It is one of my all-time favorite roads to drive. After being under construction for what seemed like forever (first the west bridge and then the east bridge), the causeway finally opened up recently, with smooth roads traversing the Venetian Islands. The Causeway offers its gorgeous views to South Beach locals and visitors once again. With the picturesque water surrounding the classic white bridges and incredibly charming homes aligning the entire causeway and each of the four islands, the Venetian is a true Miami marvel for everyone to appreciate.
After a long day of work, I find myself hopping into my 2017 Toyota Corolla to make my way back home to the beach. I made it a point to move to SoBe for many reasons, but the drive to and from work was definitely a big factor in my decision making. We all experience daily stresses and we all relieve them in different types of ways. For me, as I've said before, taking a nice, long drive is at the top of my relaxation list. However, there is a big difference between driving up a boring old dirt road and driving through the Venetian. The water which separates work on the mainland from home on the beach provides just the therapeutic work-life transition I love. I've learned to appreciate where I live for its true beauty. How lucky am I that I get to see the ocean and bay every single day? The traffic may be a bummer, but being stuck watching breath-taking sunset scenes over the water is not the worst thing in the world.