Roam the World

Best described as a cross between a boutique hotel and a hostel with shared, high-end commodities including a chef’s kitchen, pool, yoga and art rooms,  library, a large serene courtyard lawn and plenty of work spaces, Roam Miami offers accommodation for guests and residents from a week to a lifetime.

Roam Miami bedroom
Roam Miami bedroom photo credit: Sherel Purcell

The property preserves the historical features from the 1920’s former Miami Inn on the River in downtown. Private rooms and over-sized bathrooms feature period piece furnishings. The comfortable quarters are stocked with high-end linens and new Tuft and Needle mattresses.

At the end of a work day the digital nomads – “Roamies” often gather in the kitchen to share a drink, a communal meal or an excursion in the city.

Roam Miami kitchen
Roam Miami kitchen photo credit: Sherel Purcell

Reasonable prices are enhanced via a Flex pre-payment plan, guaranteeing the lowest rate at all Roam properties, currently, Miami, San Francisco, London, Tokyo and Bali with more to come. Like standard hotels, prices are for the private quarters so couples are at a distinct advantage here.

Roam Miami Art Studio
Roam Miami Art Studio photo credit: Sherel Purcell

Roam  offers good suggestions for finding digital-nomad-type-work and suggestions for unloading your current or regular digs. For those who develop a taste for the communal lifestyle  with plenty of options for privacy, this setup could become a viable full-time work/housing/travel option.

Roam Miami backyard
Roam Miami backyard photo credit: Sherel Purcell

Generally, the median age is 38 and while many are truly digital nomads, artists and writers of all ages are welcome.  With new locations planned beyond Miami, Bali, London and Tokyo, the optional initial $3500.00  just might work to your advantage in terms of price and flexibility when exploring all the Roam locations.

Hutchinson Shores Resort & Spa

Known for beautiful beaches, nature preserves and parks, Hutchinson Island consists of two barrier islands on the Atlantic coast of Florida, just north of Jupiter.

Hutchinson Shores Resort & Spa is the first new resort to open on Hutchinson Island in almost two decades. Eighteen minutes from downtown Stuart, the oceanfront resort is just steps from the beach and many suites offer a private balcony overlooking the Atlantic Ocean.

Hutchinson Shores Resort & Spa Lobby
Hutchinson Shores Resort & Spa Lobby

The new, coastal-inspired resort has 178 luxury appointed guest rooms done in ocean colors of contemporary blues, greens and pearl. The design and decor throughout the laid-back beach resort is a cool blend of beachside retreat and nautical luxury.

Dune at Hutchinson Shores Resort & Spa
Dune at Hutchinson Shores Resort & Spa

With its new signature Spa, two swimming pools and cabanas,  the resort offers beachside activities and drinking and dining where guests of all ages gather. Drift Restaurant + Bar, Reflections Pool Bar and the Dune Beach Bar all offer alfresco dining.

Things to do

Watch the manatees, one of Florida’s most beloved animals, five minutes away at the nearby Florida Oceanographic Coastal Center, an educational and research site dedicated to preserving marine life and coastal ecosystems.

Cycling in Jonathan Dickinson State Park
Cycling in Jonathan Dickinson State Park

Nature is calling at Jonathan Dickinson State Park in Martin County – a 40 minute drive south towards Jupiter. Hike with a park ranger, go birding, camping, kayaking or biking on paved and off-road trails.

Jonathan Dickinson State Park Boat Tour
Jonathan Dickinson State Park Boat Tour

The one-hour guided boat tour on the Loxahatchee River through mangrove swamps is a great introduction to the wildlife of Florida. At the River Store you can rent canoes and kayaks to explore the river on a self-guided paddle. The take out shack offers excellent happy hour prices on wine and beer to go with tasty light meals.

The Gafford in historic downtown Stuart
The Gafford in historic downtown Stuart

For more substantial meals try The Gafford, in historic downtown Stuart – a popular family owned restaurant, serving creative, southern-style comfort food. Try a perennial favorite, Mabel’s southern-fried chicken or the signature steak “The Gafford.” As it’s a Diner’s Choice award winner for 2018, reservations are suggested.

Hutchinson Island Travel Planner

Hutchinson Shores Resort & Spa
3793 NE Ocean Blvd, Jensen Beach, FL 34957
Phone: +1 772-334-1950
The Gafford
47 SW Flagler Ave, Stuart, FL 34994
Phone: +1 772-221-9517
Florida Oceanographic Coastal Center
890 NE Ocean Blvd, Stuart, FL 34996
Phone: +1 772-225-0505
Jonathan Dickinson State Park
16450 SE Federal Hwy, Hobe Sound FL 33455

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