30 Eco-Trips in Florida
The Best Nature Excursions (and How to Leave Only Your Footprints)

Holly Ambrose

Foreword by Timothy O'Keefe

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"30 EcoTrips in Florida is an important tool for anyone who wants to explore 'the real Florida.' It contains the information needed to plan nature travel anywhere in the state."--Brad Manley, Brevard Environmentally Endangered Lands program

If you long for high-quality, less-trafficked, authentic adventures amid Florida's increasingly developed natural areas, this book is the perfect guide to finding them and enjoying them responsibly. Veteran ecotripper Holly Ambrose shares her intimate knowledge of Florida's wild side in this comprehensive collection of the 30 best undisturbed places to explore across the state.

Divided into four specific geographic regions covering the entire state from the Panhandle to the Lower Keys, the guide provides a complete overview of each with general background information, descriptions of wildlife and recreational opportunities, places to stay from campgrounds to more formal lodging, and detailed listings for nature tours and outfitters in each area. Ambrose also recommends side trips to adjacent natural spots and attractions, provides a special section on bird and wildlife viewing, and advises how to reduce one's impact on the environment.

Holly Ambrose is the publisher and editor of EcoFlorida.
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First Place, Florida Outdoor Writers Association Excellence in Craft Award - 2006

"Provides a unique focus."
--Library Journal

"Back-to-nature travelers will revel in the details of marine sanctuaries, butterfly conservatories and seasonal migration routes given."
--Hartford Courant Online (CT)

"Forget what you did during spring break in Ft. Lauderdale and Panama City Beach. The real wildlife of Florida isn't to be found in the bars and discos. You'll find it, instead, hiking the trails or kayaking the waterways of the state and national park systems lined up in 30 Eco-Trips in Florida." "As a back-to-nature traveler, you'll revel in the details of marine sanctuaries, butterfly conservatories and seasonal migration routes given; and you'll appreciate the lodging recommendations that lean heavily toward campgrounds, cabins and RV parks."
--Chicago Tribune Online Edition, The Resourceful Traveler

"Contains a wealth of information for a lifetime of exploring Florida's wild places." "This very comprehensive guide will open your eyes to Florida's natural beauty whether you are a resident or a visitor."
--Wave Length Magazine

"The Sunshine State offers wonderful natural attractions, as highlighted in the new book, Wild Florida: 30 Eco-Trips in Florida."
--Salt Lake Tribune (UT)

"This comprehensive guide quickly sells the state as an ideal ecotourism location--for canoeing, camping, wildlife viewing, or just being amidst natural beauty."
--International Ecotourism Society Newsletter

"30 Eco-Trips in Florida points out that there are a lot of wild sides to see between the Panhandle and the Everglades."
--Sunday Denver Post & Rocky Mountain News

"Holly, at the heart of it, is just plain interested in Florida's parks, ecosystems, and natural attractions."
--Southern Living

"The real Florida is just what Ambrose set out to find when researching her book. For more than a decade, she traveled the state, camping, boating, and hiking from the Emerald Coast to the Keys, looking for places unsullied by development, untouched by encroaching populations. Ambrose gives readers the lowdown on the best places to go camping in Florida."
--Flair: The Tampa Tribune Magazine for Living

"A guide to getting away from it all in natural splendor with tips and hints on what to look for and where to stay."
--Fort Myers News Press

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