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Let’s tour the Florida Keys! Come along on our definitive Florida Keys road trip tour~ Key Largo to Key West and back! Celebrating the 20 year anniversary of my first real trip to the Keys ~ a memorable trip to Key West years ago, where I did my entry level scuba certification on my birthday. The past 20 years are a love affair with both scuba diving (and many more cert levels) and all the Florida Keys. A Keys road trip was the perfect way to mark the milestone, and round out the summer with a bang.
Ten days, 1700 miles and a dozen adventures. A great bluwatergetaway for my 20 years of visiting the Keys ~~~
- fort jefferson dry tortugas
- mel fisher maritime museum
- hemingway house
- key west local color
- old town manor key west
- dolphin research center
- islamorada local color
- the turtle hospital
- bahia honda
- card sound road
- florida keys road trip
Best.Keys.Week.Evehhh! This trip to Islamorada was a long time coming, and it turned out to be one of the best weeks I’ve ever had in the Keys.
Visitors are sometimes confused, because there isn’t an “Islamorada Key” ~ but Islamorada is a group of keys known as the “Village of Islands”. The village is actually seven different islands or keys ~ four separate livable islands (Plantation Key, Windley Key, Upper Matecumbe, and Lower Matecumbe) ~ two islands that are part of the Florida State Park system (Indian Key and Lignum Vitae Key) ~ and one private island (Tea Table Key).
The name Islamorada translates to “purple isles” ~ and once you see the transition from sunset to evening time ocean side, you know why. Its pronunciation has been Anglicized over time to Aisle-a-more-AH-dah. Come along and check it out y’all ~~~
- Islamorada ~ welcome!
- Islamorada ~ local color
- Islamorada ~ Moorings Village
- Islamorada ~ photo tour
- Islamorada ~ parting souvenir
Now some of my favorite Caribbean island spots over the years ~~~
- Bahamas ~ famous swimming pigs
- Bahamas ~ the Exumas on the Aqua Cat
- Roatan ~ dolphin fun
- Belize ~ great blue hole
- BVI ~ the Baths at Virgin Gorda
- BVI ~ sailing the Cuan Law
And how about a different tour ~ my perfect beach cottage tour! In my mind I own ocean-front property, and the quintessential beach cottage. Unfortunately, neither of those things are actually true at the moment. My miniature “perfect beach cottage” is the alternative for now ~~~
Here’s the open house ~ click to start the slide show and enjoy!
Want to continue the island vibe? Check out the bluwaterlife journey page for more destinations ~ from coastal islands to Caribbean getaways. We gotta go where it’s warm ~~~