Keys Vacations

Keys – Cruise ships in port


One thing you will find out about Key West is the abundance of things to do on land and at sea. While we were hanging out around the main streets of Key West, which is close to Mallory Square and the Westin Resort, we watched a Carnival Cruise Ship leaving port. Here’s a little bit of video from that day in the Keys:

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Keys Vacations – A guide to vacationing in the Florida Keys

keys Keys Vacations – A guide to vacationing in the Florida Keys

There are so many websites about the perfect Keys Vacations with loads of information that you may find valuable for your next trip. But we’ve been there firsthand.  In February of 2010 my husband and I decided to take a much needed two week vacation. We live in Pennsylvania, and it was cold, damp and dreary with no signs of the cold weather letting up. Continue reading

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Gerd Rube – Key West’s Rock Sensation!

Check this guy out! This is Gerd Rube, singer and songwriter from Schorndorf Germany who sings solo at Willie T’s and puts on a show that will blow your mind! I can’t stop watching his videos. He has a throaty, deep voice that can sing the classics like no other and his own songs are amazing! Listen to this promo video:

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Key Largo – First stop, Holiday Inn

map Key Largo – First stop, Holiday Inn



The Florida Keys have hundreds of hotels, motels and places to stay ranging from modest prices to high end. You have to know that if you go unprepared as we did, the room prices can be a bit high, just like anywhere else you would go without checking first. But  hey, that’s the fun of a road trip if you can do it!  Now the plus side of not making arrangements for your Keys Vacations is this; We found an awesome hotel in Key Largo that dropped their price almost $50 when we stopped in to check out their room rates. Can you believe it was a Holiday Inn? Continue reading

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Rent an Island in the Florida Keys

island Rent an Island in the Florida Keys

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

Florida – State parks in the keys

Aerial2 Florida – State parks in the keys


There are quite a few state parks in the Keys.  Right now I’m going to tell you about the Bahia Honda State Park. This is a beautiful place because the beaches are something you don’t see too often in the keys. You probably found out by now most of the beaches in the Keys are natural, meaning not very nice to go visit! This is an exception. Continue reading

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