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Some of these places are petty bad

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Uhhhhh....what?
Old 11-17-2019, 10:28 AM
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Originally Posted by WPBTH View Post
Some of these places are petty bad
We have to go to a wedding this winter there on Islamorada, was hoping to get a local charter to go fishing and eat well. What's so bad?
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What places?
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Fodor’s Travel has just said no to the Florida Keys.

The travel website, which releases a “Go” and a “No” list each year - has put the Keys are on the “No” list for 2020.

Now what have the Keys done to earn the ire of Fodor’s?

There’s no shade here. The site reports that it uses the list to “highlight issues — ethical, environmental, sometimes even political — that we’re thinking about before, during, and long after we travel.”

In the case of the Keys, the decline of its coral reefs are the cause for concern (a legitimate one) - they’re struggling). Fodor’s wants to give them a break and let them heal, suggesting you enjoy your vacation from the beach this year instead.

A volunteer diver prunes some staghorn coral to be replanted by a group of volunteers as part of a University of Miami’s coral restoration program. Pedro Portal PPORTAL@MIAMIHERALD.COMThis should not be a problem, as most people heading to Key West are more interested in the indoor sports of eating and drinking and or the outdoor sport of eating and drinking on a sunset cruise.

Also on the 2020 No list: Barcelona, Big Sur, Bali, Angkor Wat (too crowded); the Matterhorn (too deadly); the Galapagos (considering a huge tourist tax because it’s overrun with you annoying people); some resorts in Mexico and Central America (where the booze can kill you); any place that has elephant rides as a tourist attraction (it’s cruel, don’t do it); and Cape Town (unsafe for its residents).

Still, Fodor’s insists, finding oneself on the No list is “not a scarlet letter. Rather, it’s a promise that when we do cover the destinations mentioned here – all of which are, truly, wondrous places – we’ll be doing so responsibly, warts and all.”

Where should you go in 2020? South America, Fodor’s says.
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That says a lot coming from a paper that is written from the dirty nasty streets of downtown Miami. I'll take my chances and continue to travel to the Keys.
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Don't worry...the Florida Keys Tourist Council will keep pumping $25 of our taxpayer money to lure every breathing person to come. All anyone cares about is sucking every last dollar we can from tourism.
As much as none of want to hear it, the reef is just about dead to the point where it's irreversible in our lifetime. Either we do something drastic or simply say screw it and use it to death as fast as possible.
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Good advice! Everyone should heed it! Stay out of the keys!

in fact, stay out of Florida! Everything here is full including the keys!
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Tell Fodor's to Fodor off. I leave on the 26th for a Keys Thanksgiving.
Maybe this article will quell traffic on the way there..........? Seriously doubt it.
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The person that dove the keys in the 70's sees a disaster, the new diver sees paradise compared to the quarry back home
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Originally Posted by slper View Post
That says a lot coming from a paper that is written from the dirty nasty streets of downtown Miami. I'll take my chances and continue to travel to the Keys.
on a side note...what's the status on the new boat?!?!??
I'm excited for you both!!
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The person that dove the keys in the 70's sees a disaster, the new diver sees paradise compared to the quarry back home
I used to see beautiful elkhorn coral in certain parts of what is now Biscayne National Park and in the Carysfort reef area. Is there any healthy elkhorn coral in the Keys?

I still see paradise in the Keys, I enjoy fishing and diving there a number of times each year.
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Social justice warriors should stay away less they harm the environment.
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Originally Posted by Lobstercatcher229 View Post
I used to see beautiful elkhorn coral in certain parts of what is now Biscayne National Park and in the Carysfort reef area. Is there any healthy elkhorn coral in the Keys?

I still see paradise in the Keys, I enjoy fishing and diving there a number of times each year.
From my understanding....there is a little left in Looe Key but that's about it.
The selfishness of people just really get me. Most residents down here only use the excuse of we need the money so we can't restrict tourism. What? Using that logic we should just open the gates and not restrict anything because hell....we "need the money". Let's bring back whaling, netting, harvesting of Conchs, etc... because those people who depended on those activities "needed the money".
Earlier in the year when NOAA proposed shutting down the entire Marine Sanctuary to anchoring...I was against it but not anymore. If they would also ban traps then I would sacrifice my fishing and diving t at least try to save the reef even though I don't believe that anchoring is a big problem. . I am even willing to shut down the fishery, or greatly restrict it for however long it takes for the Keys to bounce back. No....I am not smart enough to have the answers t the problem but I damn sure realize that something drastic has to be done or we lose it forever.
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Originally Posted by Lobstercatcher229 View Post
I used to see beautiful elkhorn coral in certain parts of what is now Biscayne National Park and in the Carysfort reef area. Is there any healthy elkhorn coral in the Keys?

I still see paradise in the Keys, I enjoy fishing and diving there a number of times each year.
This was a 2004 comparison, I doubt it improved



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I agree! No one should go to the keys! Everyone not going should send me their fishing waypoints for safekeeping until it is ok to go there again!!!

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