• 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
  • 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
  • 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
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What to Do in Key West


Our Lady of Lourdes

in Things You Should Do
Key West has been hit by more than its fair share of hurricanes. While a number of them caused only minor damage, too many were disastrous. However, since the construction of a small grotto by an unassuming nun, Key West has evaded the treacherous…

Which Way to the Beach?

I remember quite well my first trip to Key West. I was a naïve, inexperienced traveler fresh off the family farm in western…

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…

Being Naked in Key West

I love the feel of the warm Key West sun on my Irish freckled skin. It’s a sensation I crave on a daily basis and during…

How to Key West


Sea Turtle Nesting Season

in Things You Should Know
In the Florida Keys, sea turtles begin coming ashore to nest in April. Nesting sea turtles include the loggerhead, which are the most commonly seen around the Keys, the green turtle and the leatherback, which are uncommon. During the summer months,…

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…

The Manatees

If you’ve ever had the extreme pleasure of seeing a manatee in its natural habitat then you already know what beautiful…
Fat Albert

What is that balloon in the sky near Key West?

Maybe you’ve seen it? Hovering in the air, ocean-side, less than twenty miles from Key West? It’s a big white blimpish…

Key Wested: Key West History

"Bronze John" Ain't No Tan Tourist

Does the buzz of a mosquito cause you to start swatting at the air around your head? Do…

The Darker Side of Key West

It comes as no surprise that Key West brings to mind perfectly romantic images of rum…

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church Graveyard

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church
The widow of John William Charles Fleming granted a parcel of land to St. Paul’s on one…

Mel Fisher, Treasure Hunter

During the 1600’s, many treasure-laden Spanish ships made their voyages through the…