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The State Parks of Northern Florida

Mention ‘parks’ and ‘America’ to the average traveller and their first instinct will probably be to think of either the well known US National Parks, such as Yellowstone, Grand Canyon, and Yosemite or the famous Theme Parks – Disney, Universal, and m...
Viewed 2557 times since 25 May 2009.

Dearborn Street – Englewood, South Gulf Coast

Old Englewood Town maintains its charm and “Real Florida” appeal on Dearborn Street. From Venice side turn right into Dearborn from North Indianna Avenue Hw776. Half way down the street is a collection of small shops and bars. There you will ...
Viewed 2964 times since 4 May 2009.

Gulf Coast beaches in the Rotonda area

To access the closest beaches from the Rotonda area drive up Hw 776 towards Englewood. Take a left at the lights at Beach Rd. Cross over the bridge and continue up to the roundabout. You now have a choice of four beautiful beaches. Go left at...
Viewed 3022 times since 4 May 2009.

TROY SPRINGS

Troy Springs State Park is situated on N. E. Springs Rd in Branford off C. R. 625. This park contains the underwater remains of The Madison. The Madison was a steam boat that was completed in the mid 1840' s for a Captain M Tucker and he name...
Viewed 2460 times since 3 May 2009.

Miami

There is a possibility that your travel to Florida’s coastline or to exciting central Florida may be via Miami should your travel plans include flying into Miami International airport. Many travellers will jump straight into a hire car and head for t...
Viewed 5832 times since 29 March 2009.

Harry P Leu Gardens....A History.

The Harry P Leu gardens are in Forest Avenue in Orlando. The history of the house and gardens start in 1885 when John Thomas Mizell built a farmhouse on the site. Later in 1902 one Duncan Pell bought more land that now makes the majority of t...
Viewed 4485 times since 15 March 2009.

Florida after the Parks

You may ask, what is there to do in Florida after you have done the parks to death, some people may think that there is nothing else to do but, they would be missing out on a wealth of other activities whether they be sporting or relaxing. Fo...
Viewed 2820 times since 8 March 2009.

CRUISING – SHORE EXCURSIONS - Organized Tour or Hiring a Car?

As you will have read in my shore excursion article, you will be offered a wide range of excursions at each of the ports you visit. They are usually excellent, but if you have a family to cater for it may be quite expensive. They don’t always offer e...
Viewed 3019 times since 1 March 2009.

Pensacola Beach

Pensacola is hidden away in the extreme west of the Florida Panhandle, very close to the state line with Alabama and is much closer to New Orleans and Atlanta than it is to Orlando. But Pensacola is certainly big on Florida hospitality and boasts som...
Viewed 2798 times since 28 February 2009.

Fred H Howard Park at Tarpon Springs

Tarpon Springs is affectionately known as the sponge capital of the world. It is here that many years ago Greek immigrants risked their lives diving for sponges. Today the Greek influence remains with several restaurants, lively bars, shops, museums ...
Viewed 2850 times since 28 February 2009.

Wekiva...A History

Wekiwa (or Wekiva) State Park is less than an hour from the hustle and bustle of the Theme Parks but a million miles away in its ' Old Florida' beauty. It is located in Apopka (exit 94 off Interstate 4) in Seminole County. Jus...
Viewed 2983 times since 18 February 2009.

Crowley Museum and Nature Centre, Sarasota

The Crowley Pioneer centre and Nature Trails is only 15 minutes drive west of the I-75 (Exit 210 Sarasota) adjacent to the Myakka River. Set in 190 acres the trails and history area show the visitor how the fist pioneers to Florida used to live. ...
Viewed 2608 times since 29 January 2009.

Key West Lighthouse Museum

Located across the street from the Hemingway house is the Key West Lighthouse Museum. Climb the 88-step circular iron stairway leading to the top of the lighthouse and you can view a 360 panoramic view of historic Key West and the nearby ocea...
Viewed 2543 times since 24 January 2009.

Fort Myers Area

This famous Florida city carries the name of General Abraham Charles Myers, a distinguished officer in the United States Army. The city was developed in the later years of the 19th Century, and is now a popular destination in South West Florida. Fame...
Viewed 2448 times since 23 January 2009.

Making Wine at Lakeridge Vineyard and Winery

If you enjoy the odd glass of wine (or maybe the odd bottle or two) then you should try to fit in a visit to the Lakeridge Vineyard and Winery, just north of Clermont on Highway 27. Although Florida does not have the best climate for grape growing, t...
Viewed 2381 times since 12 January 2009.

Visiting Stephen Foster Folk Centre

The Stepehen Foster Folk Centre State Park is situated in White Springs on the U. S. 41 This is a park rich in intersesting things to see and do that makes a great day out for all the family. You can also rent a cabin here to stay overnight fo...
Viewed 2665 times since 10 January 2009.

Olustee and Stephen Foster History to 1950

These 2 parks are close together and can be visited in the same day. The Battle of Olustee took place in 1864 and was considered to be the bloodiest battle of the Civil War. The Union troops, led by General Truman A Seymour began thei...
Viewed 2656 times since 10 January 2009.

Stephen Turner Foster Cultural Center: A History.

Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center is situated in White Springs on the U. S. 41 The man who gave this State Park its name was born in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania in 1826. He was a prolific songwriter with a catalogue of some 200 tunes and was cons...
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CRACKER HOMES AND THEIR PEOPLE

When you visit Florida, you are sure to hear Cracker homes and the people mentioned. Well, what are they? Cracker people were true pioneers, self reliant and resourceful. They spoke in a patois of Old English, some local vernacular an...
Viewed 2752 times since 3 January 2009.

CRACKER MUSEUM

Cracker Country Museum is a fully outdoor museum that is located in the Rainey Building at Florida State Fairgrounds. It is devoted to re creating the life and culture of the pioneers of the late 19th century. This museum provided an authenti...
Viewed 3105 times since 3 January 2009.

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