Tag: miami

Bryan Lockley- 5 Ways to Experience Cuban Culture in Miami

Five Ways to Experience Cuban Culture in Miami

  Relations between the Cuban and U.S. governments are improving. On January 16th 2015, some restrictions preventing Americans from traveling to Cuba were lifted, in that Americans that meet at least one of 12 special categories no longer need to apply for a special license to visit the country. However, even though travel restrictrictions are no longer as strongly enforced,… Read more →

Bryan Lockley- Florida's Affordable Housing Crisis

Florida’s Affordable Housing Crisis

  Take a drive through Miami Beach along the waterfront where behemoth mcmansions tower over the ocean, and then take a drive through downtown where homeless people live on the streets, and it’s not hard to see the discrepancy in affordable housing options. Florida is home to the third highest number of people (33,599) living in shelters or on the… Read more →

Clearwater Beach

Five Florida Vacations That Aren’t Disney World

As a proud Florida native (born and raised in Port Orange and currently in Miami), I get a little peeved when the only thing people seem to associate with this wonderful state is theme parks: Disney World and Universal Studios, to be precise. Don’t get me wrong, I love Disney and Universal (how could you not love “the happiest place… Read more →

Goatees for Good Eats and Other Miami Charities

At the beginning of October, I started a GoFundMe to raise money and awareness for the Miami Rescue Mission. One month and seven donations later, we are only $5 away from our goal. Thank you to everyone who has donated to the campaign. To be honest, I didn’t know what kind of response I would get. I knew that homelessness… Read more →

Bryan Lockley - Goatees for Good Eats

Goatees for Good Eats

Goatees for Good Eats I recently started a GoFundMe called Goatees for Good Eats. The aim of the campaign is two-fold: to raise funds for the Miami Rescue Mission so that they can provide more meals to those who need them most and to spread awareness about homelessness. It costs $2.00 to pay for a meal at the Miami Rescue Mission. Our target… Read more →

Bryan Lockley’s Celebrity Encounters

Miami is no stranger to culture. The city is practically built on being a destination for other to visit and steeped in a cross-cultural vortex of peoples from different places. So, seeing celebrities around town is not anything entirely unexpected. But I have to say, I’ve been extremely fortunate in celebrity sightings. During my time in Miami, I have happened… Read more →

Bryan Lockley with his family presenting his Masters in Exercise Physiology

DPT Here I Come!

Hello Everyone,   Some big news. On June 27th, I graduated from the University of Miami with a Masters Degree of Education in Exercise and Physiology (M.S. Ed.). I’m so unbelievably stoked. It took a lot of hard work and a lot of late nights, but I’ve been fortunate to have such a supportive network in my friends and family.… Read more →

South Korea Says US Envoy Attacker Acted Alone

Thursday morning was pretty unpleasant for Mark W. Lippert, the US envoy to South Korea. The ambassador was at a breakfast meeting in Seoul when a man, Kim Ki-jong, rushed forward and slashed his face open with a 10-inch knife. While the wound required 80 stitches, Lippert was relatively unharmed and the Kim was arrested before he could cause anymore… Read more →

Bowe Bergdahl Might Be Charged With Desertion

As many people remember from our time in Afghanistan, our soldiers were both killed and captured in the line of duty. One of the most famous, if not the most famous, prisoners of war (POW) was Bowe Bergdahl who wandered away from his camp in the middle of the night and was promptly captured by Muslim terrorist fighters who were… Read more →