Key West’s Ernest Hemingway Home & Museum

The Hemingway home was purchased for the author and his then wife, Pauline, by her wealthy uncle Gus in 1931 shortly after the couple arrived on the island of Key West. Built in 1851 in the Spanish Colonial style, the Hemingways undertook extensive restorations to revitalize the home. One of the unique features added to […]

Visit Key West: Southernmost Point in the Continental United States

Easily one of the most popular sites in Key West and a given backdrop to million’s vacation photos, the massive, concrete “buoy” marking the southernmost point in the continental United States is stationed a mere 90 miles from Cuba. The city erected the monument in 1983 and its popularity has yet to wane. The lines […]

Puerto Rico Cockfighting at Club Gallistico

Whether or not you may agree with it, cockfighting still exists as a gaming sport in Puerto Rico and is considered to many as an important part of the island’s cultural history. First introduced by the Spanish in the 16th century, the sport was briefly banned in the late 1800’s until it was legalized in […]

Naples, A City to Die For…

‘Go to Naples and then die’, the Italians say. It’s a play on words – a coastal town near Naples sounds like the Italian word for die – but the grim humour is in the supposed truth of the phrase. The city does have a seamy side and tourist tales of bag snatches and rip-off […]

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