Thursday, July 7, 2016

Terrance Talks Travel: A Pocket Guide to the Florida Keys Review

Terrance Talks Travel: A Pocket Guide to the Florida Keys: (Including the Everglades & Key West)

By Terrance Zepke

Anything is possible in the Florida Keys! 

*Take an exhilarating airboat ride where you'll spot plenty of gators and other wildlife in Everglades National Park. 

*Spend the night in the world's only underwater hotel. 

*Tour the Hemingway House and see where Ernest Hemingway wrote some of his classic novels (but it is his six-toed cats that make this one of the top attractions in Key West). 

*Discover the rich history of the Keys at the unique Shipwreck Museum and find treasure at Mel Fisher's Maritime Museum. 

*Immerse yourself in the spectacular Sunset Celebration in Key West. 

*Discover why the Theater of the Sea is one of the best places in the Keys to take kids. 

*Go scuba diving in John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park in Key Largo, which is known as the 'Diving Capital of the World," and see extraordinary exhibits at the nearby History of Diving Museum. 

*Go sportfishing in Islamorada, which is known as the 'Fishing Capital of the Word" and ranked #1 fishing destination by anglers across America. 

*See habitats and flora and fauna and wildlife that cannot be found anywhere else in the world. 

*Shop, swim, snorkel, sip tropical drinks and enjoy local seafood. 

...or just kick back and relax! 

This guidebook is not a Wikipedia-style publication. While it does contain plenty of facts and figures, the author also shares her personal insights and advice. While she discusses all the possibilities, she highlights the things that she loves about the Florida Keys. Be sure to read her FYI and highlight boxes to learn little tips and tricks for having the best Keys vacation possible. There is a time to go (and not go) to the Keys and there are some special seasonal events you may not want to miss. Learn all you need to know before you go... 

MY REVIEW OF Terrance Talks Travel-Florida Keys

The author describes The Florida Keys as extraordinary, and after reading the information that she has compiled on it, I would have to agree. Although I have never entertained thoughts of going there, Ms. Zepke has certainly made it sound enticing. I had no idea that it was one of the most popular diving destinations in the world.

I liked the way everything was categorized, and laid out for you throughout the book. Besides the history, you will find lists of must see places, best places to eat and sleep. There are lists of events, best times to go, and even an itinerary you could duplicate.

I could feel the enthusiasm flowing through the author’s words, and couldn’t help but feel it too. I loved all of the pictures and the recipes that were included. My mouth is still watering just thinking about a Fudge Key Lime Pie on a Stick. I’ve never heard of it before, but now that I have, I’ve got to try it.

**The above opinions are 100% my own, whether I purchased the book or it was given to me to review.

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