BY  Mike Miller Updated January 6, 2024

The rapid population growth and unchecked development of the past half century have left us long time Floridians saddened for the Florida we have lost. 

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Our state seems to be changing faster every year. We remember the way it was and wish it were still the same.  Since that can never be, we created this website to help you find off the beaten path places that still have that “Old Florida” feeling. 

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  1. Silver Spurs Rodeo Celebrates Florida Cracker Culture

    Feb 17, 24 08:58 AM

    Silver Spurs Rodeo Bulls
    Silver Spurs Rodeo is held twice a year in Kissimmee. The rodeo is billed as the largest east of the Mississippi River.

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  2. Old Spanish Trail: St. Augustine Florida to San Diego CA

    Feb 14, 24 10:39 AM

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    The Old Spanish Trail has different definitions depending on your location in the USA.

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  3. Southeast Florida Road Trips and Scenic Drives with Maps

    Feb 09, 24 09:35 AM

    Southeast Florida Road Map
    These Southeast Florida road trips and scenic drives give you detailed maps of the routes and information about off the beaten path places along the way.

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  4. Florida Murals Brighten the Walls of Many Towns

    Feb 07, 24 11:39 PM

    Cocoa Beach Mural
    Florida murals beautify the walls of many buildings in the Sunshine State. Here are a few.

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  5. 250 Best Florida Towns and Cities. Shopping, Dining, History

    Feb 05, 24 05:58 PM

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    Our website has writups on 250 best Florida towns and cities. Each article includes maps and information about history, shopping, dining, and lodging.

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  6. The Back Room Steakhouse: Apopka Florida Dining Treasure

    Feb 01, 24 09:33 AM

    Back Room Steakhouse Exterior
    The Back Room Steakhouse in Apopka, Florida is a fine dining place in a small town.

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  7. Dade City, Florida. Historic Seat of Pasco County

    Feb 01, 24 09:17 AM

    Pasco County Courthouse
    Dade City is a historic town less than one hour north of Tampa. It was home to German POW's in World War Two.

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  8. McIntosh, Florida: National Register of Historic Places

    Jan 31, 24 09:45 AM

    McIntosh Tree
    McIntosh is near Micanopy. It was incorporated in 1913 and has remained pretty much unchanged. The McIntosh Historic District was established in 1983.

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  9. Port St Lucie, Florida: Large Master Planned City

    Jan 28, 24 10:43 AM

    Port St Lucie Aerial
    Port St Lucie, Florida is a large planned city on the east coast.

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  10. Celebration Florida. The Community That Disney Founded

    Jan 27, 24 05:21 PM

    Celebration Town Hall
    Celebration Florida is a Disney created town in Central Florida. Disney no longer owns it and it has become a popular town for living and visiting.

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