30 Eco-Trips in Florida: The Best Nature Excursions (and How to Leave Only Your Footprints) / Edition 1

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Take only pictures, leave only footprints, and don’t forget to bring this book!


If you long for high-quality, less-trafficked, authentic adventures amid Florida’s increasingly developed natural areas, this book is the perfect guide to finding them and enjoying them responsibly. Veteran ecotripper Holly Ambrose shares her intimate knowledge of Florida’s wild side in this comprehensive collection of the 30 best undisturbed places to explore across the state.

Divided into four specific geographic regions covering the entire state from the Panhandle to the Lower Keys, the guide provides a complete overview of each with general background information, descriptions of wildlife and recreational opportunities, places to stay from campgrounds to more formal lodging, and detailed listings for nature tours and outfitters in each area. Ambrose also recommends side trips to adjacent natural spots and attractions, provides a special section on bird and wildlife viewing, and advises how to reduce one’s impact on the environment.



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Editorial Reviews

Chicago Tribune
"Forget what you did during spring break in Ft. Lauderdale and Panama City Beach. The real wildlife of Florida isn’t to be found in the bars and discos. You’ll find it, instead, hiking the trails or kayaking the waterways of the state and national park systems lined up in '30 Eco-Trips in Florida.' "
Fort Myers News Press
"A guide to getting away from it all in natural splendor with tips and hints on what to look for and where to stay. "
May 21, 2006
Gainesville Sun
"...concern for the human impact on nature is all important to her version of tourism."
Jan. 7, 2006
Salt Lake Tribune
"The sunshine state offers wonderful natural attractions, as highlighted in the new book "30 Eco-Trips in Florida."
Wavelength Magazine
"Contains a wealth of information for a lifetime of exploring Florida’s wild places... This very comprehensive guide will open your eyes to Florida’s natural beauty whether you are a resident or visitor. "
Library Journal
Both of these titles address travel in Florida in different and distinctive ways. In 30 Eco-Trips, part of the new "Wild Florida" series that will focus on outdoor activities and environmental aspects of the Sunshine State, Ambrose, editor of EcoFlorida magazine, divides the state by geographic region and for each region provides eco-activities like trail tripping, boating, tours, and attractions as well as information about the area's wildlife, habitats, and, briefly, camping and lodging. Three appendixes furnish further resources and wildlife information. While rather standard in format and presentation, this book nonetheless provides a unique focus. Highway A1A, conversely, is different from Eco-Trips and other standard travel books in both presentation and content. Hiller, who has worked extensively in the tourism field and is currently a speaker and consultant on alternative forms of tourism, has something of a love-hate relationship with the state he has lived in and written about since 1958. Part 1 of his book offers narratives that examine tourism and the history and impact of development on each county along the A1A highway (which follows the eastern coastline of Florida). Part 2 provides annotated listings of information sources, attractions, dining, and lodging. Readers will come away feeling that they have just been handed an insider's view of where to go, what to see, and what it's all about down the southern Atlantic coast. Both books are recommended for all travel collections.-Louise Feldmann, Colorado State Univ. Lib., Fort Collins Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780813028507
  • Publisher: University Press of Florida
  • Publication date: 10/28/2005
  • Series: Wild Florida Series
  • Edition description: First
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 368
  • Sales rank: 1,447,783
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Holly Ambrose is the publisher and editor of EcoFlorida.


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