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January 17, 2019

For several decades, the Overseas Railway took visitors from the mainland of Florida to Key West. Today, the railroad is long gone, but there are many places along the road where you can see remnants of it, such as the old bridges. Here are three places where you can s...

August 9, 2018

Are there alligators in the Florida Keys? The short answer is: yes, but not many.

A study in the 1980s found approximately 130 alligators in the entirety of the Florida Keys. However, over 50 of these alligators were hatchlings and juveniles. If you want to see an allig...

July 26, 2018

If you drive the Overseas Highway from Key Largo to Key West, you cross 42 bridges along the way. Over the course of the road’s 113 miles, 18.8 are spent on bridges—that means you spend over 15% of the trip on bridges. Many of the bridges have interesting stories, but...

July 12, 2018

Maybe nothing is more associated with the Florida Keys than water – it surrounds the island chain and is inescapable if you are on any of the Keys. Despite the ocean, freshwater in the Keys is a rarity – so rare, in fact, that the islands are almost entirely devoid of...

May 24, 2018

This week, the Florida Keys were in the news for a great white shark patrolling the waters off of the islands. However, these rare visitors to the islands are not the only wild dangers in the Florida Keys. It turns out, the islands are full of plants and animals that c...

March 29, 2018

As you leave the mainland driving toward Key Largo on the Overseas Highway headed to the Florida Keys, you face a choice: take the main road to Key Largo, U.S. 1, or take Card Sound Road. The trip via Card Sound Road is longer by about 13 miles, but is it worth it? Def...

March 8, 2018

March 11 is Key Deer Awareness Day. Key deer are small deer who live on several islands in the Florida Keys. While there is some disagreement as to whether key deer are just very small white-tailed deer or a subspecies of white-tailed deer, one this is for sure: these...

March 6, 2018

This week, we published updates to 101 Travel Bits: The Florida Keys and the Overseas Highway (including post-Hurricane Irma information). In honor of that, we here at 101 Travel Bits thought it would be a great time for some fun facts about the highway which connects...

January 30, 2018

Are you planning a trip to the Florida Keys? Here are five travel tips to help make your trip to the Florida Keys a trip you will never forget!

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