• 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
  • 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
  • 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

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…
Nude in Key West

Nude Adventures in Key West

Years of living on an island have chipped away at my self-consciousness and fear of public nudity. The warmth of the sun…

Spas in Key West

You’ve come to Key West, Florida to wrap yourself in our laid back atmosphere and calming island vibe but the everyday…

Which Way to the Beach?

I remember quite well my first trip to Key West. I was a naïve, inexperienced traveler fresh off the family farm in western…

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…

What is Body Paint?

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

Scoring Weed in Key West

President Clinton swore he didn't inhale but he admitted during a TV interview that he had experimented with weed while…

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…

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…

Mel Fisher, Treasure Hunter

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

The Great Fire of 1886

Entrenched in revolution with Cuba in the late 1880’s, the Spanish Empire was well aware…