Sunshine Paradise: A History of Florida Tourism by Tracy J. Revels “Naturally becomes a baseline body of work from which to understand historical tourism development. Highly recommended.”—Choice “[A] much-welcomed, concise survey of Florida tourism from the days of Ponce de León to the present. . . . Provid[es] an engaging narrative. Tourists’ letters, popular travel … Continue reading Spring 2020 Paperback Releases
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
"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
Congratulations to Michele Wehrwein Albion, author of The Quotable Henry Ford and winner of the 2013 Henry Ford Heritage Association Book Award! The award is given to those who exemplify the HFHA mission statement: "To foster interest in the life and accomplishments of Henry Ford, and to preserve and interpret the landmarks associated with his … Continue reading Award Winners!
Born to Be a Mermaid by Bonnie Georgiadis Inspired by mythical sirens, the beloved Ariel, and a yearning for the magical, mermaiding has become an occupation as well as a hobby. Those who have taken to the idea of becoming "real-life mermaids" are getting a lot of press. Linden Wolbert, profiled by the Daily Mail, dons a … Continue reading Mermaid Tales: Bonnie Georgiadis (Ex-Mermaid) Guest Post
According to a report in today's Orlando Sentinel, the site Cypress Gardens, the original Florida theme park will soon become the latest Legoland theme park, set to open in the fall of 2011. Meanwhile, we here at The Florida Current are planning for the much-anticipated arrival of Lu Vickers's beautiful, kitchy new history of the … Continue reading From America’s Tropical Wonderland to Legoland