Canada column for Sunday, Nov. 12/17
THE CANADIAN REPORT
“Along Interstate 75,” an exit-by-exit guide to driving to Florida from Canada and return.
(c) By Jim Fox
Get your motor runnin' and head out on the highway.
That refrain by Steppenwolf is a common one for thousands of Canadians who are doing that en route to their winter playground in the Florida sun.
The annual migration of the so-called “snowbirds” to the warmer environs of the “Sunshine State” is well under way.
Writer Dave Hunter is the authority on the I-75 expressway to the sun with an internet-updated printed guidebook for the 958 miles to Florida from Windsor-Detroit.
Hunter and wife Kathy, who split their time between Mississauga, Ontario and Lakeland, Florida have written the book on travel to Florida.
They have been making this trek for 48 years and writing about it the past 24 years in their “Along I-75” guidebook and companion publication, “Along Florida’s Expressways.”
Each page is packed with helpful information, covering 25 miles or 30 minutes of driving, reporting on road conditions, construction zones and more.
There are 3,000 listings of what is within a mile of each exit including gas stations, restaurants and lodging. Details: i75online.com