With "Along Florida's Expressways", Dave Hunter has produced a second indispensable travel guide. He is also the author of "Along I-75", the snowbird's best friend on their trip to Florida. "Along I-75" provides details of every gas station, hotel, restaurant, and more at every exit between Detroit MI and Lake Park GA, as well as "insider" information and historical notes. However, the shortcoming of that book is it abandons the reader at the Georgia border to make their own way to their Florida destination. For years, Mr. Hunter provided (free, on request) a bare bones pamphlet detailing I-75 from the border to Tampa, but that left many gaps. Now, with the advent of "Along Florida's Expressways", all gaps have been closed.
This volume has the same basic design as "Along I-75": 25 mile strip maps, accompanied by pages of text. However, because so many different roads are covered in this book, it is not as easy to use as it's counterpart. Finding the pages which apply to your own travel plans can be difficult, so bookmarking them with a paper clip is recommended. Perhaps in future editons, tabbed dividers will be inserted to label and divide one set of highway maps from another.
That said, it is hard to imagine any other improvements on this guide. No matter your destination, every service at every exit is detailed, making it simple to plan your trip.
One fact worth noting: "Along Florida's Expressways" will be updated in September of odd years (ie., September 2007). The companion volume will be updated in September of even years. This schedule is just about right. In past, when "Along I-75" was updated annually, it was possible to skip a year and use the old edition for a second trip. However, after two years the information was too stale to be useful. Dave Hunter has filled an important niche with his two guides, and I look forward to new editions of both for years to come.