Travel Diary: Miami Mini Vacation Roundup!

Travel Diary: Miami Mini Vacation Roundup! -

Zoe and I dropped by Miami for a quick mini vacation with my brother Rui and his girlfriend, Pippa (who I go way back with from high school)! We decided to take a quick 4 day relax-a-thon before meeting up with Rod in Alabama to head to a close family friend’s wedding. The weather was beautiful – not too hot or humid, no rain, the food was great and the recharge was so necessary for me! Here’s a roundup of our photos with you!

Travel Diary: Miami Mini Vacation Roundup! Zoe on the Lifeguard Hut - Travel Diary: Miami Mini Vacation Roundup! On the beach hut! -

Every day was spent soaking up the sun and salt! We bought Zoe a little bucket and were sure to have all the beach necessities to keep her safe under the hot rays. I love the lifeguard towers in Miami, they’re super original and photogenic. I couldn’t resist snapping Zoe sitting on the steps 🙂

Travel Diary: Miami Mini Vacation Roundup! - thecasualfree.comTravel Diary: Miami Mini Vacation Roundup! - Travel Diary: Miami Mini Vacation Roundup! -

It was so wonderful to spend some much needed quality time with my brother, Rui and his amazing girlfriend, Pippa. I adore them both and together they are just such a cute couple! Both of them were so great taking care of little Zoe and it just all felt so special. I miss these connections so much when we’re all away living our busy lives!

Travel Diary: Miami Mini Vacation Roundup! The Everglades - Travel Diary: Miami Mini Vacation Roundup! Everglades Alligator -

When in Miami you HAVE to take a trip out to the Everglades National Park for an unforgettable air boat ride to see the alligators and wildlife. This really took me back to the times we visited as kids with our parents! They do daily tours from Miami Beach but we just paid an Uber (it’s really not far!) and met with the airboat company at their offices.

Travel Diary: Miami Mini Vacation Roundup! - Travel Diary: Miami Mini Vacation Roundup! -

Zoe was spent from so much beach time and slept like a baby (haha) through her naps and nights! I’m going to cherish this mini vacation and all the memories we made.

Have you been to Miami? What were some of your favorite spots? Let me know in the comments below and see you over on the ‘Gram for more adventures!



  1. kirstendamata
    January 15, 2019 / 9:22 pm

    These are too cute!! I love your travel posts, please do more!

    • Ana Free
      January 27, 2019 / 8:39 pm


  2. glossandsass
    January 16, 2019 / 2:54 pm

    Love Miami! Such a blast to visit. What restuarnt recommendations do you have? Thanks for sharing xo

    • Ana Free
      January 27, 2019 / 8:39 pm

      There’s some yummy spots that we tried but honestly we weren’t there a ton of days. Mostly we used to go to CVI.CHE 105 for dinner and grab take away from a little place that had tacos, poke, ceviche, quesadilla etc (can’t remember the name!). Thanks for stopping in!

  3. Nina Jalaya
    January 16, 2019 / 10:04 pm

    I used to live in MIA, miss it now looking at these pics. Miami beach is the place to be!!!

    • Ana Free
      January 27, 2019 / 8:36 pm

      Yes! I love it 🙂 Been a few times but each time just gets better! x

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Hello there! I’m Ana Free, s’nice to meet you! Thanks for stopping by my lifestyle and mommy blog! I’m mama to a gorgeous baby girl called Zoe as well as a four-legged rescue pooch called Indie and wifey to an Argentinian music producer hunk by the name of Rodrigo (but since that’s too long I always call him Rod haha). I love music, writing and singing songs, traveling, doing my makeup, taking photographs and spending time with my family. The craziest thing I’ve ever done is skydive and the most embarrassing was probably when I peed in protest on the floor in ballet as a child because the teacher wouldn’t let me go to the bathroom (seriously, when a 6 year old says they need to go, you gotta let ’em)!

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