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Bass Pro Shops – Outdoor World

If you are looking for somewhere a little bit different to visit during your Orlando holiday why not head to the Bass Pro Shop/Outdoor World at the junction of International Drive and Oakridge Road (I. Ride trolley stop 2). This store is the ...
Viewed 3402 times since 19 July 2009.

The Wine Room at Park Avenue – the tour

Most wineries we have visited in Central Florida follow a very similar format. First of all you are greeted at the door and made to feel welcome. Once inside there is usually a large shop to browse through, tempting the visitor with a vast array of w...
Viewed 2727 times since 7 July 2009.

An evening out with a difference

During our last few visits to Florida we have tried to do more and more different things to add variety to our time there. During our visit in August 2008, we fancied doing something genuinely American, so we investigated going to a live baseball gam...
Viewed 2843 times since 1 July 2009.

Tampa Bay Rays at the Tropicana Field, Tampa

As a treat for the whole family, we booked tickets online to see the Tampa Bay Rays versus New York Yankees Baseball game at Easter this year. The first two home games of the season happily coincided with our trip to Florida. The first game was a sel...
Viewed 3112 times since 2 June 2009.

New Exhibition at the Orlando Science Center

Do you have children who enjoy anything slightly rude or basic? You know the sort of thing I mean, snot, smells and noises is the polite way of describing it. Well if that is the case, then an exhibition which has been running since the end January, ...
Viewed 2543 times since 26 April 2009.

Ice! – Florida’s Unusual Winter Attraction

Something rather unexpected and rather special happens each year in Orlando. From the beginning of November through to early January the spectacular winter attraction Ice! is held at one of Orlando’s largest hotels, the Gaylord Palms. Over tw...
Viewed 2832 times since 11 April 2009.

Blast off from Cape Canaveral

The countdown clock was ticking and here we were approaching Titusville just thirty-five minutes before the scheduled lift off time of the shuttle Discovery looking for what was becoming a prized parking space. We had been driving north up US...
Viewed 2744 times since 10 April 2009.

Visiting Harry P Leu Gardens

You have done Disney, done Universal, done Sea World and had an amazing time. Now you are ready to have a gentler day out so may I suggest the Harry P Leu Gardens. This is located in Orlando on Forest Avenue and the house was restored...
Viewed 2773 times since 15 March 2009.

Cruising – Booking an Organised Tour

When you book your cruise you will be sent a whole lot of information, including shore excursions, which you can either book beforehand or on board ship. If there is a tour which you really don’t want to miss then it might be wise to book it before y...
Viewed 2541 times since 2 March 2009.

Cruising – Shore Excursions - Going it Alone

When you book a cruise you will receive information about shore excursions several weeks before your departure, and you will then have time to browse through them and decide what points of interest appeal to you. However, you don’t have to book an ex...
Viewed 2474 times since 2 March 2009.

Sightseeing by Segway

Visiting the Gulf Coast I was fascinated to see people riding around on ‘Segways’. It looked a really cool fun way to travel. So I decided to look into these vehicles a bit more as I wanted to try one! Segways are becoming more and more popul...
Viewed 2562 times since 2 March 2009.

Blue Man Group

When you walk into the auditorium at the venue for the Blue Man Group at Universal, you notice that it is not of great size. Everywhere is black and the first few rows of seating have “water capes” hung on them! We were puzzled. The next ...
Viewed 2815 times since 20 January 2009.

Christmas at Gaylord Palms

Friends of ours went to the Gaylord Palms at Christmas and were really impressed. Apparently the festivities are on there for about six weeks ending early in the New Year. When you enter you see this fantastic 54-foot Christmas tree and here ...
Viewed 3247 times since 17 January 2009.

LAKESIDE VINEYARD AND WINERY EVENTS

Lakeside Vineyard and Winery is situated north of Clermont on Highway 27 and provides a great opportunity to taste the wines produced locally. Despite the problems of grape growing in Florida where the climate includes extreme heat, drought, humidity...
Viewed 3982 times since 2 January 2009.

ICE at the Gaylord Palms

Having never visited Florida at Christmas time before the one thing I was determined that we should see this year was ICE at The Gaylord Palms. I had heard good and bad reports of it but was going to make my own mind up. I therefore booked our ticket...
Viewed 3078 times since 2 January 2009.

ICE - Gaylord Palms (Seasonal Exhibition)

2008 is the sixth year of the ICE exhibition at the Gaylord Palms hotel in Orlando and its biggest to date. This is also our first visit to the exhibition. The exhibition is a walk-through celebration of ice carvings, and this year included nearly tw...
Viewed 3743 times since 31 December 2008.

Ice in Florida

If you want to see ice in Florida then look no further than Ice spectacular at Gaylord Palms resort. The ice its self has been hand carved by Chinese artisans from Harbin, using over 2 million pounds of Ice and took over a month to completeViewed 3726 times since 12 December 2008.

NASA Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB)

As you cross over the causeway on your journey to visit the Kennedy Space Centre, you see a huge, monstrous concrete building standing high above anything else you can see. Not the prettiest of structures but a very important one – the Vehicle Assemb...
Viewed 7187 times since 5 October 2008.

AstroVan - NASA’s Famous Silver Motorhome

After watching many Apollo and Shuttle launches on the TV and internet, and many visits to Kenny Space Centre I became interested in the AstroVan, the vehicle you see transporting the astronauts to the launch pad in. Silver in colour, I thoug...
Viewed 4630 times since 5 October 2008.

Lakeridge Winery Florida

On our last visit to Florida we had been up on the north east coast of Florida to visit St Augustine, and during our stay we took the opportunity to spend a very pleasant afternoon at the San Sebastian winery. During our tour not only did we discover...
Viewed 3040 times since 29 September 2008.

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