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Christmas in Celebration

Large numbers of tourists travel to Florida for the Christmas vacation, or simply “The Holidays” as it is affectionately known by our US neighbours, and whilst they are unlikely to be expecting the traditional Christmas, one or two may exhibit a few ...
Viewed 3004 times since 8 January 2011.

The Villages Golf Carts

We were looking for somewhere new to spend the late afternoon on what had been, and still was, a glorious Florida spring day. We didn’t want to drive too far from our base on US27 near Clermont but as we had already been to Bok Gardens, Mount Dora an...
Viewed 3036 times since 7 January 2011.

Things to do at Clearwater (3)

If you visit Clearwater on the Gulf Coast you will be amazed at the amount of things to do. Clearwater is about an hour and a half drive from Orlando along the I4. When we initially go to new places we always call in first at the Visitor Information ...
Viewed 2123 times since 7 January 2011.

Visit St Armands Circle Sarasota

We have on several occasions when we visited the Gulf Coast had a couple of nights stay in a small motel at Siesta Key in Sarasota. This really is a relaxing part of Sarasota away from the bustle of the town itself. Whist we are there we ...
Viewed 2321 times since 7 January 2011.

The Villages Florida

Having visited the town of Celebration on our holidays to Orlando and always enjoyed the laid back feel of the place we were looking for somewhere similar when we happened to hear about The Villages Florida. So on our very next holiday we made plans ...
Viewed 2634 times since 6 January 2011.

Lake County Festivals

If you have been a frequent visitor to Florida you probably look around for something new to do when you go. May I suggest you think about the Festivals that take place all over. I know that other counties have their own but I am just going to cover ...
Viewed 2028 times since 4 January 2011.

The Miami Bus Tour

Whenever wherever we are on holiday our favourite way of initially exploring any city is to do the bus tour to see what the city has to offer. We then either hop on hop off the bus tour to visit some of the places on the initial tour or plan the rema...
Viewed 2230 times since 29 December 2010.

The Marine Discovery Centre.

The Marine Discovery Centre is located at New Smyrna Beach and is dedicated to the presevation and restoration of The Indian River Lagoon Estuary. This would take you something over an hour from your resorts area villa and makes a welcome contrast to...
Viewed 2201 times since 19 December 2010.

Beaches at Fort de Soto

We recently spent a fantastic day at the amazing beaches of Fort de Soto. Situated on Florida’s stunning west coast this island is close to Tampa and Clearwater and only takes about 90 minutes to drive to from the Disney area. Fort de Sota is...
Viewed 2928 times since 29 November 2010.

St Augustine Lighthouse and Museum

We went to the Lighthouse and Museum on the recommendation of some other guests at our hotel when we visited St Augustine. They told us to allow at least an hour to tour the site and climb the tower, as the latter was one hundred and sixty feet high ...
Viewed 2417 times since 11 October 2010.

Cruising – Jamaica, Part 1 Martha Brae River Rafting

Jamaica is one of our favourite islands in the Caribbean, perhaps because it was one of the islands we visited on our very first cruise with the children, so it has a certain magic about it. Although we love Florida, and Orlando in particular, we enj...
Viewed 2190 times since 11 October 2010.

Anastasia State Park and Fort Mose Historic State Park

While the State of Florida has three National Parks, the best known being The Everglades National Park, plus the Biscayne National Park and the Dry Tortugas National Park it has no less than 160 State Parks which spread over 700, 000 acres of land. <...
Viewed 2325 times since 19 September 2010.

The Ormond Art Gallery and Gardens.

The Ormond Art Museum and gardens have the double benefit of an interesting gallery to look at and a beautiful garden to view. For 64 years this museum has been dedicated to the work of artists connected to the two World Wars. It all ...
Viewed 2095 times since 23 July 2010.

Ice at Gaylord Palms

Every Christmas time for the last few years there has been a spectacular event held at Gaylord Palms, called Ice. This features spectacular ice sculptures and lasts around 7 weeks; this year (2010) it runs from november to after Christmas. Viewed 2584 times since 26 February 2010.

Gatorland in Florida

Gatorland, on South Orange Blossom Trail, is ideal for a half day outing, although you can take longer and stay all day. It makes a great break from the busy, big theme parks. The huge, gaping gator jaws with big white teeth make an unmistakable entr...
Viewed 2725 times since 16 February 2010.

A wonderful city by the Sea called St Augustine

Somewhere very different in Florida when you’re staying in Orlando and just over 1. 5 hours drive is a place called St Augustine. I can fully recommend visiting St Augustine. This city is the The Nation' s Oldest City was founded in 1565. St. Augusti...
Viewed 2449 times since 7 February 2010.

ICE 2010

Each year Gaylord Palms Hotel and Convention Centre hosts “ICE” as part of their Christmas programme and it is really worth seeing. This is the second time that we have been and most of the display was completely new to us so it was well worth it. Viewed 2796 times since 17 January 2010.

Mallory Square - Key West

Several years ago we decided to go down the Florida Keys and stay at Key West for a couple of nights. There is a fabulous laid back atmosphere here and fun to be had in Mallory Square day or night, spring, summer, autumn or winter you will find there...
Viewed 3274 times since 12 January 2010.

The Old Jail and St Augustine History Museum

If you get time to visit St Augustine, and I strongly recommend that you do, it is possible to go for a day with a very early start and a late return to Orlando. However to see everything and explore this beautiful city it is good if you can stay at ...
Viewed 2909 times since 9 January 2010.

Key West Narrated Trolley Bus Tour

For our visit to Key West a few years ago my Father did a lot of the planning. We stayed at Fort Lauderdale for a night before going on our journey down the Keys. Because it appeared to be a long drive we decided to stay overnight half way down the K...
Viewed 2519 times since 9 January 2010.

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