When looking for a day out away from the hustle and bustle of Disney why not look towards the Florida coastline to get away from it all. The East coast of Florida is around 1 hour from Orlando and is within easy reach due to the excellent freeways th... Viewed 3713 times.
It was the invading Spaniards who gave it the name of Canareal which later evolved into Canaveral. Canareal means a place where cane is being grown.
Very literal as most place names are. In fact it makes a pleasant diversion to research p... Viewed 2871 times.
We try to do something new each time we visit Florida and Kelly park had been recommended to us so on a beautiful day in May we decided to visit. It was outside the school holidays so it was relatively quiet which was good for us as we had no... Viewed 3099 times.
The tour, lasting approximately two hours, will take you into the four-thousand acre Forever Florida wildlife conservation area. The actual coach tour lasts 90 minutes as there is a video beforehand which explains how Forever Florida came about. The ... Viewed 3710 times.
Those of you visiting the Orlando area in 2012 have a sparkling new show to look forward to at Busch Gardens.
Iceplorations is the name to look for and it will be located in Moroccan Palace. Indeed, building is underway as I write.
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We’ve passed Wonderworks on International Drive on many occasions – it’s easily recognised as the ‘upside down house’. After a hard morning decorating our villa, the kids deserved some time out so we headed to International Drive for a few hours of f... Viewed 3688 times.
Bok Tower is the centre piece of the wonderful Bok Gardens which is located in Lake Wales.
Here are some interesting facts about this historic landmark.
Bok Tower was conceived and executed by Edward (Eduard) Bok. Edward was L... Viewed 3891 times.
It is now 20 years since Gatorland created the alligator breeding marsh in its Florida home.
This is a natural environment for these big beasts and encourages them to breed in the best possible conditions. And breed they have.
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Most people who have travelled or travelling to Florida will have heard of The Everglades and the fantastic Airboat Rides on offer to go and see some of Florida’s best wildlife.
Well if you can’t travel south to the Everglades don’t despair... Viewed 4183 times.
Just about an hour’s drive from Orlando is Daytona Beach. The name alone instantly conjures up images of everything and anything to do with motor vehicles, speed and excitement. For many of us a quintessentially Floridian experience has to be to driv... Viewed 3818 times.
Are you in Florida during the summer months? Yes? well then I have some exciting news about Bok Gardens.
Bok is ALWAYS worth going visiting but during july and august they have some free activities so it is a good idea to diary those that... Viewed 3031 times.
As a change from the normal tourist agenda we decided to have a day away from Orlando and the normal attractions and visit the Tampa Bay zoo – named Lowry Park Zoo which is located on 56 acres of lush natural habitats and was voted number one family ... Viewed 3912 times.
Revolution Off Road Driving Experience is located in Clermont; an easy drive from your vacation villa (especially if you are staying in the environs of the 27)
This is an adventure centre where you can drive dune buggies, A. T. V. S, water... Viewed 3657 times.
Fantasy of Flight
Just a short way off Junction 44 on the I4, Fantasy of Flight is within easy reach of anyone staying in a villa in the Kissimmee area. We find this place and its owner Kermit Weeks, who was performing a fly past the last ... Viewed 4233 times.
After all the hurly burly rush of going from theme park to theme park, what could be nicer or more relaxing than a day or two on a sun kissed beach. My recommendation for this delight would be Sarasota.
Sarasota is about an hour and a hal... Viewed 3260 times.
Close to the attractions is the suburb of Winter Park, a little known town with its own scenic boat tour. Located on Lake Osceola, this is ideal for a quiet, inexpensive day out, or a leisurely alternative for those who want a day of from the thrill ... Viewed 4087 times.
One of the things I have promised myself to do is to zip line. I would love the feeling of flying through the air, and it always sounds such a peaceful way to see the countryside and its flora and fauna. So I was delighted to find that there is to be... Viewed 3857 times.
A couple of years ago we had a few days near Jacksonville and whilst we were there we took the girls to Jacksonville Zoo. We spent the whole day there and they really enjoyed it.
The Zoo is open daily from 9:00 a. m. to 5:00 p. m 363 days... Viewed 3595 times.
If you ever get the opportunity do try to visit the town of St. Petersburg which is on the opposite coast to St Petersburg beach. Here you will find a variety of historic buildings, museums, and other sightseeing opportunities.
A good way... Viewed 3477 times.
If you would like to see alligators in their own habitat then a trip to the Everglades is well worth while. The trouble is they are about 300 miles away from Orlando. So what is the alternative? Go for a day trip to Gatorland Zoo right in the heart o... Viewed 4003 times.
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