What to Do in Key West

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The Non-Drinker’s, Non-Swimmer’s Guide to Key West

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So you’ve come to laid back Key West for a vacation with family or friends but you don’t drink and you can’t swim. Your travel mates think you’re crazy and they leave you to make your own brand of fun while they proceed to drink their way up and…

The Girls of Fantesy Fest 2014

The masked balls, body painting, crazy parties and costume competitions of Fantasy Fest have wrapped up for another year in…
CGC INGHAM Museum

USCGC INGHAM Maritime Museum

As a former U.S. Coast Guard civilian and the wife of a retired Coastie, I’m partial to one particular Key West museum. The…

Irish Pubs of Key West

I’m an Irish girl and celebrate my ties to the Emerald Isle all year long; I don’t believe in wearing green and drinking…

How to Key West

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Earn Thousands at Fantasy Fest

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There’s a ton of cash up for grabs during Key West’s Annual ten-day bash known as Fantasy Fest. For those willing to plan ahead, be creative, and commit to a little elbow grease, there are thousands of dollars to be won in various contests. Who…

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…

Ecotourism? Prove it!

I try to live my life with a “live and let live” attitude but there’s something that really frosts my bumper and I can’t let…

Fighting the War on Drugs

About five months ago, a shiny new patrol ship docked at Key West’s Navy Pier. I nosed around and learned the pretty little…

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…

La Bella San Carlos

It seems Key West’s history is chock full of those who rocked the boat, went against the…

Wreckers' Museum/Oldest House

Wreckers' Museum/Oldest House
If I’d been alive in Key West in the early 1800’s, I’d have been a wrecker. Not a home…

The Darker Side of Key West

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