Senior Adventures

Key West Museums Offer a Colorful Historic Adventure

Key West’s colorful history includes Spanish galleon shipwreck treasures and artifacts, famous artists and eccentrics, a cigar-making heyday, a vibrant past as a bustling seaport and even an eerie haunted doll. So it’s no surprise to find that cultural and historic richness preserved, spotlighted and celebrated in the island city’s many museums.

By |2019-08-14T22:58:02-04:00August 14, 2019|

Discovering ‘Secret’ Gardens of the Florida Keys

Hidden gardens, nurtured and enjoyed by Keys locals, protect and preserve rare and exotic trees, plants and flowers. And they’re open to the public, providing behind-the-walls access, during winter garden tours. Exploring these spots is a unique treat that lets visitors make a meaningful connection to the island chain’s natural world.

By |2020-04-07T13:16:14-04:00January 29, 2019|

Recording a Legend: “A Mother’s Love” by Coffee Butler and Cliff Sawyer

Coffee Butler is a Key West treasure. The 90-year-old musician recently released an album with vocalist Cliff Sawyer, backed by a cast of stellar Key West musicians -- a collaboration that has been called a Key West version of the phenomenal Buena Vista Social Club. In words and photographs, guest blogger Ralph De Palma chronicles the story of the album's release.

By |2018-11-28T18:42:17-05:00November 28, 2018|

‘Connect & Protect’ the Florida Keys’ Natural World

Through the Keys' new “Connect & Protect” program, visitors can help preserve the destination's priceless natural world while having meaningful and memorable vacations. The program spotlights eco-travel offerings, natural experiences, environmental attractions and adventures, simple pleasures and ways visitors can make a difference while exploring the islands from Key Largo to Key West.

By |2021-05-13T16:00:29-04:00September 12, 2018|

A September to Remember for Kids and Families

The Florida Keys are full of attractions that can make vacation days together absolutely unforgettable for parents, kids, grandparents and extended families. And from Sept. 3-30, the Key West Attractions Association invites families to explore everything from fun-filled tours to watersports adventures with the value-added "Kids Free" program.

By |2018-08-22T21:39:36-04:00August 22, 2018|

Sea Turtle Time in the Keys!

It's sea turtle nesting and hatching season in the Florida Keys — AND two sea turtles rehabilitated at Marathon's Turtle Hospital were recently released to take part in the famed Tour de Turtles. Keys visitors and residents are buzzing about heartwarming video of brand-new hatchlings and the chance to track the Tour de Turtles "competitors" online.

By |2021-05-13T16:00:20-04:00August 15, 2018|

The ‘Papa’ and Paula

Paula Deen’s husband, Michael Groover, looks a lot like Ernest Hemingway. So much, in fact, that he triumphed over 150 other entrants to win the 2018 Sloppy Joe’s Hemingway® Look-Alike Contest, the undisputed highlight of Key West’s annual Hemingway Days festival.

By |2021-05-13T15:49:48-04:00July 25, 2018|

Authors and Artists Make Key West a Creative Haven

Artists, authors, playwrights and poets have been lured to Key West and seized upon its one-of-a-kind environment of creativity, natural beauty and sometimes eccentric qualities — making it the muse for some of their most acclaimed career accomplishments.

By |2020-04-09T15:12:26-04:00June 6, 2018|
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