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Ten Reasons: Young Gay Men Should Visit Key West

Brad Hammer | Posted 10.07.2015 | Gay Voices
Brad Hammer

Upon our arrival in Key West everyone kept telling us about this gay snorkeling adventure. I am sure you are asking yourself, what makes this snorkeling adventure gay? Well, you put about 40 gay guys on a yacht, make it clothing optional, add booze, blast music and fly a big rainbow flag!

Hemingway at the Morgan Library

J. Michael Welton | Posted 09.03.2015 | Arts
J. Michael Welton

Ernest Hemingway: Between Two Wars opens Sept. 25 at the Morgan Library and Museum in Manhattan. It's the first-ever major museum exhibition of his work, and promises a thorough examination of how the author honed his craft and brought emotional life to his writing.

Snorkelers 'Jam Out' At Underwater Concert, Learn About Coral Reefs In The Best Way

The Associated Press | Kimberly Yam | Posted 07.13.2015 | Good News

BIG PINE KEY, Fla. (AP) — Hundreds of music-loving snorkelers and divers, joined by distance swimmer Diana Nyad, ducked beneath the waves Satur...

These Are America's Best Sunrises And Sunsets | Posted 06.22.2015 | Travel

In celebration of the solstice we present the first ever Sunny Awards for the best sunrises and sunsets nationwide. And the award goes to...

Your 2015 Guide to Coast-to-Coast Gay Pride

Jim Werner | Posted 05.29.2015 | Gay Voices
Jim Werner

This past weekend wasn't just the unofficial start of summer; it's the official start of Pride season. In the coming month the sunlight will not only stay out longer but cities will start flying the rainbow flag to celebrate their LGBT communities.

How NOT to Be a Tourist in Key West

Karl Wilder | Posted 05.21.2015 | Travel
Karl Wilder

In Key West we see them in droves on Duval Street. They tend to proclaim the deliciousness of the frozen Asian Shrimp they had at the tourist trap. They go from bar to bar some 'with live music,' drunk and bloated they plod back to their hotels to start it all over again.

6 Florida Islands That Beat The Caribbean Hands Down

Posted 04.28.2015 | Travel

If you're craving an exotic beach escape to one of the best islands in the world, then head to Florida. ...sound strange? That's because it is. While travelers usually hit Florida for its mainland party destinations like Miami and Daytona, they don't as readily take advantage of the many islands off its coast.

The Questionable Success of My 21st Birthday

Andrew Gelwicks | Posted 05.17.2015 | College
Andrew Gelwicks

Good News: An all‐paid vacation to Key West for my 21st birthday. Bad News: An all‐paid vacation to Key West for my 21st birthday with my non­‐alcohol­-consuming mother, father and older sister.

"Homosexuality and Citizenship" in Florida

Charles Francis | Posted 03.17.2015 | Gay Voices
Charles Francis

Amidst widespread joy that gay and lesbian Floridians may now legally marry, all of us should pause for a moment of silent reflection, or prayer, in the names of the many thousands of gay men and women literally destroyed by policies of the state of Florida since the 1950s.

15 LGBT Must-Dos in 2015

Jim Werner | Posted 03.06.2015 | Gay Voices
Jim Werner

The ball has dropped, the champagne has popped and the partygoers have kissed. It's a new year. Now, it's time to think about your travel calendar. Before you know it, the planet will tilt and then you'll be roasting turkey and you don't want to think, "I never got to wear that harness." That would be tragic.

Holidays, Florida Style! 5 Tropical Traditions | Posted 02.03.2015 | Travel

When the weather outside is frightful, Northerners flock to Florida to escape the cold. But with no white Christmas to mark the holiday season, you'll have to learn to celebrate like the locals.

The Hemingway House in Key West

Susan Fogwell | Posted 02.02.2015 | Travel
Susan Fogwell

It's one of the most popular tourist attractions in Key West. Originally built in the 1870s in the French Colonial Style by Asa Tift, a prominent Key West citizen, the house was given to Ernest Hemingway in 1931.

What Do J.Crew and KFC Have in Common?

Michael P. Owens | Posted 12.19.2014 | Business
Michael P. Owens

"You wouldn't think J.Crew and KFC would have anything in common, but evidently, they do." This quote from Mick McConnell, global director of Chipotle's retail design team, was made at the conclusion of the inaugural RetailSpaces retreat last month in Key West, FL.

The Irresistible Music of Wallace Stevens

Mohammed Fairouz | Posted 11.28.2014 | Books
Mohammed Fairouz

My fifteenth song cycle, Domination of Darkness, is also one of my strangest works. For this piece I chose to revisit an old poetic friend, Wallace Stevens, and set five of his early poems to music.

David Lohr

Tragic Ending Of Search For Missing Florida Woman | David Lohr | Posted 09.19.2014 | Crime

A man wanted in connection with the disappearance of his ex-girlfriend is believed to have taken his own life just hours after authorities discovered ...

David Lohr

Missing Woman's Family Pleads For Her Safe Return | David Lohr | Posted 09.15.2014 | Crime

The aunt of Tanya Gonzalez, a missing Florida woman, is pleading with the ex-boyfriend who police call a person of interest to return her unharmed. ...

Cuba One Year Later

Diana Nyad | Posted 11.10.2014 | Impact
Diana Nyad

From Havana to Key West, last year it was a swim of 110.86 miles. This year it was a double-whammy celebration of sports achievement, of city-and-national spirit, of team bonding.

Holding Down the Cat: Friends Before Facebook

Sarah Key | Posted 10.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Sarah Key

I followed my musings about old-fashioned friendship and fell under her spell again. She couldn't do it by herself. Ramona's big fierce-looking bobca...

Does Florida Really Hate Gay Marriage?

Spencer Aronfeld | Posted 09.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Spencer Aronfeld

The ban on same-sex marriage won't stop people from being gay; rather it just prevents them from publicly expressing their love by entering into a committed relationship that is recognized by the law.  Would such a marriage really be so wrong?  

The 10 Best Small Cities In America

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 09.21.2014 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

By David Jefferys, Instead of planning a trip to New York City or Los Angeles, explore some of America's quainter cities. These spots,...

The 10 Most Dreamy Islands To Retire On In America

Moira McGarvey | Posted 09.14.2014 | Fifty
Moira McGarvey

Ever dreamed about retiring to an island? Whenever I see a travel commercial with sand and water, it gets me going. The camera will zoom in behind a couple sitting in beach chairs watching the sunset with the sound of nothing but seagulls.

How to Franchise With Integrity... and Control

Karl Wilder | Posted 08.02.2014 | Business
Karl Wilder

Check the integrity of your franchises. Taste the food. Engage in additional staff training if needed. Never be a negligent parent. As your family of restaurants grows, the amount of careful training and supervision needed grows as well.

Your Guide to Coast-to-Coast Gay Pride

Jim Werner | Posted 07.19.2014 | Gay Voices
Jim Werner

Break out the white shoes and rainbow flags. Memorial Day is Monday, and gay Pride season isn't far behind. June brings long days and LGBT events across the land.

Key West Just Got Better in the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette

Rita Cook | Posted 07.05.2014 | Business
Rita Cook

The 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray is going to turn heads, but even if it is one of the sexiest cars around, it also drives as good as it looks too.

10 Reasons Florida Will Always Be The Best State To Retire

Moira McGarvey | Posted 06.30.2014 | Fifty
Moira McGarvey

When I was kid, my grandparents left Long Island and moved to Florida. At first, I was incredulous. My grandparents moved so far away from me! (I had really thought that their world revolved around me. Apparently not.) But when we took our first trip down to visit them on a school break, I began to like the idea of having grandparents in Florida.