Shipwrecks & Scuba Diving in Fort Lauderdale & Key West

The waters off Fort Lauderdale and the Keys hold many underwater ship wreck treasures for diving and snorkeling enthusiasts. By Greg Johnston The ocean was flat and calm this day, much like the day the steamer Copenhagen met her fate. I was awestruck as I descended through the blue haze, touching…

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Fall Fishing and Diving in Key West

By Terry Gibson Each fall, a tranquil vibe settles over the Florida Keys, fresh as a cool sea breeze. Keys folks in the fishing and diving businesses catch their collective breaths after a frenetic summer season. Locals take advantage of a plethora of great fall fisheries. Visitors can cash in on…

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LGBTQ Travel in Key West

Enjoy a place where closets are only for your clothes. Heading South The drive south through the Keys is breathtaking. The brilliant blue-green ocean is dotted with sailboats, catamarans and wave runners; it's obvious that people are out to have an exhilarating day on (and in) the balmy waters…

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The Florida Keys: A Tasty Slice of History in Key West

Jeff Klinkenberg We take our Key lime pie seriously in Florida. Try to pass off a pie made with a Persian lime and we will call you out. Key limes are as small as golf balls. They’re greenish-yellow and mouth-puckering tart. You can’t have a Key lime pie without them. Now for the bad news. The…

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Florida Scenic Highway: Keys Highway, from Miami to Key West

By Dalia Colon Where: The Florida Keys Highway starts at the southern tip of Florida near Miami and continues from Key Largo to Key West. Length: 106 miles. How to get around: Car or bicycle. Best time to visit: September to observe bird migration season and avoid the winter crowds. Fun fact: The…

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5 Great Key West Bars: Belly Up

By Chris King Bob Leonard spent most of his adult life helping men like Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Sr. drive race cars as fast as possible. Now, he’s spending his golden years helping people slow down. The man known as “Bahama Bob” traded the high-speed, high-stress world of auto racing for a…

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Visit Harry Truman's Little White House in Key West

By Gary McKechnie If Florida could ever lay claim to a president, one of the best would be Number 33: Harry S Truman. Sure, he was born in Missouri, but he had a soft spot in his heart for Florida. In particular, Key West. An interesting fact: Truman came to Key West because he was poor. In the…

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The Florida Keys: The Southernmost Point in Key West

Jeff Klinkenberg A rooster crows in the distance. A palm tree sways. A tourist hands me his camera in front of a concrete marker on the corner of Whitehead and South Streets. For the record, I am taking the photograph at 24 degrees 33 minutes north latitude and 81 degrees 45 minutes – it’s…

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The Florida Keys: The Perky Bat Tower on Lower Sugarloaf

Jeff Klinkenberg Dreamers and schemers have always been drawn to the Florida Keys. My favorite dreamer was a hustler named Richter Clyde Perky. In 1929, he envisioned the Florida Keys as a paradise that would draw thousands of visitors eager to part with their money to stay at a resort he was…

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