#Events: Here ye, here ye … here is a social calendar you don’t want to miss

July 4th – Fireworks Shows There are four major fireworks shows in the Keys. The Upper Keys show, off Blackwater Sound, is set to start at 10 p.m., and the best seating can be found at Sundowners, Senior Frijoles restaurants, Carribbean Club, and the Marriot Key Largo Bay resort. The show in Marathon is staged […]

#Diving: You’re a wreck! Get on the ‘Wreck Trek’ or become a reef explorer

Contributed Thousands of scuba divers and snorkelers visiting the Florida Keys each year now can enjoy two new underwater programs spotlighting the Keys’ coral reefs and shipwrecks. Each offers a specially created souvenir journal and the potential to win prizes for discovering the island chain’s subsea wonders. First-timers, families and fun-loving outdoors groups can enjoy the […]

#Recipes: Two cold cocktails for one hot summer

By Alex Press On hot summer days, people get thirsty and need an ice-cold drink to cool them down. In the heat a craft beer is probably too filling, your ice cubes will melt in your Jack and Coke and experienced Floridians know the effect of drinking wine all day in a sun chair. There […]

#ImOnABoat: How to channel your inner Sporty Spice this summer

Flats fishing This is called “skinny water” fishing and anglers take out small boats, one or two fishermen plus a captain, to hunt the gamefish of the Keys flats. They’re after permit, bonefish, tarpon and they use light tackle or fly rods. $350 half day/$550 full day Offshore fishing Go big, or go home. This […]