Florida Keys Travel Guide

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Do you dream of a tropical destination with the best food, best drinks, and the best fun-in-the-sun experiences? Look no further than the Florida Keys.

I’ve RV’d up and down the Keys more times than I can count. Key Largo was the place where I fell in love with being on the paddleboard and Fort Zachary Taylor was where I got to see the ocean come alive beneath the surface. Bahia Honda is where I repeatedly see Manatees. I feel like they’re following me at this point.

But figuring out where the best spots are takes years and years of travel.

I know planning a trip to the Florida Keys can be a lot of work.

That’s why I created this guide.

This guidebook and interactive Google map gives you an overview of how to travel from one island to the next, where to stay (RV parks + brick and mortar) and what to see in one easy-to-reference place so you can make the most out of your trip. Other books and guides out there don’t include a downloadable map even though they try to be everything to everyone, in the end, end up telling you nothing.

My advice comes from years of on-the-ground and in-the-water-experience. I’ve been to the Keys multiple times every year for the past 11 years. I’ve booked trips for friends and family and led tours for a former company before I wrote this guide.

Because of weather events, the Keys change every year. What might have been open in 2021 is no longer because of Hurricane Ian. We are living in a new age of travel and anything written prior to 2021 is outdated.

It takes someone who visits multiple times per year to write a proper, up to date guide.

This guidebook is made from the heart – from one traveler to another – and is filled with the specific, practical information I wished I had when I planned my first and second trip to the Keys.

Whether you’re a first-time visitor or a seasoned veteran looking to uncover new adventures, consider me your personal concierge to the Keys.

How This Guide Will Help You

  • Skip the tourist traps and dive straight into the heart of the Keys with curated recommendations from a seasoned explorer. From must-visit attractions to off-the-beaten-path gems, I’ll show you the real essence of the islands.


  • Get the inside scoop on the best places to eat, drink, and unwind like a local. Whether you’re craving fresh seafood by the waterfront or a laid-back tiki bar where the cocktails flow freely, I’ll guide you to the spots that capture the authentic spirit of the Keys.
  • Embark on unforgettable experiences, from snorkeling in pristine coral reefs to kayaking through mangrove mazes teeming with wildlife. Discover that the Keys offer a playground for every adventurer.


  • From navigating island hopping to finding the perfect accommodation, I’ll arm you with practical advice to ensure a seamless and stress-free journey from start to finish. Say goodbye to travel headaches and hello to smooth sailing in paradise.
  • You’ll learn which season is right for you and how to pack.
  • Included in this guide is a downloadable Google map of over 100 pinned locations with every experience, restaurant, cafe, insta-worthy attractions, and even some things to do with kids that you never would’ve expected.
  • 100+ pages of not only my favorite things to do but also the best time to visit and how to pack depending on the season.
  • With detailed information, you’ll know all the options for getting around the Florida Keys.
  • You’ll get inspired for your trip with my list of hundreds of activities!
  • You’ll see how Florida Keys isn’t only about palm trees and beautiful beaches!
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Get The Most Detailed Travel Guide To Florida Keys!

This guide will help you navigate each island like a local, find the best sunsets, foodie spots, and jaw-dropping views that will exceed your expectations.

Meet Your Florida Keys Trip Planner

Hi! I’m Anne and I’m the founder of Floridakeyscamping.com. I’ve planned hundreds of trips over the last 11 years for clients, friends and family. I’ve traveled all over the world in search of good food, great drinks, and the most jaw-dropping experiences this planet has to offer. That usually brings me to the incredibly beautiful Florida Keys. Here I am below out for a run at Curry Hammock State Park and paddle boarding at John Pennekamp (btw, you can also access Pennekamp on the water from Key Largo Kampground).  From Key West sunsets with fresh seafood to Cuban cafes in Islamorada, the Keys offer a vibrant culinary scene waiting to be explored. 

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Florida Keys Travel Guide Frequently Asked Questions

Forget about those generic travel guides that promise the world but deliver little more than outdated advice. Let’s face it, if it’s written before 2020, it’s practically ancient history in the fast-paced world of travel. But fear not, because I’ve got you covered with a guide that’s as fresh as the sea breeze.

Welcome to the future of travel guides. It’s time to explore the Florida Keys on your terms.

It is only available as an ebook and Google map. You’ll be able to save this guide to your phone, Kindle, iPad, or computer so can easily access it on your travels!

Although we’ve compiled a wealth of valuable insights about the Florida Keys, our collection is far from exhaustive when it comes to accommodations, dining options, or tour suggestions. We understand that travelers seek comprehensive guidance, including the ideal time to visit and packing tips for travel to the Florida Keys—all the essentials you’d typically find in a trusty guidebook. That’s why we’re committed to enhancing our resources to provide a more thorough and enriching experience for your sunkissed adventure.