• 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


Sunset at Mallory Square

in Things You Should Do
You’ve heard the stories, seen the pictures and read the guidebooks. The Sunset Celebration in Key West’s Mallory Square has a reputation across the globe for stunning views, unusual street performers and copious amounts of food and drink. Now it’s…
Bird Watching in Key West, Florida

Bird Watching in Key West

A friend of mine recently asked me where she and her husband could go bird watching in Key West and I was taken aback. I…

Garbo’s Grill: The Lone Food Truck

Food trucks seem to be the latest rage for foodies and I admit to dreaming about operating one from time to time. I love the…

Pizza; The Perfect Key West Food

I realize that while visiting a tropical island paradise, your culinary interests lean toward the fresh catch of the day,…

How to Key West


Save Key West Reefs; Eat Lionfish

in Things You Should Know
Key West and the Florida Keys are in the midst of a very serious battle to save native fish communities of the reefs. In less than a decade, the venomous Indo-Pacific lionfish has gained a substantial foothold along the Southeastern United States…
Iguanas in Key West and Southern Florida

Iguanas in Key West and Southern Florida

Dinosaurs didn’t make the cut and man did. Will someone please explain that to the iguanas that are procreating like mad all…

Gators; Not Just a Football Team

While returning home from the airport about 1am last week, I pulled into my Islamorada neighborhood (86 miles north of Key…

Holiday Deals

Everybody loves a bargain and if you’re headed to Key West, I have some information on last minute deals for you! The Key…

Key Wested: Key West History

Crazy and Talented in Key West

Key West might be a good place to analyze that long-standing stereotype that the most…

The White House for White Hair

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

Why Hemingway Stayed

Hemingway in Key West
Ernest Hemmingway’s lasting effects on Key West seem to be a reflection and result of the…

The Southernmost House

Key West research suggests William Curry lived a charmed life. When he stepped off the…