A visit to Kissimmee Old Town is a must. The entertainment and rides are ideal for the whole family especially for the kids. For the very brave the human slingshot that catapults you up to 365 feet into the sky is probably the most scary ride to go o... Viewed 4432 times.
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 3929 times.
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 5331 times.
Staying in a villa near to Disney World Orlando and surrounding areas is less expensive than most people think. These days it’s not considered to be a once in a life time holiday, more and more families go there on a regular basis because there is so... Viewed 5411 times.
Venice in Sarasota County Venice, a city of 21, 000 population, is often a forgotten gem on the Gulf Coast, south of Sarasota and long before you reach the mighty Palm City of Fort Myers. In many ways Venice is more reminiscent of a Br... Viewed 4192 times.
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 4332 times.
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 3848 times.
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 3996 times.
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 4531 times.
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 4205 times.
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 3956 times.
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 4465 times.
Everybody knows that you generally “get what you pay for” but this is not always the case, especially in Orlando. If you are like me, then you will love a bargain and if the bargain is not going to cost you a single dime………. well that’s even better! ... Viewed 4392 times.
There are a number of excellent wineries dotted around Central Florida most notably San Sebastian in St Augustine and Lakeridge in the rolling hills just outside Clermont near Orlando. However, in Winter Garden there is something very differe... Viewed 4299 times.
Winter Park is generally regarded as Central Florida’s culture capital with its quaint brick streets and European like town center, luscious gardens, sparkling lakes and wonderful estates. However it’s the museums, cultural events, shops and restaura... Viewed 3922 times.
Vera who? is the response I expect most Brits to come out with-unless of course you are an afficionado like I am in which case I am preaching to the converted. However for those of you non-americans who have yet to sample the delights of a 'V... Viewed 9596 times.
If you’re looking for a change of pace from the usual Florida attractions, the Orlando Museum of Art will offer you a culturally stimulating experience! The museum is made up of 7 galleries with temporary exhibits as well as permanent collections. Viewed 5252 times.
If you love animals and you want somewhere to go for just a half a day, give Gatorland ago located on US 441, South Orange Blossom Trail, near the Orland/Kissimmee border, the entire family found it an amazing place. We arrived at the park ar... Viewed 5810 times.
Historic Bok Sanctuary is described in their leaflet as “A Remarkable Experience that Will Elevate Your Mind and Spirit” and I think that this sums it up perfectly. Situated in Lake Wales, easily reached from the theme parks and attractions of Orland... Viewed 5417 times.
One of our most favourite places to visit whilst in Florida and always at the top of our list is the magical small dreamy town of Celebration. Conceived as an ideal small town by Walt Disney and completed in 1996 it is a real fairytale come true kind... Viewed 5417 times.
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