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    Beginners’ lessons for modern road-trip planning

    I have a vacation coming up in a few weeks, my first on the Gateway’s dime. I share this information not to gloat about escaping the Northwest for sunny Arizona at the height of March’s drear, but rather to impart a couple of the lessons that I’ve learned in preparation for ...


    Key Peninsula full of authors, resources for fellow writers

    The Key Peninsula is alive with working authors. Four new books will be on the shelves in the next few months, including two by first-time authors Ted Olinger and Don Tjossem.


    Time to update an outdated peninsula map

    Four months and change into my time at the Gateway, I’ve begun to feel acclimated to the sometimes challenging geography of our coverage area — the way the meandering Key Peninsula Highway deceives you into thinking you’ve already driven past your destination, or the vital importance...