Tips and Articles for Florida Keys

Brooke Slezak

Key West is a curious confluence of history and hubris, sleaze and sophistication, literature and licentiousness. A two-by-four-mile sliver, it's big... Read More

After two days at Two Bunch Palms Resort & Spa in Desert Hot Springs, California, you feel as if you've had 10 days' vacation. This luxurious,... Read More

GEORGE WASHINGTON NEVER SLEPT HERE. Nor, most likely, did your next-door neighbor, your boss, or your high school gym teacher. No, in our quest for the... Read More

The irony was as deep as the Straits of Florida. On the same day that Juan Miguel González arrived in the United States to pick up his son Elian, my... Read More

We're hunting the ghost of a wreck. Not just any wreck, but the remains of a Spanish galleon, the sort that spawns legends and feuds. We're searching... Read More

The Florida Keys are a raffish place, a scruffy archipelago that draws the indolent, the adventurous, and the just plain weird. Key West (founded 1823)... Read More

So you want to see the swamp?Then you need to know about frog's legs and gator tails, airboats and swamp buggies and Indian reservations, places called... Read More

My college roommates and I want to take an all-women adventure trip (hiking, rafting, skiing, snowboarding). Can you recommend a good tour outfitter? —M... Read More

Anglers are swapping crowded trout streams for saltwater fly-fishing in the deep blue sea. Whether cruising the flats or casting to surface feeders,... Read More

For most visitors to the Continent, going off the beaten path means finding a restaurant that's not yet in the guidebooks. But Europe is, in fact, the... Read More

These islands—numbering more than 800—have long attracted fishermen, divers, and misfits of all shapes and sizes, among them Ernest Hemingway, Truman... Read More

Hidden in a jungly neighborhood of Islamorada, a fishing and fashion enclave halfway between Miami and Key West, year-old Casa Morada is a cool... Read More

See our list of 27 affordable beach resorts.Imagine yourself, for an indulgent moment, sunbathing on Tiririca Beach in Brazil’s Bahia. Palm trees cast... Read More

In the Florida Keys, the days of funky motels and cozy guesthouses are giving way to a new upscale era, thanks to four just-opened hotels. LXR Luxury... Read More

In February I dream of t-shirts. Tiny T-shirts—sizes 2 and 4 in particular—the kind that slip over toddlers' big heads in a blink. I think about bathing... Read More

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