Sue, a 24 year resident of the Space Coast, has become very fond of living near the beach. She enjoys surfing, bicycling, shopping and, especially, the great vibe Cocoa Beach has to offer. Sue loves storytelling! Creating words that form sentences and expand to paragraphs—about people, places and things – is her happy place.  


Rebecca West is a freelance writer and travel enthusiast who has been living out of a suitcase since before she could pack it herself. With thousands of foreign and domestic miles under her belt, she has managed to combine the two great passions of her life—travel and writing—into one long, extraordinary and exciting adventure. She is the editor in chief of Motospirit Magazine and has been a long-standing contributor to countless websites, blogs and e-zines covering a multitude of topics.


Photographer Ben Thacker has no regrets about trading the bright lights of Miami for the beautiful beaches of Brevard. He says the Space Coast is the perfect home base because of the waves, proximity to major airports and the laid-back lifestyle. When he’s not on assignment for this publication, Ben shoots for a variety of clients in the fashion/design/culinary world, around Florida and beyond. Apart from photography, his hobbies include surfing, skateboarding, music, gardening and yoga. Ben is the proud father of two amazing little humans, who are quickly becoming better surfers than him.


Michael Giragosian is a professional photographer from Merritt Island specializing in fashion editorials and advertisements. His foundation as a wedding photographer developed his creativity utilizing various lighting sources as well as enabling him to perfect his ability to photograph people. He eventually branched out to fashion, advertising and editorial work and regularly contributes his vivid images to magazines, photographing both covers and editorials. View Michael Giragosian’s photography at