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What’s so Special about Florida - Part 2

In Part 1 I talked about the climate and weather being special , well in Part 2 I am going to talk about the people of Florida and how genuinely friendly and helpful they are. The first thing I noticed on my very first trip to Florida was the...
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What’s so Special about Florida? - Part 1

I am often asked so what’s so special about Florida? Well in my view there are a number of things that make it special although I have to state from the outset that most of my Floridian experience is based on frequent trips to Orlando although I have...
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Florida Wineries and Vineyards

When you think about Florida many things come to mind; Sun, Disney World even Orange groves. The one thing that never seems to appear on anyone’s list is grapes and the products that come from them, like wine. Now it’s at this point that most...
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The Long Road to Utopia

It’s five o’clock in the morning And time for us to rise To catch the big bird in the sky Yes, it’s time for us to fly To get some sun and have a break That really is the score To visit our villa once againViewed 3245 times since 1 September 2008.

Know your bottlenose dolphins

You know that they are fascinating to watch, you know that they are very intelligent, you know that they are grey and live in water, but did you know all this about them? Read on… Bottlenose dolphins are found all over the world, in temperate ...
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Dolphin Facts

Bottlenose dolphins are endlessly fascinating to watch as they are playful and clever. Here are some facts that you might not already know about them. Dolphins live in groups called pods All male pods are called bachelor po...
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Manatees – an endangered species

The fascinating Florida manatee is a subspecies of the West Indian manatee. Their numbers in Florida are reducing to the extent that they are now an endangered species and unless man takes more care of their environment their numbers will continue to...
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Collecting Quarters

You may wonder what the title means, particularly if you have yet to visit Orlando, Florida. Why on earth would anyone want to collect quarter coins you may well ask? Well, I don’t mean the common or garden bog standard quarters, but the fasc...
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I Spy with my little eye …….A Snowy Egret

I suppose many of us have seen various types of bird life as we journey to and from the airport on the way to our villa or holiday accommodation and even on our way to the Theme Parks, other Orlando tourist venues or just out for a shopping trip. Viewed 3702 times since 1 September 2008.

Nicknames of Florida's Towns and Cities

Did you know that many of Florida’s beautiful towns and cities have nicknames? These nicknames have evolved over the years and have been absorbed into the history of the area. Many were coined by the locals, or by tourists or outsiders to describe so...
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The Lighthouses of Florida

I have to confess that, until I started some preliminary research for a trip to Key West and read about it’s lighthouse, I had not really considered the need or existence for such structures along the (in my mind) sandy shores of Florida. Cli...
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Orlando’s Local Vineyard

When most people consider looking for a bottle of North American Wine their thoughts, probably naturally, turn to California and the wine producing areas of the Napa Valley. Names such as Paul Masson, Ernest and Julio Gallo and Kendall Jackson are we...
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A Whistle-Stop Tour of International Drive

It is over twenty-five years since we first visited Orlando and stayed on International Drive which, at that time, was by far the most popular area for accommodation. Since then, however, staying in a villa has become increasingly popular, especially...
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Thanksgiving 2007

Since first becoming a villa owner nearly 8 years ago I have always wanted to be in Florida for Thanksgiving. I think that was mainly because it was celebration we did not have in Britain and was quite fascinated to see what it was all about. Viewed 3812 times since 1 September 2008.

hot air balloons

I recently decided to take a hot air balloon ride. This was something I was very nervous about initially because I am very scared of heights. I was told that I would be fine and there was nothing to worry about. Well we were up at the crack o...
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The Titantic Exhibition

If you have a couple of hours to spare, the Titanic Exhibition at the Mercado on International Drive is well worth a visit. We usually combine this with a shopping trip to nearby outlets or with lunch or dinner at one of the many restaurants on Inter...
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The Peabody Ducks (1)

When you have exhausted all the attractions of Walt Disney World, Universal Studios and SeaWorld, enjoyed all the thrills in the water parks, shopped until you dropped, relaxed in your home from home villa, what other activities can you do or see in ...
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The Old Florida Heritage Highway

If you want a sample of historic Florida, you could do no better than taking a trip along The Old Florida Heritage Highway. The Highway is a forty-eight mile trail that commences south of Gainesville on U. S. 441, travels through Paynes Prairie Prese...
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A lazy day in Orlando.

Ask any experienced traveller to Orlando and they will tell you that in order to “stay the course”, you need to plan some relaxing days in and between those hectic park days. So what exactly does a “relaxing day” entail? Well, especia...
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How we spend our last day.

None of us like the thought of our holiday coming to an end and although we don’t mind going home to see family and friends we don’t really enjoy the thought of having to go back to work and the less than perfect British weather. This is the reason w...
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