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10 Travel Ideas for 2017 (We'll Need It)

Jim Werner | Posted 02.01.2017 | Queer Voices
Jim Werner

If I were a betting man -- and I am, especially for those penny slots in the Vegas airport -- I'd venture to say that 2017 will be a year when we need...

Here Are The Great American Road Trips You Need To Take Before You Die

The Huffington Post | Abigail Williams | Posted 01.04.2017 | Travel

There’s no doubt that international travel is glorious. But sometimes we’re so eager to go abroad that we forget to be tourists in our own country...

THE PAINTED KEY: AN ARTIST'S TRAVELOGUE OF KEY WEST

Elizabeth Sobieski | Posted 11.25.2016 | Miami
Elizabeth Sobieski

THE PAINTED KEY: AN ARTIST'S TRAVELOGUE OF KEY WEST By Elizabeth Sobieski Flamingo 1832, 2016, Acrylic on ...

Grandma Is Topless & Liberating!

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 11.02.2016 | Travel
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

"Fantasy Fest" is America's most liberating party, but beyond the skin, costumes and endless tides of good-times, it is a reminder of what frees Ameri...

Take Risks, Have Fun

Christina Oxenberg | Posted 09.22.2016 | Comedy
Christina Oxenberg

Take risks. Have fun. And yes, the party was terrific, but top secret. I'm home in Key West now and off to the beach for a kip in the sunshine.

Glamorous As Marilyn

Christina Oxenberg | Posted 09.02.2016 | Good News
Christina Oxenberg

One night last week at David Wolkowsky's residence, for his 97th birthday, with his little sis the divine concert pianist Beth Greenberg, at 95, playing her own version of Happy Birthday. Guests were instructed not to bring gifts, naturally no one complied and David's glorious home was more full than usual with orchids. I too disobeyed the request. I have a trove of Nancy Berry Photography note cards, each a serious piece of gorgeous artwork.

Band Blows Up Parrot!

Christina Oxenberg | Posted 08.25.2016 | Entertainment
Christina Oxenberg

John mixes things up and these days on Sundays, from noon to 4pm Captain Blues, a local treasure, takes the stage and anyone with an instrument and any courage can join an impromptu jazzy/bluesy band. Captain Blues leads meanwhile belting out tunes.

In Novel Coincidence, Hemingway Wins Hemingway Look-Alike Contest

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 07.25.2016 | Weird News

The 36th Annual Ernest “Papa” Hemingway Look-Alike Contest ended in a way that can only be described as novel. For the first time ever, the winnin...

48 Hours in Key West: Summer Weekender Edition

Lindsay Tucker | Posted 07.25.2016 | Travel
Lindsay Tucker

In our family, making the most of summer means frequent weekend trips. It also means cramming as much leisure time into 48 hours as possible. For my husband and I, Key West is always an obvious choice, as it's a short plane ride from Boston and it never lacks for things to do.

Happy Birthday To Ernest Hemingway, With Love From His Many-Toed Cats

The Huffington Post | Jillian Capewell | Posted 07.21.2016 | Arts

A cat has absolute emotional honesty: human beings, for one reason or another, may hide their feelings, but a cat does not. attributed to Ernest Hemin...

The Miami of the German World

Dr. Dr. phil. Immanuel Fruhmann | Posted 06.20.2016 | Travel
Dr. Dr. phil. Immanuel Fruhmann

Graz is a town, some say city (depending on your definition) you might not expect to exist in the German-speaking world. It may have something to do with the fact, that you have never heard of a city called Graz to exist.

A Quick Travel Guide to Key West, Florida

Sarah Laurence | Posted 06.01.2016 | Travel
Sarah Laurence

The southernmost city in the USA, about two hours' drive south of Miami, is Key West. America's tropical island, it's a grown-up's amusement park, and is infamous for the escapades of past inhabitants.

Living The Dream

Christina Oxenberg | Posted 05.27.2016 | Comedy
Christina Oxenberg

As tourists visit Key West so does stormy weather. Each leaves his own detritus, whether teardrops or raindrops. Eating a sunny morning alive a wind ...

2016 Guide to Coast-to-Coast Gay Pride

Jim Werner | Posted 05.28.2016 | Queer Voices
Jim Werner

Chicago Gay Pride Parade photo by C. Robertson flickr.com Break out the white shoes and rainbow flags. This weekend isn't just the unofficial start...

New Orleans Jazz Fest -- 'When Doves Sing Not Cry'

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 05.09.2016 | Travel
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

Don't cry for New Orleans. While it was a time to mourn the loss of a great talent, Prince, the New Orleans Jazz Fest was a confirmation and celebration of the reincarnation of the City many had written off as dead a decade earlier.

Piano Key, Florida

Christina Oxenberg | Posted 04.29.2016 | Comedy
Christina Oxenberg

When I was seven, I remember being dispatched for a week to the house of an old lady, a friend of my mother's. In the house was a piano and I took to sitting on the wood bench and tapping at the black and white bars, beguiled by the sounds.

Should You Visit the Florida Keys?

Sidonie Sawyer | Posted 03.14.2017 | Travel
Sidonie Sawyer

So should you visit? Yes, if you have time and are ready to relax and let go with no schedule and no tight social rules. No, if you only have one day to spare, are hurried tourists, or have expectations of any kind.

Fighting Chicken Nuggets of Key West

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 02.23.2017 | Green
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

Brought to the island as fighting cocks but then set free from the brutal blood sport to roam as protected citizens of Key West, the roosters have become a cultural treasure, symbolic of co-existence and a liberated mindset.

On the Road Again - Gilligan's Compelling Journey in 2015

Susan Sacirbey | Posted 02.11.2017 | Travel
Susan Sacirbey

This story is dedicated to Gilligan, (July 4, 2001 - December 29, 2015) our beloved family member, travel companion, and friend who taught us how cats...

Primitive Camping at the Dry Tortugas

Stefanie Payne | Posted 02.09.2017 | Travel
Stefanie Payne

Ideally, our route along the Greatest American Road Trip should coincide with park seasonality. While we would love to be able to visit the national p...

Free Florida Fun

Christina Oxenberg | Posted 02.07.2017 | Entertainment
Christina Oxenberg

For five centuries many have contributed to creating this perfect tiny city of Key West. Lush with green dripping trees dangling with flowers amongst ...

5 Great Destination Marathons 2016

Orbitz.com | Posted 01.14.2017 | Travel
Orbitz.com

With the new year well behind us, it's time to make good on those resolutions. Instead of that vague goal of getting in shape or being healthy, try a firm resolution that you can hold yourself to: completing in a marathon.

16 LGBT Must-Dos in 2016

Jim Werner | Posted 01.12.2017 | Queer Voices
Jim Werner

It's that time of the year again: resolutions! Before you resolve to volunteer more, drink less and eat healthier you should jot down ways to improve your 2016 travel calendar.

Writers on Writing

Christina Oxenberg | Posted 01.11.2017 | Arts
Christina Oxenberg

Only in Key West, at the Annual Literary Seminar, will you find as many luminaries in the audience as those illuminating the stage. The theme of this year's Seminar is the examination of the short story. The authors invited to speak were not exclusively short story writers. But all had engaged in the art form.

The 13 Naughtiest Hotels in the World, Ranked

Oyster | Posted 12.09.2016 | Travel
Oyster

We might be in need of some redemption as well, and to make ourselves feel better, we made a list of the 13 naughtiest hotels in the world. Let's just say, they're definitely getting coal.