Illegal short term rentals in Miami Beach

Miami Beach Code Compliance Officer Vijma Maharaj speaks to tourists staying at 1518 Drexel Avenue as she inspects for illegal short term rentals on Friday, Feb. 22, 2019.
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Miami Beach Code Compliance Officer Vijma Maharaj speaks to tourists staying at 1518 Drexel Avenue as she inspects for illegal short term rentals on Friday, Feb. 22, 2019.

Taylor Dolven covers the tourism industry at the Miami Herald, where she aims to tell stories about the people who work in tourism and the people who enjoy it. Previously, she worked at Vice News in Brooklyn, NY, where she won a Front Page Award from the Newswomen’s Club of NY for a national investigation of police shootings.

Kyra Gurney lives in Miami Beach and covers the island for the Miami Herald. She attended Columbia University and Colorado College and grew up in New Mexico.

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