Spotlight on the Fabulous Florida Keys!
Hotel Selection Ideas
Bars & Restaurants
Things to See
Where to go for the best possible Florida Vacation?
Historical Bike Tours Ride
Boat Fuel Stop at Bud & Mary's Marina
Drinking Wine is a Big Deal on Duval
We loved the Personalized Treatment
Key Largo Waterfront Vacation
This is my favorite Art Store
Value Hotel around Mile Marker 100
RV Travel Campers Southernmost Home
Places for Florida Keys Scuba
Upper End of Duval Street
Best of the Fishing Vacation Hotels
Perfectly Balanced Flavors
Mile Marker Zero Rooftop Bar
Key Largo Boater Friendly Restaurants
Public Boatramp at Mile Marker 87
Lots to learn about Tavernier Island
Treasure the Tranquility of Cottage Vacations
Water Clarity is a Blessing of Florida Keys Beaches
Florida Keys Seafood Recipes
We receive a lot of questions from visitors on what are the most popular seafood dishes in the Florida Keys. Here are some wonderful recipes to add to your website's list of Florida Recipes. All are simple and relatively easy, just add your own favorite spices at the end or pick up a container of Melinda's Seafood Habanero Sauce. That is the sauce made specifically for Conch, Mullet, Blue Fin Tuna, Flounder, Yellowfin Tuna, and Gulf shrimp.
Eating the Fresh Seafood
Our food pick winners. Seafood Paella (Florida Keys casserole with shrimp, sea scallops, mussels, chicken, mahi-mahi, sausage, peas, key lime juice, with spicy yellow rice). Lobster Pasta (Florida Keys lobster, shrimp, sauteed with fresh mushrooms, herbs, key lime juice, brandy, cream sauce, with linguine pasta). Calypso Shrimp Linguine (Shrimp sauteed with garlic, scallions, creole spices, red onion, key lime juice, cream, pasta). Fresh Havana (Catch of the day which is typically mahi-mahi sauteed with chorizo caper-garlic tomato sauce, red onion, key lime juice). Coconut Shrimp Dinner (Jumbo shrimp, coconut breaded then golden-fried with citrus mustard sauce, key lime juice, broccoli, and island rice).
Alternatives to the Orlando Theme Parks
So many folks coming to town or locals need cheap fun away from the theme parks. Putt-Putt golf is a sweet choice and it is also really fun to do at night, instead of heading back to the parks. Orlando has some really nice mini golf places over there along International Drive. We are big fans of the shows and events at Disney, the Lion King is awesome.
What are Florida's Most Popular Martinis
The tropical lifestyle flows right over to the way drinks are made. Here is what is hot for a tasty martini. Fly Me To The Moon (Van Gogh Blue Vodka, Cointreau, Watermelon Pucker, sour mix, pineapple juice). Grape Crush (Three Olives Grape Vodka, Grape Pucker, sour mix, 7-up). Blue Agave Martini (Herradura Silver Tequila, Blue Curacao, Agave Nectar, lime juice, grapefruit juice). Wild Cherry Cosmo (Stoli Wild Cherry Vodka, Cointreau, cranberry juice). Cookies and Cream (Three Olives Vanilla Vodka, ChocoVine and Cream, cookie crusted rim). Grape Bomb (Three Olives Grape Vodka, Red Bull Energy Drink, grenadine). Lemon Drop (Svedka Citron, Cointreau, sour mix, lemon juice). Goose Cosmo (Grey Goose Orange, Cointreau, cranberry juice). Almond Joy (Three Olives Vanilla Vodka, Bacardi Rock Coconut Rum, Chocolate Liqueur, coconut shavings). Cucumber (Hendricks Gin, simple syrup, sour mix, cucumbers).
So impressed with Zip Lines, Fireworks, Daytona Happy Hours & Hippies!
I saw the motto for Daytona just the week before we left. Yes, it was Zip Lines, Beer Specials, Festivals & Hippies! What a very cool city that promotes itself so hip. The city does have that island vibe. Our focus was on enjoying the cool ocean breezes, cocktail in hand, with a hotel that had a big pool. KEY POINT: Make sure you get a nice oceanfront swimming pool, we learned that last year. The other key to vacations is spending homework time learning about the sounds of top local bands. With YouTube it is easy, and then you can better pick your bar for classic rock, jazz, R&B, country, pop and reggae. Remember, music is huge along the shoreline and you can walk the beach at night and leave the car in the hotel parking lot. Way cool! Do not miss the Bandshell bands every Saturday Night at 7pm. Just trying to help the Daytona Beach Florida Vacation Travelers. Welcome to Florida!
Kids go crazy with the Cookies and Sticky Buns
Expect a full featured fun spot, one for the entire family to experience
Boats on the docks have the best parking place for cocktails and fish dinners
I love to get out on the water to enjoy some great weather and even better fishing