Moon Florida Keys (Paperback)

Including Miami & the Everglades (Travel Guide)

By Joshua Lawrence Kinser

Moon Travel, 9781631213892, 360pp.

Publication Date: April 4, 2017

List Price: 19.99*
* Individual store prices may vary.


Stretching from Miami to the Gulf of Mexico, this free-spirited archipelago is full of beaches, palm trees, and adventure. Dive in with Moon Florida Keys. Inside you'll find:
  • Strategic itineraries for any timeline or budget, ranging from a Key West getaway to a week-long road trip along the Overseas Highway, including coverage of the gateway city of Miami and an excursion into the Everglades
  • Detailed maps and full-color photos throughout
  • Activities and ideas for every traveler: Explore the fascinating coral reefs and shipwrecks of Key Largo, or visit Hemmingway's house, full of his favorite polydactyl cats. Taste authentic Cuban food in Miami, spot colorful birds and canoe with gators in the Everglades, or visit the National Key Deer Refuge. Sip the best mojitos, discover the most secluded beaches, and enjoy the freshest key lime pie.
  • Full coverage of Key Largo, Islamorada, Marathon and the Middle Keys, Big Pine and the Lower Keys, and Key West
  • The best spots for sports and recreation, including sailing, fishing, kayaking, biking, diving, and snorkeling along the only living barrier reef in the continental USA
  • Expert insight from Florida local Joshua Lawrence Kinser
  • Honest advice on when to go, how to get around, and where to stay, from historic inns and beachside B&Bs to budget motels and campgrounds
  • Thorough information on the landscape, climate, wildlife, and local culture
With Moon Florida Keys expert advice, myriad activities, and local know-how on the best things to do and see, you can plan your trip your way.

Expanding your trip? Check out Moon Florida, or Moon Florida Road Trip. Visiting the Caribbean? Try Moon Dominican Republic or Moon Jamaica.

About the Author

Joshua Lawrence Kinser is a native Floridian from Pensacola who spends the better part of each year traveling the entire length of the state's Gulf Coast. After bouncing between jobs for more than a decade and traveling around the world as a writer, a wildlife biology research technician, and a professional drummer on cruise ships, he returned to Florida to write full-time.

Joshua honed his writing skills working as a staff writer for The Pensacola News Journal and publishing articles for magazines such as SAIL and Times of the Islands. As a wildlife biology tech, he has worked in Florida, Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park, Glacier National Park in Montana, and in the forests surrounding Yosemite National Park in California. He is passionate about the outdoors and is always searching for the best freshwater springs, hiking trails, campsites, and fishing spots along the Florida Gulf Coast.

When he isn't writing guidebooks, Joshua is busy writing fiction and nonfiction. He currently splits his time between Black Mountain, North Carolina, and Gulf Breeze, Florida.