Upper Keys

#RealEstate: The real deal on buying in Key West

#RealEstate: The real deal on buying in Key West

Brian Trible has a few things going for him. First, he has great hair and a cool motorcycle; two things that pair as nicely as Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. But don’t let Brian’s cool mystique and chiseled good looks fool you. Brian has a heart of gold and a reputation for honesty and […]

#Destination: Sandbar, party of … however many will fit in this boat …

#Destination: Sandbar, party of … however many will fit in this boat …

Holiday Isle Holiday Isle sandbar (aka, per the locals “Islamorada Beach,”) is located oceanside just outside of Whale Harbor Bridge (MM 84). Most visible at low tide, this sandy mecca is a magnet for boaters, swimmers, and anyone looking for a good time. Popular during the summer weekends, and holidays, this is the place to […]

#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 […]