On the Water

Sue Cooper: Steward of the Lower Keys Backcountry

Sue Cooper, a Florida Keys paddleboard guru and author of “Millionaire in Flip Flips,” is the face of Lazy Dog Adventures — known for its slogan, “We do more in a week than most people do all day.” But don’t be fooled by that slogan; Sue is brimming with business acumen and motivational concepts.

By |2023-10-04T11:52:40-04:00October 4, 2023|

Explore History on the Florida Keys’ Shipwreck Trails

Divers planning a Florida Keys vacation can anticipate days of world-class underwater adventure — exploring a fascinating shipwreck trail that stretches from Key Largo to Key West within the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary. The trail features long-ago wrecks and ships intentionally sunk to create artificial reefs, now home to myriad fish and corals.

By |2023-09-27T13:51:34-04:00September 27, 2023|

Cindy Lewis: Steward of Keys Coral Protection

Cindy Lewis, director of Keys Marine Lab on Long Key, is a woman of diverse talents. A respected specialist in marine biology and coral restoration, she is an American Academy of Underwater Science diver and a National Association of Underwater Instructors dive master. She also plays the French horn with a concert band.

By |2023-09-13T15:38:33-04:00September 13, 2023|

Saluting Diana Nyad on 10th Anniversary of Epic Swim

On Labor Day 2013, Diana Nyad walked ashore onto Key West's Smathers Beach — becoming the first person to swim from Cuba to the Florida Keys without a shark cage. Keys Voices marks the 10th anniversary of Diana’s iconic feat with a look back at the challenges and perseverance that led to its accomplishment.

By |2023-08-30T19:52:20-04:00August 30, 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|

Personal Renewal in the Lower and Middle Keys

In the Middle and Lower Keys and Key West, personal renewal, wellness, mindful pursuits, and enriching experiences take center stage to create an unforgettable vacation. Visitors can stroll a historic bridge between seemingly endless sea and sky, taste tropical fruits in a hidden grove, kayak to discover secret mangrove realms, and much more.

By |2023-07-19T20:17:51-04:00July 19, 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|

Billy Litmer: Steward of Sustainable Eco-tours

Billy Litmer is the founder of Key West’s Honest Eco tours, specializing in wild bottlenose dolphin-watching and nature charters. Designer and builder of the island’s first lithium-ion battery-powered hybrid charter boat with electric motors, he shares his love for the Keys’ wildlife and environment with guests — inspiring them to cherish both.

By |2023-06-28T13:54:53-04:00June 28, 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|
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