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    • Are there any good coffee shops in Fort Lauderdale other than Starbucks?

      Fort Lauderdale May 7, 2015 at 1:30 PM

      Hello,

      I am from Tampa and will be heading to Fort Lauderdale in a couple of weeks. I usually enjoy independent coffee shops that offer fresh roasted small batch coffee brewed through a French press. I have done some research on yelp and came up with a few local places. If anyone else knows of a good spot please let me know. Here is what I found:

      Sip Java Co - (formally Brew Urban Café) @ 638 N Federal Highway Fort Lauderdale FL. I heard that they carry Intelligentsia, Anodyne and Wells Coffee (all small roasted batches from around the world and you can brew them with a few different methods). Free wifi and good snacks or all day food offerings, tons of seating indoors and outdoors. Very quiet with free parking out front.

      Brew Urban Café - 537 NW 1st Avenue in the art district. They are located in an art studio called C&I studios. Quiet and good locally roasted coffee too.

      Warsaw Coffee Company - 245 E 13th St Fort Lauderdale FL. New coffee shop with lots of seating. They also offer locally roasted coffee from Argyle and have a bakery which pumps out some original and unique pastries. A little more on the pricey side of things and parking is limited.

      The Alchemist - They are located in Wilton Manors which is about a 15 minute drive from Fort Lauderdale. They have a good variety of coffee and pump out some good sandwiches.

      These are some of the best places to enjoy coffee. If you all have any additional info please reply!

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    • Commuting Orlando to Auburndale / Lakeland

      Orlando May 4, 2015 at 7:57 AM

      Hello,

      I've yet to find a good answer to this question.

      I will be starting a new job in Auburndale, FL and planned to commute from the north side of Orlando (near I-4). I understand I-4 could potentially be a nightmare during rush hour, but does it depend on the direction you're going?

      Traveling south (I-4 W) during morning traffic and north (I-4 E) in afternoon traffic. Will I generally be going against heavy traffic? Estimated time typically says near 1 hour. Would you expect this to be higher, or relatively accurate?

      I appreciate any insight you could offer...Thanks!

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    • Honeymoon Destination

      Key West May 3, 2015 at 7:45 PM

      Where is the best spot to stay on a honeymoon?

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    • port of Miami hotel rooms

      Miami Apr 28, 2015 at 2:56 PM

      Any in the 250 range that have a view of the cruise ships coming into the port? Thanks 

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    • Extended Stay America

      Jacksonville May 23, 2015 at 9:07 AM

      I am going to work at the Naval Air Station in Jax. I will stay temporarily at Extended Stay America on Western Way. Did I pick a fairly safe area?

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    • Transport to Clearwater Beach

      Orlando May 10, 2015 at 6:16 AM

      What transport is available from Orlando International Airport to Clearwater Beach please?

       

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      Transportation South Beach to Miami Seaquarium?

      Miami May 19, 2015 at 4:57 PM

      I will be staying in South Beach Miami next Friday and Saturday morning. Originally I was planning on just hanging out at the beach, Lincoln Road Mall, Ocean Drive, etc. but now I think a change of pace might be nice. I was doing some reading and I'm thinking about visiting Miami Seaquarium. I know there are some mixed reviews of the place, but I think it's mostly from people comparing it to SeaWorld and I haven't been anywhere like that before so I think I'll enjoy it. :)

      The problem is it /is/ a little expensive at $42/ticket, so I'm only going to do it if there's a cheaper public transportation option I can take there. It looks like a cab ride would be $24-30 each way and I'd rather not make this a $100 excursion. Is there like a bus route or something I could take? If so, how much would it cost and how long would it take? Thanks in advance for any suggestions!

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      What is the name of the Pirate Themed restaurant in Orlando

      Orlando May 7, 2015 at 11:48 AM

      Its the same idea as the medieval times place, but pirate themed, we went recently and I'd like to leave a review.

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    • Hotel or overnight stay in Florida Keys

      by tomdow50 Online Now Jan 27, 2015 at 7:28 AM

      I will be motorcycling to Key west Florida in Late March or April of 2015. I have been checking some hotels and they are awful expensive. Does anyone have any suggestions on were to stay for a night or 2 in the Florida Keys?

      Thanks

      Tom

      2 Answers Jan 27, 2015 at 8:23 PM
    • traffic during holidays

      by linjimnoble Online Now Jun 7, 2014 at 9:08 AM

      what holidays have the most traffic

      5 Answers Jun 8, 2014 at 2:09 PM
    • Going to Key Largo

      by venum1984 Online Now Jun 1, 2014 at 10:32 AM

      Plan to snorkel with the wife, not deep sea or anything just around our resort and at other locations.. Is there anywhere you highly recommend we snorkel at that we can just go from the land w/o boat. Also I am looking on Amazon at snorkel sets, is it best to just buy from on there and take with or buy once in the keys?

      3 Answers Jun 5, 2014 at 9:29 AM
    • Key Largo in 17 days, quick questions

      by venum1984 Online Now May 31, 2014 at 10:21 PM

      1)We are staying at a resort that has both a kitchen and bbq for us that is located in Key Largo. Where is the best place to buy a weeks worth of groceries where you will get both the most bang for your buck, as well as quality items?

      2)Driving from Key Largo to Key West on average during a weekday say at 9am, does it take the full 2 hours google maps says it does?

      3)Where is the best place to buy general store items, mainly snorkels, fishing pole, and any other just general items? Should we buy on the mainland or once in the keys?

      4)What is a MUST DO item that a couple has to do on their first trip to the keys?

      5 Answers Jun 1, 2014 at 10:26 AM
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      Fl. Keys or the Bahamas?

      by staryeyeddreamer Online Now May 30, 2014 at 5:54 AM

      My husbands friend wants to go to the Bahamas on a group vacation, my husband and I live in Florida and were looking at prices and it seems like the Florida keys would fit better into our budget. My question is which would be a better vacation the Bahamas or the Florida keys? There would be two couples, my 6 month old daughter and a one other friend. I don't mind spending a little more for better memories. Thanks a million and happy travels 

      4 Answers May 30, 2014 at 9:51 AM
    • About how much

      by mnmmlt Online Now May 20, 2014 at 8:36 AM

      About how much money would I spend total on a vacation to the key west? (Including food, hotel, gas, activities)

      3 Answers May 20, 2014 at 11:10 AM
    • Places to stay

      by Gareth65 Online Now Mar 24, 2014 at 8:38 AM

      Hello...We are taking our holiday in May, and after spending the first two nights in Miami's South Beach area, we're heading to the Keys. We want to see as much as possible in 2-3 days before travelling on. Could you please recommend a good area to stay and also any recommendations for hotels / motels to stay.

      Thanks in advance for your help.

      3 Answers Mar 24, 2014 at 11:56 AM
    • Best Key to stay for 3, 30 year old women.

      by bossapplesauce Online Now Mar 11, 2014 at 3:19 PM

      My sister, cousin and I are headed to the keys the first weekend of May. We will be staying 3 days and 3-4 nights. We are doing our open water scuba dives for certification as well as trying to fit in one additional dive. I am looking for a great place (key) to stay that isn't a tourist mecca, and isn't filled with college kids, but is still fun. We'll be splitting our time diving, hanging at the beach and exploring. A place that has a small bit of nightlife would be awesome but again, not looking for the "drag" of college bars and tourists that key west is known for.

      Any suggestions on which key to call home base, unique accommodations, must see detours would be greatly appreciated.

    • is the gulf coast of the keys buggy?

      by trishianna423 Online Now Jan 14, 2014 at 11:55 AM

      we want to rent a house in marathon, but it's the first time we're considering the gulf coast, and i'm a little nervous about the bugs. we're renting the last week of august.
      thanks!

      8 Answers Feb 3, 2014 at 12:20 PM
    • Need a vacation home!!!

      by Shellbell81 Online Now Jan 11, 2014 at 8:30 AM

      My family and i will be vacationing somewhere in the keys March 22-29, 2014. We have been looking online for rental homes and we are very overwhelmed! Does any have any suggestions... we are looking for a home that will accomodate 10 adults and 3 children. We prefer waterfront of some type and a pool for kiddies. Any help will be greatly appreciated :)

      5 Answers Jan 11, 2014 at 5:32 PM
    • Mid February trip, low key activities

      by Beachcomber543 Online Now Jan 10, 2014 at 8:08 AM

      My husband and I are in our mid 50's, will be visiting the Keys in Feb. We prefer less crowded, more relaxed areas. I enjoy exploring the beach, have never snorkeled but want to try it. I would also like to see sea turtles. We are not interested in nightlife - bars, clubs. Would like to kayak. Hoping for some recommendations!

      14 Answers Jan 16, 2014 at 11:52 AM
    • Road tripping next week from the Chicago, IL Area to Key West, FL for Fantasy Fest.

      by Abmer22 Online Now Oct 17, 2013 at 11:04 AM

      We have drove down two other times but I am looking for some off the beaten path stops to make on our way. Can you please tell me where you suggest we stop? Also, we have never done a tour or boating day trip in the keys and I would love to plan one as a surprise for my boyfriend.

      3 Answers Oct 18, 2013 at 7:54 AM
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      Where to stay - any hidden gems?

      by mickey.p Online Now Oct 14, 2013 at 1:26 PM

      We are arriving into Fort Lauderdale at 9.30pm on 31st December and driving to the Keys, looking for somewhere to stay for 2 nights, Islamorada we are told is 2 hours drive from FLL and we found the Hampton Inn & Suites which seems nice but somethings not clicking with it - not sure what though.

      Are there any hidden gems in the keys that anyone can recommend? We stayed at the Outrigger in Fort Myers which is the type we like, nothing glitzy but beach front, Wifi and clean for a reasonable price!

      I know its New Year and busy so asking a lot but this site has delivered a few gems to me before!

      We are looking to drive down to Key West at some point but not stay there as we know that they have a big party on NYE!

      11 Answers Oct 15, 2013 at 5:40 PM
    • La siesta resort

      by Esuzanneperry Online Now Jun 11, 2013 at 8:27 AM

      Has anyone stayed at this resort recently. I'm trying to figure out if the rooms that have the "resort view" will be ok.....
      Thank you...

      2 Answers Jun 11, 2013 at 10:23 AM
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      I'm seeking local knowledge for my transition. Help?

      by bo12au Online Now Jan 18, 2013 at 5:36 AM

      I plan on moving to the keys the beginning of Feb. Starting fresh. I am a USMC Veteran seeking peace and serenity from the former madness. I am in my twenties with no kids, or mortgage holding me back from my plan, just a lack of local knowledge of the islands. And i have a very tight budget. My original plan was to move to key west, live in a tent, find work, move up the ladder etc. After further research, it seems like key west is not the wisest place to begin my new life. I am now looking into maybe starting in the upper keys. I want to work at a Marina or as a mate on a fishing charter boat. With my final goal being to purchase my own sailboat. I grew up on a fresh water lake working at a Marina, not the same as salt I understand, but I do have some knowledge of operating boats and some sailing experience. I will work anywhere really to begin with. I am using craigslist to find job openings and a possible place to rent. I need some local advice putting this plan into action. All knowledge would be greatful. Thank you

      15 Answers Jan 18, 2013 at 1:23 PM
    • Only 2 days

      by dianadakini Online Now Aug 11, 2012 at 9:36 PM

      Hello,

      If one has only 2 days to be in the
      Florida Keys, where should one go?

      Thanks
      DD

      6 Answers Apr 7, 2013 at 9:16 AM
    • where to snorkel?

      by komita55 Online Now Jul 23, 2012 at 7:59 PM

      We've snorkeled a lot but never in the keys. It doesn't sound like there's much to snorkel and we definitely need to take a boat. we only are going once so want to make it count! Where is the best snorkeling? off of Key West? Marathon? Pennekamp? somewhere else? Thanks for any advice and information.

      4 Answers Oct 28, 2012 at 5:17 AM
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      Best Snorkeling Reefs?

      by prof.oak Online Now Jul 19, 2012 at 7:35 PM

      Heading down to the Keys in a couple of days and trying to figure out where the best reefs are for snorkeling. We're staying in Tavernier. Any good places? Thanks

      2 Answers Jul 29, 2012 at 10:51 AM
    • are we crazy?

      by thehoop Online Now Mar 5, 2012 at 12:22 PM

      We're planning a trip from Miami through the Keys at the beginning of September. Is this really a bad time to do this due to hurricane season? Thanks.

      7 Answers May 13, 2012 at 12:52 PM
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      Camping in the Keys?

      by boundarybay Online Now Jan 28, 2012 at 10:36 AM

      I am helping my daughter and her best friend plan a trip to the keys. They are 24 yrs old. They fly into Miami. Would a small camper be a good idea? Are there enough campgrounds? The price would be around75 a day and then they would have tbe flexibility to see more. They will be on holiday for 10 days. Feb. 15. - 25

      Thank you for your help!
      cheers!

      3 Answers Jan 28, 2012 at 6:54 PM
    • Staying on a Boat

      by longbeachseal Online Now Nov 21, 2011 at 10:41 AM

      When we were in Key West about 5 years ago, we were making small talk with a bartender one day and he mentioned that there are people who own live-aboard class boats that are harbored in the various Keys and rent them out as alternatives to condos for travelers. He did not have specifics, but we are about to plan a trip down there again in the spring and would very much like to explore that as an option. I have Googled around a LOT and have not really found much so I'm not sure if this is only something done in very small numbers or if I'm just looking in the wrong places. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!

      3 Answers Nov 23, 2011 at 11:26 AM
    • house boating in the keys

      by tslore Online Now Sep 5, 2011 at 2:11 PM

      HAS ANYONE HAVE SOME GOOD INFO ON THIS SUBJECT? WE ARE LOOKING INTO A TRIP NEXT YEAR. LOVE THE BEACH AND SOME ADVENTURE. WANT TO SHELL HUNT, FISH AND MAYBE SOME TREASURE HUNTING WITH A METAL DETECTOR. DONT EVEN KNOW WHERE TO START LOOKING FOR A GOOD RENTAL COMPANY OR A GOOD PLACE TO GO. HELP IF YOU CAN. ANYONE LOOKING FOR INFO ON THE BLACKHILLS OF SOUTH DAKOTA? I CAN HELP WITH THAT.

      1 Answer Sep 5, 2011 at 7:12 PM
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      Diving in the Keys

      by grant1313 Online Now Apr 9, 2011 at 10:10 PM

      I will be in Miami in mid May and am planning to spend Thursday to Sunday in the Florida Keys doing some diving. I will hire a car and drive down and stop at one or two spots depending on what is there.
      I am keen to know where would be the best places in the Keys to go and which dive operators are good, plus mid range accommodation for when I am down there.
      Currently I am thinking that Key Largo is the place I should go but am keen for suggestions

      4 Answers Oct 4, 2011 at 5:11 AM
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      Which Key to visit?

      by lovinoz Online Now Feb 19, 2011 at 9:59 PM

      Hi,

      Doing some forward planning for a two week visit to the Keys in August / September 2012 and wondering if anyone can suggest which Key we should visit. If there are two really spectacular keys, we'd consider stay a week each on two keys.

      Purpose of the trip is to catch up with family and friends in a beautiful location. Rob and I live in Australia and the rest of the family will be coming down from Virginia and central Florida. Total of 10-18 adults and no children. Thinking about renting a couple houses for the visit. Definitely will want a pool and beach access. Nearby good snorkelling spots are a must. I am all about the pristine sand and crystal clear water.

      Hopeful that the keys have that since I've only been to central Florida beach (Cocoa Beach) with the brown unappealing water.

      Anyways ... suggestions would be much appreciated! Especially if you have stayed on more than 1 key and can share your favorite.

      1 Answer Feb 20, 2011 at 1:28 AM
    • Executive Bay Club in Islamorada

      by dqinva Online Now Feb 2, 2011 at 5:37 AM

      I'm thinking of renting a condo for a week at the Executive Bay Club in Islamorada. The description looks like it is pretty nice. I like the fact that there is a private beach. We will have a three year old and an infant with us and having a beach right on the premises where the kids will be able to play in the water is convenient. Has anyone been there? Any information would be helpful - we haven't committed to any place yet.

      1 Answer Feb 2, 2011 at 6:09 AM
    • Best Travel Book

      by katie.franecki Online Now Dec 29, 2010 at 11:37 AM

      I'm planning a keys trip in April. What's the best travel book for the area? I see good reviews for Hidden Florida Keys & also for June Keith's. Any preference?

    • Keys

      by clntrip Online Now Nov 20, 2010 at 4:45 AM

      Experienced, well travelled looking to spend 3-4 months on the Florida keys 2011 Nov. But so many accommodation sites my mind is swimming! Any hints to find somewhere cheap??? Usually in Thailand and maybe we are being unrealistic! Hints and tips from locals much appreciated.

      10 Answers Feb 19, 2011 at 9:22 PM
    • Primitive camping

      by detour2010 Online Now Jun 27, 2010 at 2:51 PM

      Hey guys, a buddy & I are planning a weeklong paddling trip to the Middle Keys area & are looking for some primitive campsites. Any advice? Are they abundant enough for this to be a feasible idea or should we plan on staying in campgrounds or motels? Thanks for the help!

      2 Answers Jun 29, 2010 at 10:38 AM
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      where should i stay for a 4 day road trip miami to key west?

      by PoppyLV Online Now Feb 1, 2010 at 7:10 PM

      where should i stay if i am plannng for a 4 day road trip from miami to key west? should i make a stop and stay overnight at other cities than key west along the way before i reach key west? How many nights should i be spending at key west? which area to stay if i want to be near stuffs (restuarant, the beach) but not in a super tourist trap? is there any good waterfront properties?

      4 Answers Feb 2, 2010 at 1:32 PM
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      visit to grassy key

      by BuonViaggio Online Now Sep 18, 2009 at 2:46 PM

      My daughter just moved to Grassy Key to work at the Dolphin Research Center. We'll be visiting her in late October and her place is too small for overnight guests. I could use some first hand knowledge of local hotels. Everything on tripadvisor looks horrible in Grassy Key. Should I expand my search? Please help!

      1 Answer Sep 18, 2009 at 6:06 PM