Key Largo & the Upper Florida Keys /

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Author / Creator:Morris, Bruce, 1949-
Imprint:Edison, NJ : Hunter Pub., ©2010.
Description:1 online resource : color illustrations, color maps
Series:Travel adventures
Travel adventures.
Subject:TRAVEL -- United States -- South -- South Atlantic (DC, DE, FL, GA, MD, NC, SC, VA, WV)
Key Largo (Fla.) -- Guidebooks.
Florida Keys (Fla.) -- Guidebooks.
Florida -- Florida Keys.
Florida -- Key Largo.
Electronic books.
Electronic books -- Guidebooks.
Electronic books.
Electronic books -- Guidebooks.
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Varying Form of Title:Key Largo and the Upper Florida Keys
Summary:Annotation The introduction to this guide contains general information about the history, land, climate, flora, and fauna. This introductory chapter also includes an outline of the range of activities available in the Florida Keys and the Everglades National Park. The next chapter, Travel Information takes a deeper look at the ins and outs of traveling to this area. This section not only includes important information about costs, transportation, and getting to Florida but also includes helpful tips about the best time of the year to visit the area and what to wear and do on and off-season. The rest of the book focuses on Key Largo and the Upper Keys. It includes sections called At a Glance; Getting Here Area History Sightseeing; Adventures; Where to Stay; Where to Eat; and Nightlife. These sections cover all of the basic what to do and how to do it. Likewise, several maps accompany each section, clearly marked with the various facilities described. However, there are also a few unique aspects within these sections and within this book in general. For instance, all the information is based upon the authors' real life experiences, no internet or third-hand research is included. This allows the author to explain the various topics in a much smoother, conversational style given the reader a feeling of insider knowledge. This aspect also allow the author to rate lodgings (naming some as author's picks), give guidelines on the costs of meals (using a dollar sign rating system), and make recommendations on what areas to visit and activities to do depending upon your vacation time. Another unique aspect to this guide is that it focuses on active things to do. This book does describe sightseeing potentials but also looks at fishing, diving, and snorkeling opportunities; formal and informal nature and eco-tours; and describes variety of cultural events and other activities. Many of these activities are low cost or no cost anytime opportunities that can be enjoyed by walking. These unique aspects make the information in this book more accessible to those who like being active when they travel and those who would rather go fishing or birding than shopping or visiting the local museums. -- Tami Brady. The newly updated edition of Bruce Morris' Adventure Guide Florida Keys & Everglades National Park is out, and any destination-bound Everglades traveler would do well to obtain a copy. From places to stay and snorkeling experiences to eco tours and cultural adventures, the latest updated information is imparted in a spirited set of outdoor adventure tips. A 'must' for any serious about Florida. -- Midwest Book Review.