Wanderlust Wednesdays - Key West

I'm back from a whirlwind trip to Key West with Kerri and Pamela, and I'm exhausted, sun burnt, and still on the hunt for some queso for Pamela (seriously what Mexican restaurant doesn't serve queso!?), but have so much to share. Get ready for an epic photo dump of beautiful crystal clear water and three Central Floridian Bloggers who celebrated 4th of July weekend Key West style at the southernmost tip of our beautiful country.

Friday started off bright and early to hit the road to get down to Key West by early afternoon which meant all the coffee. After sitting in frustrating traffic getting onto the Keys and all the way through the upper Keys, we finally arrived and checked into the beautiful Southernmost Guest House. Pamela stays here every year and she truly found a diamond in the rough. Such a hidden gem tucked away at the end of Duval Street!
After some hammock time, and a beach side drink it was time to get ready to hit Duval Street for our first night in Key West. But look at how relaxing it was to lay in the hammock and look at those beautiful palm trees?
Pamela took us to The Rum Bar where we had the best rum runners I've ever tasted!
Then we made our way down Duval Street for some more fun and drinks.... and yes we brought those koozies everywhere!
Saturday morning I enjoyed a delicious breakfast at the hotel, and walked down to the Southernmost Beach with my coffee to sit on the pier before heading to Dantes for some 4th of July pool party action.
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Only in Key West (and New Orleans!):
Afterwards, it was time to head to Sloppy Joes for some food, before stopping by the Mile 0 sign and another dip in the hotel pool. Then it was time for my favorite - the fireworks! Watching them be set off over the beach in Key West was such an amazing experience.
Waters with fancy straws that Kerri brought. My biggest advice when traveling to Key West especially in the summer is to drink tons of water and reapply sunscreen as much as possible. We thought we reapplied enough, and still got burnt *womp womp*. 
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Sunday was boat day! We chartered a boat out to Snipes Point which is about 18 miles off the coast of Key West with some of the most beautiful water I've ever seen. It rivaled the water in the Bahamas and even in Fiji. Simply gorgeous!
I mean... that water! How picturesque is this place?! 
Such an amazing day capped off with some Mexican food on Duval Street, but they will go down in history as the place that doesn't serve queso...
Monday, it was time to pack up the car and head home after one last yummy breakfast at the hotel. Best complimentary breakfast I've ever had!
Driving home with this view isn't so bad:

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37 comments:

  1. You guys' trip looks so awesome--loving all of the pics from your adventures :)
    And seriously?? No queso at a Mexican restaurant?? What gives!

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  2. You guys are all just too cute!! Look at you all with your festive nails!! Looks like a seriously incredible trip and of course the weather was perfect for you all! Love your boat ready self with the hat!!! Welcome back girl! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

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  3. Grrr to the no queso thing. That still makes me mad! It was my only drunken request lol! Glad you got to come with! I had a blast with you ladies and the boat day was so awesome! So sad its over already but now I cant wait to go back haha!
    <3, Pamela
    Sequins & Sea Breezes

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  4. no queso? That's absurd! Looks like a great time and sorry you got burned. I haven't been to KW in a bit, need to get back there.

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  5. Such a fun weekend, you're making me want to take a trip down to the Keys!

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  6. that's crazy about the queso! i love your nails and the koozies - looks like you all had a blast. key west looks amazing, hope i get to see that beautiful water one day!

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  7. great recap girl! you hit up all the good stuff! man i can't believe we're back already and it's over. my burn reminds me that it wasn't that long ago though lol. gotta love it. xoxo

    cheshirekatblog.com

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  8. What fun trip you ladies had. Love all the pictures. Those koozies are so fantastic. Where did you order them from? After reading your recap, I totally want to take a trip to the Keys, I have never been.

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  9. What a great break! I love the koozies - something physical to remember the trip by, as well. Chartering a boat is such a good idea, I never think of stuff like that. It looks like so much fun, and the best way to see all that beautiful water!

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  10. It looks like you girls had an amazing time!!!! Key West is so pretty! But like...what Mexican restaurant doesn't have queso??? That sounds like a cruel joke. Mmmm queso....haha! I have the silver version of your MK shoes! They are on major repeat all summer long for me.

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  11. Wow, wow and wow, one wow for each of you! Fun times for sure!!! Cannot beat good food, good friends and beautiful waters....oh and those personalized koozies came in handy!!!!

    livingoncloudandreanine.blogspot.com

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  12. What a great trip!! (Besides the missing queso, what?!?) So glad you girlies had a fun time and I love how much the koozies got put to use :)

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  13. Love this!! I cannot wait til we get back down to Central / South Florida and it'll be a little easier to get to Key West. It looks like you guys had a blast! -Dorrie @ Bear Den Plantation

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  14. I live in FL already so I MUST make a trip down there soon!

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  15. Amazing pictures! Looks like such a fun trip. Love your koozies!

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  16. That looks like so much fun! The pictures are awesome and so are the koozies

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  17. It looked like you guys had the best time - I loved scrolling through all the photos! So jealous of all the sun, food and drink!

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  18. You guys had the best weekend! I am dying to go to Key West and this makes me want to go even more! I can't even believe that water!!!

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  19. It looks like a great trip! The water around Snipes is amazing. I'm glad you enjoyed your long weekend! Love the koozies. Personalized shit gets me every time.

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  20. How does a Mexican place not have queso?!?! These pictures make me want to hop on a plane and head to Key West stat!! I think I need to convince A we need a vacation to Key West real soon :)! How fun about the chartered boat ride, I love how gorgeous the water looks. Glad you had a blast girls!!!

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  21. Looks like a dream!!! Those are the places I love to just roam about during the day. How freaking fun. The water is soooo pretty! I've never made it to Florida and one day, I'd love to go! Glad you had a fantastic time!

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  22. I've loved seeing all of you girls pics, looks like a beautiful & epic trip ;)

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  23. Looks like it was a fab trip!! I'm glad that you ladies had a fun time together. I sure would not mind being at one of those beaches right now with a beverage!! Haha. :-)

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  24. No queso?! That's blasphemy! I love that your nails all make red, white, & blue. Looks like such a fun trip.

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  25. I have been following along via Instagram and dying of jealousy! What a fun trip!

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  26. Oh my gosh, absolutely gorgeous!! Looks like such a great place to vacation :)
    <3 Melissa
    http://lifeoflarose.blogspot.com/

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  27. How fun!! And they have to go cups!? That's awesome!! Now if only every city would do this!

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  28. Stop we went to Dante's last time I was down there as well. The best time ever!! I am coming with you guys next time what a blast!!!

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  29. Oh how gorgeous, I have always wanted to go to Key West! Love the koozies, so cute!

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  30. How fun! The resort looks gorgeous and those rum rummers sound yummy! Love the Koozies you got made too! I have to make it down to Key West asap!

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  31. Seriously, a Mexican place without queso?! That's terrible! Love the photo of your nails, and those coozies are adorable. I would love to take a dip in that gorgeous water, too!

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  32. I LOVE the personalized coozis! What a fun idea!

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  33. I hope I can go there someday, it looks like a lovely place!

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  34. Looks like yall had an amazing vacay! I love those koozies yall had made!

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  35. i've never been! take me with y'all next time. i'm still obsessed with you koozies. love a girls' weekend! so much fun!

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  36. Ahhhh this makes me want to go back to Key West ASAP!! Looks like you girls had a blast and the chooses were definitely a cute touch :)

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  37. I live here in KW and I haven't done half the things you ladies did! The funny thing is, the best queso on the island doesn't come from a Mexican place!

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