Spanish Gold and A Lost Opportunity

A Short Story Opportunity Missed In 1622 Havana Cuba was the capital of the Spanish Empire in the New World. Treasures of gems, gold and silver poured into Havana from South America, Mexico and the other islands. From there large fleets sailed back to Spain heavily loaded with this treasure. Late that summer a fleetContinue reading “Spanish Gold and A Lost Opportunity”

Paradise with a Twist – Key West

Key West Florida Key West is the exclamation mark at the end of the sentence that is the Keys. This town has been a magnet for adventurers, the famous and fortune seekers for well over a hundred years. Over the years it has attracted a number of the rich and famous including Ernest Hemingway, TennesseeContinue reading “Paradise with a Twist – Key West”

Eating the Florida Keys (Part 3)

Part Three – Restaurants in the Keys Coming to the Keys most people are looking for Sun, sand and water with fresh seafood being a good expectation. Our suggestion is to approach Keys seafood with a simple rule – “the simpler, the better”. Florida’s waters are famous for Florida lobsters (also called spiny lobster orContinue reading “Eating the Florida Keys (Part 3)”

Key West Port of Call

Many western Caribbean cruises include Key West, Florida as one of their port visits. This city has much to offer a one-day visitor from history to shopping to just soaking up the atmosphere of Americas most southern place. Where You Dock – Cruise ships dock along the waterfront right at Mallory Square in the heartContinue reading “Key West Port of Call”

Key West, The Historic, Exotic Island You Can Drive To

Part Two – Key West in the Florida Keys An Introduction To The Florida Keys Key West, A Different Sort of Place Where to Dine In The Keys (coming soon) Is It Time To Visit The Keys Again? (coming soon) Key West is the exclamation mark at the end of the sentence that is the Keys. ThisContinue reading “Key West, The Historic, Exotic Island You Can Drive To”

Back To The Florida Keys? (In 4 Parts)

When I was a kid growing up in the Northeast more than a few years ago, I thought Florida was the promised land, paradise and the most exotic place I could imagine – all rolled up in one. I was in my twenties before I ever made it there but I had long dreamed ofContinue reading “Back To The Florida Keys? (In 4 Parts)”

Cruising the Caribbean III

The Seven Day Caribbean Itinerary  If you are looking for a little bigger taste of the Caribbean than those three or four night cruises, the next step up is the week-long cruise. The major cruise lines typically divide their itineraries between east and west Caribbean. The east usually includes St. Thomas and the Dutch sideContinue reading “Cruising the Caribbean III”