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TAMPA......ONE TANKFULL ADVENTURES

The State Parks Department are encouraging you to visit their parks on less than a tankfull of petrol. This is in keeping with the new environmental awareness that we are experiencing worldwide. If you are visiting Tampa then you are within v...
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DAYTONA....ONE TANK ADVENTURES.

If you find yourself staying in Daytona then you will want to investigate the State Parks " One Tankfull Adventures" There is a long list of parks to visit within the departments 100 mile limit and one of the most fascinating is the...
Viewed 2797 times since 4 November 2008.

ONE TANKFULL ADVENTURE

If you care about the environment at all then you will love The State Parks new idea to do their bit towards the green cause. They have called this new initiative " The One Tankfull Adventure" and it is a guide to finding a park wit...
Viewed 2933 times since 4 November 2008.

Getting the Shuttle to the Launch Pad

Ever wondered how NASA got those tall, thin, towering rockets or the infamous space shuttle up on the launch pad? It’s not quite done like Thunderbirds! There are no sliding floors or vehicles being raised up level with the ground to lift off. NASA a...
Viewed 3116 times since 31 October 2008.

Merritt Island, Brevard County

If you haven’t visited Kennedy Space Centre you may not realise it is actually a wildlife refuge with over 15, 000 plants and animals – give or take a little disruption every now and again for a Shuttle lifting off. Since 1963 manatees have g...
Viewed 2726 times since 4 October 2008.

The Showcase of Citrus

Many times we have journeyed along highway US27 just north of the US192 and noticed the Showcase of Citrus. On first impressions it looks nothing more than a roadside stall selling a variety of citrus fruits to passing motorists. But, on closer inspe...
Viewed 2974 times since 29 September 2008.

Florida Wildlife

One of the intriguing things about visiting Florida is spotting the wildlife it its natural habitat! There are some wonderful examples – animals, birds and even reptiles that for most Brits are a thrill to see! Most people will only ever see some of ...
Viewed 3120 times since 16 September 2008.

Boggy Creek Airboat Rides - A Wild Ride

Do you need a rest from Disney if only for a couple of hours? If the answer is yes and you have a couple of hours to spare then head off to the Boggy Creek Airboats Rides. Located at the bottom of Poinciana Boulevard this is a great w...
Viewed 3286 times since 1 September 2008.

‘Venice of America’ – Winter Park

I had read a small article about Winter Park; ‘The Venice of America’, and so while out on a shopping trip decided to press on to this small hamlet which is to be found on SR 426 just 5 miles north of downtown Orlando. Arriving at Park Avenue...
Viewed 4618 times since 1 September 2008.

A Taste of Winter Park

Whilst we were driving up to the new Best Buy store at Winter Garden Village recently, my wife was browsing through a book on Florida when she chanced upon an article about Winter Park, and as we were half way there by the time we had reached Best Bu...
Viewed 3722 times since 1 September 2008.

Florida Botanical Gardens

Just a few miles to the south of Clearwater lies the town of Largo (not to be mistaken for its better known namesake – Key Largo! ). This where the Florida Botanical Gardens are to be found, and if you are looking for somewhere to spend a leisurely a...
Viewed 4066 times since 1 September 2008.

Waterfront Park Historic Kissimmee

As you pass under the arch for Historic Kissimmee you leave the tourist world behind and enter a Historic Town which was once a trading post on the shore of Lake Tohopekaliga, then known as Allendale. In 1883, 33 citizens voted to call it Kissimmee C...
Viewed 4118 times since 1 September 2008.

Our Everglades Experience – Part IV

Back at the entrance I located a tri-coloured heron fishing in a ditch and was just in the process of photographing it when I was alerted to the fact that I was being approached from behind by an eight-foot alligator. It had decided to move from one ...
Viewed 2866 times since 1 September 2008.

Our Everglades Experience – Part III

We still felt slightly unsure about whether we should be there, or whether The Rod and Gun Club was just for members, but within a few minutes a waitress approached us with some menus and asked if we wanted anything to drink. We gave our order and we...
Viewed 2587 times since 1 September 2008.

Our Everglades Experience – Part II

We knew that our two-night stay would not exactly be five star accommodation (nothing like the beautiful villa we had been staying in whilst in Orlando) but it was comfortable enough and the staff were friendly. If you are thinking of booking accommo...
Viewed 2566 times since 1 September 2008.

Our Everglades Experience – Part I

It was a warm Tuesday morning in early April when we embarked on our mini adventure to the wetlands of Florida. There was a certain amount of apprehension to begin with, as this was our first experience of driving on American roads, but that soon dis...
Viewed 2680 times since 1 September 2008.

Key West – Glass Bottomed Boat Tour

While on a recent visit to the Florida Keys my wife and I took the opportunity to experience two ‘glass bottomed’ boat tours. The first excursion we booked was in Key West itself and on this occasion we opted for a trip on a twin-hulled boat,...
Viewed 3287 times since 1 September 2008.

The Delights of Mount Dora

Our intention was to drive for no more than an hour from our base just south of Clermont and find a lakeside retreat where we could enjoy a relaxing afternoon. After looking through our road maps we plumped for Mount Dora, which is situated i...
Viewed 6353 times since 1 September 2008.

Key Largo - Glass Bottomed Boat

Whilst staying in Key Largo recently we decided to try out the locally advertised glass bottomed boat trip. We had intended to take the tour that starts in the John Pennecamp State Park, but on telephoning we found that, although they would ‘...
Viewed 3254 times since 1 September 2008.

Arcadia – deSoto County

Tucked away east of Charlotte County where the majority of Gulf Coast homes are found within the community of Rotonda, Englewood is the county of deSoto. The county is named after the Spanish explorer Hernando deSoto; Hernando County also tak...
Viewed 3527 times since 1 September 2008.

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