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

Mermaid Tales: Bonnie Georgiadis (Ex-Mermaid) Guest Post

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 … Continue reading Mermaid Tales: Bonnie Georgiadis (Ex-Mermaid) Guest Post

Congratulations to the 2012 Florida Book Awards Winners!

Every year, the Florida Book Awards honor the best work written by Florida authors and about Florida culture. "As The Florida Book Awards continue to grow in stature and prominence, the competition for the prizes becomes more and more intense. We are absolutely thrilled that four University Press of Florida titles have been recognized this … Continue reading Congratulations to the 2012 Florida Book Awards Winners!