All Keyed Up


by Dave G. Houser
November 24, 2015

  Freewheeling along Florida’s Overseas Highway from Key Largo to Key West Onboard the glass-bottom catamaran Spirit of Pennekamp, we’re hovering above a dazzling subaquatic garden of coral... Read more »

The Flip Side of Florida


by Irene Middleman Thomas
December 29, 2014

  A coastal road trip across the Florida Panhandle reveals the less-visited side of the state with dazzling blue-green surf, sugar-white beaches, friendly locals and a distinctly Deep South vibe We... Read more »

The Scenic Route: The All-Americans

Red Rock Scenic Byway

Alan Rider
March 1, 2013

When you hear the phrase “All-American,” what’s the first thing that comes to mind?  For most of us those words conjure up images of sports teams in general and, at this time of year,... Read more »

Enjoy the Fred Marquis Pinellas Trail

Fred Marquis Pinellas Trail

Patricia Strutz
February 20, 2013

In 1888 the first train on the Orange Belt Railroad arrived in St. Petersburg, Fla. Now — one hundred years later — a rails-to-trails conversion of that same railroad corridor into a protected recreational... Read more »

Picture-Perfect Pensacola

Pensacola, FL beach

Carl Calvert
Photos by Ann & Carl Calvert
December 28, 2012

The trip from Alabama’s panhandle into Florida’s better-known panhandle is a short one, but in terms of the differences between the two states, the transition from one border to another is huge. Alabama... Read more »

The Scenic Route: More Florida Finds

Hiking in Tate's Hell State Forest

Alan Rider
November 23, 2012

When those first snowflakes start to fall it’s time for those of us fond of traveling The Scenic Route to think about heading south for the winter. While we told you about Florida’s Black... Read more »

Black Bear Scenic Byway

Juniper Springs millhouse

Alan Rider
November 1, 2012

While piercing cries echoed from the surrounding swamp like a flashback from some black-and-white Tarzan movie, I dipped my paddle into the still, tea-colored waters of Alexander Springs Creek. Though... Read more »

Oysters and Seafood in Eastpoint, Florida

Shrimping in Eastpoint, FL

Bill Graves
October 25, 2012

Highway 98 crosses Apalachicola Bay on a bridge that’s four miles long. The bridge is not that high — it gives enough clearance to accommodate shrimp boats — but Florida is flat, so I have a good... Read more »

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