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Fort Island Gulf Beach - A hidden gem.

If you find yourself in the Crystal River area with time on your hands then I can strongly recommend a trip to Fort Island Gulf Beach. Situated where the mouth of the Crystal River meets the Gulf of Mexico this a wonderfully secluded beach, perfect f...
Viewed 846 times since 18 November 2015.

The Key West Express Part 3: Paradise porters.

So here we are, right in the heart fabulous Key West with so much to see and do and it' s only lunch time, the majority of people cannot check in to their accommodation until 3 or 4 pm so what do you do with your bags? Do you waste time taking a trip...
Viewed 1120 times since 29 March 2015.

The Key West Express part 2: The Journey

As soon as you board you can take your luggage to the back of the boat where it will be stowed until the end of the journey, so remember to remove anything you might require en route. The first deck is home to the cocktail bar and sna...
Viewed 1004 times since 29 March 2015.

The Key West Express and Paradise Porters Part 1

Having visited Key West some years ago and thoroughly enjoyed it we thought a return trip would be nice, but the thought of the drive was a bit off putting. It' s a long way, some 8-9 hours not including stops and the journey until you leave the main...
Viewed 1255 times since 29 March 2015.

Florida Keys part2

Florida Keys part 2 If you enjoy a Jet ski you can hire individually or join a group with a guide who shows you for example part of the Naval base, where the Navy seals train occasionally. The Jet Ski guide will also ta...
Viewed 1069 times since 12 February 2015.

Florida Keys part1

Florida Keys part 1 Few places in the world have the scenery, history or the romance to match that of the Florida Keys. It is a chain of islands that spread from the Florida mainland to Key West, the most southern point of America. If ...
Viewed 1113 times since 12 February 2015.

Heritage Village.

In a previous article, we chatted about the Florida Botanical Gardens in Largo. Well, now I would like to tell you about the wonderful Heritage Village which is right next door. This park covers 21 acres and has an impressive amount of historical bui...
Viewed 994 times since 12 April 2013.

Our Stay at Treasure Island Part 4

If you walk to your right on the beach from the Thunderbird you get to St John’s Pass however there is also a nice walk if you turn left. As there is a public car park close by the beach gets busy with families ( although still loads of space) and th...
Viewed 1972 times since 25 January 2012.

Tampa- Facts

As we travel to the Gulf Coast I never fail to marvel at Tampa’s large buildings that you can see from the Motorway and look as though they are made of cardboard Tampa is situated on Florida' s west coast along the Gulf of Mexico. If you ...
Viewed 2637 times since 11 February 2011.

Fascinating Florida – Part 3

We love visiting our beautiful villa in Orlando, but we have also managed to see a little of the rest of Florida, and one of our favourite trips was down to Miami and then on to the Keys, crossing the famous Seven Mile Bridge. Key West, right at the ...
Viewed 2376 times since 20 January 2011.

Fascinating Florida – Part 2

We have been visiting Florida for many years, and each time we go we learn more and more about the Sunshine State. Florida has many fascinating natural features, including lakes, rivers, springs, and of course, the Everglades, that wonderful national...
Viewed 1812 times since 20 January 2011.

Motorsports at Daytona Beach (2)

The Daytona Beach area is a must visit for all motorsport enthusiasts. There are plenty of race parks and speedways including the world famous Daytona International Speedway which covers 480-acres and is open 10 a. m. - 4 p. m. daily. This is th...
Viewed 2094 times since 12 January 2011.

Suwannee River Hubs

The Suwannee River in northern Florida provides the state with a wonderful natural resource. On its meandering 200-mile course, from the Georgia state line through to its discharge point into the Gulf of Mexico, the river showcases some areas of outs...
Viewed 5284 times since 7 January 2011.

Fun for all the Family at Daytona

If you visit the Daytona Beach area and do not want to sunbathe, do water or motor sports there is still plenty to do for all the family. Everyone will enjoy a visit to Angelo and Phelps Chocolate Factory in Beach Street. In this factory ...
Viewed 2605 times since 7 January 2011.

Fort Myers (2)

We love the gulf Coast and have spent many days at the beaches there sometimes just traveling there for a day trip or even staying one or two nights at a motel as these are relatively cheap. Check the room contents out first because if you are a fami...
Viewed 2179 times since 7 January 2011.

Thomas Edison and Henry Ford and Fort Myers

If you are visiting around the area of Fort Myers, take some time out to go to the Edison Ford Museum if you can. This is the winter residence of both Thomas Edison and Henry Ford, two elegant houses set side by side in beautiful gardens on the shore...
Viewed 2199 times since 4 January 2011.

Visiting the Everglades

Visiting the Everglades is something you can do if you are touring around Florida. Heading onto HIghway 41 - The Tamiami Trail - you need to go East from Naples skirting along the northern edge of the Park which provides the only land excess to Everg...
Viewed 2094 times since 2 January 2011.

Cassadaga Spiritual Retreat

If you want something different on your Florida holiday away from the theme parks and the hustle and bustle of Orlando why not visit Cassadaga Psychic Village which is located at Exit 114 on I4 - but don’t be disappointed if the residents of t...
Viewed 3029 times since 1 December 2010.

Cruises at St Johns Pass

If you decide to have a break from the magical world of Walt Disney in Orlando try heading towards the St Petersburg or Clearwater areas on the Gulf Coast. These are less than a two hour drive from Orlando but seem a world away with their laid back a...
Viewed 3700 times since 1 October 2010.

A brief visit to Anna Maria Island – Part 2

After spending an hour or so enjoying the sunshine and a beer on the City Pier my wife and I decided to have a walk along the beach to see what the other pier had to offer, and maybe later return to the City pier for a meal in the restaurant. Viewed 2126 times since 29 September 2010.

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