5 Great Key West Bars: Belly Up

By Chris King Bob Leonard spent most of his adult life helping men like Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Sr. drive race cars as fast as possible. Now, he’s spending his golden years helping people slow down. The man known as “Bahama Bob” traded the high-speed, high-stress world of auto racing for a…

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Visit Harry Truman's Little White House in Key West

By Gary McKechnie If Florida could ever lay claim to a president, one of the best would be Number 33: Harry S Truman. Sure, he was born in Missouri, but he had a soft spot in his heart for Florida. In particular, Key West. An interesting fact: Truman came to Key West because he was poor. In the…

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The Florida Keys: The Southernmost Point in Key West

Jeff Klinkenberg A rooster crows in the distance. A palm tree sways. A tourist hands me his camera in front of a concrete marker on the corner of Whitehead and South Streets. For the record, I am taking the photograph at 24 degrees 33 minutes north latitude and 81 degrees 45 minutes – it’s…

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The Florida Keys: The Perky Bat Tower on Lower Sugarloaf

Jeff Klinkenberg Dreamers and schemers have always been drawn to the Florida Keys. My favorite dreamer was a hustler named Richter Clyde Perky. In 1929, he envisioned the Florida Keys as a paradise that would draw thousands of visitors eager to part with their money to stay at a resort he was…

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The Florida Keys: Hemingway House & Museum in Key West

Jeff Klinkenberg Writers have always loved the Keys, none more famous than Ernest Hemingway, who bought a beautiful Spanish colonial home at 907 Whitehead Street in 1931 and stayed eight years. It’s a major tourist destination. I always go. I like to walk around the tropical gardens and imagine…

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6 Things for Families to Do in Key West

By Carrie McLaren Key West, the southernmost city in the continental United States, is known as a party town, and rich in history and charm. It's also a great place to have fun with your kids. Here’s a look at some of the hotspots around the city for families: Ripley’s Believe It Or Not…

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Activities For You and Your Dog in Key West

​By Dalia Colón Key West welcomes party animals—and we’re not just talking about the revelers whooping it up on Duval Street. The Conch Republic is as hospitable to four-legged visitors as it is to their human companions. If you and your favorite roll dog find yourselves with a weekend to spend in…

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The Florida Keys: A Tasty Slice of Florida History in Key West

By: Jeff Klinkenberg We take our Key lime pie seriously in Florida. Try to pass off a pie made with a Persian lime and we will call you out. Key limes are as small as golf balls. They’re greenish-yellow and mouth-puckering tart. You can’t have a Key lime pie without them. Now for the bad news. The…

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