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Nov 15, 2018

Florida Lighthouses Make Enlightening Day Trips

Florida lighthouses are typically on the coast and beautiful to see. Some of them are open to the public.

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Nov 15, 2018

Florida-Georgia Game: The World's Largest Outdoor Cocktail Pary

The Florida Georgia game is one of the nation's oldest and fiercest football rivalries; it is usually played on the last Saturday in October. The rivalry began in 1915.

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Nov 15, 2018

Marineland: Research Lab Was Florida's Biggest Tourist Attraction

Marineland Florida is no longer one of the most popular Florida tourist attractions. It is now an educational facility where you can swim with dolphins.

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Nov 15, 2018

Florida Camping: Thousands of Great Places You Can Camp

Florida camping can be enjoyed in local, state, and national parks. It's also available in state and national forests. There are literally thousands of places you can camp.

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Nov 14, 2018

Montverde, Florida: Historic Town On Lake Apopka

Montverde, Florida is a quiet town of less than 1,000 people on the west shore of Lake Apopka. It is about 23 miles west of Orlando.

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Nov 14, 2018

Florida Heritage And History On A Single Web Page

Florida heritage and history is knowledge that gives us a sense of time and place.

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Nov 13, 2018

Venice, Florida: Locomotive Engineers Put It on the Right Track

Venice Florida has old world charm in a beautiful tropical setting. Its beaches are among the best in Florida. The beaches are why Venice is known as the "Shark Tooth Capital of the World". Don't worry,, the sharks are long dead.

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Nov 13, 2018

Mandarin, Florida. Historic Village on the St Johns River

Mandarin is famous as the Florida home of Harriet Beecher Stowe, the author of "Uncle Tom's Cabin". Mandarin was named after the Mandarin Orange by an early settler in the area named Calvin Reed.

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Nov 12, 2018

Sarasota Florida: Circus, Art and Elegance By The Sea

Sarasota is an irresistible combination of natural beauty and cultural advantages. It's heritage of cultured and intelligent pioneers has made Sarasota a unique place.

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Nov 11, 2018

Melbourne Florida: Beautiful City On The Space Coast

Melbourne, Florida is a small city on the Indian River Lagoon in Central East Florida. It was named after Melbourne, Australia.

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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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