Loop Road is famous for being a wild place. (That once applied to the people as well as the animals.) It’s a gravel road off the Tamiami Trail in the Everglades. If you’re not in a hurry, it’s a rewarding place to explore.
A scenic two-lane road across the state gives you a glimpse of a forgotten Florida: Pioneer cabins, cattle ranches under old oak trees, sandhill cranes in the fields.
No mountains. Few curves. But Florida has plenty of scenery and a handful of roads that take you through unspoiled natural beauty and picturesque historic sites.
The west side of the Indian River Lagoon has an Old Florida flavor — especially the scenic 20-mile drive between Stuart and Fort Pierce. The region has enough places to explore to make a great getaway.
This year-round surfing mecca in Central Florida has much to offer beyond the resort cluster near the pier.
Lower Keys are low-key destination for kayaking, fishing, snorkeling, camping — and the tiki bars aren’t bad, either!
Some well-kept secrets are upstaged by the old world charm of this Mediterranean-influenced city on the Gulf Coast.
The ubiquitous Walmart parking lot is good for an overnight on the road, and I have to admit to a pleasant experience at one 24-hour Walmart. Savvy RVers call it “Wallydocking.”
Bikers from around the country converge on Daytona Beach each year for Bike Week and Biketoberfest. Here’s a rundown on the best rides through the authentic Florida near Daytona.
Over the past year, Florida Rambler has taken you to a great many authentic Florida destinations. Our favorites are Apopka, Everglades City, the Lower Keys, Punta Gorda and the back roads near Daytona Beach — all offering outdoor recreation opportunities of the first degree.