Florida has never been at the top of my travel bucket list. I’ll admit, when all the kids at school were heading to Disney World for March break and coming back with tans, hair braids, and oversized Mickey Mouse sweaters, I wished my parents would take me too. Instead, they took me to Mexico when I was old enough to take tequila shots with them and for that, I will be forever grateful.
Maybe the US never appealed to me because it didn’t seem exotic enough or far enough away. I was wrong (just this once). My road trip through the Florida Keys was so much more than I expected it to be. For me, the real magic of the trip came from the wildlife and the emphasis put on conservation.
Nurse sharks are pretty common around the Keys and can be found in shallow waters. Keep an eye out for them while boating