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“Action & Adventure in the Florida Keys” Short post today just to tell everyone that Wood’s Relic, the first book in my best selling Mac Travis Adventure series is $0.99 to download to your kindle today only. Tomorrow it reverts back to its normal price. Take advantage while it’s at this price and please share with your friends. Thanks, Steven

Many of the islands that make up the Florida Keys are popular tourist spots, including Bahia Honda. It can be found in the Lower Florida Keys and even though it has no permanent residents, the island is home to the 524 acre Bahia Honda State Park. Founded in 1961, the park extends over most of the island and is known for its breath-taking beaches and excellent snorkelling. The Overseas Railroad was built… Read More

Known as a fish watcher’s paradise, the coasts of the 1700 islands that make up the Florida Keys are full of mangroves, corals, reefs and wrecked ships. These provide the perfect homes for many fish, and other animals, that are attracted to the appeal of the area. The animals that reside in these waters are friendlier than in most other places, because of the conservation of the corals. Some of the creatures… Read More

Haiti, an island nation that has suffered much in its existence, manages to thrive as a cultural and historical treasure trove, with its unique and varied lifestyle of its peoples, their cultures, and the deep history one can feel when they arrive. Of the many sights beckoning you, no visit to Haiti would be complete should you be so unfortunate as to miss out on see the largest fortress in the Americas…. Read More

Jacquotte Delahaye Jacquotte Delahaye is the subject of many legendary stories. Nicknamed ‘Back from the Dead Red’ after she faked her own death to escape government pursuit, Haitian Jacquotte was a red-headed beauty who operated in the 1600s. She led a gang of hundreds of pirates, and with their help took over a small Caribbean island in the year of 1656, which was called a “freebooter republic.” Jacquotte first took up piracy… Read More

Key Largo Key Largo (which means Long Key, named by the Spaniards) is one of the closest of the islands to the Florida mainland. Drive south from Miami for about an hour or so, and you will come to the drawbridge at Jewfish Creek. When you cross this bridge, you will find yourself in Key Largo, the first island of the Florida Keys. Key Largo is the home to the world’s largest… Read More

It all started in early 1982. With raised concerns over drug smuggling in the Florida Keys, the United States Border Patrol set up a blockade and checkpoint on Highway 1 at Florida City. The agents began stopping and checking cars, searching glove boxes, the spaces under seats and trunks. The only real result was the 17 mile traffic jam on the only road into the Keys. At the same time, the media… Read More

From sea to shining sea. That’s how America is described by some, and nothing says shining seas like the Florida Keys—sometimes called the “Conch Republic”—sometimes described as heaven. Many have discovered the Florida Keys, and few want to leave it. The Keys were originally inhabited by Tequesta Native American Indians. Later they were found by Juan Ponce de Leon in the early 1500s. De Leon had his own name for this paradise—he… Read More

Over the last 400 years, many ships have used Florida’s coastal waters. From settlers to explorers, many have left their trace on the blue waters that surround the Sunshine State. We have put together three of the greatest wrecks that you can still dive and see.