How Does North Miami Beach Look So Nice?

North Miami Beach, Florida, May 21, 2011opens IMAGE file
North Miami Beach, Florida, May 21, 2011

While attending opens in a new windowSheCon, the New Media Expo, this weekend, I had the good fortune of staying on North Miami Beach. I mean, my hotel was directly on the beach. On the first morning I wandered out to catch the end of the sunrise (it was Saturday and I needed some sleep so no, I didn’t wake up a sliver before the crack of dawn). People were already walking the beach and swimming in the Atlantic Ocean at 8 a.m.

Then, something I haven’t seen before, came rolling up from the south – a big tractor-looking thing. It had big wheels and carefully navigated around people sitting on North Miami Beach. It seemed as though its purpose was to flatten the sand beneath it.

Another vehicle came through, one that looked as though it picked up the sand and ran it through a sifter, redeposited it then smoothed it. Interesting. Very, interesting.

I don’t know all the secrets keeping North Miami Beach but did get see the sand rakers in action. Check out the video to see the sand sifter vehicle.



Jennifer A. Huber is an award-winning travel and outdoor blogger and writer in Southwest Florida. Originally from Buffalo, N.Y., a hiking trail led her to a career path in the tourism industry for more than 30 years. She spent a decade with a park management company in Yellowstone, Death Valley, and Everglades National Parks. She founded the travel blog, with the goal of inspiring others to travel alone, not lonely. The unexpected death of her former husband in 2008 reminded her how short life is. His passing was a catalyst for sharing her experiences with the goal of inspiring and empowering others to travel solo. Jennifer holds a Travel Marketing Professional certification from the Southeast Tourism Society, is a certified food judge, member of the NASA Social community, and alum of the FBI Citizens Academy. When not traveling, she is either in the kitchen, practicing her photography skills, or road tripping with her dog, Radcliff.

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