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About Cathy

Cathy Salustri

Cathy Salustri, author of Backroads of Paradise (2016, UPF), writes about Florida in all its glorious iterations, and the New York Times wrote about Cathy and her book in 2017. She has a master's degree in Florida Studies from the University of South Florida St. Petersburg. She lives in Gulfport, Florida, with her husband, hound dogs, more cats than either of them expected to own, and a crawfish. Read more about Cathy and her adventures at and Sign up for her Florida newsletter, too, to get the best insider tips for traveling Florida. 

Special Interests

Cathy knows a lot about:

  • Florida backroads and travel
  • Florida history and culture
  • Florida outdoors and wilderness

Cathy's Special Recommendations

"There's nothing as magical as a Florida sunset."

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