Sunday, September 7, 2014

South Beach Numero Uno

The first place Sean and I ever traveled together (that required a plane) was to South Beach. To this day, we are not entirely sure why we decided on South Beach but I'm thinking that we gave it quite some thought. We began officially dating in February 2007 and December 2007 we took our first flights together to Miami. That trip began our need to visit as many places as possible together. I have to laugh when I think back to how naïve we were for our first trip. We budgeted only $400 dollars total for 5 days in South Beach! If you know anything about South Beach, you'll know that it is EXPENSIVE! I still have no idea how we did it because when I look back on it we did everything we wanted.

Oh yes! We did find $100 on the sidewalk so I'm thinking that was God's way of helping us out a bit. But yes, $500 budget for 5 days is a BIG stretch (and please budget more if you ever plan on visiting) but we had the best time.

We enjoyed it so much that we decided we'll go every few years. We went again in November 2011 a bit wiser and had a great time regardless of the horrible weather we had that trip. After that visit we knew we would go again, we just did not have a when.

The when came almost 3 years later....

As soon as we arrived we checked into our hotel, National Hotel. This was our gorgeous view.


We decided to check out the hotel and get something small to eat at the pool bar.


There's a lot more to come because y'all know I took one million and one pictures.

I hope you're all having wonderful weekends!
xoxo ♥


BKCsquared said...

Looks like so much fun!! We totally want to visit South Beach soon :) Thanks for the tip on budgeting!

xo, K

Dee D said...

Oh wow! South Beach definitely looks like an awesome place to visit. I'm glad you were able to get away. I can't wait to see more pictures... :D

Caroline M said...

So now I need another holiday!

Looks so nice...jealous :)

Caroline x

Law_Fal said...

I absolutely LOVE visiting Miami. So many great memories there. Can't wait to hear your full recap & enjoy your beautiful pics! :)

Life with J and J said...

Oh my! I have never been and now you have me thinking about a mid-winter trip!
Can't wait to see the rest of the pictures.

Life with J and J said...

Oh my! I have never been and now you have me thinking about a mid-winter trip!
Can't wait to see the rest of the pictures.

EmilyJane said...

I'm glad you two went on your trip <3
South Beach looks absolutely stunning. I can hardly believe you two made it the full week on 400-500 dollars the first time either ;) . Why does vacationing always have to be so pricey? Excited to see the rest!

Heather said...

Looks awesome! I've never been there but would love to go someday!

Ashley R said...

This looks like the start to a fabulous trip. Get me to South Beach and those fries a.s.a.p!!!!!!!

cashanamusings said...

Looks lovely!

K&R said...

this looks like a fantastic place to visit. i've never been, but your images are beautiful. ryan and i have always been in school and working full time so we haven't really had time to ever take a real trip together besides to see family and next week we are taking our first one, yes! since living in the bay area i've learned about budgeting a lot and i can't believe you did 5 days on $500, seriously amazing.

also those fries are still in my mind haha.

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Tomes Edition said...

Take me there now lol. Looks like a fab time!

Crystal said...

Looks awesome!! So beautiful! Hope you two have a wonderful time... It's always great to get away from everyday life, enjoy some warm & sun and share some new memories with the one you love :) Can me & the hubs get an invite next time!? :P

Carolyn said...

OMG! So pretty!!!

Mrs. K said...

Looks so relaxing. I used to live in south Miami so I know that South Beach is ridiculously expensive. But what a blessing for you to find $100. THat never happens to me. LOL :)

Whitney Cypert said...

Garrett and I love to travel together too, I want to spend my life travelling until I can't anymore. South Beach looks gorgeous! how hot was it? 90's?

The Mrs./The Mom said...

These pictures are giving me life right now girl! I wish I was there, eating those fries, drinking that drink.

I've only been to South Beach once and I enjoyed it a lot and would love to go back. I'm loving you and Sean's travel itinerary- you guys don't play!

Cece said...

You found $100 bucks? oh my gosh that is awesome. The universe's way of helping you two out I guess. Our first plane ride together for vacation was Las Vegas.

Pegster said...

I seriously drooled all over your pics. I've never been to South Beach but I would totally love to one day.

I love the way you and Sean travel. Enjoy.
I did miss your faces in these posts though ;)

Andiepants said...

Being a Miamian (if that's even a word!) I know how crazy expensive Miami and the money suckers that could be South Beach! If you ever want some insider scoop, let me know! I love my city and love touring it myself!
Anyhow...i love your pictures! And I love the way you set up the pics on the must teach me because I kill myself doing this every time!

Anyhow...I try to keep up with the 305 in my Pinterest city board @Andiepants15

Discovery Street said...

girl just looked through all your south beach posts. Now I definitely need to plan a vacay!