Florida’s Endemic Bird: The Florida Scrub-Jay

Experiencing A1A will bring you the opportunity to spot much wildlife; along with its numerous zoos, marine mammal parks, and nature centers, venturing into the many miles of hiking trails, kayaking/canoeing trails, and boating opportunities will connect you to an abundance of wildlife and marine life. (SAT word—endemic is what one refers to as a…

12. Vilano Beach to St. Augustine

In the previous Complete A1A journey, a 25-mile stretch from the Duval County-St. Johns County border to Vilano Beach was the focus. In this entry, the focus is only on a one-mile ride from where A1A turns westward onto the Francis and Mary Usina Bridge, which crosses the Tolomato River before entering the city limits…


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Oliver and I at the Florida Cracker Cafe, St. Augustine, Florida.
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Hello! I’m Phil, a fourth-generation Floridian who loves to get on the road and drive. I’ve been to 48 of the 50 United States, and have driven roads such as the Alaska Highway and the Dalton Highway—as far north as you can go in North America. However, Florida’s A1A is what truly touches my heart and soul, even with its idiosyncrasies. I look forward to sharing all my A1A adventures with you

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