that Portland. Portland, Maine, set atop beautiful Casco Bay, offers a seaside experience like little else in the Continental US. Get a taste of the sea with abundant fishing wharves, and even restaurants built in the likenesses of old warehouses. Hit up the Western Promenade, an incredible park 18 acres wide that’s officially listed on the National Register of Historic Places. If you want a break from the hustle-and-bustle, head there and just disconnect for a while! 

Burlington, Vermont 

On the crest of Lake Champlain, Burlington has a little bit of everything. Church Street Marketplace, for example, is four blocks of true Vermont shopping and eating, all outdoor, along truly wonderful and serene walking paths. After you get your fill of food and shopping, head to the Ethan Allen Homestead Museum, a house-museum originally built by Ethan Allen, a Revolutionary War Hero. Even more history and culture can be sought out at the nearby Shelburne Museum, just outside of Burligton. Over 150,000 artworks are spread across nearly forty buildings for your viewing pleasure. That’s right – 45 acres of art. I’d recommend bringing some good-quality walking shoes. 

San Antonio, Texas 

It’s easy to get overshadowed in Texas — after all, everything is bigger there, right? Dallas, Houston, and Austin are probably what comes to mind first when you think of Texas. But San Antonio is quite the attraction in itself. It’s the home of the Alamo, a now-museum paying homage to Texans’ fight for independence from Mexico in the mid 1800s. After you get your fill of history, walk along the serene San Antonio River, an iconic body of water that eventually extends into the Guadalupe River. When you’re done with that, throw a rock and you’ll hit any number of finger-licking authentic BBQ joints. What a day!

Conclusion 

Sure – hit the big cities. But after that, make some time for the salt-of-the-earth that encompasses so much of what we call America. Whether it be hitting up the Alamo in San Antonio or strolling along Church Street Marketplace in the cool Vermont weather, there’s nothing better than exploring the nooks and crannies of the US.…

miamis best coffe shops

Miami’s Best Cuban Coffee

Introduction
No tour of Cuban Miami is complete without trying some authentic Cuban coffee. For those
uninitiated, Cuban coffee is served in small quantities – because of its big power, high caffeine
content, and strong taste. One small espresso cup of authentic Cuban coffee is enough to jolt you
into tomorrow if you’re not careful!


Why Miami?
Miami itself is a hotbed for Cuban culture. Located just about as close to Cuba as you can get
from the continental US, Miami offers everything from hearty and authentic Cuban sandwiches
to what we’re here for, the deliciously strong and compact Cuban coffee. If you’re looking for a
little Havana in the heart of Florida, you’ve absolutely got to check out these places!

Try The Coffee!
Islas Canarias
‘Café Cubano’ is an important part of Cuban culture and is prominent in social gatherings. For
an authentic experience, you’ve got to try Islas Canarias, located conveniently in the heart of
Miami. You’ll probably be greeted with a wait at this incredibly popular Cuban destination, but
it’s definitely worth it here! Islas Canarias is an all-day restaurant serving delicious breakfast,
lunch, and dinner…and of course, Cuban coffee whenever you want. Go here for an all-around
Cuban meal experience.

Puerto Sagua
Sandwiches and coffee are an incredible pair, aren’t they? If that sounds good to you, you’ll find
it here. Puerto Sagua boasts hearty traditional Cuban Sandwich to appease any appetite – or try a
thick beef stew in the ‘colder’ months. To top it off, Puerto Sagua offers a deliciously unique
Cuban coffee at a reasonable price.

La Colada Gourmet
Dubbed ‘The House of Cuban Coffee,’ La Colada Gourmet certainly lives up the hype. Open
10am to 8pm, you won’t be able to get a super-early or super-late shot of caffeine, but one can’t
complain too much with the quality of the coffee available during business hours. Though small,
with limited seating, La Colada Gourmet offers a flavor and caffeine punch that is anything but!
If you’re on the lookout for the one true authentic Cuban coffee experience, this place may well
be it.
Conclusion
If you’re a coffee-lover, you’ve got to try Cuban coffee. It’s unique, always presented well, and
strong enough to get a kick to even the most season of coffee drinkers. Throw a rock and you’ll
hit a Cuban coffee emporium in Miami and Little Havana. And yes, that’s a good thing! One
parting tip – just start with one cup. It can be a lot stronger than you think!…