Key West’s Strangest Love Story – Undying Love – Count Carl von Cosel

Writer/musician/playwright Ben Harrison tells the true macabre story of Key West’s own “Count” Carl von Cosel and his passion that defied death, for an episode titled “Grand Gestures”. Von Cosel achieved international fame in 1940 when the corpse of his true love (and former tuberculosis patient) Elena Milagro Hoyos was discovered in his secluded house … Read more

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

KeysCaribbean Resorts Special Discounts for February Fun in the Florida Keys

February in the Florida Keys features fun events to be found only in the tropical islands off Florida’s southern tip. KeysCaribbean Resorts salutes four unique Keys events and features special offers to enjoy a getaway to the Keys in February. “The Longer You Stay in Paradise, The More You Save” special discount offers a lower … Read more

3 Key West businesses Band Together Offer New Eco-Foodie Experiences

The Stoned Crab, Three Hands Fish, and Key West Legal Rum partner to create “Chef Distilled” and “The Three Hands Experience” packages to be offered beginning in the Fall of 2016. Taking a stand against the increasingly homo­genized American tourist experience, three local Key West businesses are banding together to offer two new ‘eco-foodie’ experiences … Read more

Most Beautiful Small Towns to Visit in the U.S. – Key West # 6

Many travelers get caught up in visiting large, popular cities around the world to sightsee and explore new places. Although often overlooked, small towns [Key West] often provide the greatest insights into local culture and enable travelers to engage with locals in uncommon ways. America was built upon small towns, and fortunately, many of them … Read more

Key West Greyhound Track – Tiniest in America

The Key West Greyhound Track was once billed as the Tiniest Track in America, this oval was located amid auto graveyards and cheap trailer parks in the poorest section of America’s most southeastern town. [this was actually on Stock Island] It was the literally the last stop on the road for young pups or aging … Read more

Mote Launches Coral Restoration Project in Key West

On Monday, June 13 scientists at Mote Marine Laboratory launched a coral restoration project at Fort Zachary Taylor Historic State Park in Key West, Florida with a goal of creating a publicly accessible coral restoration site at the State Park while demonstrating the techniques of current restoration strategies happening at Mote. Throughout the day, scientists … Read more

Florida Keys Summer Camps 2016

The following is a sample of some of the Florida Keys Summer Camps. Marathon sailing Summer sailing in Marathon’s Boot Key Harbor will begin with the first two week session beginning June 13 – June 24.  Each session will consist of 10 three hour classes in either the morning (9am –Noon) or afternoon (1‐4pm).  Younger sailors (5‐8 … Read more

Robert “The Haunted Doll” Rules After Dark

Robert “The Haunted Doll” is over 100 years old and resides in a glass case at Fort East Martello Museum. Since he has come to live at the Fort many strange events have been reported. “Blame It on Robert” has become a well known excuse for pranks in Key West. None of the museum staff … Read more

Florida Keys Lighthouses Endangered Historical Resources

The 6 Florida Keys Lighthouses are among the 11 “most endangered” historic sites in the state this year, says a statewide preservation group. This week, the nonprofit Florida Trust for Historic Preservation, meeting for its annual conference in Tallahassee, released its list of 2016’s most threatened historic resources. The lighthouses are on the list. Here’s what … Read more

Florida Keys History – Northwest Channel Lighthouse

1855: Northwest Channel Lighthouse was first lighted. This lighthouse was located eight miles (13 km) from Key West, Florida, at the entrance to the northwest channel to the Key West harbor. The first light was a lightship put on station in 1838. It is not known if the lightship survived the Great Havana Hurricane of 1846, which destroyed … Read more

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