• 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
  • 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
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What to Do in Key West


Royal Coronation Ball

in Things You Should Do
Think Mardi Gras on steroids and Carnival pumped up a few notches and you have Key West’s Fantasy Fest. Started more than two decades ago as a means to boost the economy during an otherwise slow season, the festival has taken on a life of its own.…

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…

Our Lady of Lourdes

Key West has been hit by more than its fair share of hurricanes. While a number of them caused only minor damage, too many…

Gay Key West

Filled with a funky charm, Key West Florida is a relaxed and easy-going place dotted with amazing restaurants and offering…

How to Key West


What is Body Paint?

in Things You Should Know
Happily looking forward to a "golden age" during his 16th-century papacy, Pope Leo X ordered a Florentine youngster be painted in gold paint from head to toe. According to historians, the boy died of lead poisoning. It wasn’t a particularly happy…

Casa Marina Resort: A Ripping

Call me crazy, but if a resort expects me to spend $640 a night, the experience better be exhilarating, indulgent, and…

Key West Roosters - A Chicken Civil War?

A visit to Key West gives a whole new perspective to the term "free range chicken." Fifty percent of the Key West wants the…
Key West Wedding

Tie the Knot in Key West

It was a romantic kiss that awakened Sleeping Beauty from her enchanted sleep and a peck on the lips transformed a frog into…

Key Wested: Key West History

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church Graveyard

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church
The widow of John William Charles Fleming granted a parcel of land to St. Paul’s on one…

Capt Tony’s Saloon; A Ghostly Past

Many years before the property at 428 Greene Street became the famous Key West watering…

The Great Fire of 1886

Entrenched in revolution with Cuba in the late 1880’s, the Spanish Empire was well aware…

Robert The Doll’s Halloween Home

Robert the Doll, Key West, Florida
Construction on the Old Post Office and Customs House began in 1889 and was completed in…