Tag Archives: Florida Keys

Exploring the Florida Keys: Bogart, Hepburn, the African Queen — and you

The African Queen, the actual boat from the movie of the same name, has been resurrected – again. The putt-putt-puttering steam-powered boat has led an amazing life in its 100 years (it was built in England in 1912), and now … Continue reading

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Exploring the Florida Keys: Dive Right In, Plant a Coral Reef

KEY LARGO, Fla. – Replanting a mountainside forest after a fire is a concept I understand, but the idea of replanting an underwater coral forest took some time to grasp. Restoring a coral reef – they are damaged by hurricanes, … Continue reading

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Exploring the Florida Keys: Hunting Wild Animals

Let’s go hunting in the Florida Keys. No, no, no. Not that kind of hunting. What I’m talking about is good, old-fashioned, touristy animal expeditions up and down the Florida Keys. OK, maybe “expedition” is a bit of an overstatement, … Continue reading

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Exploring the Florida Keys: Setting the Mood

The Florida Keys are a chain of islands only 110 miles long. The famed Overseas Highway allows you to drive from Key Largo at the top to Key West at the bottom in about three hours – but that would … Continue reading

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