Welcome to another post of helping a reader travel! As I’ve mentioned before, I have not been to every destination (unfortunately), but do get questions from friends and other blog readers on all sort of travel destination questions. Thus far, we’ve been able to help other readers travel to Maui, The Greek Islands, Pacific Coast Highway, Argentina /Buenos Aires, Costa Rica, Cape Cod & The Islands,Iceland, Geneva, Canadian Rockies, Rome, Israel, Peru / Inca Trail ,Stockholm,Chicago, Paris, Hanoi, Austin, Puerto Rico, Bruges, Salzburg, Istanbul, Las Vegas, Jamaica, India/Golden Triangle, Auckland, Singapore, Moscow, The Oregon Coast,Seattle, Portland, Hawaii Islands, Alaska Skiing, Brazil, Prague, Budapest,Paraguay, Cabo San Lucas, Edinburgh, San Diego, Hilton Head, Dubrovnik, Tanzania, The Seychelles, and Belize.
So this weeks travel destination includes Miami. I received the following email from reader Annabelle:
“I am taking a girls trip to Miami with a bunch of friends and am looking at recommendations on where to stay. We want to be walking distance to the beach, shops, restaurants, but also want a hotel with a nice pool area. I looked online at all of the major hotels and there are so many and I am not sure what part of South Beach is the ideal location to stay at! I have points at Starwood and Marriott, so ideally would like to redeem for some free nights since the rates are pretty high. However, if you have another recommendation where I do not have points, or even a non-point earning hotel, I’d consider those options as well. I am splitting the room with a bunch of friends, but if I could treat them to a free night or two that would be great. Aside from hotels, any restaurant recommendations? We can take cabs places as well. We are looking to spending the day at the beach/pool and the nights eating at fun restaurants. Thank you!”
While I’ve been to Miami plenty, I’ve actually never stayed at a hotel there – have typically stayed with friends in South Beach or a little north in Ft. Lauderdale or Boca Raton. If you’ve ever been to Miami and have any recommendations, let’s help out reader Annabelle by commenting below.
Also, if you have any upcoming travel where you need some help, feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to be a featured “Help a Reader Travel” Monday special. Thanks!