Articles Tagged ‘Marathon’

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...

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...

Dragon Boat Racing Sweeps Marathon in May

Dragon Boat Racing Sweeps Marathon in May February 21, 2011 | Events | Read More
Clear, warm waters off Sombrero Beach transform into a swift racecourse for the Battle in the Bay Dragon Boat Festival set for Saturday, May 14.  Marathon’s Sombrero Beach offers spectators a pristine setting and a unique direct-from-the-beach launch for the sleek, 40-foot-long race boats whose elaborate...

Yahoo! For Wahoo

Yahoo! For Wahoo February 9, 2011 | What's New | Read More
People have divergent reasons for visiting the Keys, and for a group of New York buddies a recent fishing trip was testament to a conquest over the rigors of cancer, the bonds of male friendship and one big ole’ wahoo. (L-R) Timi Lober, Matt Dalton, Frank Cowden, Pat Holbrook For eight years, Long...

New Flagler Railroad Exhibit Premiers

New Flagler Railroad Exhibit Premiers January 13, 2011 | What's New | Read More
On Jan. 22, 1912, the first Oversea Railway train steamed from the Florida mainland through the Florida Keys to Key West, marking the completion of the railroad connecting the previously isolated islands with the mainland and each other. Ninety-nine years later, the Key West Museum of Art & History...

What’s New in the Florida Keys & Key West

What’s New in the Florida Keys & Key West January 13, 2011 | What's New | Read More
Hotels, Attractions and Historic Sites, Oh My! Check out these latest cool things to see and do in the Keys … Marathon‘s Island Hoppers helicopter tours has added to its menu of aerial adventures. Located at the Marathon Airport, 9850 Overseas Highway, Island Hoppers offers charters and sightseeing...

Kayak the Florida Keys Backcountry

Kayak the Florida Keys Backcountry January 5, 2011 | Things to Do | Read More
Paddle a kayak through the backcountry waters of the Florida Keys, and you’ll see one of the world’s most diverse marine life ecosystems. The quiet, shallow backwater region of flats and mangrove islands has inspired many naturalists and outdoor enthusiasts to combine environmental tourism...

Former President Jimmy Carter Releases Turtle

Former President Jimmy Carter Releases Turtle December 28, 2010 | What's New | Read More
During a Christmas holiday vacation in the Florida Keys, former President Jimmy Carter helped release a rehabilitated loggerhead sea turtle. Former President Jimmy Carter, left, holds a juvenile green sea turtle next to his wife Rosalynn Tuesday, Dec. 28, 2010, at The Turtle Hospital in Marathon, Fla....

Conchtoberfest Premiers in Marathon, in September!

Conchtoberfest Premiers in Marathon, in September! August 2, 2010 | Events, Hotels, Things to Do | Read More
Discover the chowder power and fritter flavor of conch (pronounced “conk”) during the inaugural weeklong Conchtoberfest 2010, September 13-19. Conch is both a Keys food favorite and a term given native-born islanders, living the laid-back Keys lifestyle. Conchtoberfest is meant to tantalize the senses...

SNUBA: Snorkeling + Scuba = FAMILY FUN

SNUBA: Snorkeling + Scuba = FAMILY FUN July 9, 2010 | Things to Do, What's New | Read More
For adventure junkies who want to go beyond snorkeling and experience the Keys’ underwater beauty in a safe, comfortable and easy way can try SNUBA, a method that enables ocean lovers to breathe easily underwater without wearing dive gear or earning a certification. With SNUBA, people can discover...