Travels: Key West

Key West Beach House

Home sweet home! I must say, it feels good to be back in Pittsburgh after spending the past week in Key West. Mum and I had the chance to take a rather impromptu vacation and while it was a much-needed getaway, there’s truly no place like home.

I’m not much of a hot weather kinda gal, but made an exception for a visit to see Hemingway’s home cats. Let’s be honest, that’s the main reason I chose Key West. And pie.

Key West Beach House
Key West flower
southernmost point
Key West
beach house key west
Kayaking TiLT

Mum and I had the opportunity to go sea kayaking and good news – I didn’t float out to the open ocean! If you ever get the chance to go, I’d highly recommend it. As much as I love relaxing on vacation, I’m a firm believer that you need a little adventure, and this was a perfect blend of the two. We got to explore both mangroves and open water, and saw eagle rays, nurse sharks, ibises; and got to hold everything from sea cucumbers to starfish!

Key West sunsetKey West pier
Rather than overwhelm you with photographs, I figure I’ll space out my travels into little mini-recaps over the next few days. We had the chance to see quite a few neat things, and while I didn’t lose anything in Key West that I need to go back there (it’s a bit too hot for me!) Mum and I had a marvelous vacation!

Up next…the Hemingway Home & Museum!

Have you been to Key West? Not a tropical-destination kinda vacationer? Where would you like to visit this summer?