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How Long Does It Take To Paddleboard From Cuba To Florida?

Aug 8th, 2013 at 4:00PM: Ben Friberg is a 35 year old musician from Chattanooga, Tennessee who recently became the first person to paddleboard from Cuba to Florida. According to a Reuters interview, Friberg's almost entirely stand-up feat last week was an endeavor to "promote peace and understanding between Cuba and the United States and to promote a healthy lifestyle." The journey between Cuba and Key West, Florida...

The Best Island Photos From Instagram

The Best Island Photos From Instagram May 14th, 2012 at 11:00AM: Instagram frequently leaves me with a serious case of travel envy, particularly when my dashboard is filled with photos of islands. There they are: fringed with palms, festooned with colorful fishing fleets and bathed in the gold-pink light of sunset. Then come the rocky, overgrown and uninhabited islands, which poke out of the sea just for a photo op. Do they go back to sleep underwater when no...

Vanilla Ice appears on Travel Channel's Man v. Food Nation tonight

Vanilla Ice appears on Travel Channel's Man v. Food Nation tonight Jul 6th, 2011 at 12:00PM: On the Travel Channel's Man v Food Nation, host Adam Richman explores the "big food" offerings of a different American city each week before facing off against a pre-existing eating challenge at a local restaurant. On tonight's episode, Richman visits Key West and the Florida Keys and got a surprise visit from host of DIY Network's The Vanilla Ice Project, Rob Van Winkle (aka Vanilla Ice). In...

Key West gem: the Hemingway House

Key West gem: the Hemingway House Aug 10th, 2010 at 8:00AM: Key West, Florida may be a tropical paradise surrounded by some of the most spectacularly clear blue waters that you'll ever see, but that doesn't mean that it is completely devoid of history and culture. In fact, the city is steeped in history ranging from the pre-Civil War era Fort Zachery Taylor to the mid-19th century lighthouse that is now a museum. But perhaps the most interesting historical...

Beat the heat at the Florida Keys Eco-Discovery Center

Beat the heat at the Florida Keys Eco-Discovery Center Aug 9th, 2010 at 8:00AM: Sitting at the southernmost tip of Florida, the Keys are a chain of islands that mark the border between the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean. The waters that surround the more than 1700 islands are famous for their warm temperatures, stunningly blue colors, and diversity of wildlife. It is because of all those things, and more, that the waters are protected, making up the Florida Keys...

Exploring the Florida Keys by personal watercraft

Exploring the Florida Keys by personal watercraft Aug 6th, 2010 at 8:00AM: The Florida Keys are a bit of a hidden gem. Sure, Florida is a well known, and much loved, tourist destination, but the Keys dangle at he far southern end, stretching out into the sea, forming a barrier between the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico. Many travelers never make it that far south, preferring to stop in the theme park that is Orlando or maybe wander down to Miami for the never...

Sun soaked: Southern California's secret beach spots

Sun soaked: Southern California's secret beach spots Jul 18th, 2010 at 3:30PM: You've probably walked Venice Beach, played volleyball on Manhattan Beach and spent a lazy day in Malibu, but have you scoped out SoCal's secret beach spots? Of the many things California is known for, its beaches are always at the top of lists. Here a few of the best kept secrets along California's coast: Coronado, California: Savvy sun-soakers pay to park at the Hotel Del Coronado, then dine...

Camera travels 1,100 miles by sea... and turtle

Camera travels 1,100 miles by sea... and turtle Jun 16th, 2010 at 2:15PM: I dropped my waterproof camera into twenty feet of ocean water once while snorkeling off the coast of Mexico. As I watched my camera drift slowly to the rocky bottom I knew I couldn't hold my breath long enough to retrieve it. Luckily for me a free diver was in our party and rescued my electronic treasure. The thought of a losing a camera can be somewhat sickening. Once gone most never expect to...

The 24 greatest cities in the world for drinking beer

The 24 greatest cities in the world for drinking beer Feb 26th, 2010 at 4:20PM: Deciding on a top ten list of anything is usually pretty difficult. Unless you're talking about, say, the top ten numbers one through ten... narrowing down and choosing only ten of whatever often takes a great deal of effort. When it comes to the world of beer, with the vast array of choices out there, things become extremely problematic. Luckily, choosing ten of the best cities in which to...

Daily Pampering: Reef relief at the Hyatt Key West Resort & Spa

Daily Pampering: Reef relief at the Hyatt Key West Resort & Spa Jan 21st, 2010 at 4:00PM: The Daily Pampering column has brought you some of the must-have travel luxuries from around the world, but wouldn't it be great if you could give a little back while you're embracing the finer side of travel? Good news: you can give back, and you can do it from the comforts of your own mud bath or body wrap at the Hyatt Key West Resort and Spa. This past winter, their Jala Spa at the Hyatt...

Are you going on vacation this year?

Are you going on vacation this year? Feb 12th, 2009 at 12:00PM: The answers seem to be all over the map. Few have extra cash on their hands, and those who are working are still worried about what the future will bring. It's tough to dash off to somewhere exotic – or even somewhere that's not home – when you don't know if your income will be there when you get back. But, sometimes you just have to get out of town. There is some truth to the fact...

Photo of the Day (1/28/08)

Photo of the Day (1/28/08) Jan 28th, 2008 at 9:00AM: This was taken a few days ago by Coralee Skoch, down in Key West. She took part in the Key West Race Week, and here are a few boats coming in after a long day of sailing. I just love the way the setting sun shines through the sails....

Key West's Hemingway Days: The Search For Papa 2007

Key West's Hemingway Days: The Search For Papa 2007 Jun 14th, 2007 at 6:30AM: Ernest Hemingway lived in Key West during throughout 1930s and the 1950s. On the second floor of his converted den, Papa hammered away at the bulk of his writing, working in the mornings, and drinking and fishing (and drinking) in the afternoons and evenings. He was well-known in the city, often carousing in public. To honor his legacy, Key West holds an annual event known as Hemingway Days. This...

Conch Republic's 25th Anniversary, April 23

Conch Republic's 25th Anniversary, April 23 Mar 22nd, 2007 at 7:01AM: On April 23rd, the Conch Republic will officially celebrate its 25th Anniversary as a free nation. Okay, so the Conch Republic -- more commonly known as Key West -- isn't really a free nation, though they did make a much publicized attempt at secession in 1982 after border patrol agents set up road blocks to search for drugs and illegal immigrants. Even today, the Republic uses the motto, "We...

Top Five Destinations of Travel Writer Christopher Elliot

Top Five Destinations of Travel Writer Christopher Elliot Mar 5th, 2007 at 3:00PM: I checked the Baby Boomer Trips website to see what is happening there these days. Last month, I mentioned the feature, Ask Nan. This time I browsed the Interviews section. Christopher Elliot is one of the interviewees. As a person who writes for National Geographic Traveler, the U.S. News & World Report and who is a columnist for the New York Times, I'd say Elliot knows a thing or two. One...

Key West's 45th Annual Conch Honk, March 3

Key West's 45th Annual Conch Honk, March 3 Feb 2nd, 2007 at 7:01AM: We have The Lord of the Flies to thank for introducing the conch to popular culture. We have the Bahamas to thank for giving us conch fritters. But we have the Conch Republic to thank for inventing the Conch Honk. Now in its 45th year, the conch shell blowing contest is a way to celebrate the smooth, pink gastropod's role in the Keys' history. Centuries ago, Calusa Indians used the shells as...

Do Espana MTV Real World Style with STA Travel

Do Espana MTV Real World Style with STA Travel Jul 29th, 2006 at 1:48PM: Fans of the hit MTV reality series The Real World who enjoyed watching the cast of Key West on their Spanish getaway to Spain can live it up just the same. STA Travel is sharing the cast mates fan-tab and totally top-secret 10-day itinerary for the world to see and experience for their own. I'm sure this doesn't really sound all that appealing to the older, more sophisticated non-MTV watchers out...

Hidden Gems: Key West, Florida

Hidden Gems: Key West, Florida Apr 4th, 2006 at 1:57PM: On an island that measures roughly four miles by two miles, it's hard for anything to really be called "hidden." Still, there are places in Key West that are a little quieter, a little less likely to show up on the average tourist's radar. As someone born and raised in Key West, these are the spots I always recommend to my friends when they visit. Being a foodie at heart, Five...

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