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Living just about four hours away from the scenic and entertaining Key West, it is an affordable and fun vacation were you can forget about the hustle and bustle and most importantly, stress.
If you live in Miami, for under $50 you can hop on a bus and it will drive you to paradise.
Personally, this weekend, it was my sixth time visiting the island and I must say there is always something new to experience and enjoy. Whether it is fun, entertainment or relaxation that you desire, the island has you covered.
On my recent trip, I enjoyed the island with just spending a few hours in the area. For just $10 apiece, I rode a bike with my girlfriend and rode around for about 7 hours. So, I worked out and ventured around the island.
First stop, Fort Zachary Taylor, where you pay $2.50 and have access to the beach and can take a look at history by taking a stroll at the fort. If you head out to the beach, wear proper footwear because there is an abundance of rocks once you enter the water. You don’t want to forget sun block, which unfortunately, we did, but thankfully some kind tourist let us borrow theirs.
For a great lunch, you can head out to the Roof Top Café right in front of Mallory Square, where you can enjoy the view of the island. I am a health nut, so I ordered the Turkey Robin, which includes turkey, Swiss cheese and onions on a wheat toast along with Cole slaw and French fries. No, I didn’t eat the fries. That dish will cost you about $12, but it’ll suffice your hunger.
Now, riding bike around town will get you thirsty, so you want to indulge on a cold drink. For drinks, head on over to the Flying Monkeys Saloon, where they have a variation of cold drinks including chocolate and banana or pineapple and orange citrus mixed in with rum. It is not like your common cold drinks served at either Wet Willies or Fat Tuesdays. The Citrus and pineapple is sweet with a piece of orange and pineapple. The drink is very potent, so don’t drink too much and be cautious of not conducting a vehicle.
Thankfully, I went during a time of lots of events; one being the Battle of the bars, where different bar employees battled against themselves, while under the influence all for charity. Folks dressed like star troopers, nurses and Harry Potter ran an obstacle course all, while indulging on beer.
But, before you depart the island you must try a key lime pie from Kermit’s. You’ll thank me later.
Key West is ventures; so make sure you enjoy every minute of it. Trust me, you’ll forget about your worries.
For more information visit http://www.florida-keys-vacation.com.

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