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A brief visit to Anna Maria Island – Part 1

We had decided to visit Anna Maria Island on the recommendation of some friends, but had broken our trip down from Orange Tree with a visit to the South Florida Museum & Planetarium (see separate articles for details). After a late lunch at the J...
Viewed 2155 times since 29 September 2010.

An Introduction to the Florida Keys

The Florida Keys conjure up visions of an island paradise with swaying palm trees and dazzling sunsets, far removed from the strains and stresses of every day living. Here, you would be correct in assuming, is a jewel of a place set in just about the...
Viewed 2493 times since 29 September 2010.

Cocoa Beach Pier.

We have spent many happy hours on Cocoa Beach pier and I thought I would tell you a little about it to whet your appetite. Cocoa Beach is the closest beach to Orlando. The pier was originally constructed in 1962 and in those days you could dr...
Viewed 2649 times since 8 July 2010.

A History of Tarpon Springs

We first visited Tarpon Springs about 12 years and the charm of this historic dock town has never palled. The history of Tarpon Springs starts in the 1970s when a women called Mary Ormond named the town. However, what she thought were Tarpon ...
Viewed 2317 times since 19 June 2010.

Olde Englewood Village - part two

Olde Englewood Village – part 2 Following on from the early arrivals in Englewood the year of 1923 was extremely important. This was the year that started the building of the Tampa to Miami (Tamiami) Trail and all locations wanted to be on the...
Viewed 2289 times since 10 February 2010.

Visit The Beautiful Floridian Keys

I’ve always wanted to visit The Florida Keys – I’d heard so much about Key West and these islands that stretch out towards Cuba, often with views of the sea from both sides of your vehicle. To break up our journey we flew into Miami and staye...
Viewed 2283 times since 7 February 2010.

Key West, Florida

If you like lively holidays, or vacations, Key West, Florida is just such an energetic place to visit. It has a fantastic atmosphere unlike any of the other Keys in the chain of islands that outstretch from the mainland, south of Miami, reaching out ...
Viewed 5853 times since 7 February 2010.

Tampa Bay History Center

The Tampa Bay History Center is situated at 801 Old Water Street in Tampa Florida 33602 and has a spectacular waterside position in the Channelside district. This museum covers 60000 square feet so comfortable footware is a must. This would b...
Viewed 1960 times since 5 February 2010.

Lake County Parks

With nearly 100 parks in the area Lake County is fortunate with many open spaces for enjoyment. Some of the larger parks include national forests, state forests, state preserves and state parks. Most of these parks offer trails (footpaths) fo...
Viewed 2240 times since 23 January 2010.

Deep Sea Fishing

If you ever find yourself at or near Madeira Beach on the Gulf Coast and you and/or your family would like to do some deep sea fishing go to Hubbard’s Marina at Madeira Beach. Deep Sea Fishing Trips take place as follows: Spring and Su...
Viewed 3022 times since 22 January 2010.

The Gulf Coast

If you would like to try something different from theme parks while you are in Florida, why not try a day at the Gulf coast. There are many areas to choose from and all about one and a half hours drive from Orlando. As someone once said, “There is mo...
Viewed 2297 times since 19 January 2010.

Madeira Beach

If you would like a day at the beach within a reasonable driving distance from Orlando why not go to Madeira Beach. This beach is on Florida’s Gulf Coast which is our families’ favourite coast. The journey there will take just under two hours...
Viewed 2652 times since 16 January 2010.

Olde Englewood Village

Olde Englewood Village Guests who choose to spend part of their vacation in or around the Gulf Coast, particularly the villas of Rotonda, will at some stage come across Olde Englewood Village. The small town of Englewood is unusual in...
Viewed 2615 times since 5 January 2010.

Wildlife in Florida - A Short Guide

Florida’s wildlife covers a huge spectrum, from birds and butterflies to panthers and alligators. The most common birds include snowy egrets and ibis, which can often be seen wandering across your lawn in Florida, long necked herons a...
Viewed 2438 times since 18 August 2009.

Old fashioned airboat Rides

Old Fashioned Airboat Rides We phoned Captain John to book an airboat ride on the St John’s river as it seemed better value for money compared to Boggy Creek airboat rides which we did a few years ago. We were attracted by their advert and tes...
Viewed 2760 times since 31 July 2009.

Miami Beach

When most people refer to Miami, they are in all probability actually talking about Miami Beach. Downtown Miami is on the west bank of Biscayne Bay while Miami Beach sits on a long spit of land bordered to the west by the bay and to the east by the A...
Viewed 2994 times since 7 July 2009.

Historic Pensacola Village

Although, comparatively speaking, the United States is not particularly old it does take great pride in its history and this can be evidenced in many towns and cities by their willingness to support restoration projects and develop historic districts...
Viewed 2475 times since 7 July 2009.

Wekiwa Springs State Park - Part II

After our lunch, having finally convinced my wife that a canoe trip would really enhance our day out, we headed down to the canoe ‘dock’ to view the types of canoe on offer and some assistance from the attendant as to which type of boat would be bett...
Viewed 2483 times since 7 July 2009.

Wekiwa Springs State Park - Part I

I had remembered reading an article that advised a visit to Wekiwa Springs for anybody visiting the Orlando area who wished to see a piece of unspoilt Florida. So on one of our recent visits my wife and I decided to do just that. We f...
Viewed 2464 times since 7 July 2009.

Ybor City and The Florida Aquarium

If you are looking for a day out around an hour from the Parks area then consider a trip to one of the smaller Florida Historical State Parks and one that is unlike any other. Found in Ybor City only a few miles from Downtown Tampa -the park...
Viewed 2578 times since 25 June 2009.

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