Kristina, a 27-year-old environmental scientist, is sharing her experiences and photos as she bikes and blogs through the Florida Keys. Along the way, she discovers the last lime grove in the Keys and the best tiki bar in Marathon. Some of her experiences are worth duplicating on your next Keys adventure.
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A huge land purchase to advance Everglades restoration was announced this week: $89 million for land around Fisheating Creek. Most people don’t know Fisheating Creek, but some who have visited will never forget it. Clyde Butcher, Florida’s best and best-known wilderness photographer, says Fisheating Creek was the place that opened his eyes to Florida’s beauty.
TITUSVILLE — Some say it’s touristy; some say it’s authentic. But pretty much everyone agrees that the hushpuppies at Dixie Crossroads are irresistible.
ORMOND BEACH — The Ormond Scenic Loop and Trail is a 30-mile road trip through live-oak canyons, waterfront postcard scenes, abundant wildlife, two state parks and an historic site. Along the way, there’s camping, hiking, biking and paddling opportunities. And don’t forget the winter whale watches!
WEST PALM BEACH — Where have all the diners gone? You know, those roadside eateries that serve breakfast all day and night? Well, Howley’s is still around. Been there for 60 years. It’s not just retro, it’s the real deal.
All those “lazy river” water attractions at hotels and parks are just trying to recreate the exhilarating experience of tubing the Ichetucknee River in north central Florida. Try the real thing, where you’ll float past pristine cypress forests and look into water so clear you can see a pebble on the river’s bottom through six or seven feet of water.
The flavor of the Florida Keys is distinct and special, and so are its best restaurants. Here are 15 restaurants that provide an authentic Florida Keys experience, according to a recent travel story from the Miami Herald.
Biscayne Bay is a boater’s paradise, and that includes those with kayaks and canoes. These quiet paddlers can explore bird rookeries. A Barry University professor has captured close-up photos of many birds during her paddles.
PALM BEACH — The Lake Trail along Lake Worth on this exclusive island provides gorgeous harbor vistas and sneak peaks into the backyards of the rich and famous.