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About Florida Road Trip

Florida Road Trip: Explore the Sunshine State's Rich History and Culture

Embark on a journey through Florida's fascinating cities and towns with Florida Road Trip. Born from the idea of offering viewers insights into their local communities, the show premiered in Sanford, Florida, on October 5, 2017. Originally titled Central Florida Roadtrip, the program expanded its coverage to encompass the entire Sunshine State in 2022. Join us as we take you on a ride through history, introducing you to the most intriguing people and places Florida has to offer.

On The Road - Where We've Been: Explore Our Journey Across Florida

Discover the path traveled by Florida Road Trip as we journey through the Sunshine State's diverse landscapes and communities. Our interactive map showcases the locations we've visited, providing a visual representation of our adventures and the stories we've uncovered along the way. Join us as we navigate Florida's rich tapestry, one destination at a time.

Meet Your Florida Road Trip Host: Scott Fais

Florida Road Trip host Scott Fais is no stranger to The Sunshine State's unique communities, fascinating history, and warm culture. 
Prior to joining Florida Road Trip for Season 10, Scott spent two decades covering hurricanes, space shuttle launches, and Florida's dynamic tapestry of characters and personalities as a television reporter, producer, and director. As the host of Florida on a Tankful for a decade, Scott earned the reputation as a master storyteller on News 13 in Orlando and Bay News 9 in Tampa, the Spectrum news channels in Florida with a combined audience of more than 2 million households. 
Scott has earned a dozen Associated Press Awards and 16 honors from The Society of Professional Journalists. Following more than 20 Emmy nominations for reporting, editing and writing, Scott finally won a golden statue in 2009. He now has six sitting on his parents' shelves.  
The Society of Professional Journalists honored Fais with the Green Eyeshade Award as the Leading Travel Writer on Television in the Southeast United States.  
A believer in the power of television as a medium, Scott worked at the Ohio News Network (ONN-TV) as the state-wide news channel's political and public affairs producer. He also spent time at WSYX-TV in college and later as an overnight newsource anchor at WBNS-TV, both in Columbus, Ohio. Scott's career got an early start when he became a production assistant at WTTE-TV in Columbus during high school.  
Always traveling, Scott earned his college degree by way of London, England, at Roehampton University; American University in Washington, D.C.; and finally, Otterbein University in his native Westerville, Ohio. In 2012, Otterbein honored Scott with the school’s Young Alumni Award.  
When at home in Orlando, Scott spends time volunteering with Give Kids The World, a non-profit organization in Kissimmee granting children with life-threatening illnesses and their families a once-in-a-lifetime trip to Central Florida.