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Ashley’s Guide to Keys Cuisine

Some people who come to the Florida Keys are hungry for adventure in the island chain’s turquoise waters. Some are hungry for time to recharge in nature, or share sun-splashed romance with that special someone. And others are hungry for something more elemental: the chance to enjoy the Keys’ enticing seafood-based cuisine.

By |2023-08-17T14:22:11-04:00August 16, 2023|

Soothe Your Soul in the Backcountry

When the “real world” seems especially stressful, escape to a place that recharges the body, soothes the soul and inspires reconnection with life’s natural rhythms. The Florida Keys backcountry is that place — a realm of wild beauty and tranquil waters, with one of the most diverse assortments of marine life on the planet.

By |2023-08-09T11:43:59-04:00August 9, 2023|

Taylor Hale: Artist/Steward of the Keys’ Natural World

Artist Taylor Hale, a Florida Keys native raised in Key Largo, has come home. Hale is known for his stunning ethereal works of clouds and surreal scenes of the Keys’ natural world, mostly on and around the water. He recently unveiled an Islamorada gallery to display his artistry, with a second coming soon.

By |2023-08-02T13:11:34-04:00August 2, 2023|

Why One Florida Keys Visit Just Isn’t Enough

Let’s face it: a single visit to the Florida Keys isn’t enough — even to explore just one of the Keys’ five unique districts. So why not plan a return trip? From secluded natural areas to historic sites, foodie favorites to environmental attractions, new discoveries await on every visit to the enticing island chain.

By |2023-07-12T16:24:59-04:00July 12, 2023|

Relaxing and Renewing in the Upper Keys

The Florida Keys are a relaxing and renewing locale with a unique natural environment designed for meaningful, enriching getaways — ideal for visitors craving restorative experiences for body and mind. In the Upper Keys, opportunities for self-care include inspirational guided art experiences, healthful yoga sessions, serene sunset cruises and tranquility-inducing spa treatments.

By |2023-07-05T17:34:24-04:00July 5, 2023|

Florida Keys Summer Means Saltwater Fun

A trip to the Florida Keys during the warm summer months means a terrific choice of sea-based activities for nature lovers, adventurers, and those seeking serenity and calm. Whether enjoying paddleboarding, kayaking or snorkeling, enthusiasts need just one basic ingredient to have a memorable outdoor experience in the Keys this summer: saltwater!

By |2023-06-20T11:33:00-04:00June 20, 2023|

Only in the Keys: Lobster Selfies, Stargazing and MUCH More

In the Florida Keys, it’s common for locals and savvy visitors to greet the news of some particularly offbeat happening by grinning and murmuring, “Only in the Keys.” The four-word phrase is a standard response by people hearing about everything from a costume contest for pets to mermaids attending a local music festival.

By |2023-06-07T10:25:42-04:00June 7, 2023|

Keys Stewards Mike Goldberg and Dave Vaughan Earn Global Honors

Mike Goldberg of Islamorada’s I.CARE and Dave Vaughan of Summerland Key’s Plant a Million Corals Foundation have recently earned global recognition for their work on coral restoration in the Florida Keys. Both men were previously recognized as Stewards of the Keys for their dedication to preserving and protecting the island chain’s undersea environment.

By |2023-05-31T10:34:34-04:00May 31, 2023|

Treat Yourself to a Soul-Centered Getaway in the Florida Keys

A Florida Keys vacation is an opportunity for personal renewal and meaningful pursuits that nurture body, mind and spirit. A respite for replenishing the stress-depleted soul while connecting to a genuine culture, community and lifestyle. And a perfect chance to experience “unplugged” relaxation and in-the-moment activities that support personal wellness.

By |2023-05-10T17:25:15-04:00May 10, 2023|

Celebrate the Florida Keys’ 200th Birthday With Four Festive Events

Commemorate the Florida Keys’ bicentennial with a sunset celebration on the Middle Keys’ Old Seven Mile Bridge, a gala sea-to-table dinner in Islamorada, a family-style waterfront picnic in Key Largo, and Lower Keys festivities and fireworks featuring the creation of the world’s largest Key lime pie. All activities salute the Keys’ 200th birthday.

By |2023-05-26T18:42:11-04:00May 3, 2023|
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