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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 3266 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 2903 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 2941 times since 4 January 2011.

Lake County Lakes

You might have wondered how Lake County got its name, well don’t be surprised to learn that it is because of number of lakes it has, in fact it has over one thousand lakes and rivers, both small and large, long and short. Apart from if yo...
Viewed 3158 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 2831 times since 2 January 2011.

The Everglades

If you are not in Florida for the theme parks then you could do a lot worse than travel down towards Miami and spend a day in the Everglades. This natural unspoilt part of Florida is as it was all over before residential housing and Walt Disney World...
Viewed 3426 times since 23 December 2010.

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 4007 times since 1 December 2010.

Tin City Naples

Some holidays on our way to our villa in Orlando we stop off at Naples on the Gulf Coast for a couple of nights. We do this by flying into Miami and then going to the Gulf Coast along Alligator Alley. Much as we look we have yet to see an alligator a...
Viewed 3246 times since 1 October 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 4686 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 2894 times since 29 September 2010.

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 2973 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 3468 times since 29 September 2010.

Activities on the Suwannee River

Just about anywhere along the length of the Suwannee River the outdoor enthusiast is certain to come across opportunities for canoeing or kayaking, either for a few hours or longer multi-day expeditions. However, it is not only the water that...
Viewed 3586 times since 23 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 3489 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 3110 times since 19 June 2010.

Floridas 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 3375 times since 1 May 2010.

Floridas Beaches

Florida is blessed with many excellent beaches and visiting one can be inexpensive and make a pleasant change from the hustle and bustle of the theme parks. The sun kissed sands are an excellent place to top up your tan or just recharge your batterie...
Viewed 3241 times since 1 May 2010.

Sunset Cruise – Key West

On recent trips to Central Florida we have found ourselves flying into Miami rather than the usual Orlando or Tampa. Rather than driving up to the Orlando area immediately we have used the first few days of our vacation to visit Key West. Key...
Viewed 3758 times since 1 April 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 3035 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 3114 times since 7 February 2010.

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