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Primitive Camping at the Dry Tortugas

Stefanie Payne | Posted 02.10.2016 | 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 02.08.2016 | 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 ...

Backstreet Boy Nick Carter Sued Over Florida Bar Fight

AP | Carly Ledbetter | Posted 01.26.2016 | Entertainment

KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) — An employee of a Key West, Florida, bar is suing Backstreet Boys singer Nick Carter over an altercation that resulted in ...

5 Great Destination Marathons 2016

Orbitz.com | Posted 01.15.2016 | 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 02.02.2016 | 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 01.11.2016 | 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 12.09.2015 | 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.

Turkey Day Traditions, Slander Resort Style

Wendy E. Simmons | Posted 11.24.2015 | Travel
Wendy E. Simmons

Every Thanksgiving at around 4:30 p.m., Michael, my stepdad who I consider my dad-dad, starts nudging my mom, sister, and me to get moving.

Our Own Third World

Peter A. Georgescu | Posted 11.04.2015 | Religion
Peter A. Georgescu

Key West has long been a vacation destination and a place where many luminaries have owned homes, from Ernest Hemingway to James Merrill. Yet these days on the island, you'll see the kind of disparities in income common on more remote vacation spots like Jamaica.

What Most People Don't Know About The State Of Florida

Dan LaCombe | Posted 10.28.2015 | Fifty
Dan LaCombe

Being my first winter after retirement, I wanted to take my time getting to know the Sunshine State, albeit in my own unorthodox fashion. I had lazily meandered down Florida's Atlantic coast in January, around the Keys in February, and up the Gulf Coast & across the Panhandle in March.

Ten Reasons: Young Gay Men Should Visit Key West

Brad Hammer | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer 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

Orbitz.com | Posted 06.22.2015 | Travel
Orbitz.com

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 02.02.2016 | Queer 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 02.02.2016 | Queer 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 02.02.2016 | Queer 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

Orbitz.com | Posted 02.03.2015 | Travel
Orbitz.com

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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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 ...