Having helmed magazines on almost every continent throughout my career, I know a little something when it comes to traveling and interacting with various cultures. But not even my wildest experiences around the world compare to the travel stories of the Key Biscayne residents and organizations featured in this issue. In “Travel Tales,” Key Biscayners share their unforgettable trips to foreign lands — from India to China, the Caribbean, Peru and beyond. What they’ve been through will either make you think twice about booking your summer flight or cause you to reserve your space twice as fast as you would have otherwise. If the latter is true, the folks we’ve profiled in our “Key Players” and “In the Life of” sections might change your mind. From Clara Echeverri of The Baby Travel Company to John Greeven of Key Biscayne Travel Services and Pamela Conover of Seabourn Cruise Line, these travel aficionados will have you whipping out your passport before you get a chance to finish reading their last quote. To keep you looking your best as you tour the world, “Stylish Sands” and “Diamonds for Life” offer swimsuit and jewelry pieces that will make you a tourist attraction through the warm summer months, regardless of where your itinerary takes you. A little closer to home, the kids will enjoy the greatest adventure of their lives without ever leaving South Florida in “Adventures in Learning,” a feature dedicated to the innovative new preschool on Brickell that has parents in Key Biscayne buzzing. Once the kids get home from school and the babysitter puts them to bed, it’s time for mom and dad to savor the world’s most perfect pasta at Tutto Pasta, a restaurant that will have you feeling like you’re dining in Italy without ever having to leave your own backyard. For an even more intimate travel experience that has all the luxuries of home, we’ve found some ocean-bound real estate options that’ll leave you wondering why you live on land in the first place. Once you’re done reading “Floating Condos,” you might put up the “For Sale” sign on your waterfront residence and say bon voyage as you move aboard The World, a unique cruise ship that lets you purchase property onboard and partake in their global year-round itinerary. So whether your summer vacation plans call for an extended European excursion or a quick Sunshine State getaway, look to us to guide you on the trip of a lifetime. Just make sure to send us a postcard.
Jorge Arauz | Editor-in-Chief