Exploring Fort Myers Dream Houses

By Jared Beck and Pamela Miner, coauthors of River and Road: Fort Myers Architecture from Craftsman to Modern   We hope you’re enjoying learning about some amazing Fort Myers homes in our book River and Road. Now that you’ve had the opportunity to peek at the houses in our book, we thought you’d enjoy another perspective. … Continue reading Exploring Fort Myers Dream Houses

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Wildfire and the Florida Outdoors

Written by Terri Mashour, author of Backcountry Trails of Florida: A Guide to Hiking Florida’s Water Management Districts A version of this article first appeared on http://www.fun4firstcoastkids.com. I am a Florida fire ecologist by trade. I worked for almost ten years at the St. Johns River Water Management District and my job was a Land … Continue reading Wildfire and the Florida Outdoors

Florida’s Historical Amnesia and the Real History of Miami

Written by Andrew K. Frank, author of Before the Pioneers: Indians, Settlers, Slaves, and the Founding of Miami   History is as much about remembering the past as it is about forgetting it. In this regard, Miamians have done more of the latter than the former, engaging in a peculiar form of historic amnesia that … Continue reading Florida’s Historical Amnesia and the Real History of Miami

Backcountry Trails of Florida

“A revelation for hikers. Mashour knows the backcountry of Florida like few others.”—Robert Silk, author of An Ecotourist’s Guide to the Everglades and the Florida Keys   “Provides detailed trail directions, a descriptive sense of each ecosystem, and don’t-miss highlights.”—Michal Strutin, author of Florida State Parks: A Complete Recreation Guide   Experience wild Florida with this guide … Continue reading Backcountry Trails of Florida

Florida Weather and Climate

“An outstanding explanation of Florida weather and climate processes and phenomena. A valuable read for all residents of the Sunshine State who spend time outdoors or on the water.” —Jason C. Senkbeil, University of Alabama “A unique and detailed overview of Florida weather as it relates to both small and large scale atmospheric circulations. A … Continue reading Florida Weather and Climate

River and Road

“A fascinating tour of the historic neighborhoods along McGregor Boulevard, blending local history and documenting Fort Myers's architectural legacy with lavish photographs.”—Gerri Reaves, author of Legendary Locals of Fort Myers “With its striking photographs and engaging stories of past and contemporary characters, this book captures the architectural and historical significance of houses in Fort Myers.”—Linda Stevenson, … Continue reading River and Road