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Florida Keys Travel Guide

  • A guide to the historic homes of the Conch Republic

    A guide to the historic homes of the Conch Republic

    One of the more charming aspects of Key West is the city's obvious pride in its historic houses and museums. The irony of it is that they don't really go back that far -- the "oldest house" dates to 1829 -- probably because of the cobbled-together early architecture on the relatively remote island...

  • How to avoid tourist traps in Key West

    How to avoid tourist traps in Key West

    KEY WEST -- I am relaxing on a tropical beach surrounded by palm tress, pinky white sand and surf the color of deep blue hydrangeas, all sparkled into pastel diamonds by the sun. But while arriving in Key West is like stepping into a picture postcard of old Florida, it's quickly apparent that the...

  • In Islamorada, you can count on striking scenery and savory seafood

    In Islamorada, you can count on striking scenery and savory seafood

    It's Thursday evening around 8. My husband, Ronnie, and I are driving south from Fort Lauderdale for a five-day trip to Islamorada, our favorite spot in the Keys. As we pass Homestead and hit the Overseas Highway, Ronnie sticks his head out the window to check the reddish sky. "Oooh!" he says....

  • Key Largo: Glass-bottom boat opens coral reef to kids

    Key Largo: Glass-bottom boat opens coral reef to kids

    KEY LARGO -- You don't have to snorkel or scuba dive to visit the famous coral reef three miles from the shores of John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park. The turquoise sea, the green mangroves, and the brilliant colors of tropical fish and other marine life can all be experiened via a glass-bottom...

  • CYBERTRIPS: Hemingway, Truman loved Key West; so will you

    Soak up some sun on a subtropical island and join the locals in celebrating the sunset. But this is an island with a difference: You can get there in your car. And if you start making plans now to visit Key West, you'll arrive in time for this year's observance honoring Ernest Hemingway, one of...

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