• 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
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What to Do in Key West


Annual Headdress Ball

in Things You Should Do
Over three decades ago, a savvy group of bell-bottom-wearing business people formed the Key West Business Guild, commonly referred to as the Guild. The nation’s first gay-oriented Chamber of Commerce, the Guild’s initial goals were to encourage…

Pink Shrimps

Fifty years ago in Key West, Florida you could walk to the dock and see fishermen paying local kids fifty cents for every…

The Hemingway House

Formerly the home of Ernest and Pauline, the Hemingway House is now a museum and open for public tours. Many of Hemingway’s…

Joe's Tap Room: Yes, Craft Beer Exists Here!

You’ve all seen the T-Shirts and bumper stickers that read, “Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy” and…

How to Key West

Key West Nude Beach

Nude Beaches in Key West

in Things You Should Know
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…

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…

Holiday Deals

Everybody loves a bargain and if you’re headed to Key West, I have some information on last minute deals for you! The Key…

What is Body Paint?

Happily looking forward to a "golden age" during his 16th-century papacy, Pope Leo X ordered a Florentine youngster be…

Key Wested: Key West History

Robert The Doll’s Halloween Home

Robert the Doll, Key West, Florida
Construction on the Old Post Office and Customs House began in 1889 and was completed in…

La Bella San Carlos

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

Southernmost Point?

The original sign designating the Southernmost Point in the United States wasn’t always…

The Creepy Tale of Carl Tanzler

Key West is chock full of legends of pirates and rum runners and ghosts and out of the…