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Holidays, Florida Style! 5 Tropical Traditions

Orbitz.com | Posted 12.08.2014 | 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 12.03.2014 | 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 ...

David Lohr

Missing Woman's Family Pleads For Her Safe Return

HuffingtonPost.com | 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, CNTraveler.com 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.

The 15 Most Amazing Places Uncle Sam Could Send You

The Huffington Post | Chloe Fox | Posted 04.29.2014 | Politics

Did you know the U.S. military maintains roughly 1,000 military installations around the world? That includes almost 200 installations in Germany, rou...

This Key West Bar Is an Ex-Morgue With Bodies Still Buried in It

Roadtrippers | Posted 06.04.2014 | Travel
Roadtrippers

Not only was the building used as Key West's first morgue, it was also the location of the infamous "Hanging Tree," which was responsible for hanging 16 pirates and one woman who had stabbed her husband and two children to death. Ghost hunters claim she haunts the bar to this day.

So Much To See In The Florida Keys

AP | By SUZETTE LABOY | Posted 06.02.2014 | Travel

KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) — From the treasures of a 1622 shipwreck to 4,000 years of diving history, more than a dozen museums are spread across the more ...

Fugitive's 18-Year Run Ends On Key West Houseboat

The Huffington Post | Michael McLaughlin | Posted 03.25.2014 | Crime

A woman who fled federal authorities 18 years ago was arrested Friday in Key West when documents showing her real name got shuffled among bogus forms ...

WATCH: The Taxi Ride That Changed My Life

Posted 03.21.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

Sometimes the smallest things can initiate the biggest changes. For life coach Whitney Hess, that thing was a mere cab ride. "I was sitting in a ta...

Grippando Turns Up the Heat With BLACK HORIZON

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 05.04.2014 | Books
Jackie K. Cooper

Book Review Jackie K Cooper ...

10 Delicious Reasons You Should Be In Key West Right Now

Julie R. Thomson | Posted 02.26.2014 | Taste

Besides all the sunshine, of course.

Hemingway Would Not Be Pleased: The Sinking of Key West

Sidonie Sawyer | Posted 03.29.2014 | Green
Sidonie Sawyer

Key West is so flat, so low, predictions have been made that Key West could one day disappear from the horizon line, to be covered by a mix of Atlantic Ocean waters and Gulf of Mexico rise. The problem now is rain water.

10 Florida Tours To Float Your Boat (PHOTOS)

Visit Florida | Posted 03.05.2014 | Travel
Visit Florida

The first tourists in Florida arrived by boat -- Juan Ponce de Leon and his crew, 500 years ago -- and it's still the best way to see the Sunshine State.

PHOTOS: The Hands-Down Best Halloween Party In Florida

Posted 10.31.2013 | Miami

"Everyone behaves badly -- given the chance," longtime Florida Keys resident Ernest Hemmingway wrote in "The Sun Also Rises." So when it came time ...