It used to be called "God's Waiting Room" because of the many octogenarians eking out their last moments by the pool. Today the old folks mingle with fashion designers, bikini models, Cuban émigrés and totally smitten holiday-makers.
Greater Miami is a melting pot that would make America's founders swell with pride. Half of Miami's population is Hispanic, creating a city peppered with the flavors of Latin American food, language and music. Here in Miami, the Everglades and the Keys, the weather is warm and humid, and it feels like vacation time all the year round.