When you are looking for a special, unique present for someone you love, what is the first thing that comes to mind?
Jewelry, clothes, perfumes, chocolate? All of them are great choices depending on the occasion, but maybe, just maybe the next time you are shopping for a present for that special someone, you want to think outside the box and give them a truly unique gift.
Think outside the box
While a traditional gift is a great option, nowadays, there is no limit to the kind of things and experiences you can get thanks to the internet and a one day experience might be the answer for you.
The bucket list
Many of us have some things we want to do, at least once, places we want to visit or simply something we want to learn but the reality is that quite often life gets in the way. That bucket list gets put on the back burner and quite often stays there forever.
For that someone on your list, while you probably cannot give them a trip to the pyramids, or a safari, you might be able to help with other experiences closer to home.
Launched in 2004 in the US, Xperience Days offers experience gifts for anyone on your list and is an excellent source of unique experiences that would make a one-of-a-kind gift for that special person in your life or why not yourself.
What type of experience?
Think dance classes, flight lessons, a helicopter ride or maybe a balloon ride? The sky is the limit when it comes to options for fun experiences close to home that will become long-lasting happy memories.
I thought my husband might enjoy one of the food tours that are offered to us. Since he loves Spanish food, the Miami food tour seemed to be the logical choice.
Miami Culinary Walking Tour
For $60.00 a person, you can enjoy a walking tour and learn about Miami’s food and development history while enjoying food in some of the local restaurants.
To start the tour, we met with our guide, a very friendly and easy-going young lady that was very experienced and knowledgeable about the food we were trying and the places we were visiting.
We had about 5 couples on the tour and I can say that even though the weather was not cooperating as it was a rainy day, we all walked around with umbrellas. We all had a great experience and enjoyed the afternoon, weather and all.
The tour started at a Venezuelan restaurant called Bolivar where we had some Cebiche and one of the best empanadas I have ever tried!
During the tour, we made strategic stops to talk about the history of the buildings and the area and learned things about Miami I didn’t know. You can think about it as an introduction to Miami’s diverse culinary scene as well as a crash course on the superb Art Deco architecture and history.
It’s a great value for the price and an amazing experience for anyone visiting Miami and even locals, like us, who will go back to some of the restaurants we visited during the tour like the Bolivar restaurant I mentioned before, a pizzeria, a Spanish Tapas bar, and the Gloria Stefan’s restaurant Larios!
Great food, a fun experience, and definitely one thing I am glad I scratched off my bucket list!