Category Archives: Florida

Alligator Alley: Florida’s Van Fleet Trail

Alligators are about as common in Florida as white-tailed deer in Maryland. But no matter how many times I visit, I’m always thrilled to see one. On my trip to Florida this past March, I saw more—many more—than I ever … Continue reading

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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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