Category Archives: Florida

The Chickens of Key West

They’re Everywhere

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We couldn’t have made this one up if we tried. Then again, we haven’t been to Key West, Florida yet. But who would guess that the place is overrun by rogue chickens?! OK, maybe it’s not that bad, but the local wildlife is definitely offbeat and very much apart of life in Key West. These wild birds roam the streets, hang out in trees, and make their daily rounds through alleyways and gardens, usually looking for–and receiving–handouts (personally, we don’t recommend feeding them). Guess the alarm clock industry isn’t much of a thing in Key West; there’s plenty of roosters who are happy to do the job.

And we thought runaway iguanas were bizarre and a “Florida thing”. Apparently they play with the chickens, too. So if you’re planning a trip to the Keys, be prepared to be welcomed by everyone and everything. They’re quite popular with tourists.

Life in Key West, we hear, is pretty relaxing. The local wildlife agrees.

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The New Florida

Florida’s West Coast is Hoppin’

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It’s no secret that the Tampa Bay area is seeing a revival these days. It’s becoming a hub for young people in particular. Tampa and Clearwater are growing, but there’s still a lot of Americana in Florida that hasn’t yet fallen prey to overdevelopment, including a sleepy little town called Dunedin.

Known for its Scottish roots, Dunedin is a quiet slice of relaxation in an ever-changing state. It’s Main Street shops and boutiques are far from the busy world of South Florida. Beautiful harbor, too.

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