No visit to the Orlando area is complete without a visit to one of the gorgeous beaches in this lovely part of the world. Our particular favourites are on the Gulf Coast and if you want a quick fix the nearest is at Clearwater Beach. It’s roughly abo... Viewed 5516 times.
In July 2006, we decided to visit some of the places that the locals visit for a day out in the Orlando area and first on the list was De Leon Springs, one of the State Parks north of Orlando. We had read that there was a swimming area and a picnic a... Viewed 3788 times.
We first visited Winter Park about 6 years ago in 2001 when we wanted something a little different away from the parks. This lovely location is situated off the I4 north at Fairbanks Road and then travel upwards towards Park Ave. Here you can park yo... Viewed 2945 times.
Nestled alongside the shores of the Lake Dora is the little sleepy town of Mount Dora. I say sleepy with tongue in cheek as this quaint little community where no McDonalds has set foot is really a hive of activity. At various times throughout its bus... Viewed 4351 times.
Well, this time in Florida we decided we would try something a bit different and go further a field from our home in Davenport. We decided to take a trip to Busch Gardens but instead of making it a day trip we decided to make a few days of it and ... Viewed 4398 times.
This really is a superb time to visit Universal Studios; it’s fun, fun, fun all the way which it usually is anyway, one of mine and my families favourite parks and more so at this time of year, Easter. Apart from all of the fantastic daytime ... Viewed 4540 times.
Being a villa owner and having been to Florida a considerable number of times, we are always looking for different things to do. We would agree that its very exiting going to all the theme parks but as many regular Florida visitors will tell you, the... Viewed 4222 times.
For a quiet day out away from the hustle and bustle of the Parks you can do no better than visit Bok Tower Gardens – situated at the highest point in Florida, just under 92 metres. It is situated at Lake Wales, on highway 27. From the 192 you travel ... Viewed 4352 times.
We have been to Boggy Creek a couple of times now as it is such a relaxing experience. We awoke early and had a swim followed by a lovely breakfast of pancakes and fruit to set us up for the day. Had our showers, packed up the car and headed ... Viewed 4093 times.
This small peninsular is often referred too as Florida's best kept secret. To quote the locals: “Just another day in paradise” A sentiment I heartily agree with; it is located between Sarasota to the north & Fort Myer's to ... Viewed 4888 times.
On our last trip we decided that we would like to spend a day doing something other then the Theme Parks. Don't get me wrong, all the parks in Orlando are truly amazing, but on this particular day we fancied something different. So with plenty... Viewed 4303 times.
One of the most thrilling experiences you will ever see in your entire life (in my opinion )is a rocket launch and one of the best places to see one is Orlando Florida. The kennedy space centre is only an hours drive from the main Orlando tourist are... Viewed 5192 times.
Not commonly associated with wine production, Florida does have several wineries. In Clermont, Central Florida, Lakeridge Winery has been growing grapes on the rolling hills with grape varieties specifically adapted to the Florida climate and soil.Viewed 5149 times.
Manatees are fascinating creatures, like a gentle, warm water version of a walrus without the fierce tusks. Only about 3,000 West Indian manatees live in Florida, but unlike many rare animals, you have a good chance of seeing manatees in the wild if ... Viewed 4919 times.
Just under four hours drive South of Orlando, on the Gulf of Mexico coast is the beautiful and cosmopolitan town of Naples. Famous for its shopping, restaurants, golf courses and gorgeous miles of white sandy beaches, Naples is definitely worth a vis... Viewed 4833 times.
For a getaway from the hustle and bustle of the major parks, why not take an afternoon trip to Gatorland. Situated on the Orange Blossom Trail (OBT) Gatorland is a theme park dedicated to the most famous of wildlife that comes out of Florida. Alligat... Viewed 3382 times.
If you ever want to go and see another part of Florida historic Mount Dora is certainly worth a look. It is 20 minutes North of Orlando an easy drive away from the hassle and bustle of buy Orlando and the most wonderful little place you could ... Viewed 4559 times.
Traffic and tourists are relatively recent additions to the island, as the causeway linking the island to the mainland was not constructed until 1963. Before that time, a ferry transported visitors to the island. Among the more notable passengers on ... Viewed 4610 times.
When the family needs a break from the theme parks, the cooling sea breeze of the Atlantic Coast makes a refreshing change. The most popular destination is Daytona Beach, approximately 1 hours drive from Orlando. During the summer months, espe... Viewed 4708 times.
You will have read the history of St Augustine now it’s time to visit those places of interest and make the history come to life - and it does. To undertake the walking tour of the old city can take 1 - 2 hours depending on your pace and how m... Viewed 4491 times.
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