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Treasure Island Beach

Treasure Island is one of the many beaches along the Gulf Coast which has beautiful white sand that stretches for miles. All the beaches along the coast are amazing and so worth a visit, even for a day. Located not far from St Petersb...
Viewed 269 times since 12 March 2018.

Tarpon Springs

We discovered Tarpon Springs last year after some friends recommended it, We wanted to discover new places in Florida so we gave it a go and have to say we were not disappointed at all. The main town you would think you were in Greece...
Viewed 278 times since 3 February 2018.

MIami

There are some amazing places to visit in Florida. Most people head for the hustle and bustle of Disney and Orlando area, but around 4 hours drive from Orlando is Miami and its amazing art deco area and World famous beaches. If flying...
Viewed 1316 times since 8 July 2015.

Highlights of our Florida holidays.

A Florida holiday is always wonderful. Every minute filled with joy and pleasure. However, some moments stand out for us and for you also. I am sure. Of course, the first time is always dusted with a little extra magic; we were awe struck with the ri...
Viewed 1294 times since 3 May 2013.

Old Town - Kissimmee

Old Town Kissimmee is a rather an unusual place. It used to be a celebration of all that was good about the USA in the past. It now is just a place for people to browse, eat and shop. It is laid out as a couple of cobbled streets but is not accessibl...
Viewed 3715 times since 25 November 2012.

Tours of Gasparilla Inn, Boca Grande.

While staying on the Gulf Coast you may like to visit the old historic Gasparilla Inn, Boca Grande (‘The Inn’ as it is known by locals) which celebrates 100 years in 2013. It is only a short drive from Rotonda West and midway between Fort Myers and S...
Viewed 2596 times since 14 November 2012.

The New Dali Museum

The New Dali Museum The new Dali museum in St Petersburg opened at the beginning of 2011 so when we visited during the Christmas holidays that same year we should have expected exactly what we encountered…. lines longer than those for Soar...
Viewed 2285 times since 15 March 2012.

The Aquatic Preserves of Charlotte Harbour

In 1975 Florida decided to protect the coastal and inland waters for all future generations to enjoy and also to preserve a unique biological and scientific area. The Aquatic Preserves Act of 1975 came into being and this ensured submerged lands whic...
Viewed 1993 times since 19 February 2012.

Chalet Suzanne - Lake Wales

Driving south along the U. S. Highway 27 in the Lake Wales area, I noticed a sign at the side of the road advertising Chalet Suzanne. Having nothing better to do and out of curiosity, we decided to investigate. Leaving Hwy 27, we drove down...
Viewed 2386 times since 30 January 2012.

The Museum of Discovery and Science.

Fort Lauderdale is about 3 hours away from your vacation villa and is well worth a visit. If you have children, then you should definitely make time to visit is The Museum of Discovery and Science. This museum is divided into ...
Viewed 1843 times since 7 January 2012.

K'nex display in Fort Lauderdale

Are you in Florida before the 6th of may 2012? you are? that is great, I have a wonderful temporary display to tell you about. This is a K' nex exhibition (you know what they are, those pesky bits of building pieces that you pull out of t...
Viewed 1820 times since 7 January 2012.

Market Place Downtown Disney - Part 3

Having told you about the wonderful, shopping and dining in Market Place Downtown Disney, I will now tell you about the attractions there. There is the cutest little miniature train for the tiny people up to the age of about 8 called, Rio...
Viewed 2406 times since 4 November 2011.

Market Place Downtown Disney - Part 2

When you have exhausted the shopping, it may be time for lunch. There are many novelty restaurants in Market Place. One I mentioned in Part 1 of this article is the Earl of Sandwich. As the name suggests they sell sandwiches (and salads) but these ar...
Viewed 2041 times since 4 November 2011.

Market Place Downtown Disney - Part 1

When you wake up on your first morning in Orlando, a good way to immerse yourself gently into the spirit of Disney is with a visit to Market Place in Downtown Disney. Here you will get the feel of what you are about to experience when you do your fir...
Viewed 2163 times since 4 November 2011.

Snook Haven, Venice

For visitors to the Gulf Coast, something really unique is a visit to Snook Haven which really is a trip back into ‘old’ Florida. Although the official address is Venice, it is only a few minutes from junction 191 on the I-75 and only 20 minutes driv...
Viewed 3362 times since 4 June 2011.

Christmas at Christmas

Christmas at Christmas Some of the family were at the villa in Florida; Christmas was looming and we wanted to contact friends and family back home . We decided that we would visit the small township of Christmas in order to secure its uni...
Viewed 3228 times since 18 March 2011.

Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, Sarasota.

If you are planning a trip to Sarasota, there is far more than shops and beaches for you to see. You need to make time and include a trip to the beautiful Marie Selby Botanical Gardens. Marie Selby Botanical Gardens is a respected world c...
Viewed 2465 times since 5 March 2011.

Sanibel/Captiva Beaches

If you want a really relaxing time on the beach and a few days away form Orlando head to Sanibel and Captive Islands. Here you can enjoy 5 miles of unspoiled beaches, 22 miles of bike paths, good fishing, many types of birds and of course its famous ...
Viewed 2790 times since 8 February 2011.

Vero Beach

The first year we went to Florida we stayed for one week at Palm Beach. Whilst there we went to the Vero Beach area for the day as it was not too far away. My parents were quite tired this day so they decided just to stay on the beach whilst we explo...
Viewed 2516 times since 6 February 2011.

Enjoying Key West

You can travel to Key West by Road, Sea or Air and when you get there you will find it a city of fascinating contrasts. In fact after a few days there you may find yourself wanting to stay far away from the hassles of everyday life forever! <...
Viewed 2393 times since 3 February 2011.

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