Getting There: Unique Florida Vacations and the Global Passport

Find resources for canoeing in Florida and learn more about the Planetary Citizens group.

| January/February 1982

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    Canoeing is a wonderful way to see a different, more natural side of Florida.

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Most folks who visit Florida end up seeing little more than crowded beaches and overpriced tourist attractions. However, as MOTHER EARTH NEWS reader Leslie Justis reminds us, the few who take to canoes and venture onto that state's rivers and streams are rewarded by an unhurried view of the region's abundant natural beauty.

"As you quietly slip along the surface of the cool, clean and often rapidly flowing waterways,great white and brown birds soar above the cypress trees, and sleepy turtles sunbathe atop craggy stumps, seemingly oblivious to your presence," Justis writes.

To find out more about the unspoiled areas of the Sunshine State, check out Florida Department of Environmental Protection website and the "Paddling Trails" article, which describes some 35 beautiful, primitive rivers and streams.

The FDEP also has information on outfits that rent river-running equipment.

Planetary Citizens

The late U Thant, former Secretary-General of the United Nations, made a plea during a "Conference on Human Survival" held at the UN that people, regardless of their nationality, try to feel "a second allegiance to the world community as a whole." As a result, Planetary Citizens was organized in 1974 to help men and women realize that they can no longer afford to live only as citizens of isolated nations set apart from the needs and lives of folks in other lands.

Anyone anywhere in the world may, without charge, register as a Planetary Citizen. Those who do are permanently listed and receive identification cards, newsletters and suggestions on what they — as individuals — can do to contribute to the solution of world problems. (At present, approximately 200,000 persons in 50 countries have joined the organization.)

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