Monday, July 9, 2018

One Day Getaway to Key West as a Vegan


ONE DAY GETAWAY TO KEY WEST
As a Vegan


If you're new to my blog, hi I'm Rosy. I'm from Miami, but I don't visit Key West often. I'm 30, I have lived here my whole life, and this was my second time in Key West.

Growing up I didn't travel often with my family. My father was never the type to take us out on family trips. Just the regular yearly trip to Guatemala for the summer when my mother would send us to spend time with my grandmother.

Now in 2018 I knew I wanted to go out more. This was my year to travel. So far I have traveled to the capital city Washington DC, Cape Coral, now we visited Key West, and my upcoming trip to Guatemala. I want to make one more trip at the end of year but I don't know where yet. 

I had been longing for at least a quick getaway, so Key West sounded perfect. I used TripAdvisor, Groupon, and Ebates to plan out my trip.

I knew exactly what museums to visit, where to find vegan meals to enjoy, and which beach I wanted to go to. It was fun planning it out! 


FIRST STOP - Let's have breakfast

After arriving to Key West I knew that I wanted to visit The Cafe for my plant based breakfast after reading a few promising reviews. They offer everything, and with plenty of vegan options. 

After reading the menu the tofu scramble sounded appetizing. It's actually called the 'Grilled Tofu Benedict' and it's basically sauteed kale, grilled tomatoes, avocado "hollandaise" with a side of grilled bread and breakfast potatoes. It was so satisfying, and so good. 

To drink I had their homemade juice that basically had fresh watermelon, cucumber, and lime juice. Little Lyn and I loved it. 


Little Lyn posing. She enjoyed this fresh juice ♥

This juice was so fresh and natural!
And coincidentally it had the same colors as my top ♥

Tofu scramble for breakfast, YUM!


MUSEUM TIME - Ripley's Believe It Or Not

After having breakfast, the first museum we had tickets for was Ripley's Believe It Or Not.

I've learned two things. Always take cash with you (especially coin change, it will come in handy for the museums if you buy something from the machines that only takes coins) and buy tickets ahead of time.

For the three museums we visited on this day I bought the tickets online. Most places will give you a discount for buying tickets online instead of buying it in person when you arrive there. Plus if you use Groupon or Ebates most likely you will get an additional discount. Which I did with Ripley's Believe It Or Not museum I got cash back with Ebates.

I did my math and for buying the tickets online for all the museums I saved around $20, which is not a lot but this money probably went towards food, parking, or gas.

This is the second Ripley's museum we visit this year. The first Ripley's we visited was earlier this year on our one day trip to Orlando. I remember being a little girl and watching the TV show for Ripley's. To me everything was so interesting, and the museums are the same.

Every room and corner is filled with interesting items and stories. I can spend there hours reading about every little thing haha.


Little Lyn standing next to the tallest human that has ever existed hehe.



NEXT MUSEUM - Florida Keys Eco-Discovery Center

Our next stop was a the Florida Keys Eco-Discovery Center. This was has sea animals. What I really like about them is that they are so dedicated to rescuing injured turtles.

One of the ladies talked about the type of injuries the turtles encounter due to some boats, and to avoid using plastic straws. In our home we only use reusable stainless steel straws, or glass straws.

Little Lyn even got to feed some sharks.




LAST MUSEUM FOR THE DAY - Key West Shipwreck Treasure Museum 

I feel like this museum is more for people that are more into ships, and pirates. Personally I didn't find this museum amusing.

They have a few things for kids in the first floor. They have a map, and with a pin you mark where you're visiting from. There's also coloring pages and crayons. And a fish tank filled with dry sand and hidden small pieces for the kids to find.


LUNCH TIME - Panini Schamini

We had kind of a late lunch. I thought at this location they would have plenty of vegan options apart from the typical salad. What caught my attention was the 'Grilled Vegetable Panini' that has portobello, arugula, red peppers, green onions, and sun dried tomato pesto.

Sounds appetizing right? But strangely it didn't have a lot of flavor. It's not something I would order again. We also got the 'Verry Berry Smoothie' that has strawberry, raspberry, blueberry, and blackberry. This was good, but it could have been sweeter.




BEACH TIME - Higgs Beach

Of course we couldn't leave before visiting the beach. The first time I went to Key West with my mom we randomly made a stop when we were on our way back to Miami. I shared a couple of photos at the Coco Plum Beach.

Higgs Beach has easy parking access, but we didn't get in the water. We were mainly there to check it out, and take some photos. I think I got some lovely photos for my Instagram, you know that Instagram life haha!

We went to the pier and went all the way to the end. We sat there for a while. Watching the ocean, and feeling the breeze was so relaxing.

Then Little Lyn wanted to spend some time at the park.









My Key West travel vlog in Spanish:



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Going to Key West was fun! We had some good food, and visited some family friendly places. And thanks to my boyfriend who did all the driving, and took most of my photos.

Now I have an upcoming trip to Guatemala, and I can't wait for that! Don't forget to plan out your trip around TripAdvisor, Groupon, and Ebates (get $10 cash bonus through my special link) to get discounts.

Follow me on Instagram @LynSire, and until our next adventure!


WHAT PLACES HAVE YOU VISITED THIS YEAR?
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12 comments:

  1. Looks like a beautiful place with lots to see and EAT! I've never been to key west but I'm sure I'll get there someday.

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    1. Such a beautiful place to go to! I'm sure you will visit one day :))

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  2. Key West is beautiful. I have been there once, and I really enjoyed it too. The tofu scramble you had looks really good. :)

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    1. It was definitely the best meal of the whole day! I can't wait to go back and get the same :))

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  3. It looks like you had a great time in Key West. The food looks amazing as well.

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    1. Thanks, I really did! Can't wait to go back :))

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  4. Key West looks like a place to add to a places to visit list :) This past year, a new place we visited was Cape Canaveral..

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    1. That's great!! How was it? This year I've also been to Cape Coral, and Orlando.

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  5. What a fun filled journey! Love the scenes all around and the mama daughter moments.
    Craving for some beach time now.

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    1. Thank you!! Those are truly the best moments :))

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  6. What a great way to spend the day! I love your pics and the food looks amazing! Your lucky to live so close to the beach!

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    1. I know right!! I should visit the beach more often. I barely do haha

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