Upper Keys

#EditorsPick: Sunscreens we swear by

#EditorsPick: Sunscreens we swear by

If you’re laying out with your girlfriends and want to get a good tan, but don’t want to burn I recommend Australian Gold 30 SPF Spray Gel Sunscreen with instant bronzer. It has a wonderful fragrant smell to it, and being a gel I find it is concentrated enough that I find a single bottle […]

#Protection: Skin Cancer Survivor Story

Contributed When 43-year-old Capital Bank Vice President Michele White first noticed an unusual growth on her upper lip, she thought it was just acne or a minor irritation from being out in the sun. A few weeks passed and it didn’t go away, so she visited her dermatologist to get it checked. After an initial […]

#Toe2Toe: How to prepare your feet for a Florida Keys summer

#Toe2Toe: How to prepare your feet for a Florida Keys summer

The Florida Keys can be an unforgiving place for our phalanges and friends. Between the heat, pea rock, hot sand, and gravel – comfort is primal, and fashion is futile (if you’re not a local). Here’s how to survive the summer months while maintaining your stride: Have proper hiking/ walking/ runner shoes This one seems […]

#FloridaKeys: Top 9 waterfront restaurants (because 10 seemed too ambitious)

#FloridaKeys: Top 9 waterfront restaurants (because 10 seemed too ambitious)

Upper Keys  Marker 88 – Bayside: Home to one of the few natural beaches in the Keys, Marker 88 (located at you guess it! MM …) has been satisfying their guests, including President Bush Sr., since 1967. No matter what season, the clientele is on average 50/50 locals and tourists, and 88 has a very […]

#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 […]

#Fact: Now that’s what’s SUP (finding the best paddleboard for your needs

#Fact: Now that’s what’s SUP (finding the best paddleboard for your needs

Whether you are environmentally friendly, an avid fisherman, or just want to spend time with your loved one on the water, Florida Bay Outfitters’ friendly staff is in the business of finding you the perfect board. Much like dating, there has to be a connection with the board and finding out what type matches not […]

#LetYourLightShine: Take a night tour on a light-up paddleboard

#LetYourLightShine: Take a night tour on a light-up paddleboard

By Jen Friel Between the nurse sharks, tarpon, lobster, snapper, crabs, and kamikaze minnows – I can honestly say that I have a new favorite activity here in the Keys. Whether you are a novice, or expert paddle boarder, the team at Aquaholics at Postcard Inntake you on a two-hour night tour that is heart […]

#Attractions: Have a house guest & need something to do? Like SPF, we’ve got you covered

From top to bottom (Key Largo to Key West), these are some of the best attractions in the Keys. They are a place to get out of the sun and do something different. Theater of the Sea MM 84.5 Whether you’re there to see a show or interact with animals, the Theater of the Sea […]

#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 […]