Stops along the “Backroads of Paradise”

In October, we published Cathy Salustri's Backroads of Paradise: A Journey to Rediscover Old Florida, in which she retraces a 5,000-mile journey once taken by Stetson Kennedy and Zora Neale Hurston. Along the way, she stopped at various landmarks not usually part of the typical Florida vacation. Below she shares photos she captured and talks about the … Continue reading Stops along the “Backroads of Paradise”

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2016 Review Recap

This past year was a great year for UPF titles, and we were thrilled by all of the praise our authors and their books received in media outlets across the country. Join us in looking back at some of the reviews UPF books received in 2016. Here's to a year of excellent reviews!   Shrimp Country: Recipes and … Continue reading 2016 Review Recap

The Great Florida Road Trip, Part 2: Jacksonville and St. Augustine Beaches

In Backroads of Paradise: A Journey to Rediscover Old Florida, Cathy Salustri takes readers on a 5,000-mile road trip from the panhandle to the Keys. Salustri retraces historic routes that used to be main roads back in the 1930s, before Florida’s interstates were built. Intrigued? Read the book and follow the author’s latest travels on … Continue reading The Great Florida Road Trip, Part 2: Jacksonville and St. Augustine Beaches

Photo Gallery: Early Tourism at Florida’s Springs

Dream about a bygone world of natural wonders in Tim Hollis’ Remembering Florida Springs. This book explores the “big five” of Florida’s commercially developed springs: Silver Springs, Wakulla Springs, Rainbow Springs, Weeki Wachee Spring, and Homosassa Springs. Discover the tourist history of these attractions through postcards, advertisements, brochures, signs, flyers, and souvenirs from their early days. … Continue reading Photo Gallery: Early Tourism at Florida’s Springs

Remembering Florida Springs

Dive into the colorful past of Florida’s natural wonders! "Hollis plunges readers into the nostalgic waters of Florida’s most famous springs. Lavishly illustrated with rare photos and flyers, this beautiful book celebrates the classic years of twentieth-century Florida tourism."--Brian R. Rucker, author of Treasures of the Panhandle: A Journey through West Florida "A collection of … Continue reading Remembering Florida Springs

Backroads of Paradise

"A handy road companion for any tourist, newcomer, or longtime Floridian who wants to get off the beaten path and travel back in time."--Bobby Braddock, Country Music Hall of Fame songwriter "In staccato bursts of frenzy and passion, Salustri has written a modern love story affirming her tangled relationship with the Sunshine State. Retracing the … Continue reading Backroads of Paradise

Weeki Wachee Mermaids

Weeki Wachee Mermaids: Thirty Years of Underwater Photography by Lu Vickers and Bonnie Georgiadis features rare vintage photographs, postcards, and publicity shots from the spring where famous mermaids—in actuality, highly trained swimmers and divers—performed underwater. Today, Burrow Press is featuring this excerpt of Weeki Wachee Mermaids as part of their Fantastic Floridas project. It features portions from Bonnie Georgiadis's essay "What the Mermaid … Continue reading Weeki Wachee Mermaids