Did you know that the barrier reef off the coast of the Florida Keys, is the ONLY barrier reef in North America AND is the third largest one in the World? These reefs perform many necessary and environmentally critical functions. As the name implies, it acts as a barrier to the islands behind it, helping to reduce wave and storm action, coming in from the open ocean. It is also a wildlife habitat that is one of the most diverse, in all the world. The reef is home to those animals that never leave the waters here, both fish, plant life and the actual corals themselves. It also acts as a haven to those fish that migrate through these waters as well as a rookery for juvenile fish. Making this biodiverse ecosystem one that must be protected, not only for the enjoyment of all of us, but for our continued ecological life on the this big, blue marble.
Foodies Rejoice! Lee County and Bonita Springs is joining the long list of cities that are developing a full fledged Food Truck Park to tantalize your tastebuds late 2022 or early 2023.
Fishing in the the Florida Keys and Key West, whether it's bottom fishing for grouper, hitting the weed lines for mahi-mahi or dolphin, sinking a line deep into the Atlantic for a marlin, sailfish or swordfish is for the most part, unlike any other fishing you've ever done. One type that does carry over is fly fishing.
Fabulous funky fun ONLY IN THE KEYS. About 30 miles north of Key West is Looe Key, where they host the annual Underwater Music Festival. Yes, you read that right UNDERWATER... Ok, granted that no one is really playing an actual instrument but, jamming to your favorite watery favorites with homemade replicas typically fish or shell based by design.
The saying " Where the Weird go Pro" could not be more fitting for Key West. There are countless odd and off-the-wall things to occupy your time, in addition to the typical touristy and laid back island life options of things to see and do. Altogether earning Key West, Florida the reputation as a world renown vacation destination.
These days it's a challenge to find something to do with with the younger ones on family getaways. Do you seem to spend most of the day standing in lines waiting for the next roller coaster or to meet and greet their favorite (for today) animated movie character? Well, not so when you visit southwest Florida, where you will have a totally new and exciting way to discover one of the state's most memorable gems... KEY WEST
World renowned oceanographer and son of Jacques-Yves Cousteau, Fabien, recently came to the beautiful reefs, off the Florida Keys. His family's legacy of oceanic conservationism, exploration, education and technological advancement came with him.
Being able to hop in our own car and head off on a moments notice, is one of those facets of life that we all take for granted. We're all a bit apprehensive about leaving "old Betsy" behind and relying on others to get us where we want to go and when.
Key West, Florida.... There is so much to see and do on this island oasis, the Southernmost Point of the United States. What to choose? How to decide? S.O.S! We're here to give you a hand with just a few of the best things to make the most out of your 2 day vacation.
Yes, you read that correctly! We've all been to or seen the typical "water park" that's evolved into a playground of water fun including oversized swimming pools, waterslides, water tunnels, wave pool and the requisite lazy river. BUT, this one is like no other anywhere!!