What to Do in Key West

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Which Way to the Beach?

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I remember quite well my first trip to Key West. I was a naïve, inexperienced traveler fresh off the family farm in western NY who’d never had the pleasure of swimming in the ocean. I drove non-stop in an old Honda CRX that didn’t have air…
Christmas in Key West

Christmas in Key West

Did you know that Santa Claus is not only capable of flying a sleigh pulled by horned reindeer, he’s an accomplished mariner…

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…

Only One Day in Paradise?

For those fortunate enough to find themselves being deposited by their cruise ship in Key West for the day, here’s an…

How to Key West

Conch Republic
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The Conch Republic (that's “konk”)

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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…
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…

The Manatees

If you’ve ever had the extreme pleasure of seeing a manatee in its natural habitat then you already know what beautiful…
Key West Nude Beach

Nude Beaches in Key West

I finally treated myself to a nude beach, not in Key West, however. The experience was exhilarating and something I want to…

Key Wested: Key West History

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…

Historic Seaport at The Key West Bight

Historic Seaport at The Key West Bight
Key West has been a destination for those seeking rest and rejuvenation for hundreds of…

Key West Lighthouse(s)

The first lighthouse in Key West was built, obviously, to aid ships navigating dangerous…

The Heritage House

The property located at 410 Caroline Street has a colorful past and remarkable history.…