Diana Nyad Donates Historic Cuba-Key West Swim Gear To Key West Museum – Video

Marathon swimmer Diana Nyad dedicated an exhibit at Key West’s Custom House Museum Friday, featuring items she wore during her landmark 2013 swim from Havana to Key West. The installation includes the bathing suit, goggles. and custom-designed jellyfish protection face-mask Diana Nyad used during the nearly 111-mile swim that took almost 53 hours. Nyad donated … Read more

Havana Thunder Challenge Flotilla Planned for November 

The organizers of the first sanctioned Hobie Cat sailboat race between Key West and Havana, Cuba, will be trading in their sails for high performance engines for another flotilla between the two countries in November. The group of Key Westers who organized the Havana Challenge in May will be kicking it up a notch in … Read more

3 Cuban Species in the Florida Keys

Has Cuba impacted our environment? Here are three species that have made the leap. CUBAN BROWN ANOLES This little lizard has an aggressive streak. Swiftly, quietly, the brown anole has overrun Florida. Sometimes called the Cuban anoles, they have become the most abundant vertebrate on Florida land, with recorded populations exceeding 10,000 per hectare. But really, … Read more

White House Pushing to Allow Flights to Cuba by Year End

The Obama administration reportedly is working to reach a deal with Cuba that would allow regularly scheduled commercial flights between the two countries by the end of this year. The Wall Street Journal reports that a possible agreement would allow airlines to establish service between the U.S. and Cuba as soon as this December. Administration … Read more

Keys Humor – Bridge to Cuba

Bridge Building humor A third generation Cuban immigrant was walking along a Key West beach and stumbled across an old lamp. He picked it up and rubbed it and out popped a genie. The genie said, “OK, OK. You released me from the lamp, blah blah blah. This is the fourth time this month and … Read more