What to Do in Key West

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B&O’s Fish Wagon

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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 it’s one of my favorite places to be entertained in Key West. B&O’s Fish Wagon is the…
West Martello Tower

West Martello Tower

I really don’t understand people who call for the demolition of old structures, especially forts. I’m not really into the…

Marrero Guest Mansion

At Key West’s Marrero’s Guest Mansion, you’re likely to be greeted by both the living and the dead. Francisco Marrero fell…

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…

How to Key West

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Retiring to Key West

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Warm weather, great beaches and no state income tax are just three of the reasons Florida earned its reputation as a retirement Mecca. Furthermore, the state's large number of retirees is a big plus, since it provides opportunities to interact with…

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…

The Plight of the Sea Turtle

If you’ve been fortunate enough to meet a sea turtle eye-to-eye, you know the feeling of being assessed by a creature who…

Oysters and the "R" Myth

Although I've lived by this rule for years, as it turns out the "R" rule has more to do with history than seasonal…

Key Wested: Key West History

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…

The Great Fire of 1886

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

The White House for White Hair

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

Speakeasy Inn & Rum Bar

There were few legitimate, good paying jobs in 1930's Key West, so in order to make ends…