The Washington Post’s Travel section writers and editors recently discussed stories, questions, gripes and more. Here are edited excerpts:
Our family, which includes two teenage girls, is headed to Key West, Florida for spring break. What attractions would you recommend for a wildlife-loving family that isn’t interested the island’s party scene? Is the airboat trip to Dry Tortugas worth the expense?
A: Former Keys resident here. You’ll definitely want to take one of the dive boats out to go snorkeling or diving. That’s probably going to be the highlight of your stay if your kids are into nature. Spring break can be a challenging time to be in Key West. It’s a little bit of a scene. I love the Dry Tortugas day trip – it’s a nice escape from the party.