If you are looking for a very different and thoroughly enjoyable way to experience Orlando then we can't recommend enough taking in a hot air balloon experience. It is definitely worth the early start - we started off by meeting up before daw... Viewed 4835 times.
Although a little out from the central area where most people stay about a 30-minute drive and not far from Orlando International Airport, Boggy Creek Airboat Rides are well worth a visit. You would probably be better phoning to make an appointment d... Viewed 4155 times.
On our first visit to Orlando, we decided to combine a long held dream to fly in hot air balloon with the opportunity to get off the normal tourist beat and see some of the areas more natural assets from a different perspective. Our children who were... Viewed 5664 times.
I’m not your typical adrenalin junkie. When I visit the fantastic theme parks in central Florida, I don’t rush to the thrill rides and buzz with anticipation as I wait my turn. I’m more likely to hover around, checking out whichever roller coaster my... Viewed 4912 times.
One of the most relaxing ‘chill out’ afternoons you can spend in Central Florida is at Historic Bok Sanctuary. Whenever we want to unwind and get away from all the hustle and bustle of the theme parks for a change, we drive down Highway 27 towards La... Viewed 6042 times.
The idea of floating over the Florida countryside was not one that appealed to us, but having two sons who enjoy anything exhilarating, and not taking no for an answer, they booked and paid for a flight in a hot air balloon. Not one to waste money we... Viewed 5012 times.
After many trips to Florida over the years, we are always looking for something new and different to try. Despite passing by many times and wondering what it would be like we had never sampled a dinner show, so last time we decided to tick it off our... Viewed 5550 times.
If you are fortunate enough to be in Orlando when a shuttle launch is imminent, then do take the opportunity to go and watch it. I am sure you will not be disappointed, as it is an amazing sight. There are many viewpoints in the area, and of ... Viewed 5926 times.
The first Champions Gate gator festival was held in May 2006 at, of course, Champions Gate in Davenport, which was very handy as it was near our villa at Windwood Bay and also all the other nearby villa communities on the CR54 and US27. It was... Viewed 4844 times.
Well it is another million-dollar question and who has the answer? I don’t claim to have it but here is a small list of suggested places to fill your evenings. The Orlando night time scene does cater for adults and children alike and ma... Viewed 7229 times.
Championsgate clubhouse grille is not to be mixed up with the championsgate golfclub bar, this one is actually inside the fabulous Omni resort which is an upscale golf themed resort which opened it’s doors in October 2004.The sixteen story Mediterran... Viewed 5802 times.
Fantasy of Flight located at Polk City off I-4 exit 44 is not just for aviation enthusiasts or for adults. The party of schoolchildren visiting at the same time as us were enthralled. The creation of Kermit Weeks, a former international aerobatics ch... Viewed 4080 times.
Orlando is known for its theme parks and attractions, but there is so much more to explore. The only question is how do you fit it all in? Away from the parks there are more than 2000 named lakes, rivers and springs where you can fish for bass... Viewed 5806 times.
Having, for the last few years intended to visit this annual festive season exhibition at Gaylord Palms but never quite managing to fit it in to the hectic Xmas schedule we always seem to have, but during a month’s holiday at our villa last December ... Viewed 7033 times.
If you would like a taste of ‘real’ American life what better a place than at an American Football game at the Citrus Bowl in Orlando! We took in our first visit in September at a college game with the Orlando Knights against their nearest rivals the... Viewed 7253 times.
Our visit to see Orlando Magic Basketball team play the Cleveland Cavaliers, was quite amazing. We arrived later than planned due to very heavy traffic heading into Orlando and then getting very slightly lost, so if you are planning on going, ... Viewed 4970 times.
Friends of ours, who I must admit are dare devils, went to the Contemporary Resort and came back full of enthusiasm for their parasailing experience. At the Contemporary dock area there is a small hut where you can sign up for all the water sp... Viewed 5132 times.
Championsgate golf complex is situated just 10 minutes from the Disney theme parks off the US27.It was designed by Greg Norman and is the home of the world famous David leadbetter Golf Academy. The complex offers two championship golf courses and ext... Viewed 4519 times.
It had long been our dream to see the launch of a shuttle at Cape Kennedy, but despite numerous visits to our beautiful villa in Orlando, it was not until September 2006 that we finally realised our dream. At home in the UK in August, we watc... Viewed 5182 times.
If you have been to visit ICE you might as well make the most of your visit and enjoy everything else that is on offer on the site. We would strongly recommend that you combine your visit with a meal at the Villa de Flora. Our excuse is that you then... Viewed 6404 times.
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