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#DayTripping: Bar hopping

#DayTripping: Bar hopping

By Britt Myers It is no secret that one of the most alluring draws to the Southernmost City is the island’s world famous bar scene. With more than 350 options to choose from, it would almost be impossible for anyone (and their liver) to visit every bar in a single day. For the day tripper, […]

#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 […]

#News: Volunteer Divers Become Year-Round Asset

#News: Volunteer Divers Become Year-Round Asset

Divers and snorkelers who want to ramp up their fish identification skills can assist Florida Keys marine researchers year-round gathering data on fish diversity and population trends — an initiative inspired by the Great Annual Fish Count, an eco-event traditionally staged on reefs around the world during July. Divers and snorkelers often turn a hobby […]

#Fishing: Reverend Peyton caught a nice blacknose shark

#Fishing: Reverend Peyton caught a nice blacknose shark

On a recent airplane ride back from the mainland I met a couple that was on their way to the Keys for the first time. Of course I asked if they planned to go fishing while they were in Key West. The guy (Dave) said he would love to, but his girlfriend (Karen) gets seasick. […]

#Festival: Got Key Lime?

#Festival: Got Key Lime?

The inaugural Key Lime Festival kicks off on Thursday, July 3 and there are plenty of ways to participate in this Key West event. Registration is open for bakers coveting the best pie title, judges are needed for the Key Lime martini and margarita contest, speed eaters must reserve a spot for the pie eatin’ […]

#Destination: Snipes Key & Boca Grande are popular with locals

#Destination: Snipes Key & Boca Grande are popular with locals

By Alex Press Snipes Key offers nature and scenery and has been a hotspot for locals to go for decades. Alec James, “AJ,” is a guide with Off the Beaten Path and Kayak Kings Key West out of Cow Key Marina. He said it is a great place because it is one of only natural […]

#Staycation: Top 9 Hotels from Key Largo to Key West

Nothing says “staycation” like abandoned the routine of home, without the cost of traveling too far. On the following pages find a list of three resorts from each geographical area of the Keys. They range from the big, luxury type resorts — with many amenities for day trippers — to small and mom-and-pop places that […]