It takes real dedication, lots of love, and a bit of a zany obsessive streak to blog about one island (except for Manhattan, that's easy) for an entire year. But someone—a writer named Blanca Mesa—did it with her blog The View From Virginia Key, in the process showing of the great diversity of things on the Key. It's got science. It's got nature, It's got stunning (and soon to be restored) modernist architectural ruins. It's got black history. It's got pristine beaches. It's got parks. It's even got a killer whale.
· The View From Virginia Key [viewfromvirginiakey.blogspot.com]