• Camp Key West

    Air-conditioned rooms with antique beds in charming, historic inns are always appealing. However, when you’re vacationing on an island, what could be more inviting than sleeping under the stars with Read More
  • Better Than Sex

    I’ve never been a big fan of Valentine’s Day because it always seemed too commercial, too forced. I want to walk in the room and find flowers because my husband Read More
  • Key’s Disease

    You’ve been bitten by the bug and all you can think about is pulling up stakes and moving to paradise. Life would be so much simpler if you lived in Read More
  • B&O’s Fish Wagon

      There’s a dumpy little pile of rubbish on the corners of William and Caroline Streets that could easily be mistaken for a pile of hurricane debris when in fact Read More
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What to Do in Key West


Key West Drag Queens

in Things You Should Do
Just as Key West, Florida is famous for its magical sunsets and Caribbean-party atmosphere, it should be equally famous for its exciting and talented array of dazzling drag queens. Regardless of your sexual orientation, seeing a drag show is part…
West of Key West

West of Key West

West of Key West, about 30 miles, you’ll find a small group of barrier islands that were created when a meteorite crashed…
Key West Aquarium

Key West Aquarium

How many public aquariums are you aware of that allow patrons to enter with their dog’s leash in one hand and a cocktail in…

One Vacation Strategy: Speed

My Key West vacation strategy is something I like to call “speed vacationing." Start practicing my terminology because once…

How to Key West


Save Key West Reefs; Eat Lionfish

in Things You Should Know
Key West and the Florida Keys are in the midst of a very serious battle to save native fish communities of the reefs. In less than a decade, the venomous Indo-Pacific lionfish has gained a substantial foothold along the Southeastern United States…

Open Container Law in Key West

You’ve booked your flight to Key West, found the perfect accommodations and you can’t wait to walk Duval Street with a beer…

Retiring to Key West

Warm weather, great beaches and no state income tax are just three of the reasons Florida earned its reputation as a…

The Plight of the Sea Turtle

If you’ve been fortunate enough to meet a sea turtle eye-to-eye, you know the feeling of being assessed by a creature who…

Key Wested: Key West History

La Bella San Carlos

It seems Key West’s history is chock full of those who rocked the boat, went against the…

"Bronze John" Ain't No Tan Tourist

Does the buzz of a mosquito cause you to start swatting at the air around your head? Do…

Key West Cigars: A Smokey History

Cigars seem to be everywhere in Key West. Stroll down Duval Street and you’ll see several…

The Darker Side of Key West

It comes as no surprise that Key West brings to mind perfectly romantic images of rum…