Backroads of Florida: Your Guide to Great Day Trips & Weekend Getaways

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Away from the bustle of Miami Beach and the tourist extravaganza of Disney World, another Florida beckons to those looking for backroads adventure, quieter fare, or more discriminating fun. This is the Florida where backroads and secret splendors unfold in a landscape rich in the flavors and colors of ancient indigenous cultures, early European settlements, Civil War battles, and myriad Caribbean influences. Authors Paul Franklin and Nancy Mikula take you to every corner of the Sunshine State, from the Panhandle ...

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Overview

Away from the bustle of Miami Beach and the tourist extravaganza of Disney World, another Florida beckons to those looking for backroads adventure, quieter fare, or more discriminating fun. This is the Florida where backroads and secret splendors unfold in a landscape rich in the flavors and colors of ancient indigenous cultures, early European settlements, Civil War battles, and myriad Caribbean influences. Authors Paul Franklin and Nancy Mikula take you to every corner of the Sunshine State, from the Panhandle to the Florida Keys, with journeys along miles of spectacular coastline and forays into the wonders of lush interior forests, pristine lakes, and otherworldly swamplands.

Florida is home to nearly a dozen national parks, forests, and seashores, and Backroads of Florida explores these attractions and many more, illustrated with breathtaking color photographs throughout. The book presents the background history and culture for Florida’s varied natural and human communities along with descriptions of the best destinations and sites to visit during your travels.

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If you can imagine a Florida beyond the glitter of Miami Beach and the glories of Disney World, you might consider Voyageur Press's Backroads of Florida. Authors Paul Franklin and Nancy Mikula have written a compact (160-page) compendium to destinations, natural and human made, throughout the state. Whether you are drawn to swamplands or historical scenery, ancient indigenous cultures or international cuisine, this relatively inexpensive paperback can guide you there.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780760332269
  • Publisher: Voyageur Press
  • Publication date: 4/4/2009
  • Edition description: First
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 406,404
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 2.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Paul Franklin and Nancy Mikula are a travel photographer and writer team who have written several books together, most recently Backroads of South Carolina and South Carolina Plantations & Historic Homes. Franklin’s photographs appear in Our Washington, D.C. and many other travel books, as well as numerous national publications. Nancy Mikula’s articles on travel, historic, and human-interest subjects have appeared in such magazines as Maturity, Leisureways, and Writer’s Digest. She recently authored the Top Ten Guide to Santa Fe and Taos.

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