About Chris O
Lives in London
Since Aug. 2007
Hi. I’m Chris, an American freelance creative living in London. I keep busy working as a blogger, photojournalist, community manager, consultant, curator and more. The opportunities and challenges keep getting bigger, better and more meaningful for me every year! I’m having so much fun. Favorite destinations are many and my list of must-see places to visit seems to get longer the more I travel! I’m a huge fan of Lisbon, Istanbul and Queenstown – to name but a few preferred repeat locations. I also love heading back to the States every chance I find and cannot get enough of the Deep South – Texas, Louisiana, Georgia, Florida, Tennessee and the Carolinas – and Hawaii holds a particularly special place in my heart as well. And even though I’ve been based in London for years, it and the whole of Britain still yield myriad wonders for me.
Architectural Buildings, Historic Walking Areas, Neighbourhoods
Historic Walking Areas, Parks, Shopping Malls
The Trolley is a fun way to do your sightseeing in Miami and get your bearings – for free!
A little run down, perhaps, but Miami's Cuban community still welcomes visitors in search of great music, good cigars, and maybe a game or two of dominoes.
This Little Havana institution is the world's most famous Cuban restaurant (at least according to the owners). It's probably the world's largest Cuban restaurant, too: Along with a bakery and takeout area, Versailles seats more than 350 people. Popular among local Cuban exiles and tourists alike for its connection to anti-Castro politics, Versailles is almost full most of the time, too. But it's not just the chance to dine like a local in a historic setting that draws 'em in – the food is excellent. Versailles' Cubano (traditional Cuban sandwich), as you might expect, is a classic. When in Rome...
Fabulous people sunning themselves at one of the world's most famous stretches of sand with an art deco background and some of the hottest nightlife in the world? Welcome to Miami Beach!
As lovely as the ocean views are, Miami Beach's iconic art deco architecture is just as eye candy wonderful. Don't forget your camera!
The place to see and been seen in Miami, this pedestrianized strip crosses the heart of Miami Beach and is lined with some of the Miami area's best restaurants, bars and shops – lots and lots of shops.
Set on the beautiful Bay of Biscayne, Vizcaya was the summer home of businessman James Deering during the early 20th century. Today the estate is open to the public as the Vizcaya Museum and Gardens. Whether coming to experience the grandeur of the building and its lush grounds or to enjoy what many reckon is one of the best art and history museums in the United States, Vizcaya is a must-see!
Coconut Grove offers a more village-y and relaxed take on what Miami's all about. Still, the restaurants are amazing, the street life vibrant and the reasons to visit plentiful !