miami staytrip

Boardwalk, Hollywood

With an ill dog at home, I’ve been renting a car now several weeks in a row.  With the mobility of wheels I decided to take a number of afternoon excursions, treating Miami as if a city visited on a roadtrip.

Not surprisingly, Miami reveals herself to be a borderlands city on multiple levels.  Meadernings range from the Design District, to Downtown, to Little Havana, Homestead, Hollywood, Overtown, and North Bay Village. [please hover over images for captions]

About Ben

Ben Batchelder has traveled some of the world's most remote roads. Nothing in his background, from a degree in Visual & Environmental Studies at Harvard to an MBA from Wharton, adequately prepared him for the experiences. Yet he persists, for through such journeys life unfolds. Having published four books that map the inner and exterior geographies of meaningful travel, he is a mountain man in Minas Gerais, Brazil who comes down to the sea at Miami Beach, Florida. His second travel yarn, To Belém & Back, received a starred review from Publishers Weekly. For more, visit

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