Articles Tagged ‘Key Largo’

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...

Independence Day Celebrations

Independence Day Celebrations May 19, 2011 | Events | Read More
Beach-goers and boating enthusiasts can flock to the sparkling waters surrounding the Florida Keys during the annual Independence Day celebrations along the 110-mile chain of islands. Throughout the Keys, beachside fun for families coincides with spectacular fireworks shows, and here are some of my favorite...

Underwater Easter Bunny in Key Largo

Underwater Easter Bunny in Key Largo April 22, 2011 | Things to Do | Read More
As part of an annual fundraiser for Kids In Special Situations, which provides gifts and holiday cheer to needy children, divers and snorkelers visiting the Florida Keys can plunge into an underwater game of hide and seek during the 11th annual Underwater Easter Egg Hunt on Easter Sunday, April 24, in...

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...

Key Largo is Conch-a-Licious

Key Largo is Conch-a-Licious April 12, 2011 | Events | Read More
The Upper Florida Keys are to showcase their “conch” spirit during the third annual Key Largo Conch Republic Days set for Wednesday, April 27, through Sunday, May 1. Kicking off the celebration overflowing with frivolity, fun and feasting is a planned raising of the flag — symbolizing Key...

Fun Fish Tournament Celebrates 25 Years in May

Fun Fish Tournament Celebrates 25 Years in May March 28, 2011 | Events | Read More
In the Florida Keys, the most difficult fishing challenge is choosing what kind of fishing to do. Reefs are crowded with snapper and grouper, in spring and summer the deep water yields dolphin fish and anglers can cast to the silver kings in near-shore shallows and flats. This May, one of Key Largo’s...

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...

No Hands Needed for Scuba Diving?

No Hands Needed for Scuba Diving? February 21, 2011 | What's New | Read More
The new Pegasus Thruster, the world’s first hands-free diver propulsion unit (or, underwater scooter) was recently tested and adapted for use in the waters of the Florida Keys — a fitting “first” for the island chain known as the dive capital of North America. Dean Vitale, an aerospace...

Free and Family Friendly in February

Free and Family Friendly in February January 26, 2011 | Things to Do | Read More
‘Delicate Balance of Nature’ Talk Series Celebrates 20 Years John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park hosts a popular lecture series focused on Florida Keys history, archaeology, culture and environment. Visitors to the Keys who participate are an integral part of this “experience”...

Lionfish: An Edible Enemy

Lionfish: An Edible Enemy January 13, 2011 | What's New | Read More
Who knew? Pluck the spines off the little buggers and you get a fanciful feast of fish. The Florida Keys-based Reef Environmental Education Foundation has released “The Lionfish Cookbook,” designed to encourage the removal and consumption of the invasive Indo-Pacific red lionfish. It features...