The Florida Keys


Can we describe how much we love those lovely islands that extend off the southeastern tip of the Florida peninsula? From Key Largo to Islamorada, from bustling Marathon to Cudjoe, these tropical isles lure us back time and again. We hope you enjoy these Florida Keys blos posts as much as we've enjoyed writing them. Interested in Key West? Check out new Key West webpage.


December 18, 2018

Do you love tales of island life? Stories of rum runners and duelists and courageous souls who lived large? What about Florida Keys history?

If you answered yes to the above...

December 4, 2018

If you love the Florida Keys, chances are you've spent time in Islamorada, that collection of small, beautiful islands just south of Key Largo. And if you've come to love t...

January 9, 2017

Sandy beaches in the Florida Keys aren't a dime a dozen, but in the Key Largo we've discovered a little gem that where locals love to go.

July 3, 2015

This week our Florida Keys getaway started off in Islamorada, and finished up in Key Largo. Today we're saying good-bye (for now) to the Upper Keys and heading north to hom...

July 2, 2015

One of the attractions the Island Runaways didn't want to miss on this latest tropical getaway -- to the fabulous Florida Keys -- was the History of Diving Museum. Located...

July 1, 2015


You know how it is when you're traveling, especially in the islands? Sometimes you come across a business or outfit that just doesn't care, or that disappoints you...and t...

June 30, 2015

With a travel blog named "Island Runaways," is it any surprise that on the first leg of our tropical getaway to the beautiful Florida Keys we've been staying at Islander Re...

June 29, 2015

The Island Runaways have escaped to the Upper Keys many times, but one destination here we've never explored is mysterious Indian Key. Located in the Islamorada Village of...

March 19, 2015

There are folks who think Islamorada is not just a place: it’s a state of mind. They may be right. All the Florida Keys posses their own unique island beauty, yet Islamorad...

March 5, 2015

Key Largo waits off the southern tip of Florida like a palm-fringed oasis. Surrounded by sea as clear and blue as the Caribbean, this tropical island continues to be a favo...

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