Stretching south from Miami, the Florida Keys have long attracted tourists for their sunshine, beaches and bars.
The subtropical group of islands are renowned for their history, through tales of pirates and characters such as Ernest Hemingway and Tennessee Williams.
This book offers a selection of walks and insider tips on the Florida Keys, taking you on a journey from pre-history, through their discovery in 1513, and the many stories and people who have shaped the chain’s history. Discover the historic bars, natural habitats, pirate stories, and commercial exploits, as well as a complete section of tips on where to eat, drink and sleep.
Michelle Sheldone is a travel, history and conservation writer for publications and agencies throughout the United States and in Canada. She has worked as a Family Circle magazine editor and a Scripps Treasure Coast Newspapers reporter, and has contributed to publications such as The Miami Herald and South Florida Sun-Sentinel. Michelle resided in the Florida Keys for eight years. This travel guide reflects the voices of many who live in and love the area.
Clear maps and walking routes in all parts of the islands. Plan your walk by theme Museum and attraction opening times Historic eating, drinking and hotel suggestions Guidance to all of the famous and unknown historic spots.