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The Lightner Museum

No visit to St Augustine is complete without going to the Lightner Museum which is located in the historic downtown. It is 20 minutes from I-95, one hour from Jacksonville and Daytona Beach, and two hours from Disney World, Epcot Center and Cape Cana...
Viewed 2619 times since 9 January 2010.

San Sebastion Winery - St Augustine

We first saw San Sebastian Winery on a trolley bus tour on our first trip to StAugustine. From the outside it does not look very inspiring but friends of ours who had visited it the previous year urged us to try a visit to it. Unlike much of ...
Viewed 2241 times since 9 January 2010.

Celebration - A Brief Guide

One of our favourite places to visit, apart from the numerous theme parks in and around Orlando, is called Celebration. Celebration is a little town just south of the US 192 adjacent to Interstate 4. One of the best ways of finding it, if you have ne...
Viewed 2696 times since 5 January 2010.

Christmas at St Augustine

Next time you visit Orlando at Christmas why not take a trip across to St Augustine, the oldest city in Florida, which is steeped in history? However, at Christmas St Augustine is even more attractive as it sparkles with over two million bulbs. Each ...
Viewed 2419 times since 4 January 2010.

The Bishop Planetarium

We had taken up a suggestion from an American couple we had met a week or so earlier to visit their hometown of Bradenton which is situated on the Gulf of Mexico just south of the city of Tampa. Out intention had been to head for the beaches ...
Viewed 5184 times since 3 January 2010.

The new Town Center at Cagan's Crossing

When we visit our villa in Orlando we always enjoy a trip to Town Center at Cagan’s Crossing, which is two minutes away, just opposite the fantastic SuperWarlmart on Highway 27, north of the junction with the 192. This pretty development is continuin...
Viewed 4845 times since 2 January 2010.

Bock the Manatee

Manatees are wonderful, gentle creatures, often called sea cows, which inhabit the waters around Florida. If you are fortunate enough to visit Orlando in the winter season you can visit these lovely animals at Blue Springs, where they over-winter in ...
Viewed 2132 times since 31 December 2009.

Annual Events at Celebration

If you have never been to Celebration it really is a Must Do on any Disney holiday even if it is just to stroll around the shops or sit and relax in a rocking chair around the lake. It is situated on the 192 about 4 miles before you reach the 27. Viewed 2627 times since 31 December 2009.

Lakeridge Winery Tour

If you enjoy wine and are interested in local wines then a trip to Lakeridge Winery is a very pleasant and informative half day excursion. You will find it by travelling up the SR27 north of Clermont and it is on the left hand side of the roa...
Viewed 2257 times since 28 December 2009.

Key West - The Trolley Tour

Whenever we visit a town or city for the first time as tourist we usually take the bus tour to get to know the local area. Our visit to Key West was no exception - we took the Key West Hop on Hop off Trolley Tour. This tour is as its name suggests, a...
Viewed 3035 times since 7 November 2009.

Waccasaasa Bay

Waccasaasa Bay Preserve State Park is situated in Cedar Key beween Yankee Town and Cedar Key on the Gulf Coast of Florida. You can trace the history of this park back to the Native American and there are artefacts found here that prove that t...
Viewed 2171 times since 6 October 2009.

Daytona Beach -supercharged speed

Daytona Beach is the home to wonderful stretches of sand, backed in parts by 50’s pop culture attractions. However, it is probably associated in most people’s minds with supercharged speed. Daytona’s is still host to one of the last Atlantic ...
Viewed 2204 times since 18 August 2009.

Orlando’s Lesser Known Attractions – Part III

Nobody can deny that it is the lure of the big name theme parks, Universal Studios, Magic Kingdom, Sea World and the like, that attracts the vast majority of visitors to the Orlando area. However, the region could not survive on just these few, albei...
Viewed 3525 times since 18 August 2009.

Orlando’s Lesser Known Attractions - Part II

While the big names, Walt Disney World, Universal Studios, Islands of Adventure and Sea World, are the main crowd pullers to the Orlando Metropolitan area, there are also a great many smaller attractions that are well worth a visit if you are holiday...
Viewed 2530 times since 1 August 2009.

Kanapaha Botanic Gardens – West Side

Kanapaha Botanical Gardens is situated just to the west of Gainesville a few miles from the intersection of the I75 and US24. After travelling west on SW Archer Road for two miles take a right into SW58th Drive to reach the gardens parking lot. <...
Viewed 2174 times since 1 August 2009.

Kanapaha Botanic Gardens – East Side

In a previous article we spent some time exploring the trails to the west of the picnic area. However, time permitting, there is still much more to see and do. Picking up the trail to the east of the picnic area takes the visitor to the Cycad...
Viewed 2120 times since 1 August 2009.

Orlando’s Lesser Known Attractions – Part I

Anybody contemplating a holiday in Central Florida, or more specifically – Orlando, will be more than familiar with the big name attractions that draw millions of visitors to the area every year. Walt Disney World, Universal Studios, Islands of Adven...
Viewed 2707 times since 1 August 2009.

Dr Phillips Cinedome - Orlando Science Center

Florida boasts a wonderful sunny climate and a host of outdoor activities from golf to the theme parks and everything in between. However, it has to be said that there is the odd occasion when the weather may be a little inclement and a game ...
Viewed 2456 times since 1 August 2009.

Orlando Science Center – Exhibition Halls

Centrally placed at 777 East Princeton Street just north of downtown Orlando, the Science Center’s vast exhibition halls provide a dazzling selection of interactive and hands-on experiences for all ages. At the time of our visit TechWorks pro...
Viewed 2253 times since 1 August 2009.

Naples – Florida

Naples sits on the Gulf Coast of Florida, is roughly due west of Fort Lauderdale and is the most southerly town of any size on the Gulf Coast mainland. It is considered by many to be the Gulf Coast’s answer to Palm Beach, but not as ‘snobby’! If you ...
Viewed 2640 times since 1 August 2009.

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