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The universe will be a frighteningly bleak place in a 'googol' years

"Where did we come from?" and "where are we going?" are two of my favorite questions as a human being.<p>But taking the very longest view, the answer to both turns out to be shockingly similar, according to University of Michigan physicist Fred Adams.<p>Adams and a colleague, Gregory Laughlin, who's now …

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NASA releases new video showing the globe age one year

Last year around this time, NASA released the first image of Earth taken by the EPIC camera on the DSCOVR satellite. Since then, that camera has captured a full year of our planet from its location at Lagrange Point 1 about one million miles away.<p>Compiling over 3,000 images, NASA put together a …

Florida Keys' highway over the sea

1 Alabama Jack's, Key Largo<p>The ideal place to start a road trip and get some Florida Keys attitude; it's located on Card Sound Road, a toll-road through the mangrove swamps from Homestead to the Florida Keys. Alabama Jack's sprawls along the side of the highway, built on pilings over a waterway …

Visit Marathon Key Old 7 Mile Bridge

Marathon Key<p>Old 7 Mile Bridge<p>How many times have you driven across the iconic 7 mile bridge connecting Marathon Key to the lower Florida Keys, never …

Road-Tripping the Florida Keys

I set off from Miami without an agenda. I was headed south to Key West on the famous Overseas Highway and wanted to let serendipity lead the way. With only a short amount of time on my hands, I didn’t want to be saddled with an endless list of to-dos.<p><b>Here’s what I found on my road trip through this</b> …

A Guide Through the Florida Keys to Key West

There is Florida, home of Orlando, Gainesville and Panama City. Then there are the Florida Keys, which exist in another state entirely. I've taken …

10 Essential Experiences for Every Traveler's Key West Bucketlist — Vagabondish

This post may contain affiliate links. Read our disclosure.<p>Famed Key West historian and all-around awesome dude David Sloan noted, “One constant of …

10 Best Romantic Things to Do in Key West

Honeymooners smooch at sunset. Photo by Claudia MillerThe tiny island of Key West, which is closer to Cuba than Miami, provides a Caribbean-style …

Road Trip: Florida Keys

The 113-mile (181-kilometer) drive from mainland Florida to Key West induces sensory overload.<p>The 113-mile (181-kilometer) drive on Highway 1 from mainland Florida to Key West induces sensory overload. Besides the natural beauty along the route—tidal flats, teal waters dotted by distant islands—the …

10 unique restaurants in the Florida Keys

The Florida Keys offer miles of tropical paradise stretching from Key Largo to Key West. The Daily Meal rounded up some of the most interesting and unique places to eat, drink and soak up the amazing views, weather and lifestyle of the Florida Keys.<p>Planning a vacation is serious business, as the …

Insider Guide to Key West Restaurants

Chef Norman Van Aken left Illinois for tropical Key West, Florida, in 1973 and hasn’t looked back. The author of the cookbook My Key West Kitchen now …

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Seeing Key West on a budget

No matter how many tips you read or how much planning you do, there is no way Key West will end up being a cheap vacation.<p>Hotels there are pricey; …