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Let me introduce myself: my name is Richard and together with my girlfriend Sue, we will be travelling from London to Orlando on April 22nd for a five week road trip round Florida. This will be our third USA road trip assisted by Fodor.
So far we have planned our itinerary down to the Keys and back up to the start of the Tamiami trail. Could I beg some of you to share your top tips for the west coast and inland below the Ocala area.
Any suggestions, big or small would be welcome. I'm thinking: unusual destinations; B&B's in interesting locations; nice drives and walking/cycling trails ;rivers,creeks and swimming areas; farms and forests; good food stores; craft beers; markets; festivals (any type); local, small sporting events; places to visit at sunrise and late night; great places to photo etc. Absolutely everything would be considered.
Thank you in anticipation

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