Florida Keys Guiding: Dream Job?

November 13, 2004 By: Marshall Cutchin

Here’s an enjoyable piece on the myths and realities of the “dream job,” which Men’s Journal’s Eric Messinger says applies to guiding in the Florida Keys. But it’s not all ecstasy, according to veteran guide Tim Hoover. “‘I’m poling 1,500 pounds around all day,’ Hoover says. ‘Physically speaking, I think people who swing trash onto a garbage truck probably have it easier.'” (Thanks to reader Scott Collins for providing this link.)