Pirates, pina coladas, salsa music, and sailing was an experience calling our name.
That’s the type of call you pick up.
Finally, I had made my way to Miami (with a girl I’d just met) and was prepared to road trip and sail the Florida Keys with someone I had yet to meet.
Somehow, it was perfect.
You would think it would be impossible to be unhappy road tripping and sailing the Florida Keys with the right people. Happy is an understatement!
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Here’s how to do it:
1. Pick an Awesome Group of People, and Hop in a Car with Them
Have you ever spent time with someone that you felt like you can be yourself around? All of yourself?
Now multiply that by a party of three, having met through social media and each knowing each other only just then.
We hopped into a black convertible jeep on a day as hot as the city itself. Miami to Key West… let’s go!
Because we booked a jeep through Tons of Fun Tours, we were free to stop wherever we wanted, exploring the keys at the comfort of our leisure.
With the breeze blowing, the music blasting, and a stuffed shark pet between us, we made our way from Miami to Marathon, Florida.
2. Catch the Sunset in Marathon, Florida
I think mother nature is teaching us how to color.
Staying and catching the sunset at the Faro Blanco Resort and Yacht Club.
3. Eat Local Fish and Indulge in a Florida Keys Culinary Experience
Best Restaurans in Marathon, Florida:
Lighthouse Grill, Faro Blanco Resort and Yacht Club
Best Restaurant in Key West, Florida
You probably caught photos of my favorite meals on Snapchat (TravelBreak) — it’s a cocktail and seafood haven.
4. Sail the Florida Keys. Be a mermaid.
Soak in the sunshine with Sunset Sail Key West.
5. Do the iconic (cliche, but worth it) tourist attractions.
Drive/ Walk the Seven Mile Bridge.
Catch the sunset at the Key West pier.
Sunbathe at Fort Zachary, the “best” beach in the Florida Keys.
Where to stay?
For an apartment style resort suite, consider the Marriott Key West Beach Side, who partnered with us to share the gorgeous Florida Keys. I spend a lot of time in the hotel room catching up on work (the world is my office), so staying somewhere that I really enjoy is important to me :)
Thank you to Matthew Karsten, Expert Vagabond, and Lauren for being so awesome!
Lauren is a food and wine expert based in Napa Valley, California. Follow her for Bloody Mary’s and Burgers on Instagram.
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