• 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
  • 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
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What to Do in Key West


Key West Specialty Stores

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You’ve heard about Key West’s world-renowned sunsets, legendary watering holes and intoxicated throngs of half-naked Fantasy Fest revelers celebrating all through the night. The island’s laid back and accepting vibe blankets the entire island,…

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…

Key West’s Haunted Cemetery

The Key West Cemetery is on the old town side of the island, not far off Truman Avenue. As you round the bend on Windsor…

Bareboat Charters in the Florida Keys

If you’re an experienced boater and by that I mean you’re as comfortable in the wheelhouse as you are in a car, you’d rather…

How to Key West


Culture or Cruise Ships: The Future of Key West

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One of the biggest controversies to embroil Key West seems to be gaining momentum. The question is, how will it end? Cruise ships have been controversial since the first one arrived in 1969. Supporters who welcome cruise ship passengers say the…

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…
Manata Ray

Manta Rays in the Keys

Since the very first time I saw Jacques Cousteau diving with a manta ray, I’ve daydreamed about doing the same thing. Their…
Key West Vagrant

Homeless in Paradise

If you come to Key West looking for cloying sentiment and valentine platitudes, you may be in for a big surprise. Especially…

Key Wested: Key West History

Key West Cigars: A Smokey History

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

Wreckers' Museum/Oldest House

Wreckers' Museum/Oldest House
If I’d been alive in Key West in the early 1800’s, I’d have been a wrecker. Not a home…

Key West Woman’s Club

The property located at 319 Duval may be surrounded by touristy businesses and…

"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…