We had just spent the most idyllic couple of hours strolling along the beach at the northern tip of Anna Maria Island. There were fine views across Tampa Bay to the Gulf resorts of Clearwater and Saint Petersburg, and over to our right the ex... Viewed 5179 times.
Cocoa Beach In between those wonderful, full days at the theme parks, although fabulous as they are, and they are, you might be tempted to take a day off and have a great day and just chill. A great way to do this is to escape to Cocoa Beach. ... Viewed 4338 times.
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 4127 times.
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 3898 times.
We were waiting for the Illuminations firework display to begin in Epcot when we engaged in conversation with an middle aged American couple who had driven up for the day from their home in Bradenton, Florida. We had skirted close to their ho... Viewed 4339 times.
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 4099 times.
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 4030 times.
The Museum of Science and Industry is located in East Fowler Avenue in North Tampa. Tampa is on Florida' s Gulf Coast. As well as being the largest science center in America you can also enjoy a planetarium a butterfly garden a 3. D. theatre ... Viewed 4787 times.
Cocoa Beach In between those wonderful, full days at the theme parks, although fabulous as they are, and they are, you might be tempted to take a day off and have a great day and just chill. A great way to do this is to escape to Cocoa Beach. ... Viewed 4701 times.
On our most recent visit to the villa we decided to take a trip down to the Keys. We wanted to share with you some of the interesting things we did and the best places we ate in. You may wish to take a visit too. . . . . .
We drove do... Viewed 5250 times.
The Mennello Museum of Modern Art is situated in Orlando in a truly stunning location on a lake in Lock Haven Park. THe cornerstone of this museum is works by Earl Cunningham. Earl was born in 1893 in Booth Bay Harbour. At the pitifully age o... Viewed 4459 times.
The Salvadore Dali museum is located on third street in St Petersburg. Quite soon, the location will close but more of that later. Dali was born in 1904 in the Spanish town of Figueres. He was born into a well to do family who had a second ho... Viewed 5643 times.
The Selby Memorial Gardens are situated in Sarasota on the Gulf Coast of Florida. The story of these stunning gardens starts with the marriage of Bill and Marie Selby. Bill had long ago fallen in love with Sarasota and fortunately his bride s... Viewed 4184 times.
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 4245 times.
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 4647 times.
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 4229 times.
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 5228 times.
One cloudy day we decided to go to Treasure Island to see the “Bands on the Sands” festival they were having followed by a meal at Sloppy Joes which is on the beach. There a path along the beach that we strolled along stopping first at the Ti... Viewed 5183 times.
On US-27, four and a half miles North of 192, is Showcase of Citrus. This is a family owned citrus grove and so much more. With over 2, 500 acres of working citrus groves and cattle ranch, it is an amazing place to explore and so much more from what ... Viewed 5905 times.
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 5600 times.
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