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MIAMI STOPOVER
Our trip to Orlando this Easter had us flying in to Miami from Heathrow (via Milan – but that’s another story!) so we decided to book a hotel for one night before taking a leisurely drive to Orlando. We used Expedia to find a hotel in Miami fo...
Viewed 3777 times since 1 September 2008.

The Lakeland Derby
When traveling to the Gulf beaches from Orlando along the I4 you will see several signs for Lakeland. For many years we just thought of it as the place that sold plastic containers until a friend told us about the Lakeland Derby. Each Lak...
Viewed 2756 times since 7 January 2011.

Kentucky: a road trip through the state - Part 21
When master distiller Drew Kulsveen gets you to walk from the bright sunshine of a Kentucky day into the darkness of one of his storage barns, or rick houses as they are known locally, he asks a single question, “Can you smell that? ” ...
Viewed 1175 times since 5 March 2016.

Driving Through the Keys
If you have time, the drive down from Miami to Key West is one not to miss, particularly the crossing of Seven Mile Bridge, The Keys are home to the longest living coral reef in the western hemisphere, and there are more dive shops per square mile th...
Viewed 5866 times since 1 September 2008.

Sarasota - What to do there
Sarasota The Sarasota area was originally identified in the mid-1700s as Zara Zote. The area is south of Tampa and north of Fort Myers on the western coast of the Florida. Within Sarasota Bay is a group of barrier isla...
Viewed 1883 times since 15 June 2013.

Winter Park Part One
When our family was choosing places to visit before we went to Florida, I found whilst researching that there were many positive reviews for a place named Winter Park in Osceola. Intrigued, I did some further research and discovered that it was a bea...
Viewed 1352 times since 10 December 2014.

Edward Bok; his gift to the nation.
Bok Gardens is the most wonderful tourist attraction. It features wildlife gardens and bird sanctuary with a 60 bell Carillon tower. This is located in Lake Wales which is a fairly easy drive from your vacation villa and well worth a visit. <...
Viewed 2623 times since 3 October 2011.

Kentucky: A road trip through the state - Part 13
Kentucky – a road trip through the state:- part 13 If any of you reading this article have read any of my other ramblings about trips to U. S. cities you will know that one of the things we like to do walk around the old historic distr...
Viewed 1225 times since 18 January 2016.

Kentucky: a road trip through the state - Part 36
If you are in the Lexington area then Kentucky' s official ‘Craft Capital’ is only 40 miles south at Berea. Berea has a long standing tradition as a centre of craftsmanship and this earned it the designation by the Kentucky State Legislature. ...
Viewed 1203 times since 25 March 2016.

Bok Tower Gardens
On a recent trip to our villa on Highlands Reserve we wondered what we could do in Florida that was both child and Grandma friendly and wouldn' t bore the adults to death? We surfed the internet and found Bok Tower Gardens which appeared to fit the b...
Viewed 1615 times since 11 September 2014.

Wild Waters – Ocala
Situated just to the east of Ocala, Wild Waters sits adjacent to the more well known tourist attraction of Silver Springs and is a wonderful place for the whole family to cool off and escape the extremes of the hot Florida sunshine. Think of ...
Viewed 2751 times since 3 January 2010.

Disney Springs
Over the course of the last thirty years I have seen Walt Disney World change from a very large theme park, into a MASSIVE theme park covering over 25 square miles. My first trip to Downtown Disney in 1979 was just something to do on ...
Viewed 1394 times since 7 December 2015.

Everglades National Park :- The Practicalities of a Visit
Getting there: The park is on the southern tip of mainland Florida. The nearest airports are in Miami, 50 miles and Fort Lauderdale, 65 miles away from the park''s eastern entrance and in Fort Myers, 31 miles from the western entrance. If...
Viewed 4343 times since 1 September 2008.

Three of Florida’s Most Beautiful Beaches
Florida has some of the most beautiful and best beaches in the country. In a recent rating of the nation’s top 10 beaches, three of them are here in Florida, the Sunshine State. Off the Gulf Coast of Florida, roughly about two hours from Orla...
Viewed 7891 times since 1 September 2008.

Canada: Montmorency Falls, Parc de la Chute – Part 2
While the park is beautiful in summer it is in the winter that it becomes spectacular. In winter, the hiking trails are only accessible on foot or if you go deeper when you have on snowshoes. It is worth the effort to go for a walk to the park' s cov...
Viewed 1127 times since 5 June 2016.

Rotonda - Long Marsh Golf Club
On our first trip down to Rotonda we decided to try out the local golf. The closest of the four courses that comprise Rotonda Golf & Country Club is Long Marsh and the villa we are staying in is situated just off the 6th Green of White Ma...
Viewed 2673 times since 2 September 2010.

Halloween at Magic Kingdom.
So we all know that Universal proudly boasts that it holds the number one Halloween event (and it is perfectly true) But. . . . it is VERY scary; so what do you do if you have young children? Well. you head off to Disney of course. ...
Viewed 2208 times since 13 September 2012.

Premium Outlets at Lake Buena Vista
If you like a bargain you can do very well at the Premium Outlets, in Lake Buena Vista. This is very near the main entrance to Walt Disney World. The address is Vineland Avenue and it is a designer factory outlet which has all the designer goods at g...
Viewed 4359 times since 30 January 2011.

Whats new in cruise ships? Part 1
For those of us who are lucky enough to be able to combine a trip to the excitement of Orlando with a Caribbean cruise, there is good news about the cruise industry. The building boom is continuing, and between 2010 and 2014, numerous large cruise li...
Viewed 3029 times since 11 October 2010.

Kelly Park, Rock Springs, Apopka
Central Florida is home to many beautiful clear spring parks. Kelly Park, Rock Springs Apopka is just one of these and not too far from the Orlando vacation homes. Kelly Park is in Apopka, Orange County north of Orlando. It’s around 250 acres...
Viewed 3705 times since 2 January 2009.

A Guide to Downtown Disney
Whenever we visit Orlando we always like to pay a visit to Downtown Disney, not only for the shopping, but also to enjoy a meal at one of the many restaurants there. Downtown Disney itself is divided into three parts Downtown Disney West Side, Downto...
Viewed 2999 times since 6 January 2011.

Blue Springs
Just north of Orlando at Orange City (Junction 114 on the I4) is a little piece of unspoiled Florida that delights under the name of Blue Springs. Here there is no huge entrance charge, (just $5 per car), no parades, no characters just peace, tranqui...
Viewed 3754 times since 1 September 2008.

Lake Louisa State Park
If you are looking for a little bit of peace and tranquillity away from the hustle and bustle of US192 and the theme parks then a couple of hours at Lake Louisa State Park should do the trick. Located on US27 just seven miles north of US192 L...
Viewed 3841 times since 1 September 2008.

Shops and Restaurants at Premium Outlets part 6
Many people do buy extra suitcases but because we have our own villa we are fortunate enough to be able to leave the majority of our holiday clothes there so can afford to fly out with nearly empty suitcases. However if you do feel you might need to ...
Viewed 2476 times since 6 May 2012.

The Interstate 95 Express in Miami
The Interstate 95 is a fast and very busy road, which connects Fort Lauderdale to Miami. When travelling from Orlando, via the Turnpike, to Miami Airport it is the road which joins the Turnpike. During peak hours it can become grid-locked, so a new E...
Viewed 2787 times since 11 October 2011.

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