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Daytona Beach - Alternative day out

When looking for a day out away from the hustle and bustle of Disney why not look towards the Florida coastline to get away from it all. The East coast of Florida is around 1 hour from Orlando and is within easy reach due to the excellent freeways th...
Viewed 2909 times since 25 January 2012.

Fascinating Canaveral.

It was the invading Spaniards who gave it the name of Canareal which later evolved into Canaveral. Canareal means a place where cane is being grown. Very literal as most place names are. In fact it makes a pleasant diversion to research p...
Viewed 2263 times since 31 December 2011.

KELLY PARK

We try to do something new each time we visit Florida and Kelly park had been recommended to us so on a beautiful day in May we decided to visit. It was outside the school holidays so it was relatively quiet which was good for us as we had no...
Viewed 3099 times since 27 November 2011.

A Relaxing Coach Safari Through Forever Florida

The tour, lasting approximately two hours, will take you into the four-thousand acre Forever Florida wildlife conservation area. The actual coach tour lasts 90 minutes as there is a video beforehand which explains how Forever Florida came about. The ...
Viewed 2987 times since 17 November 2011.

Iceplorations at Busch.

Those of you visiting the Orlando area in 2012 have a sparkling new show to look forward to at Busch Gardens. Iceplorations is the name to look for and it will be located in Moroccan Palace. Indeed, building is underway as I write. ...
Viewed 2310 times since 24 September 2011.

Wonderworks 2011

We’ve passed Wonderworks on International Drive on many occasions – it’s easily recognised as the ‘upside down house’. After a hard morning decorating our villa, the kids deserved some time out so we headed to International Drive for a few hours of f...
Viewed 2973 times since 19 September 2011.

Facts and figures on Bok Gardens

Bok Tower is the centre piece of the wonderful Bok Gardens which is located in Lake Wales. Here are some interesting facts about this historic landmark. Bok Tower was conceived and executed by Edward (Eduard) Bok. Edward was L...
Viewed 3122 times since 2 September 2011.

Gatorland and conservation.

It is now 20 years since Gatorland created the alligator breeding marsh in its Florida home. This is a natural environment for these big beasts and encourages them to breed in the best possible conditions. And breed they have. Viewed 2957 times since 2 September 2011.

Boggy Creek Air Boat Rides

Most people who have travelled or travelling to Florida will have heard of The Everglades and the fantastic Airboat Rides on offer to go and see some of Florida’s best wildlife. Well if you can’t travel south to the Everglades don’t despair...
Viewed 3316 times since 11 August 2011.

Days Out – driving on Daytona Beach

Just about an hour’s drive from Orlando is Daytona Beach. The name alone instantly conjures up images of everything and anything to do with motor vehicles, speed and excitement. For many of us a quintessentially Floridian experience has to be to driv...
Viewed 2923 times since 29 July 2011.

Summer events at Bok.

Are you in Florida during the summer months? Yes? well then I have some exciting news about Bok Gardens. Bok is ALWAYS worth going visiting but during july and august they have some free activities so it is a good idea to diary those that...
Viewed 2484 times since 13 July 2011.

Vacation trip to Lowry Zoo, Tampa, Florida

As a change from the normal tourist agenda we decided to have a day away from Orlando and the normal attractions and visit the Tampa Bay zoo – named Lowry Park Zoo which is located on 56 acres of lush natural habitats and was voted number one family ...
Viewed 2953 times since 5 July 2011.

Revolution for thrill seekers.

Revolution Off Road Driving Experience is located in Clermont; an easy drive from your vacation villa (especially if you are staying in the environs of the 27) This is an adventure centre where you can drive dune buggies, A. T. V. S, water...
Viewed 3024 times since 24 April 2011.

Visit Fantasy of Flight

Fantasy of Flight Just a short way off Junction 44 on the I4, Fantasy of Flight is within easy reach of anyone staying in a villa in the Kissimmee area. We find this place and its owner Kermit Weeks, who was performing a fly past the last ...
Viewed 3241 times since 20 March 2011.

Sarasota – a grand day out

After all the hurly burly rush of going from theme park to theme park, what could be nicer or more relaxing than a day or two on a sun kissed beach. My recommendation for this delight would be Sarasota. Sarasota is about an hour and a hal...
Viewed 2701 times since 12 February 2011.

Scenic boat tour Winter Park

Close to the attractions is the suburb of Winter Park, a little known town with its own scenic boat tour. Located on Lake Osceola, this is ideal for a quiet, inexpensive day out, or a leisurely alternative for those who want a day of from the thrill ...
Viewed 3341 times since 8 February 2011.

Zip line at Gatorland

One of the things I have promised myself to do is to zip line. I would love the feeling of flying through the air, and it always sounds such a peaceful way to see the countryside and its flora and fauna. So I was delighted to find that there is to be...
Viewed 3228 times since 8 February 2011.

Visit Jacksonville Zoo

A couple of years ago we had a few days near Jacksonville and whilst we were there we took the girls to Jacksonville Zoo. We spent the whole day there and they really enjoyed it. The Zoo is open daily from 9:00 a. m. to 5:00 p. m 363 days...
Viewed 2958 times since 5 February 2011.

Things to Do at St Petersburg

If you ever get the opportunity do try to visit the town of St. Petersburg which is on the opposite coast to St Petersburg beach. Here you will find a variety of historic buildings, museums, and other sightseeing opportunities. A good way...
Viewed 2862 times since 3 February 2011.

See the alligators – without going all the way to the Everglades

If you would like to see alligators in their own habitat then a trip to the Everglades is well worth while. The trouble is they are about 300 miles away from Orlando. So what is the alternative? Go for a day trip to Gatorland Zoo right in the heart o...
Viewed 3222 times since 2 February 2011.

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