• 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
  • 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
  • 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


Thanksgiving in Paradise

in Things You Should Do
Rather than performing the traditional Thanksgiving dance, which most likely involves stuffing yourself with turkey and the vast array of fattening sides, experience the day Key West style. A cold weather Thanksgiving is nice, but at least once in…

Joe's Tap Room: Yes, Craft Beer Exists Here!

You’ve all seen the T-Shirts and bumper stickers that read, “Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy” and…
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…

Fondue at Michaels Restaurant

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…

How to Key West


Oysters and the "R" Myth

in Things You Should Know
Although I've lived by this rule for years, as it turns out the "R" rule has more to do with history than seasonal choices...at least these days. In other words, it's no longer true! The rule goes back to the 1700s and perhaps even earlier. Around…

Catching Lobster and Crab in Key West

There are so many tremendous benefits to living in the Florida Keys; legendary diving and snorkeling, a laid back…

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…

When in Key West: Hotels vs Bed and Breakfasts

You’re planning a trip to paradise and you want everything to be perfect but you also want to get your hard-earned money’s…

Key Wested: Key West History

Key Lime Pie; A Surprisingly Rich History

Chicago is known for deep dish and hot dogs, Philadelphia for its cheese steak. Just like…

The Great Fire of 1886

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

The Creepy Tale of Carl Tanzler

Key West is chock full of legends of pirates and rum runners and ghosts and out of the…

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…