One and a half hours from the heart of Miami, there's a sign for Duck Key on Route 1, the Overseas Highway, before it hits the world-famous Seven Mile Bridge. Take the left turn. The road leads to a quiet but developed archipelago anchored by the family-friendly Hawks Cay Resort.
Florida's Supreme Court also delivered a gift to the rental car industry when it declared the Graves Amendment as constitutional. The Graves Amendment is a federal law that shields car rental and leasing companies from financial responsibility when one of their vehicles is involved in a crash.
When many think of Florida, they have visions of South Beach nightlife, a Latin flair and a bevy of palm trees lining the streets as scantily clad tourists and natives mingle up and down Lincoln Road. But Florida has so much more to offer.
My goal was to make our first Disney trip as Zen as possible, but also to have an amazing, fun-filled week -- eat healthy, be grateful in each and every moment, see everything, but also flow. Could we do it?