A Florida Keys Map Is The Key
To Planning Your Florida Vacation
A Florida Keys map is just one of the first things you'll need to help plan your vacation.
If you're arriving from a different country, then most likely you have no idea of what to expect once you arrive in Florida.
This means you're going to need some tools to help you easily plan your Florida Keys vacation.
Below I've listed some of the 'essentials' that can make planning a Florida Keys vacation fun, and a true success.
I've also provided links to the products I've researched for you.
Taking advantage of some of these travel tools will not only give you a better idea of what the Keys are like, you'll know what you're going to be doing once you get there.
You'll also be able to save yourself some money, and while you're planning your Florida vacation, even have a little 'holiday at home!'
Florida & Florida Keys Map
Florida Keys & Everglades Travel DVD's
So let's start at square one, which is a Florida Keys map. Without a
map to sit down with, it'll be difficult to properly plan your trip.
A map, laid out on the table or floor with everyone gathered around, it is the real kick-off for your Florida Keys vacation. A Florida Keys map
will let you see where Key West
is in relation to Key Largo.
A Florida Keys map let's you count up the miles. You can see the different islands, the water and bridges. You can find popular destinations, including State Parks like John Pennekamp
and certain Florida Keys attractions.
A Florida Keys map is the single best tool to help put the whole region into perspective. I love maps because for me, they bring the area alive, making everything suddenly real and tangible.
Most likely this is your first vacation to the Florida Keys, so this website will be your personal guide. Even our visitors who've been to the Keys many times, find useful travel tips and information on fun Florida attractions and activities
Reading about something is one of the most comprehensive ways you can go about planning a vacation. However, being able to 'see' the area with a Florida Keys map, and a video or DVD will make it come alive. This combination can go a long way in helping you prepare for your vacation in Florida Keys.
Since there never seems to be enough time when vacationing, you need to maximize the days you have. To do this you need to properly plan your holiday activities in advance.
Watching a DVD or video about the Florida Keys, and the Everglades can make all the difference in the world in terms of knowing what to expect, and what to do when you get here.
The selection of Florida DVD's listed here are just s sampling of the broad spectrum available to you through Amazon.com.
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If you're coming to the Florida Keys and you're going to spend time throughout the whole region, and not just Key West, you need to consider a trip to Everglades National Park.
The distance from Key Largo to the Everglades National Park
main entrance where Ernest Coe Visitor Center is located, is only about an hour. The time spent will be well worth it, and the memories will be incredible.
If you plan on spending any time in Miami you may also want to consider looking at one of the videos or DVD's that Amazon.com has for that beautiful city.
Using a map of Florida Keys to plan your vacation gets you in the mood for where you're going and what you're going to see.
When we plan a holiday, I've always got at least two good maps of the area. We've done research on the internet, we've watched a few videos on the subject, and we have a strong sense of the region. This helps us decide which attractions and activities we would really enjoy, and which ones we probably wouldn't.
It also enhances the sense of anticipation, of what we'll be doing and experiencing on our vacation!
Florida Keys Travel Guide
My husband and I learned the hard way on one of our trips. Believe me, there's nothing worse than discovering at the very end of your vacation that you missed out on doing a couple of things you really wanted to do.
If we'd taken the time to plan our trip, we'd have known about these other activities before it was too late. We'd have swapped out some of the things we did for ones we would have enjoyed more, and the end result would have been a much better vacation experience.
In today's age of internet access being virtually everywhere, you have a portable travel guide in the palm of your hand, backpack, or purse. Being able to quickly reference the things you'll be seeing and doing helps keep you organized and ensures you don't miss doing one of the activities you had planned on.
Taking some time before you leave on your Florida vacation to quickly prepare a day by day itinerary with the activities and attractions you'd like to see and do will keep you on track. If you keep a list of the names, addresses and phone numbers of the attractions you're interested in, you'll have everything in one convenient spot.
You can also use our listings of restaurants and bars found under "Eats and Drinks" on the Navigation Bar to the left. This will help you find a variety of places to dine or party at, and our listings cover the length of the Florida Keys.
Since restaurants can come and go quickly, and they often have odd operating hours, I suggest you always phone first. This just ensures they'll be open when you plan on arriving.
Years ago I used to carry travel books and travel guides with me, but two things happened. The books were heavy and I either had to carry them in my hands or put them in my purse. Neither of these options were particularly satisfactory after a few days.
I had looked at different travel books to put on the website for your convenience, but the various product reviews typically indicated that the information was either sadly lacking or was outdated.
Unfortunately that's the problem with travel books and websites that aren't maintained. Their information quickly becomes stale and obsolete. Times change, and when you're on a vacation, you want reliable information so you can avoid driving all over the region looking for restaurants, bars, and area attractions that no longer exist.
We work to keep our website current but should you find any information that is no longer accurate, please use our "Contact Us" Form
so we can update the information.
Getting around an area you're not familiar with can be frustrating. It's not like at home where you know the quickest way to get to where you want to go. In unfamiliar territory you need to be prepared so you don't spend valuable time traveling around in circles.
The best way to manage your time is to use your planned itinerary as your Florida travel guide. Then when you're out exploring, cross check facts against your internet travel guide, and you'll find you'll be able to maximize your vacation time to the fullest.
Don't forget to add our web address www.florida-keys-vacation.com
to your Bookmarks so you'll be able to quickly and easily pull up any information you need on your trip to the Florida Keys.
Another Idyllic Florida Keys Vacation
State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory, Mary Lou Norwood
A Florida Keys vacation means something different to everyone. Perhaps your idea of the perfect holiday is to spend countless hours basking in the sun on a beautiful Florida Keys beach.
For others it may be battling it out with a variety of feisty Florida Keys fish.
Perhaps it'll be the thrill of exploring the beautiful coral reefs,
tropical fish, and numerous shipwrecks
that litter the bottom of the ocean.
No matter where your interests lie, the key to your successful Florida vacation is planning. A Florida Keys map, DVD's, the internet and our website as your Florida Keys travel guide, will make it possible for you to see and do what you want on your Florida Keys vacation.