A guide to getting away from it all in natural splendor with tips and hints... -- Fort Myers News Press, May 21, 2006
Ambrose gives readers the lowdown on the best places to go camping in Florida. -- Flair, March/ April 2006
Back-to-nature travelers will revel in the details of marine sanctuaries, butterfly conservatories and seasonal migration routes. -- Hartford Courant (online...but print somewhere), 9/30/2005
Holly, at the heart of it, is just plain interested in Florida's parks, ecosystems, and natural attractions. -- Southern Living, April 2006
Provides a unique focus. -- Library Journal, August 2005
The real Florida is just what Ambrose set out to find when researching her book... -- Flair, March/ April 2006
The real wild life of Florida. -- Chicago Tribune, October 2, 2005
Youll revel in the details of marine sanctuaries, butterfly conservatories and seasonal migration routes, and you'll appreciate the lodging recommendations. -- Chicago Tribune, October 2, 2005
concern for the human impact on nature is all important to her version of tourism. -- Gainesville Sun, Jan. 7, 2006
Take only pictures, leave only footprints, and don’t forget to bring this book!
“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.