Three years ago during the spring of my 24th year I drove five hours south to the picturesque Post Card Florida scene that is Miami's Bustling South Beach. It was an unplanned trip of twists and turns (lost, gas ran out, scared a nanny away, rode as a motorcycle passenger with a stranger-to-me for the first and last time) with a friend and her toddler. She told me she was going for business but that was a ruse for sexy-time business in a love motel with an old fling. (They're married now.)
Other than a meet-up with an acquaintance of my scandalous travel-mate ("Oh, no, you're not going to draw here, are you?" said the middle-aged image-conscious South Beacher when I reached for my sketchbook at an ocean-front bar) I spent most of my time alone soaking in the atmosphere and taking hundreds of photos of every muse. Which was around every corner. The city is vibrant and stimulating, and I'll be back for my neon Art Deco fix. For now it's inspiring enough to look back at the old photos, remember, and plot the next adventure.
Any Travel Recommendations for Florida and beyond? I've got the travel itch! I'll be updating with more photos of cool bars, hotels and art deco buildings from Miami and beyond in my new travel-look-back series (ideas for names anyone?) to inspire you like they inspired me!