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Fort Christmas – a touch of Pioneering Florida

If you’ve ever wondered what it was like to be a pioneer in the United States then take a visit to Fort Christmas. Way back on Christmas Day (hence the name) in 1837, 2000 US Army Soldiers and Alabama volunteers arrived to build a fort. Only 200 fort...
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Marie Selby Botanical Garden

If you are staying in the Sarasota area on the Gulf coast, it is described as number one by Florida Monthly readers and Country Living Gardener Magazine and is also number one in the top ten of ’ Must Do’ s in Sarasota’ by the Saras...
Viewed 3423 times since 1 September 2008.

NATURAL BRIDGE BATTLEFIELD

Natural Bridge Battlefield is situated off State Route 363, six miles east of Woodville on Natural Bridge Road. It is in Tallahassee. This is the site of one of the most heroic civil war battles in Florida. This took place in 1865 in early ma...
Viewed 3170 times since 1 September 2008.

Englewood Beach

Just minutes from Rotonda, the beaches of Englewood offer the best beaches we have seen during our Florida trips. First time visitors to the west coast meant that we would be spending time relaxing and soaking up some of the warm Florida sun. Viewed 3320 times since 1 September 2008.

The Greek Sponge Diving Town of Tarpon Springs

One interesting day out we had was to Tarpon Springs which is located on the coast about 20 miles north of Tampa. It is a Greek sponge diving town and really does have a Mediterranean flavour about it. Head for the Sponge Docks, park in any o...
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Experience a Shuttle Launch!

My secret ambition would have been to be an astronaut … one of my favourite films is Apollo 13. Having grown up as a young child watching Neil Armstrong land on the moon I guess my opportunity has long gone! ! ! But the Shuttle Launch Experience give...
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Pick your own citrus and taste the difference!

Imagine waking to another glorious sunny day in Florida, sipping some sweet fresh orange juice on your pool deck, and enjoying some ruby red grapefruit for breakfast that you have picked and chosen yourselves from the trees and groves – what a wonder...
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NASA Kennedy Space Centre

The NASA Kennedy space centre is located on the east coast of Florida near the World famous Cocoa Beach. The drive the space centre is around 1 hour from the centre of Orlando. Getting there could not be easier as the main freeway takes you directly ...
Viewed 3534 times since 1 September 2008.

Magical Mount Dora

Theme parks and excitement are what a holiday in Orlando is all about. But for many families, after a few days of the hustle and bustle of rides and parades, it’s time for a break. And where better than the sleepy town of Mount Dora? Mount Do...
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Historic Bok Sanctuary (2)

Tired of the hustle, bustle and noise of the theme parks? Why not try a peaceful half day at Historic Bok Sanctuary, home of the Bok Carillon Tower? The Sanctuary is off the 27. You turn left a few miles after the turn off for Cypress Gardens...
Viewed 2709 times since 1 September 2008.

Winter Garden Village

Keen shoppers should take a trip to the new Winter Garden Village, just a short drive from the Orlando tourist area. The journey should take 20 - 30 minutes depending on your starting point. To get there take the 429 western beltway from Inte...
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Great Florida Birding Trail.

While holidaying in Florida, you may have heard of the Great Birding Trail; well what is it you ask? It was inspired by the Texas Birding Trail which was a pioneer in this kind of work. Initially their trails covered just the coastline, but n...
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A HISTORY OF INDIAN KEY

We know that the island of Indian Key was occupied for many thousands of years by the Indians until the invasion by the Spanish in the times of Ponce De Leon. After then, very few Indians remained. De Leon discovered a quick exit route by wa...
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The Amazing Killfish!

If you saw a fish in a tree, what would be your reaction? Would you think you were going mad? or that you had one too many last night? Well, if you are in Florida, then show no surprise at all since The mangrove killifish (rivulus marmoratus ...
Viewed 3281 times since 1 September 2008.

Grayton Beach

Grayton Beach State Park is situated in Walton County, mid way between Destin and Panama City Beach. This is yet another of the Gulf Coasts gorgeous white sandy beaches, with the added extra of a lovely lake, rolling sea oat dunes and good walking tr...
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GEORGE CRADY FISHING PIER

George Crady Bridge fishing pier was named after a state representative of the same name who was a keen supporter of the State Parks department. This park is located in Jacksonville on the Nassau / Ouval border and crosses tha Nassau Sound. T...
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GASPARILLA ISLAND

Gasparilla Island State Park is in Lee County on Floridas south west (Gulf) coast. It is near Boca Grande and is one of the chain of Gulf Coast barrier islands. According to Folklore, it was so named after a pirate called Jose Gaspar, who was...
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HENDERSON BEACH (2)

Henderson Beach State Park is situated east of Destin on the U. S 98 in Floridas Pan Handle. This park is named after the Henderson family, who lived here til 1983 and they were so keen to see this area preseved and protected that they sold it to the...
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San Sebastian Winery – St Augustine

OK… so you’ve had a couple of days to enjoy the stunning architecture of St Augustine, together with its wonderful old buildings and Spanish fortifications. You’ve also had the opportunity to take one of the numerous trolley tours or ghost walks and ...
Viewed 3268 times since 1 September 2008.

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER

If you would like to take some time away from the theme parks of Orlando, an interesting alternative is Kennedy Space Center. Situated on Florida’s east coast, Kennedy Space Center is located about fifty minutes from Orlando’s theme parks. Viewed 3103 times since 1 September 2008.

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