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Mount Dora - A Great Day Out
Mount Dora is a quaint litle town which is less than one hour's drive from the Orlando/Kissimmee area, heading north. If you are looking for something 'different' to do and want a change from the theme parks and usual tourist attractio...
Viewed 4557 times since 1 September 2008.

Biscayne National Park
Florida is home to three National Parks, maybe not as well known globally as say Yellowstone, Yosemite or the Grand Canyon National Parks, but they certainly possess their own natural beauty. Probably the best known of the Florida National Pa...
Viewed 5477 times since 1 September 2008.

Red Lobster Restaurant
Red Lobster - what a lovely restaurant. The atmosphere and ambiance is good and the staff at the one we went to were very friendly and helpful. Not only were they able to discuss the menu in detail, but they were also able to explain recipes and cook...
Viewed 4392 times since 28 November 2008.

Rodeos and Bull-riding - Arcadia
Arcadia is a small town of some 6, 000 residents which has had a tradition of raising money for local charities through rodeos since 1928. Arcadia, an hour’s drive from the Gulf Coast can be reached from several junctions on the I-75. The Rodeo Stadi...
Viewed 6416 times since 12 July 2009.

Belgium - Cities of Bruges, Antwerp and Ghent
With its mixed cultural communities and colourful history of political division, perhaps it should not surprise us that a closer look at quiet, unassuming Belgium reveals an impact of European and global art and culture of remarkable proportions. The...
Viewed 330 times since 14 May 2019.

Labadee – Royal Caribbean’s Private Island Paradise.
Over 30 years ago the first ‘private’ island was developed by Norwegian Cruise Lines, and this was a totally new concept – that of an exclusive paradise island retreat for the use of its passengers. Since then all the major cruise lines in the Caribb...
Viewed 4971 times since 18 October 2010.

Hialeah to Gainseville: what's in a name?
And here are some more of the origin of Florida place names Lets start with Hialeah in Hillsborough County. Again this has its origins in Muskogee and it translates thus; haiyakpo is a prairie and hili means pretty so there we are, pretty ...
Viewed 2239 times since 7 January 2012.

Epcot World Showcase - France
Zoom across the Atlantic and wander through the quaint cobblestone streets of Paris set in the 1870 to 1910 ' La Belle Epoque' era, or ' the beautiful time' , as it is known in English. The replica of the Eiffel Tower in the distance is roughly...
Viewed 4996 times since 22 January 2011.

Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge
A drive to the Merritt Island Wildlife Refuge will give the visitor a taste of what Florida was like before any development took place. The area became protected due partly to the great abundance and divergence of birds and animals that have made it ...
Viewed 3923 times since 1 September 2008.

SFB or MCO?
Sanford Airport is M. C. O. s younger, plainer sister but is well known to all those Brits that take charter flights. The main carrier using this airport are Allegiant Air and they are a budget airline that travel from 30 other domestic c...
Viewed 4639 times since 3 October 2011.

Short Cuts to Disney from US27
Whilst there are lots of places to stay around the Disney area, each development has it's own charm. It really doesn't make that much difference whether you stay west or east. All the areas are within easy driving distances from the main attractio...
Viewed 5543 times since 1 September 2008.

Disney World through the eyes of a two year old boy - Part 1
This year we had the great delight of taking our two year old Grandson to Disney World for the first time. He is actually 2years and 10 months – the exact same age his mother was at her first trip. Seeing Disney through his eyes is utterly magic, eve...
Viewed 2657 times since 23 December 2013.

Golf in Florida part 4
Falcons Fire Golf Club is where it all comes together! The designers have combined a resort style atmosphere with a links style course in a great location only minutes from the airport and central Florida attractions. The signature 13th hole (394 yar...
Viewed 5142 times since 7 February 2010.

Clearwater in a Day
As we were staying here for longer than usual this time, we thought we would spread our wings a bit and head for Clearwater for the day. With this is mind, we said we would leave our villa at 9. 30 latest and head for the beach. Finally at 11...
Viewed 4562 times since 1 September 2008.

Lake Atitlán - Part 1
Lake Atitlán has become one of the new places to go for the traveller that wants to do something different. It’s located about 50 west of Guatemala City and can be most easily reached by flying with Iberia from London Heathrow-Guatemala City via Madr...
Viewed 420 times since 11 April 2019.

A trip to Daytona and the Speedway track
A trip to Daytona Beach and the speedway circuit is always a great day out. If you a motor enthusiast and also like a bit of culture then I can recommend the following places to visit. Firstly Daytona Beach is a great place to start, here you can dri...
Viewed 5524 times since 4 January 2009.

My Floriday holiday diary day 4
Day 4 Another lovely sunny and warm day! We had breakfast on the pool deck watching the amazing sunrise over the lake (we were up early, still in the British time zone) and told the girls we were going to see the animals at Dis...
Viewed 3322 times since 9 September 2012.

Typhoon Lagoon Refurbished Part 4
After our visit to Shark Reef the girls and Grandad decided they wanted to go to the Wave Pool. At the very edge of this little ones with their parents can paddle but of course the girls wanted to spend time further in bobbing about in the waves and ...
Viewed 3348 times since 12 April 2011.

Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens
If you are ever in the West Palm Beach area of Florida and feel the need for a cultural ‘fix’ then a visit to the Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens is highly recommended. Ann Norton lived from 1905 to 1982 and was the second wife of Ralph Hubbard ...
Viewed 4642 times since 1 September 2008.

Culture in St. Pete’s
If visitors to Florida have heard of St Pete’s, or to give the city it full title ‘St Petersburg’, then the majority of them will probably associate the city with wonderful sandy beaches which are located about 10 miles southwest of ‘downtown’ at the...
Viewed 4060 times since 1 September 2008.

Alligator Farm - St Augustine
On our last day in St Augustine before we headed back to Orlando and Disney we decided to pay a visit to the Alligator Farm as other guests staying at our hotel had visited it the previous day and recommended that we go. The St. Augustine All...
Viewed 3808 times since 12 January 2010.

Alternative Shopping for Golfers
When your partner doesn’t play golf and you do, and you are in the wonderful world of Orlando, Florida…. how do you get to satisfy both peoples’ need to go shopping without boring each other? Mile 75 on the I4 houses the answer. A fantastic, ...
Viewed 4126 times since 1 December 2008.

Lake Louisa State Park
Searching for some real Florida countryside and wildlife, we made the short drive from our lovely villa on Highlands Reserve to Lake Louisa, just off the H27 and a short drive from Orlando. We had my disabled father with us and he remembered a visit ...
Viewed 3333 times since 7 September 2012.

South Beach Miami - Art Deco Area
If you fancy seeing a bit more of Florida during your stay why not take a trip to Miami. Miami is around 4 hours' drive from the Orlando area and so it is worth staying over night or even two nights to enable you to have a good look around. <...
Viewed 4058 times since 28 September 2009.

Windsor - Part 1
Just like the Royal family itself Windsor exudes pageantry but has also taken on many of the facets of modern Britain. The riverside town is a real mix of designer shops, quaint tea shops plus many of the usual chains, then it surrounded by a sprawli...
Viewed 476 times since 11 February 2019.

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