In the 1930s, the federal government paid writers with no money and no prospects (that’s everyone but Jenny Lawson and Tom Clancy, y’all) to tour the country, state by state. The resulting Guide to the Southernmost State left us with a detailed guidebook to 1930s-Florida.
This meant Florida had one hell of a tour guide before tour guides were fashionable. Then everyone ignored it for almost 80 years, until I traveled almost 5,000 miles inside the Sunshine State retracing those roads. I’m currently under contract with the University Press of Florida for my travel narrative about my great Florida road trip.
I can’t, for legal-type reasons, post too much of the book’s content here, but you can read a couple of chapters, before the Great Edit of 2014. You can also read my other Florida-related travel writing.
You can pre-order my book — available October 4, 2016 — but until then, see the state through the eyes of someone who loves it, not a content aggregator looking for web traffic.