• 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
  • 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
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What to Do in Key West


Cruises to Key West

in Things You Should Do
Key West is the southernmost city in the continental United States and is the largest of a chain of small islands called the Florida Keys. These islands are the equivalent of America’s Caribbean and they are scattered like loose gems in…

Key West Drag Queens

Just as Key West, Florida is famous for its magical sunsets and Caribbean-party atmosphere, it should be equally famous for…

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…

Snuba and Other Adventures

Key West, Florida is famous for its sunsets, pub crawls and devil-may-care attitude but it should be equally famous for its…

How to Key West


The Manatees

in Things You Should Know
If you’ve ever had the extreme pleasure of seeing a manatee in its natural habitat then you already know what beautiful creatures they are. If you haven’t been so fortunate, allow me to share some manatee love. Let’s start with a bit of biology.…
Key West Vagrant

Homeless in Paradise

If you come to Key West looking for cloying sentiment and valentine platitudes, you may be in for a big surprise. Especially…

Retiring to Key West

Warm weather, great beaches and no state income tax are just three of the reasons Florida earned its reputation as a…

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 Wested: Key West History

The White House for White Hair

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

Key West Woman’s Club

The property located at 319 Duval may be surrounded by touristy businesses and…

Fort Zachary Taylor

Construction on Key West’s Fort Zachary Taylor began in 1845, shortly after Florida was…

Key West Lighthouse(s)

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