Blogs from Islamorada, Florida, United States, North America


North America » United States » Florida » Islamorada January 22nd 2014

Biking in the Florida Keys The Florida Keys Overseas Heritage Trail My experience with biking in the Florida Keys has been with sections of the trail outside of Key West, east and west of Marathon, Islamorada and Key Largo in the month of January when it was “comfortable” Highway 1 is 106 miles (170 km) and the trail is available for most of that distance in some cases on both sides of the highway. In 2014 approximately 80 miles (130 km) of trail was completed and construction was ongoing, especially in Key Largo. The trail varies from sidewalk width, to 10 foot wide asphalt/concrete to some sections of packed gravel A number of sections use the old causeway (built in the early 1900’s) and therefore are as wide as a roadway. Some sections are totally isolated ... read more
7 mile bridge
near marathon

North America » United States » Florida » Islamorada July 17th 2013

On a long time desired trip to the Keys, we arrived to Casa Morada as our first stop. Luckily, One of the managers gave us a complimentary upgrade to a suite with a great Jacuzzi and a cozy beautiful view. 5 minutes after our arrival, we had our bathing suits on, sipping a complimentary mimosa while resting in a chaise longue. We loved that day. :D Casa Morada is a small boutique hotel, they serve complimentary breakfast (if included), a cute small store where you can find the amenities offered throughout the hotel. Before getting there, we looked at so many pictures of Casa Morada, and none of them reflect the absolute beauty of this... read more

North America » United States » Florida » Islamorada April 6th 2013

In the middle of April Islamorada in the Florida Keys was experiencing a cold spell—70 degrees. Residents accepted this as a fierce slap in the face from Mother Nature. In January the average temperature is 74 degrees. Miserably accepting the cold as a personal punishment, they sulked through the streets huddled up in jackets and hats as they passed beneath the shade of the palm trees and shivered under the blazing sun at nearby picnic tables. I sat at the end of a full service oceanside cabaña with a frozen Key Lime Colada in my hand watching the boats troll on the streaks of sunlight glistening off the emerald green of the ocean. I couldn’t remember the last time I wore a strapless dress. I felt exposed as the warm breeze swept up the barstool and ... read more
Sunset at Mile 88
Jhene and I at the Helm.

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