• 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


Fondue at Michaels Restaurant

in Things You Should Do
I walked six miles today at a very, very brisk pace in anticipation of where I’m taking you on this next Key West Cuisine Adventure. If you didn’t get any exercise today, then perhaps you shouldn’t read this until you burn a few hundred calories…
Key West Aquarium

Key West Aquarium

How many public aquariums are you aware of that allow patrons to enter with their dog’s leash in one hand and a cocktail in…

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…

Fishing in the Florida Keys

The Florida Keys and fishing go together like peanut butter and jelly. They’re both great on their own but they just…

How to Key West

Key West Vagrant

Homeless in Paradise

in Things You Should Know
If you come to Key West looking for cloying sentiment and valentine platitudes, you may be in for a big surprise. Especially if you're hoping for a secluded space for that romantic sunrise walk on the beach. Key West has always attracted drifters;…

Save Key West Reefs; Eat Lionfish

Key West and the Florida Keys are in the midst of a very serious battle to save native fish communities of the reefs. In…

Gators; Not Just a Football Team

While returning home from the airport about 1am last week, I pulled into my Islamorada neighborhood (86 miles north of Key…

Nancy Forrester’s Secret Garden

Lots of people claim to be environmentalists and conservationists but Key West is home to a woman for whom actions speak…

Key Wested: Key West History

The Darker Side of Key West

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

The Secret Past of Key West’s Audubon House

The property located at 205 Whitehead Street in Key West is now known as The Audubon…

Why Hemingway Stayed

Hemingway in Key West
Ernest Hemmingway’s lasting effects on Key West seem to be a reflection and result of the…

Mel Fisher, Treasure Hunter

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