Keys Vacations

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Ahhh, the Florida Keys! A place where everyone wants to go at one point in their life. This blog is about vacationing in the Florida Keys, basking in the sunshine and how you can get there too. Continue reading

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Famous Bars On Duval Street

"Willie T's"

I already told you about the most well known bar in Key West, which is of course Margaritaville. In this post, I’ll mention a few other bars that you will want to stop and check out perhaps while doing the “duval crawl” in your travels to the Keys. Continue reading

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The Keys – Luxury Camping


I had done a post about camping in the Keys awhile back, but so many people have asked me specific questions on what type of campgrounds there are along the Overseas Highway. So I decided to dig a little bit and provide my readers with details on different types of camping in the Florida Keys. Today we are going to discuss some luxury camping.

I believe that Bluewater Key Resort is one of the most luxurious campgrounds in the Keys. The lots are all actually owned by various people, millionaires included and when the owners are not using the lots, they will rent them out. Continue reading

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Flat Fishing in The Keys



The Florida Keys vacation is the perfect time to try some flat fishing. Maybe you are an expert or perhaps it is something you haven’t yet tried, but either way, sight fishing the flats and shallows of the Keys and Key West can be done easily. They have many charter boats that are willing to be hired for the day on the flats. Key West is a premier destination for sight fishing anglers.

Just what are the flats? It is water that is 4 feet deep or less. It is usually covered with grass, sometimes it is in sandy areas and you will find all sizes of critters and fish here. This part of the back country is very important to the ecosystem. As the tides come and go the fish come to feed on the shallow areas and then they leave with the tide. If you are not familiar with flat fishing, you really should hire an expert to help you get through the shallow areas that sometimes look like dry islands. These areas are all over the Florida Keys around every island and channel of water. Continue reading

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The Relics of the Florida Keys

"caribbean club"


I’ve heard it said that to get the real feel of the Florida Keys, you have to experience the local jaunts, the hidden places where the true Florida Keys exist. I’ve decided to explore some of the old relics, or should I say those places that have been around since the 50’s and 60’s and earlier and see just what it’s all about. Continue reading

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Key West August & September Events

"mallory square"


August and September events in Key West stay in the partying spirit as this time of year folks are getting their kids back to school and preparing for the holidays and old man winter. But still, many others find this time of year the best time to travel and the Keys are a wonderful place to be. Continue reading

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Florida – Dolphin Research Center


Before I tell you all about the Dolphin Research Center in the Florida Keys, I’ll show you instead a video that one of the volunteers made. This video is not all glamor but shows you exactly what you will encounter when you stop there to see the Dolphins. It will run about 3 minutes so sit back and enjoy these gorgeous fish.

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Restaurant Certificates


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I have just had some great experiences with a new site that I ‘ve got to tell you about! Restaurant gift certificates are a great way to save a few dollars when you are traveling. Let me tell you about my savings so that when you do decide to go to the Florida Keys, you can save some money on your way there, as well as in the Florida Keys.

When I first found Restaurant.com, I was planning a trip to Gettysburg PA. So, hubby and I took our grand kids to see a place called Land of the Little Horses. We found a certificate for a nice outside dining restaurant there. I kept checking the website and one day they had a sale of 80% off on their certificates. So, I checked out places to eat and found a great place. Of course, skeptical as I am, I called the Restaurant myself to make sure they took the certificates. The lady on the other end knew exactly what I was talking about but knowing it was a legit place of business to get certificates made me feel better! I sure didn’t want to get to Gettysburg and find out the certificates were a rip off! Continue reading

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How To Find Affordable Key West Hotels



One of the most important things to do when you are going to the Keys, is to secure a place to stay. If you are like me and hubby and decide to just take a random road trip in the middle of winter, then you may want to stick with some affordable chain hotels. We personally like Best Western. The rooms are always clean and roomy and breakfast in the morning saves a bundle. We are not morning people, so a continental breakfast with our coffee is just enough to hold us over. First, I’ll show you a video of the Best Western we stayed at on our way to Key West.

When we were in Port St. Lucie we stopped here: Continue reading

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Florida Keys Travel Safety Tips



I wanted to give you some tips on travel safety when you are in the Florida Keys. Where to go if you get hurt and you need a hospital or how to contact the police if need be. Traveling to another area can be just a horrendous experience if you don’t know who to contact in an emergency. I know there is 911 that you can call, but if you prepare yourself for the worst, the worst usually never happens. Better to be safe than sorry is what I always say.

There are 3 hospitals throughout the Keys. In the Upper Keys is the Mariner’s Hospital. It is at Mile Marker 91.5 in Tavernier. The phone number for the Mariner’s is 305-434-3000. Continue reading

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