Where: Key West, Hemingway’s 1930s stomping grounds
Earn your stamp: Visit the Ernest Hemingway Home & Museum, where Hem wrote 70 percent of his life’s work. Charter a boat from Key West Fish Tales for an afternoon of big-game ﬁshing. Sip on Cuba libres and brag about the one that got away at Sloppy Joe’s Bar.
When to go: Hemingway days (July 16-21), which includes a lookalike contest and a literary competition judged by Ernest’s granddaughter Lorian.
Plan it now: Tours ($13) run year-round. hemingwayhome.com; half-day charters are $750 with Key West Fish Tales. keywestﬁshtales.com