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Key West-Fun in the Sun and Night's Delights

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Beech Key West is a resort Island that hosts a whole range of fun activities for both individuals and families. Recently, I visited the island during an academic conference focused on international Academic works. Despite being busy preparing and presenting my own research there were a few hours where I could find some time to explore the local scene. If you think of Key West you should also think of Cuban culture and life. Its orientation is very much Spanish with American spicing. The day attraction rests on sandy white beaches that draw thousands of visitors every year. The beaches are located not far from the airport and near the string of local resorts. The beaches are dotted with people of all ages trying to obtain a quick sun tan before heading back to wherever they are from. The beaches are well groomed and clean. At Smather’s Beach you can parasail, rent hobie cates, windsurf, kayak and paddle boards. It’s a fun time! Duval Street The night life on Key West

The Mythical History of Fort East Martello in Key West Florida

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If you are in search of a historical get-a-way with a little bit of mystery you might want to visit Fort East Martello in Key West Florida. The old fort is located right next to the airport so you cannot miss it on either your way in or your way out.   It is both educational and thought provoking. Families can enjoy teaching their children about the history of the Civil War as well as the freakish nature of the Chucky Doll. If this hasn’t scared them into your arms then you might want to read some of the spooky letters of customers who did not believe!  During the civil war Fort East Martello was designed as additional protection for the Key West Island. Construction began in 1862 but was halted and eventually abandoned by the U.S. Army at the end of the Civil War. Not a single battle was won or fought in the West Keys region throughout the entire era of this conflict. It remained a place of teenage fun and partying until the Historical Society adopted the fort in the 1950s