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Cruising on Star Princess, Part 5

Mustering, meals and midnight strolls The sun is setting low in the sky over Fort Lauderdale as we leave on our cruise around the Caribbean. We have the ports of Jamaica, Grand Cayman, Cozumel and the private island of Princess Cays to look fo...
Viewed 3247 times since 9 September 2008.

Hot Air Ballooning in Florida

As a birthday treat, my husband had booked a trip in a hot air balloon for me and my youngest son (one child goes free). As Stuart (hubby) and Jamie (eldest son) were afraid of heights, it was left to us two to try this. We booked in for the ...
Viewed 3902 times since 1 September 2008.

Truly a”MAZE”ing

We had visited Mount Dora on a couple of previous occasions and the lure of its charming tree lined streets, together with its craft shops and waterfront cafes was just too great to keep us away on this visit. At different times we had sample...
Viewed 3540 times since 1 September 2008.

Boggy Creek Airboat Rides - Great Fun

What an exhilarating experience these airboat rides prove to be. Nestled at the end of the Kissimmee chain of lakes at Southport Park is what I believe to be one of the best rides in Florida. You can take a tour in a US Coast Guard in...
Viewed 3386 times since 1 September 2008.

Four Corners Gator Cook-Off

The first Four Corners Gator Cook-Off was held in a vacant field near Champions Gate in May 2006. Its proposed location had originally been at Four Corners Charter School, but as the school governors would not sanction the sale or consumption of alco...
Viewed 3125 times since 1 September 2008.

Winter Park Orlando

Winter Park is an up-market area of Orlando and if you fancy a change of mood from the theme parks, are in the market for some serious, quality shopping, or if you just enjoy window shopping, or if you enjoy visiting museums and parks, then a visit t...
Viewed 3529 times since 1 September 2008.

Sunset and Dolphin Cruise

During our stay in Rotonda, on the West Coast of Florida (Gulf), we decided that we would treat the family to a Sunset and Dolphin Cruise. It was suggested that we pre-booked the cruise to make sure that we actually went on the evening of our...
Viewed 3710 times since 1 September 2008.

Travel back in time at the Garden View Lounge

Imagine the setting…. you have been transported back over a century to the Victorian era to be warmly welcomed at a hotel entrance by a kindly gentleman dressed in a white suit, straw boater hat and spats. Then on entering the lobby the pure scale an...
Viewed 3205 times since 1 September 2008.

BOCA GRANDE LIGHTHOUSE MUSEUM AND VISITORS CENTER

We recently spent a few days away on the Gulf Coast and while there one of the places we visited was the Boca Grande Lighthouse Museum and Visitors Center. It is situated on Gasparilla Island State Island Park which marks the deep water channel into ...
Viewed 3542 times since 1 September 2008.

Canyon Ranch Spa at Gaylord Palms

On my recently trip to Orlando I was lucky enough to attend the Canyon Ranch Spa at Gaylord Palms Resort. I am a great fan of having a leisure morning or afternoon and this did not disappoint. On walking into Gaylord’ s reception I w...
Viewed 3696 times since 1 September 2008.

Celebration – a breath of fresh air!

When you feel like a change of pace away from the busy theme parks and the crowds, Celebration is a lovely place to visit. Head for Market Street which is an area of shops and restaurants in the centre of Celebration, all set around a beautiful lake....
Viewed 3417 times since 1 September 2008.

SILVER SPURS RODEO

Looking for something a bit different, get a bit fed up with all the usual events? Well I can let you into a few secrets that miss the tourist trail and the Silver Spurs Rodeo is one of them. A couple of times a year the Silver Spurs Rodeo co...
Viewed 3402 times since 1 September 2008.

The Blue Man Group

Having seen the original Blue Man Group in New York more than 15 years ago and a second performance in Las Vegas in 2000, we decided to check out the local performance at Universal Orlando Resort. The show is housed at The Sharp Aquos Theatre...
Viewed 2558 times since 1 September 2008.

Be a dolphin trainer for a day

At Discovery Cove you can spend a day with a dolphin trainer, and get involved yourself in how they train these magnificent creatures. You will be able to ask all the questions you like, and find out what it is like to work with dolphins. Tra...
Viewed 3730 times since 1 September 2008.

Discovering Dolphins

For some people a trip to Florida would not be complete without seeing dolphins. There are several species of dolphins which live in the waters around the coast of Florida. The most common one is the bottle–nose dolphin and that is the one that you c...
Viewed 3328 times since 1 September 2008.

JOHN GORRIE MUSEUM

John Gorrie Museum State Park is situated in Apolachicola on 6th street, one block east off the US 98. It is a pretty town with many 19th century homes and fishing boats tied up on the piers. Apolachicola was once a thriving business centre t...
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Polk County Attractions

For people who have holidayed in the Orlando area many times and may be “theme parked out. ” Polk County is suggesting a number of alternative venues for your holiday entertainment. It is probably best to start with a visit to Outpost 27, whi...
Viewed 3322 times since 1 September 2008.

Day Out at Green Meadows Petting Farm

Right – so you’ve been in Florida for a while now and, to be honest, you’ve seen enough of the “mouse” to last a lifetime! ! You’ve probably been on every ride under the sun (and vowed that each one would be your last) and have watched every parade a...
Viewed 4204 times since 1 September 2008.

Cruising - The Private Islands Part 5

Cruising – The Private Islands – Part 5 Princess Cays – Princess Cruises Most of the large cruise companies either own, or lease, their own private island in the Caribbean, which only their ships can visit. They provide a unique getaway...
Viewed 2583 times since 1 September 2008.

CRUISING DIRECTORY - PART 4

I bet you can hardly believe how much there is to learn about cruising! But don’t let it put you off. You will soon be using all the jargon like an old sea dog! Bridge – nothing to do with crossing rivers, this is high up at the front of the ...
Viewed 2611 times since 1 September 2008.

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