Wednesday, December 9, 2009
Everyone is looking for value-added these days, beyond a stale continental breakfast. Now visitors to Islamorada and the rest of the Florida Keys can earn a free* companion airfare certificate simply by staying at a participating property like Pines and Palms.
Most hotels require a 2 or 3 night minimum and may have other requirements so be sure to inquire. Just click HERE to see all the participating hotels and get your free ticket.
* Valid for travel within the continental 48 United States. Certificates available at participating properties now through March 31, 2010.
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
The Overseas Highway is now an All-American Road and the only one in Florida (we knew that)!
The designation was announced recently by the U.S. Transportation Secretary and a plaque was presented during a ceremony in Washington, D.C.
It's the highest recognition possible under the National Scenic Byways program established by Congress in 1991.
Originally completed in 1938, the Overseas Highway incorporates 42 bridges over the waters of the Atlantic Ocean, Florida Bay and the Gulf of Mexico. They include the Seven Mile Bridge at Marathon, which stretches 6.79 miles across open water and was referred to on its completion as "the eighth wonder of the world."
To earn All-American Road status, a road must possess characteristics of national significance and features that don't exist elsewhere, making it a visitor destination in itself.
Sunday, August 16, 2009
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Monday, July 27, 2009
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Wednesday, July 8, 2009
It couldn't happen any sooner... fishing captains, tour operators, retailers, hoteliers, and everyone associated with tourism (most everyone here) can't wait for Islamorada's Cheeca Lodge & Spa to reopen this December 15th.
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Saturday, April 18, 2009
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
Thursday, February 19, 2009
Driving over the bridges through Islamorada, it’s hard not to notice an increasing number of Kiteboarders taking advantage of the island breeze.
This unique, high-flying, extreme sport has been gaining popularity over the past few years, and has found a home right here in the heart of Islamorada. Fueled by wind, and driven with muscle and mind, these new age wind surfers rip across the water, and flip into the air making the sport worth watching from the shore or by boat.
Or better yet, try it yourself! Beginner lessons are now being offered and include the kite, and everything you need to get started. Although I have yet to try it, I’ve heard first hand the sport is nothing short of addicting. Maybe I’ll give it a shot the next time it’s too windy to fish.