Nude Beaches in Key West

Nude Beaches in Key West

Things You Should Know

Do they exist?

I finally treated myself to a nude beach, not in Key West, however. The experience was exhilarating and something I want to do again. My initial fears were centered on perverts and not-so-attractive people ruining my bucket list adventure. Although my experience was a mix…

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Retiring to Key West

Retiring to Key West

Things You Should Know

Life is Good

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 others going through the…

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Fondue at Michaels Restaurant

Fondue at Michaels Restaurant

Things You Should Do

Oh, So Yummy!

I walked six miles today at a very, very brisk pace in anticipation of where I’m taking you on this next Key West Cuisine Adventure. If you didn’t get any exercise today, then perhaps you shouldn’t read this until you burn a few hundred calories…

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Our Beloved Tropic Cinema

Our Beloved Tropic Cinema

About Key West

Now Playing

One of the many great things about living in a small community is that our residents step up to the plate again and again, responding to requests for help from local businesses, charities and fund raising organizations. It’s an amazing and heart-warming thing to witness.…

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What to Do in Key West

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New Year's Eve - Key West Style

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Key West loves to party! What's a better reason than New Year's Eve? With hopes that 2013 will bring them more money, better health, extended time in paradise and a hole lotto love, thousands of New Year's Eve revelers will gather in front of the…

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…
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…
Goombay, Key West

Bahama Village Goombay Festival

Goombay, Key West’s annual Caribbean street festival, is the official kick-off for Fantasy Fest. Thousands descend upon…

How to Key West

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Save Key West Reefs; Eat Lionfish

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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…

The Glorious Conch

Allow me to introduce you to another one of my pet peeves. It just makes me wanna dig my eardrums out with a melon baller…

Silly City Ordinances?

In the aftermath of Fantasy Fest, I recall the countless conversations about public nudity with people unfamiliar with the…

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

Crazy and Talented in Key West

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

Key West Firehouse Museum

I grew up surrounded by uncles and cousins who were in the Fire Service. One of my uncles…

The Great Fire of 1886

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

Fort Zachary Taylor

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