Photo collaboration with Miami-based photographer Jerry, @Witness_x
“Where next?” she asked.
I was sitting beside a #TravelBreak reader at a wine bar in Napa when inquired about my next trip. I’ve been doing meet ups with people through social media, and a “follower” very quickly became a friend.
“I’m going to Miami tomorrow.”
She said she always wanted to go to Miami.
I said, “come.” And then she did!
Bienvenidos a Miami!
And on our 24-hour friendship anniversary, we sat side by side on a flight from San Francisco to Miami.
I had a room at the Sense Beach House — a boutique hotel that brings the casual elegance of Malibu to the loud city of Miami. Before we knew it, we were sipping on cocktails and dancing until sunrise.
I have this theory about those who are doers, not just dreamers. The theory is that they are awesome.
So if a girl is willing to spontaneously buy a one-way ticket to join me on Instagram meet-ups and road trip/ sail the Florida Keys with another blogger I had yet to meet, then that will is enough for me to guess that I am probably going to like her.
I didn’t like her.
And for a week we frolicked like partners in crime, taking pictures of people, places, and things in America’s hottest city.
Miami Never Sleeps — Follow me on Instagram @StephBeTravel
After dinner at the Sense Beach House, we went to Hyde Beach Miami.
Cocktails and ceviche at the popular and trendy Sense Beach House
We explored a deserted water sports theater and indulged in ice cream and Cuba — South Beach style — with Jerry @witness_x, who I met through Instagram.
Deserted Water Sports Theater
Jerry catches me in South Beach – @Witness_x
The palm trees here actually have coconuts. Miami one ups L.A. – ’tis official!
Miami sunset with Jerry and Lauren.
Because I wanted to do something different with the iconic skyline.
Feeling free like a bird :)
Photo by Jerry :)
Did you catch my snapchat? Yep, four of us here… if you don’t know what I’m talking about, add me on Snapchat: TravelBreak
Also, I think I finally nailed long exposure :D :D :D
Shooting with @hi_tola and @expertvagabond
Follow me to Miami. @Witness_X
Lauren poses for me :)
Blue hour, closing sunset on the rooftop pool of the Sense Beach Hotel.
It’s still summer in Florida! I’ll be back to the Florida Keys and Miami October 28 – Nov. 3
Find me at Fantasy Festival and catching up with old friends and new.
Do you want to show me your city?