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#DayTripping: Key West Butterfly and Nature Conservatory & Key West Pub

#DayTripping: Key West Butterfly and Nature Conservatory & Key West Pub

On Upper Duval Street is a fairylike world of flowering plants, vibrant butterflies and cascading waterfalls at the Key West Butterfly and Nature Conservatory. Day-trippers can experience magical winged creatures at the facility that boasts more butterflies per square foot than any other in the country. “We have butterflies from every continent except Antarctica and […]

#Events: The Count

#Events: The Count

By Wendy Toner Among the many seminars, guided tours and other activities during the annual Florida Keys Birding Wildlife Festival that runs through Sunday, Sept. 28, is one particularly important event — the count. A festival presenter and director of Florida Keys Hawkwatch, Rafael Galvez and his team of volunteers set up their “watch” each […]

#DayTripping: Pigeon Key & Sunset Grille

#DayTripping: Pigeon Key & Sunset Grille

Pigeon Key is the little island located in the center of the 7 Mile Bridge, the one about 99 percent of the population whizzes past at 65 mph. A tour of the often-passed historic landmark is one of the best ways to spend a day in the Middle Keys. First, it’s really economical — admission […]

#DayTripping: Bi-plane flight & Brutus Seafood

#DayTripping: Bi-plane flight & Brutus Seafood

“I call it my ‘sky Harley,’” said Evan Doumis of Overseas Aero Tours, and we can’t find a more apt description for the vintage biplane he uses to fly locals and visitors through the skies above the Middle Keys. Passengers will certainly get an unobstructed view, not to mention the air blowing through their hair, […]

#DayTripping: Channel 5 Bridge & Island Fish Co.

#DayTripping: Channel 5 Bridge & Island Fish Co.

Every year, the Overseas Heritage Trail program increases the bikability of Monroe County. The extended bike trail covers about 70 percent of the Keys and every year, grows by just a bit. One of the prettiest and safest parts of the trail goes from the Channel 5 Bridge at MM 71 to the Island Fish […]

#DayTripping: Florida Keys Aquarium Encounters & Sweet Savannah’s

#DayTripping: Florida Keys Aquarium Encounters & Sweet Savannah’s

Contributed Visitors to the Middle Keys can enjoy an immersive experience with reef fish, invertebrates, stingrays and even sharks — without entering the ocean — at Florida Keys Aquarium Encounters, a marine life attraction in Marathon. The signature feature of the multimillion-dollar facility, located at the foot of the Vaca Cut Bridge, is a coral […]

#News: Cabana Club restoration begins (Iconic oceanfront club closed for two months)

#News: Cabana Club restoration begins (Iconic oceanfront club closed for two months)

April Tracy and her brother Mike were making big decisions this past Wednesday as construction crews hammered through the concrete pool deck of the Cabana Club on Key Colony Beach. Amid the chaos of the biggest renovation project since Hurricane Georges (1998) that sent the wooden pier into the pool and through the building, they […]