Now introducing the queen of our sales team: Anne Posschelle. The Mexico City-born Miami Beach-transplant is a travel enthusiast – and by travel we mean hiking, mountain biking and road tripping in a VW van throughout Mexico, Guatemala and Belize for months at a time. When she’s not gallivanting around the world, Anne loves swimming and oceanside life, hanging out with the local Hash House Harriers (a drinking club with a running problem), and an occasional game of ping pong at The Broken Shaker, which is where we caught up with her to learn more about her life in SoBe, past travels and what she’s crossed off her bucket list.
Freehand Miami: What brought you to Freehand Miami?
Anne Posschelle: A referral from a good friend who I worked with in Mexico 20 years ago. I first read about Freehand Miami on UD a few months prior to joining the Freehand team and was immediately intrigued by the brand’s down-to-earth uniqueness that is much needed on Miami Beach. I was glad to see the rebirth of the Indian Creek Hotel in my neighborhood and loved the hostel concept, as it brought back many memories from my travel days.
Tell us about a favorite memory from your road tripping days.
Meeting a Tarahumara family (and their dog and donkey ☺) who helped us find our way out of the Copper Canyon in Chihuahua, Mexico after a 5 day/4 night hiking expedition through one of the deepest canyons in the world.
Any useful tips for road tripping noobs?
Relax, enjoy everything that nature offers you (the good along with the not-so-great) and thrive on living without your usual comforts.
Name 5 things you’ve crossed off your bucket list.
√ Swimming with dolphins in the wild
√ Crossing the Atlantic on a sailboat
√ Walking the Inca Trail
√ Taking several 6-month work sabbaticals to travel
√ Hiking the summit of the fourteener Mount Princeton
A ‘drinking club with a running problem?’ Where do we sign up? What’s your favorite route to run in Miami Beach?
The club goes by the official name of the Hash House Harriers (HHH) and as a member, you are known as a “hasher.” You can read all about the HHH, which started in 1938, here.
My favorite Miami Beach route starts at the South Pointe Park beach, continues through an alley in the Flamingo Park neighborhood with a beer stop at the veteran’s bar on West Avenue, and finishes with a circle and the On After at Monty’s.
What are your all-time favorite places to eat and drink in Miami?
If you could hang out with anyone, living or dead, real or imaginary at The Broken Shaker, who would it be?
Barack Obama, Anthony Bourdain and Snoopy. I think that the conversation would be very interesting!
Bocce, ping pong or giant Jenga?
All three, but ping pong is my ultimate favorite!