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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Rent an Island in the Florida Keys

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In the heart of the Florida Keys somewhere between Key Largo and Key West lies Marathon, one of the famed islands of the American Caribbean. From there, you will find Pretty Joe Rock, a small island that you can rent for a totally private vacation experience! Take a look: Continue reading

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Marathon Key – A family oriented Island

Marathon Key is 10 miles of family-oriented Keys vacations. This island reflects the “Old Keys” lifestyle that so many locals and visitors adore. Marathon is where they house the Keys Shuttle, a daily shuttle service to and from Key West and the Miami and Ft. Lauderdale Airports.

It really is considered the heart of the Florida Keys.Keys Shuttle Service Continue reading

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Fabulous Vacations in the Heart of The Florida Keys

In the heart of the Florida Keys lies Marathon, a ten mile long community that is mostly family oriented and it’s roots reflect the old fishing lifestyle that you may call old keys. If you want a fabulous vacation, a trip to the center of the chain of keys may be what you are looking for.

Marathon maintains a simple lifestyle and shows itself by their annual seafood festivals which is something you don’t want to miss. This is the third largest event in the keys. I’m getting hungry for seafood just watching the video below:

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Famous Bars On Duval Street

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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

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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

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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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