• 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


Pink Shrimps

in Things You Should Do
Fifty years ago in Key West, Florida you could walk to the dock and see fishermen paying local kids fifty cents for every bucket of shrimp they deheaded. The docks were packed with shrimp boats unloading their glorious catch of Key West pink shrimp.…

Cruises to Key West

Key West is the southernmost city in the continental United States and is the largest of a chain of small islands called the…

Garbo’s Grill: The Lone Food Truck

Food trucks seem to be the latest rage for foodies and I admit to dreaming about operating one from time to time. I love the…

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…

How to Key West

Conch Republic

The Conch Republic (that's “konk”)

in Things You Should Know
If you’ve spent any time in Key West or have done any reading to prepare for a future visit, you’ve no doubt heard of conch. The word is pronounced “konk” and I want to rip off my ears every time I hear someone say “conch”, pronouncing the “ch” at…

When in Key West: Hotels vs Bed and Breakfasts

You’re planning a trip to paradise and you want everything to be perfect but you also want to get your hard-earned money’s…
Creepy Robert the Doll with stuffed dog and letters begging forgiveness for taking photos without permission.

Robert the Doll

Like that weird clown picture with eyes that follow you around the room that hangs in your crazy uncle's man cave, Robert…

Save Key West Reefs; Eat Lionfish

Key West and the Florida Keys are in the midst of a very serious battle to save native fish communities of the reefs. In…

Key Wested: Key West History

Speakeasy Inn & Rum Bar

There were few legitimate, good paying jobs in 1930's Key West, so in order to make ends…

Key West Firehouse Museum

I grew up surrounded by uncles and cousins who were in the Fire Service. One of my uncles…

Why Hemingway Stayed

Hemingway in Key West
Ernest Hemmingway’s lasting effects on Key West seem to be a reflection and result of the…

Mel Fisher, Treasure Hunter

During the 1600’s, many treasure-laden Spanish ships made their voyages through the…