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An Introduction to the Space Coast

This is not an area that immediately springs to mind when visiting the Orlando area yet it is only 35 miles away on the Atlantic coast. Thousands upon thousands of tourist get within touching distance as they drive out to the Kennedy Space Center att...
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Crystal River

Crystal River – Visit the Manatees Looking for something a little different, we decided to take a drive up to Crystal River to see the manatees. The drive took around 1 hour 40 minutes from the Davenport area and once we reached Crysta...
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Lakeridge Vineyard

About 30 miles north of the 192 junction on Highway 27, sits the Lakeridge Vineyard. Supposedly set on the only hill in the region (1) we just happened to stumble upon this delightful little vineyard whilst driving along the highway on the way to Cle...
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Kelly Park (2)

We spent a very pleasant morning at Kelly Park on our recent trip to Florida. Something a little different and a brilliant way to have a good time without spending a fortune. This 248-acre Orange County park is built around one of the Apopka ...
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Florida’s Natural History

The Florida I fell in love with in the 1970’s, when I first visited with my parents, was not the one of theme parks or even the expanse of white sandy beaches. It was away from the commercial, sophisticated areas… the waterways of Florida. Many visit...
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Springs of Central Florida

For those of you that love swimming and maybe also want a picnic in a secluded shady spot, don’t like sand in everything and find the Water Parks of Orlando too noisy, then a visit to one of Central Florida’s many natural springs may be the ideal alt...
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Devil's Millhopper State Geological Site

Although we have visited Florida on several occasions we had never really ventured further than the Orlando Metropolitan area, the Gulf Coast and the Kennedy Space Center. So on our last trip we decided to take a few days out to explore new territory...
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Winter Park Scenic Boat Tour

If you are looking for something a little more laid back than the usual hustle and bustle of the shopping malls and theme parks of central Florida for your next trip to the Orlando area then you might want to add The Winter Park Scenic Boat Tour to y...
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Rural drive to Lake Minneola

A trip to Lake Minneola offers a pleasant drive where you are never more than twelve miles from the hustle and bustle of US192. There really are “back lanes” in Florida and they do make a welcome change to the three or four lane highways that...
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Sarasota and her Islands

Apart from the mainland part of Sarasota on the coast of the Gulf of Mexico the community has several islands. Lido Key and St. Armands – just over the Ringling Bridge from downtown Sarasota will take you across Bird Key to Lido Key and St. A...
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Winter Park-3

Winter Park is one of those places that we intended to visit every time we were in Orlando but it never quite made it to the top of the list – until this year. Having visited a nearby store for furniture for our villa, we decided to drive on to Winte...
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A brief taster of Cape Canaveral

We first visited the Kennedy Space Center back in 1981, so I guess it was about time we prised ourselves away from Walt Disney World and the other Orlando attractions for a trip east towards to Atlantic coast. The Kennedy Space Center occupie...
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Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary

Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary is located northeast of Naples, Florida. Whilst visiting J. N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge on Sanibel Island, during our recent tour of Florida, the Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary was recommended to us. As we were hea...
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The wild side of Florida

One of the nicest things when you visit Florida is being able to see the different wildlife. I know most people just go to see “ The mouse “ but there is much more to Florida than just the theme parks. Here are a few examples of things you might come...
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Old Town at Kissimmee, Orlando

Old Town at Kissimmee Orlando is a fun place and well worth a visit on your vacation trip, with free parking and free admission too. You will find it off the 192 and it is very distinctive from a long way off by the two towering supports of the ride ...
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Fit in a visit to Celebration

Celebration is a small town situated just off the Highway 192, very close to the junction with the 417 and is well worth a visit. It may be an area that you will pass almost daily as you travel between your holiday villa and the parks. It is ...
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A Brief History of Miami - Part 3

A Brief History of Miami - Part 3 Miami Today From its humble beginnings, Miami has developed into a great city with a fine University, and many cultural and educational institutions. Glistening skyscrapers have appeared, and many more...
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A Brief History of Miami – Part 2

A Brief History of Miami – Part 2 The 20th Century and beyond. Despite many setbacks, which included the yellow fever epidemic in 1896, Miami continued to grow, and in 1906 the State of Florida embarked on an ambitious programme to dr...
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A Brief History of Miami - Part 1

A Brief History of Miami – Part 1 – The Early Days The word ‘Miami’ comes from the Seminole Indian for ‘big water’ and probably refers to the Miami River. The city is a melting pot of cultures, and a vibrant and colourful place to visit. Half ...
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FORT COOPER

Fort Cooper is situated in Old Floral City, 2 miles south of Inverness. It has 710 acres that blends a historical site with a beautiful lake and natural trails. I would say that it is reasonably disabled friendly with some good walkways. Duri...
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