Fun road trip to Key West. Always an exciting journey driving the almost 200 miles from Miami. Quick stop at the African Queen in Marathon, across the dazzling scenery of the seven mile bridge and onward to Key West. A bohemian, retrograde kind of town, famous for Ernest Hemingway lookalike competitions and artistic and creative performance street acts.
Sunset in Mallory Square is an event not to be missed with the added attractions of tiki hut bars, pleasure craft and cruisers passing by in the harbour and partying for all their worth.
Florida is open for business and it feels good to travel, be free and mix and mingle with other visitors. Without International tourists the celebration may be a little subdued but really no worse for that - everyone gets to participate in the event and take time to enjoy the entertainment.
Go, Key West.
Ellen Frazer-Jameson is a journalist, author, actress. theater producer and drama coach. She co hosted the largest live late night radio show in Europe for the BBC and has appeared on national TV shows and taken leading roles on stage. She lives in Miami and London and loves to dance Argentine tango.