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Visit a “real” Flea Market for a great day out

Regular visitors to the Orlando/Disney may well have stopped off at the Flea Markets on the 192. The two main locations on the 192 are a popular stop for bargain shoppers with each having around 2-300 booths selling all kinds of goods, from jewellery...
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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 4224 times since 1 September 2008.

Mum, I want to be an astronaut when I grow up....

SUMMER ‘07 Last summer we went to Kennedy space centre for kid’s space camp. We were put into groups depending on our age there was; Gemini Apollo discovery and robotics. My sister and I were put into the discovery team. The discovery t...
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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...
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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...
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Orlando to get its own version of the London Eye in 2010

It looks like Orlando is to get its own version of the iconic London Eye in 2010. The Great Wheel Corporation announced on the 25th June that is is to start work on constructing a giant 400ft high Big Wheel on a piece of land near to the Orla...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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A Day at Leu Gardens

We discovered the Harry P. Leu Gardens in a guidebook. No one we know had ever visited this Orlando attraction but it sounded like something we might both enjoy on a quiet day so we decided to visit and we were certainly glad we did. We were very imp...
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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 4413 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 4717 times since 1 September 2008.

Historic Bok Santuary - Gardens – BellTower – Estate

The Historic Bok Sanctuary with its magnificent Tower and gardens is one of Polk Counties best kept secrets. Having visited the Orlando area over 18 times this is the first time we had heard of this place! The sanctuary is situated on one of ...
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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....
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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 4155 times since 1 September 2008.

See orlando by Helicopter

There can be little doubt that the best way to get a feel for a place is from the air and a helicopter is the ideal way to do it. There are a number of Helicopter companies operating in the Orlando area. There are two operators on Irlo Bronson Memori...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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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