Fun, Culture & Heritage Off the Beaten Path

You will discover the most pleasant and relaxing way to travel in Florida is on the back roads. This website shows you everything you need to know about the roads less traveled.

Millions of people visit Florida every year and never see it. Creeping along on the Interstates or Turnpike, their scenic view is limited to billboards on both sides promoting theme parks, adult stores, souvenirs, and smiling personal injury lawyers.

Every interchange seems to have the same gas stations, chain restaurants, and tourist traps.  It's boring to say the least. 

Old Florida - Off the Beaten Path

These travelers miss the other Florida: the serene place of natural wonders, historic sites, and towns that have escaped the frantic growth.  That takes a bit more time and a guide such as Florida Backroads Travel.

This website guides you along the less traveled roads that were here before the super highways.  There are hundred of maps with scenic drives in all geographical regions of the state.

You will discover small towns and their histories,  festivals, wineries, historic sites, beaches, parks, restaurants and authentic old Florida lodging places.

The links in the left navigation column will get you started on your Florida adventures.  Have fun in the Old Florida you will discover on the roads less traveled.

Recent Articles

  1. Key West: 94 Miles From Havana, Light Years from the HumDrum

    Jul 18, 18 03:06 PM

    Key West Florida is 129 miles from Miami, 94 miles from Havana, and light years away from the average humdrum place. History, heritage, art, culture and kinkiness are all at home here.

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  2. Fort Myers Florida: Home of Edison, Ford and Firestone

    Jul 18, 18 02:40 PM

    Fort Myers Florida, a major city in Southwest Florida, is on the Caloosahatchee River. Thomas Edison settled here and so did his friends Henry Ford and Harvey Firestone.

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  3. Yankeetown, Florida: Elvis Made a Movie in this Small Town

    Jul 18, 18 02:15 PM

    Yankeetown, Florida still treasures the days back in 1961 when Elvis Presley was in town to make the movie "Follow That Dream".

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  4. Florida Backroads Travel Site Map

    Jul 14, 18 11:51 AM

    The Florida Backroads Travel site map shows all of the website pages so you can find your way around.

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  5. Best Quirky Florida Festivals to Entertain and Educate You

    Jul 13, 18 02:37 PM

    These quirky Florida festivals will entertain you and teach you something new about Florida culture.

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  6. Jupiter, Florida. Beautiful Lighthouse and Inlet

    Jul 13, 18 11:10 AM

    Jupiter is the northernmost town in Palm Beach County.

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  7. Florida Towns: Best Places to Live in the Sunshine State

    Jul 13, 18 11:03 AM

    Florida towns come in many sizes and flavors. There is a town for you whether you are looking for fun, history, shopping, dining or a place to live.

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  8. Everglades City: One Of Florida's Last Pioneer Frontiers

    Jul 12, 18 07:10 PM

    Everglades City Florida is on the edge of the Florida Everglades and the 10,000 islands. It was one of the last places to be connected to the rest of Florida.

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  9. Captiva Island Florida. Paradise On The Florida Gulf Coast

    Jul 11, 18 02:08 PM

    Captiva Island Florida has beautiful white sand beaches and fishing waters. It also has touches of unspoiled Old Florida.

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  10. Branford Florida is on the Suwannee River

    Jul 11, 18 01:59 PM

    Branford is a small town on the Suwannee River near the intersection of US-27 and US-129

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Mike Miller has lived in Florida since 1960. He graduated as a civil engineer from the University of Florida and has lived and worked in most areas of the state.  He has a love of Old Florida that is reflected in the pages of this website. Mike is the author of 18 separate Florida travel books that can be previewed or purchased at Amazon.

Mike has logged more than 2,000,000 miles in a variety of vehicles on the Florida back roads


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