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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...

Divers Can Help Tame Lionfish in the Florida Keys

Divers Can Help Tame Lionfish in the Florida Keys May 19, 2011 | Food | Read More
Capturing lionfish is a way for divers who enjoy the Florida Keys reefs, and to help protect them and in a hands-on way. They also happen to taste great. Rapidly growing populations in Atlantic waters of the non-native Indo-Pacific red lionfish are out-competing native fish for food and territory...

Key West is a Drag

Key West is a Drag May 1, 2011 | Events | Read More
KEY WEST, Fla. — The weekend after the royal wedding, “Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge,” ruled on Key West’s famed Duval Street — while riding on a decorated bed on wheels during the madcap Conch Republic Red Ribbon Bed Race. Actually Kate was Lucas Czajkowski (pronounced Cha-cow-ski), who...

Take a Wreck Trek Dive Challenge

Take a Wreck Trek Dive Challenge April 26, 2011 | Things to Do | Read More
For divers visiting the Florida Keys, the Wreck Trek Dive Passport Program spotlights the Florida Keys Shipwreck Trail, and continues through Jan. 1, 2012. Certified divers can explore the destination’s most appealing feature — a string of sunken vessels and artificial reefs — and be awarded...

Dive with Shipwreck Salvors in Key West

Dive with Shipwreck Salvors in Key West April 26, 2011 | Things to Do | Read More
In the 1600s and 1700s, fleets of Spanish galleons sailed regularly past the Florida Keys carrying goods and treasures from the New World back to Spain. Many such galleons sank in Keys waters, and modern-day shipwreck salvage divers have sought their wreck sites in the region for decades. In March a...

Viva La Cuba!

Viva La Cuba! April 22, 2011 | Events | Read More
Revelers in Cuban attire are to conga from the shores of the Atlantic Ocean to the Gulf of Mexico Friday night, May 27, to celebrate Key West’s rich and colorful Cuban heritage. Located just 90 miles from Cuba, Key West was the site of a flourishing cigar industry in the mid to late 1800s, when...

Summertime Events in the Florida Keys

Summertime Events in the Florida Keys April 15, 2011 | Events | Read More
There’s always something happening in the Florida Keys & Key West, from festivals focusing on the area’s literary history and indigenous seafood to events that celebrate the Keys’ underwater paradise. Here’s a few of the most fun, quirky and characteristic of the Conch Republic: June...

Get a Taste of Key West, April 18

Get a Taste of Key West, April 18 April 15, 2011 | Food | Read More
The Truman Waterfront, overlooking Key West Harbor at the end of Southard Street past Truman Annex is to transform into a colorful open-air food and beverage market featuring cuisine from more than 50 local restaurants and caterers during the 16th annual Taste of Key West. If you want a little taste...

Keys Pie Makers Face Off With Bobby Flay

Keys Pie Makers Face Off With Bobby Flay March 22, 2011 | Food | Read More
Tune in! You don’t want to miss a competition of confections between the owners of Key West Key Lime Pie Co. and television personality and critically acclaimed chef Bobby Flay , scheduled to air on Food Network’s popular series, Throwdown! With Bobby Flay, during an episode to air Wednesday,...

Flagler Railroad Marks 100 Years

Flagler Railroad Marks 100 Years February 28, 2011 | What's New | Read More
In January 1912, the first Oversea Railway train steamed from the Florida mainland through the Florida Keys to Key West, marking the completion of the railroad that connected the previously isolated islands with each other and the mainland. Florida East Coast Railway, Key West Extension. Train on the...
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