We have spent the last 8 weeks here in Orlando and have discovered many things do do that most people miss. One of our favourites is Boardwalk its a pleasant place for an evening stroll and we have found that its an ideal place to park up and and str... Viewed 4430 times.
For a totally different experience of Orlando which takes you away from the hustle and bustle of the main tourist attractions, head north and visit the utterly delightful town of Winter Park. It is an easy drive along the I4 and only takes ap... Viewed 4194 times.
If there is something that you should do before life passes you by, it has to be a swim with Dolphins. To get into the water with these fabulous marine animals has to be an experience of a lifetime. There friendly nature and that never changin... Viewed 4537 times.
If you would like to go somewhere different from the theme parks why not spend some time at the villages. You go north on the us 27 through Leesburg about 4 miles north of Leesburg you will see a bridge with The Villages written across it. Turn left ... Viewed 3960 times.
This is a great place to visit if you want a bit of a rest from the busy theme parks. Located on Highway 192 the small town is surrounded by many restaurants it is very easy to find and very close to many villa communities. Just follow the lig... Viewed 4082 times.
Most people love the beach, even though Orlando and Kissimmee don’t have a beach it doesn’t mean you can’t find one. Probably the easiest and quickest beaches to get to are the ones on the east coast. The Atlantic Ocean is to the east of Orlando and ... Viewed 4296 times.
As much as we love our little corner of Kissimmee and the mass of attractions the area has to offer, the kids always enjoy a day at the beach. In the past we have always been to Clearwater or Daytona. This year we thought we would try Melbourne Beach... Viewed 5763 times.
If you have children or even adults that enjoy horse riding do try and spend some time at Horse World Riding Stables. These can be found just south of the Disney World Resort area situated at 3705 Poinciana Blvd, Kissimmee that is 12 miles south of t... Viewed 5584 times.
A Brief History As a young man from New York, George Colby was told during a séance that he would someday be instrumental in founding a Spiritualist community in the South. This prophecy was fulfilled in 1875, when Colby was led throug... Viewed 5486 times.
The Atlantic coastline is one of the most attractive in Florida, with long stretches of sandy beaches, with silvery sand, and blue seas that can be ideal for surfing, superb for sunbathing, or great for just paddling. However, if you want to ... Viewed 4104 times.
If you can drag yourself and the family away from lazing by the pool and visiting the theme parks, shops and activities that Orlando has to offer then taking a few days to travel north of Orlando is well worth the effort. Start by heading nort... Viewed 4278 times.
Blue Springs State Park is yet another great State Park, which is often overlooked by the normal holiday maker. It is located on the St John River and is indeed the largest spring on this river The Park covers 2664 acres packed with wonderful thin... Viewed 6143 times.
BUTTERFLY WORLD, COCONUT CREEK If, like me, you are fascinated by beautiful butterflies, then you won’t want to miss a trip to Butterfly World, just 10 miles north of Fort Lauderdale, and north of Miami, on the East coast. Whilst having... Viewed 5180 times.
If you like monkeys then you will love Monkey Jungle! Advertised as the place where ‘Humans are Caged and Monkeys Run Wild’ it is certainly one not to miss if you are in the Miami area. It is located just off US Highway 1, south of Miami at 14805 Sou... Viewed 6260 times.
If you happen to be spending some time in Miami, and want something different to do, then a trip to a zoo is always an interesting day out, and Miami’s ‘Metrozoo’ is no exception. It was ranked top in the ‘Top 10 Zoos in the Country’, according to ‘T... Viewed 4144 times.
Since our first trip to Florida in ’94, when we kept seeing references to ‘Save the Manatee’ on license plates, we had wanted to see this unusual creature in the wild. So, I started digging around on the Internet during the planning stages of our ... Viewed 5164 times.
Tampa Bay is approximately a one hour drive from Orlando. There are many things to do on a day trip or indeed a weekend visit. Here are just some of the more interesting attractions to keep you occupied. Busch Gardens: Probabl... Viewed 4809 times.
The Daytona International Speedway is a must see attraction for all motor-sports fans out there. The complete set-up is absolutely breathtaking! Looking down the Front Straight taking in the huge Grandstand that runs the full length almost ... Viewed 4591 times.
SARASOTA IN THE SUMMER - THE RED TIDE After spending a hectic week at Disney we looked forward to a week of relaxation in Sarasota on the Gulf coast. We stayed at the Hilton, Longboat Key, a pleasant if somewhat small hotel but it wa... Viewed 4940 times.
If you are looking for something different, something of the real Florida a two hour drive north will bring you to the wonderful town of St Augustine. Take a scenic drive north on the coastal route of A1A or the inland route along I4 AND 19... Viewed 4145 times.
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