• 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


The Non-Drinker’s, Non-Swimmer’s Guide to Key West

in Things You Should Do
So you’ve come to laid back Key West for a vacation with family or friends but you don’t drink and you can’t swim. Your travel mates think you’re crazy and they leave you to make your own brand of fun while they proceed to drink their way up and…

Hog's Breath Saloon

I’ve spent so much of my hard-earned cash at the Hog’s Breath Saloon, they should send me a monthly royalties check or, at…

Spas in Key West

You’ve come to Key West, Florida to wrap yourself in our laid back atmosphere and calming island vibe but the everyday…

USCGC INGHAM Maritime Museum

As a former U.S. Coast Guard civilian and the wife of a retired Coastie, I’m partial to one particular Key West museum. The…

How to Key West


Gators; Not Just a Football Team

in Things You Should Know
While returning home from the airport about 1am last week, I pulled into my Islamorada neighborhood (86 miles north of Key West), anxious to be home and in my own bed. Yanked from my daydream of sleeping in and breakfast in bed, I slammed on the…

Sea Turtle Nesting Season

In the Florida Keys, sea turtles begin coming ashore to nest in April. Nesting sea turtles include the loggerhead, which are…

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…

Earn Thousands at Fantasy Fest

There’s a ton of cash up for grabs during Key West’s Annual ten-day bash known as Fantasy Fest. For those willing to plan…

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 White House for White Hair

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

Capt Tony’s Saloon; A Ghostly Past

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

La Bella San Carlos

It seems Key West’s history is chock full of those who rocked the boat, went against the…

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