Updated June 10, 2021

I am one of a small percentage of Floridians who were either born in the state or lived here most of our lives. 

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

Pioneer Cottage, Jungle Trail, Vero BeachPioneer Cottage, Jungle Trail, Vero Beach

We remember the way it was and wish it were still the same.  We know that can never be, so I created this website to help you find the places that still have that “Old Florida” feeling. 

You may be surprised that some of these "Old Florida" places are in large urban areas and cities.  You just have to know how to get off the beaten path and enjoy the quiet places that exist almost everywhere.

I hope our new residents and tourists will also enjoy learning about the state.  You can learn from the comfort of your home or from your favorite road vehicle.


  • Scenic drives through Old Florida towns, attractions, parks and more along the route.  Maps for each drive.

  • Thousands of photographs and vintage postcards showing historic scenes of Old Florida.

  • Florida pioneers, authors, history, culture, and Florida Cracker Restaurants and recipes.

  • Small inns and lodging that capture the essence of Old Florida.

  • Day trips to match the theme of your interest and your location.

Enjoy browsing this website by using the drop-down tabs at the top of the page, using the search bar, or going to our SITE MAP that shows all 700 plus pages and articles. 

You can also click on the photos above for our most popular pages. I know you will find many things that interest you.

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Mike Miller of has written 25 books on Florida.  

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