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Know Before You Go: Marathon’s Best Diving

May 26, 2011 | Travel Tips | Read More
  Florida Keys‘ clear, warm waters attract almost 800,000 scuba and snorkel aficionados annually, and there is no better destination to learn how to get “up close and personal” with the undersea environment. The Keys’ combination of vivid coral reefs teeming with exotic sea creatures...

Know Before You Go: Hurricanes

Know Before You Go: Hurricanes May 19, 2011 | Travel Tips | Read More
Frequently Asked Questions June 1 is the start of the 2011 hurricane season. What does that mean if you are traveling to the Florida Keys?  Here are some helpful, frequently asked questions to offset any worries as you plan for travel to the Keys between June 1 and Nov. 30, the end of the season. Example...

Follow the Florida Keys South

Follow the Florida Keys South March 17, 2011 | Travel Tips | Read More
Driving south along the scenic Overseas Highway has become more informative and enjoyable with the release of the audio CD “Florida Keys Road Trip, Miami To Key West by Mile Markers,” the brainchild of Keys resident Harry Bowman. Meticulously created and narrated to follow the highway from MM 126...

New Direct Route to Key West

New Direct Route to Key West March 14, 2011 | Travel Tips | Read More
Getting to the southernmost tip of the nation just became a bit easier. Economy carrier AirTran has begun nonstop jet service between Tampa, Fla., and Key West. The AirTran flights are offered once a day on Boeing 737 aircraft. Flights are scheduled to depart from Tampa International Airport at 12:14...

Tolls to Florida Keys Now All-Electronic

Tolls to Florida Keys Now All-Electronic February 19, 2011 | Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
Today there is a new twist to the “drive-to islands” of the Florida Keys. A new all-electronic system toll-collection system that launched Saturday, Feb. 19, affects motorists driving to and from the Florida Keys via the Florida Turnpike. The new system affects four toll plazas between mile...

Tips and Trends for Divers

Tips and Trends for Divers January 13, 2011 | Travel Tips | Read More
Fortunately for sport divers, it is rare to get bored with scuba diving. Not every dive is the same, nor are you certain to see the same fish or microcosms of marine life that live on a reef.  Yet some evolving trends suggest divers take diving to a higher level, complementing scuba diving with other...

Are You a Driver? You Want to Read This

Are You a Driver? You Want to Read This January 5, 2011 | Travel Tips | Read More
It always helps when motorists have the 4-1-1 on traveling before hitting the road. If you plan a trip to the drive-to islands of the Florida Keys, then this is important information! Read on … The all-electronic toll system is to affect four toll plaza locations between Exit 1 and Exit 47 of Florida's...

Accessible Florida Keys

Accessible Florida Keys November 8, 2010 | Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
A Florida Keys vacation means getting away to a unique destination characterized by friendly people, seafood-based cuisine, laid-back atmosphere and warm and sunny weather all year long. In the Florida Keys & Key West, visitors will find people and amenities to help them meet service needs based...

Stuck in Key West During the Holidays? Enjoy It!

Stuck in Key West During the Holidays? Enjoy It! November 5, 2010 | Things to Do, Travel Tips | Read More
After a (hardly!) disparaging announcement that your flight out of the Florida Keys – specifically, the southernmost city of the continental United States – is delayed, do as the native conchs do. Saddle up to the bar at the Conch Flyer, and listen to a former pilot tell tall tales of the...

Free ‘Florida Keys’ Smartphone App Released

Free ‘Florida Keys’ Smartphone App Released October 14, 2010 | Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
App users can find Florida Keys attractions, events and points of interest, such as (pictured) Bahia Honda State Park's beaches. Visitors are now just a finger tap away from comprehensive travel information and guidance from Key Largo to Key West with the free, newly released Florida Keys App. The...
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