I was so excited when I booked my ticket for a winter escape from Washington DC. We flew to Fort Lauderdale from where we rented a car and hit the famous US Route 1 South to the Southernmost Point of the continental USA.
This 4 hour long scenic route meanders along the beautiful Caribbean islands the Keys. Along the road we can see beaches, tiki bars (you have to try these if you didn't before), restaurants and impressive holiday mansions.
After a fun a scenic drive we arrived to Key West. The first think I noticed and was really fun that the entire island is full of free range chicken. These little guys came with the Cuban immigrants in the previous centuries. After farming and wasn't as attractive and the popular cock-fight became illegal in the United States they let the chicken free. Now they are protected and wherever you go along the island you can meet them.
Some touristy things to do:
- the beaches are not as impressive but if you are here during the winter when the other parts of the US is under snow it can be really beautiful
- visit the Hemingway house - definitely worth to join a tour because you can hear cool stories about his life
- bars, bars, bars......
- seafood :)
Photos taken during my travels in the US and abroad. Enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed being at the locations