A love song for Interstate 75

BOB BOUGHNER, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 11:34 AM ET

The 16th edition of “Along Interstate 75'' by Dave Hunter is hot off the press.

The award-winning book is a digest for those driving I-75, Ontario snowbird's most popular freeway to Florida.

Getting there is half the fun and Hunter's book provides dozens of insider and money-saving tips, lodging and restaurant recommendations, mile-by-mile entertainment and coloured road strip maps for those driving from Ontario to the Florida border.

A few of the fascinating story angles:

• Check into this I-75 hotel chain and there's no need to go out again. As well as many free room extras, it also has free hot, chef-prepared evening snacks and free soft drinks for guests.

• A secret restaurant in Georgia so good the locals want to keep it from the northern Yankees. No advertising or street signage but Hunter found it.

• What are those colourful barn signs along the way? No, the barns are not hexed.

• Enjoy the warm aroma of freshly baked bread at breakfast and homemade country soups at lunch. Don't miss this restaurant in Troy, Ohio.

• Free downloadable coloured strip maps of Highway 401, 402 and 403 are available.

• The new edition has GPS coordinates and addresses for all recommended I-75 restaurants and attractions to help you drive right to the parking lots.

The books are available at CAA travel offices and online at www.I75online.com.


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