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Inspiring Stories from Miami Beach

The heart of our mission at VoyageMIA is to find the amazing souls that breathe life into our city. In the recent weeks, we’ve had the privilege to connect with some of the Miami’s finest artists, creatives, entrepreneurs and rabble rousers and we can’t begin to express how impressed we are with our city’s incredibly deep talent pool.  Check out inspiring stories from Miami Beach below.

Robert Syslo

Six years ago, I was homeless. Living out of the backseat of my car in Los Angeles. After situation after situation, even getting stranded in another country, I landed back in Miami. I lived in a hostel on ocean drive for two months, at the Decowalk Hotel surviving on $100 a week. Read more>>

Luisa Glumm

I’ve always loved fashion and art. Since a very young age, it’s been an important part of my life. My mom still jokes about me being very decisive about the dresses I’d choose to go to kindergarten with. Growing up, my friends started having parties and wanting outfits and I used to help them. Read more>>

Drew Limsky

When I was a kid, I quit the trumpet and the guitar. I didn’t quit NYU law school even though I wanted to, or else I would be forever known as the quitter of the family. Eventually, it dawned on me that I should do something that I didn’t want to quit. Read more>>

Raymond Sherman

I grew up in a small town in Southern NJ where my Dad, who worked for the government doing photography, started a side business doing wedding photography on the weekends. At the time, there were very few Wedding Photographers so he became very popular and needed help with the overload. Read more>>

Julia Basques

My whole life, I believed I was going to be a filmmaker. But growing up, I wasn’t always sure how I would make it happen. I was born and raised in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, where I lived a childhood full of creativity. I went to theater and music lessons, wrote my own stories. Read more>>

Cecilia Marti, Kristi Lÿnx, Ally B, and Max Ross

Cece and Kristi came up with the idea of Vagnauts at an intimate open mic. Cece had previously written poems about life experiences that collaborated into songs. In their search for a drummer, Ally fit in like a glove. She helped evolve the songs further. Max came into play after the former guitarist left the band for personal reasons. Read more>>

Cami Leavitt

I worked in the fashion industry for several years, including my work at a couture house in Stockholm, Sweden. In 2011, I was invited to 16 weddings in one year, with my past experience & education I decided to design my own dresses for each wedding. A year later in 2012, I founded Camilyn Beth. Read more>>

Alberto Gil

As a kid, I could have never guessed even half of the events that would take place in my life, and where those would lead me. I believe there are many versions of ourselves, every time you open a door, some other closes. I’m sure that, just like me, there are a lot of people out there wondering if the decisions they’ve made have been “the right ones”. Read more>>

Chauncey Chavis

“Chats with Chigga” was conceived in 2016, it was later birthed into reality as of January 1st, 2019. This is a platform currently ran as a blog used to influence and connect with other people through my everyday life experiences in faith and creativity. It is also utilized to share those who are among the community with similar agendas. Read more>>

Mary Welch Fox Stasik

I studied Interior Design in college and immediately went into the field after graduating. I have lived/worked in Colorado, New York City, and Chicago. Then, took a break from design to explore the fashion and music industries, as well as, travel the world. Each of those experiences helped me expand my mind and creativity. Read more>>

Herlens Suffrin

Let me introduce myself, I’m well known as “freezzy brickz”. Haitian/American record producer. I always liked music since I was a child, always been around musicians, break dancers and DJs. I wanted to go to school for sound engineer but my dad didn’t like it, he wanted me to be a doctor. Read more>>

Dezarae Davis

I was born and raised in Chicago and the suburbs of Illinois. Never in a million years did I think I would become an entrepreneur. I always thought I’d be working in the entertainment business as a singer, songwriter, or work as a teacher. I wasn’t born with a silver spoon in my mouth. Read more>>

Laura Keoroglian

I was born in the heart of an Armenian family, that’s why I knew about coffee reading. It is a tradition in our culture, after dinner, we drink Armenian coffee, we turn the cup upside down on the plate, and then someone reads the coffee but I was a school teacher and I had never been interested in any esoteric discipline before. Read more>>

Isabella “Bella” Behar

The first time I touched down in Miami, I fell immediately in love with the city, its energy, its vibe and I simply loved everything about it. I moved to the United States in 2011 to work as an Assistant Professor at a college in Washington State but my heart was in Miami the entire time. Read more>>

Mike Rynart

I am a Dutch, Miami based, digital creator, web consultant, running The Miami Guide a digital travel guide for Miami. I first arrived in Miami in 1986 and moved here in 2016, and since that day, this city has opened many doors for me. I’m often asked the question of what it is that makes me love this magic city called Miami. Read more>>

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