the florida keys with toyota

A few weeks ago, I teamed up with Southeast Toyota to take a little end of summer road trip. Our destination? Key West! We hit the road Friday and drove along the Overseas Highway to the southernmost point. It’s funny, the Keys are so close, and yet we hadn’t been there together in almost four years! We had been missing Key West shrimp, lobster omelets, Key Lime pie, and of course, some margaritas! We were definitely overdue, and Toyota gave us a great excuse to take a little vacation. In the words of Toyota, “Let’s Go Places!” So off we went.

Our bright red Toyota Corolla was the perfect ride for our road trip. Equipped with fun extras like XM Radio, a sunroof, bluetooth capabilities, and a back-up cam (I’ve never had one!), our eco-friendly Toyota was fantastic. We programmed out bed & breakfast into the built in navigation system and also set some landmarks along the way. We stopped at an amazing farmer’s market, a fresh & delicious seafood restaurant, and stopped to admire the waterfront views from the highway. I also love the push to start feature, and I was impressed by the bluetooth enabled key fob (also known as their Smart Key System) that unlocks the car as you get closer. We got great gas mileage (round trip on one tank!), and I loved making calls on the hands free phone system along the way!

We stayed in an amazing little place right off of Duval Street called Douglas House. We walked everywhere, and it came with designated parking for our car–a must in Key West! It was the most relaxing trip, the only thing we had scheduled was to be sitting at Sunset Pier for sunset. Everything else was wherever the wind blew us…which is a metaphor of course because there was no wind and it was a good 5 degrees warmer than Miami. Toasty! Since returning from the trip, I have seen so many of these great little cars on the road! I never really thought about the Corolla before, but it really is a great car and very user friendly.

Anyhow, I’ve shared a few snapshots of our trip below. But of course, this only some of the fun.

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Key Westerika thomas

Douglas House Key West

Miami fashion blogger

Key West

Erika Thomas

Sloppy Joe's Key West

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Camilo Espinosa

toyota corolla

Thank you to Southeast Toyota for an amazing weekend! Southeast Toyota Distributors, LLC (“Toyota”) provided me with compensation and use of a Corolla for a short period of time. The opinions I have shared about this vehicle are my own.

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  • Reply Wendy Amderspm 2015/10/11 at 9:15 am

    LOVE everything about this article.

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