Keys Voices | The Florida Keys & Key West Blog2021-07-14T14:22:59-04:00

Plywood, Duct Tape and That Dreaded ‘Sinking Feeling’

Sometimes in Key West, people get that “sinking feeling.” It happens each Memorial Day weekend when they compete in the weird and wonderful Schooner Wharf Minimal Regatta — where, in the course of one wacky afternoon, many participating vessels simply disintegrate in the water, leaving their “captains” dogpaddling intrepidly while spectators howl with laughter.

By |June 19, 2024|

Key Lime Pie Stars in ‘Sweet’ Key West Festival

Fans of sweet, tart Key lime pie can salute the Florida Keys’ signature dessert, and the tiny fruit that inspired it, July 3-7 during the annual Key Lime Festival. Events include a (very messy!) Key lime pie–eating contest, “limey” dining delights, a wacky Key lime pie drop, and culinary and libation tastings.

By |June 12, 2024|

Bill Keogh: Steward of the Lower Keys’ Natural World

Naturalist, eco-guide, photographer-writer and paddling guidebook author Bill Keogh, a 44-year resident of Big Pine Key, operates Big Pine Kayak Adventures. He provides kayak and low-impact motorboat excursions and private motorboat trips to the Lower Florida Keys’ remote wilderness of the National Key Deer Refuge and Great White Heron National Wildlife Refuge.

By |June 5, 2024|

Escape to Key West

Visitors to Key West will find palm-shaded streets, picturesque historic homes, a lively multicultural culinary scene and a flourishing arts community. But perhaps the most appealing aspect is the mellow, easygoing pace of life — a pace that inspires new arrivals to release everyday pressures, breathe deeply and absorb the island’s revitalizing rhythm.

By |May 29, 2024|

Escape to the Lower Keys

Big Pine & the Lower Keys, home to two national wildlife refuges, part of a national marine sanctuary and a stunning state park, is an ideal place to unwind, recharge and reconnect with nature’s beauty. And no visit is complete without encountering the tiny endangered Key deer, found only in the Lower Keys.

By |May 22, 2024|

Escape to Marathon

The Middle Keys’ Marathon is an easygoing, laid-back area for family and couples’ vacations that include sun, fun and nature exploration. From snorkeling a shallow reef to strolling the Old Seven Mile Bridge, options abound that enable individuals, couples, families and friends to dedicate time to the pursuit of relaxation and personal renewal.

By |May 15, 2024|

Escape to Islamorada

Called the Sport Fishing Capital of the World because of its stunning angling diversity, the Upper Keys’ Islamorada is also known for its eco-tours, variety of watersports, historic state parks, artistic culture and galleries, fine dining and enticing boutiques. Overall, Islamorada offers an unparalleled blend of satisfying activities and opportunities for downtime.

By |May 8, 2024|
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