On Day 3 we decided to travel about 55 miles south to Islamorada, a group of islands close to the continent’s only corral barrier reef. It is the second major island region of the super scenic Florida Keys. Renowned for its sportfishing and d... Viewed 4231 times.
On our second day in Miami we elected to visit the Miami Seaquarium. It shows off the area’s most family friendly assets; sunshine and aquatic life. The Main Reef Aquarium is a 750, 000 gallon saltwater tank filled with plenty of varieties of colourf... Viewed 4043 times.
Continuing on your walking tour go to see the Colonial workers at the reconstructed Colonial Spanish Quarter (the entrance is via the Triay House at 29 St. George St) go about their work as if it’s just another day in the mid 18th century. Clad in pe... Viewed 4159 times.
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 4710 times.
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 4088 times.
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 4533 times.
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 3606 times.
On the 24th October 2003 between 4. 01p. m. and 4. 05p. m. three Concorde flights landed to great fanfare at Heathrow Airport in London. These were the final flights of this fantastic aircraft, two being round-trips for VIPs and the third, a schedule... Viewed 4514 times.
No trip to Florida should end without a visit to the Kennedy Space Center. When you are so close it would be criminal not to visit the most historic place in America – from where all the space missions leave. It is situated about 60 minutes drive fro... Viewed 4901 times.
Many of you who do decide to venture away from the theme parks probably head the beaches of Daytona or Clearwater Let me let you into our little secret - its called Anna Maria Island, Its about 3 hours south of Kissimmee heading towards Tampa.... Viewed 4668 times.
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 4404 times.
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 3959 times.
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 6736 times.
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 6996 times.
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 3628 times.
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 4624 times.
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 3654 times.
If you drive from Davenport to Miami on US highway 27, look to the left as you approach the town of Lake Wales. On the distant ridge – the highest hill in the peninsula of Florida - you will see a prominent tower, known as Bok Tower. Surrounding the ... Viewed 5073 times.
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 4942 times.
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 3665 times.
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