With 3 miles of lovely scenic pathways set in almost 50 acres of southern styled charm, the Harry P Leu Gardens are a welcome haven of peace and tranquility and a wonderful place to get back to basics. Just five minutes from Downtown Orlando and on t... Viewed 5161 times.
There’s a side to Florida that many visitors miss and it is a side that is full of fragrant foliage and beautiful bursts of natural colour showcasing Mother Nature’s unique textures. The Florida Botanical Gardens is located just t... Viewed 5084 times.
San Pedro Under Water Archaeological Preserve State Park is situated one and a quarter miles south from Indian Key and is under 18 feet of water. This is a museum at sea and was first opened to the public in 1989, so people have been enjoying... Viewed 5006 times.
After a peaceful morning spent admiring the beauty of Blue Springs, and entranced by the slow moving and gentle manatees, it is time to board our flat bottomed boat, the MV Native II, a custom built covered tour boat. Built in 1993, this 50ft by 12ft... Viewed 4992 times.
Rainbow Springs is definitely one of our family favourites. It is located about two and a half miles from Dunellan. The springs that bring us so much enjoyment today have actually been used by humans for 15000 years. There are only 3 springs ... Viewed 5928 times.
Fancy a change from Christmas in the UK? Want to escape from crowded stores, grey skies and the cold? Why not spend a relaxing Christmas in Rotonda West close to the Gulf Coast? Your holiday starts as you arrive to a spotlessly clean house, beds all ... Viewed 4755 times.
Lowry Park Zoo is situated in Tampa and they are proud to say that they were recently named the number one zoo by Child magazine. This zoo is divided into several distinct areas; first we have to name that gentle sea cow the manatee. You can ... Viewed 4461 times.
A day out in Winter Park is always rewarding but you could easily miss this little gem so I want to encourage you to take a couple of hours to tour this interesting house. Cas Feliz (Happy House) was the brainchild of James Gamble Rogers the ... Viewed 5359 times.
Islamorada is one of the Upper Keys, and known as the sporting fishing capital of the world. There have been more record-breaking fish caught here more than anywhere in the world. Unlike anywhere else on the Atlantic coast the waters of the Gulf Stre... Viewed 4531 times.
Fort Lauderdale is the largest city on the gold coast and has a lot of culture and some superb beaches to visit. It has a very nice downtown district and one of the features of this district is the Venice of America. This is a network of canals and i... Viewed 5709 times.
Built on a breathtaking setting on McGregor Boulevard, Fort Myers are the winter homes of Thomas Edison and his great friend Henry Ford. Edison, one of America’s most prolific inventors, collapsed from exhaustion and was advised by his Doctor to find... Viewed 6239 times.
The LARGEST frog in Florida ! They can be found - and heard throughout Florida. By the time it reaches maturity it can measure 6 to 8 inches long and weigh-in on average at a pound. It has a moist skin of dark olive green - al... Viewed 5513 times.
Gulf fritillaries are one of four butterflies found in Florida. It is a very common garden butterfly I have often seen several of these delightful butterflies floating around the garden at my villa their habitat also includes old fields, disturbed si... Viewed 4948 times.
Oscar Scherer is located in Osprey on the Tamiami Trail. This is one of the most natural State Parks in Florida. This was once a ranch owned by Oscar Scherer whose main claim to fame was that he devised a way of dyeing leather for the shoe tr... Viewed 4967 times.
Orman House is located in Apalachicola off the U. S. 98. It underwent more renovation in the autumn of 1998. This home was built in 1838 for one Thomas Orman. Orman was a businessman who traded mainly in cotton. He built this tiny town up in ... Viewed 5750 times.
The South Florida Museum is situated in Bradenton on Floridas Gulf Coast. Alongside the more conventional museum is a planetarium and Manatee refuge. The planetarium presentation is held in a domed building to the left of the museum. You full... Viewed 4841 times.
Have you ever visited a Mixons Fruit Farm? No? , well if you are staying in the Sarasota area then you can visit the one in Bradenton. You will be welcomed with a delicious glass of freshly squeezed orange juice (or grapefruit if you prefer) ... Viewed 6889 times.
If you are staying in the Bradenton area then you might want to make time to visit Hunsader Farm. It all started in 1967 when the Hunsander brothers left their home in Wisconsin to seek out sunnier climes. They had run a dairy farm in their n... Viewed 5330 times.
St Augustine is a beautiful city with many interesting places to visit; however, when you have seen all there is to see, then consider checking the State Parks " One Tank Advenures" for inspiration. This initiative is a Sate Parks scheme to... Viewed 4601 times.
There are 15 State Parks to visit from Miami on the State Parks *One Tank Adventures" programme. How to choose with limited time? Well, I would plump for the Hugh Taylor Birch State Park" first. This park is set between the ... Viewed 4575 times.
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