Even More Profiles with Personality
This “Keys Voices” section was created to allow you to “meet” some personalities of the Florida Keys & Key West and learn, through their stories and comments, about their lives, work, passions and reasons for loving the island chain.
Here you’ll find profiles of charterboat captains, artists, chefs and restaurateurs, animal rescuers, musicians and writers, historians, treasure seekers and many others.
The insights of these creative, quirky, independent people offer a window into the environment and culture that make the Florida Keys unique. Each month an individual is featured in our free, e-newsletter called ‘Keys Traveler.’
Explore the profiles here, listen to their subjects’ “Keys voices” and discover the beauty, history and easygoing lifestyle of the Florida Keys.
The Upper Keys:
In Key Largo and Islamorada, where KeysCaribbean Luxury Resorts & Marinas has two exclusive locations, Mariners Resort Villas & Marina and the Historic Tavernier Inn
Pam Timmerman: From Key Lime Pies To Celebrity ‘Bubble Watchers’
Why would 80 Key lime pies be stashed in the freezer at a dive center? Just ask Pam Timmerman, co-owner, with her husband Tom, of Florida Keys Dive Center in Islamorada. Solve the mystery and meet Timmerman by clicking here (August 2008).
Ken Nedimyer: Staghorn Coral’s Best Friend
At the age of 13, under aquamarine water in a flurry of bubbles where the only noises were his own breathing and the pounding of his heart, Ken Nedimyer fell in love. Click here to discover why the lifelong diving enthusiast has become staghorn coral’s best friend (May 2008).
Ken Nedimyer was named a CNN Hero for his pioneering efforts to develop techniques to preserve coral reefs and motivate the public to assist in the cause. Click here to learn more about this honorable achievement. (April 2012)
The Middle Keys:
In the Middle Keys, KeysCaribbean Luxury Resorts & Marinas has the Village at Hawks Cay Villas on Duck Key, Indigo Reef Resort Villas & Marina and the Coral Lagoon Resort Villas & Marina vacation rentals in Marathon
Spencer Slate: Underwater With Psycho And Friends
Spencer Slate has been cultivating marine relationships for 30 year, and has developed a passion for extraordinary “friends.” Click here to learn more about his Creature Feature dives (October 2008).
George Shattuck: Fostering Family Time
George Shattuck, owner of Sundance Watersports on Duck Key, is passionate about spending quality time with his loved ones, a mantra he shares with his guests bringing their own families together to reconnect while on vacation. Click here. (July 2012)
The Lower Keys:
In the Lower Keys, KeysCaribbean Luxury Resorts & Marinas has the Coral Hammock Resort Villas and Kings Point Marina & Condominiums vacation rentals
Sean Reyngoudt: From Tragedy to Terrific
Sean Reyngoudt grew up on Summerland Key fascinated by board sports, but didn’t strive for more than recreational enjoyment until he lost his left leg in a forklift accident. Today he’s the world’s only professional amputee kiteboarder and wakeboarder. Click here to see how Reyngoudt turned his loss into triumph. (March 2011)
The ‘Otherside’ of Mike and Shana Walsh
The average family might spend an afternoon flying a Charlie Brown-style kite, but Islamorada’s Walsh family is anything but average. Their family “kiting” afternoons are filled with extreme jumps, twists, flips and other acrobatics on the open water of the Florida Keys. Click here to “meet” kiteboarding entrepreneurs Mike and Shana Walsh. (July 2010)
These are some of my favorite experiences this week in the Florida Keys. If you’re coming down to visit and stay with us at the KeysCaribbean Luxury Resorts & Marinas in our vacation rentals, share your favorite experiences with us in the comments section of our blog…
Visit our blog next Thursday with updated experiences in the Florida Keys…