Category Archives: Florida

Florida Before Theme Parks

Backroads of Paradise: A Journey to Rediscover Old Florida Cathy Salustri, 2016 At the depth of the Great Depression in the 1930s, the federal Works Progress Administration created a program to put unemployed writers, librarians, teachers, and historians to work … Continue reading

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Postcards from Florida

A Springtime Road (and Cycling) Trip In mid-March, as winter lost its rather weak grip on the Mid-Atlantic region, I packed up the car and headed south to Florida for a 2½-week trip. (See the route in Florida here.) New … Continue reading

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Bike Florida Rolls On

Old Tours, New Tours, and Possible Future Tours In late March or early April each year, hundreds of winter-weary bicyclists from across the country, and even from other countries, migrate to the Sunshine State for the first big cycling event … Continue reading

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Different Strokes: 20 Bicycle Tours | # 3

Bike Overnights About a year ago, the Adventure Cycling Association introduced Bike Overnights, a blog featuring readers’ stories and photos about their own brief bicycle adventures. Adventure Cycling describes a bike overnight as “a short getaway by bike, involving at least one … Continue reading

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Different Strokes: 20 Bicycle Tours | # 2

Fully Supported Tours I took part in 10 fully supported tours over the past 13 years. They varied greatly in duration, numbers of riders, and the nature of the routes, but they also shared many similarities. On each tour, we stayed in … Continue reading

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