This is something that always makes our family laugh when we recall the story. It happened on our first trip to Orlando in Aug. 2004, we had been there about a week and had decided to give the parks a rest and do a days shopping. It was a glo... Viewed 6003 times.
For people who have holidayed in the Orlando area many times and may be “theme parked out. ” Polk County is suggesting a number of alternative venues for your holiday entertainment. It is probably best to start with a visit to Outpost 27, whi... Viewed 5331 times.
Often the best way to see an area is from the air, a hot air balloon provides the ideal way to do this. Unlike a light aircraft or helicopter a balloon flies relatively slowly and not far above the ground. This provides an ideal viewing platform from... Viewed 5177 times.
Moving away from Orlando and the Theme parks one of the most fulfilling things you can do is to swim with the Manatees, that’s assuming of course that you are confident in the water. You don’t actually have to swim with them, you can just observe the... Viewed 5818 times.
One of the most imposing buildings viewed from Interstate 4, situated near Junction 65, must be Gaylord Palms. This magnificent hotel and conference centre was a huge success from the very start. We drove past this building many times, not re... Viewed 5894 times.
Right – so you’ve been in Florida for a while now and, to be honest, you’ve seen enough of the “mouse” to last a lifetime! ! You’ve probably been on every ride under the sun (and vowed that each one would be your last) and have watched every parade a... Viewed 6543 times.
There is new water ski park at WDW Contemporary Resort, I have had friends who have just done a water ski experience, they had a professional ski boat and driver, (tuition is available for the ‘never ever’ skier) and thoroughly enjoyed it. Yo... Viewed 6015 times.
Cruising – The Private Islands – Part 5 Princess Cays – Princess Cruises Most of the large cruise companies either own, or lease, their own private island in the Caribbean, which only their ships can visit. They provide a unique getaway... Viewed 4442 times.
I bet you can hardly believe how much there is to learn about cruising! But don’t let it put you off. You will soon be using all the jargon like an old sea dog! Bridge – nothing to do with crossing rivers, this is high up at the front of the ... Viewed 4741 times.
Trip Report – Cruising on Star Princess, Part 3 We board our cruise ship, Star Princess. The morning sun peeps through our hotel window and as I turn over in bed I know there is a reason why I am feeling excited. Of course, we are goin... Viewed 5002 times.
It’s difficult to recall the number of times we must have driven down the 192 from the airport and passed the huge metal frame of, what we now know to be, the Skycoaster at Kissimmee Old Town…. . and every time we promise ourselves that we will inves... Viewed 7134 times.
Cruising on Star Princess, Part 2 We arrive at our hotel in Fort Lauderdale We have arrived at our hotel, following our journey down the Florida Turnpike, after having left our home, Tropical Dream Villa. We are on our way to pick up a ... Viewed 4804 times.
For those who have never been on a cruise before, it is inevitable that the subject of seasickness will come up (no pun intended! ). I think what what most cruise ‘newbies’ actually want to know is will they feel sick? Well of course that is ... Viewed 5527 times.
Part One – We drive down the Florida Turnpike to Fort Lauderdale It’s time to pack up and leave our beautiful villa – but not before I have done a final clean of all the floors, checked the towels are fluffy and white, and that there is a litt... Viewed 4803 times.
There are many things to think about when booking your first cruise, and it is probably inevitable that questions will be raised about how much movement will be experienced at sea. For cruising ‘newbies’ the prospect of feeling sea-sick is often some... Viewed 7020 times.
With the demise (as of 1st September 2006) of the KSA Rodeo in Kissimmee the visitor, or indeed local, now has only one option if they wish to see the authentic spectacle of the Rodeo. This is the Silver Spurs Rodeo held, annually, in the Silver Spur... Viewed 5737 times.
If you’re sick of the parks would like to get a taste of the real Florida, go to Gatorland! We went in May, and what a great place it is! Much more than just alligators, the property is over 100 acres. We started off walking on the boardwalk, where w... Viewed 5192 times.
The Saturday Night Cruise at Old Town is the largest weekly car cruise in the whole of the United States of America! A visit to Old Town is a ‘must do’ during your visit to Florida and if you combine it with the Saturday Night Cruise, you are... Viewed 6055 times.
PLEASE NOTE THAT THE MUSEUM IS NO LONGER OPEN TO VISITORS. WE'VE LEFT THE ARTICLE ONLINE HERE PURELY FOR HISTORICAL PURPOSES For most visitors to Orlando the history of the area probably commenced when Walt Disney decided to build the f... Viewed 5132 times.
When we invited our friends Kath and Karl to come with us to our Florida villa, little did Karl realise what was soon to be in store for him. Unbeknown to him his sons had done a little research on the internet and, for his birthday a few weeks later... Viewed 5366 times.
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