Photo Diary: South Florida

If you follow me on Instagram you know I am currently in Florida. I tagged along with Vikram on a work trip to South Florida for a change of scenery. We stayed in Homestead, FL which turned out to be the right location for our weekend getaway to the Keys and Everglades. The Keys are a string of islands off the southern coast of Florida with Key West being the southern-most island. Having been to the Keys earlier, this time I wanted to spend as much time as possible in Key West. On the way to Key West, we made a short stop at Anne’s Beach which is a little slice of heaven just off the Overseas Highway.

Florida Keys - The Vagabond Wayfarer

Florida Keys - The Vagabond Wayfarer

My first order of business in Key West was food, I tried fish tacos for the first time at Blue Macaw Island Eats & Bar. I had a couple of places to see in Key West but I scrapped all that and leisurely roamed around the streets. Apart from the popular Duval street, there are lesser crowded streets that are equally charming.

Key West, Florida - The Vagabond Wayfarer

Southernmost point in the US

Southern most point in Key West - The Vagabond Wayfarer

Key West, Florida - The Vagabond Wayfarer

My island outfit was this ASOS Floral Print Pajama Pant Co-Ord. This outfit simply put is a chic version of pajama sets. I love the print, color and the versatility of this outfit. The pieces can also be worn separately and the blouse can be styled front open as well.

Key West, Florida - The Vagabond Wayfarer

Outfit details

ASOS Floral print Pajama Co-ord (shop – top + pants) | G.H. Bass sandals | Charles & Keith Bag |

ASOS Floral print Pajama co-ord - The Vagabond Wayfarer

A Key West Sunset at Mallory Square

Key West Sunset - The Vagabond Wayfarer

Key West Sunset - The Vagabond Wayfarer

The next day was a complete contrast as I headed to Everglades a swamp land outside Miami. Most of the ecosystem is preserved by the National Park Service within the boundaries of the Everglades National Park. I am very eerie of alligators but you can’t come to Everglades and not see them. So we went for an airboat tour at the Everglades Alligator Farm just 5 miles outside the National Park. They had few shows and exhibits but it is a zoo-like experience, unlike the airboat tour. The airboat tour was exciting and we saw three alligators in their natural habitat.

(P.S. This snake was non-venomous.)Everglades, Florida - The Vagabond Wayfarer

Everglades, Florida - The Vagabond Wayfarer

Everglades, Florida - The Vagabond Wayfarer

From there we went to Biscayne National Park which is 95% water. It was super windy so there were no boating or kayaking on the water. We enjoyed a windy stroll along the boardwalk. On a clear day, you can view the Miami skyline from here.

Bicayne National Park, Florida - The Vagabond Wayfarer

The day came to close at the Wynwood Walls in Miami featuring colorful street murals by artists from around the globe. Every wall is covered in art and you can’t help but feel inspired. It is a bloggers paradise.

Wynwood Walls, Miami - The Vagabond Wayfarer

Wearing: Hollister Romper | Steve Madden loafers | Charles & Keith bag |

Wynwood Walls, Miami - The Vagabond Wayfarer

Wynwood Walls, Miami - The Vagabond Wayfarer

Wynwood Walls, Miami - The Vagabond Wayfarer

Wynwood Walls, Miami - The Vagabond Wayfarer

Wynwood Walls, Miami - The Vagabond Wayfarer

Wynwood Walls, Miami - The Vagabond Wayfarer

Wynwood Walls, Miami - The Vagabond Wayfarer

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  • WOW, looks amazing! I hope you’re having an incredible time!

  • Brittany Daoud

    Beautiful photos, looks like you had perfect weather! I loved being in Florida when I went to Orlando a few years ago with my hubs (then boyfriend), the humidity agrees with my skin!

  • Veronika

    I haven’t gone on a proper beach vacation is several years now and I really miss it. Being near the sea is so relaxing, I really wanna go soon!

  • Rachel Loza

    These photos are absolutely gorgeous! Looks like you had a wonderful time!

  • these pics are gorgeous. I just spent 2 weeks in SW FL, which is great. Ive been wanting to go to Key West!

  • All these photos are so gorgeous! Looks like an amazing trip.

    XO

    Lee Anne

    http://www.lifebylee.com