Free Superyacht Viewing in Downtown Miami

Of course a glamorous oceanfront city like Miami is going to attract a healthy amount of wealthy, glamorous, sun-loving people, who will bring their favorite water-related toys. But I would have expected that these celebrities and entrepreneurs would keep their yachts parked in exclusive locations, far from the prying eyes of average Miami residents. Not … Read moreFree Superyacht Viewing in Downtown Miami

Key Largo by Sea: John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park

The second day of our Key Largo adventure featured water — the main reason to visit the Keys. The destination of the day was John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park, a state park whose best features are on and under the water. It was a chilly (for Florida) day so we scheduled a snorkeling trip … Read moreKey Largo by Sea: John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park

Islamorada Side Trip

Overseas HighwayOur plan for our long weekend in Key Largo was to stay close to the hotel, to minimize driving time along US1, the sole — and often crowded — roadway connecting the Keys. But our trip to Windley Key brought us south, nearly to Islamorada, the weather was great, traffic was running smoothly and we impulsively headed south down the one and only road to see what we could find. Fortunately, we found beer!

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Key Largo By Land: Windley Key State Park

A tiny state park combining botany, geology and Florida history? Sounds great! Windley Key Fossil Reef Geologic State Park packs a lot into a small area.     Located just north of Islamorada, the park is located on a small key that features some of the highest elevations in the Keys — which is not … Read moreKey Largo By Land: Windley Key State Park