The Perfect Florida Road Trip Through the Florida Keys

“The Florida Keys are laid-back, delightfully kitschy…and best seen from a convertible. So throw some T-shirts and shorts in a duffel bag, fill up the gas tank, and leave plenty of time for snorkeling, walking in the footsteps of Hemingway—and of course Key lime pie. You’re on island time now.”

Simplification sought for local regulations

Nowhere is this problem about fishing laws more vexing than the Keys, where an angler could be subject to four sets of regulations — Atlantic federal and state waters and Gulf federal and state waters — on a single fishing trip. Throw in special regulations in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary, and Everglades and Biscayne national parks, and it’s enough to make an angler’s head explode.


Key Largo Stone Crab and Seafood Festival Returns

Key Largo’s popular Stone Crab and Seafood Festival will be back again in early 2014. During the last weekend of January, Jan. 25 and 26, Rowell’s Marina, at mile marker 104.5 bayside in Key Largo, Fla., will be filled with fresh local seafood, live music, and cooking demonstrations.

The Key Largo Stone Crab and Seafood Festival hours are 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $5 per adult and free for children age 12 and under.