• 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
  • 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
  • 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


Sunset at Mallory Square

in Things You Should Do
You’ve heard the stories, seen the pictures and read the guidebooks. The Sunset Celebration in Key West’s Mallory Square has a reputation across the globe for stunning views, unusual street performers and copious amounts of food and drink. Now it’s…

Golf Key West

I don’t really understand the game of golf or the allure it seems to hold for so many. Perhaps it’s because I almost killed…

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…

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…

How to Key West


Silly City Ordinances?

in Things You Should Know
In the aftermath of Fantasy Fest, I recall the countless conversations about public nudity with people unfamiliar with the event. It’s often difficult to convince people that party-goers walk up and down Duval Street completely naked. Even more…

Sea Turtle Nesting Season

In the Florida Keys, sea turtles begin coming ashore to nest in April. Nesting sea turtles include the loggerhead, which are…
chickens in key west

The Roosters of Key West

If you’re talking about Key West, chickens seem to be everywhere. Visitors may be surprised to see a clucking hen followed…
Iguanas in Key West and Southern Florida

Iguanas in Key West and Southern Florida

Dinosaurs didn’t make the cut and man did. Will someone please explain that to the iguanas that are procreating like mad all…

Key Wested: Key West History

La Bella San Carlos

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

"Bronze John" Ain't No Tan Tourist

Does the buzz of a mosquito cause you to start swatting at the air around your head? Do…

Key Lime Pie; A Surprisingly Rich History

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

Key West Cigars: A Smokey History

Cigars seem to be everywhere in Key West. Stroll down Duval Street and you’ll see several…