• 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

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…

Marrero Guest Mansion

At Key West’s Marrero’s Guest Mansion, you’re likely to be greeted by both the living and the dead. Francisco Marrero fell…

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…

Kiteboarding is the Shiznits!

To avoid the dreaded “horse tax” the government imposed on those owning work horses in the 1800s, a brilliant man by the…

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;…
Conch Republic

The Conch Republic (that's “konk”)

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.…

Holiday Deals

Everybody loves a bargain and if you’re headed to Key West, I have some information on last minute deals for you! The Key…

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…

Key Wested: Key West History

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…

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…

The White House for White Hair

Harry Truman
Without a doubt, being President of the United States takes its toll on a body. Compare…

The Darker Side of Key West

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