• 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
  • 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
  • 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

New Years in Key West

New Year's Eve in Key West

in Things You Should Do
Most of America tunes into Times Square to watch the ball drop on New Year’s Eve, while the frozen crowd of New Yorkers huddle together to share body heat. Those of us in Key West have a different, and far better, approach. We bar-hop along Duval in…

The Duval Crawl

You’ve no doubt heard of The Duval Crawl; the attempt to have at least one drink from every bar on Key West’s famous Duval…

Snuba and Other Adventures

Key West, Florida is famous for its sunsets, pub crawls and devil-may-care attitude but it should be equally famous for its…

Old Town Trolley

Key West is famous for its laid-back attitude, endless selection of casual bars and raucous festivals and parties. Beyond…

How to Key West


The Manatees

in Things You Should Know
If you’ve ever had the extreme pleasure of seeing a manatee in its natural habitat then you already know what beautiful creatures they are. If you haven’t been so fortunate, allow me to share some manatee love. Let’s start with a bit of biology.…

Key West Smoke Free?

So you're headed to Key West and want to get an idea about where you're going to eat while you're there. You're going with…

Fantasy Fest: Naked Novice in Key West

Funny how you can put the word “naked” in the title about anything and people will read it. “Naked Ironing”. “Naked Toilet…

Silly City Ordinances?

In the aftermath of Fantasy Fest, I recall the countless conversations about public nudity with people unfamiliar with the…

Key Wested: Key West History

Fort Zachary Taylor

Construction on Key West’s Fort Zachary Taylor began in 1845, shortly after Florida was…

The White House for White Hair

Harry Truman
Without a doubt, being President of the United States takes its toll on a body. Compare…

Southernmost Point?

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

Crazy and Talented in Key West

Key West might be a good place to analyze that long-standing stereotype that the most…

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