Key Largo is the island at the top of the Florida Keys and visitors often stop off here on their way to or from Key West. When we first visited there about twenty years ago there had been a lot of devastation in the surrounding area due to hurricanes... Viewed 3514 times.
Large numbers of tourists travel to Florida for the Christmas vacation, or simply “The Holidays” as it is affectionately known by our US neighbours, and whilst they are unlikely to be expecting the traditional Christmas, one or two may exhibit a few ... Viewed 4366 times.
The Villages provide a fascinating insight into what can be achieved for good quality 21st century living set in a lovely environment.
Basically a number of individually named village communities for age groups of 55 and over have been se... Viewed 3689 times.
We were looking for somewhere new to spend the late afternoon on what had been, and still was, a glorious Florida spring day. We didn’t want to drive too far from our base on US27 near Clermont but as we had already been to Bok Gardens, Mount Dora an... Viewed 4349 times.
If you visit Clearwater on the Gulf Coast you will be amazed at the amount of things to do. Clearwater is about an hour and a half drive from Orlando along the I4. When we initially go to new places we always call in first at the Visitor Information ... Viewed 3221 times.
Naples is located in Florida' s near-tropical southwest corner and is one of the more glamorous of Florida’s beach areas. It has beautiful white beaches, ample water access, and many upscale restaurants and shops. In the twenty years since we first s... Viewed 3779 times.
If you have ever been in the Gulf Coast area surrounding Treasure Island, Clearwater or St Petersburg you will have seen signs highlighting the Pinellas Trail. We often spend a few days at the Gulf Coast and I became so intrigued by always seeing the... Viewed 3924 times.
We have on several occasions when we visited the Gulf Coast had a couple of nights stay in a small motel at Siesta Key in Sarasota. This really is a relaxing part of Sarasota away from the bustle of the town itself.
Whist we are there we ... Viewed 3442 times.
There really is something very magical when you arrive at Anna Marie Island and you see the white sand you know you are in for few days of complete relaxation. There is not any need to plan your journeys for quite times to avoid the crowds because cr... Viewed 3811 times.
Having visited the town of Celebration on our holidays to Orlando and always enjoyed the laid back feel of the place we were looking for somewhere similar when we happened to hear about The Villages Florida. So on our very next holiday we made plans ... Viewed 4447 times.
If you have been a frequent visitor to Florida you probably look around for something new to do when you go. May I suggest you think about the Festivals that take place all over. I know that other counties have their own but I am just going to cover ... Viewed 3268 times.
Every year Gaylord Palms Convention Centre puts on a magnificent Christmeas display of ICE. The top ice sculptors from China come across and design 5 rooms of massive display.
This year the theme is “Twas the Night Before Christmas” and e... Viewed 3347 times.
Celebration is one of our favourite places to visit at any time of the year but it has a special magic at Christmas. You will find Central Celebration either from the 192 turning left just before the junction with the I4, or from the I4 taking the ju... Viewed 3858 times.
Whenever wherever we are on holiday our favourite way of initially exploring any city is to do the bus tour to see what the city has to offer. We then either hop on hop off the bus tour to visit some of the places on the initial tour or plan the rema... Viewed 3353 times.
After visiting the theme parks and shopping malls it is nice to take a trip away from the Disney area to the town of St Cloud, and a visit to a man made beach against Lake Toho. The round trip from the centre of Kissimmee is approximately 20 ... Viewed 3959 times.
The Marine Discovery Centre is located at New Smyrna Beach and is dedicated to the presevation and restoration of The Indian River Lagoon Estuary. This would take you something over an hour from your resorts area villa and makes a welcome contrast to... Viewed 3403 times.
We recently spent a fantastic day at the amazing beaches of Fort de Soto. Situated on Florida’s stunning west coast this island is close to Tampa and Clearwater and only takes about 90 minutes to drive to from the Disney area. Fort de Sota is... Viewed 4340 times.
The quaint and pretty town of Celebration is an oasis amidst the hustle and bustle of the theme parks. Created by Disney in 1994 and launched to celebrate the life and times of a typical American town, Celebration is a pleasant mixture of bot... Viewed 4291 times.
Formerly known as the Mountain Lake Sanctuary and Singing Tower, Historic Bok Sanctuary is about an hour’s drive from downtown Orlando and is well signposted from the US27 near Lakes Wales. The Sanctuary offer the visitor a surprising amount ... Viewed 4074 times.
We had just spent the most idyllic couple of hours strolling along the beach at the northern tip of Anna Maria Island. There were fine views across Tampa Bay to the Gulf resorts of Clearwater and Saint Petersburg, and over to our right the ex... Viewed 4419 times.
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