Exploring the Island of Key West

Last December, my family and I took a week long cruise around the Caribbean. One of our stops was Key West, Florida - an island city that is part of the Florida Keys known for its amazing beaches, picturesque scenery and Bahamian and Cuban history & culture. 

The view from our cruise ship.

Key West is the southernmost city in the U.S, and the temperature definitely proved that. Sunglasses and thin clothing were a must on this visit which I paired with converse for all the walking around the city we did.

What I Wore

What to See
Aside from the beautiful beaches, Key West is known for a unique style of architecture which are referred to as Conch Homes. Driving by these houses was one of my favorite parts of this entire day because of how pretty they were. I would love to buy my own conch house in Key West one day and be able to go back and visit anytime with my family. 

An essential stop in Key West is a visit to Ernest Hemingway's house, which is now a museum. The house is a beautiful, large property that is just one of many historic landmarks in Key West. It has been kept as close to the original condition as possible and it is pretty amazing.

Hemingway was a huge cat lover and there are currently still cats roaming around inside and outside of the house. There is even a pet cemetery in the corner of Hemingway's backyard with all of the names of his pet cats that passed on.

Where to Eat
The line was worth the wait at the historic Sloppy Joe's in Key West, which was frequented by Hemingway himself. There is nothing like a burger, fries and cold drink after a long day of walking in the sun.