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Along Florida's Expressways, 4th edition
Along Florida's Expressways, 4th edition

Along Florida's Expressways, 4th edition

Driving Guide for the Sunshine State

TRAVEL

208 Pages, 6.1 x 9.0

Formats: Spiral

Spiral, $24.95 (US $24.95)

Publication Date: October 2015

ISBN 9781896819082

Rights: WOR X CA

Mile Oak Publishing Inc. (Oct 2015)

Price: $24.95
 
 

Overview

Along Florida's ExpresswaysUnlike the typical Florida guidebook, Along Florida's Expressways is not a "destination" travel guide. Instead, author Dave Hunter helps anyone drive around the state with the ease, comfort and safety, using "local knowledge" as if they've lived there for many years.Known and respected for his award-winning travelbook, Along Interstate-75, Dave's Florida driving guide picks up where his other book leaves off. Featuring seventy-seven 25-miles-per-page full-color maps, this book includes detailed information for all of Florida's interstates, expressways and toll routes, along with Dave's personal observations and suggestions . . . not to mention his fascinating trivia.Packed with information gathered from "locals" and accumulated over 48 years of Florida travel, Along Florida's Expressways useful road information not only includes gas stations, restaurants, and lodgings available at each exit (even which side of the road they are on), but also pinpoints rest areas and much more.Every two-years, Dave and his wife, Kathy, drive over 5,000 miles to personally gather the material for the next edition of this book. That's every Florida expressway and toll route in both directions! Each current edition of the book is supported with a "reader's only" website where major updates to the current book's information are posted.But the book is not only for those who drive to Florida via I-75, it is also for the Florida "Fly-Drive" crowd–those who fly to Florida and rent a car to tour the State. Whether from the Midwestern states or huge Florida-bound markets such as the UK or Germany–they love the local information this book provides and many make sure they pack a copy in their flight bag before leaving.VISITFLORIDA®, the State's official marketing organization endorses this book and counter staff use it at all its Welcome Centers. To quote VISITFLORIDA®:"Filled with Insider Tips, "Along Florida's Expressways" is an excellent resource for Sunshine State visitors and residents alike. As the state's official source for travel planning, VISITFLORIDA®'s staff know Florida well - and even we use Dave's driving guide."Along Florida's Expressways is completely updated every even numbered year, Along I-75contains no advertising or commercial content.Rest assured that with "Dave" in the car, any journey on Florida's expressways is guaranteed to be a safe, fun and informative drive.

Author Biography

Dave Hunter loves maps, history, driving and discovering unusual stories along the way. Combined with his fondness for writing, this led to Along Interstate-75—a travel book which has quickly become the "must-have" guide for "snowbirds" heading out for the long-distance drive to Florida, each winter.His passion for history paid dividends while writing the I-75 guide. During research, he rediscovered two little known Civil War battle sites in North Georgia and noted that the interstate ran right across the middle of the Union and Confederate battle lines. Modern posters of his battlemaps were displayed in Georgia's Welcome Center, during the 1996 Atlanta Olympics. He also found a forgotten trail blazed in 1775 by Daniel Boone, which crosses the path of the modern interstate in Kentucky.Both of these finds were made possible by Dave's ability to read topographical maps–a skill he developed as a youngster roaming the hills and valleys of England's South Downs, looking for prehistoric encampments and lost Roman roads.With more than twenty-five years of writing about I-75 road travel, Dave has become the media "go-to" person when producing annual drive-to-Florida content, and has appeared in hundreds of newspaper articles and radio & TV guest appearances.For the past sixteen years, Dave has hosted an all-day entertainment stage at the two-day Snowbird Extravaganza, held in Lakeland, Florida. This annual consumer show attracts over 15,000 U.S. & Canadian snowbirds each day. He is also a regular contributor of I-75 and Florida articles for the CSA News, Canada's official Canadian Snowbird Association.Dave is a credentialed member of the prestigious Society of American Travel Writers (SATW). He is also a member of North American Travel Journalist Association (NATJA) and International Travel Writers Alliance-UK (ITWA). His full biography may be found in Canada's Who's Who.