Theme Parks are the main attraction for Florida vacationers. Disney’s Magic Kingdom, Epcot and the Animal Kingdom are the best known. SeaWorld offers a full day of rides, aquaria and spell binding dolphin and thrilling killer-whale shows. They also n... Viewed 4100 times.
If you are the type who like the most extreme roller coasters, and who doesn’t bat an eyelid on Tower of Terror, then a trip on the 256 ft Star Flyer is an absolute must. Not for the squeamish, and definitely for the extra brave, this attraction can ... Viewed 4261 times.
Although we love everything that Orlando and the theme parks have to offer, we sometimes complete a hectic trip to our beautiful villa with a cruise from Fort Lauderdale or Miami. One of our favourite islands to visit is Jamaica, and we have ... Viewed 4809 times.
When I first saw the name ‘Miami Duck Tours’ my first thought was that it was some kind of trip for birdwatchers or maybe even an experience similar to that of visiting the Peabody Hotel on International Drive, Orlando, to see their world famous duck... Viewed 5201 times.
In the past we have spent two weeks in Orlando at the end of October or just into November. This last year however, not only did we have the luxury of three weeks but we also went later – not arriving until 15th November. This meant that for the firs... Viewed 5377 times.
As many, if not all, of you will be aware manatees are an endangered species in Florida and they are looked upon with great affection as lovely benign creatures that would do no harm to anyone. It is often difficult the resist the lure of bei... Viewed 5173 times.
During a recent holiday we took a hot air balloon ride over Orlando. This was to celebrate a significant birthday of a member of our family. We met our pilots and chase crew at a hotel close to the Disney area at 5-30am. Before leaving the ho... Viewed 4793 times.
We like to do a bit of cycling at home so Dave used his very limited computer skills to search the net and find somewhere to go in Florida. He came up with a trail not too far from our villa at Winter Garden. The West Orange Trail is 22 miles of tarm... Viewed 4932 times.
Disney Quest is located in Downtown Disney, and is usually included as one of the extra options, alongside the Water Parks, and Disney’s Wide World of Sports complex. It might be something you could consider visiting if the weather is inclement. Howe... Viewed 6130 times.
If you are interested in the history of Florida, then the Florida Pioneer museum is well worth a visit. The inception of this museum was in 1961 when the Country Fair association was given 37 old vehicles and tools. This encouraged 37 interes... Viewed 5235 times.
As you reach the end of the path, the lake will disappear and after crossing the bridge you will find yourself in the heart of residential Celebration. Turn right and pass in front of half a dozen white clapboard houses with their fully furni... Viewed 5019 times.
When you have almost completed three quarters of the lake’s circuit take the bridge to your left and head away from the lake, cutting through the conservation area. You will emerge at Lake Evalyn where you can stop to admire the pretty houses on its ... Viewed 4767 times.
If you fancy some time away from the hustle and bustle of the theme parks, then why not spend a couple of hours strolling around the lakes and the residential area of Celebration. Leave your car in one of the free car parks or in one of the m... Viewed 5230 times.
If you would like to travel a bit further afield, then why not go to Fort Lauderdale and try out the Jungle Queen Riverboat Tour. The cruise takes you through the inter coastal waterways and down to Miami. This beautifully styled classic boat... Viewed 4427 times.
It is clear that there is huge interest in The Titanic (once thought wrongly to be unsinkable) The more so since the film starring Kate Winslett and Leonardo De Caprio was released. Did you know that there is a museum devoted to the life and... Viewed 7254 times.
The Mennello Museum of Modern Art is situated in Orlando in a stunning location right on a lake in Lock Haven Park. THe cornerstone of this museum is works by Earl Cunningham. Earl was born in 1893 in Booth Bay Harbour. At the pitifully age o... Viewed 4472 times.
Jet Skiing off the 192 Have you ever driven a jet ski? We first tried it on Lake Tahoe in California and so when we arrived in Florida, it was one of the first things that we wanted to find, it took us a couple of years until we found a place ... Viewed 4412 times.
During one of our stays at Treasure Island when it was a dull day and although warm was not sun bathing weather we decided to take the Suncoast Beach Trolley. This trolley bus provides service to all of the Gulf Beaches from Pass-A-Grill in S... Viewed 4531 times.
It is a couple of years since we visited Fort Lauderdale so decided we would head down South and spend a couple of days there as we had friends who love to dive. Cruising south along State Road A1A just look left for some of the best scuba diving nor... Viewed 4567 times.
During many of our visits to our villa we had said we must do some orange picking yet never seemed to get around to doing it. Then a couple of years ago I decided to search on the internet before going on holiday and I found Showcase of Citrus. <... Viewed 4341 times.
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