Eye on the World: The Florida Keys

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With beach towel, bug spray and boyfriend in tow, I set out on a road trip across what has to be one of the most scenic roadways in the U.S.—a.k.a. the Overseas Highway—to the Florida Keys, where I was met with warm weather, smiles and all the fish/shrimp tacos I could eat.

The first leg of my trip was spent at Cheeca Lodge in Islamorada, a village of six-islands boasting some of the world’s best sport fishing. Although the elegant, oceanside resort offers a bevy of onsite activities, including a snorkel excursion, sunset cruise and yes, fishing, we found oftentimes found ourselves wandering the property in search of the “share paradise” placards indicating the most photo-worthy selfie stops.

Next, we headed south for Key West where we made ourselves at home in an ocean-facing One-Bedroom Suite with wraparound balcony at the Margaritaville Key West Resort & Marina. Whether we were gazing out on the boat-flecked marina from our balcony or dining by the waterside at the Latitudes restaurant on nearby Sunset Key (guests can take a complimentary ferry here), it seems we always had the perfect seat for the evening sunset spectacular. Speaking of water, we found plenty of watersports to participate in throughout our time in They Keys from jet skiing in Islamorada to parasailing in Key West. Take a trip down my (not-so-distant) memory lane in one of my favorite photos slideshows to date.