Freebee: The Environmental Shuttle that Might Change Transportation in the Keys


Visitors to the Upper Keys may be interested in Freebee. It sounds like a service that should be welcome up and down the Keys.

Freebee: The Environmental Shuttle that Might Change Transportation in the Keys

By Charles Fulco Lately you may have noticed brightly colored vans shuttling passengers up and down Overseas Highway in Islamorada. Freebee Inc. is a no-charge, environmentally friendly shuttle service for tourists and locals alike that originated in Miami more than six years ago, and has expanded i…


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KEY WEST INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT WELCOMES NEW DIRECT FLIGHTS FROM CHICAGO AND PHILADELPHIA


Good news for our friends in Chicago and Philadelphia!

KEY WEST INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT WELCOMES NEW DIRECT FLIGHTS FROM CHICAGO AND PHILADELPHIA

KEY WEST INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT WELCOMES NEW DIRECT FLIGHTS FROM CHICAGO AND PHILADELPHIA Key West International Airport (EYW) celebrated two new nonstop services through American …


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Quiet morning at the water hole. A snowy egret surveys its surroundings after …


Quiet morning at the water hole. A snowy egret surveys its surroundings after getting a bite to eat Saturday morning.

Photo- Ranger Kristie


Quiet morning at the water hole. A snowy egret surveys its surroundings after getting a bite to eat Saturday morning.

Photo- Ranger Kristie


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Kite surfing on Grassy Key #marathonflorida #floridakeys #floridakeysvacat…


Kite surfing on Grassy Key
#marathonflorida #floridakeys #floridakeysvacationrentals




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Please be on the lookout…Boaters Be on the Lookout- Sea Turtles may be basking…


Please be on the lookout…


Boaters Be on the Lookout- Sea Turtles may be basking (sunning themselves) at the water’s surface in the Florida Keys as water temperatures have dropped in recent weeks. This endangered Kemp’s Ridley sea turtle was spotted just south of Big Pine Key in Hawks Channel on Sunday. (These aren’t super common around here and we’d like to thank those who helped identify it!)

Tuesday Tidbit- Did you know that these sea turtles were named after Richard Kemp, a Key West resident who was an avid naturalist and fisherman?

Photo: Kristie Killam/US Fish and Wildlife Service


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Key West bans the sale of sunscreens that hurt coral reefs in the Keys


Please take care to only bring and use sunscreens that don’t incorporate the banned ingredients. Our reef is under great existential pressure from several sources and this is one aspect that we can control. If you visit a search engine and search on “reef-safe sunscreens,” you’ll see there’s a variety of options from many sellers.

Key West bans the sale of sunscreens that hurt coral reefs in the Keys

The Key West City Commission on Tuesday voted 6-1 to ban the sale of sunscreens that contain oxybenzone and octinoxate, starting in 2021, in an effort to protect the only living coral reef in North America.


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If you’re within a convenient distance from Boston and interested in knowing mor…


If you’re within a convenient distance from Boston and interested in knowing more about what a Keys vacation has to offer, here’s an opportunity to hear it from natives.


Calling our New England and Boston fans! February 9 & 10, the #FloridaKeys will be participating in the 2019 Boston Travel & Adventure Show at the Hynes Convention Center. For a FREE ticket (first 150 people, deadline Feb. 7 at 11:59PM!) follow https://bit.ly/2MsZbOe and enter promo code: VIPFKEYS on the ticket selection screen to unlock free ticket option. We hope to see you there!


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The 15 Best Beaches in Florida


Two Keys beaches, Bahia Honda and Ft. Jefferson, made this list of Florida’s Top 15
https://www.cntraveler.com/galleries/2016-03-28/the-10-best-beaches-in-florida?mbid=nl_020419_daily&CNDID=27049320&utm_source=nl&utm_medium=email&utm_brand=cnt&utm_mailing=tvl_traveler_news_newdb_ACTIVE_2019_0204_bonus%20(1)%20remainder&bxid=MzQwMjE4ODY5NjQ5S0&hasha=c2093f2512e0e8fdc1853d5383c0c84f&hashb=d7451a4fcb9b0757e76c8b58981d2e8c2f606a52&spMailingID=15071100&spUserID=MzQwMjE4ODY5NjQ5S0&spJobID=1580279767&spReportId=MTU4MDI3OTc2NwS2

The 15 Best Beaches in Florida

Here, our favorite spots along the Sunshine State’s 1,197-mile coastline, from the Panhandle to the Keys.


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If you happen to be in or near the Middle Keys this weekend…We are live on a g…



If you happen to be in or near the Middle Keys this weekend…

We are live on a gorgeous sunny Saturday in the #FloridaKeys at the 25th annual Pigeon Key Art Festival at Marathon Community Park! Today through 5PM, with a live music concert tonight 6-9PM as part of your ticket admission of only $7. Sunday, Feb. 3, festival hours are 10AM to 4PM.


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Key West and the Florida Keys


AFAR Magazine has put together a Keys guide. Of course, when it comes to accommodations, there’s nothing like the comforts of a vacation home with a waterfront dock, but the rest of the guide is an interesting take. https://www.afar.com/travel-guides/tags/florida-keys/guide

Key West and the Florida Keys

A comprehensive Key West travel guide with the best hotels, restaurants, and unforgettable things to do, curated by the travel experts at AFAR.


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