Articles Tagged ‘Key West’

Know Before You Go: Hurricanes

Know Before You Go: Hurricanes May 19, 2011 | Travel Tips | Read More
Frequently Asked Questions June 1 is the start of the 2011 hurricane season. What does that mean if you are traveling to the Florida Keys?  Here are some helpful, frequently asked questions to offset any worries as you plan for travel to the Keys between June 1 and Nov. 30, the end of the season. Example...

Key West is a Drag

Key West is a Drag May 1, 2011 | Events | Read More
KEY WEST, Fla. — The weekend after the royal wedding, “Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge,” ruled on Key West’s famed Duval Street — while riding on a decorated bed on wheels during the madcap Conch Republic Red Ribbon Bed Race. Actually Kate was Lucas Czajkowski (pronounced Cha-cow-ski), who...

Flagler Era Bicycle Tours in Key West

Flagler Era Bicycle Tours in Key West March 29, 2011 | Things to Do | Read More
As the Florida Keys gear up to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Henry Flagler arriving in Key West aboard his namesake railroad, there are a series of informal bicycle tours designed to highlight Henry Flagler’s legacy in the southernmost island.  Tours are presented by the Florida Keys Overseas...

Follow the Florida Keys South

Follow the Florida Keys South March 17, 2011 | Travel Tips | Read More
Driving south along the scenic Overseas Highway has become more informative and enjoyable with the release of the audio CD “Florida Keys Road Trip, Miami To Key West by Mile Markers,” the brainchild of Keys resident Harry Bowman. Meticulously created and narrated to follow the highway from MM 126...

Flagler Railroad Marks 100 Years

Flagler Railroad Marks 100 Years February 28, 2011 | What's New | Read More
In January 1912, the first Oversea Railway train steamed from the Florida mainland through the Florida Keys to Key West, marking the completion of the railroad that connected the previously isolated islands with each other and the mainland. Florida East Coast Railway, Key West Extension. Train on the...

New Flagler Railroad Exhibit Premiers

New Flagler Railroad Exhibit Premiers January 13, 2011 | What's New | Read More
On Jan. 22, 1912, the first Oversea Railway train steamed from the Florida mainland through the Florida Keys to Key West, marking the completion of the railroad connecting the previously isolated islands with the mainland and each other. Ninety-nine years later, the Key West Museum of Art & History...

Kayak the Florida Keys Backcountry

Kayak the Florida Keys Backcountry January 5, 2011 | Things to Do | Read More
Paddle a kayak through the backcountry waters of the Florida Keys, and you’ll see one of the world’s most diverse marine life ecosystems. The quiet, shallow backwater region of flats and mangrove islands has inspired many naturalists and outdoor enthusiasts to combine environmental tourism...

New Year’s Celebration LIVE from Key West

New Year’s Celebration LIVE from Key West December 31, 2010 | Events, Things to Do | Read More
In this photo released by the Florida Keys News Bureau, "Sushi," portrayed by female impersonator Gary Marion, begins to descend to Duval Street in a giant reproduction of a woman's high heel at the Bourbon Street Pub late Thursday, Dec. 31, 2009, in Key West. Photo by Andy Newman/Florida...

Key West Has Gone to the Dogs

Key West Has Gone to the Dogs October 28, 2010 | Events | Read More
Animal antics took center stage in Key West Wednesday evening during the annual Pet Masquerade and Parade, a wacky costume competition for barking, meowing and squawking revelers and their human companions. Photos by Rob O'Neal/Florida Keys News Bureau The showcase of “animal magnetism” was a...

‘Insanity’ at Fantasy Fest 2010 Means Crazy Costumes

‘Insanity’ at Fantasy Fest 2010 Means Crazy Costumes September 28, 2010 | Events, Things to Do | Read More
Photos by Andy Newman/Florida Keys News Bureau With more than 40 masquerade contests, themed parties, parades and other spectacles during its 10-day schedule, Key West’s Fantasy Fest is to push the skills and imaginations of costume creators and mask makers to the limit. The 2010 masking and costuming...