Lucy is a “what to do in Florida” expert with stories, illustrations and photographs about Florida parks, manatees, sea turtles, traveling with your dog, funky towns like Delray Beach, Florida, museums, and Florida Gardens.
At the end of the day, it is all about going native and embracing this amazing place called Florida.
Background: Award-winning reporter, environmental writer, and photographer Lucy Beebe Tobias retired after 23 years with New York Times newspapers in Florida to pursue adventures in both wild and great places to go to in Florida.
She was part of a team chosen by Audubon of Florida to do a campaign called 53 Parks in 53 Days to highlight all the parks DEP had proposed for closure, and in October 2011 received a Volunteer of the Year award from Audubon of Florida for this work.
Her first book “50 Great Walks in Florida” was published by University Press of Florida in 2008 and selected to be part of their Wild Florida series. It takes you on short but significant jaunts to fascinating places. Want to know more? Invite Lucy for a fun talk and book signing to your group. And let’s take a walk!
In 2011 her book “Florida Gardens Gone Wild” was issued as both a print and e book available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and her website.
Lucy served up videos, blogs and stories about real Florida as Authentic Florida Expert for two years at www.VisitFlorida.com along with unique travel, gardening and environment adventures at www.LucyTobias.com. You can sign up for her Saturday Morning magazine (free) that comes in your e mail once a month – things to do around Florida and tied in with her book. Go to www.LucyTobias.com
Her new e book “10 Florida Great Walks Around Gainesville and Ocala” is available on Kindle.
“Mary Margaret Manatee” a children’s picture book written and illustrated by Lucy Tobias will be published late in 2013 by Guardian Angel Publishing.
Her motto is: “Off the couch and out the door into undiscovered Florida, and take your dog with you!”
Lucy is still trying to figure out what she wants to be when she grows up. Meanwhile she is researching how to do hydroponics and aquaponics together in her back yard. Fun!