Los Tweens Celebrate Florida 500 in the Florida Keys!-MainPhoto

Los Tweens Celebrate Florida 500 in the Florida Keys!-MainPhoto

Los Tweens Logo-ReducedWe’ve partnered with Ford Motor Company to share with our readers our adventures celebrating the 500 years of Florida and the state’s Latino influence.  This is the third and final post of the series. All #FamiliaTravel stories aim to share our fun quest to educate our tweens year round.

Disclaimer: Los Tweens received a Ford Escape for use as well as compensation to cover expenses. The Florida Keys & Key West provided  passes to local attractions.

It was fitting that the last stop for our Los Tweens #FamiliaTravel tour of Florida’s 500 years of history took us to infamous Key West “Cayo Hueso,” the Southernmost city in the United States.

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‘Los Cayos’ – a.k.a The Florida Keys– always have been a favorite family destination for my ‘Clavijo’ side and my husband’s Kish side actually has Key West roots through his mother. We visited the area many times throughout my childhood with my Cuban Abuelos having a special love of the islands. But I actually had not been to Key West for nearly seven years and forgotten some of its allure and unique history. We set out for an easy, spirit-boosting 3-hour drive from Miami in our oh-too-cool Ford Escape– a weekend loaner from our amigos at @FordEspanol (follow them on Twitter). With the precise navigation map and insights for us and the cool entertainment features for the kids – we were ready!

From Spanish Gallion and African Slave ships sinking against the Keys’ amazing natural coral reef to Ernest Hemingway and Harry Truman calling the island home and retreat in recent history – Key West is a place where much of Florida’s 500 years can be seen and experienced.

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