The New York Times’ Elaine Glusac drives the 113-mile stretch of coral islands from Key Largo to Key West.Along the way she visits The Moorings Village’s beachfront cottages in Islamorada. 

“The fictional Rayburn House inn from that series is the actual Blue Charlotte villa at the Moorings Village, where 18 rental cottages, some dating back to the mid-1930s, occupy a former coconut plantation,” writes the travel pro. 

Read more about Glusac’s no-passport-needed, island-hopping road trip here: