• 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
  • 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
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What to Do in Key West


Key West Powerboat Races

in Things You Should Do
The 2013 offshore racing season has been an exciting one so far for Super Boat International and our island will host the most unforgettable race of the year, the 33nd Annual Key West World Championships. Founded by John Carbonell in 1989, Super…

Sunset at Mallory Square

You’ve heard the stories, seen the pictures and read the guidebooks. The Sunset Celebration in Key West’s Mallory Square has…

Being Naked in Key West

I love the feel of the warm Key West sun on my Irish freckled skin. It’s a sensation I crave on a daily basis and during…
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…

How to Key West

Creepy Robert the Doll with stuffed dog and letters begging forgiveness for taking photos without permission.

Robert the Doll

in Things You Should Know
Like that weird clown picture with eyes that follow you around the room that hangs in your crazy uncle's man cave, Robert the Doll makes you feel creepy just being in his presence. Who is he? He's this antique looking fabric doll who now resides in…

The Glorious Conch

Allow me to introduce you to another one of my pet peeves. It just makes me wanna dig my eardrums out with a melon baller…

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…

Ecotourism? Prove it!

I try to live my life with a “live and let live” attitude but there’s something that really frosts my bumper and I can’t let…

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 Lime Pie; A Surprisingly Rich History

Chicago is known for deep dish and hot dogs, Philadelphia for its cheese steak. Just like…

Fort Zachary Taylor

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

The Darker Side of Key West

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