Key West: Fantasy Now, Always

2013-10-19-IMG_1095.JPGErnest Hemingway wrote, “Everyone behaves badly — given the chance.” Yes, old Ernie knew Key West.

The southernmost island of everyone’s favorite archipelago lures travelers year-round. A come-as-you-are spirit, tropical atmosphere, beautiful landscaping, crystal water and clothing-optional attitude — what’s not to love? Key West means happiness.

Always ready for a party, Cuba’s tiny neighbor amps it up during Fantasy Fest, a 10-day, no-holds-barred fête filled with costumes, body paint, drinking, dancing, life loving and skin aplenty. I consider it a high holy day (lowercase; no offense here!) and fly south for it every year, meticulously planned outfits in tow. The celebration — themed “Super Heroes, Villains & Beyond” for 2013 — is going down right now.

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