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Welcome to the online blog for traveler/writer/photographer Steven Barber. Come in. Relax. Take off your shoes and socks -- or any other article of clothing, this is the internet. Have a look around. I hope to intrigue, amuse, entertain, and maybe provoke you just a little. I love to find adventure. All I need is a change of clothes, my Nikon, an open mind and a strong cup of coffee.

Thursday, June 29, 2017


Key West, and the island of the same name it sits upon, is located at the far southwest of the Florida Keys, tracing its roots back to prehistoric times.

Today it's a bohemian haven where live and let live is pretty much the town's motto. It's a place where one of the town's primary festivities is watching the sun set.

The locals call themselves Conchs, after the Conch shell, and have declared independence from the United States, setting up the Conch Republic in the process. It sells t-shirts and amuses the tourists.

Perhaps the most famous Conch is Ernest Hemingway, who lived and thrived in Key West, raising dozens of cats who live there until this day.

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