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A Florida Quiz

I am sure you love Florida as much as we do, and especially the Orlando area with its wonderful theme parks, and fantastic shopping, not to mention the restaurants. But how much do you actually know about Florida? Take this quiz and find out:<...
Viewed 3418 times since 1 September 2008.

Softball and Baseball Practice Batting Cages – Near the Loop

With us having two boys, aged 12 and 8, we are always looking for new and fun things to do whilst in Florida. We read on the forums that some people had tried out the Softball and Baseball Batting Practice Cages which are situated near the Loop and t...
Viewed 6699 times since 1 September 2008.

What Do You Know About Florida? Part 3

The ‘Sunshine State’ is not only the centre for theme parks like Disney’s Epcot, Animal Kingdom, Hollywood Studios and Magic Kingdom, as well as Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure, it abounds with flora and fauna, some of which have particula...
Viewed 6122 times since 1 September 2008.

What Do You Know About Florida? Part 2

Of course many of you will already know a little about Florida, the national fruit, the orange, the national flower, the orange blossom, and its nickname, ‘The Sunshine State’, but did you know that ‘Florida’ is Spanish for ‘flower? ’ Hardly s...
Viewed 2733 times since 1 September 2008.

What Do You Know About Florida? Part 1

We all love Florida, and particularly Orlando, but I wonder how many of us know much about this, the ‘Sunshine State. ’ For instance, although Orlando and Disney are the main attraction for millions of visitors, did you know that Florida has 663 mile...
Viewed 3058 times since 1 September 2008.

Tipping In Florida

We have been asked many times about tipping whilst on holiday in Florida. I certainly feel that it is a purely a personal opinion as to what you give. The word tip is considered an acronym for “to insure promptness” but the...
Viewed 7032 times since 1 September 2008.

Fun Spot Action Park

After finding the Fun Spot by accident on our last visit and having had a great time on the go-carts there, we decided to revisit on our recent trip in February this year. Fun Spot is based off International Drive (near Wet and Wild) and has ...
Viewed 3962 times since 1 September 2008.

Our Florida Wedding

My daughter had the big engagement party. She found it so stressful she decided that she definitely did not want the big wedding. When we bought our villa in Florida she decided that she wanted a nice, quiet family wedding in the sunshine. I ...
Viewed 3306 times since 1 September 2008.

A Shuttle Launch - nearly!

We have been travelling to Florida for a number of years, and have always hoped to see a shuttle launch. Indeed we nearly did see a shuttle a few years back when we were in Miami, or at least my husband nearly saw it. Nearly being the operati...
Viewed 3240 times since 1 September 2008.

A magical place to be on christmas eve

Last year we were in Florida for Christmas and the new year and what made it special was that we had all the family with us even the grandchildren aged 3 and 5 years So what could we do to make it special? We went down to celebration <...
Viewed 4124 times since 1 September 2008.

John's Pass

Based on Madeira Beach between Clearwater and St Petersburg, John’s Pass is named after freed slave John Le Veque who went on to be a pirate captain who was all heart and treated his captives with dignity always allowing them their lives and their fr...
Viewed 3581 times since 1 September 2008.

Sanford Zoo

We had often seen signs for Sanford Zoo and finally last September 2006 we had the chance to visit it. On the day we visited it was an exceptionally hot day which may not have been a good choice as there is not much indoor cover but we found just by ...
Viewed 6358 times since 1 September 2008.

Downtown Kissimmee Lakeside Park

Just under the arch at Main St off the 192 east is the entrance to downtown Kissimmee. Pass all of the quaint historic buildings until you come to the business district and you should see a sign to the left pointing down to the lakeside park. You can...
Viewed 7060 times since 1 September 2008.

Salvador Dali Museum - a different day out

What shall we do today? A drive over to the Gulf Coast is voted as favourite and on the way a stop at St Petersburg. A couple of hours later, there we were strolling along the pier at St Petersburg admiring the stunning view out to sea, breathing in ...
Viewed 2951 times since 1 September 2008.

Champions Gate – One to remember!

If you have been fortunate enough to book one of the many wonderful private villas available to you on the H27, then in the Champions Gate is a useful area to be aware of. The unmistakably impressive iron entrance of Champions Gate at junction 58 off...
Viewed 3295 times since 1 September 2008.

DOWNTOWN ORLANDO

Think of Orlando and in many peoples vision it throws up images of Mickey Mouse and the gang plus the many theme parks and chain restaurants that are on every corner…. almost. But if you choose to venture away from the usual haunts there are many oth...
Viewed 3540 times since 1 September 2008.

IT'S MUSIC TIME IN CENTRAL FLORIDA!

There are some huge names performing in Orlando between late January and March - so if you are a fan make sure you book your vacation to coincide with the concert you want to attend! SEA WORLD BUD & BBQ FEST For fans of country musi...
Viewed 3184 times since 1 September 2008.

Nail and Tan Salon - Championsgate

When most people go to Orlando they normally come back more tired than when they left home. Sound familiar! Well now there is a way to freshen up and have a little pamper time. If you are staying near Championsgate why not spend some time at Nail and...
Viewed 2995 times since 1 September 2008.

Historic Bok Sanctuary (1)

Visiting Bok Sanctuary has been on my ‘to do’ list for quite some time. Those of you who are lucky enough to go Florida quite frequently will all have a ‘to do’ list and those of you going for your first visit will just have to resign yourselves to t...
Viewed 1680 times since 1 September 2008.

Photographing Illuminations

I am a huge fan of Illuminations, the Epcot fireworks show. I’m also a keen photographer, and have spent many a happy night trying to capture on film (well, a Nikon digital sensor) a feel of what the Disney Imagineers achieve night after night aft...
Viewed 3449 times since 1 September 2008.

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