Nude Beaches in Key West

Nude Beaches in Key West

Things You Should Know

Do they exist?

I finally treated myself to a nude beach, not in Key West, however. The experience was exhilarating and something I want to do again. My initial fears were centered on perverts and not-so-attractive people ruining my bucket list adventure. Although my experience was a mix…

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Retiring to Key West

Retiring to Key West

Things You Should Know

Life is Good

Warm weather, great beaches and no state income tax are just three of the reasons Florida earned its reputation as a retirement Mecca. Furthermore, the state's large number of retirees is a big plus, since it provides opportunities to interact with others going through the…

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Fondue at Michaels Restaurant

Fondue at Michaels Restaurant

Things You Should Do

Oh, So Yummy!

I walked six miles today at a very, very brisk pace in anticipation of where I’m taking you on this next Key West Cuisine Adventure. If you didn’t get any exercise today, then perhaps you shouldn’t read this until you burn a few hundred calories…

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Our Beloved Tropic Cinema

Our Beloved Tropic Cinema

About Key West

Now Playing

One of the many great things about living in a small community is that our residents step up to the plate again and again, responding to requests for help from local businesses, charities and fund raising organizations. It’s an amazing and heart-warming thing to witness.…

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What to Do in Key West

Bird Watching in Key West, Florida
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Bird Watching in Key West

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A friend of mine recently asked me where she and her husband could go bird watching in Key West and I was taken aback. I enjoy some quality people watching on the island but I’m ashamed to admit that until now, it never occurred to me that Key West…

One Vacation Strategy: Speed

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

USCGC INGHAM Maritime Museum

As a former U.S. Coast Guard civilian and the wife of a retired Coastie, I’m partial to one particular Key West museum. 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…

How to Key West

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Culture or Cruise Ships: The Future of Key West

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One of the biggest controversies to embroil Key West seems to be gaining momentum. The question is, how will it end? Cruise ships have been controversial since the first one arrived in 1969. Supporters who welcome cruise ship passengers say the…
Manata Ray

Manta Rays in the Keys

Since the very first time I saw Jacques Cousteau diving with a manta ray, I’ve daydreamed about doing the same thing. Their…

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…

Key Wested: Key West History

Historic Seaport at The Key West Bight

Historic Seaport at The Key West Bight
Key West has been a destination for those seeking rest and rejuvenation for hundreds of…

The Mariel Boatlift

I’m no Rhodes Scholar by any stretch of the imagination but I thought I’d received a…

Mel Fisher, Treasure Hunter

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

Key West Lighthouse(s)

The first lighthouse in Key West was built, obviously, to aid ships navigating dangerous…