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Explorer's Guide North Florida & the Panhandle

Sandra Friend, John Keatley
Book cover for Explorer's Guide North Florida & the Panhandle by Sandra Friend
The most comprehensive guide to the Sunshine State's northwest region

Welcome to the quieter side of Florida. The northwest has it all—prime Gulf Coast vacation spots, powdery quartz beaches, unexpected waterfalls, and historic downtown areas across the Panhandle. Florida's history runs deepest here, from prehistoric settlements at Cedar Key and along the Aucilla River to the Spanish colonies at Pensacola and St. Augustine. Sandra Friend and John Keatley show readers the best of their state's natural wonders and historic sights, the seafood restaurants most worth your time, the most unique lodgings, and a beach for everyone, whether you're seeking serenity or a busy social scene.

As with every Explorer's Guide, you'll get the latest, most thoroughly researched recommendations for everything from eating, sleeping, exploring, local festivals, transportation options, and much more. Full color photographs bring the destination alive, while color maps and clear, concise directions guide you in your travels. Now in its third edition, this guide is indispensable for any vacationer hoping to enjoy the region to its fullest.

March 2018
978-1-68268-134-3
6 x 9 | 432pp | Paperback |
100 color photographs and 10 maps
$21.95 (US)
$28.95 (CA)
About the Author
Sandra Friend is a freelance writer and photographer whose work has appeared in Blue Ridge Country, Appalachian Trailway News, Florida Hiker, and Backpacker. She participates in the Florida Trail Association as an activity leader, a trail maintainer, and a volunteer with organization publications. She is also the author of Explorer's Guide 50 Hikes in Central Florida; Explorer's Guide 50 Hikes in North Florida; Explorer's Guide 50 Hikes in South Florida; Florida in the Civil War: A State in Turmoil, and Sinkholes. She lives in Ocala, Florida.
John Keatley is a Florida travel writer and explorer, contributing to FloridaHikes.com. He is the co-author of Five Star Trails Gainesville and Ocala and The Florida Trail Guide and frequently writes on the topics of cycling, paddlesports, camping, hiking and tourism. He lives in Melbourne, FL.