A Brief History of Miami - Part 3 Miami Today From its humble beginnings, Miami has developed into a great city with a fine University, and many cultural and educational institutions. Glistening skyscrapers have appeared, and many more... Viewed 4576 times.
A Brief History of Miami – Part 2 The 20th Century and beyond. Despite many setbacks, which included the yellow fever epidemic in 1896, Miami continued to grow, and in 1906 the State of Florida embarked on an ambitious programme to dr... Viewed 4615 times.
A Brief History of Miami – Part 1 – The Early Days The word ‘Miami’ comes from the Seminole Indian for ‘big water’ and probably refers to the Miami River. The city is a melting pot of cultures, and a vibrant and colourful place to visit. Half ... Viewed 5224 times.
This is Florida’s hidden gem. If you want a couple of hours relaxation in a perfectly tranquil and calm place this is it – only don’t tell the tourists! ! Just South of Haines City, you need to follow the signs for Lake Wales and the Bok Sanc... Viewed 4123 times.
Fort Cooper is situated in Old Floral City, 2 miles south of Inverness. It has 710 acres that blends a historical site with a beautiful lake and natural trails. I would say that it is reasonably disabled friendly with some good walkways. Duri... Viewed 4744 times.
If you fancy having time out from the theme parks or maybe you just fancy a couple of hours on the beach, why not take a trip to the west coast and enjoy the Gulf of Mexico. It only takes around 1 ½ hour drive from Orlando straight down the I... Viewed 5088 times.
Dunns Creek is situated in Pomona Park on the St John River, on the U. S. 17. south, 4 miles from Satsuma and about 15 miles from Palatta. This area has been the site for farming, logging and turpentine in the twentith century and also in the... Viewed 4829 times.
Don Pedro island is situated in Boca Grande on Floridas south west (Gulf) coast in Charlotte County. This is mid way between Fort Myers and Sarasota. The joy of this little gem is that it is only accesible by boat or ferry. Ferries run only f... Viewed 4935 times.
De Leon Springs is situated in Ponce De Leon Boulevard in De Leon Springs off the U. S Highway 17. There is evidence of human occupation in this area going back 6000 years. They can tell this by the middens (rubbish tips) and also, more... Viewed 5309 times.
It was a gloriously sunny day in March this year when we drove up to Clermont on one of our regular trips to the shops there. We always enjoy the journey from our villa on Highway 27 to Clermont, as it passes through beautiful Florida countryside, wi... Viewed 5989 times.
Charlotte County is home to two freshwater rivers, the Myakka River and Peace River both of which flow into Charlotte Harbour and Lemon Bay and on into the ocean. Charlotte Harbour’s bay is located at the bottom of the Cape Haze peninsular an... Viewed 5410 times.
As a break from the normal hustle and bustle of the theme parks and Central Florida’s other major attractions, a group of us decided to rent a pontoon boat on Florida’s historic St. Johns River. A google search turned up a number of possible rental o... Viewed 4877 times.
Pine Island is deceptively named, it is not a true island but a peninsula which forms part of Ruck Island Bay. Pine Island is located on the West coast of Florida above Tampa. It is reached by an easy two hour drive from Kissimme, up the 27 North and... Viewed 5166 times.
St Augustine is quaint with a capital Q. If you like picturesque and pretty plus bucket loads of history, charm and great architecture, then it’s the ideal place to visit. Founded in 1565, it’s America’s oldest continuously occupied European settleme... Viewed 5032 times.
MARCO ISLAND is the largest of the Gulf Coast islands measuring in at 4x6 square miles nestling in mangrove swamp. Wonderful beaches and 40 golf courses make this a haven for exhausted holidaymakers. To the north i... Viewed 4430 times.
Magical Caledisi Island has been voted the second best beach in the whole of America (and there is some stiff competition believe me! ). You can reach this island from Honeymoon Island by ferry or boat (details at the end of the article) or from Clea... Viewed 8671 times.
Situated in Rock Springs, this beautifully maintained park has an unusual natural attraction, tubing or floating down the natural spring rivers The park covers 248 stunning acres and could not be made any better Crystal clear springs gush into... Viewed 3928 times.
If you are a nature lover, PARTICULARLY if you are a bird lover, you must put this wonderful sanctuary on your list! The Ding Darling nature Refuge takes up roughly a third of Sanibel Island. We owe this refuge to a political cartoonist calle... Viewed 4510 times.
We enjoyed a really relaxing holiday on Sanibel a few years ago and since then, whenever we are in the area, we always ensure taht we make time to revisit this magical island Sanibel is home to the Ding Darling National Wildlife Reserve which ... Viewed 4743 times.
If you are ever in the Naples area, do not miss a visit to this wonderful zoo; awonderful opportunity to see animals in their natural habitat and glorious historic gardens There are several good shows during the day. I recommend that you sit d... Viewed 4935 times.
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